Playlist 29.07.2019

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Playlist 29.07.2019


On this week's programme:

Apart from the opening track, all the music on this show is from artists appearing at the Womad festival.

Bixiga 70 were on at the Sugar Club last week.

Tonight’s “Ear to the globe” will bring you a selection of my Womad highlights plus the latest global releases.


Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Monday July 22nd and again on Monday July 29th. The programme goes out every Monday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1.   Bixiga 70: “Torre”. From “Quebra-Cabeça” (Glitterbeat 2018).

2.   Afro Cuban Allstars: “Amor Verdadero”. From “A Toda Cuba Le Gusta” (World Circuit 1997/2018).

3.   Salif Keita: “Bah Poulo”. From “Un Autre Blanc” (Naive 2019).

4.   Ziggy Marley: “Rebellion Rises”. From “Rebellion Rises” (Tuff Gong 2018).

5.   Calypso Rose: “I Am African”. From “Far From Home” (Because 2016).

6.   Delgres: “Mo Jodi”. From “Mo Jodi” (Jazz Village 2018).

7.   Bantou Mentale: “United Blood”. From the EP “No Romance” (Glitterbeat 2019).

8.   Baba Zula: “Abdülcanbaz”. From “XX” (Glitterbeat 2018).

9.   Les Filles de Illighadad: “Eghass Malan”. From “Eghass Malan” (Sahel Sounds 2017).

10. San Salvador: “La Grande Folie”. From “San Salvador - Choeur Populaire - Massif Central” (Lost In Traditions).

11. Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino: “Ientu”. From “Canzoniere” (Ponderosa 2017).

12. Liniker e os Caramelows: “Zero”. From “Remonta” (Pommelo 2017).

13. Orquesta Akokán: “Un Tabaco para Elegua”. From “Orquesta Akokán” (Daptone 2019).

14. Vula Viel: “Fire”. From “Do Not Be Afraid” (Vula Viel 2019).

15. Anandi Bhattacharya: “Jai Ganesh”. From “Joys Abound” (Riverboat / World Music Network 2018).

16. Djafer Youssef: “Chakkaradaar ‘Atihi Devo Bhava Suite’”. From “Sounds of Mirrors” (Anteprima 2018).

17. Ustad Saami: “Longing”. From “God Is Not A Terrorist” (Glitterbeat 2019).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.  Angelique Kidjo: “Celia” (Decca).  


2.  Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi: “There Is No Other” (Nonesuch).


3.  Blick Bassy: “1958” (No Format!).


4.  Various Artists: “Vision & Revision: The First 80 Years of Topic Records” (Topic).


5.  Refugees for Refugees: “Amina” (Muziekpublique).


6.  Dizzy Mandjeku & Alé Kumá: “De Palenque a Matonge” (Zephyrus).


7.  Various Artists: “Jambu e Os Miticos Sons da Amazônia” (Analog Africa).


8.  Dona Onete: “Rebujo” (Mais Um).  


9.  BCUC: “The Healing” (Buda).


10. AKA Trio: “Joy” (Bendigedig).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.  Kokoko!: “Buka Dansa”. Single from the forthcoming album “Fongola” (Transgressive).

2.  75 Dollar Bill: “I Was Real”. From “I Was Real” (tak:til / Glitterbeat).


3.  Baba Zula: “Abdülcanbaz”. From “XX” (Glitterbeat).

4.  Roger Georges: “Mama”. From the compilation “Alefa Madagascar! Salegy, Soukous & Soul From The Red Island 1974-1984” (Strut).

5.  San Salvador: “La Grande Folie”. From “San Salvador - Choeur Populaire - Massif Central” (Lost In Traditions).

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