Playlist 29.10.2018

World Music DJ
Go to content

Playlist 29.10.2018

On this week's programme:

This week’s “Ear To The Globe” is an instrumental special - beginning with the Finnish four-piece harmonica of Sväng, and the electro-tango of the Plaza Francia Orchestra, and moving into the Portuguese accordion quartet of Danças Ocultas and the Scandinavian guitar flamenco of Robi Svärd.

The Iranian Rostami cousins give a contemporary account of traditional forms, and Sam Evans’ Tabla Project puts the eponymous percussion instrument into a seductive range of “world” contexts.

The centrepiece of the programme is three recordings from the Ragas Live Festival in New York, 24 of which have been released as a Retrospective from the Festival’s 6-year history.

We conclude with the piano-balafon duet of Jean-Philippe Rykiel and Lansiné Kouyaté, the dreamy contemplations of US-based quartet, Opium Moon, and a poignant autumnal piece from this month’s no. 1 Transglobal Chart placing, SANS (


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

1.    Sväng: “Hugolle”. From “Sväng Plays Tango” (Galileo 2018).

2.    Plaza Francia Orchestra: “Oblivión”. From “Plaza Francia Orchestra” (Because 2018).

3.    Danças Ocultas: “Azáfama”. From “Dentro Desse Mar” (Danças Ocultas 2018).

4.    Robert “Robi” Svärd: “Soñando”. From “Alquimia” (Asphalt Tango 2018).

5.    Mehdi Rostami & Adib Rostami: “Lonely”. From “Melodic Circles - Urban Classical Music from Iran” (ARC 2018).

6.    Jay Gandhi & Vishal Nagar: “Pahadi Dhun”.

7.    Go: Organic Orchestra & Brooklyn Raga Massive: “Twilight Lake”.  Both from “Ragas Live Retrospective” (NYC Radio Live 2018).

8.    Sam Evans & The Tabla Project: “Tremor”.  From “The Tabla Project” (Sam Evans 2018).

9.    Arun Ramamurthy Trio with Perry Wortman and Sameer Gupta: “Conception/Dhanasri/Walk As One/Simple Joys/Sri Valli/Revati”. >From “Ragas Live Retrospective” (NYC Radio Live 2018).

10.  Jean-Philippe Rykiel & Lansiné Kouyaté: “Paroles de Sage”. From “Kangaba-Paris” (Buda).

11.  Opium Moon: “Drunk with the Great Starry Void”. From “Opium Moon” (Be Why 2018).

12.  SANS: “The Edge Of Autumn / Hayreniki Karot”. From “Kulku” (Cloud Valley 2018).

Thanks for listening.

*Here is a listen-back link to listen back to the programme.

*Follow me on Twitter: @djnigelw
*Facebook page - DJ Nigel Wood

*Recommendations below!


Facebook: DJ Nigel Wood

Twitter: @djnigelw

Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1. Richard Thompson: “13 Rivers” (Proper).


2. Gaye Su Akyol: “Istikarli Hayal Hakikattir” (Glitterbeat).


3. Ann O’aro: “Ann O’aro” (Buda Musique).


4. Plaza Francia Orchestra: “Plaza Francia Orchestra” (Because).


5. Various Artists:“Ragas Live Retrospective” (NYC Radio Live).


6. Opium Moon: “Opium Moon” (Be Why).


7. SANS: “Kulku” (Cloud Valley).


8. Vigüela: “A Tiempo Real - A new take on Spanish tradition” (ARC).        


9. Amsterdam Klezmer Band & Söndörgö: “Szikra” (Vetnasj).


10. Various Artists: “Small Island, Big Song” (Small Island Big Song Pty Ltd Australia).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.  Bixiga 70: “Camelo”. From “Quebra-Cabeça” (Glitterbeat).

2.  Jean-Philippe Rykiel & Lansine Kouyate: “Paroles de Sage”. From “Kangaba-Paris” (Buda).

3.  Gaye Su Akyol: “Laziko”. From “Istikarli Hayal Hakikattir” (Glitterbeat).


4.  Eric Bibb: “What’s He Gonna Say Today”. From “Global Griot” (DixieFrog).

5.  Norma Waterson & Eliza Carthy with the Gift Band: “Strange Weather”. From “Anchor” (Topic).
DJ Nigel Wood World Music Specialist
Back to content | Back to main menu