Playlist 30.04.2024 - DJ NigelWood

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Playlist 30.04.2024

On this week’s programme:

Faraualla are a female vocal quartet from Puglia.
Aynur, from Turkey, is a major voice of the Kurdish people.
The music of Canadian singer Kiran Ahluwalia is rooted in her Indian heritage.
Maria Mazzotta was a member of Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino for 15 years until 2015.

Avalanche Kaito are a meeting of a Burkinabe urban griot and a Brussels noise punk duo.
Sahra Halgan is ex-pat singer from Somaliland, resident in France.
Asmaa Hamzaoui is a female Moroccan gnawa singer and musician.
Tarwa N-Tiniri are five Amazigh musicians from the southern Moroccan city of Ouarzazate.
A new generation Orchestra Baobab played at the Bray jazz Festival last Saturday.

Leyla McCalla is a US folk musician of Haitian ancestry and one-time cellist with the Carolina Chocolate Drops.
Tembur player and singer Ali Dogan Gonultas is from a mountainous region of eastern Anatolia.
Syriana, the project of the late Nick Page and Irishman Bernard O’Neill, delivers travel tales from the 14th century.
Egyptian oud player Tarek Abdallah renews his partnership with percussionist Adel Shams El Din.
Joachim Cooder played in Whelans last week and has a new album coming in the autumn.

Piers Lewin and John Patrick Elliott have reimagined the now extinct folk music of the Scilly Isles.
The Leeds-based Awen Ensemble play a folk-jazz style with Celtic roots.
Kyab Yul-Sa are a trio led by Lobsang Chonzor playing Tibetan folk music infused with other influences.
Marjan Vahdat is an Iranian singer based in Scandinavia with a new acapella album.
Catherine Graindorge is a Belgian composer and violinist.

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Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Tuesday April 30th. The programme goes out every Tuesday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at and thereafter on Mixcloud

1.    Faraualla: “Un due tre amen!”. From “Culla e Tempesta” (Zero Nove Nove 2024).

2.    Aynur; “Hekimo”.
3.    Aynur: “Min te dit”.  Both from “Rabe” (Dreyer-Gaido 2024).

4.    Kiran Ahluwalia: “Dil”. From “Comfort Food” (Six Degrees 2024).

5.    Maria Mazzotta feat. Bombino: “Sula nu puei stare”. From “Onde” (Zero Nove Nove 2024).

6.    Avalanche Kaito: “Borgo”. From “Talitikum” (Glitterbeat 2024).

7.    Sahra Halgan: “Laga”. From “Hiddo Dhawr” (Danaya 2024).

8.    Asmaa Hamzaoui & Bnat Timbouktou: “Lalla mira chelha”. From “L’Bnat” (Ajabu! 2024).

9.    Tarwa N’Tiniri: “Illa Ikhir”. From “Akal” (Atty Records 2024).

10.  Orchestra Baobab: “Pape Ndiaye”. From “Made In Dakar” (World Circuit 2007).

11.  Leyla McCalla: “Tree”.
12.  Leyla McCalla: “Sun without the heat”.  Both from “Sun Without The Heat” (Leyla McCalla 2024).

13.  Ali Dogan Gonultas: “Hespî degdî”. From “Keyeyi” (Mapamundi Música 2024).

14.  Syriana: “Como fantasmas”. From “1325 Ibn Battutah” (Grand Duc Records 2023).

15.  Tarek Abdallah & Adel Shams El Din: “Selsal”. From “Ousoul” (Buda Musique 2024).

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

17.  Piers Lewin & John Patrick Elliott: “Hagenes”.
18.  Piers Lewin & John Patrick Elliott: “Small boats”. Both from “Lost Songs Of Scilly” (Carbon Moon 2024).

19.  Awen Ensemble: “Idris”. From “Cadair Idris” (New Soil 2024).

20.  Kyab Yul-Sa: “Kharag Ri”. From “Murmures d’Himalaya” (Nangma Prod 2024).

21.  Marjan Vahdat: “O King of goodness”. From “Eagle Of My Heart” (Kirkelig Kulturverksted 2024).

22.  Catherine Graindorge: ‘This is a dream”. From “Songs Of The Dead” (tak:til / Glitterbeat 2024).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.  Various Artists: “Congo Funk! Sound Madness from the shores of the mighty Congo River - Kinshasa/Brazzaville 1969-1982” (Analog Africa).

2.  Za! & Perrate: “Jolifanto” (Love Monk).

3.  Sam Lee: “Songdreaming” (Cooking Vinyl).
4.  Syriana: “1325 Ibn Battutah” (Grand Duc Records).
5.  Jembaa Groove: “Ye Ankasa/We Ourselves” (Agogo Records).
6.  Leyla McCalla: “Sun Without The Heat” (Leyla McCalla).

7.  Kiran Ahluwalia: “Comfort Food” (Six Degrees).
8.  Aynur: “Rabe” (Dreyer-Gaido).

9.  Dele Sosimi & The Estuary 21: “The Confluence” (Wah Wah 45).

10.  Catherine Graindorge: “Songs For The Dead” (tak:til/Glitterbeat).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.   Alfa Sackey & Afrik Bawantu: “It’s not easy” (Single on Wah Wah 45(.

2.   Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti & Frank Rosaly: “Balada para la corporatocracia”. From “Mestizx” (International Anthem).

3.   Bab L’Bluz: “Zaino”. From “Swaken” (Real World).

4.   Ayom: “Oxalá, promessa do migrante” (Single on Ayom/Believe).

5.   John Taylor, Norma Winstone, Kenny Wheeler: “Azimuth”. From “Azimuth” (ECM).
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