Playlist 28.06.2021

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Playlist 28.06.2021

On this week's programme:

Namgar, from Buryatia in Eastern Siberia, is a moderniser of traditional Buryat songs.

Balimaya is a sixteen-piece Mande-jazz supergroup based in London.

Motown meets West Africa circa 1980 in the shape of the Eboni Band, from Côte D’Ivoire,

Angelique Kidjo joins forces with a new generation of African artists in passionate celebration.

Dobet Gnahoré, Ivorian singer and dancer based in France, has a sixth album on release.

Mawimbi is a Paris collective of musicians and producers with guest artists too.

Acholi Machon, a loose collective from South Sudan, sport thumb pianos and topical lyrics.

Boubacar Diabaté is a Malian guitarist of note with a strong recommendation from Banning Eyre.

Analog Africa chronicles Manzanita’s pioneering of Peruvian guitar cumbia in the early ’70s.

Antonio Neves is a maverick Brazilian band-leader and multi-instrumentalist.

Amaro Freitas is a pianist from Recife creating waves in the Brazilian jazz world.

José Mauro crafted his art-samba orchestral album in 1970, in Brazil’s dark age.

The Eva Quartet are Bulgarian singers of “Le Mystere” renown.

Norway folk meets Irish trad in Lillebjørn Nilson and Andy Irvine, captured live.

Rod Stradling is a melodeon master of English country dance in its many forms.

Ryan Molloy tuned and tempered his piano to accompany five fine pipers.

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

1. Namgar: “Boori deegur yahakhadaa”.

2. Namgar: “Khadin khursa nogoondoo”. Both from “Nayan Navaa” (ARC 2021).

3. Balimaya: “Soninka Patronba”. Single from forthcoming album “Wolo So” (Jazz Re:freshed).

4. Eboni Band: “Sing A Happy Song (Shake It Down)”. From “Eboni Band” (We Are Busy Bodies 2021).

5. Angelique Kidjo feat. Yemi Alade: “Dignity”. From “Mother Nature” (Decca/Universal 2021).

6. Dobet Gnahoré: “Désert”. From “Couleur” (Cumbancha 2021).

7. Mawimbi feat. Fatim Kouyaté: “Fôli Kadi”. From “Bubbling” (Mawimbi Records 2021).

8. Acholi Machon: “South Sudan (Yeah Yeah Yeah)”. From the EP “Sons of Sudan” (Good Deeds Music 2021)

9. Boubacar “Badian” Diabaté: “L’Amour”. From “African Guitar Series Vol. 1 - Mande Guitar” (Lion Songs 2021).

10.Manzanita: “Un Sabado por la Noche”.

11.Manzanita: “Mama Ocllo”. Both from “Manzanita y su Conjunto: Trujillo, Peru 1971-74” (Analog Africa2021).

12.Antonio Neves feat. Leda: “Simba”.

13.Antonio Neves feat Alice Caymmi: “Noite de Temporal”. Both from “A Pegada Agora E Essa (The Sway Now)” (Far Out 2021).

14.Amaro Freitas: “Baquaqua”. From “Sankofa” (Far Out 2021).

15.José Mauro: “Rua Dois”.

16.José Mauro: “Morango encantado”. From “A Viagem das Horas” (Far Out 1970/2021).

17.Eva Quartet: “Pomakini”. From “Minka” (Riverboat / World Music Network 2021).

18.Lillebjørn Nilsen & Andy Irvine: “Vidvinkel-Stev”.

19.Lillebjørn Nilsen & Andy Irvine: “Patrick Street Halling”. Both from “Live In Telemark” (Heilo 2021).

20.Rod Stradling with Tiger Moth: “Speed The Plough”. From “Treacle & Bread” (Ghosts From The Basement 2021).

21.Ryan Molloy with Tiarnán O’Duinnchinn: “The Monaghan Twig & The Sporting Boys of Scotstown”.

22.Ryan Molloy with Tiarnán O’Duinnchinn: “Paddy’s Rambles Through The Park & Taibhse Chonaill”. Both from “Tempered” (Ryan Molloy 2021).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.Brain Damage meets Big Youth: “Beyond the Blue” (Jarring Effects).

2.Paolo Angeli: “Jar’a” (AnMa ReR Megacorp).

3.Dobet Gnahoré: “Couleur” (Cumbancha).

4.Sons of Kemet: “Black To The Future” (Impulse!).

5.Toumani Diabaté and the London Symphony Orchestra: “Korolen” (World Circuit).

6.Ballaké Sissoko: “Djourou” (No Format!).

7.Kasai Allstars: “Black Ants Always Fly Together, One Bangle Makes No Sound” (Crammed).

8.Piers Faccini: “Shapes Of The Fall” (No Format!).

9.Balkan Taksim: “Disko Telegraf” (Buda Musique).

10. Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino: “Meridiana” (Ponderosa).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.Balimaya Project: “Soninka Patronba”. Single from forthcoming album “Wolo So” (Jazz Re:freshed).

2.Orchestra Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp: “So Many Things (To Feel Guilty About)”. From forthcoming album “We’re OK. But We’re Lost Anyway” (Bongo Joe).

3.Manzanita y Su Conjunto: “No Me Marchare”. Single from forthcoming album “Manzanita Y Su Conjunto - Trujillo, Peru 1971-1974” (Analog Africa).

4.Natacha Atlas: “The Outer”. From the EP “The Inner & The Outer” (Wise Music Publishing).

5.dal:um: “The Waves”. From “Similar & Different” (tak:til / Glitterbeat).

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