Playlist 27.09.2022

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Playlist 27.09.2022

On this week’s programme:

Star Feminine Band are teenage girls from a small village in Benin.

Adédèjí, from Lagos, plays jazz-funk with Yoruba roots.

Ernesto Djédjé updated the Côte D’Ivoire sound in the late ’70s before his untimely death in 1983.

Maha was vocalist for Salah Rajab’s Cairo Jazz Band and made her solo album in 1979.

Al-Qasar, from the Paris suburb of Barbès, play self-titled “Arabian fuzz”.

Shiran is from a Yemeni background, based in Tel Aviv.

Liraz, of Iranian heritage, recorded with Iranian musicians in Istanbul.

Shotnez are a quartet formed in New York, based in Tel Aviv.

Tau and the Drones of Praise are led by Irishman Shaun Mulrooney, resident in Berlin.

Wesli is a Haitian musician based in Montreal exploring the various styles of his homeland.

Antonis Antoniou, of Cypriot trio Monsieur Doumani, releases another compelling sonic exploration.

Belgian violinist and composer, Catherine Graindorge, enlists Iggy Pop for some atmospheric spoken word.

Planet Drum features Mickey Hart and Zakir Hussein in top-level percussion ensemble.

Malawi Mouse Boys were discovered as snack merchants by producer Ian Brennan in 2011.

Minyeshu is an Ethiopian singer, resident in the Netherlands.

Ana Alcaide from Toledo is a singer and player of the violin and nickelharpa.

Ustad Saami is the master of surti singing, an ancient form of Pakistani Sufi song.

Purbayan Chatterjee, sitar master, joins forces with Rakesh Chaurasia on bansuri flute.

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

1. Star Feminine Band: “We are Star Feminine Band”. From “Star Feminine Band In Paris” (Born Bad 2022).

2.Adédèjí: “Oruku”. From “Yoruba Odyssey” (One World Records 2022).

3.Ernesto Djédjé: “Golozo”. From “Ernesto Djédjé: Roi du Ziglibithy” (Analog Africa 2022).

4.Maha: “Law Laffeina El Ard”. From “Orkos” (Habibi Funk 2022).

5.Al-Qasar feat. Mehdi Haddab: “Barbès Barbès”. From “Who Are We” (Glitterbeat 2022).

6.Shiran: “Ya Rahali La Adan”. From “Fadaytak” (Batov Records 2022).

7.Liraz: “Bishtar Behand”. From “Roya” (Glitterbeat 2022).

8.Shotnez: “Marhaba”. Single from forthcoming album “Dose A Nova” (Batov Records).

9.Tau & the Drones of Praise: “Ceol Ón Chré”. Single from forthcoming album “Misneach” (Glitterbeat).

10.Wesli: “Rara Mawoulé”. From “Tradisyon” (forthcoming on Cumbancha).

11.Antonis Antoniou: “Skarta dora”

12.Antonis Antoniou: “Achtina 2“. Both from “Throisma” (Ajabu! 2022).

13.Catherine Graindorge & Iggy Pop: “Mud I”.

14.Catherine Graindorge & Iggy Pop: “Mad II”.Both from the EP “The Dictator” (Glitterbeat 2022).

15.Planet Drum: “King Clave”. From “In The Groove” (Valley Entertainment 2022).

16.Kaushik M: “Ishq Mithaa”. From the compilation “ESL Collection” (Rhythm & Culture 2022).

17.Malawi Mouse Boys: “In memory of a hungry child” (Single release).

18.Minyeshu: “Qulef”. From “Netsa” (ARC Music 2022).

19.Ana Alcaide: “Faragh”. From “Ritual” (Ana Alcaide 2022).

20.Ustad Saami: “Peace to all” (Single release).

21.Purbayan Chatterjee & Rakesh Chaurasia: “Bhairavi”. From “Saath Saath” (Believe/Purbayan Chatterjee 2022).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.Vieux Farka Touré: “Les Racines” (World Circuit).

2.Angelique Kidjo & Ibrahim Maalouf: “Queen Of Sheba” (Mi’ster Productions).

3.Yanna Momina: “Afar Ways” (Glitterbeat Hidden Musics).

4.Al-Qasar: “Who Are We” (Glitterbeat).

5.Ernesto Djédjé: “Ernesto Djédjé: Roi du Ziglibithy” (Analog Africa).

6.Antonis Antoniou: “Throisma” (Ajabu!).

7.Minyeshu: “Netsa” (ARC Music).

8.Maya Youssef: “Finding Home” (Seven Gates).

9.Pedro Lima: “Recordar É Viver: Antologia Vol. 1” (Bongo Joe).

10.Wesli: “Tradisyon” (Cumbancha).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.DJ Click & Masha Natanson: “My Sister Ukraine”. From “Violins Not Bombs” (No Fridge).

2.Raz & Afla: “Mofanya”. From “The Cycle” (Mawimbi).

3.Eliades Ochoa: “Vamos a bailar un son”. From “Vamos A Bailar Un Son” (World Circuit).

4.Souad Massi: “Mirage”. From “Sequana” (BackingTrack Productions/Wrasse).

5.Sun Ra Arkestra: “Chopin”. From “Living Sky” (Omni Sound).

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