Playlist 12.09.2023

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Playlist 12.09.2023

On this week’s programme:

Erkin Koray was the father of Western-influenced Turkish rock. R.I.P.

Lalalar are an Anatolian rock outfit with punkish political attitude.

Idris Ackamoor is the multi-talented leader of the American West Coast afro-jazz outfit.

The late Afrobeat legend, Tony Allen, recorded with the Jazz Is Dead crew back in 2018, now on release.

Afro-Colombian band Son Palenque recorded under the name Kaine Sound Band in 1986.

Ayo Manuel, or Prince Ayo, is a Nigerian artist with a 1980’s career influenced by US funk and disco.

Leon Keïta, Guinean guitarist, was in Mali for the formation of the both the Rail Band and Les Ambassadeurs in the 1970s.

Les Mamans du Congo are from Congo Brazzaville with Frenchman Rrobin on production.

Kavita Shah is a New Yorker with a love of Cape Verde and Cesaria Evora.

Gabriele Garrubo is a Brazilian singer with a career in Nordic jazz.

Chango Spasiuk, major chamamé accordionist from Argentina, collaborated remotely with many musicians during covid.

Brazilian country music is “musica caipira”, a forerunner of the later “musica sertaneja”.

Yungchen Lhamo is a Tibetan spiritual singer-songwriter releasing her seventh album.

Mari Kalkun is an Estonian artist, currently No.1 in the Transglobal World Music Chart

Welsh harpist Catrin Finch collaborates with Irish fiddle-player Aoife Ni Bhriain.

Nils Økland is a hardanger fiddle player from Norway taking folk music into the contemporary arena.

Check the latest Transglobal World Music Chart here


Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Tuesday September 12th. The programme goes out every Tuesday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1.    Erkin Koray: “Krallar”.

2.    Erkin Koray: “Kendim Ettim kendim Buldum”.  Both from “Meçhul - Singles & Rarities” (Sublime Frequencies 2011).

3.    Lalalar: “Avucunu Yaliyor”. From “En Kötü Iyi Olur” (Bongo Joe 2023).

4.    Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids: “Afro Futurist Dreams”. From “Afro Futurist Dreams” (Strut 2023).

5.    Tony Allen & Adrian Younge: “Oladipo”. From “Tony Allen/Adrian Younge” (Jazz Is Dead 2023).

6.    Kaine Sound Band: “Es la idea”.

7.    Kaine Sound Band: “Cirulita”.  Both from “Son Palenque/Kaine Sound Band - Itan Pa’loyo” (Palenque 2023).

8.    Ayo Manuel: “Sojourn”. Single from forthcoming EP “Ayo Manuel 1983-1990” (Soundway).

9.    Leon Keïta: “Gnanassouma”. From the forthcoming album “Leon Keïta” (Analog Africa).

10.  Les Mamans du Congo & Rrobin: “Consolation”. From “Ya Mizolé” (Jarring Effects 2023).

11.  Kavita Shah: “Joia”. From “Cape Verdean Blues” (Kavita Shah 2023).

12.  Gabriele Garrubo: “A Chave”. From “Rodando” (NXN Recordings 2023).

13.  Chango Spasiuk feat. Jaques Morelenbaum: “Mi pueblo mi casa”.

14.  Chango Spasiuk feat. Majid Bekkas & Gonzalo Arevalo: “Tristeza”.   Both from “Eike! Entrar en el alma” (Chango Spasiuk 2023).

15.  Tonico & Tinoco: “Example of faith”.

16.  Sulino Marrueiro: ‘Return of the cowboy”. Both from the compilation “River of Revenge: Brazilian Country Music 1929-1961, Vol. 1” (Death Is Not The End 2022).

17.  Yungchen Lhamo: “Being courageous”. From “One Drop Of Kindness” (forthcoming on Real World).

18.  Mari Kalkun: “Munamäe loomine (the creation of Munamägi)”. From “Stories Of Stonia” (Real World 2023).

19.  Catrin Finch & Aoife Ni Bhriain: “Whispers”. From “Double You” (Bendigedig 2023).

20.  Nils Økland & Sigbjørn Apeland: “Rullestadjuvet”.

21.  Nils Økland & Sigbjørn Apeland: “O du min immanuel”.  Both from “Glimmer” (ECM 2023).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

 1.  Kayhan Kalhor & Toumani Diabaté: “The Sky Is The Same Colour Everywhere” (Real World).

2.  Alogte Oho & His Sounds Of Joy: “O Yinne!” (Philophon).

3.  Mokoomba: “Tusona: Tracings in the Sand” (Outhere).


4.  V.A: Playing for the Man at the Door: Field Recordings from the collection of Mack McCormick 1958-1971 (Smithsonian Folkways).


5.  Sanam: “Aykathani Malakon” (Mais Um).


6.  Yungchen Lhamo: “One Drop Of Kindness” (Real World).

7.  Dudu Tassa & Jonny Greenwood: “Jarak Qaribak” (World Circuit).


8.  V.A: “River of Revenge: Brazilian Country Music 1929-1961 Vol.1” (Death Is Not The End).

9.  Jawa: “Last Breaths from Aleppo” (Muziekpublique).

10.  Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids: “Afro Futurist Dreams” (Strut).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.   Lenhart Tapes feat. Tijana Stanković: “Vodu brala”. From “Dens” (Glitterbeat).

2.   Labelle: “Ciel”. From “Noir Anima” (InFiné).

3.   Shono: “Kolkhozoi Tractor”. From “Kolkhozoi Tractor” (CPL-Music).

4.   La Cantiga de la Serena: “La Novia”. From “La Novia” (Zero Nove Nove).

5.  Yamandu Costa & Domingo El Colarao: “Mazuren del Zurdo”. From “De Vida y Vuelta” (Bagual Productions).
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