Playlist 27.02.2024 DJ NigelWood

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Playlist 27.02.2024

On this week’s programme:

ongo Joe releases some classic 1960’s and ’70’s merengue from the Dominican Republic.

Los Guayabo Brothers, based in Toulouse, play music based on Colombian folklore.

Producer Aron Ottignon joins percussion wizard Bakane Seck for a style marrying Senegalese mbalax to club sounds.

Les Amazones d’Afrique with new members on board and Irishman Jacknife Lee producing, release their new album.

Mohamad Syfkhan is an Kurdish Syrian bouzouki player and singer based in Ireland.

Bab L’Bluz are a French-Moroccan band with a second album on the way.

Maluf System are a duo from Tunisia and Naples playing a traditional ‘maluf’ repertoire.

Aziza Brahim, from the disputed territory of Western Sahara, grew up in a refugee camp in Algeria.

Forest Law is a London-based musician and producer.

Eric Hilton was co-founder of Thievery Corporation, now in solo mode.

Herandu are Siberian duo, Evgeny & Mikhail Gavrilov.

Shakti are a band of virtuosos including John McLaughlin and Zakir Hussain.

ØXN are part of the new wave of Irish folk with two members from Lankum.

Ruth Goller is a UK-based bassist with a track record in experimental contemporary music.

Fado singer, Lina, collaborates with Justin Adams on her songs based on the poetry of Camões.

Saxophonist John Surman is a giant of UK contemporary jazz.

Máire Ni Chathasaigh classic and pioneering 1985 album of traditional harp music has been re-released.

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Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Tuesday February 27th. The programme goes out every Tuesday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at and thereafter on Mixcloud

1.    Trio Rosario: “Cuando yo Muera”.

2.    Victor Suriel y Trio Rio Verde: “`La Mecha”.  Both from the compilation “Merengue Tipico: Nueva Generacion” (Bongo Joe 2024).

3.     Los Guayabo Brothers: “Fango”. From the forthcoming album “PsychoTropical” (Los Guayabo Brothers).

4.    Aron & The Jeri Jeri Band: “Maam Baay”. From the album “Dama Bëgga Ñibi (I Want To Go Home)” (Urban Trout 2024).

5.    Les Amazones d’Afrique feat. Dobet Gnahoré: “My place”.

6.    Les Amazones d’Afrique feat. Nneka & Mamani Keïta: “Bobo me”. Both from “Musow Danse” (Real World 2024).

7.    Mohammad Syfkhan: “Do you have a lover or not”.

8.    Mohammad Syfkhan: “I adore these eyes”.  Both from “I Am Kurdish” (Nyahh 2024).

***Mohammad Syfkhan plays the Bello Bar on Friday 29th March***

9.    Bab L’Bluz: “Imazighen”. From the forthcoming album “Swaken” (Real World).

10.  Maluf System: “Suite Asba’in”. From “Eddiwen” (Liburia Records 2024).

11.  Aziza Brahim: “Fuadi”. From “Mawja” (Glitterbeat 2024).

12.  Forest Law: “Ooo I” (Single on Bongo Joe 2024).

13.  Eric Hilton: “Endless Affair”.

14.  Eric Hilton: “Mumbai Hustle”. Both from “Sound Vagabond” (Montserrat House 2024).

15.  Herandu: “Bicycle Ride”. From the forthcoming album “Ocher Red” (Hive Mind).

16.  Shakti: “Giriraj Sudha”. From “This Moment” (Abstract Logix 2023).

17.  ØXN: “Cruel Mother”. From “Cyrm” (Claddagh 2023).

18.  Ruth Goller feat. Jim Hart: “Next time I keep my hands down”. Single from “Skyllumina” (International Anthem 2024).

19.  Lina: “In Laborinto”. From “Fado Camões” (Galileo 2024).

20.  John Surman: “Graviola”. From “Words Unspoken” (ECM 2024).

21.  Máire Ní Chathasaigh: “Carolan’s Farewell to Music”. >From “The New Strung Harp” (Old Bridge Music 2023).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.  Shakti: “This Moment” (Abstract Logix).

2.  Super Biton de Ségou: “Afro.Jazz.Folk Collection Vol. 2” (Mieruba/Deviation).

3.  Manu Delago: “Snow From Yesterday” (One Little Independent).


4.  ØXN: “Cyrm” (Claddagh).


5.  Muireann Bradley: “I Kept These Old Blues” (Tompkins Square).


6.  Mohammad Syfkhan: “I Am Kurdish” (Nyahh).

7.  Les Amazones d’Afrique: “Musow Danse” (Real World).


8.  Rubim de Toledo: “The Drip” (Rubim de Toledo).

9.  Almir Meskovic & Daniel Lazar: “Family Beyond Blood” (Alda Records).

10.  Lina: “Fado Camões” (Galileo).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.   Wendell Harrison: “Revolution”. From “Get Up off Your Knees” (P-Vine).

2.   Les Amazones d’Afrique: “Musow Danse (Women’s Dance)”. >From “Musow Danse” (Real World).   

3.   Dele Sosimi & The Estuary 21: “Stories”. Single from the album “The Confluence” (Wah Wah 45).

4.   Kaia Kater feat. Taj Mahal: “Fédon”. From the forthcoming album “Strange Medicine” (Free Dirt).

5.   Awen Ensemble: “She moves through the fair” (Single on New Soil).
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