Playlist 06.02.2024

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Playlist 06.02.2024

On this week’s programme:

Veteran Klezmatics trumpeter Frank London celebrates our shared humanity in these dark times.

Times New Roman, based in Hungary, play the folk musics of Eastern Europe.

Almir Meskovic from Bosnia and Daniel Lazar from Serbia met at the Norwegian Music Academy.

Sami Galbi is a Swiss-Moroccan musician based in Lausanne.

Sahra Hagan is from Somaliland but was exiled to France in the 1980s.

Western Saharan singer Aziza Brahim grew up in exile in an Algerian refugee camp.

Kiran Ahluwalia is a Canadian singer-songwriter of Indian descent.

Rubim de Toledo is a Brazilian bass-player based in Canada.

The late Jamaican singer Pluto Shervington was well-known for his humorous story songs.

Boomrush Productions in Germany are embarking on a series of Marvin Gaye reggae remixes.

Côte d’Ivoire reggae artist Tiken Jah Fakoly releases a French version of Sting’s “Englishman in New York”.

Sister Julie, from Portland, Oregon, is a Rastafarian reggae singer.

Saramaccan Sound are a duo of brothers from Suriname, singing of the vicissitudes of village life there.

Italian musicians Luigi Cinque and Stefano Saletti join up with Mongolian chanteuse Urna.

Ramzi Aburedwan is a Palestinian composer and multi-instrumentalist.

L’Attirail is a French eight-piece led by Xavier Demerliac with an album inspired by espionage!

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Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Tuesday February 6th. The programme goes out every Tuesday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1.    Frank London’s Klezmer Brass Allstars: “Greekz (Yevonim)”.

2.    Frank London’s Klezmer Brass Allstars feat. Meshnach: “Unity (Carnival in Crown Heights)”. Both from “Chronika” (Borscht Beat Records 2023).

3.    Times New Roman: “Hommage a Puporka”. From “Jól Élünk” (Times New Roman 2023).

4.    Almir Meskovic & Daniel Lazar: “Capriccio balkanico”.

5.    Almir Meskovic & Daniel Lazar: “Jore yar”.  Both from “Family Beyond Blood” (Alda Records 2023).

6.    Sami Galbi: “Dakchi Hani” (Single on Bongo Joe Records 2023).

7.    Sahra Halgan: “Laga”. Single from forthcoming album “Hiddo Dhawr” (Danaya Music).

8.    Aziza Brahim: “Thajliba”. From the forthcoming album “Mawja” (Glitterbeat).

9.    Kiran Ahluwalia: “Pancake”. Single from forthcoming album “Comfort Food” (Kiran Ahluwalia).

10.  Rubim de Toledo: “The Drip”.

11.  Rubim de Toledo feat. Karimah: “Equal Ground”. Both from “The Drip” (Rubim de Toledo 2023).

12.  Pluto Shervington: “Dat”.

13.  Pluto Shervington: “I man born ya”. Both from “Best Of Pluto Shervington” (K&K Records 1995).

14.  Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston: “It takes two - Remix” (Single on Boomrush productions 2024).

15.  Tiken Jah Fakoly feat. Horace Andy & Chico Cesar: “Africain a Paris”. Single from forthcoming album “Acoustic” (Chapter Two Records 2024).

16.  Sister Julie: “Here we dub again - Sidney Mills mix”. From the EP “Heart Dub It” (Sister Julie 2023).

17.  Saramaccan Sound: “Villages swallowed by the floods”.

18.  Saramaccan Sound: “Please save me”.  Both from “Where The River Bends Is Only The Beginning” (Glitterbeat Hidden Musics 2024).

19.  Luigi Cinque, Stefano Saletti, Urna Chahar-Tugchi: “Blue Masaba”. From “Persephone” (Materiali Sonori 2023).

20.  Ramzi Aburedwan & Dal’ouna Ensemble: “Baadek’ala Bali”. From “Oyoun Al Kalaam” (Riverboat/World Music Network 2007/2024).

21.  Almir Meskovic & Daniel Lazar: “Sevdah”. From “Family Beyond Blood” (Alda Records 2023).

22.  L’Attirail: “Find the mole”.

23.  L’Attirail: “Sleeping spy in doubt”. Both from “Honorables Correspondents” (CSB Productions 2023).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.  BCUC (Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness): “Millions Of Us” (On The Corner).

2.  Babsy Konate: “Tounga” (Sahel Sounds).

3.  Dengue Fever: Ting Mong” (Tuk Tuk Records).


4.  Emilia Lajunen: “Vainaan perua: Satavuotinen sakka (Legacy Of The Dead: Deep In The Dregs)” (Nordic Notes/CPL-Musicgroup).


5.  Muireann Bradley: “I Kept These Old Blues” (Tompkins Square).


6.  Mito y Comadre: “Guajirando” (ZZK Records).

7.  Rhiannon Giddens: “You’re The One” (Nonesuch).


8.  Cinder Well: “Cadence” (Free Dirt).

9.  John Francis Flynn: “The Lag Song”.  Both from “Look Over The Wall, See The Sky” (River Lea).

10.  Thandi Ntuli with Carlos Niño: “Rainbow Revisited” (International Anthem).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.   Mama Sissoko: “Safiatou”. From “Mama Sissoko Live” (Mieruba).

2.   Super Biton de Ségou: “Bouguel”. From “Afro.Jazz.Folk Collection Vol. 2” (Mieruba/Deviation).

3.   Batsukh Dorj: “Bainak”. From “Ogbelerim - Music For My Ancestors” (Buda Musique).

4.   The Furrow Collective: “O Watch The Stars”. From “We Know By The Moon” (Hudson Records).

5.   Rashid Khan: “Raga Jogkauns”. From “Reflection” (Sense World).
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