Playlist 28.02.2023

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Playlist 28.02.2023

On this week’s programme:

The adventurous and exploratory record label Sublime Frequencies have issued a Beginner’s Guide to their catalogue. Included here are tracks originally to be found on “Shadow Music of Thailand”, “Cambodian Cassette Archives”, “Dara Puspita 1966-1968”, “Thai Pop Spectacular”, “Bollywood Steel Guitar”.

“Nostalgic Bollywood” chronicles the early years of the Bollywood film industry.

Try Paradise is a trip to imaginary India, but combining voice and santoor with Caribbean steel pan.

Orquesta Akokán are a US-Cuban Latin jazz outfit inspired by the Mambo masters.

Mestizo is a UK-Colombian collective with members of Ondatrópica, La Perla, Frente Cumbiero and more.

Gaïshais a collaboration between Brussels-Moroccan Aïcha Haskal and musicians from the Zephyrus label.

King Ayisoba is Ghanaian band-leader and leading figure in the kologo style.

Bassidi Koné is Malian djembe and balafon player with his debut solo album.

Moonlight Benjamin and her band play rock with Haitian vodou influences.

Polobi is a traditional singer from Guadeloupe, with musical soundscapes from Doctor L, Liam Farrell.

Houria Aicha is from the Atlas Mountains in the North-East of Algeria.

Sarathy Korwar is a US-born, Indian-raised, percussionist and composer based in London.

Sababa 5 are are a funky Middle-Eastern synth outfit from Tel Aviv.

Ofege were a popular Nigerian student band in the 1970s, now reissued.

Christine Tobin is an acclaimed Irish singer who has returned home after a long sojourn abroad.

Gao Hong on Chinese pipa is in duet with Kadialy Kouyate on Senegalese kora.

Tuvan chanteuse Sainkho Namtchylak sings the sounds of nature accompanied only by the watery sounds of the Venetian islands.

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

1.Dara Puspita: “Mabuk Laut (Seasick)”.

2.P.M. Pocket Music: “Kack Toi Mor”.

3.Darkie: “Yeh Hua Dam (aka: Look At The Owl)(Instrumental version).

4.Onuma Singsiri: “Mae Kha Som Tum (Papaya Salad Merchant)”.

5.Van Shipley: “Jan Pahechan Ho”.

6.Kazi Aniruddha: “Main Hoon Pyar Tera”.

 All from “High Castle Teleorkestra presents a Beginner’s Guide to Sublime Frequencies Volumes 1&2” (Sublime Frequencies 2023).

7.Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi, Shamshad Begum: “Gao Tarane Man Ke”.

8.Dharmadasa Walpola & Latha Walpola: “Sapatha Siwarage”.Both from “Nostalgique Bollywood: Chansons Mémorables, De Film, D’Amour et De Dévotion, 1939-1959” (Buda Musique 2022).

9.Try Paradise: “Funkadedehli”. From “Try Paradise” (Buda Musique 2022).

10.Orquesta Akokán: “Fiebre De Mambo”. From “16 Rayos” (Daptone 2021).

11.Mestizo: “Arroyo” (Single from forthcoming album on Mais Um).

12.Gaïsha: “Gand la nuit” (Single from forthcoming album on Zephyrus).

13.King Ayisoba: “Abome”. From “Work Hard” (Glitterbeat 2022).

14.Bassidi Koné: “Kaire”. From “Kaire” (Remote Records/Studio Mali 2023).

15.Moonlight Benjamin: “Alé”. From “Wayo” (Ma Case 2023).

16.Polobi & the Gwo Ka Masters: “Mendémélé”. From “Abri Cyclonique” (Real World 2023).

17.Houria Aicha: “Le Serment”. From “Chants Courtois de L’Aurès” (Accords Croisés 2023).

18.Sarathy Korwar: “Remember Begum Rokheya”. From “Kalak” (The Leaf Label 2022).

19.Sababa 5: “Funk #1” (Single on Batov Records).

20.Ofege: “It’s not easy”. From “Try and Love” (Strut Records 2023).

21.Christine Tobin: “Loch Glinne Part 1”.

22.Christine Tobin: “Gennie’s Welcome”. Both from “Returning Weather” (Trail Belle/Proper 2023).

23.Gao Hong & Kadialy Kouyate: “Luck”.

24.Gao Hong & Kadialy Kouyate: “Sun Rising”. Both from “Terri Kunda” (ARC Music 2023).

25.Sainkho Namtchylak: “Migration Trails”. From “Where Water Meets Water - Bird Songs & Lullabies” (Sainkho Namtchylak 2023).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

 1.King Ayisoba: “Work Hard” (Glitterbeat).

2.Houria Aicha: “Chants Courtois de L’Aurès” (Accords Croisés).

3.Polobi & The Gwo Ka Masters: “Abri Cyclonique” (Real World).

4.Gaye su Akyol: “Anadolu Ejderi” (Glitterbeat).

5.Moonlight Benjamin: “Wayo” (Ma Case).


6.Sarathy Korwar: “Kalak” (Leaf).

7.Acid Arab: “Trois” (Crammed Discs).

8.Debashish Bhattacharya: “The Sound of the Soul” (Abstract Logix).

9.Various Artists: “High Castle Teleorkestra presents a Beginner’s Guide to Sublime Frequencies Volumes 1&2” (Sublime Frequencies).

10.Lucas Santtana: “O Paraiso” (No Format).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.Les Mamans du Congo & Rrobin: “Dia”. From the EP “Kikento” (Jarring Effects).

2.Letieres Leite & Orchestra Rumpilezz feat. Caetano Veloso: “Nanã”. From “Moacir de Todos Os Santos” (Far Out).

3.Kahil El’Zabar’s Ethnic Heritage Ensemble feat. Dwight Trible & David Ornette Cherry: “Degi-Degi”. From “Spirit Gatherer” (Spiritmuse).

4.Erol Josue: “Badji”. From “Pelerinaj” (Village Hut Recordings).

5.Maria Portugal: “1976”. From “1976” (Fun In The Church).
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