Around the World – 20 March 2020


Around the World is available live on Slice Audio every Friday from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

This is the planned running order – but you never know what will happen.

You can also hear the music here:


Artist Track Band
Track Dogs Love & War (feat. Fergal Scahill, Lisa Gutkin & Phil Beer) Fire on the Rails (here’s a link to their30 minute  TV concert)
Son Rompe Pera & Chico Trujillo Cumbia Algarrobera (feat. Chico Trujillo) Batuco
Arabnormal Dominion Arabnormal
Black Pumas Colors (Acoustic) Colors (Acoustic) – Single
Saigon Soul Revival Nào Ta Cùng Hát Họa Âm Xưa
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers Egyptian Reggae (Live) Rock ‘n’ Roll with the Modern Lovers (Bonus Track Edition)
Kate Rusby Don’t Go Away Philosophers, Poets and Kings
Staff Benda Bilili Semba bilokota Effacer le tableau
Jiggy Road to Errogie  
Chuck Berry Maybellene Rock & Roll
Tuulikki Bartosik Torm Veeklaasis Torm veeklaasis / Tempest in a teapot
Saint Sister Dynamite Dynamite – Single
Héroes del Silencio Entre Dos Tierras Héroes del Silencio: The Platinum Collection
Zenobia Desert Hafla Desert Hafla – Single
Part 2    
Al-Qasar Gnawi Miraj
Andy Irvine & Paul Brady Plains of Kildare Andy Irvine & Paul Brady
Danny Keane Twenty Tonnes of Tension Twenty Tonnes of Tension – Single
Tránsito Cocomarola Kilómetro 11 El Tirabuzón
Hanggai Gunagen Ulaan Bataar Big Band Brass
Anoushka Shankar Wallet (feat. Alev Lenz & Nina Harries) Love Letters – EP
Eneida Marta Kargu Garandi Eneida Marta
Taimane Toccata ‘Ukulele Dance
Kreiz Breizh Akademi Gavotenn mod Pourlet (Bep ma pasean er gêr-mañ) Kreiz Breizh Akademi
Nadia Reid Best Thing Out of My Province
Super Parquet Mars Super Parquet
Rain Machine Smiling Black Faces Rain Machine
Mediapunta Boca de Serpiente  

Some videos of tonights artists


Show notes 20200320

Part 1

Track Dogs          Love & War (feat. Fergal Scahill, Lisa Gutkin & Phil Beer) Fire on the Rails

2 Flag of Ireland 1 Flag of United Kingdom 1 Flag of United States based in Madrid, their album Fire on the rails has been out for a month or two. There’s a new video to go with that track – you’ll find that on their twitter feed and on my blog alsog with a 30 minute concert broadcast on Spanish TV.


Son Rompe Pera & Chico Trujillo – Cumbia Algarrobera (feat. Chico Trujillo) Batuco

Son Rompe Pera from Mexico City is currently made up of five musicians, (conga, percussion, güiro, drums, guitar, bass and marimba) playing with Chico Trujillo are a New cumbia band.


Arabnormal is a Belgian experimental rock band founded by Younes Faltakh (The Hickey Underworld) and Niek Meul (Das Pop). Birthed in post-punk, heavily infused by Eastern psychedelica, and described by record label PIAS as alternative world music, most refer to it as ‘a manically zonked-out flying carpet ride’.



Black Pumas is an American psychedelic soul band based in Austin, Texas, led by singer Eric Burton and guitarist/producer Adrian Quesada. The group received its first Grammy Award nomination in 2020 for Best New Artist at the 62nd awards


Black Pumas Colors (Acoustic) Colors (Acoustic) – Single


Welcome back to the show. Last week at this time it all went wrong – Friday the 13th and all that – and I had to abandon the live show and automate all the music. One track I played but didn’t get the chance to talk about was the next one.


Saigon Soul Revival Nào Ta Cùng Hát Họa Âm Xưa

Saigon Soul Revival has been on a quest to reawaken the raw, enchanting sounds of 1960s and 70s Vietnam; a time when passionate music resonated in Saigon’s streets and clubs with messages of love, heartache, hope and freedom.

Staff Benda Bilili

A group of street musicians in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 4 of the on stage band are wheelchair users. They had polio when they were young

They used to live around the grounds of the zoo in the country’s capital city, Kinshasa, and play music which is rooted in soukous, with elements of rhythm and blues and reggae. The core i the 4 plus a younger rhythm section consisting of abandoned street children who were taken under the protection of the older members of the band.

It looked like they had split in 2013 after their second album But this new album was released at the end of last year with what appears to be the original core 4 lineup

The group’s name translates roughly from Lingala as “look beyond appearances”.




sasha samara

ON International Women’s day a few weeks ago the Oh Yeah centre in Belfast had an event for young women musicians. Now, If you don’t know, Oh Yeah does many things and working with very young not even yet emerging talent is one of their most important roles.

And from the event Charlotte Dryden who runs Oh Yeah posted on Facebook “Belfast has a pop star. Her name is @sashasamara_”

And I was talking to Charlotte a few days later and she told me that Sasha had come to Oh Yeah a few months ago with a ukulele and some songs and had since built a band around her.

She had me at “ukulele”.

Sasha hasn’t released anything yet but you can find that track on her Soundcloud site.


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