Playlist 13.12.2022

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Playlist 13.12.2022

On this week’s programme:

Kyekyeku are a Ghanaian Afro-fusion band with roots in highlife.

Kerfala Kante Jr. is from Guinea Conakry, younger brother of a notable singer now deceased.

Balka Sound were a 1980’s band from Congo Brazzaville with an updated version of traditional styles.

Vusi Mahlasela recorded an album with Norman Zulu and Swedish outfit Jive Connection in 2002, never released until now.

Marcus Gad is a reggae artist from New Caledonia.

Kosmo Sound are dub explorers from Ghent in Belgium.

Mauskovic Dance Band are a quartet based in Amsterdam.

Gaye Su Akyol, based in Istanbul, plays an original style of Turkish folk-rock.

Kokoroko are a London-based funk, jazz and afrobeat outfit led by Sheila Maurice-Grey.

Shotnez are an instrumental quartet based in Tel Aviv.

“Sea Song Sessions” brings together some fine musicians and singers from the English tradition.

Toasaves are a Belgian multinational collective influenced by archaic Flemish folksong.

Mostar Sevdah Reunion carry the heritage of Bosnia-Herzegovina and the city of Mostar.

Taraf Syriana are a Montreal-based quartet playing the folk music of Syria and surrounding countries.

“Baul Meets Saz” are Emre Gültekin from Turkey and two members of the Baul community of Bengal.

Wau Wau Collectif came together when Karl Jonas Winqvist collaborated with Senegalese artists in a coastal fishing village.

Israeli jazz drummer, Ziv Ravitz, joins the Beninois jazz guitarist Lionel Loueke live.

Momi Maiga is a Senegalese singer and kora-player, now based in Catalonia.

The Meral Polat Trio plays Anatolian folk and Kurdish blues.

Iranian chanteuse Mahsa Vahdat joins the long-running Norwegian choir SKRUK.

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Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Tuesday December 13th. The programme goes out every Tuesday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM and is available live at

1.Kyekyeku & Super Opong Stars: “To see the world”. From “Funky Pangolin” (The Blue Hedgehog 2022).

2.Kerfala Kante Jr.: “Jokoto”. From “Jokoto” (Road Music 2022).

3.Balka Sound: “Ni Kuel’ko”. From “Balka Sound” (Strut 2022).

4.Vusi Mahlasela, Norman Zulu & Jive Connection: “Faceless People”.

5.Vusi Mahlasela, Norman Zulu & Jive Connection: “Face to face”. Both from “Face To Face” (Strut 2022).

6.Marcus Gad: “Ready for battle” (Single on Easy Star Records).

7.Kosmo Sound: “Chloris Hell Prevention”. From “Fruit Of The Void” (Zephyrus Records 2022).

8.Mauskovic Dance Band: “Bukaroo Bank”. From “Bukaroo Bank” (Bongo Joe 2022).

9.Gaye Su Akyol: “Kör Biçaklarin Ucunda”. From “Anadolu Ejderi” (Glitterbeat 2022).

10.Kokoroko: “War Dance”. From “Could We Be More” (Brownswood Productions 2022).

11.Shotnez: “Quadro Life”. From “Dose A Nova” (Batov Records 2022).

12.Jon Boden, Seth Lakeman, Ben Nicholls, Emily Portman, Jack Rutter: “Rambling Sailor”. From “Sea Song Sessions” (Topic 2022).

13.Toasaves: “Black Sea Dance”. From “Zwerver” (Muziekpublique 2022).

14.Mostar Sevdah Reunion: “Mene Majka Jednu Ima”. From “Lady Sings the Balkan Blues” (Snail Records 2022).

15.Taraf Syriana feat. Dan Armeanca: “Me Dukhap Tuka”. From “Taraf Syriana” (Lula World Records 2022).

16.Baul Meets Saz: “Erenlerin Halveti”. From “Banjara” (UREN Productions & Arts des Mondes 2022).

17.Wau Wau Collectif: “La Paix du Senegal”.

18.Wau Wau Collectif: “Mariage Forcé”.Both from “Mariage” (Sahel Sounds 2022).

19.Ziv Ravitz & Lionel Loueke: “Aziza’s Dance”. From “Within This Stone” (Intuition 2022).

20.Momi Maiga: “Denano”. From “NIO” (Microscopi 2022).

21.Meral Polat Trio: “Elqajiye”. From “Ez Ki Me” (Meral Polat Records 2022).

22.Mahsa Vahdat & SKRUK: “Braids of Innocence”. From “Braids Of Innocence” (Kirkelig Kulturverksted 2022).

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Current Album Recommendations (in no particular order):

1.Vieux Farka Touré & Khruangbin: “Ali” (Dead Oceans).

2.Mostar Sevdah Reunion: “Lady Sings the Balkan Blues” (Snail Records).

3.Alhaji Wazeri Oshomah: “World Spirituality Classics 3: The Muslim Highlife of Alhaji Wazeri Oshomah” (Luaka Bop).

4.Gaye su Akyol: “Anadolu Ejderi” (Glitterbeat).

5.Jake Blount: “The New Faith” (Smithsonian Folkways).


6.Sonido Verde de Moyobamba: “Sonido Verde de Moyobamba” (Analog Africa).


7.Montparnasse Musique: “Archeology” (Real World).

8.Wau Wau Collectif: “Mariage” (Sahel Sounds).

9.Taraf Syriana: “Taraf Syriana” (Lula World Records).

10.Momi Maiga: “NIO” (Microscopi).

Sound Tracks of the Week:

1.Tshala Muana: “Banda Yango”. From “Mutuashi” (Sterns

2.Bio Ritmo: “Madrugador”. From the EP “Salsa System” (Electric Cowbell).

3.Kosmo Sound: “Ototoxic”. From “Fruit Of The Void” (Zephyrus).

4.Mwezi Waq: “Undroni Blues”. From “Le Blues des Sourds-Muets” (Buda Musique).

5.Lucas Santtana: “Fool on the hill”. From “O Paraiso” (No Format!).
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