Playlist 30.09.2019

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Playlist 30.09.2019

On this week's programme:

Acid Arab are a Parisian duo combining Middle-Eastern and Arabic music with electronics.

Baba Zula are Istanbul’s veteran psych-rock groovers.

Trupa Trupa are a Polish rock quartet.

The late Rachid Taha combined his Algerian heritage with a punk-rock ethos.

Gaye Su Akyol is the internationalist contemporary voice of Istanbul.

The Ostinato record label continues its study of the development of Cape Verdean music in the last century.

Bantou Mentale fuse Kinshasa and Paris in urban dub grooves.

DJ Dolores, or Helder Aragão, is a Brazilian DJ with an affinity for the rhythms of the North-East.

Los Pirañas are a supergroup trio from Bogota melding wonky beats and

Flavia Coelho is a Brazilian singer, relocated to Paris.

Lucas Santtana is a Brazilian singer/musician from Bahia with a reflective acoustic album.

Souad Massi is a Algerian Berber singer who emigrated to France following death threats in the 1990s.

Two Sissokos, Ballaké and Baba, join forces in a feast of West African kora, voice and percussion.

Mah Damba is a traditional griot singer from Mali.

Tinariwen release a new album, created in the desert, with Western inputs too.

“Just Around The Bend” is a collection of Appalachian banjo music from a documentary by Mike Seeger.

Benedicte Maurseth is an exponent of the Norwegian hardanger fiddle.

Iranian kemenche fiddle master, Kayhan Kalhor, collaborates with a Dutch jazz trio.

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Thomas Bartlett, both from the Gloaming, have conspired a duo album of tunes and improvisations.

Nitin Sawhney has been revisiting his seminal “Beyond Skin” album in live performance.


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

1.    Acid Arab feat. Radia Menel: “Staifia”. From “Jdid” (Crammed 2019).

2.    Baba Zula: “Kizil gozlüm / My scarlet eyed”. From “Derín Derín” (Glitterbeat 2019).

3.    Trupa Trupa: “Another Day”. From “Of The Sun” (Glitterbeat 2019).

4.    Rachid Taha: “Ansit”. From forthcoming album “Je Suis Africain” (Naive/Believe).

5.    Gaye Su Akyol: “Laziko”. From “Istikrarli Hayal Hakikattir” (Glitterbeat 2018).

***Gaye Su Akyol plays The Sugar Club on November 1st***

6.    Ferro Gaita: “Rei di Tabanka”. From the compilation “Pour Me A Grog - The Funána Revolt in 1990s Cabo Verde” (forthcoming on Ostinato Records).

7.    Bantou Mentale: “Boko Haram”. Single from forthcoming album “Bantou Mentale” (Glitterbeat).

8.    DJ Dolores: “O Gringo”.

9.    DJ Dolores: “Adilia’s Place”. Both from “Recife 19” (Sterns 2019).

10.  Los Pirañas: “Puerto del Sol”. From “Historia Natural” (forthcoming on Glitterbeat).

11.  Flavia Coelho: “DNA”. From “DNA” (Pias 2019).

12.  Lucas Santtana: “Ninguém solta a mão de ninguém”. From “O Ceu É Velho Há Muito Tempo” (forthcoming on No Format!).

13.  Souad Massi: “Oumniya”. From “Oumniya” (Naive/Believe 2019).

14.  Balaké Sissoko & Baba Sissoko: “Sissoko & Sissoko”. From “Sissoko & Sissoko” (Home Records 2019).

15.  Mah Damba: “Taba”. From “Hakili Kélé” (Buda Musique 2019).

16.  Tinariwen feat. Warren Ellis, Noura Mint Seymali, Jeiche Ould Chighaly: “Zawal”. From “Amadjar” (Wedge 2019).

17.  Joe Ayers: “Jesus gonna make up my dyin’ bed”. From the compilation “Just Around The Bend - Survival and Revival in Southern Banjo Sounds” (Smithsonian Folkways 2019).

18.  Benedicte Maurseth: “Huldre Mi” - by Lars Skjervheim. From “Benedicte Maurseth” (Heilo 2019).

19.  Kayhan Kalhor & Rembrandt Frerichs Trio: “Dawn I - Introduction”. From “It’s Still Autumn” (Kepera Records 2019).

20.  Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Thomas Bartlett: “Strange Vessels”. From “Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Thomas Bartlett” (Real World 2019).

21.  Nitin Sawhney: “Broken Skin”. From “Beyond Skin” (Outcaste 1999).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.   Rachid Taha: “Je Suis Africain” (Naive/Believe).


2.  Ballaké Sissoko & Baba Sissoko: “Sissoko & Sissoko” (Home Records).


3.  DJ Dolores: “Recife 19” (Sterns).


4.  Širom: “A Universe That Roasts Blossoms For A Horse” (tak:til / Glitterbeat).


5.  Benedicte Maurseth: “Benedicte Maurseth” (Heilo).


6.  Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Thomas Bartlett: “Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Thomas Bartlett” (Real World).


7.  Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal & Jesse Paris Smith: “Heart Sutra Song - Gone Beyond”. From “Songs From The Bardo” (Smithsonian Folkways).


8.  Dona Onete: “Rebujo” (Mais Um).  


9.  Kayhan Kalhor & Rembrandt Frerichs Trio: “It’s Still Autumn” (Kepera Records).


10. Tinariwen: “Amadjar” (Wedge).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.   Trupa Trupa: “Dream About”. From “Of The Sun” (Glitterbeat).

2.   Acid Arab feat. Radia Menel: “Staifia”. From “Jdid” (Crammed).


3.  Flavia Coelho: “Levanta Dai”. From “DNA” (Pias).

4.  Kefaya + Elaha Soroor: “Gole Be Khar”. From “Songs Of Our Mothers” (Bella Union).

5.  Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Thomas Bartlett: “Strange Vessels”. From “Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Thomas Bartlett” (Real World).
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