Playlist 29.06.2020

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Playlist 29.06.2020

On this week's programme:

Captain Planet, or Charlie B.Wilder, is a DJ with a global “Gumbo Funk” style.

The late Pedro Lima, local favourite in his native São Tomé, was featured on the recent Léve Léve compilation.

Ethio-jazz originator, Mulatu Astatke, teamed up with Melbourne band, Black Jesus Experience.

Minyo Crusaders visited Frente Cumbiero in Colombia for a Tokyo-Bogota summit.

Bantou Mentale have more dark riffs from Kinshasa, routed through Paris.

Anteloper is a duo of Jaimie Branch, trumpet, and drummer Jason Nazary.

Sahel’s latest Saharan WhatsApp features ngoni man Kandiafa and producer Luka Guindo.

Niger meets Ethio-jazz in the form of guitarists Alhousseini Anivolla and Girum Mezmur.

Gaudi helms a tribute to the theremin with notable dub producers on board.

Disques Debs were the most prolific record label in the Francophone Caribbean, based in Guadeloupe.

Battle of Santiago are a Canadian Afro-Cuban post-rock band.

Legendary jazz saxist Gary Bartz links up with UK outfit Maisha for a direct-to-disc recording.

Experimental klezmer clarinettist, David Krakauer, forms a duo with pianist-arranger, Kathleen Tagg.

Legendary old-time countrymen, Doc Watson and Gaither Carlton, were captured live in Greenwich Village back in 1962.

The latest volume of the Imaginational Anthem series of solo guitarists is devoted to European musicians.

Dunja Knebl and co. perform a range of folk songs from East and West Europe.

Tunisian singer, Ghalia Benali, is accompanied by early music viol player, Romina Lischka.

The Western Jubilee Recording Company specialised in songs celebrating the land and the cowboy lifestyle.


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

1.    Captain Planet feat. Kongo Elektro & Thornato: “Body Yako”. From “No Visa” (Bastard Jazz Recordings 2020).

2.    Pedro Lima: “Maguidala”. From “Maguidala” (Bongo Joe 2020).

3.    Mulatu Astatke & The Black Jesus Experience: “Ambassa”. From “To Know Without Knowing” (Agogo 2020).

4.    Minyo Crusaders & Frente Cumbiero: “Cumbia del Monte Fuji” (Single from forthcoming EP on Mais Um).

5.   Bantou Mentale: “Congo Animal”. From the EP “Congo Animal” (Glitterbeat 2020).

6.   Anteloper: “Bubble Under” (Single from forthcoming mini-album on International Anthem)

7.   Luka Productions & Kandiafa: “Negu”. >From the EP “Saharan WhatsApp 06” (Sahel Sounds 2020).

8.   Alhousseini Anivolla & Girum Mezmur: “Tamadrite Nakal”. From “Afropentatonism” (Piranha 2020).

9.   Doble Redoble: “Seis Ocho”. From the compilation “Global Riddims Vol. 1” (NYP Records 2020).

10. Gaudi & Adrian Sherwood: “Dub’s Nine Lives”. From “100 Years of Theremin (The Dub Chapter)” (Dubmission 2020).

11. Koumbit: “Lage Yo”.

12. Bienveillance Abymienne: “Ti Jenes An Nou”. Both from “Disques Debs International Vol. 2 - Cadence Revolution” (Strut 2020).

13. Battle of Santiago: “Protest”. From “Queen & Judgment” (Made With Pencil Crayons 2020).

14. Gary Bartz & Maisha: “Harlem to Haarlem”. From “Gary Bartz & Maisha” (Night Dreamer 2020).

15. David Krakauer & Kathleen Tagg: “Rattlin’ down the road”. From “Breath & Hammer” (Table Pounding Records 2020).

16. Doc Watson & Gaither Carlton: “Double File”.

17. Doc Watson & Gaither Carlton: “Handsome Molly”. Both from “Doc Watson & Gaither Carlton” (Smithsonian Folkways 2020).

18. Šimansky Niesner: “Little Amber”. From the compilation “Imaginational Anthem Vol. X -  Overseas Edition” (Tompkins Square 2020).

19. Dunja Knebl & Kololira: “High Barbaree”. From “Tamo Gori” (Geenger Records 2020).

20. Ghalia Benali & Romina Lischka: “Teryaq”. From “Call To Prayer” (Fuga Libera 2020).

21. Peter Rowan & Don Edwards: “Take me back to the range”. From the compilation “Take Me Back To The Range - Selections from Western Jubilee Recording Company” (Smithsonian Folkways 2020).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.  Mulatu Astatke & The Black Jesus Experience: “To Know Without Knowing” (Agogo).


2.  Shiran: “Glsah Sanaanea with Shiran” (Batov).


3.  Transglobal Underground: “Walls Have Ears” (Mule Satellite).


4.  Gaudi: “100 Years of Theremin (The Dub Chapter)” (Dubmission).


5.  Melingo: “Oasis” (Buda Musique).


6.  Etuk Ubong: “Africa Today” (Night Dreamer).


7.  Danyel Waro: “Tinn Tout” (Buda Musique).


8.  Dinastía Torres: “Los Duendes de la Marimba” (Palenque Records).


9.  Gnawa Youmala: “Dounya” (Global Sonics).

10. Various Artists: “Disques Debs International Vol. 2 - Cadence Revolution” (Strut).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.   Minyo Crusaders & Frente Cumbiero: “Minyo Cumbiero (From Tokyo to Bogota)” (Single from EP on Mais Um).

2.   Dudu Pukwana and the Spears: “Kuthwasi Hlobo (Spring)”. From “Dudu Pukwana and The Spears” (Matsuli).

3.   Oumou Sangare: “Kamelemba”. From “Acoustic” (No Format!).

4.   Mulatu Astatke & The Black Jesus Experience: “Living On Stolen Land”. From “To Know Without Knowing” (Agogo).

5.   Cinder Well: “From Behind the Curtain”. From “No Summer” (Free Dirt).

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