Playlist 29.08.2023

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Playlist 29.08.2023

On this week’s programme:

Kokoko! are an electronics-driven outfit from Kinshasa with a couple of UK gigs coming up in the autumn.

Mexican DJ, Coco Maria, has a new collection of alternative Latin dance pieces.

Ekiti Sound is musician, producer and vocalist Leke, from Nigeria via London.

Nickodemus is founder of NYC’s Wonderwheel and well-travelled DJ/producer.

Alogte Oho is Ghanaian gospel singer, backed by his Sounds of Joy.

Namian Sidibé is a young Malian singer with an album of praise songs.

Oki is a Japanese musician from the indigenous Ainu people, playing the tonkori, an ancient harp.

Luzmila Carpio is renowned Bolivian indigenous singer and cultural ambassador.

Joachim Cooder, percussionist and sideman to his father and many musical luminaries, made a lovely folk-country album based around the electrified mbira. He is doing a short tour of Ireland including Thursday August 31st in Whelans.

“River of Revenge” collects early Brazilian country music, a precursor to musica seraneja, from the early days of recording up to 1961.

75 Dollar Bill is the New York duo of guitarist Che Chen and drummer Rick Brown, coming to the Workman’s Cellar Sept 9th.

Sanam are a Beirut-based sextet with free-rock settings of Arabic poetry.

Asynchrone are a French collective formed to honour the music of Ryuichi Sakamoto with a debut album on the way.

Marc Ribot is an American guitarist who has collaborated with Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, John Zorn and many others.

Miranda is a Portuguese singer, previously with O’QueStrada quintet.

Maja Milinkovic, from Sarajevo, sings songs drawing from both fado and sevdah styles.

Yungchen Lhamo is a Tibetan spiritual singer-songwriter releasing her seventh album.

Brigid Mae Power is an Irish artist with her own style of dreamy folksong.

Bex Burch is a percussionist, sound artist and leader of Vula Viel.

Check the latest Transglobal World Music Chart here


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

1.    Kokoko!: “Malembe”. From “Fongola” (Transgressive 2019).

2.    Lola’s Dice: “Sacudete”. From the compilation “Coco Maria presents Club Coco - Ahora!” (Bongo Joe 2023).

3.    Ekiti Sound: “Free the boy”. From “Drum Money” (Crammed Discs 2023).

4.    Nickodemus feat. Antonio Lizana: “La Noche”. From “Soul & Science” (Wonderwheel 2023).

5.    Alogte Oho & his Sounds of Joy: “A Lemine Me”. From “O Yinne!” (Philophon 2023).

6.    Namian Sidibé: “Djougouya Mangni”. From “Namian Sidibé” (Sahel Sounds 2023).

7.    Oki: “Tukinahan Kamuy”. From “Live At Cafe Oto” (Mais Um 2023).

8.    Luzmila Carpio: “Inti Watana - El Retorno del Sol”. From “Inti Watana - El Retorno del Sol” (ZZK Records 2023).

9.    Joachim Cooder: “Over that road I’m bound to go”.

10.  Joachim Cooder: “Oh lovin’ babe”.  Both from “Over That Road I’m Bound” (Nonesuch 2020).

***Joachim Cooder plays Whelans, Dublin on 31st August and Hawk’s Well, Sligo (Sept 1st)***

11.  Nhá Zefa & Nhó Pai: “We’ll never forget”. From the compilation “River of Revenge: Brazilian Country Music 1929-1961 Vol.1” (Death Is Not The End 2023).

12.  75 Dollar Bill: “Earth Saw”. From “Wood/Metal/Plastic/Pattern/Rhythm/Rock” (Thin Wrist 2016).

***75 Dollar Bill play The Workman’s Cellar on 9th September***

13.  Sanam: “Ya Nass”. From “Aykathani Malakon” (Mais Um 2023).

14.  Asynchrone: “Riot in Lagos”. From the forthcoming album “Plastic Bamboo” (No Format!).

15.  Marc Ribot & Ceramic Dog: “Crumbia”. From “Connection” (Yellowbird Records 2023).

16.  Miranda: “Cacilheiro”.

17.  Miranda: “Maria Lisboa”. Both from “Uma Mulher na Cidade” (Jaro Medien 2023).

18.  Maja Milinkovic: “Sarajevo u dusi mi spavas”. From “Fadolinka” (Croatia Records 2023).

19.  Yungchen Lhamo: “Overcoming Obstacles”. From “One Drop Of Kindness” (forthcoming on Real World).

20. Brigid Mae Power: “Dream from the deep well”. From “Dream From The Deep Well” (Fire Records 2023).

21.  Bex Burch: “Dawn Blessings’. From the forthcoming album “There Is Only Love And Fear” (International Anthem).

22.  The Bulgarian Voices - Angelite: “Preiset den Herrn im Himmel”. From “Medieval Eastern Orthodox Music” (Jaro Medien 2023).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.  Kayhan Kalhor & Toumani Diabaté: “The Sky Is The Same Colour Everywhere” (Real World).

2.  Alogte Oho & His Sounds Of Joy: “O Yinne!” (Philophon).

3.  Mokoomba: “Tusona: Tracings in the Sand” (Outhere).


4.  V.A: Playing for the Man at the Door: Field Recordings from the collection of Mack McCormick 1958-1971 (Smithsonian Folkways).


5.  Sanam: “Aykathani Malakon” (Mais Um).


6.  Fatoumata Diawara: “London Ko” (Wagram).

7.  Dudu Tassa & Jonny Greenwood: “Jarak Qaribak” (World Circuit).


8.  V.A: “River of Revenge: Brazilian Country Music 1929-1961 Vol.1” (Death Is Not The End).

9.  Jawa: “Last Breaths from Aleppo” (Muziekpublique).

10.  V.A: “Coco Maria presents Club Coco - Ahora!” (Bongo Joe).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.   Deena Abdelwahed: “Violence for free”. From “Jbal Rrsas” (InFiné).

2.   Erkin Koray: “Kendim Ettim Kendim Buldum”. From “Mechul - singles & rarities” (Sublime Frequencies).

3.   Alabaster DePlume: “Naked like water”. From “Come With Fierce Grace” (International Anthem).

4.   Elena Duni: “Dawn”. From “A Time To Remember” (ECM).

5.   Cindy Pooch: “Issemou”. From “In Nomine Corpus” (InFiné).
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