Playlist 28.10.2019

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Playlist 28.10.2019

On this week's programme:

Lankum are transforming the sound of Irish folk.

El Khat launches a jumble of musical paraphernalia from the Tel Aviv studio.

Lamia Bedioui, from Tunis, joins multi-percussionist and didjeridoo player Solis Barki.

Acid Arab are French producer duo, joined here by Arabic techno wizzard Sofyann Ben Youssef.

Dan Harper’s Invisible System bring us more recordings from the Bamako sessions.

“Kinshasa 1978” of unreleased recordings get remixed by famed producer Martin Meissonnier.

Two from Ghana - Gyedu Blay Ambolley has a new single, and highlife veteran Pat Thomas delivers a new album of funky highlife.

Diabel Cissokho is kora-player and multi-instrumentalist drawing links from Mandinka to the Blues.

Senegalese expat Issa Sow joins forces with violist Wouter Vandenabeele and others.

Desert maestros Tinariwen will be in the Olympia on Monday 11th.

Hamid Sakhizada is a dambura player and singer from the Hazara tradition of Afghanistan.

Elaha Soroor is also from Afghanistan, singing folk songs backed by Kefaya.

Aziza Brahim, from Western Sahara, exiled to Spain, produces a new album with Amparo Sanchez on board.

Meriheini Luoto’s violin music is part two of a suite based on Finnish folklore of forests and realities beyond.

The Unthanks, Rachel, Becky and all, bring their Emily Bronte song cycle to the National Concert Hall.


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

1.    Lankum: “The Pride of Petravore”. From “The Livelong Day” (Rough Trade 2019).

2.    El Khat: “Balagh Al Achbaab”. Single from forthcoming album “Saadia Jefferson” (Batov Records).

3.    Lamia Bedioui & Solis Barki: “Djat T’Hawwes / She Came To Wander - Return to Paris”.

4.    Lamia Bedioui & Solis Barki: “Ezzafi / The Wedding - Welcome”.  Both from “Fin’amor” (Lamia Bedioui 2018).

5.    Acid Arab feat. Ammar 808: “Rajel”. From “Jdid” (Crammed 2019).

6.    Invisible System: “Diarabi (Love Power)”. From “Dance To The Full Moon” (ARC 2019).

7.    Sankayi / Martin Meissonnier: “Il ne faut pas intervenir”. From “Kinshasa 1978 - Reconstructions” (Crammed 2019).

8.    Gyedu Blay Ambolley: “Black Woman”. Single from forthcoming album “11th Street, Sekondi” (Agogo).

9.    Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band: “Atesem”. From “Obiaa!” (Strut 2019).

10.  Diabel Cissokho: “Barakhama”. Single from forthcoming album “Rhythm of the Griot” (Kafou Music).

11.  Issa Sow: “Aynaabé”. From “La Musique d’Issa Sow - Aynaabé” (Home Records 2019).

12.  Tinariwen: “Amalouna”. From “Amadjar” (Wedge 2019).

***Tinariwen play the Olympia, Dublin on Monday November 11th***

13.  Hamid Sakhizada: “Siyamoy”. From “Dai Raft” (Lidio / Grappa 2019).

14.  Kefaya + Elaha Soroor: “Do Chasmane Siyah (intro)”.

15.  Kefaya + Elaha Soroor: “Do Chasmane Siyah”.  Both from “Songs Of Our Mothers” (Bella Union 2019).

16.  Aziza Brahim: “Las Huellas”. From “Sahari” (forthcoming on Glitterbeat).

17.  Lankum: “The Wild Rover”. From “The Livelong Day” (Rough Trade 2019).

18.  Meriheini Luoto: “Metsänpeitto IX”. From “Metsänpeitto” (Meriheini Luoto 2019).

19.  The Unthanks: “Magpie”. From “Mount The Air” (Rabble Rouser 2015).

***The Unthanks play the National Concert Hall on Sunday November 3rd***

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.   Rachid Taha: “Je Suis Africain” (Naive/Believe).


2.  Various Artists: “Body Beat: Soca-Dub & Electronic Calypso (1979-98)” (Soundway).


3.  DJ Dolores: “Recife 19” (Sterns).


4.  Acid Arab: “Jdid” (Crammed).


5.  Los Pirañas: “Historia Natural” (Glitterbeat).


6.  Lankum: “The Livelong Day” (Rough Trade).


7.  Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal & Jesse Paris Smith: “Heart Sutra Song - Gone Beyond”. From “Songs From The Bardo” (Smithsonian Folkways).


8.  Lamia Bedioui & Solis Barki: “Fin’amor” (Lamia Bedioui).


9.  Kayhan Kalhor & Rembrandt Frerichs Trio: “It’s Still Autumn” (Kepera Records).


10. Tinariwen: “Amadjar” (Wedge).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.  Sankayi / Martin Meissonnier: “Il ne faut pas intervenir”. From “Kinshasa 1978 - Reconstructions” (Crammed).

2.  Spiking: “Liberation Train”. From “Body Beat: Soca-Dub & Electronic Calypso (1979-98)” (Soundway).

3.  Aziza Brahim: “Las Huellas”. From “Sahari” (Glitterbeat).

4.  Lankum: “Katie Cruel”. From “The Livelong Day” (Rough Trade).

5.  Lucas Santtana: “Portal De Ativação”. From “O Céu É Velho Há Muito Tempo” (No Format!).

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