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Saturday, September 6, 2008 Options
Tidawt + Polka Madre

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Two very different WFMU live performance debuts in one show.

Tidawt (playing the Highline Ballroom Sept 22 along with a screening of the film Amanei, Touareg Entre Dunes et Montagnes) is a compelling Tuareg guitar band from Niger in West Africa led by Hasso Akotey. Akotey and his bandmates came together as they fought in the 90s Tuareg rebellion in Niger. The New York unit of TIdawt is a stripped-down version of the band, just guitars and percussion, but very similar in style and intensity to, for example, Tinariwen, the Tuareg band that has toured extensively in the US. Tidawt recently finished recording a new cd Amawal (Tantrum Records) in California, to be released soon.

Special thanks to the Nomad Foundation, Tidawt's hosts in the US. The Nomad Foundation is a California-based organization dedicated to preserving traditional arts in Niger. And it provides aid and support to the nation's nomadic communities, currently battling foreign encroachment into their territories for uranium development and continuing struggles for rights in the Southern Sahara.

Polka Madre is a Balkan / Polka / thrash mashing Mexican / Euro / US combo that sprung forth from Jueves de Karmer, a warehouse / performance space and ground zero for artists, musicians, outsiders and bohemian types in Mexico City. In addition to spearheading Mexico City's nascent Balkan / E. European scene with their sonic onslaught, the band is notorious for its on-stage theatrics, bolstered by the visually compelling motorized bone-puppetry of Finland's soon-to-be-legendary Isorattya Bone Machine (which you can experience through image and video at http://tinyurl.com/isorattya-bone-machine-01).

After their FMU session, they continue their extended tour of the boroughs by playing a Rocks Off Cruise with O'Death aboard the Half Moon, boarding at 7pm at Skyport Marina, at 23rd Street & the East River on Sept 10, a Celebrate Mexico Now festival show at Hecho en Dumbo, 111 Front St., Bklyn on Sept 11 and also the infamous Balkan thrash bar Mehanata, 113 Ludlow St. on Sept 13. Their first full-length debut cd is called Casa Donde and like Tidawt they've chosen to record their new CD in the US - Brooklyn in fact.

Profuse thanks to our illustrious engineer Bil Bowen who mixed both sets!

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Tidawt: Tilladene Options / Amawal / Tantrum
Forthcoming release

Tidawt: My Heart and Yours Options
Live performance on WFMU

Tidawt: Tenere Options
Live performance on WFMU

Tidawt: Mano Dayak Options
Live performance on WFMU

Tidawt: Interview Options

Tidawt: Ariyalan Options / Various Artists: Festival in the Desert / World Village

Tidawt: Azamane Options / Amawal / Tantrum
Forthcoming release

Tidawt: Amidinine Options / Amawal / Tantrum
Forthcoming release

Chiwoniso: Nguva Ye Kufara Options / Rebel Woman / Cumbancha / *
Playing Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St. Wed Sept. 10

Kanda Bongo Man: Yonde Love Me Options / Zing Zong / Hannibal
Playing a World Music Institute show at Symphony Space, B'way and 95th St. Friday Sept. 19

La Troba Kung-Fu: Calor Calor Options / Clavell Morenet / K Industria / *

Boom Pam: Ani Rotse Lazuz Options / Puerto Rican Nights / Essay Recordings / *

Red Baraat Festival: Chunnari Chunnari Options
Playing our remote at Barbes, 376 9 St in Park Slope next Saturday (Sept 13). See http://www.wfmu.org/tsp for info.

Bio Ritmo: A La Cha Options / Bionico / Locutor / *
Playing Zebulon, 258 Wythe Ave. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn Fri., Sept. 19

Gilberto Gil: Jurubeba Options / Gil e Jorge / Verve
Playing Joe's Pub Sept 22-23 but the shows are sold out (your reliably inaccurate DJ may have mistakenly said that tickets were still available)

Polka Madre: 1864 Options
Live performance on WFMU

Polka Madre: Nina, Olga, Vodka Options
Live performance on WFMU

Polka Madre: Amsterdam Options
Live performance on WFMU

Polka Madre: Vida Propia Options
Live performance on WFMU

Polka Madre: Funeral / Brahms Options
Live performance on WFMU

Polka Madre: Le Fin du Monde Options
Live performance on WFMU

Polka Madre: Clammy Hands Options
Live performance on WFMU

Polka Madre: Ruso Trap Options
Live performance on WFMU

Polka Madre: Stalin's Head Options
Live performance on WFMU

Polka Madre: Gitanas Mojadas Options
Live performance on WFMU

Polka Madre: Karjalainen Tanssi Options
Live performance on WFMU

Polka Madre: Herasinkuoleena Options
Live performance on WFMU

Polka Madre: Circo del Siglo Options
Live performance on WFMU

Frigg: Polka Internationale de Lousiane Options / Economy Class / Northside / *

Seckou Keita SKQ: Mande-Arab Options / The Silimbo Passage / World Artventures / *
Playing at Drom, 85 Ave A on Wed Sept 17

Mamak Khadem: Heydar Options / Jostojoo / *
Playing the Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17 St. on Sat. Oct 4





Listener comments!

  Sat. 9/6/08 8:10pm Daniel Gatenio:

How can I get Polka Madre's music???
Where can I get their album?
  Sat. 9/6/08 8:18pm Daniel Gatenio:

Thanks!
  Sat. 9/6/08 8:20pm Your DJ:

If you are in NYC and can make it to one of their gigs Sept 10 Rocks Off Cruise, Sept 11 at Hecho en Dumbo or Sept 13 at Mehanata, they may be able to give you a free one (as long as they have some left) if you say you heard them on FMU! They will also put a few copies for sale at the Cake Shop in the Lower East Side. Out of towners can try cdbaby.com.
  Thu. 9/25/08 9:53pm polka madre:

just saying hi.... thanks for supporting this weirdos!!!
  Sun. 11/1/09 7:33am becca:

for daniel gatenio.are you the nice looking young boy i met at hamptons last summer?
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