Playlist 11.03.2019

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Playlist 11.03.2019

On this week's programme:

Brazilian music came through strongly this week in the aftermath of carnival:

Bloco do Afrojazz, Dona Onete, and Tribalistas celebrate Festival season; Saulo Duarte is a singer/guitarist from the north, based now in Sao Paulo.

Eumir Deodato specialised in jazz-funk instrumentals in the ‘70s before hitting the big time.

Itibere Zwarg, bassist with Hermeto Pascoal, made an extraordinary record with a 29-piece orchestra in 2001.

DJ Tudo stewards a collection of music from Mundo Melhor, a label who made field recordings from all over Brazil.

Cacá Machado is a maverick singer-songwriter, historian and producer.

Indee Styla’s tune was a special release for International Women’s Day.

Celso Fonseca is a renowned and well-connected songwriter; and Heitor Villa-Lobos remains the most famous South American composer to this day.

Baracutanga are from Albuquerque with a protest at Trump’s child detention policy.

La Yegros is Mariana Yegros from Argentina with her nu-cumbia sound.

Coladeira are a lusophone trio from Portugal, Brazil and Cape Verde.

Kronos Quartet collaborate with the Iranian Vahdat sisters, Mahsa and Marjan.

Refugees for Refugees is a Brussels-based group of musicians from Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tibet.

Azerbaijani vocal master, Ali Qasimov, joins forces with French bassist and serpent player, Michel Godard.

Anouar Brahem is master of the jazz oud, appearing in the NCH this Saturday in distinguished company.

The Caronni sisters are from Argentina, resident in France.

Four black women with banjos and a powerful message of triumph over adversity - songs of the US native daughters.

The Gloaming continue their adventures beyond the Irish tradosphere.


Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Monday March 11th. The programme goes out every Monday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1.    Bloco do Afrojazz: “Chegada Negra” (DJ Raiz remix). From the EP “Carnaval Remix - curated by DJ Mam” (Sony 2018).

2.    Baracutanga: “Cuida Tus Espaldas”. Single on Independiente (2019).

3.    La Yegros: “A Ver A Ver”. From “Suelta” (Canta La Selva / X-Ray 2019).

4.    Dona Onete: “Festa do Tubarão”. Single from forthcoming album “Rebujo” (Mais Um).

5.    Tribalistas: “Carnavália (Ao Vivo)”. Single release from forthcoming album “Ao Vivo” (Phonomotor).

6.    Saulo Duarte: “Ela Foi Ver A Lua”. From “Avante Delirio” (Sterns 2019).

7.    Eumir Deodato: “Rodando Por Ai (Rudy’s)”. From “Os Catedráticos 73” (Far Out 2019).

8.    Itibere Orquestra Familia: “Bota Para Quebrar”. From “Pedra Do Espia” (Far Out 2018).

9.    Banda De Pife Princesa do Agreste de Caruaru: “Caboclinhos”.

10.  Samba de Matuto de Maragogi: “Nunca me Faltou Sonora (Pancada Motor)”. Both from the compilation “Mundo Melhor Volume 1” (Mundo Melhor 2018).

11.  Coladera: “La Dôtu Lado”. From “La Dôtu Lado” (Agogo 2019).

12.  Cacá Machado feat. Mateus Aleluia: “Tem Um”. From “Sibilina” (YB Music / Circus 2018).

13.  Indee Styla feat. Drik Barbosa: “Hijas de la Libertad” (Single on Laboratório Fantasma).

14.  Celso Fonseca: “Quando Tudo Parece Quieto”. From “Turning Point” (Wrasse 2019).

15.  Villa-Lobos / Quarteto Bessler-Reis: “Quarteto De Cordas No.16 - Molto andante (Quasi adagio)”. From “Villa-Lobos - Quartetos De Cordas” (6CDs - Selo Sesc).

16.  Kronos Quartet with Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat: “Vanishing Lines”. From “Placeless” (Kirkelig Kulturverksted 2019).

17.  Refugees For Refugees: “Punarjanm”. From “Amina” (Muziekpublique 2019).

18.  Alim Qasimov & Michel Godard: “Awakening / Aylar Otur Dolanir”. From “Awakening” (Buda Musique 2019).

19.  Anouar Brahem: “Persepolis’s Mirage”. From “Blue Maqams” (ECM 2017).

***Anouar Brahem plays the National Concert Hall on Saturday March 16th***

20.  Las Hermanas Caronni: “Santa Plastica”. From “Santa Plastica” (Les Grands Fleuves 2019).

21.  Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell: “Qasheba Qasheba”. From “Songs Of Our Native Daughters” (Smithsonian Folkways 2019).

22.  The Gloaming: “The Pink House”. From “The Gloaming 3” (Real World 2019).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.  Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell: “Songs Of Our Native Daughters” (Smithsonian Folkways).


2. V.A: “Mundo Melhor Vol. 1” (Mundo Melhor).


3. Kel Assouf: “Black Tenere” (Glitterbeat).


4. The Gloaming: “The Gloaming 3” (Real World).


5. Astrakan Project: “Ines” (Astrakan Project).


6. Various Artists: “Nigeria 70 - No Wahala: Highlife, AfroFunk & Juju 1973-1987” (Strut).


7. Bâton Bleu: “Weird and Wonderful Tales” (Dixiefrog).


8. Star Band De Dakar: “Psicodelia Afro-Cubana De Senegal” (Ostinato).     


9. Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba: “Miri” (Out Here).


10. Kronos Quartet with Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat: “Placeless” (Kirkelig Kulturverksted.

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.  Banda De Pife Princesa do Agreste de Caruaru: “Caboclinhos”. From the compilation “Mundo Melhor Volume 1” (Mundo Melhor).

2.  Osayomore Joseph & The Creative 7: “Obonogbozu”. From the compilation “Nigeria 70 - No Wahala: Highlife, AfroFunk & Juju 1973-1987” (Strut).


3.  Las Hermanas Caronni feat. Piers Faccini: “Breathe”. From “Santa Plastica” (Les Grands Fleuves).

4.  Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell: “Qasheba Qasheba”. From “Songs Of Our Native Daughters” (Smithsonian Folkways).

5.  Kronos Quartet with Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat: “The Sun Rises”. From “Placeless” (Kirkelig Kulturverksted).

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