Playlist 27.05.2019 DJ NigelWood

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Playlist 27.05.2019

On this week's programme:

Yapunto formed in France with a Colombian singer and an Afro-Latin style.

Cimarrón play harp-driven music from the eastern plains of Colombia.

The upcoming Analog Africa release features music from Northern Brazil - Belém and the state of Pará.

Le Vent du Nord are the leading purveyors of contemporary Quebecois roots.

Rupa & the April Fishes are from San Francisco and Terra Livre are eco-activists from Portugal.

Kongo dia Ntotile are UK jazz with Congolese rhythm - African music brought up in London.

Congolese guitarist, Dizzy Mandjeku, joins up with Colombia’s Alé Kumá, reuniting traditions.

BCUC are Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness, playing extended funky grooves from Soweto.

Idan Raichel, Israeli composer and bandleader, has Nigerien guitarist Bombino guesting.

Hama Sankaré, one-time sideman to Ali Farka Touré, is Malian percussionist and singer.

Massa Dembele, from Burkina Faso, is a singer and master of the kamele n’goni harp.

AKA Trio are renowned musicians from Italy, Senegal and Brazil - Antonio Forcione, Seckou Keita, Adriano Adewale.

Rhiannon Giddens, soulful singer, banjo and fiddle player, joins with Francesco Turrisi, Italian multi-instrumentalist and long-time Irish resident.

Park Jiha plays traditional Korean instruments in a non-traditional manner..


Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Monday May 27th. The programme goes out every Monday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1.    Yapunto: “A Lo Loco”. From “Yapunto!” (InOuie 2019).

2.    Cimarrón: “Bandola, cuatro y chipola”. From “Orinoco” (Cimarrón 2019).

3.    Pinduca: “Pai Xangô”. From the compilation “Jambu e os Miticos Sons da Amazônia” (forthcoming on Analog Africa).

4.    Le Vent du Nord: “Le Step a Alexis”. From “Territoires” (Borealis 2019).

5.    Rupa & The April Fishes: “Eena Meena Deeka”. >From “Growing Upward” (Electric Gumbo Radio Music 2019).

6.    Terra Livre: “Start a Revolution”. From “Seeds Roots Flowers & Fruits” (Terra Livre 2019).

7.    Kongo dia Ntotile: “Agbwaya”. From “360°” (Pussyfoot Records 2019).

8.    Dizzy Mandjeku & Alé Kumá: “La Canoa Ranchá”. From “De Palenque A Matongé” (Zephyrus 2019).

9.    BCUC: “Sikhulekile”. From “The Healing” (Buda 2019).

10.  Idan Raichel feat. Bombino: “Imidiwanine”. From “And If You Will Come To Me” (Cumbancha 2019).

11.  Hama Sankaré: “”. From “Niafunke” (Clermont 2019).

12.  Massa Dembele: “Foli Ba”. From “Alumaye” (Izniz 2019).

13.  AKA Trio: “Kanou”. From “Joy” (Bendigedig 2019).

14.  Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi: “Wayfaring Stranger”.

15.  Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi: “Gonna Write Me A Letter”.

16.  Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi: “Trees On The Mountains”.  All from “There Is No Other” (Nonesuch 2019).

17.  Park Jiha: “Pause”.

18.  Park Jiha: “Philos”. Both from “Philos” (forthcoming on tak:til / Glitterbeat).

19. Chris Brokaw: “His Walking”. From “End Of The Night” (tak:til / Glitterbeat 2019).
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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1. Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell: “Songs Of Our Native Daughters” (Smithsonian Folkways).


2.  Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi: “There Is No Other” (Nonesuch).


3. Saulo Duarte: “Avante Delírio” (Sterns).


4. Aziz Sahmaoui & University of Gnawa: “Poetic Trance” (Pias).


5. Refugees for Refugees: “Amina” (Muziekpublique).


6. Various Artists: “Nigeria 70 - No Wahala: Highlife, AfroFunk & Juju 1973-1987” (Strut).


7. Minyo Crusaders: “Echoes of Japan” (Mais Um Discos).


8. Hama Sankaré: “Niafunke” (Clermont).     


9. BCUC: “The Healing” (Buda).


10. Kronos Quartet with Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat: “Placeless” (Kirkelig Kulturverksted).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.  Grup Pilon: “Rabés”. From “Leite Quente Funaná de Cabo Verde” (Ostinato).

2.  BCUC: “Sikhulekile”. From “The Healing” (Buda Musique).


3.  Terra Livre: “Greening the Desert”. From “Seeds Roots Flowers & Fruits” (Self-published).

4.  Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi: “Ten Thousand Voices”. From “There is No Other” (Nonesuch).

5.  AKA Trio: “Baracoa”. From “Joy” (Bendigedig).

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