Playlist 18.07.2022

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Playlist 18.07.2022

Tiken Jah Fakoly is a senior statesman of African reggae, from Côte D’Ivoire.

Taxi Kebab are a French-Moroccan duo recently signed to Real World and playing at Womad.

BKO are a hard-hitting guitar-led outfit from Mali and France.

Vieux Farka Touré is a Malian guitarist and singer, son of the famous Ali.

Tau & the Drones of Praise is Shaun Mulrooney, Irish-born Berlin resident, and company.

Wax Machine are exponents of psychedelic folk-rock from Brighton, UK.

Folk explorer Sam Amidon, and Welsh “primitive” guitar artist, Gwenifer Raymond, are both heading for Womad.

Tumi Mogorosi is a South African percussionist with band and nine-piece choir.

Veteran wind player, Bennie Maupin, and percussionist, Adam Rudolph, pay tribute to the late Yusef Lateef.

Helena Recalde is a bassist, singer and composer from Quito, based in Paris.

Bush Gothic are an Australian folk band traversing the troubled history of their land.

Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage are an Americana and folk duo from Cambridge, UK.

Spell Songs are a folk supergroup performing songs based on the writings and illustrations of Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris.

BJ Cole, English guitarist, is one of the musicians featured on Luke Schneider’s adventurous pedal steel compilation.

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

1. Tiken Jah Fakoly: “Ou est-ce que tu vas?”. Single from forthcoming album (Chapter Two/Wagram).

2. Taxi Kebab: “Leyla”. From the EP “Visions Al 2ard” (Real World 2022).

3. BKO: “Tounga”.

4. BKO: “Bamako”. Both from “Djine Bora” (Bongo Joe 2022).

5.Vieux Farka Touré: “Ngala Kaourene”.

6.Vieux Farka Touré: “Les Racines”. Both from “Les Racines” (World Circuit 2022).

7.Tau & the Drones of Praise: “It is right to give drones and praise”. Single from forthcoming album “Misneach” (Glitterbeat).

8.Wax Machine: “Springtime”.

9.Wax Machine: All I can do”. Both from “Hermit’s Grove” (Batov Records 2022).

10.Sam Amidon: “Cuckoo”. From “Sam Amidon” (Nonesuch 2020).

11.Gwenifer Raymond: “Hell for certain”. From “Strange Lights Over Garth Mountain” (Tompkins Square 2020).

***Sam Amidon and Gwenifer Raymond, as well as Taxi Kebab, are all appearing at the Womad Festival in the UK, July 28th to 31st***

12.Tumi Mogorosi: “At the limit of the speakable”.

13.Tumi Mogorosi feat. Andile Yenana & Siya Mthembu: “Sometimes I feel like a motherless child”. Both from “Group Theory: Black Music” (Mushroom Hour Half Hour/New Soil 2022).

14.Bennie Maupin & Adam Rudolph: “Second Movement”. From “Symphonic Tone Poem for Brother Yusef” (Strut 2022).

15.Helena Recalde: “Campoazul (Afro Blue)”.

16.Helena Recalde: “No Valentin”.Both from “Karishina” (Finca Sud/Les Artpie ‘Cultrices 2022).

17.Bush Gothic: “Pub with nobeer”.

18.Bush Gothic: “Jim Jones”.Both from “Beyond The Pale” (Fydle Records 2022).

19.Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage: “Polly O Polly”. From “Ink Of The Rosy Morning” (Topic 2022).

20.Spell Songs Collective feat. Karine Polwart: “Bramble”.

21.Spell Songs Collective feat. Seckou Keita: “Barn Owl”. Both from “Spell Songs II: Let the light in” (Folk by the Oak 2021).

21.BJ Cole: “Ely Revisited”. From the compilation “Luke Schneider presents Imaginational Anthem Vol. XI - Chrome Universal: A Survey of Modern Pedal Steel” (Tompkins Square 2022).

Thanks for listening.

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.Vieux Farka Touré: “Les Racines” (World Circuit).

2.Clinton Fearon: “Breaking News” (Baco Records).

3.Moktar Gania & Gnawa Soul: “Masterisé” (MusjoMusic Nuits d’Afrique).

4.Leyla McCalla: “Breaking The Thermometer” (Anti-).

5.Madalitso Band: “Musakayike” (Bongo Joe).

6.BKO: “Djine Bora” (Bongo Joe).

7.Mavis Staples & Levon Helm: “Carry Me Home” (Anti/Epitaph).

8.Tumi Mogorosi: “Group Theory: Black Music” (Mushroom Hour Half Hour/New Soil).

9.Cimarrón: “La Recia” (Cimarron Music).

10.Various Artists: “Luke Schneider presents Imaginational Anthem Vol. XI - Chrome Universal: A Survey of Modern Pedal Steel” (Tompkins Square).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.Tau & the Drones of Praise: “It is right to give drones and praise”. From forthcoming “Misneach” (Glitterbeat).

2.Al-Qasar: “Awal”. From forthcoming album “Who Are We?” (Glitterbeat).

3.Folkatomik: “Polaris”. From “Polaris” (ItalySona).

4.Nicole Cassandra Smit: “Sundown”. From “Third In Line” (Liljekonvalj Records).

5.Yanna Momina: “Afar Ways”. From “Afar Ways” (Glitterbeat).

DJ Nigel Wood World Music Specialist
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