Around the World – 20 & 22 November 2022


Music from Algeria Australia Belgium Brazil Cameroon Côte d’Ivoire Cuba Cyprus France Germany Guinea-Bissau Hungry Iran Ireland Italy Jamica Mali Morocco Slovakia South Korea Sweden Turkey.

The Featured Album is Derya Yildirim & Grup Simsek’s Dost 2.

You can hear Al-Qasar, Antonio Castrignanò, Antonis Antoniou, Atine, Bab L’ Bluz, Baker Boy, BKO, Cimafunk & George Clinton, Disstantes, DongYan Gozupa (동양고주파), Eneida Marta, Gaïsha, Gaye Su Akyol, Howlin’ Wolf, Hrdza, James BKS & Charlotte Dipanda, LAFAWNDAH, Lilian Bergkvist, Manou Gallo, Romengo & Mónika Lakatos, Shiv, Sly & Robbie, Souad Massi, The Movers, and Tiken Jah Fakoly.

Here’s how to listen:

Hear the show on the web on Sundays at 10:00 pm to midnight:  
Slice Audio
Ferry FM, 
Radio Larne, and
Armagh City Radio .

And on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm on the radio and web

Hear last week’s programme here on

Part 1 is here on Mixcloud

Part 2 is here on Mixcloud


Gaye Su Akyol Sen Benim Mağaramsın Anadolu Ejderi
Antonio Castrignanò Aria Caddhipulina Aria Caddhipulina
Shiv Where You Are Where You Are – Single
동양고주파 Rust KYUL
Derya Yildirim & Grup Simsek Bal Dost 2
Sly & Robbie Boops (Here to Go) [feat. Shinehead] Rhythm Killers
Souad Massi Sequana Sequana
Tiken Jah Fakoly Où est-ce que tu vas ? Braquage de pouvoir
Eneida Marta Bissau Na N’do Family
Atine Ey Tir Persiennes D’Iran
Baker Boy Wish You Well (feat. Bernard Fanning) Wish You Well (feat. Bernard Fanning) – Single
Manou Gallo Soul Makossa Soul Makossa – Single
Derya Yildirim & Grup Simsek Yeni Yürekle Dost 2
Part 2    
Bab L’ Bluz Gnawa Beat Nayda!
Gaïsha Ana Aïcha ?
LAFAWNDAH The Dawn Of Everything (Jin, Jyian, Azadi) Single/Bandcamp 
Derya Yildirim & Grup Simsek Gümüş Dost 2
Howlin’ Wolf Spoonful The Definative Collection
Cimafunk & George Clinton Funk Aspirin El Alimento
BKO Sadiona Djine Bora
Hrdza Nie Tvoja Nie Tvoja – Si ngle
Romengo & Mónika Lakatos Csoravla Folk Utca
Derya Yildirim & Grup Simsek Darıldım Darıldım Dost 2
Al-Qasar Sham System Who Are We?
Disstantes Brazil (with Noro & DJ Mohamed) Apocalipto
Antonis Antoniou Yiorti (feat. Efthymia Alphas) Throisma
Lilian Bergkvist Just Turn Around and Walk Away (Hjerson Title Song) Just Turn Around and Walk Away (Hjerson Title Song) – Single
James BKS & Charlotte Dipanda O bosso Wolves of Africa (Part 1/2)
The Movers Kudala Sithandana The Movers, Vol. 1 – 1970-1976 (Analog Africa No. 35)

Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek – GÜMÜŞ

Based in Hamburg, Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek are an Anatolian psychedelic rock band. Drawing from musical references ranging from the psychedelic 1960s Turkish pop through to more contemporary funk and jazz. They are fronted by vocalist and bağlama player Derya Yildrim. A baglama is a long-necked plucked string instruments used in Ottoman classical music. The rest of the band are from UK and France

They began in 2016 when the New Hamburg festival invited Derya Yildrim to work with the L’Orchestre du Montplaisant. Organist, Graham Mushnik and guitarist & bassist Antonin Voyant continued the collaboration with the addition of drummer Greta Eacott. Extensive European gigging and the 2019 debut album Kar Yağar. Dost 1 followed, and Dost 2 is the featured album this week.

I saw them play a couple of months ago, and they were animated and very spirited with masses of energy. A very appreciative audience supported them loudly. The album is much more restrained and composed, leading me to wonder if I was at the right gig! But I’m sure I was. The album is not as powerful as their performance, but it is a very enjoyable and sometimes haunting listen.

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Also on the show


Baker Boy – Wish You Well ft. Bernard Fanning

Baker Boy is a Yolngu rapper, dancer, artist, and actor. He is known for performing original hip-hop songs incorporating both English and Yolŋu Matha (Yolŋu Language) and is one of the most prominent Aboriginal Australian rappers. He was born in Darwin in 1996. By that time Bernard Fanning was a member of Powderfinger, a leading Australian rock band. He’s now a solo performer. I liked Wish You Will until I saw the video and now I love it! It’s one of those “Wish I’d been there.” events. (Although that’s me over at the far side tapping my foot.)


ATINE Ensemble – “Ey Tir” (Live From Paris)

ATINE is an all-female ensemble based in Paris, comprised of Aida Nosrat (vocals), Sogol Mirzaei (tar), Saghar Khadem (percussions), Christine Zayed (qanun), and Marie-Suzanne de Loye (bass).


Tiken Jah Fakoly – Où est-ce que tu vas ?

Tiken Jah Fakoly is a reggae singer from Odienné, Côte d’Ivoire.

He was born into a family of griots (travelling poets, musicians, and storytellers who maintain a tradition of oral history in parts of West Africa ) and named Doumbia Moussa Fakoly. He discovered reggae at an early age, assembling his first group, Djelys, in 1987. He became well-known at a regional level but would soon ascend to national recognition. He has released about 8 albums, although the first two on cassette only are discontinued.


Agatha Christie’s Hjerson | Official UK Trailer

I do like a good Scandi-Noir crime series. But recently I have been watching a Swedish TV detective that has go too much style and colour and humour to be classed as “noir”.

Hjerson is a “disgraced” (or is he?) retired detective who solves crimes with his unwanted (or is she?) sidekick, TV producer Klara Sandberg. If Belgian detective Poirot had a distant Swedish cousin, he would be Hjerson. Because Sven is based on an Agatha Christie character … indirectly.

Agatha Christie created Ariadne Oliver, who in turn, has her own master detective: Scandinavian sleuth Sven Hjerson, He is brought to life, and taken to modern-day Sweden to explore new crimes and cases. 

He collects 7” singles and scratches off the labels and as well as an enviable wardrobe, he has a great taste in music. I’m playing the theme tune on this week’s show.


Just Turn Around And Walk Away (Hjerson Title Song)

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