Around the World – 24 & 26 October 2021


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 FMBangor FM and Down Community Radio.

You can hear the show anytime here on MixCloud.





Track Album
Khaled Sahra Sahra
Haris Alexiou O Anthropos Mou Horizonte 2
The Beatles Back In the U.S.S.R. The Beatles 1967-1970 (The Blue Album)
Leningrad Cowboys Happy Together Happy Together
Balimaya Project Soninka/Patronba Wolo So
Sofia Rei Un Mismo Cielo Umbral
Xavier Boderiou Kick Start Jigs (with Sylvain Barou & Antoine Lahay) Liamm (with Sylvain Barou & Antoine Lahay)
Tony Allen, Dave Okumu & Joan As Police Woman Geometry of You (Edit) Geometry of You – Single
Leningrad Cowboys Gimme All Your Lovin’ Happy Together
Lakou Mizik & Joseph Ray Lamizè Pa Dous Leave the Bones
Cimarron Orinoco Suite Orinoco
Part 2    
islandman & Tamikrest Tarhamanine Assinegh Godless Ceremony
Mostar Sevdah Reunion Zapjevala Sojka Ptica Sarajevo Skenderija (Live Album)
Zűrös Banda A mérai hegytetőn 2021
Leningrad Cowboys &  Alexandrov Ensemble California Girls Happy Together
Fapy Lafertin New Quartet Torontoi emlek Atlântico
Califato ¾ Canelita en rama La Contraçeña
Leningrad Cowboys Sweet Home Alabama Happy Together
Sidi Touré Bortchin Afrik Toun Mé
Amira Medunjanin Šta Će mi Život For Him and Her
Gisela João & Xinobi Tábuas Do Palco I (Xinobi Remix) Tábuas Do Palco I (Xinobi Remix) – Single
Dizzy Mandjeku & Alé Kumá Canción De Amor Y Muerte De Palenque À Matongé
Afrika Mamas Ibhodwe Ilanga

Around the World is on Slice AudioFerry FM, and Radio Larne on Sundays at 10:00 pm to midnight. On Tuesdays at 7:00 pm the show is broadcast on Bangor FMLisburn’s 98FM and FM105 Down Community Radio

See last week’s running order is here

Hear Part 1 on Mixcloud here

Hear Part 2 on Mixcloud here

Featured Album: There’s a story behind this week’s featured album. I had the car radio on in my constant search to find something – anything – worth listening to. The Beatles’ Back in the USSR came on. This track I do like – among my favourite Beatles cuts.

I thought – “There must be a newer better version of this.” I went in search. In short there isn’t.

Here’s the Beatles:

The “best” I could find was this from Paul McCartney and Dave Grohl – but even that’s not quite what I was looking for – and any it’s not released as a record so I couldn’t play it anyway.

Here’s that version

(And please, don’t mention Billy Joel.)

But I did come across a version by The Leningrad Cowboys (it’s not up to much either). “Who,” I wondered, “Are the Leningrad Cowboys?”

I’d like to make three points

1.       I don’t like comedy music – it doesn’t make me laugh. (Yes, there are exceptions. Mike Absalom in 1973 for example. Well, I was very young at the time.)

2.       The Leningrad Cowboys are not from Leningrad (as St. Petersburg was known for a time). They are from Finland.

3.       They perform with The Red Army Choir! (Technically Alexandrov Ensemble. There is no Red Army anymore)

I did find an album – Happy Together – and I wanted to play a track, but I couldn’t decide which. So I’m playing four. It’s the featured album this week.

Here’s a taste.

Other music to tune in for:

A band you will be hearing a lot more from on the show is Balimaya Project’s Wolo So which has just been released. It is utterly fantastic. Here’s a short documentary about them and the album.

Once again a shorter newsletter this week as I’m planning for and packing to go to  WOMEX next week.

If all goes well, the newsletter will come from Porto there next week. Until then, take care.

Do listen if you can – or catch up on Mixcloud.

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