Playlist 25.11.2019

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Playlist 25.11.2019

On this week's programme:

El Khat dismantle Yemeni songs and reassemble them with verve and eccentricity.

Gaye Su Akyol is a star emerging from the Istanbul underground….. in the Workman’s Club this Sunday.

Reda Darwish is a US based Arabic percussionist.

Babani Kone is an established Malian singer with a long awaited new album.

Eneida Marta is a singer from Guinea-Bissau.

The Africa Negra track is from a forthcoming compilation of music from the islands of São Tome and Principe.

US ethnomusicologist Leo Sarkisian was a prolific collector of music from all over Africa.

The “Kinshasa 1978” recordings pre-dated the Congotronics phenomenon.

“Sound Portraits of Bulgaria” is a treasure trove of songs and tunes from the ’60s and ’70s.

Briganthya play Celtic folk from the Basque Country.

Tri Dhoore are a Flemish folk trio of three brothers.

“Just Around The Bend” is from Mike Seeger’s documentary of Appalachian banjo music.

Che Apalache find common ground between the Appalachians and Latin America.

Lankum bring a dark edge to their reconstructed Irish folk.

“No Other Love” highlights gospel gems from the American Midwest.

Raül Refree provides a synth and piano backing for Lina’s fado singing.


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

1.    El Khat: “Ya Raiyat”.

2.    El Khat: “Wahed Mozawej”. Both from “Saadia Jefferson” (Batov 2019).

3.    Gaye Su Akyol: “Istikrarli Hayal Hakikattir”.

4.    Gaye Su Akyol: “Meftunum Sana”.  Both from “Istikrarli Hayal Hakikattir” (Glitterbeat 2018).

***Gaye Su Akyol plays the Workman’s Club, Dublin on Sunday December 1st***

5.    Reda Darwish: “Yaa Halla”. From the EP “Almaz” (Embarka 2019).

6.    Babani Kone: “Fimani Yo”. From “Babani Kone” (forthcoming on World Village).

7.    Eneida Marta: “Koitade”. From “Ibra” (ALG Eventos 2019).

8.    Africa Negra: “Aninha”. From the forthcoming compilation “Léve Léve: São Tome & Principe Sounds 70s - 80s” (Bongo Joe).

9.    Elephant Tusk Ensemble from Zorzor Town, Loffa County, Liberia - recordings by Leo Sarkisian 1964-69 (University of Michigan online archive).

10.  Orchestre Bana Luya: “Kin 78 Two”. From “Kinshasa 1978 - Originals” (Crammed 2019).

11.  Shtiliyan Tihov: “Thracian Straight Dance”.

12.  Vasile Luca: “Stamping Dance”.

13.  Village Women from Knizhovnik: “O Son Gyorgyo”.

14.  Georgi Dimitrov Keranov: “Koleda Buenek”.     All from “Sound Portraits from Bulgaria - A Journey to a Vanished World 1966-1979” (Smithsonian Folkways 2019).

15.  Briganthya: “Spiral”. From “Samhain” (Artimaña 2019).

16.  Trio Dhoore: “Rednak”. From “August” (Trad Records 2019).

17.  Riley Baugus: “Pretty Polly”. From the compilation “Just Around The Bend: Survival and Revival in Southern Banjo Sounds” (Smithsonian Folkways 2019).

18.  Che Apalache: “The Wall”.

19.  Che Apalache: “The Coming of Spring”.  Both from “Rearrange My Heart” (Free Dirt 2019).

20.  Lankum: “The Young People”. From “The Livelong Day” (Rough Trade 2019).

21.  The Wondering Gails: “The Number”.

22.  The Georgia Brooks Singers: “You Can’t Make It”. Both from the compilation “No Other Love - Midwest Gospel 1965-78” (Tompkins Square 2019).

23.  Lucille Bogan: “Tired As I Can Be”. From “The Rough Guide to Blues Divas” (World Music Network 2019).

24.  Lina & Raül Refree: “Cuidei que tinha morrido”. Single from forthcoming album “Lina - Raül Refree” (Glitterbeat).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.   El Khat: “Saadia Jefferson” (Batov).


2.  Asmaa Hamzaoui & Bnat Timbouktou: “Oulad Lghaba” (Ajabu!).


3.  DJ Dolores: “Recife 19” (Sterns).


4.  Various Artists: “No Other Love - Midwest Gospel 1965-78” (Tompkins Square).


5.  Various Artists: “Sound Portraits from Bulgaria - A Journey to a Vanished World 1966-1979” (Smithsonian Folkways).


6.  Lankum: “The Livelong Day” (Rough Trade).


7.  Flavia Coelho: “DNA” (Pias).


8.  Lamia Bedioui & Solis Barki: “Fin’amor” (Lamia Bedioui).


9.  Aziza Brahim: “Sahari” (Glitterbeat).


10. Various Artists: “Just Around The Bend: Survival and Revival in Southern Banjo Sounds” (Smithsonian Folkways).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.   Go: Organic Orchestra & Brooklyn Raga Massive: “Savannahs”. From “Ragmala - A Garland of Ragas” (Meta Records).

2.  Tubará: “Shampatai”. From “Colombian PowerHouses Vol. 2” (Independent Record Labels Alliance).

3.  Farafi: “Desert Sun”. From “Calico Soul” (Piranha).

4.  Rafiki Jazz: “Kashmiri Lullaby / The Waulk / Hukus Bukus”. From “Saraba Sufiyana” (Konimusic).

5.  Evelina Petrova Trio: “To Parajanov”. From “First Dance” (Heilo).

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