Around the World – 5 & 7 June 2022


Listen to last week’s show and see the running order here on and find out more about the show. You can also listen to Part 1 and Part 2 on Mixcloud.

SliceAudio and FerryFM, and Radio Larne, and Armagh City Radio play-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



Track Album
iskwē & Tom Wilson Long Way Down Long Way Down – Single
Tanxugueiras Pano Corado Pano Corado – Single
The Proclaimers Sunshine On Leith The Best of the Proclaimers
SAHAD Moto Jakarta (feat. FEHE & Ablaye Cissoko) Luuma
AySay Kader Olsun Su Akar
Mon Laferte No Soy Para Ti 1940 Carmen
S.E. Rogie Kpindigbee (Morning, Noon and Night) Dead Men Don’t Smoke Marijuana
Bonga Kakibangá Kintal Da Banda
Gillian Hills Tut tut tut tut Twistin’ the Rock : Gillian Hills, Vol. 9
Anne Pacéo Wishes S.H.A.M.A.N.E.S
Tāmira Pūoro Tea Feather Spines
SAHAD Luuma Luuma
Pelkkä Poutanen Sinne on velka viimeinenki Pyhä veri vuotaa
Startijenn Backpaker Talm Ur Galon
Part 2    
UB40 Food for Thought (2010 Remaster) Signing Off
SAHAD Làmbi Golo Luuma
La Chica Agua La Loba
Annbjørg Lien Prince Purple (feat. Bjørn Ole Rasch, Jan Inge Nilsen, Mathilde Grooss Viddal, Knut Reiersrud, Tellef Kvifte, Knut Kvifte Nesheim & Roger Tallroth) Janus (feat. Bjørn Ole Rasch, Jan Inge Nilsen, Mathilde Grooss Viddal, Knut Reiersrud, Tellef Kvifte, Knut Kvifte Nesheim & Roger Tallroth)
La Fanfarria del Capitán Happiness Happiness – Single
Saodaj’ Koman Koman – Single
Ruben Monteiro Eclipse Tântrico Kairós
Marjan Vahdat Deylaman Our Garden is Alone
Small Island Big Song Listwar Zanset (feat. Emlyn & Putad) Our Island
Cimarron Agüita Fresca La Recia
SAHAD Sandaga Luuma
Coloma Bertran  Lua de Mel (feat. Franco Molinari, Quim Abramo & Joan Carles Aguerri) Principis
Jasdeep Singh Degun Sajanava Anomaly

Album of the Week

During the week I was compiling lists and reading information about new releases puzzling over which album to feature this week. There is a lot of very good music around – as is normal this time of the year. In the background another new album by I name I didn’t recognise slowly attracted my attention and before too long, the lists had been abandoned and the choice made. It might be a little obscure, but it is this week’s album of the week.


Sahad is from Dakar in Senegal  – Luuma is the album.  Sometimes listed as Sahad and the Nataal Patchwork his music reflects a broad range of musical influences, and links between several cultures. Together, they is part of this tradition of young people who carry with them the new breath of African music. “Their music,” their publicity tells us, “Is at the crossroads between Malian blues, Afrobeat, rock and jazz which give birth to a kaleidoscopic sound.”

“”Luuma” means market in Wolof [a language of Senegal, Mauritania, and the Gambia, and the native language of the Wolof people]. This weekly and itinerant market exists throughout Senegal, mainly in rural areas.

“Through the hyperbole of the market, Sahad presents another way of making the world.

“The Luuma album tends towards a hybrid identity: purely acoustic tracks with psychedelic rhythms, or a deep sensitivity to a dazzling burst of energy. The artist deploys an “active utopia”: between urban and rural life, between spiritual and temporal space: where the “multiple whole” forms Unity.”

Luuma is Sahad’s 4th Album – you can get it and the others on Bandcamp. On Soundcloud there are some free tracks.

Also on the show

New single and tour from AySay

I should have played more of the Danish/Turkish/Kurdish roots band AySay when they released their debut album in November 2021 Before the release of a new single Nerelisin I’ll be playing a track from Su Akar. But not the one below.

AySay will playing festivals throughout Europe over the summer, including Roskilde Festival (DK), Sinsal Festival (ES) and Les Escales (FR).

AySay – Kader Olsun

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French drummer Anne Pacéo has just released S.H.A.M.A.N.E.S

“Her three Victoires de la Musique awards, “Jazz Artist of the Year” in 2019, “Jazz Artist of the Year” in 2016, “Jazz Revelation” in 2011, and her prolific discography have taken her to 45 countries on five continents. With six albums and an EP to her credit, Anne Pacéo plays with codes and styles, making it a point of honour to break down borders and seek out very particular alchemies between the musicians who make up her groups. [

“First spotted as an accompanist, she has been playing professionally since she was 19 years old with some of the biggest names on the French and international music scene. She has played with Archie Shepp, Rhoda Scott, Christian Escoudé, Marcel Azzola, Henri Texier, Andy Sheppard, Alain Jean-Marie, Philippe Catherine, Sandra Nkaké, Biréli Lagrène, Ibrahim Maalouf, Emmanuel Bex, Michel Legrand, Jeanne Added, Melissa Laveaux, China Moses, Mickael League (Snarky Puppy), Eric Bibb, Raphael Imbert …”

[Anne Pacéo’s website]


The Grammy Award nominated Cimarrón who play music from the plains of the Orinoco River formed in Colombia in 2000. They are led by Ana Veydó the singer, harpist and “strong woman” of the album name La Recia. She sent me an email earlier this week saying, “We are just releasing this week our new album La Recia, which means “the strong woman” and refers to my vision as a bandleader and producer (after the death of my husband and Cimarron co-founder Carlos Cuco Rojas) of an album that breaks down the stereotype of Colombian cowboy and honors our true indigenous origins. This new musical journey goes deeper into the ancient spirituality of the Orinoco and brings back forgotten sounds, such as the sound of Manguaré, a percussion instrument never recorded before.”

I’ll be featuring the album next week, but there is a taster in part 2 of the show this week

Cimarrón – Velorio


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