Playlist 18.03.2019

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Playlist 18.03.2019

On this week's programme:

Ifriqiyya Electrique produce a “post-industrial ritual” based on Tunisia’s Banga ceremonies.

Gili Yalo is an Israeli musician of Ethiopian background.

Pulo NDJ arise from Nickodemus’ and the HAPE Collective’s explorations in Chad.

“No Wahala” is the latest collection of Nigerian ’70s and ’80s from the Strut label.

The Madalitso Band are a traditional duo from Malawi.

ORieL is a reggae/dancehall/lovers’ rock singer, hailing from Domenica.

La Yegros is Mariana Yegros from Argentina with her nu-cumbia sound.

Saulo Duarte is a Brazilian singer/guitarist, born in the North, resident in Sao Paulo.

Ziminino are Brazilian artist Ricô Santana and producers Rafa Dias and Boima Tucker.

DJ Tudo stewards a collection of music from Mundo Melhor, a label who made field recordings from all over Brazil.

Umut Adan, living in Italy, and Altin Gün from the Netherlands, both play Turkish music rooted in the ’60s and ’70s.

Coskun Karademir plays the baglama in a progressive Anatolian folk style.

The Rodopi Ensemble play music from the Thracian lands where Greece meets Turkey meets Bulgaria.

Janusz Prusinowski is a preserver and advocate of Polish village music, learning from the old masters.

Pauanne are a trio with pagan sounds from the Finnish forests.

Paul Goodman and his group play Cretan music on baglama and saz.

Gulaza sings Yemenite songs which are usually the preserve of women.

The Gloaming continue their adventures beyond the Irish tradosphere.


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

1.    Ifriqiyya Electrique: “Mashee Kooka”.

2.    Ifriqiyya Electrique: “Mabbrooka”.  Both from “Laylet El Booree” (forthcoming on Glitterbeat).

3.    Gili Yalo: “Sew Lesew”. From the EP “Made In Amharica” (Dead Sea Recordings 2019).

4.    Pulo NDJ: “Mbaoundaye”. From “Desert To Douala” (Wonderwheel 2019).

5.    Prince Nico Mbarga & Rocafil Jazz: “Sickness”. From the compilation “Nigeria 70: No Wahala - Highlife, Afro-Funk & Juju 1973-1987” (Strut 2019).

6.    Madalitso Band: “Chikondi Cholawa”. From “Wasalala” (Les Disques Bongo Joe 2019).

7.    ORieL: “Lambada”. Single (Afar Music Group 2018).

8.    La Yegros: “Alegría”. From “Suelta” (Canta La Selva / X-Ray 2019).

9.    Saulo Duarte: “Flor Do Sonho”. From “Avante Delirio” (Sterns 2019).

10.  Ziminino: “Intermitencia”. From “Zimino” (INTL BLK 2019).

11.  Projeto Cru 2006: “Mundo Embolado (Embolada)”. From the compilation “Mundo Melhor Volume 1” (Mundo Melhor 2018).

12.  Umut Adan: “Bandirma Baskent Oldu”. From “Bahar” (Riverboat / World Music Network 2019).

13.  Altin Gün: “Süpürgesi Yoncadan”. From “Gece” (forthcoming on Glitterbeat).

14.  Coskun Karademir Quartet: “Devridaim/Eternal Cycle”. From “Öz/Essence” (Kalan 2018).

15.  Rodopi Ensemble: “Apo tin Prousa kinisa (Starting from Bursa)”. From “Thraki - Traditional Dances & Songs from Thrace” (ARC 2019).

16.  Janusz Prusinowski Kompania: “Oberek from Piotr Gaca”. >From “In the Footsteps” (Buda 2019).

17.  Pauanne: “Siihen Laihin Eläny / That’s The Way I’ve Lived”. From “Pauanne” (Nordic Notes 2019).

18.  Paul Goodman: “Catalyst”. From “Yet” (Paul Goodman 2019).

19.  Gulaza: “Yuma”. From “Ya Mehija” (1018333 Records 2018).

20.  The Gloaming: “Doctor O’Neill”. From “The Gloaming 3” (Real World 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. V.A: “Mundo Melhor Vol. 1” (Mundo Melhor).


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


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


5. Astrakan Project: “Ines” (Astrakan Project).


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


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


8. Star Band De Dakar: “Psicodelia Afro-Cubana De Senegal” (Ostinato).     


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


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

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.  Janusz Prusinowski Kompania: “My Dear God”. From “In the Footsteps” (Buda).

2.  Saulo Duarte: “Ela Foi Ver A Lua”. From “Avante Delírio” (Sterns).


3.  Las Hermanas Caronni feat. Piers Faccini: “Breathe”. From “Santa Plastica” (Les Grands Fleuves).

4.  Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell: “Qasheba Qasheba”. From “Songs Of Our Native Daughters” (Smithsonian Folkways).

5.  Paul Goodman: “Catalyst”. From “Yet” (Paul Goodman).


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