Around the World 1 November 2019 – playlist and show notes


This is the running order for my show on Slice Audio Friday 1 November. 8:00 pm GMT repeated 03:00 Saturday morning. 



(Part 1 – repeat episode starts with Pigeons on the Gate & Sharon Shannon – Road to Corofin 

Artist Track Album
The Hu Yuve Yuve Yu (feat. From Ashes to New) Yuve Yuve Yu (feat. From Ashes to New) – Single
Anna Mudeka Band Dendende Dendende
Sutherland Brothers Sailing Lifeboat
Mashrou’ Leila Ashabi  The Beirut School
Mélissa Laveaux Nan Pwen Lavi Anko single
Trio Dhoore Speelhuis Speelhuis – Single
Runabay There’s Only You Between the Lines
HAYA Band Herdsmen of Kunlun Mountains Link
Fitnete Tuda Shi Bie Në Tiranë Historia E Muzikës Së Lehtë Shqiptare, 1962 – 2015, Vol. 11
Parno Graszt Amikor csak tehetem Már nem szédülök (Rolling back)
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Night Moves Night Moves
Youssra El Hawary El Soor Speed Sisters (Music from the Feature Documentary Film)
Saint Sister Twin Peaks Shape of Silence
Sutari Siostra Osty
Part 2    
Kefaya & Elaha Soroor Jama Narenji Songs of Our Mothers
Lajkó Félix & Vołosi Speedmotion Lajkó Félix & VOŁOSI
Rupert Hine Surface Tension Unshy on the Skyline: The Best of Rupert Hine
Massimo Giuntini & Raffaello Simeoni La Tortora Terre In Vista  
Saul Duarte Se Esqueça Não Avante Delírio
Hablan por la Espalda Desde las Lianas Afuera
La banda della ricetta La zuppa di garibaldi A fuoco lento
Rhiannon Giddens Letter (with Francesco Turrisi) there is no Other (with Francesco Turrisi)
Vangelis Tears in the Rain Blade Runner Soundtrack
Danças Ocultas O Teu Olhar (feat. Jaques Morelenbaum & Carminho) Dentro Desse Mar
Rakija Ela Se Vie (A Pine Tree Is Bending) Ojda!
Gaye Su Akyol İstikrarlı Hayal Hakikattir İstikrarlı Hayal Hakikattir
Samurai Accordion Il sogno di Fellini Te
Mehmet Polat & Embracing Colours Expanded Lives Quantum Leap

The extended repeat ends with Who’ll Stop the Rain by Enjambre from the album Quiero Creedence


The Hu Yuve Yuve Yu (feat. From Ashes to New)              Yuve Yuve Yu (feat. From Ashes to New) – Single

Mongolian throat singing metal band The Hu released Yuve Yuve Yu as a single at the beginning of the summer. This new version with Pennsylvania metal band From Ashes to New


Anna Mudeka Band        Dendende          Dendende

From Zimbabwe via Norwich in East Anglia England.


Sutherland Brothers       Sailing  Lifeboat



Mashrou’ Leila                  Ashabi             The Beirut School

“Members of the Beirut-based band Mashrou’ Leila, fronted by lead singer Hamed Sinno, have been edging the status quo for quite some time now. Their self-titled debut, released in 2010 …”

Lebanese band Mashrou’ Leila have been performing and campaigning for 10 years. If you’ve not heard them before this compilation The Beirut School is an excellent way to learn about their music. And that music is pretty diverse.


Mélissa Laveaux               Nan Pwen Lavi Anko      single

Mélissa Michelle Marjolec Laveaux is a Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist of Haitian descent


Trio Dhoore        Speelhuis            Speelhuis – Single

Trio Dhoore, band of musical brothers from Flanders in Belgium, will be touring England and Wales in November. This a new single from their forthcoming album

Runabay              There’s Only You              Between the Lines

Shortlisted for the Northern Ireland Music Prize – happening next Thursday evening and I’ll be reporting back from that next week on the show.


HAYA Band         Herdsmen of Kunlun Mountains                               Link = Daichin Tana is an ethnic Mongol singer-songwriter from Qinghai, China. She is the lead singer of the band HAYA.

Mongolia and China


Fitnete Tuda      Shi Bie Në Tiranë             Historia E Muzikës Së Lehtë Shqiptare, 1962 – 2015, Vol. 11

There is an interesting article in Balkan Insight about “The Songbird of Albania”.

She’s from a town called Struga now in Northern Macedonia, but her career began in Albania and studied in Pristina in Kosovo

In recent years has returned to live in Kosovo where practicing journalist at Radio Television of Kosovo in the Department of Culture. But she dreams of a musical comeback.

Balkan Insight


Parno Graszt      Amikor csak tehetem    Már nem szédülök (Rolling back)

Parno Graszt is a Roma music ensemble from Paszab, Hungary founded in 1987


Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band          Night Moves      Night Moves

1976 the classic album with Rock n Roll never forgets, Main street


Youssra El Hawary           El Soor                  Speed Sisters (Music from the Feature Documentary Film)



Youssra El Hawary is an accordionist, composer, songwriter, singer and actress from Cairo, Egypt. She has been composing her own songs, a satirical mix of social and political commentary, since 2010.

“The Speed Sisters are the first all-woman race car driving team in the Middle East. Grabbing headlines and turning heads at improvised tracks across the West Bank, these five women have sped their way into the heart of the gritty, male-dominated Palestinian street car-racing scene.”

“Checkpoints set up by the Israeli military and social expectations don’t stop members of the Middle East’s first all-women racing team as they speed between the cities of the West Bank in high-octane car races.”


Saint Sister         Twin Peaks         Shape of Silence

Also in line for an award at the NI Music Awards – Saint Sister for Best Emerging Folk Act RTE music awards last week.


Sutari                    Siostra                  Osty

Three women from Poland exploring traditional Polish music. (Sister) (Thistles)


Kefaya & Elaha Soroor   Jama Narenji     Songs of Our Mothers


Afghan singer Elaha Soroor and award-winning music / producer duo Kefaya (Al MacSween and Giuliano Modarelli ) join forces for a mighty and mesmerising new album, Songs Of Our Mothers; a fresh, vibrant take on Afghan folk music

Originally from Italy, Giuliano Modarelli is a London based guitarist, composer and producer with a unique voice. Having studied Jazz at University, he went on to develop through the Indian classical tradition


Lajkó Félix & Vołosi        Speedmotion    Lajkó Félix & VOŁOSI

Félix Lajkó is a Hungarian violinist, zither player and composer. He plays a variety of musical styles: folk music(traditional string music of the Pannonian plain




Rupert Hine       Surface Tension                               Unshy on the Skyline: The Best of Rupert Hine


Saulo Duarte Se Esqueça Não Avante Delírio



Massimo Giuntini & Raffaello Simeoni  La Tortora           Terre In Vista

Massimo Giuntini – the Itlian master of the Uilleann pipes and Raffaello Simeoni multi instrjmentalisty from 2011 the album Terre In Vista


Hablan por la Espalda    Desde las Lianas               Afuera

Often played on the show – from Uruguay


La banda della ricetta    La zuppa di garibaldi      A fuoco lento

“… a new original project by Clara Graziano “La Banda della Ricetta” in which good food is sung in a captivating and fun repertoire with new arrangements where there is no lack of influences of different musical languages.”

Clara Graziano accordionist and permanent member of the Italian Popular Orchestra (Orchestra Popolare   Italiana)


Rhiannon Giddens          Letter (with Francesco Turrisi)   there is no Other (with Francesco Turrisi)


Combo Ginebra                 Mi Gran Noche                 Mi Gran Noche – Single


Rakija    Ela Se Vie (A Pine Tree Is Bending)          Ojda!

Balkan music from Norway

Danças Ocultas O Teu Olhar (feat. Jaques Morelenbaum & Carminho)   Dentro Desse Mar


Danças Ocultas are four accordionsts from Agueda near Porto Portugal with Brazilian cellist Jaques Morelenbaum  [ˈʒakiz moɾelẽˈbaw̃] and Portuguese fado singer Carminho

Mehmet Polat & Embracing Colours       Expanded Lives Quantum Leap

Mehmet Polat is a young master of ud and composer. He is from Turkey and living in Amsterdam.


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