Playlist 05.07.2021

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Playlist 05.07.2021

On this week's programme:

Bapi das Baul is from the Bengali Baul sect who combine Hinduism and Islam in ecstatic music and dance.

Karsh Kale is UK producer with a high profile in the Asian underground scene.

Seckou Keita and Baaba Maal join forces on a single celebrating their home country of Senegal.

Boubacar Diabaté is a Malian guitarist of note with a strong recommendation from Banning Eyre.

Sons of Kemet are a British jazz-funk band, led by Shabaka Hutchings, with a powerful BLM statement.

Orchestra Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp are a free-thinking Swiss 12-piece band on their fifth album.

Mawimbi is a Paris collective of musicians and producers with guest artists such as K.O.G. and Fatim Kouyaté.

Angelique Kidjo joins forces with a new generation of African artists in passionate celebration.

Cologne band Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble are remixed for a hard-hitting environmental bulletin.

Irishman Ryan Molloy tuned and tempered his piano to accompany five fine pipers.

Russell Potter, solo guitarist, issued two albums in 1979 and 1981, now re-released on Tompkins Square.

Archival recordings from the late Joseph Spence, Bahamian legend, are emerging.

Two new Rough Guides from the blues and jazz vaults give glimpses of bygone eras.

Van Morrison turns in a fine set of his trademark jazz and blues, albeit with a few complaints.

dal:um are a Korean duo on the gayageum and geomungo, based in Seoul.

Sarah-Jane Summers is a Scottish fiddler in partnership with Finnish guitarist Juhani Silvola.

Sigmar Matthiasson is an Icelandic jazz bassist with connections to Balkan and Arabic cultures.

Natacha Atlas, Anglo-Egyptian vocalist, has a new project of Arabic ambient beauty.

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Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Monday July 5th. The programme goes out every Monday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1.Bapi das Baul: “Radha Hoyo”.

2. Bapi das Baul: “Ki je jala dile”. Both from “River Of Happy Souls” (ARC 2021).

3. Karsh Kale: “Lovers”. From “Touch: 1” (Mighty Junn/Six Degrees 2021).

4. Seckou Keita & Baaba Maal: “Homeland” (Single on Seckou Keita Music 2021).

5. Boubacar ‘Badian’ Diabaté: “Fadento”. From “African Guitar Series Vol. 1 - Mande Guitar” (Lion Songs 2021).

6. Sons of Kemet: “Field Negus”.

7. Sons of Kemet: “Let the circle be unbroken”. Both from “Black to the Future” (Impulse! Records 2021).

8. Orchestra Tout-Puissant Marcel Duchamp: “Beginning”. Single from the album “We’re OK. But we’re lost anyway” (Bongo Joe 2021).

9. Mawimbi feat. K.O.G: “Kakraa”. From “Bubbling” (Mawimbi Records 2021).

10. Angelique Kidjo: “Mother Nature”. From “Mother Nature” (Decca/Universal 2021).

11. Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble: “Curupira - Lee Bass remix” (Remix single on Rebel Up 2021).

12. Ryan Molloy feat. Sheila Friel: “Rocky Road to Dublin / Dusty Miller”. From “Tempered” (Ryan Molloy 2021).

13. Russell Potter: “The Road to Lisdoonevarne / O’Keefe’s Slide”.

14. Russell Potter: “Dirge & Celebration in C Minor”.Both from “Neither Here Nor There” (Tompkins Square 2021).

15. Joseph Spence: “Give Me That Old-Time Religion”. From the forthcoming album “Encore: Unheard Recordings of Bahamian Guitar and Singing” (Smithsonian Folkways).

16. Elijah Jones: “Stuff Stomp”. From “The Rough Guide to the Best Country Blues You’ve Never Heard Vol. 2” (World Music Network 2021).

17. Louis Armstrong Orchestra: “Muggles”. From “The Rough Guide to the Roots of Jazz” (World Music Network 2021).

18. Van Morrison: “Thank God for the Blues”. From “Latest Record Project Volume 1” (Exile/BMG 2021).

19. dal:um: “The Collapsing Time”. From “Similar & Different” (tak:til / Glitterbeat 2021).

20. Sigmar Matthiasson: “Don”. From “Meridian Metaphor” ( 2021).

21. Sarah-Jane Summers & Juhani Silvola: “Loisg lad Gual io-uo”. From “The Smoky Smirr o’ Rain” (Eighth Nerve Audio 2021).

22. Natacha Atlas: “The Inner Dimension”. From the EP “The Inner & The Outer” (Wise Music Publishing 2021).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.Brain Damage meets Big Youth: “Beyond the Blue” (Jarring Effects).

2.Paolo Angeli: “Jar’a” (AnMa ReR Megacorp).

3.Dobet Gnahoré: “Couleur” (Cumbancha).

4.Sons of Kemet: “Black To The Future” (Impulse!).

5.Toumani Diabaté and the London Symphony Orchestra: “Korolen” (World Circuit).

6.Ballaké Sissoko: “Djourou” (No Format!).

7.Kasai Allstars: “Black Ants Always Fly Together, One Bangle Makes No Sound” (Crammed).

8.Piers Faccini: “Shapes Of The Fall” (No Format!).

9.Balkan Taksim: “Disko Telegraf” (Buda Musique).

10. Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino: “Meridiana” (Ponderosa).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.Balimaya Project: “Soninka Patronba”. Single from forthcoming album “Wolo So” (Jazz Re:freshed).

2.Orchestra Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp: “So Many Things (To Feel Guilty About)”. From forthcoming album “We’re OK. But We’re Lost Anyway” (Bongo Joe).

3.Manzanita y Su Conjunto: “No Me Marchare”. Single from forthcoming album “Manzanita Y Su Conjunto - Trujillo, Peru 1971-1974” (Analog Africa).

4.Natacha Atlas: “The Outer”. From the EP “The Inner & The Outer” (Wise Music Publishing).

5.dal:um: “The Waves”. From “Similar & Different” (tak:til / Glitterbeat).

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