Playlist 18.02.2019

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Playlist 18.02.2019

On this week's programme:

Ragazeer is one of the most compelling performers on this Frafra compilation from Northern Ghana.

uKanDanZ combine Ethiopian vocals with French power trio for maximum danceability.

The Brussels trio, Kel Assouf, play a hard-core Touareg grunge style.

Léo Leobons is a Brazilian percussionist and authority in Afro-Cuban folklore.

Californian and indigenous American, Cochemea is a saxophonist and longtime Dap-King.

Soul Bang’s is Souleymane Bangoura from Guinea Conakry.

The great voice of Mali, Salif Keita has released his farewell album.

M’Toro Chamou is based in France but originally from Mayotte in the Indian Ocean.

Moiizah are led by Madagascan Rivo Noarivelo and are resident in Norway.

Nubiyan Twist, from Leeds and London, play a funky global soul.

Two of the best known French Canadian bands are Le Vent Du Nord and De Temps Antan; the former were in Dublin in 2016, and the latter will be here in May this year.

Stick In The Wheel are English folk with a punkish attack.

Janusz Prusinowski is rootsman par excellence of Polish village music.

Belonoga springs from the Mystery of Bulgarian Voices and the Eva Quartet.

The Astrakan Project is a Breton excursion into Portuguese legend, decorated with magnificent illustrations.

Baton Bleu are a French duo combining earthy blues, celestial harmonies, worldwide instrumentation and downright eccentricity.

Kelly Thoma plays the music of Crete with Ross Daly on board and two renowned singers.

“Bahdja” sees Algerian violinist Kheiriddine Mkachiche paired with Belgian saxophonist Manuel Hermia.

Bill Frisell brings his trio to the National Concert Hall in NCH Perspectives series.


Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Monday February 18th. The programme goes out every Monday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1.    Ragazeer: “Matala Ligiri”. From the compilation “This Is Frafra Power” (Makkum 2018).

2.    uKanDanZ: “Ashkaru”. From “Yeketelale” (Buda Musique 2018).

3.    Kel Assouf: “Alyochan”. From “Black Tenere” (Glitterbeat 2019).

4.    Léo Leobons: “Reido Norte”. From “Ritual” (Kafundo 2018).

5.    Cochemea: “Mitote”.  From “All My Relations” (Daptone 2019).

6.    Soul Bang’s: “N’na Lé”. From “Yelenna” (Sony 2019).

7.    Salif Keita: “Bah Poulo”. From “Un Autre Blanc” (Naive 2018).

8.    M’Toro Chamou: “Sika Mila”. From “Sika Mila” (Le Cri de L’Ocean Indien 2019).

9.    Moiizah: “Tany Mena”. From “Ambarao” (XA Music 2018).

10.  Nubiyan Twist feat. Mulatu Astatke: “Addis To London”. From “Jungle Run” (Strut 2019).

11.  Le Vent Du Nord: “Adieu du Village”. Single from forthcoming album “Territoires” (Borealis).

12.  De Temps Antan: “Regret dans l’âme”. From “Consolez-vous” (L-Abe 2017).

13.  Stick In The Wheel: “White Copper Alley”. From “Follow Them True” (From Here 2018).

14.  Janusz Prusinowski Kompania: “Moj Boze Kochany / My Dear God”. From “Po sladach / In the footsteps” (Buda Musique 2019).

15.  Belonoga: “Niko Mari”. From “Through The Eyes Of The Earth” (NarRator 2018).

16.  Astrakan Project: “Ar Chaseadenn”. From “Ines” (Astrakan Project 2019).

17.   Bâton Bleu: “Buffalo 7”. From “Weird and Wonderful Tales” (Dixiefrog 2018).

18.  Kelly Thoma: “My Heart Is Trembling”. From “As The Winds Die Down” (Kelly Thoma 2019).

19.   Kheiriddine Mkachiche & Manuel Hermia: “The smell of the desert”. From “Bahdja” (Igloo Mondo 2018).

20.   Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan: “What A Party”. From “Small Town” (ECM 2017).

***The Bill Frisell Trio play the National Concert Hall on Thursday February 21st***

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1. Subhasis Bhattacharya: “Tablananda” (Riverboat / World Music Network).


2. Leyla McCalla: “The Capitalist Blues” (Jazz Village).


3. Tartit: “Amankor / The Exile” (Riverboat / World Music Network).


4. Lisa O’Neill: “Heard A Long Gone Song” (River Lea / Rough Trade)..


5. Shooglenifty & Dhun Dhora: “Written In Water” (Shoogle).


6. Various Artists: “Nostalgique Kongo - Rumbas Lingala, Swahili, Kikongo & Douala 1950-1960” (Buda).


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


8. uKanDanZ: “Yeketelale” (Buda).     


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


10. Abdesselam Damoussi & Nour Eddine: “Jedba - Spiritual Music From Morocco” (ARC).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.  Dona Onete: “Festa do Tubarão”. From forthcoming album “Rebujo” (Mais Um Discos).

2.  Mekons: “Lawrence of California”. From forthcoming album “Deserted” (Glitterbeat).


3.  Bâton Bleu: “Bâton Blues”. From “Weird and Wonderful Tales” (Dixiefrog).

4.  uKanDanZ: “Enken Yelelebesh”. From “Yeketelale” (Buda).

5.  Solasta: “Lost And Found”. From fRoots 71 - free download with current edition of fRoots magazine.
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