Playlist 27.04.2020

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Playlist 27.04.2020

On this week's programme:

Both Eleonora Bordonaro and Matilde Politi explore Sicilian tradition from unusual angles.

Xabi Aburrazaga is a trikitilari and composer from Portugalete in the Basque country.

Trio Tekke are from Cyprus, playing contemporary rembetiko.

Stratis Skarakis is a fiddle player from Crete.

Tyva Kyzy are the only all-female overtone-voice band from Tuva.

Lida Pimienta is self-declared “queer feminist” Colombian, living in Toronto.

Ranil was the main-man of Amazonian guitar cumbia in ’70s Peru.

Hermanos Arango deliver Cuban rumba from Egrem studios.

Liga Latina play musica Cubana from Scandinavia.

Martin Buscaglia is a Uruguayan maverick, a chameleon of style.

Al Bilali Soudani are named after the ancient title of their native Timbuktu.

fra fra is a trio from Northern Ghana featuring voices and the kologo lute on a range of funeral songs.

Enamel is an afro-pop artist from Nigeria, based in South Africa.

Bantou Mentale come out of the Kinshasa-Paris connection.

Santrofi are a Ghanaian band renewing the highlife genre in fine style.

In the absence of gigs, 9Bach release two live tracks on Real World.

Deep Cabaret tell literary tales of Morecambe Bay and beyond.

Damir Imamovic is a sevdah musician from Bosnia.

The Iyatra Quartet situate themselves between classical, world and jazz musics.

Andrew Cronshaw plays solo zithers in a beautiful display.

Koki Nakano is a Japanese solo pianist influenced by choreography.

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

1.   Eleonora Bordonaro: “Sprajammu di lal luna”. From “Moviti Ferma” (Finisterre 2020).

2.   Matilde Politi: “Lidia (lll)”. From “Viva Santa Liberata” (Felmay 2020).

3.   Xabi Aburrazaga: “Atxarre”. From “Bost” (DN Diçkak 2020).

4.   Trio Tekke: “Tempest of the dawn”. From “Strovilos” (Riverboat / World Music Network 2020).

5.    Stratis Skarakis: “I gorgona ki o Tzegas”. From “Mono ti nihta thalassa” (Stratis Skarakis 2020).

6.    Tyva Kyzy: “Churttai-daa Bol, Bergei-le Bis / We can be as lovers forever”. From “Ayalgalar - Melodies” (Pan 2020).

7.    Lido Pimienta: “Resisto Y Ya”. From “Miss Colombia” (Anti- 2020).

8.    Ranil y su Conjunto Tropical: “Licenciado”. From “ Ranil y su Conjunto Tropical: Iquitos-Amazonia-Peru” (Analog Africa 2020).

9.    Hermanos Arango: “Agua que va a caer”. From “Bendita Guanabacoa” (EGREM 2019).

10.  Liga Latina: “Cuarto de la Banda”. From “Liga Latina” (Multination Records 2020).

11.  Martin Buscaglia: “Sencillo”. From “Basta De Musica” (Lovemonk 2020).

12.  Al Bilali Soudan: “Tagnanine”. From “Tombouctou” (Clermont 2020).

13.  fra fra: “Destiny (Orphans)”. From “Funeral Songs” (Glitterbeat - Hidden Musics 2020).

14.  Enamel: “Gang” (Single on MCE 2020).

15.  Bantou Mentale: “Mentale Zombie”. From the EP “Mentale Zombie” (Glitterbeat 2020).

16.  Santrofi: “Adwuma”.

17.  Santrofi: “Mobo”. Both from “Alewa” (Out Here 2020).

18.  9Bach: “Yr Olaf (live)” (Single release on Real World 2020).

19.  Deep Cabaret: “Matchless”. From “Matchless” (Deep Cabaret 2020).

20.  Damir Imamovic: “O bosanske gore snjezne”. From “Singer Of Tales” (Wrasse 2020).

21.  Iyatra Quartet: “Maria”. From “Break The Dawn” (ARC 2020).

20.  Andrew Cronshaw: “Mo Ghaol Òigear A’ Chuill Dhuinn / My darling is the brown-haired young man”.

21.  Andrew Cronshaw: “The year that’s awa’ “.  Both from “Zithers” (Cloud Valley 2020).

22.  Koki Nakano: “Faire Le Poirier”. From “Pre-Choreographed” (No Format! 2020).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.   Deep Cabaret: “Matchless” (Self-published).


2.  Santrofi: “Alewa” (Out Here).


3.  Nelia Safaie: “Songs from Lands of Silence” (Kirkelig Kulturverksted).


4.  Edikanfo: “The Pace Setters” (Glitterbeat).


5.  Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn: “Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn” (Smithsonian Folkways).


6.  Ranil y su Conjunto Tropical: “ Ranil y su Conjunto Tropical: Iquitos-Amazonia-Peru” (Analog Africa).


7.  Jola: “Hidden Gnawa Music in Brussels” (Muziekpublique).


8.  Tamikrest: “Tamotait” (Glitterbeat).


9.  Andrew Cronshaw: “Zithers” (Cloud Valley).

10. John McLaughlin, Shankar Mahadevan, Zakir Hussain: “Is That So?” (Abstract Logix).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.   Islandman: “Shu!”. From “Kaybola” (Music For Dreams).

2.   Jneiro Jarel feat. Masauko Chipembere: “Banana Peel”. Single from forthcoming album (Far Out).

3.   Groupe RTD: “Buuraha U Dheer / The Highest Mountains”. From “The Dancing Devils of Djibouti” (Ostinato).

4.   Santrofi: “Mobo”. From “Alewa” (Out Here).

5.   fra fra: “Destiny (Orphans)”. From “Funeral Songs” (Glitterbeat - Hidden Musics).

DJ Nigel Wood World Music Specialist
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