Playlist 28.05.2018

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Playlist 28.05.2018

On this week's programme:

Metá Metá are a trio at the cutting edge of Brazilian candomblé jazz-punk - in the Sugar Club this Sunday!

Angelique Kidjo, the US-based West African singer, reimagines the seminal Talking Heads’ album “Remain In Light”.

Arat Kilo are a French Ethio-grooves band in collaboration with Malian chanteuse Mamani Keïta and rapper Mike Ladd.

Ammar 808 is the project of Tunisian musician/producer Sofyann Ben Youssef, previously of Bargou 08.

Nadah El Shazly is a contemporary Egyptian musician.

Shadi Fathi and Bijan Chemirani play Iranian folk music on setar and zarb.

Nickodemus is a New York DJ, producer, and collaborator with World musicians.

Veteran Jamaican vocalist Winston MacAnuff joins forces once again with French accordionist/producer Fixi.

Ziggy Marley is the famous son of the very famous father.

“African Scream Contest” is a second compilation of Afro-Funk from Benin.

Ayuune Sule is a kologo musician from Ghana.

Fatoumata Diawara, Malian singer and participant in Africa Express and Lamomali, has a second album out.

Samba Touré is a Malian guitarist and singer in the Ali Farka Touré tradition of desert blues.

There is a new collection of World Music by the Rough Guide team, including London’s She’Koyokh and Hungary’s Söndörgö.

Don Kipper reflect the diversity of North London with influences from the Mediterranean, Middle East and Eastern Europe.

Yonatan Gat is a New York guitarist with garage-punk and avant-garde influences.

Mercedes Peón is bagpiper, singer and composer inna fierce Galician style.

Elena Ledda is an Italian singer, trained in opera, who has become the folk voice of Sardinia.



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

1.   Metá Metá: “Très Amigos”.

2.   Metá Metá: “Angoulême”.  Both from “MM3” (Jazz Village 2016).

***Metá Metá play the Sugar Club on Sunday June 3rd***

3.   Angelique Kidjo: “Crosseyed and Painless”.

4.   Angelique Kidjo (with Tony Allen, Lionel Loueke): “Houses In Motion”. Both from “Remain In Light” (forthcoming on Kravenworks).

5.    Arat Kilo, Mamani Keïta, Mike Ladd: “Vizeplio”.

6.    Arat Kilo, Mamani Keïta, Mike Ladd: “Soul Flood”.  Both from “Visions of Selam” (Accords Croisés 2017).

7.    Ammar 808 feat. Sofiane Saidi: “Degdega”. From “Maghreb United” (forthcoming on Glitterbeat).

8.    Nadah El Shazly: “Afqid Adh-Dhakira (I lose memory)”. From “Ahwar” (Nawa Recordings 2017).

9.    Shadi Fathi & Bijan Chemirani: “Golnoush”. From “Delashena” (Buda 2018).

10.  Nickodemus with Carol C & The Spy From Cairo: “Do You Do You?”. From “A Long Engagement” (Wonderwheel 2018).

11.  Winston McAnuff & Fixi: “Big Brother”. Single from forthcoming album (Chapter Two).

12.  Ziggy Marley: “High On Life”. From “Rebellion Rises” (Tuff Gong 2018).  

13.  Les Sympathics de Porto-Novo: “A Min We Vo Nou We”.

14.  Picoby Band D’Abomey: “Meadomina”.  Both from the compilation “African Scream Contest 2” (Analog Africa 2018).

15.  Ayuune Sule: “How To Get There”. From “We Have One Destiny” (Makkum 2018).

16.  Fatoumata Diawara: “Dibi Bo”. From “Fenfo” (Montuno 2018).

17.  Samba Touré: “Mana Yero Koy / Where To Go?”. From “Wandé” (Glitterbeat 2018).

18.  She’Koyokh: “Kceri Moja & Kizim Seni Ali Vereyim Mi”. From “The Rough Guide to World Music” (World Music Network 2018).

19.  Don Kipper: “Gül Ali”. From “Seven Sisters” (Riverboat / World Music Network 2018).

20.  Yonatan Gat: “Medicine”. From “Universalists” (tak:til / Glitterbeat 2018).

21.  Mercedes Peón: “Cabo de Min”. From “Deixaas” (Altafonte 2018).

22.  Elena Ledda: “Nora”. From “Lantias” (S’ard 2018).

24.  Söndörgö: “Evo Srcu”. From “The Rough Guide to World Music” (World Music Network 2018).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1. Samba Touré: “Wandé” (Glitterbeat).


2. Arat Kilo, Mamani Keïta, Mike Ladd: “Visions of Selam” (Accords Croisés).


3. Seun Kuti & Egypt 80: “Black Times” (Strut).


4. El Naán: “La Danza de las Semillas” (El Naán).


5. Fatoumata Diawara: “Fenfo” (Montuno).


6. BCUC (Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness): “Emakhosini” (Buda).


7. Anna & Elizabeth: “The Invisible Comes To Us” (Smithsonian Folkways).


8. Baloji: “137 Avenue Kaniama” (Bella Union).         


9. Hugh Masekela: “Masekela ’66 - ’76” (Wrasse).


10. Various Artists: “Aïta: Sheikhates & Shioukhs of the Aïta - Anthology” (10 CDs - Charles Cros / Atlas Azawan).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.  Angelique Kidjo: “Crosseyed and Painless”. From “Remain In Light” (Kravenworks).

2.  Arat Kilo, Mamani Keïta, Mike Ladd: “Soul Flood”. From “Visions of Selam” (Accords Croisés).

3.  Chancha Via Circuito (feat. Mateo Kingman): “Ilaló”. From “Bienaventuranza” (Wonderwheel).


4.  The Rheingans Sisters: “This Forest”. From “Bright Field” (Rheingans Sisters).

5.  Orcastratum feat. Eric Bibb & Shaneeka Simon: “No need”. From “Orcastratum” (Repute).
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