Playlist 30.07.2018

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Playlist 30.07.2018

On this week's programme:

This week’s show, broadcast twice, is a compilation from the artists that appeared at the Womad Festival which took place at Charlton Park in Wiltshire in the UK on the weekend of July 26th - 29th 2018.

The programme was recorded prior to the festival and, as it turned out, Sabry Mosbah and some members of Tal National were refused visas to enter the UK and so didn’t play. I didn’t actually see some of the artists below ie. the Owiny Sigoma DJ set, Ladama, Talisk and Abatwa (The Pygmy) - it’s just not possible to see everything! I will be publishing my Womad report on my website very shortly.


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

1.   Omar Souleyman: “Haram (Forbidden - I Signal, You Deny)”. From “Haflat Gharbia - The Western Concerts” (Sublime Frequencies 2011).

2.   Sabry Mosbah: “Ya Nass”. From “Mes Racines” (Accords Croisés 2017).

3.   Gaye Su Akyol: “Eski Tüfek”. From “Hologram Imparatorlugu” (Glitterbeat 2016).

4.   BCUC: “Moya”. From “Emakhosini” (Buda Musique 2018).

5.   Owiny Sigoma Band: “Lio Land”. From “Nyanza” (Brownswood 2015).

6.   Tal National: “Belles Reines”. From “Tantabara” (FatCat 2018).

7.   Orchestre Les Mangalepa: “Kanemo”. From “Last Band Standing” (Strut 2017).

8.   Dobet Gnahoré: “Djoli”. From “Miziki” (LA Café 2018).

9.   Tamala - Bao Sissoko, Mola Sylla & Wouter Vandenabeele: “Salubrité”. From “Tamala” (Muziekpublique 2017).

10.  Amadou & Mariam: “M’bifé”. From “Dimanche à Bamako” (Because 2005).

11.  La Dame Blanche: “Yo Quiero Trabajar”. From “La Dame Blanche 2” (Babylotion 2016).

12.  Ladama: “Sin Ataduras”. From “Ladama” (Six Degrees 2017).

13.  Amparanoia feat. Marinah: “Ella Baila Bembe”. From “El Coro De Mi Gente” (Calaverita 2017).

14.  Mélissa Laveaux: “Nan Fon Bwa”. From “Radyo Siwèl” (No Format! 2018).

15.  Moonlight Benjamin: “Port-Au-Prince”. From “Siltane” (Ma Case 2018).

16.  Talisk: “Abyss: Dad’s Jig/Dog A L’Orange/Curious Beetle”. From “Abyss” (Talisk 2016).

17.  Hanggai: “Togur Jin Mountain”. From “He Who Travels Far” (World Connection 2011).

18.  Ruth Nyiramfumukoye (mother) & Patrick Manishimine (son): “Umutesi  (I’ll follow you until you kill me)”. From “Abatwa (The Pygmy) - Why Did We Stop Growing Tall?” (Glitterbeat Hidden Musics 2017).

19.  Ken Boothe: “Let The Water Run Dry”. From the compilation “Inna De Yard - The Soul Of Jamaica” (Chapter Two 2017).

20.  Havana Meets Kingston feat. Julio Padrón: “Trumpet Interlude”. From “Mista Savona presents Havana Meets Kingston” (VP 2017).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1. Samba Touré: “Wandé” (Glitterbeat).


2. Arat Kilo, Mamani Keïta, Mike Ladd: “Visions of Selam” (Accords Croisés).


3. Red Baraat: “Sound The People” (Rhyme & Reason).


4. Various Artists: “African Scream Contest 2” (Analog Africa).


5. Bombino: “Deran” (Partisan).


6. Coladera: “La Dotu Lado” (Scubidu).


7. Malphino: “Visit Malphino” (Lex).


8. Mercedes Peón: “Deixaas” (Altafonte).         


9. Ammar 808: “Maghreb United” (Glitterbeat).


10. Los Texmaniacs: “Cruzando Borders” (Smithsonian Folkways).
Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.  BCUC: “Moya”. From “Emakhosini” (Buda Musique).

2.  Moonlight Benjamin: “Chan Dayiva”. From “Siltane” (Ma Case).

3.  Dobet Gnahoré: “Djoli”. From “Miziki” (LA Café).


4.  Tamala - Bao Sissoko, Mola Sylla & Wouter Vandenabeele: “Fodé”. From “Tamala” (Muziekpublique).

5.  Ken Boothe: “Let The Water Run Dry”. From the compilation “Inna De Yard - The Soul Of Jamaica” (Chapter Two).

5.  Bessie Smith: “Need A Little Sugar In My Bowl”. From “The Rough Guide to Hokum Blues” (World Music Network).

DJ Nigel Wood World Music Specialist
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