Around the World 20 December 2019 – Playlist and show notes


This is the running order for my Around the World show on Slice Audio. The show is live every Friday at 8:00 pm GMT and an extended version is on at 3:00 am Saturday.




Artist Track Album Dur
Chaqueta de Chándal Artículo Segundo Gimnasia Menor 0:04:48
Bodh’aktan Capitaine deux-cennes De temps et de vents 0:02:02
Natacha Atlas Sunshine Day Strange Days 0:04:05
Osibisa Sunshine Day The Very Best of Osibisa 0:04:46
Aziza Brahim Hada jil Sahari 0:03:26
Flor de Toloache Long Gone Girl Las Caras Lindas 0:03:05
Lakou Mizik Renmen (feat. Preservation Hall Jazz Band) HaitiaNola 0:04:27
Constantinople & Ablaye Cissoko Denkilo Traversées 0:05:23
Altın Gün Gelin Halayı Gelin Halayı / Dıv Dıv – Single 0:03:17
You Are Wolf If Boys Could Swim Keld 0:05:24
Split Enz My Mistake Dizrythmia 0:03:02
Skakeitan Ezpainetan Odola Nola Galdu Denbora 0:03:22
Lajkó Félix & Vołosi Side Lajkó Félix & VOŁOSI 0:05:59
Mari Kalkun & VHK keelpilliorkester Sata-Sata! Sata-Sata! – Single  
Paer 2      
Aztec Camera Walk Out To Winter Cool Christmas 0:03:24
Joni Mitchell River Blue 0:04:00
Rufus Wainwright Spotlight On Christmas The McGarrigle Christmas Hour 0:03:22
Ramones Merry Christmas (I Don’t Wanna Fight Tonight) Cool Christmas 0:02:04
Rory Gallagher Going To My Hometown (Live) Live! In Europe (Remastered 2017) 0:05:00
Martha Wainwright Merry Christmas and Happy New Year The McGarrigle Christmas Hour 0:04:05
Latvian Voices Satikšanās Mazie, Skumjie Ziemas Svētki 0:02:32
The Lost Brothers Keep Christmas in the Heart Keep Christmas in the Heart 0:03:50
Hank Snow The Reindeer Boogie Christmas: Classic Xmas Hit Songs 0:02:22
John Cale Child’s Christmas in Wales Paris 1919 0:03:20
Cara Dillon The Wexford Carol Upon a Winter’s Night (Deluxe) 0:04:40
Keb’ Mo’ Please Come Home For Christmas Moonlight, Mistletoe & You 0:02:58
Sonja Sleator Christmas Time in This Town Christmas Time in This Town – Single 0:03:45
Brendan Monaghan The Snow Fell Down Lovers Always Win 0:03:45
The Blind Boys of Alabama Go Tell It On the Mountain Go Tell It On the Mountain 0:03:58
City of New Orleans Oh Holy Night   0:04:10
Pretenders 2000 Miles The Best of / Break Up the Concrete  

Find out the story about O Holy Night from Studio 60, here on CNET.


Steve Stockman also included some of these in his Christmas Tracks playlist. More here.


Chaqueta de Chándal     Artículo Segundo             Gimnasia Menor

(Tracksuit Jacket)             Article Two

From Barcelona, Spain. We are Alfonso, Natalia and Guillem. One night while we were playing ping pong we decided we would make a group. From here we will kick you for a while.

Relaead in October their first album.

Chaqueta de Chándal



Bodh’aktan         Capitaine deux-cennes De temps et de vents

Bodh’aktan is a band of traditional music fusing elements of traditional Irish, Celtic, Québécois, Maritime and Breton with hard rock, country, polka and punk. The band based in the Canadian province of Quebec is signed with Go Musique, a Québécois label and starting 2013 with FrostByte Media based in Toronto.’aktan

Bodh’aktan @Bodhaktan


Natacha Atlas    Sunshine Day     Strange Days

Her debut album was released 20 years ago. This is the most jazz album for this Belgian born British Egyptian singer according to London Jazz News. And maintains an international base for the music.

Played with Jah Wobble Peter Gabriel, Nitin Sawhney, Nigel Kennedy, Indigo Girls, Jean-Michel Jarre, and Ibrahim Maalouf,


Osibisa                 Sunshine Day                     The Very Best of Osibisa

Osibisa is a British Afrobeat band, founded in London in 1969 by four expatriate African and three Caribbean musicians and were largely responsible for the establishment of world music as a marketable genre.


Aziza Brahim      Hada jil                Sahari  

Flor de Toloache              Long Gone Girl  Las Caras Lindas

 Lakou Mizik      Renmen (feat. Preservation Hall Jazz Band)         HaitiaNola

“Lakou Mizik is a powerhouse collective of Haitian roots music with a soulful energy and a mix of styles that feels mystical and familiar at the same time. In the wake of Haiti’s devastating earthquake the band came together to show the world that their country was much more than the sum of headlines that were being shot around the globe.”


Constantinople & Ablaye Cissoko             Denkilo                 Traversées

“Constantinople, formed in Montreal in 1998, comprises Kiya Tabassian (voice, setar), Pierre-Yves Martel (viola da gamba) and Ziya Tabassian (tombak, percussion). Over the years the ensemble has collaborated with the likes of Frank London, Loren Sklamberg, Savina Yannatou, and many other artists from Mexico, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Iran, India, China, Mongolia and Uzbekistan.

Joining Constantinople here is Senegalese kora player, singer and composer Ablaye Cissoko,”


Altın Gün             Gelin Halayı       Gelin Halayı / Dıv Dıv – Single


You Are Wolf                     If Boys Could Swim                         Keld

‘English avant-folk at its finest’ The Observer

Dr Kerry Andrew @kj_funk




Split Enz               My Mistake        Dizrythmia

“My Mistake” is a 1977 song by New Zealand art rock group Split Enz from their studio album Dizrythmia. “My Mistake” was the first Split Enz song to achieve a top 20 chart position, peaking at #15 in Australia and #21 in the band’s native New Zealand.

Crowded HouseFinn BrothersSchnell FensterThe MakersEnzsoCitizen Band


Skakeitan            Ezpainetan Odola            Nola Galdu Denbora

From San Sebastian in the Basque country of Spain.


Lajkó Félix & Vołosi        Side       Lajkó Félix & VOŁOSI

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