Playlist 30.11.2020

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Playlist 30.11.2020

On this week's programme:

Ayom are a multi-cultural band based in Barcelona and led by Brazilian Jabu Morales.

Orquesta Failde, from Matanzas in Cuba, are renewing and preserving their heritage.

Mariachi Las Adelitas are the UK’s only all-female Mariachi band, with music from lockdown.

Tom Zé is a Brazilian auteur of revered status - a veteran of Tropicalia days.

The Star Feminine Band in Benin grew out of an offer of musical education for girls aged 12 to 18.

Protoje and Koffee are two prominent Jamaican reggae musicians.

Jon Moon is Berlin-based reggae artist, recently recording in South Africa.

Errol Linton from Brixton plays an irresistible blend of blues with a touch of reggae.

Bai Kamara is a bluesman from Sierra Leone based in Brussels.

Batida is Pedro Coquenão, Angola-Portuguese DJ, producer and remixer.

Thornato is much-travelled global bass-man DJ Thor Partridge.

Ozferti is producer Florian Doucet from La Chiva Gantiva and Terrakota.

Michal Noga is a Slovakian musician who has researched all the various traditions of his country and the early masters.

Joachim Cooder, with his mbira, explores the catalogue of country hero Uncle Dave Macon.

Leyla McCalla reissues her 2014 album paying homage to black consciousness poet Langston Hughes.

Gwenifer Raymond is a Welsh guitarist, influenced by the American primitive tradition.

Tabla player Sandeep Das explores the changing nuances of tradition on the road between India and Syria.

The Brooklyn Raga Massive pay tribute to Terry Riley and his classic work “In C”.

Madou Sidiki Diabaté is a one-man band, playing virtuoso kora over programmed rhythms.

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

1.Ayom: “Ayom Manifesto”.

2.Ayom: “Baile das catitas”. Both from “Ayom Manifesto” (Amplifica 2020).

3.Orquesta Failde: “Tumbão”. From “Failde Con Tumbão” (Egrem 2020).

4.Mariachi las Adelitas: “Cumbia La Adelita” (Single self-released 2020).

5.Tom Zé: “Jeitinho Dela”. From “Raridades” (Warner 2020).

6.Star Feminine Band: “La Musique”. From “Star Feminine Band” (Born Bad 2020).

7.Protoje feat. Koffee: “Switch it up”. Single from the album “In Search of Lost Time” (RCA & In.Digg.Nation Collective 2020).

8.Jon Moon feat. Crosby Bolani & Azania Band: “Economical Crisis” (Single on Yutman Records 2020).

9.Errol Linton: “Sad & Lonesome”. From “No Entry” (Errol Linton 2020).

10.Bai Kamara Jr. & The Voodoo Sniffers: “Fortune”. from “Salone” (M.i.G 2020).

11.Batida: Dras Firmino remix - “Ufeko Disole”. From “UM” (Soundway 2020).

12.Thornato: “Break Away”. From “Escape Plan” (Wonderwheel 2020).

13.Ozferti feat. Endris Hassen: “Ta Na Da”. From “Solarius Gamma” (Humpty Dumpty 2020).

14.Michal Noga Band: “Zubajky”. From “Stopy” (Michal Noga Band 2020).

15.Joachim Cooder: “Rabbit in the peapatch”. From “Over That Road I’m Bound” (Nonesuch 2020).

16.Leyla McCalla: “When I can see the valley”. >From “Vari-Colored Songs” (Smithsonian Folkways 2014/2020).

17.Gwenifer Raymond: “Marseilles Bunkhouse 3am”. From “Strange Lights Over Garth Mountain” (Tompkins Square 2020).

18.Sandeep Das & The HUM Ensemble: “Delhi to Damascus”. From “Delhi To Damascus” (In a Circle Records 2020).

19.Brooklyn Raga Massive: “In D part 2 - Raga Bairagi”. From “In D” (Brooklyn Raga Massive 2020).

20.Madou Sidiki Diabaté: “Djigui”. From “Kora Electrique” (Amarrass 2020).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.Ayom: “Ayom Manifesto” (Amplifica).

2.Lo’Jo: “Transe de Papier” (LoJo).

3.Les Mamans du Congo & Rrobin: “Les Mamans du Congo & Rrobin” (Jarring Effects).

4.Madou Sidiki Diabaté: “Djigui”. From “Kora Electrique” (Amarrass).

5.Joachim Cooder: “Over That Road I’m Bound” (Nonesuch).

6.Ceferina Banquez: “No Me Dejen Sola!” (OM Producciones).

7.Sandeep Das & The HUM Ensemble: “Delhi To Damascus” (In a Circle Records).

8.Kronos Quartet: “Long Time Passing: Kronos Quartet & Friends celebrate Pete Seeger” (Smithsonian Folkways).

9.Afel Bocoum: “Linde” (World Circuit).

10. Alexandræ: “Gaudeamus Omnes” (Segell Microscopi).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1. Alostmen feat Medikal: “Do Good”. From “Teach Me” (Strut).

2. Kokoroko: “Baba Ayoola” (Single - Kokoroko).

3. Errol Linton: “No Entry Blues”. From “No Entry” (Errol Linton).

4. 3,14: “Qazzaz”. From “Bombyx Mori” (World Within Worlds).

5. Torsvik / Winter: “Presence (Movement 1)”. From “Hidden Soul of the Fjords” (NXN).

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