Playlist 15.07.2019

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Playlist 15.07.2019

On this week's programme:

Continuing our WOMAD coverage -  Salif Keita, Madalitso Band (from Malawi), Ziggy Marley, Calypso Rose, the Indian Ta Dhom Project, Vula Viel, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, and Pakistani spiritual singer Ustad Saami - all are performing at this year’s feast of music.

Additionally, Yankari will be heading up a Dublin celebration of diversity in Hotter Than July (July 28), and Tuvan masters Huun Huur Tu were in the Sugar Club.

Miriam Makeba’s classic 1966 album gets a definitive remastering in both mono and stereo (to be released in September).

A new compilation of Madagascan sounds focuses on the late ’70s, early ’80s.

The Kanazoé Orkestra is built on the Burkina balafon playing of leader Seydou Diabate.

SPAZA are an improvising collective from Soweto.

Blick Bassy focuses on the heroes and the crimes of the Cameroonian independence struggle.

75 Dollar Bill is a New York guitar & percussion duo, but augmented.

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

1.   Miriam Makeba: “Pata Pata” (stereo version).  From “Pata Pata” (remastered re-release forthcoming on Strut).

2.   Soymanga: “Moramora Zoky”. From the compilation “Alefa Madagascar! Salegy, Soukous & Soul from the Red Island 1974-1984” (Strut 2019).

3.   Kanazoé Orkestra: “Dounia”. From “Tolonso” (Buda Musique 2019).

4.   Salif Keita: “Were Were”. From “Un Autre Blanc” (Naive 2019).

5.   Madalitso Band: “Chikondi Cholawa”. From “Wasalala” (Bongo Joe 2019).

***Salif Keita and Madalitso Band are appearing at the Womad Festival, July 25-28, in the UK***

6.   Yankari: “Change Your Ways (Mago Mago)”. Single from forthcoming album.

***Yankari are playing at Hotter Than July in Smithfield on Sunday 28th July***

7.   Ziggy Marley feat. SamuiLL Kalonji: “World Revolution”. From “Rebellion Rises” (Tuff Gong 2018).

8.   Calypso Rose: “Calypso Queen”. From “Far From Home” (Because 2016).

9.   Ta Dhom Project: “Disha”. From the EP “Ta Dhom Project” (Viveick Rajagopalan 2018).

10. Vula Viel: “Well Come”. From “Do Not Be Afraid” (Vula Viel 2019).

11. Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino: “Quannu Te Visciu”. From “Canzoniere” (Ponderosa 2017).

12. Huun Huur Tu with Anewal: “Tamiditin - Bolur daa bol”. From forthcoming album “Nomads’ Roots” (One Root Music).

13. Huun Huur Tu: “Öske Cherde”. From “Sixty Horses in my Herd” (Shanachie 1993).

14. Ustad Saami: “War Song”. From “God Is Not A Terrorist” (Glitterbeat 2019).

15. SPAZA: “Sunlight, Glycerine, 2 Loose Draws”. From “SPAZA” (Mushroom Hour Half-Hour 2019).

16. The Lost Words: “Kingfisher”. From “Spell Songs” (Quercus 2019).

17. Lisa Knapp: “I Wish My Love Was A Cherry”. From the compilation “Vision & Revision: The First 80 Years of Topic Records” (Topic).

18. Blick Bassy: “Lipém”. From “!958” (No Format! 2019).

19. Skip James: “Hard Time Killin’ Floor Blues”. From “The Rough Guide to Country Blues” (World Music Network 2019).

20. 75 Dollar Bill: “I Was Real”. From “I Was Real” (tak:til / Glitterbeat 2019).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.  Angelique Kidjo: “Celia” (Decca).  


2.  Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi: “There Is No Other” (Nonesuch).


3.  Blick Bassy: “1958” (No Format!).


4.  Various Artists: “Vision & Revision: The First 80 Years of Topic Records” (Topic).


5.  Refugees for Refugees: “Amina” (Muziekpublique).


6.  Dizzy Mandjeku & Alé Kumá: “De Palenque a Matonge” (Zephyrus).


7.  Various Artists: “Jambu e Os Miticos Sons da Amazônia” (Analog Africa).


8.  Dona Onete: “Rebujo” (Mais Um).  


9.  BCUC: “The Healing” (Buda).


10. AKA Trio: “Joy” (Bendigedig).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.  Kokoko!: “Buka Dansa”. Single from the forthcoming album “Fongola” (Transgressive).

2.  75 Dollar Bill: “I Was Real”. From “I Was Real” (tak:til / Glitterbeat).


3.  Yankari Afrobeat Collective: “Change Your Ways (Mago Mago)” (Single release).

4.  Saka Dit The King: “Ôdy Ôdy (Tsy Mentsy Mandroso)”. >From the compilation “Alefa Madagascar! Salegy, Soukous & Soul From The Red Island 1974-1984” (Strut).

5.  Lisa Knapp: “I Wish My Love Was A Cherry”. From the compilation “Vision & Revision: The First 80 Years of Topic Records” (Topic).

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