Playlist 28.03.2022

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Playlist 28.03.2022

On this week's programme:

Gonora Sounds are led by Daniel Gonora, blind guitarist from Zimbabwe.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jembaa Groove was founded by a Berlin duo connecting Germany and Ghana.

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

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

Kreiz Breizh Akademi are a Breton collective, currently incorporating 8 musicians and 2 singers.

Molo Sayat are a Northern European band based in Belgium with a Lebanese singer, Pôl Seif.

Oki is a Japanese Ainu musician playing the traditional Ainu harp, the tonkori.

Small Island Big Song is a collective project bringing together islanders from the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

Ano Nobo was an important Cape Verdean composer and the eponymous quartet formed in his honour.

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

Mohammed After Hussain was a Bengali refugee who teamed up with DJ-producer Andrea Rusconi (Paq).

Marjan Vahdat is an eminent Iranian singer in exile in Scandinavia.

Yungchen Lhamo is a Tibetan musician, singing songs inspired by her Buddhist beliefs.

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

1.Gonora Sounds: “Go Bhora”. From “Hard Times Never Kill” (Dust-to-Digital 2022).

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

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

4.Rokia Koné & Jacknife Lee: “Kurunba”. From “Bamanan” (Real World 2022).

5.Etran de L’Air: “Adounia”. From “Agadez” (Sahel Sounds 2022).

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

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

8.Jembaa Groove: “Bassa Bassa”. From “Susuma” (Agogo 2022).

9.Bandua: “Macelada”. From “Bandua” (Frente Bolivarista 2022).

10.Bonga: “Encandeia”.

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

12.Kreiz Breizh Akademi: “La Délaissée”. From “#8 - Ba’n Dañs” (Hirustica 2022).

13.Molo Sayat: “Adame”. From “Hadaeq” (Zephyrus 2022).

14.Oki: “Kai Kai As To (Rippling Lake)”. From “Tonkori In The Moonlight” (Mais Um 2022).

15.Small Island Big Song feat. Vaiteani & Luc: “Ta’u Tama”. From “Our Island” (Small Island Big Song 2022).

16.The Ano Nobo Quartet: “Elefantes”. From “The Strings of São Domingos” (Ostinato 2022).

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

18.Md. After Hussain & Andrea Rusconi (Paq): “Kar Bashore Roilo Bondhu”. From “Matir Gaan - Songs of the Earth” (Hive Mind 2022).

19.Marjan Vahdat: “Night Demon”. From “Our Garden Is Alone” (Kirkelig Kulturverksted 2022).

20.Yungchen Lhamo: “Compassion For All Beings/ Om Mani Padme Hum”. From “Awakening” (Six Degrees 2022).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1. Gonora Sounds: “Hard Times Never Kill” (Dust-to-Digital).

2.Tempura & Edgar Valente: “Bandua” (Frente Bolivarista).

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. Park Jiha: “The Gleam” (tak:til /Glitterbeat).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.El Khat: “La Sama”. From “Albat Alawi Op. 99” (Glitterbeat).

2.Sowal Diabi: “Layli Jan”. From “De Kaboul A Bamako” (Accords Croisés).

3.Kokoroko: “Something’s Going On” (Brownswood Recordings).

4.Marjan Vahdat: “Singing Pigeon”. From “Our Garden Is Alone” (Kirkelig Kulturverksted).

5.Harpreet Bansal: “Puria Dunasri”. From “Parvat” (LAWO Classics).
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