Around the World – 30 January & 1 February 2022


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.

You can sign up for the weekly preview here on Substack. This week’s edition is below the running order.

Artist Track Album
Shiv Where You Are Where You Are – Single
Ogun Afrobeat Orisun Unite
Mec Yek Soske Me Te Tshorel Geilom Taisa
Gratien Midonet Babel Bourg La Folie – EP
Céu Ao romper da Aurora Um Gosto de Sol
Los Lobos Sail on, Sailor Native Sons
Laura Beg Le bonèr mi attendé Mon ti kèr
Justin Adams & Mauro Durante Dark Road Down Still Moving
Batila Kindoki Tatamana
Tuulikki Bartosik Robertsfors Robertsfors – Single
Monoswezi Woshanda Shanu
Céu Teimosa Um Gosto de Sol
Fenya Rai La Fonda de Cal Xai (feat. Francesc Ribera (Titot) & Núria Besora) Plaça Major
Leela Gilday Rolling Thunder North Star Calling
DakhaBrakha Lado Alambari
  Part 2  
Cimafunk Esto Es Cuba El Alimento
The 2:19 Horseshoe Curve Revelator
Céu Chega Mais Um Gosto de Sol
Spiers & Boden Cuckoo’s Nest / Saltash / William Irwin’s Modal Hornpipe Fallow Ground
Synnøve Brøndbo Plassen Bom-bom-leiken Hjemve – Slåttetralling fra Folldal
Rufus T. Firefly El largo mañana El Largo Mañana
Obok mnie Dorota Barová Dotyk
Mamaliga Orkestar Mamaliga Brinzali Da!
Purbayan Chatterjee Khula Asmaan (Firmament) [feat. Jordan Rudess, Javed Ali, Darshan Doshi, Taufiq Qureshi & Paras Nath] Unbounded (Abaad)
Céu & Emicida Deixa acontecer Um Gosto de Sol
Dany Drack La bas La bas
Karinah O Nosso Amor É uma Onda Karinah – Album Completo
Whyte Oml – Goodnight To You All Maim

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See last week’s running order is here (Around the World – 23 & 25 January 2022). You can listen to Part 1 and Part 2 of last week’s show and all previous shows on Mixcloud here

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

Featured Album: Céu Um Gosto de Sol. In 2020 I was quite taken but not sure about APKÁ, Céu’s last album. Any reservations have been left behind by Um Gosto de Sol. But this is not a work of original compostions. There are 14 cover versions including Jimi Hendrix’s “May This Be Love” – a complete and acoustic deconstruction. There’s the MoR classic “Feelings” (a song I have never liked, but this is a massive improvement on the strangulated version by many artists!) and some Latin classics I have no idea about – so mostly new to me.

Um Gosto de Sol is Céu’s fifth album. The Latin Grammy award winner may not be known well outside her immediate fan base (even though it is a very big fan base), but this is an album to introduce her to a wider audience. [More about Céu here]

Another Album of Covers: Native Sons by Los Lobos. It is an album of covers stretching through generations and genres. The songs I immediately recognised were the old Beach Boys classic Sail on Sailor, and there’s Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth”.  I played their cover of Jackson Brown’s “Jamaica Say You Will” several weeks ago and promptly forgot about the album. I’m glad I’ve rediscovered it. There are also covers from Mexican and Californian bands from the 60s and 70s I had no idea about – It is a tremendous album – a real gateway into another era of music. [Pitchfork Review]


And Music from here? The show kicks off with a sound of modern Ireland – Irish Zimbabwean singer song writer, Shiv and a song that she co-wrote in Paris. More here and here

And from Belfast? Belfast has been famous for music for decades. It’s not just the 70s and 80s punk – they’re the traditional Irish and the Ulster-Scots heritage, there’s the new electronica and the abundance of singer songwriters. But there is a sound often overlooked and it was one of the most important musical traditions.

It was born in Sailortown, in the docks. Merchant seamen – in the main – came home from working in north America in the 1950s and 1960s. They brough back records – blues and R&B that influenced new bands in the late 50s early 60s They played  the Maritime, Sammy Houston’s Jazz Club  and into the mid 70s The Pound.


Belfast R&B … Belfast Roots music. And the 2:19 are of that tradition – recently formed with a first album Revelator and I think they just sound splendid.


See my top albums from 2021

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