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Saturday, January 6, 2007 Options
Nikitov + Golden Festival Preview

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Nikitov plays a live set during the first hour-plus of the show.

Nikitov is an acoustic band - vocal, violin, guitar, double bass - that plays original arrangements of traditional and popular Yiddish songs with Django-esque flair.

Based in Haarlem, the Netherlands, they fly in for a live FMU set - plus gigs at the Tea Lounge on Jan. 10 and Makor on Jan. 17 and showcases at the Arts Presenters conference (APAP) on Jan 20 & 22 -
to help introduce their excellent new cd Vanderlust on Chamsa Records.

Nikitov online: or

Plus at the bottom of hour two: A preview of the Balkan music event of the year, the annual Golden Festival, which takes place Friday at Jan Hus Church, 351 E 74th (1st & 2nd Aves) and Saturday - the big event, with 40+ bands - at the Good Shepherd School, 620 Isham (near 207th St. and B'way) in upper Manhattan. Performer lineup and schedule here:

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Nikitov: Trink Brider Options
Live at WFMU

Nikitov: Fisherlid Options
Live at WFMU

Nikitov: A Sheyn Shtikele Options
Live at WFMU

Nikitov: Shabes Options
Live at WFMU

Nikitov: Brîul pe Sase din Muscel Options
Live at WFMU

Nikitov: Hora Di Gitar / Farkoyfn Di Sapozhkelekh / A Glezele Yash Options
Live at WFMU

Nikitov: Mayn Rue Plats Options
Live at WFMU

Nikitov: Tumbalalaika Options
Live at WFMU

Regis Gizavo: Eka Lahy Options / Stories / Marabi / *
With Louis Mhlanga and David Mirandon

Kaash: Scream Options / Seep / Sini / *

Oort: Kohus Koju Minna Options / Veere, Veere Paevakene / Oort

Termites: It Takes Two to Make Love Options / Various Artists: Six the Hard Way / Heartbeat / *
New compilation

Arabanda: Al Fourqa Options / Shams / Choux de Bruxelles / *

Braul: E tu Pieri Options / Ciarandis / Folkest Dischi

Carmelo Salemi: 'n Cuccu Options / Various Artists: Folk Club Ethnosuoni 2006 / Ethnosuoni

Krauka: Saelugaukur Options / Bylur / Musikpres

Ljova: Bagel on the Malecon Options / Vjola: World on Four Strings / Kapustnik

Near East Far West: Dersem / Eench Anem Options / Various Artists: Balkanalia / EEFC
Featuring Souren Baronian

Merita Halili: Doli Goca N'Penxhere Options / Various Artists: New York City: Global Beat of the Boroughs / Smithsonian Folkways
With Raif Hyseni Orchestra

Slavic Soul Party: Into the Night Options / Bigger / Barbes

Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band: Indinski Cocek Options / Golden Lips / Global Village

Kocani Orkestar: Ismail Oro Options / Various Artists: Electric Gipsyland 2 / Crammed Discs / *
With Susheela Raman and 43 Skidoo

Krakauer and Socalled: Moskovitz and Loops of It Options / Bubbemeises / Label Bleu / *

Kikusuimaru: Hore Hore Hare Hare Options / Hore Hore Hare Hare / Triad

Tara: Rich Girl Options / Various Artists: Supreme Orient / Atoll Music

Bole 2 Harlem: Hi Loga Options / Bole 2 Harlem / Sounds of the Mushroom / *

Amadou and Mariam: Senegal Fast Food Options / Dimanche a Bamako / Nonesuch

Luis Carlos Vinhas: Ye Mele Options / Various Artists: Brazilian Beats 1 / Mr Bongo

Gilberto Sextet: Yes I Will Options / Yes, I Will / Tico

Bobby Valentin: Use It Before You Lose It Options / Various Artists: Rough Guide to Boogaloo / World Music Network

Ananda Shankar: Jungle Symphony Options / A Life in Music / Times Square

Cornershop: Brimful of Asha Options / When I Was Born for the 7th Time / Luaka Bop

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