Playlist 25.03.2019

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Playlist 25.03.2019

On this week's programme:

Ekiti Sound is producer/vocalist Leke aka CHiF, from Lagos based in London.

Africa Express have just recorded in Johannesburg, with an album to come in the summer.

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

DJ Panko, onetime member of Ojos de Brujo, remixes some of Palenque’s Afro-Colombian recordings.

Ziminino are Rio de Janeiro artist Ricô Santana with producers Rafa Dias and Boima Tucker.

The Mundo Melhor collection combines field recordings from all over Brazil with adventurous producers and projects.

The Madalitso Band are a traditional duo from Malawi.

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

Fémina are an Argentinian trio produced by Quantic, who count Iggy Pop among their fans.

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

Fanna-Fi-Allah are a California-based multicultural Qawwali group.

Ustad Saami sings an older form of Sufi devotional song, now all but disappeared.

The Kronos Quartet provide extraordinary settings for the songs of Iranian sisters Mahsa and Marjan Vahdat.

Refugees For Refugees, with members from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Tibet and more, launch their second album.

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

Guitarist Andreas Arnold plays a flamenco style with strong jazz links.

Las Hermanas Caronni are sisters from Argentina, based in France.

Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla and Allison Russell sing powerful songs rooted in the painful history of the US black experience.

Kinloch Nelson is a wide-ranging American solo guitarist.


Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Monday March 25th. The programme goes out every Monday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1.    Ekiti Sound: “Ase”.

2.    Ekiti Sound: “Ife”. Both from “Abeg No Vex” (Crammed 2019).

3.    Africa Express feat. Infamous Boiz, Morena Leraba, Moonchild Sanelly, Mr Jukes, Zolani Mahola, Remi Kabaka: “Nayena”. From the EP “Molo” (Africa Express 2019).

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

5.    DJ Panko: “Cumbia Sampuesana” remix. From “Panko Pa Palenque” (Palenque 2019).

6.    Ziminino: “Chora Viola”. From “Zimino” (INTL BLK 2019).

7.    Baianas de Coqueiro Seco: “Baiana ande na linha”. From the compilation “Mundo Melhor Volume 1” (Mundo Melhor 2018).

8.    Madalitso Band: “Vina Vina Malawi”. From “Wasalala” (Les Disques Bongo Joe 2019).

9.    Sina Bakare: “Africa”. From the compilation “Nigeria 70: No Wahala - Highlife, Afro-Funk & Juju 1973-1987” (Strut 2019).

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

11.  Minyo Crusaders: “Otemoyan”.

12.  Minyo Crusaders: “Kushimoto Bushi”. Both from “Echoes of Japan” (Mais Um Discos 2019).

13.  Fanna-Fi-Allah: “Chashme Rehmat”. From “Muraqaba” (Buda 2018).

14.  Ustad Saami: “My Beloved Is On The Way”. From “God Is Not A Terrorist” (Glitterbeat 2019).

15.  Kronos Quartet with Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat: “Placeless”.

16.  Kronos Quartet with Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat: “My Ruthless Companion”. Both from “Placeless”  (Kirkelig Kulturverksted).

17.  Refugees For Refugees: “Perahan”. From “Amina” (Muziekpublique 2019).

18.  Coskun Karademir Quartet: “Çiçekler / Flowers”. From “Öz/Essence” (Kalan 2018).

19.  Andreas Arnold: “Tangos Arabe”. From “Odisea” (Galileo 2019).

20.  Las Hermanas Caronni: “One Way”. From “Santa Plastica” (Les Grands Fleuves).  

21.  Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell: “I Knew I Could Fly”. From “Songs Of Our Native Daughters” (Smithsonian Folkways).

22.  Kinloch Nelson: “Company Leaves”. From “Partly On Time” (Tompkins Square 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. 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. 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.  Minyo Crusaders: “Kushimoto Bushi”. From “Echoes of Japan” (Mais Um Discos).

2.  Jahcoustix: “Simplicity”. From “Reunion” (Oneness Records).


3.  Rocky Dawuni: “Kyenkyen Bi Adi Mawu”. From “Beats Of Zion” (Aquarian).

4.  Ziminino: “When The Buildings Fall”.  From “Zimino” (INTL BLK).

5.  Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell: “Mama’s Cryin’ Long”. From “Songs Of Our Native Daughters” (Smithsonian Folkways).


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