Playlist 27.07.2020

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Playlist 27.07.2020

On this week's programme:

Sharhabil Ahmed, veteran of Sudanese music, has an intoxicating collection of career highlights.

Bamba Wassoulou Groove sport a three-guitar front line of driving Malian rhythm.

DJ Rata Piano is founding a new genre of “Guarapos” from his champeta African remixes.

La Gallera Social Club is a contemporary Venezuelan duo from Maracaibo.

Dactah Chando is a Canarian reggae artist venturing into dancehall.

On The Corner records is promising an intriguing compilation judging by singles from Morocco’s Guedra Guedra and the UK-based Cuban-Iranian quartet, Ariwo.

3’Ain are a Belgian trio of accordion, trumpet and upright bass.

The Oki Dub Ainu Band from Japan, once in collaboration with Kila, rework an early piece.

Admas was an ‘80s Ethiopian ex-pat outfit with a penchant for lounge style.

Boris Kovac is a Serbian composer with a long back catalogue.

101 year-old calypsonian Walter Ferguson gets a tribute from artists in and around his Costa Rican homeplace.

Joseph Tawadros is a remarkable Australian oud player, born in Egypt.

Norwegian Singer, Marthe Valle, joins Syrian singers and musicians, and a poet, to highlight the plight of refugees in Greece.

Mahsa Vahdat is an Iranian singer who, with her sister Marjan, performs mainly outside her home country.

John Doyle is an Irish guitarist from Solas and Ushers island.


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

1.    Sharhabil Ahmed: “El Bambi”. From “The King of Sudanese Jazz” (Habibi Funk 2020).

2.    Bamba Wassoulou Groove: “Dankélé”. From “Dankélé” (Lusafrica 2020).

3.    DJ Rata Piano: “El Entierro en las Nieves”. From “El Rey de los Guarapos” (Palenque Records 2020).

4.    La Gallera Social Club: “Moroka-jia”. From “Tropico Salvaje” (Tortuga 2020).

5.    Dactah Chando: “Green Banana” (Single on Achinech Productions 2020).

6.    Guedra Guedra feat. Taxi Kabir: “Couscouse Curtain”.

7.    Ariwo: “Flameback Dance”.  Both from the forthcoming compilation “Door To The Cosmos” (On The Corner).

8.    3’Ain: “BZ-189”. From “3’Ain” (Choux De Bruxelles 2020).

9.    Oki Dub Ainu Band: “East of Kunashiri” (Single on Chikar Studio 2020).

10.  Admas: “Wed Enate”. From “Sons of Ethiopia” (Frederiksberg Records 2020).

11.  Boris Kovac & the New Ritual Quartet: “Tango Apocalypse Now”. From “White World - Music For Dance And…” (Kachara Home Manufactory 2020).

12.  Manuel Obregon: “Going to Bocas”.

13.  Perotá Chingó: “Rumba de Cahuita”. Both from “Walter Ferguson - 100 Years of Calypso” (DyM-Online).

14.  Arizona Dranes: “It’s all right now”.

15.  Rev. FW McGee: “50 miles of elbow room”. Both from “The Rough Guide to the Roots of Gospel” (World Music Network 2020).

16.  Joseph Tawadros: “Dear Sunflower”. From “Betrayal of a Sacred Sunflower” (Joseph Tawadros 2019).

17.  Marthe Valle & Syrian Artists: “Every Child is a Prophet”.

18.  Marthe Valle & Syrian Artists: “My Heart Is Blind”.  Both from “Every Child Is a Prophet” (Kirkelig Kulturverksted 2020).   

19.  Mahsa Vahdat: “I will build you again, my country”. From “Enlighten The Night” (Kirkelig Kulturverksted 2020).

20.  John Doyle: “Coolaney Reel - The Winding Stair - Rossagh’s Ramb”. From “The Path Of Stones” (Compass 2020).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.  Oumou Sangaré: “Acoustic” (No Format!).


2.  Bab L’Bluz: “Nayda!” (Real World).


3.  Bamba Wassoulou Groove: “Dankélé” (Lusafrica).


4.  Various Artists: “Walter Ferguson - 100 Years of Calypso” (DyM-Online).


5.  Paolo Angeli: “Bodas de Sangre” (AnMa Productions).


6.  Etuk Ubong: “Africa Today” (Night Dreamer).


7.  Danyel Waro: “Tinn Tout” (Buda Musique).


8.  Dinastía Torres: “Los Duendes de la Marimba” (Palenque Records).


9.  Mulatu Astatke & The Black Jesus Experience: “To Know Without Knowing” (Agogo).

10. Various Artists: “Disques Debs International Vol. 2 - Cadence Revolution” (Strut).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.   Sharhabil Ahmed: “El Bambi”. From “The King of Sudanese Jazz” (Habibi Funk).

2.   Minyo Crusaders & Frente Cumbiero: “Opekepe”. From the EP “Minyo Cumbiero (from Tokyo to Bogota)” (Mais Um).

3.   Sidiki Camara: “Kokadjè”. From “Yafa” (Global Sonics).

4.   Perotá Chingó: “Rumba de Cahuita”. From the compilation “Walter Ferguson - 100 Years of Calypso” (DyM-Online).

5.   L’Attirail: “Hacienda Huapalas”. From “Footsteps In The Snow” (CSB Productions).

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