Around the World – 29 & 31 August 2021 – Playlist and Catch Up


SliceAudio and FerryFM, and Radio Larne plays-out Around the World on Sundays from 10.00 pm – midnight local time. The show is also available Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Lisburn’s 98 FM, Bangor FM and Down Community Radio.

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Track Album
Dobet Gnahoré Wazii Couleur
Balkan Taksim Ușak Ekspresi Disko Telegraf
Kristi Stassinopoulou & Stathis Kalyviotis Winter Is Coming NYN
Lila Downs La Cumbia del Mole La Cantina
Samba Touré Fondo Binga
Fergus MacKenzie & Simon Thoumire Totally Tropical Exhibit A
Haris Alexiou Zito I Kardia Ta Onira Ginonte Pali
EBRI KNIGHT & KeTeKalles Supervivència (amb KeTeKalles) Supervivència (amb KeTeKalles) – Single
X-Darawish Peta Peta (Throw) Una Ratsa Mia Fatsa
Totó La Momposina Dos De Febrero La Candela Viva
Lila Downs El Corrido de Tacha (La Teibolera) La Cantina
Piers Faccini Paradise Fell (Edit version) – Single Paradise Fell (Edit version) – Single
Balaphonics Incredible Energy Vibes – Instrumental Spicy Boom Boom
Diamante Eléctrico Amalia Mira Lo Que Me Hiciste Hacer
Part 2    
La Panika Anapse to Tsigaro Anapse to Tsigaro – Single
Zina Ouiness Habibi Funk: An Eclectic Selection of Music from the Arab World (Part 2) (Habibi Funk 015)
Lila Downs La Tequilera La Cantina
Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino Vulía Meridiana
Aditya Prakash Ensemble Irish Song Diaspora Kid
ILMU Harmuat Kallivot Ilmu
Grupo Estrellas Campesinas Changüí en Yateras Changüí: The Sound Of Guantánamo
Eleni Tsaligopoulou Na ’Ha Dio Ellades Na ’Ha Dio Ellades – Single
Maher Cissoko Miniyamba Cissoko Heritage
Caamaño & Ameixeiras Maneo de Cambre (feat. Sílvia Pérez Cruz & Carola Ortiz) Aire!
Lila Downs El Centenario La Cantina
Lakou Mizik & Joseph Ray Kite Zo A Leave the Bones
Red Buddha Southern Morocco Oriental Breeze

In this week’s show: For two hours every week – we forget about where we are and dream about where we could be. Greece would be nice. I don’t play very much music from Greece, so to help reset the balance, there will be four or five tracks from Greece. All quite different, all excellent.

Also, we go to many of our regular haunts: South Africa, France, Mali, Colombia, Italy, Senegal, Hungry, Scotland and Ireland but we also find music in the Republic of Karelia and Guantanamo in Cuba.

Most of the music I play on the show is recorded in studio, although in recent time, often recorded online in several studios, converted bedrooms even gardens as musicians have been adjusting to the current crisis. Sometimes I’ll play tracks from live albums – but not that often – they’re not something I’m overly fond of. But from time to time, you get field recordings.

And field recordings are very different and very important to capture the “real” music of a place. Between 2017 and 2019 music journalist Gianluca Tramontana travelled to the Guantanamo region of Cuba and immersed himself in the local music recording people in their homes, backyards and porches. The result is a three hour plus CD. It has just been released and I’ll be playing one track from Changüí: The Sound of Guantánamo [more info here on Rough Trade] this week and many more to come.

When I’m driving I’m a pretty impatient radio listener. I’m constantly stabbing the radio with my finger trying to find something better. Usually “something better” doesn’t last long – and more often than not it’s not all that interesting. But a few weekends ago I punched up BBC Radio 3 and heard that. It was part of a programme celebrating the poetry and prose of Walter Scott. The music included folk and classical – of course – and a very entertaining piece of Scottish folk/electronic music by Fergus MacKenzie & Simon Thoumire – from a 1995 album Exhibit A [Discogs].


Habbi Funk is a label based in Berlin that has been seeking out older music from the Arabic world – rock, and funk and Arabic blues. Mainly they are releasing full albums but there have been a few copmpilations. Habbi Funk 15 has just been released An Eclectic Selection of Music from the Arab World. I’ll be playing something from that album.



The featured album this week is Lila Downs’s La Cantina which was released in 2006. The Mexican singers first releases were in the mid-90s and was her 6th and generally regarded as one that established her reputation internationally.

Other music to tune in to.


Listen in if you can Sunday at 10:00 pm on Ferry FMSlice Audio and Radio Larne or on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm on Bangor FMLisburn’s 98FM and FM105 Down Community Radio. Or yopu can find the show’s archive here in Mixcloud.

Have a great weekend,




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