Playlist 25.10.2022

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Playlist 25.10.2022

On this week’s programme:

Gyedu-Blay Ambolley plays original compositions and jazz classics in a highlife style.

Mukambo and NYP Records have compiled a third compilation of afrobeat from around the world.

Iftin Band plied their trade in the Al-Uruba Hotel in 1980’s Mogadishu.

Kimi Djabate is a multi-instrumentalist from Guinea-Bissau, based in Lisbon.

Vieux Farka Touré joins forces with US trio Khruangbin to pay a tribute to his father, Ali.

Majid Bekkas, Moroccan guembri and oud player, has a distinguished jazz-fusion career.

Iranian composer Kiya Tabassian formed Constantinople in Montreal, and recruited Tunisian chanteuse Ghalia Benali for the current album.

Gaye Su Akyol, who emerged from the Istanbul underground, has a fourth album on the way.

Shotnez are an instrumental quartet based in Tel Aviv.

Sababa 5, another quartet from Tel Aviv, play synthesiser-led grooves.

Adrian Sherwood provides dub reggae grooves for female singers from around the globe.

Italian dub producer, Paolo Baldini, remixes the New Zealand reggae outfit L.A.B.

Dogo is from Togo, playing the sounds of his native Lomé.

Nyati Mayi, originally from the DRC, joins forces with DJ Sofa aka Astral Synth Transmitters.

Dawda Jobarteh, Gambian kora player, joins trumpeter Gunnar Halle in praise of a Norwegian island.

Spanish trio, including singer Celeste, pay tribute to the great Chavela Vargas.

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

1. Gyedu-Blay Ambolley: “A Love Supreme”.

2.Gyedu-Blay Ambolley: “All Blues”.Both from “Gyedu-Blay Ambolley & Hi-Life Jazz” (Agogo 2022).

3.Newen Afrobeat feat. Seun Kuti & Cheikh Tidiane Seck: “Opposite People”. From the compilation “Mukambo presents Global Afrobeat Movement Vol. 3” (NYP Records 2022).

4.Iftin Band feat. Axmed Sharif Killer & Safiyo Axmed Mansuur: “Umaayey iyo Abo (Mother & Father). From “Iftin Band - Mogadishu’s Finest: The Al-Uruba Sessions” (Ostinato 2022).

5.Kimi Djabate: “Alidonke”. Single from forthcoming album “Dindin” (Cumbancha).

6.Vieux Farka Touré & Khruangbin: “Tongo Barra”. From “Ali” (Dead Oceans 2022).

7.Majid Bekkas: “Moroccan Blues”. From “Joudour” (Igloo Records 2022).

8.Kiya Tabassian & Constantinople with Ghalia Benali: “Mawlay (My Lord)”. From “In The Footsteps Of Rumi” (Glossa 2022).

9.Gaye Su Akyol: “Sen Benim Magaramsin”. Single from forthcoming album “Anadolu Ejderi” (Glitterbeat).

10.Shotnez: “Gina”. From “Dose A Nova” (Batov Records 2022).

11.Sababa 5: “Hadebil” (Single from forthcoming album on Batov Records).

12.Adrian Sherwood & Neyssatou: “War”.

13.Adrian Sherwood & Likkle Mai: “Haste Makes Waste”. Both from “Adrian Sherwood presents Dub No Frontiers” (Real World 2022).

14.L.A.B. & Paolo Baldini Dub Files: “Running Dub”. From “L.A.B. In Dub” (Echo Beach 2022).

15.Dogo du Togo: “Aja”. From the forthcoming album “Dogo du Togo” (Dogo du Togo).

16.Nyati Mayi & the Astral Synth Transmitters: “Jungle Dwarf”. From “Lulanga Tales” (Bongo Joe 2022).

17.Dawda Jobarteh: “Yankouba”.

18.Dawda Jobarteh: “New Planet”. Both from “Do You Know A Place Called Flekkarøy” (Ajabu 2022).

19.Celeste Alías: “Un mundo raro”.

20.Celeste Alías: “El Ultimo Trago”. Both from “Tranquila: Celeste Canta Chavela” (Segell Microscopi 2022).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

 1.Vieux Farka Touré & Khruangbin: “Ali” (Dead Oceans).

2.Angelique Kidjo & Ibrahim Maalouf: “Queen Of Sheba” (Mi’ster Productions).

3.Yanna Momina: “Afar Ways” (Glitterbeat Hidden Musics).

4.Al-Qasar: “Who Are We” (Glitterbeat).

5.Ernesto Djédjé: “Ernesto Djédjé: Roi du Ziglibithy” (Analog Africa).

6.Antonis Antoniou: “Throisma” (Ajabu!).

7.Minyeshu: “Netsa” (ARC Music).

8.Maya Youssef: “Finding Home” (Seven Gates).

9.Pedro Lima: “Recordar É Viver: Antologia Vol. 1” (Bongo Joe).

10.Wesli: “Tradisyon” (Cumbancha).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.Tanya Tagaq: “Coloniser”. From “Tongues” (Six Shooter).

2.Sainkho Namtchylak feat. Eyadou Ag Leche, Said Ag Ayad, Ian Brennan: “Worker Song (Nomads Dance Around The Fire)”. From “Like a Bird or Spirit, Not a Face” (Ponderosa).

3.Wimme: “Soahkesuovva/Birch Smoke”. From “Mun” (Zen Master Records Oy/Rockadillo).

4.Solju: “Borggaid Cada”. From “Uvjamuohta” (Bafe’s Factory).

5.Mari Boine: “Gula Gula”. From “Gula Gula” (Real World).

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