Playlist 13.04.2020

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Playlist 13.04.2020

On this week's programme:

Jeannette N’Diaye is a Cameroonian singer with a 1981 disco hit, now re-released.

Awale Jant are London-based afro-funkateers with a Senegalese front man.

Ethio legend Mulatu Astatke joins up with Melbourne’s Black Jesus Experience.

And sadly another death in the World Music family - long-time Ali Farka Touré sideman, Hama Sankare, died from an IED in his native Mali.

L’Eclair are a Swiss psych-electro-funk band.

Chouk Bwa are a Haitian voice and percussion outfit with electronic duo The Ängstomers on board.

Martin Buscaglia is chameleonic Uruguayan singer-songwriter and composer.

Orkesta Mendoza are an Arizona borderland Calexico offshoot.

Bebel Gilberto, of famous bossa nova family, releases a new album, although her projected NCH date is not going to happen.

Kiko Dinucci is the guitarist from Metá Metá amongst many other projects.

“Jola” is a collective of Gnawa musicians based in Brussels.

Shiran is a female singer with Yemenite roots based in Israel.

Cheb Runner, or Reda, is Belgian-Moroccan producer of electro-gnawa.

TootArd are from the no-man’s land of the Golan Heights.

Natacha Atlas takes an Arabic-jazz approach to several genres of song.

A new Rough Guide highlights some of the blues originators.

Deep Cabaret are English non-conformists with wide roots and literary connections.

Georgia Ruth is acclaimed Welsh singer and harpist.

Chinese guzheng musician, Wu Fei, joins clawhammer banjo exponent Abigail Washburn for a confab.

Koki Nakano plays solo piano with choreographic outlook.

Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Monday April 13th. The programme goes out every Monday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1.    Jeannette N’Diaye: “Makom Ma Bobe” (Single on Kalita Records 2020).

2.    Awale Jant Band: “Domi Adama”. From “Yewoulen - Wake Up” (ARC 2020).

3.    Mulatu Astatke & The Black Jesus Experience: “Kulun Mankwaleshi”. Single from forthcoming album (Agogo).

4.    Hama Sankare: “Middo Wara”. From “Ballebé - Calling All Africans” (Clermont 2017).

5.    L’Eclair: “Dallas”. Single from forthcoming album “Noshtta” (Bongo Joe).

6.    Chouk Bwa & The Ångströmers: “Move Tan”. Single from forthcoming album “Vodou Alé” (Bongo Joe).

7.    Martin Buscaglia: “Los Barcos”. From “Basta De Musica” (Lovemonk 2020).

8.    Orkesta Mendoza (with Amparo Sanchez): “Boogaloo Arizona”. From “Curandero” (Glitterbeat 2020).

9.    Bebel Gilberto: “Agora”. From forthcoming album “Agora” (Pias).

10.  Kiko Dinucci: “Marquito”. From “Rastilho” (Tratore 2020).

11.  Jola: “L Musawiyin (The Companions of Moses)”. From “Hidden Gnawa Music In Brussels” (Muziekpublique 2020).

12.  Shiran: “Ya Banat Al Yemen”. Single from forthcoming album “Glsah Sanaanea” (Batov 2020).

13.  Cheb Runner feat. Maâlem Driss Filali: “Jawgnawa”. From the EP “Tagnawit” (Rebel Up 2020).

14.  TootArd: “Moonlight”. Single from forthcoming album “Migrant Birds” (Glitterbeat).

15.  Natacha Atlas: “Maktoub”. From “Strange Days” (Whirlwind Recordings 2019).

16.  Ma Rainey: “Stack O’Lee Blues”. From “The Rough GuIde to the roots of The Blues” (World Music Network).

17.  Deep Cabaret: “Lila”. From “Matchless” (Self-published 2020).

18.  Georgia Ruth: “Cynnes”. From “Mai” (Bubblewrap 2020).

19.  Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn: “The Roving Cowboy / Avarguli”. From “Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn” (Smithsonian Folkways 2020).

20.  Koki Nakano: “Near-Perfect Synchronisation”.

21.  Koki Nakano: “Choreographed Mollusks”. Both from “Pre-Choreographed” (forthcoming on No Format!).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.   Deep Cabaret: “Matchless” (Self-published).


2.  Jiggy: “Hypernova” (Big Beat).


3.  Nelia Safaie: “Songs from Lands of Silence” (Kirkelig Kulturverksted).


4.  Natacha Atlas: “Strange Days” (Whirlwind).


5.  Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn: “Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn” (Smithsonian Folkways).


6.  Idjah Hadidjah & Jugala Jaipongan: “Jaipongan Music of West Java + Reworks” (Hive Mind).


7.  Jola: “Hidden Gnawa Music in Brussels” (Muziekpublique).


8.  Tamikrest: “Tamotait” (Glitterbeat).


9.  Antibalas: “Fu Chronicles” (Daptone).

10. John McLaughlin, Shankar Mahadevan, Zakir Hussain: “Is That So?” (Abstract Logix).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.   Edikanfo: “Nka Bom”. Single from forthcoming re-release “The Pace Setters” (Glitterbeat).

2.   Mulatu Astatke & The Black Jesus Experience: “Kulun Mankwaleshi”. Single from forthcoming album (Agogo).

3.   Trio Tekke: “Rotten Luck”.  From “Strovilos” (Riverboat / World Music Network).

4.   Thievery Corporation feat. Elin Melgarejo: “Lebanese Blonde”. From “Symphonik” (ESL Music).

5.   Falsa: “Man Kunto Maula”. From “American Sufi” (American Sufi).
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