Playlist 26.08.2019 - DJ NigelWood

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Playlist 26.08.2019

On this week's programme:

As the fires rage, an Amazonian start from Peru’s long-running chicha band, Los Wembler’s de Iquitos.

Los Angeles’ son jarocho band, Mariachi Los Camperos, are back on track with a new leader.

Arturo O’Farrill and his Orchestra bring cultures and genres together across the Tex-Mex border wall.

The Dhoad Gypsies trace ancestry back to the court musicians of the Rajasthan Maharajas.

An early Womad performance by the great Pakistani singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan gets a release now after 34 years.

Ateshkhan Yuseinov is a virtuoso Bulgarian guitarist with beatboxer SkilleR on board.

Baba Zula are Turkish psych-dub warriors of 20 years’ standing.

Oum El Ghait Benessahraoui is a Moroccan singer-songwriter with cosmopolitan influences.

In early September Strut releases a definitive remastering of Miriam Makeba’s “Pata Pata” including both original mono and stereo versions.

Hope Masike is a Zimbabwean singer and mbira player.

Marcia Griffiths is reggae royalty with a career dating back to 1960s Bob & Marcia days.

Veteran pianist, Monty Alexander has long combined his Jamaican reggae heritage with jazz, now with the focus on Thelonius Monk.

There is a new Rough Guide to Mali Blues, to World Jazz, and several compilations of blues including Country Blues featured here.

Baba Sissoko is ngoni player, singer and percussionist from Mali.

Africa Express, Damon Albarn’s band of adventurers, recorded their new album in South Africa with local musicians.

Torgeir Vassvik is a Norwegian Sami musician and composer.

Rodjenice are singers of wedding songs from Serbia.

Tuuletaar, from Finland, describe themselves as ‘vocal folk hop’.

Kaumaakonga perform contemporary versions of traditional chants from the Solomon Islands.


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

1.    Los Wembler’s De Iquitos: “Mi Caprichito”. From “Vision Del Ayahuasca” (Barbès 2019).

2.    Mariachi los Camperos: “Pájaro cu”. From “De Ayer Para Siempre” (Smithsonian Folkways 2019).

3.    Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra feat. Rahim AlHaj, Sahba Motallebi, Soorena Sepati & Jim Seeley: “El Cascabel”. Both from “Fandango At The Wall: A soundtrack for the United States, Mexico and beyond” (Resilience Music 2018).

4.    Spam Allstars: “Charanga E-350”. From “The Rough Guide to World Jazz” (World Music Network 2019).

5.    Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan: “Janwariyo (Romantic Peacocks)”. From “Times of Maharajas” (ARC 2019).

6.    Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Party: “Allah Ho Allah Ho”. From the album “Live At Womad 1985” (Real World 2019).

7.    Ateshkhan Yuseinov feat. SkilleR: “Fire Bees in a Box”. From “Strange Suite” (Riverboat / World Music Network 2019).

8.    Baba Zula: “Salincaksin / U are the swing”. From “Derín Derín” (forthcoming on Glitterbeat).

9.    Oum: “Laji”. From “Daba” (Lof Music / MDC 2019).

10.  Miriam Makeba: “Click Song No. 1”. From “Pata Pata - Definitive Remastered Edition” (forthcoming on Strut).

11.  Hope Masike: “Wateme Tsanga (Interlude)”.

12.  Hope Masike: “Yenzera (Interlude)”.  Both from “The Exorcism of a Spinster” (Riverboat / World Music Network 2019).

13.  Modiba Diabaté: “Bonya”. From “The Rough Guide to Mali Blues” (World Music Network 2019).

14.  Marcia Griffiths: “Declaration Of Rights”. From the album “Timeless” (Tad’s Records 2019).

15. Monty Alexander: “Bemsha Swing”. From “Wareika Hill (Rastamonk Vibrations)” (MACD 2019).

16. Baba Sissoko: “Djeliko”. From “Amadran” (Home Records 2019).

17. Blind Willie Johnson: “God Moves On The Water”. From “The Rough Guide to Country Blues” (World Music Network 2019).

18. Africa Express: “Welcome”. From “Egoli” (Africa Express 2019).

19. Vassvik: “Dudinka/Seavvit”. From “Gakti” (Heilo 2019).

20. Tuuletaar: “Tulen Surma”. From “Rajatila / Borderline” (Bafe’s Factory 2019).

21. Rodjenice: “Svi svatovi veselo pjevaju”. From “Svadbenice” (Rodjenice 2019).

22. Kaumaakonga: “Pungutia”. From “Taoba” (Wantok 2019).

23. Monoswezi: “Kalahari”. From “The Rough Guide to World Jazz” (World Music Network 2019).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.  Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: “Live At Womad 1985” (Real World).


2.  Boban Marcovic: “Mrak” (Fonó).


3.  Blick Bassy: “1958” (No Format!).


4.  Various Artists: “Vision & Revision: The First 80 Years of Topic Records” (Topic).


5.  Africa Express: “Egoli” (Africa Express).


6.  Monty Alexander: “Wareika Hill (Rastamonk Vibrations)” (MACD).


7.  Various Artists: “Alefa Madagascar! Salegy, Soukous & Soul from the Red island” (Strut).


8.  Dona Onete: “Rebujo” (Mais Um).  


9.  BCUC: “The Healing” (Buda).


10. The Lost Words: “Spell Songs” (Quercus).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.   Kokoroko: “Adwa”. From the EP “Kokoroko” (Brownswood).

2.  Mdou Moctar: “Asshet Akal”. From “Ilana - The Creator” (Sahel Sounds).


3.  Marcia Griffiths: “Ska Medley”. Single from the album “Timeless” (Tad’s Records).

4.  Baba Zula: “Transendance”. From “Derín Derín” (Glitterbeat).

5.  The Lost Words feat. Kerry Andrew: “Ghost Owl”. From “Spell Songs” (Quercus).

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