Playlist 26.07.2021 - DJ NigelWood

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Playlist 26.07.2021

On this week's programme:

“Solid Gold” is the posthumous album from the original Jamaican DJ/toaster U-Roy.

The Minyo Crusaders rework Japanese folk tunes over Afro-Caribbean rhythms.

Altin Gün are a Dutch-Turkish band with a new bandcamp release raising money for environmental charities.

Eblis Alvarez aka Meridian Brothers joins forces with fellow Bogota resident, accordionist Iván Medellin.

In the early ‘70s Manzanita and his band instigated a new style of Peruvian guitar cumbia.

Journalist and radio presenter Gianluca Tramontana made extensive recordings of changüí musicians in Eastern Cuba.

Boubacar Diabaté is a Malian guitarist championed by writer and musician Banning Eyre.

Derya Yildirim and her group bring a contemporary and psychedelic approach to Anatolian folk.

Turkish singer Tülay German left her native Turkey for France, recording two albums in the early ’80s, now reissued.

Coskun Karademir on baglama and other Turkish strings joins forces with Nordic pianist Tord Gustavsen.

dal:um are a female duo on Korean gayageum and geomungo.

Quyech are a Vietnamese band from Hanoi with a contemporary pop sound.

Yat-Kha is Albert Kuvezin on guitar and deep bass voice with igil fiddle accompaniment.

John Townley is a veteran maritime folk-blues musician from New York.

Russell Potter, solo guitarist, released two albums in the early ’80s, now re-released by Tompkins Square.

Joseph Spence was an influential Bahamian singer-guitarist with an idiosyncratic style.

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Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Monday July 26th. The programme goes out every Monday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1. U-Roy feat. Santigold: “Man Next Door”.

2. U-Roy feat. Richie Spice: “Wear You To The Ball”. Both from “Solid Gold” (Trojan Jamaica/BMG 2021).

3. Minyo Crusaders: “Otemoyan”.

4. Minyo Crusaders: “Tanko Bushi”.Both from “Live at Le Guess Who?” (Mais Um 2021).

5. Altin Gün: “Kisasa Kisas”. Single from bandcamp-only release “Âlem” (Altin Gün 2021).

6. Meridian Brothers & Conjunto Media Luna: “El Profesionalismo es importante”. From the forthcoming album “Paz En La Tierra” (Bongo Joe).

7. Manzanita y Su Conjunto: “Manzaneando”.

8. Manzanita y Su Conjunto: “Lamento de la puna”.Both from “Manzanita y Su Conjunto - Trujillo, Peru 1971-1974” (Analog Africa 2021).

9. Grupo Estrellas Campesinas: “Changüí en Yateras”. From the compilation “Changüí - The Sound of Guantanamo” (Petaluma Records 2021).

10.Boubacar ‘Badian’ Diabaté: “Sene”. From “African Guitar Series Vol. 1 - Mande Guitar” (Lion Songs 2021).

11.Derya Yildirim & Grup Simsek: “Hastane Onu”. From “Dost 1” (Bongo Joe 2021).

12.Tülay German & François Rabbath: “Mapusane”. From “Tülay German & François Rabbath” (forthcoming on Zehra).

13.Coskun Karademir & Tord Gustavsen: “Sirdas”. From “Silence” (Kalan 2021).

14.dal:um: “Dasreum”. From “Similar & Different” (tak:til Glitterbeat 2021).

15.Quyech: “Cho”. From “Quyen Troi” (Midi Creative 2021).

16.Yat-Kha: “Kongurgai”.

17.Yat-Kha: “Ak-Oruk (The White Road)”. Both from “We Will Never Die” (The Lollipoppe Shoppe 2021).

18.John Townley: “Drunken Hearted Man”. From “The Old Sailor” (The Lollipoppe Shoppe 2020).

19.Gene Campbell: “Robbin’ & Stealin’ Blues”. From “The Rough Guide to The Best Country Blues You’ve Never Heard Vol. 2” (World Music Network 2021).

20.Russell Potter: “The Return to Fingal / Black Battle”. From “Volume II (Neither Here Nor There)” (Tompkins Square 1981/2021).

21.Joseph Spence: “Down By The Riverside”.

22.Joseph Spence: “The Glory Of Love”.Both from “Encore: Unheard Recordings of Bahamian Guitar & Singing” (Smithsonian Folkways 2021).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.Natacha Atlas: “The Inner & The Outer” (Wise Music Publishing).

2.Les Filles de Illighadad: “At Pioneer Works” (Sahel Sounds).

3.Orchestra Tout-Puissant Marcel Duchamp: “We’re OK. But we’re lost anyway” (Bongo Joe).

4.Sons of Kemet: “Black To The Future” (Impulse!).

5.Yat-Kha: “We Will Never Die” (The Lollipoppe Shoppe).

6.dal:um: “Similar & Different” (tak:til / Glitterbeat).

7.Angelique Kidjo: “Mother Nature” (Decca/Universal).

8.V.A: “Hanin - Field Recordings in Syria 2008-2009” (World Within Worlds).

9.Namgar: “Nayan Navaa” (ARC).

10. U-Roy: “Solid Gold” (Trojan Jamaica / BMG).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.Baba Wazo: “Animal”. From the EP “Animal” (La Belle Électrique/Inouie).

2.U-Roy feat. Big Youth & Mick Jones: “Every Knee Shall Bow”. From “Solid Gold” (Trojan Jamaica/BMG).

3.Altin Gün: “Kisasa Kisas”. Single from bandcamp-only release “Âlem” (Altin Gün).

4.Douaa: “Haditouni”. From “An Eclectic Selection of Music from the Arab World part 2” (Habibi Funk).

5.Cosmo Sheldrake: “Dawn Chorus”. From “Wake Up Calls” (Cosmo Sheldrake).
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