Playlist 15.04.2019

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Playlist 15.04.2019

On this week's programme:

New York's Antibalas celebrate 20 years of Afrobeat operations and take over the Sugar Club for 2 nights this weekend - Easter Saturday and Sunday.

“No Wahala” is the latest in Strut’s “Nigeria 70” series highlighting the funky best of Nigeria’s 70s and early 80s output.

Hama Sankaré was a sideman percussionist to the late Ali Farka Touré and has now released two albums in his own right.

Adir Jan sings of gay love and passion in a context of Kurdish rock and dance.

The Minyo Crusaders are a Japanese band doing an irresistible line in latin and reggae grooves.

Fémina are a female Argentinian trio, produced by Quantic.

Tiken Jah Fakoly is a veteran of African reggae, from Côte d’Ivoire.

The veteran Jamaican Inna de Yard collective remake some classic reggae hits of yesteryear.

Söndörgö is a virtuoso, largely family, collective from Hungary with a sound built around the tambura string instrument.

Duo Botasso are brothers on violin and diatonic accordion with electronics at play.

Olcay Bayir is a classically trained singer from Anatolia, based in London.

Janusz Prusinowski is a leader in Polish tradition, learning from the old masters.

Equus are an Australian band with connections to Mongolia.

Waed Bouhassoun is a Syrian oud-player and singer.

Paul Goodman is a Dubliner steeped in Cretan music, an associate of Ross Daly.

Terry Riley is a pioneer of minimalism, intersecting it with jazz and Indian music - in the Sugar Club next week.

Kolida Babo is a trio involving two Greek duduk players who add sax and synths to the mix.

Labelle is an electronic musician from La Réunion.

Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Monday April 15th. The programme goes out every Monday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1.    Antibalas’ Afrobeat Orchestra: “Indictment”. From “Who Is This America?” (Ropeadope 2004).

2.   Antibalas: “Hook & Crook”. From “Where The Gods Are In Peace” (Daptone 2017).

***Antibalas play the Sugar Club on Sat 20th and Sun 21st April***

3.   Osayomore Joseph & the Creative 7: “Obonogbozu”. From the compilation “Nigeria 70 - No Wahala: Highlife, AfroFunk & Juju 1973-1987” (Strut 2019).

4.   Hama Sankaré: “Tiega”. From “Niafunke” (Clermont 2019).

5.   Adir Jan: “Maç - The Kiss”. From “Leyla” (Trikont 2019).

6.   Minyo Crusaders: “Tango Bushi”. From “Echoes of Japan” (Mais Um Discos 2019).

7.   Fémina: “Perlas”. From “Perlas & Conchas” (Fémina 2019).

8.   Tiken Jah Fakoly feat. Soprano: “Le Monde Est Chaud”. From “Le Monde Est Chaud” (Barclay 2019).

9.   Cedric Myton: “Row Fisherman”. From “Inna De Yard” (Chapter Two 2019).

10. Söndörgö: “Tines”. From “Nyolc 8 Nyolc” (Sndrg Music 2019).

11. Duo Botasso e Simone Sims Longo: “Autumn 1”. From “Biserta e Altre Storie” (Visage 2018).

12. Olcay Bayir: “Ari Oldum”. From “Rüya - Dream For Anatolia” (ARC 2019).

13. Janusz Prusinowski Kompania: “Oberek for Marysia”. From “Po Sladach / In The Footsteps” (Buda 2019).

14. Equus: “Tailwind Home”. From “Tailwind Home” (Equus 2019).

15. Waed Bouhassoun: “Layla”. From “Safar: Les Âmes Retrouvées” (Buda 2019).

16. Paul Goodman: “Sunset”. From “Yet” (Paul Goodman 2019).

17. Terry Riley: “Rainbow In Curved Air”. From “Rainbow In Curved Air” (CBS - vinyl 1971).

***Terry Riley and Gyan Riley play the Sugar Club on Thursday April 25th***

18.  Labelle: “Soul Introspection”. From “Orchestra Univers” (InFiné 2019).

19.  Kolida Babo: “Kolida Grotesque”. From “Kolida Babo” (MIC 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. Ziminino: “Ziminino” (INTL BLK).


3. Saulo Duarte: “Avante Delírio” (Sterns).


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


5. Las Hermanas Caronni: “Santa Plastica” (Les Grands Fleuves).


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


7. Minyo Crusaders: “Echoes of Japan” (Mais Um Discos).


8. Jahcoustix: “Reunion” (Oneness Records).     


9. Coskun Karademir Quartet: “Oz / Essence” (Kalan).


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

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.  Adir Jan: “Keskesor - Rainbow”. From “Leyla” (Trikont).

2.  Djeuhdjoah & Lieutenant Nicholson: “El Niño”. From “Aimez Ces Airs” (Hot Casa 2019).


3.  Ariwo: “Ireme”. From “Quasi” (Manana 2019).

4.  Africa Express feat. Phuzekhemisi, Gruff Rhys, Muzi, BCUC: “Vessels”. From the EP “Molo” (Africa Express).

5.  Horace Andy: “Ain’t No Sunshine”. From “Inna De Yard” (Wagram/Chapter Two).

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