Playlist 26.11.2018

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Playlist 26.11.2018

On this week's programme:

The Nigerian Fuji Machine are a modernised version of the Islamic Yoruba genre.

The Tonga Boys from Malawi play an electronically-enhanced version of their traditional Tonga music.

Gyedu-Blay Ambolley was the funky voice of Ghana circa 1975.

Fofoulah, led by the vocals and percussion of Kaw Secka, are electronic dub-punk with an African edge.

Ali Hassan Kuban was Nubian Egyptian, and his 80s and 90s dance output is reissued on Piranha.

Flo is a Neapolitan singer-songwriter and actress - produced by Daniele Sepe.

Kalascima play beat-enhanced folk-rock-trad from Southern Italy.

Suistamon Sähkö are from Finland with a hip-hop feel to their trad sounds.

Odpoczno locate electric guitar into their Polish village music.

Domna Samiou was an important Greek singer who recorded an album and toured in Sweden in 1980.

Dawda Jobarteh, from The Gambia and based in Denmark, takes the kora into jazzy territory.

Gaye Su Akyol is the vibrant sound of contemporary Istanbul.

Le Trio Joubran are three brothers and three ouds from Palestine.

Eténèsh Wassie & Mathieu Sourisseau play a startling mix of Ethiopian song and avant-jazz.

Aleka is a Romanian singer and cellist, based in Ireland, who will be performing in Dublin on December 4th with some fine Irish jazzers.

The Waterson-Carthy family are peerless English folk.

Arlo Bigazzi and Stefano Saletti have produced a striking electro-acoustic ambient album with a Biblical theme.

Armenian-Turkish duo, Vardan Hovanissian and Emre Gültekin release their second album of duduk, baglama and more.


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

1.    Nigeria Fuji Machine: “Orin Gidi”. From “Synchro Sound System & Power” (Soul Jazz 2018).

2.    Tonga Boys: “Ndipatali”. From “Vindodo” (1000 HZ).

3.    Gyedu-Blay Ambolley: “Akoko Ba”. From “Simigwa” (Mr Bongo 2018).

4.    Fofoulah: “Kaddy”. From “Daega Rek” (Glitterbeat 2018).

5.    Ali Hassan Kuban: “Sukkar Sukkar”. From “From Nubia to Cairo” (Piranha 2018).

6.    Flo: “Babel”. From “La Mentirosa” (SoundFly 2018).

7.    Kalascima: “Tie Si L’Amore”. From “[K]” (Ponderosa 2018).

8.    Suistamon Sähkö: “Plaster Falling”. From “Etkot Pectopah Ja Etnoteknoa” (Nordic Notes 2018).

9.    Odpoczno: “Od Ksyty”. From “Odpoczno” (Audio Cave 2018).

10.  Domna Samiou: “Tsámikos, instrumental”.

11.  Domna Samiou: “I’ll be the basil by your window”. Both from “Music From Greece - Domna Samiou” (Caprice 2018).

12.  Dawda Jobarteh: “Afro Blue”. From “I met her by the river” (Sterns 2018).

13.  Gaye Su Akyol: “Istikrarli Hayal Hakikattir”. From “Istikrarli Hayal Hakikattir” (Glitterbeat 2018).

14.  Le Trio Joubran: “The Long March”. From “The Long March” (Cooking Vinyl 2018).

15.  Eténèsh Wassie & Mathieu Sourisseau: “Minjar”. >From “Yene Alem” (Buda 2018).

16.  Aleka: “Song”. From her EP.

***Aleka plays at the Bello Bar on December 4th - an IMC & Romanian Community event***

17.  Norma Waterson & Eliza Carthy with The Gift Band: “The Widow’s Party”. From “Anchor” (Topic 2018).

18.  Arlo Bigazzi & Stefano Saletti: “Getsemani”. From “La Passione” (Materiali Sonori 2018).

19.  Vardan Hovanissian & Emre Gültekin: “Sivas’ Lament”. From “Karin” (Muziekpublique 2018).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1. Sofiane Saidi & Mazalda: “El Ndjoum” (Airfono).


2. Gaye Su Akyol: “Istikarli Hayal Hakikattir” (Glitterbeat).


3. Afro Celt Sound System: “Flight” (ECC).


4. Kaia Kater: “Grenades” (Smithsonian Folkways).


5. Various Artists:“Ragas Live Retrospective” (NYC Radio Live).


6. Opium Moon: “Opium Moon” (Be Why).


7. Norma Waterson & Eliza Carthy with The Gift Band: “Anchor” (Topic).


8. Domna Samiou: “Music From Greece - Domna Samiou” (Caprice).       


9. Eric Bibb: “Global Griot” (DixieFrog).


10. Various Artists: “Small Island, Big Song” (Small Island Big Song Pty Ltd Australia).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.  Moulay Ahmed El Hassani: “Lagre Ya Ould Lhram”. From “Atlas Electric” (Hive Mind).

2.  Subhasis Bhattacharya: “Rubaiyat Blues”. From “Tablananda” (Riverboat / World Music Network).

3.  Yale Strom’s Broken Consort: “Maoz Tzur”. From “Shimmering Lights - Hanukkah Music” (ARC).


4.  Le Trio Joubran: “Carry The Earth”. From “The Long March” (Cooking Vinyl).

5.  Vardan Hovanissian & Emre Gültekin: “Houcher”. From “Karin” (Muziekpublique).

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