Playlist 25.10.2021

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Playlist 25.10.2021

On this week's programme:

Guitarist and producer, Justin Adams, joins forces with the leader of Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, Mauro Durante.

Berlin label Habibi Funk has issued a new collection of archive material from the Arab world.

Omar Khorshid, Egyptian guitarist, accompanied many of the greats of Arabic music in the 1970s.

Juçara Marçal, vocalist with Metá Metá, has a powerful new solo album, while Thiago França, saxophonist and fellow band member, leads a carnival big band as a vehicle for inclusion and respect.

Orquestra Afro-Brasileira have their origins 80 years ago, now recreated with one original member overseeing.

Maria Portugal is a Brazilian drummer, singer and composer, now based in Germany.

Tempura and Edgar Valente rework Portuguese folksongs from the central region of Beira Baixa.

Mec Yek are Slovakian sisters on vocals, backed by Jaune Toujours’ Piet Maris and colleagues.

“Kulintang Kultura” is a collection of Philippine gong music, both traditional and contemporary, from the diaspora.

King Champion Sounds draw from several underground multi-genre outfits including Holland’s The Ex.

“Wood & Steel” is a flute encounter between the Korean bamboo version and the European metal variety.

Baba Sissoko and his three master musicians marry West African style to jazz.

The Tamala trio are two Senegalese musicians on kora, thumb pianos, and vocals with the violin of Belgium’s Wouter Vandenabeele.

Kadialy Kouyate is a Senegalese kora player resident in London.

Cuban piano-man Omar Sosa continues his partnership with Senegal’s Seckou Keita.

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Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Monday October 25th. The programme goes out every Monday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1.Justin Adams & Mauro Durante: “Calling Up”.

2.Justin Adams & Mauro Durante: “Talassa”. Both from the album “Still Moving” (Ponderosa 2021).

3.Ibrahim Hesnawi: Tendme”.

4.Munir Khauli: “Heik Ha Nishtghil.Both from “An Eclectic Selection from the Arab World part 2” (Habibi Funk 2021).

5.Omar Khorshid: “Lama Bada Yatasama”.

6.Omar Khorshid: “Ah Ya Zen”. Both from “Giant + Guitar (1974)”. (WeWantSounds 2021).

7.Juçara Marçal: “Crash”.

8.Juçara Marçal: “Sem Cais”.Both from “Delta Estácio Blues” (Mais Um 2021).

9.Thiago França & A Espetacular Charanga do França feat. Juçara Marçal: “O Capitao Do Sax”. From “Thiago França presents A Espetacular Charanga do França: The Importance of being Espetacular” (Mais Um 2021).

10.Orquestra Afro-Brasileira: “Saudação ao Rei Nagô”. From “80 Anos” (Day Dreamer 2021).

11.Maria Portugal: “Cheio Vazio”. From “Erosão” (Fun In The Church/Bertus 2021).

12.Tempura & Edgar Valente: “Macelada”. Single from forthcoming album “Bandua” (Frente Bolivarista).

13.Mec Yek: “Soske Me Te Tshorel Geilom”. From “Taisa” (Choux de Bruxelles 2021).

14.Han Han feat. DATU: “World Gong Crazy”.

15.royal hartigan, Danongan Kalanduyan, Hafez Modirzadeh & Conrad Benedicto: “Tatao”. Both from “Kulintang Kultura: Danongan Kalandunyan & Gong Music of the Philippine Diaspora” (Smithsonian Folkways 2021).

16.King Champion Sounds: “Libra Libra Libra”. From “Between Two Worlds” (Hive Mind 2021).

17.Joce Mienniel & Aram Lee: “Wood & Steel”. From “Wood & Steel” (Buda Musique 2021).

18.Baba Sissoko with Jean-Philippe Rykiel, Madou Sidiki Diabate, Lansiné Kouyaté: “Sini Ka Dja”.

19.Baba Sissoko with Jean-Philippe Rykiel, Madou Sidiki Diabate, Lansiné Kouyaté: “Mamela”. Both from “Griot Jazz” (Caligola Records 2021).

20.Tamala: “Sira”. From “Lumba” (Muziekpublique 2021).

21.Kadialy Kouyate: “Diyanamo”. From “Aado” (Naxos World 2021).

22.Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita: “No One Knows”. From “Suba” (Bendigedig 2021).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1. V.A: “An eclectic selection from the Arab world - part 2” (Habibi Funk).

2.Monsieur Doumani: “Pissourin” (Glitterbeat).

3.Susana Baca: “Palabras Urgentes” (Real World).

4.Badume’s Band & Selamnesh Zemene: “Yaho Bele / Say Yeah” (Innacor).

5.Petrona Martinez: “Ancestras” (Chaco World Music).

6.Kuunatic: “Gate of Klüna” (Glitterbeat).

7.Ballaké Sissoko: “A Touma” (No Format!).

8.V.A: “The Village Out West: The Lost Tapes of Alan Oakes - field recordings of the 1960s California folk music scene” (Smithsonian Folkways).

9.Meridian Brothers y Conjunto Media Luna: “Paz En La Tierra” (Bongo Joe).

10. Justin Adams & Mauro Durante: “Still Moving” (Ponderosa).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.King Champion Sounds with Sally Timms: “Thou Hurricane”. From “Between Two Worlds” (Hive Mind).

2.Deli Teli: “Chily Chily”. From “Tsifteteli Club” (RebelUp/Catapulte).

3.Juçara Marçal: “Delta Estacio Blues”. From “Delta Estacio Blues” (Mais Um).

4.Xanthoula Dakovanou: “Pogonisia of Separation”. From “Lamenta” (Quart de Lune).

5.Ryuichi Sakamoto: “A Carved Stone”. From “Esperanto” (WeWantSounds).
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