Playlist 28.02.2022

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Playlist 28.02.2022

On this week's programme:

Africa Negra are one of the bands from São Tomé & Principe featured on the recent Léve Léve compilation.

Rokia Koné is a Malian vocalist who was part of Les Amazones d’Afrique, now with Irish producer Jacknife Lee.

Sowal Diabi is a collective of musicians from Mali to Iran, highlighting the refugee experience.

Etran de L’Air are a rocking guitar outfit from Agadez in Niger.

Imarhan are a Tuareg group from Tamanrasset in Algeria with a third album on release.

La Sra. Tomasa are a Latin band from Barcelona.

Bonga is a veteran Angolan semba singer - 50 years in the business!

Analog Africa is soon to release “Saturno 2000”, a collection of slowed-down cumbia or “rebajada” from Mexico.

Raf Vilar is a Brazilian singer-songwriter based in London.

Bandua are a duo of Tempura and Edgar Valente with roots in central Portugal.

DakhaBrakha are a Ukrainian tour-de-force - a live sensation at Womad in 2014 and 2019.

Park Jiha is Korean solo artist playing the piri, the saenghwang, the yanggeum and the glockenspiel.

Benedicte Maurseth plays the hardanger fiddle in an ambient zone of percussion, electronics and natural sounds.

Iranian vocalist Sussan Deyhim’s album with Richard Horowitz from 1987 gets a Crammed re-release.

Another Iranian, Mamak Khadem, has a new album inspired by the loss of her father and her work with refugees.

Check the latest Transglobal World Music Chart here


Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Monday February 28th. The programme goes out every Monday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1.Africa Negra: “Vence Vitoria”. From the forthcoming album “Antologia Vol. 1” (Bongo Joe).

2.Rokia Koné & Jacknife Lee: “Bi Ye Tulonba Ye”. From “Bamanan” (Real World 2022).

3.Sowal Diabi: “Solila”. from “De Kaboul A Bamako” (Accords Croisés 2022).

4.Etran de L’Air: “Nak Deranine”. From “Agadez” (Sahel Sounds 2022).

5.Imarhan: “Temet”. From “Aboogi” (City Slang/Wedge 2022).

6.La Sra. Tomasa: “Sin Miedo (Cantina Versión)” (Single on Guspira 2022).

7.Bonga: “Kalu Pu”.

8.Bonga feat. Camélia Jordana: “Kudia Kuetu”.Both from “Kintal da Banda” (Lusafrica 2022).

9.Los Dinners: “Sampuesana”. From the compilation “Saturno 2000 - La Rebajada de los Sonideros 1962-1983” (forthcoming on Analog Africa).

10.Raf Vilar: “Pulsar”. From “Cliché” (Ajabu! 2022).

11.Bandua: “Borboleta Branca”. From “Bandua” (Frente Bolivarista 2022).

12.DakhaBrakha: “Dostochka”.

13.DakhaBrakha: “Khyma”.

14.DakhaBrakha: “Alambari”.All from “Alambari” (DakhaBrakha 2020).

15.Park Jiha: “The Way of Spiritual Breath”. From “The Gleam” (tak:til / Glitterbeat 2022).

16.Benedicte Maurseth: “Hárr”. From “Hárr” (Hubro 2022).

17.Sussan Deyhim & Richard Horowitz: “Desert Equations (for Brion Gysin)”. From “Azax Attra” (Crammed 2022).

18.Mamak Khadem feat. Chris Martin & Coleman Barks: “Across The Oceans”. From “Remembrance” (Six Degrees 2022).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1. Small Island Big Song: “Our Island” (Small Island Big Song).

2.David Krakauer: “Mazel Tov Cocktail Party” (Label Bleu/Table Pounding Records).

3.Bonga: “Kintal da Banda” (Lusafrica).

4.Imarhan: “Aboogi” (City Slang/Wedge).

5.Ana Carla Maza: “Bahía” (Persona Editorial).

6.Sowal Diabi: “De Kaboul A Bamako” (Accords Croisés).

7.Hamid Shaeri: “The Slam! Years (1983-1988)” (Habibi Funk).

8.Etran de L’Air: “Agadez” (Sahel Sounds).

9.Rokia Koné & Jacknife Lee: “Bamanan” (Real World).

10. DakhaBrakha: “Alambari” (DakhaBrakha).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.Sidi Abdallah: “Issiktane”. From “Issiktane/Memory/Souvenir” (Clermont).

2.Imarhan: “Edar Newlan”. From “Aboogi” (City Slang/Wedge).

3.Sowal Diabi: “Master Gui”. From “De Kaboul A Bamako” (Accords Croisés).

4.Zion I Kings feat. Losso Keita: “Whale Song Skank” (Lustre Kings Productions).

5.Yungchen Lhamo: “Four Wishes”. From “Awakening” (Six Degrees).
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