Playlist 29.03.2021

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Playlist 29.03.2021

On this week's programme:

Ikoqwe is an Angolan project with Batida and Ikonoklasta at the helm.

Kinshasa vocalist and bandleader Jupiter recorded his new album in LA with Marcelo D2 guesting.

Lucas Santtana’s dub-samba sessions from 2006 finally get a release in May.

DJ Tudo’s album, originally recorded in 2013, involves field recordings and a host of collaborators.

Christine Salem is a singer from La Réunion, backed by percussion, violin and electric guitar.

The Malian “nightingale”, Khaira Arby, died in 2018.

Italian beatmaker and producer Khalab tapped into musicianship within the M’Berra refugee camp in Mali.

Montparnasse is the production duo of Nadjib Ben Bella and DJ Aero Manyelo.

Smadj is Jean-Pierre Smadja on oud, with flutes, pipes and sax.

Lee Perry gets another Spacewave turbo-charge.

Thione Seck, past member of Orchestra Baobab and author of the “Orientation” album, has left the stage. R.I.P.

Samba Touré is prominent Malian singer-guitarist, one-time protege of Ali Farka Touré.

Ballaké Sissoko is the great Malian kora artist with an extraordinary range of guests, including Piers Faccini whose own album comes out this week.

UK’s Rafiki Jazz highlight the climate crisis in North Africa on the new album “Dust (Nduggu)”.

David Walters’ Caribbean roots get virtuoso embellishment from Vincent Segal and Ballaké Sissoko.

“Lion’s Drums” feature the sounds and the environment of the Kagabas people of the Sierra Nevada in Colombia.

Howie Lee is a Beijing electronic musician employing manipulated birdsong, synths and a four-piece choir.

Check the latest Transglobal World Music Chart here


Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Monday March 29th 2021. The programme goes out every Monday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1.Ikoqwe: “Makumba”. From “The Beginning, The Medium, The End & The Infinite” (Crammed 2021).

2.Jupiter & Okwess: “Telejayi”. From forthcoming album “Na Kozonga” (Zamora).

3.Lucas Santtana feat. Tom Zé: “Ogodô Ano 2000”. From forthcoming album “3 Sessions in a Greenhouse” (Mais Um).

4.DJ Tudo: “Alegria”. From “Pancada Motor Transformacão e Cura” (Mundo Melhor 2021).

5.Christine Salem: “Izaé”. From “Mersi” (Blue Fanal 2021).

6.Khaira Arby: “Gourmou”. From “Khaira Arby Live in New York 2010” (forthcoming on Clermont).

7.Khalab & M’Berra Ensemble: “Curfew”. From “M’Berra” (Real World 2021).

8.Montparnasse: “Panter” (Single on Real World X).

9.Smadj: “Fogueira”. From “Dual” (pSChiit 2021).

10.Lee “Scratch” Perry: “Stir It (Up in the Pot). From “Dubz Of The Root” (Megawave 2021).

11.Orchestra Baobab: “Sey”. From “A Night at Club Baobab” (Oriki 2006).

12.Thione Seck: “Siiw”.

13.Thione Seck: “Mouhahibou”. Both from “Orientation” (Sterns 2005).

14.Samba Touré: “Fondo”. From “Tamala” (forthcoming on Glitterbeat).

15.Ballaké Sissoko with Piers Faccini: “Kadidja”. From “Djourou” (No Format! 2021).

16.Piers Faccini: “Dunya”. From “Shapes Of The Fall” (No Format! 2021).

17.Rafiki Jazz: “Ngozi Ucheoma / Blessings”. From “Nduggu / Dust” (Koni Music 2021).

18.David Walters with Ballaké Sissoko, Vincent Segal, Roger Raspail: “Carioca”. From “Nocturne” (Six Degrees 2021).

19.Lion’s Drums: “Water”. From “Kagabas” (Lion’s Drums 2021).

20.Howie Lee: “Birdy Island”. Single from forthcoming album “Birdy Island” (Mais Um).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.Jupiter & Okwess: “Na Kozonga” (Zamora).

2.Christine Salem: “Mersi” (Blue Fanal).

3.V.A: “Edo Funk Explosion, Vol. 1” (Analog Africa).

4.Lee “Scratch” Perry: “Dubz Of The Root” (Megawave).

5.Made Kuti: “For(e)ward” and Femi Kuti: “Stop The Hate”. Both from “Femi & Made Kuti - Legacy +” (Partisan).

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

7.Antonis Antoniou: “Kkismettin” (Ajabu!).

8.Sam Mangwana: “Lubamba” (MDC / Pias).

9.Amparanoia: “Himnopsis Colectiva” (Mamita).

10. Warsaw Village Band: “Uwodzenie / Waterduction” (Karrot Kommando).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.San Salvador: “La Liseta”. From “La Gande Folie” (La Grande Folie/Pagans/MDC).

2.Beoga: “Fires”. From the EP “Breathe” (Beoga).

3.Les Filles de Illighadad: “Surbajo” (Single on Sahel Sounds).

4.Kady Diarra: “Ta a wignoun”. From “Burkina Kakili” (Lamastrock).

5.Don Melody Club: “Isabel”. Single from the forthcoming album “Pure Donzin” (Bongo Joe).
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