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Saturday, November 22, 2008 Options
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This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Sin Sisamouth: Track 12 Options
Late great Cambodian singer, one of the inspirations for Dengue Fever (who played Terre T's show earlier today)

Baba Zula: Eternal is the Word of Poets Options / Roots / Doublemoon
From Istanbul, Turkey

Agostones: Ordogbomba Options / Ordogbomba / Etnofon
The Devil's Bomb. Project of Hungarian musician Bela Agoston, who sings and plays saxophone and bagpipes.

Babylon Circus: Sailor's Wife Options / Dances of Resistance
From France

Valkyrien All Stars: Hvis Jeg Var Deg Options / Valkyrien All Stars / Phantom Sound & Vision
From Norway, and coming to NYC Jan 11 for the annual world music mega-showcase Globalfest (Jan 11, Webster Hall NYC)

Watcha Clan: Goumari Options / Diaspora Hi-Fi / Piranha
From Marseille, France - playing in this year's Globalfest (Jan 11, Webster Hall NYC)

Youssou N'Dour: Baay Faal Options / Rokku Mi Rokka / Nonesuch
Youssou's Great African Ball is this Wed / Thurs at the Nokia Theatre NYC

Prince Diabate: Djerelon Options / Djrelon / Kora Company Collection
Kora Player / Band leader from Guinea via California.

Thierry Robin: Swing Wassalou Options / Alezane
Featuring Abdelkrim Sami "Diablo"

Mamak Khadem: Gelayeh Options / Jostojoo / Banyan Tree
From Iran via Southern California, where a lot of Iranian music is made

Fairuz: Heyla Ya Wasee Options / Live in San Francisco / Voix de l'Orient
Unsafe at any speed?

Terakaft: Iswegh Atay Options / Akh Issudar / World Village / *
Latest Southern Saharan guitar band to make the scene - from Mali

Abiyou Solomon: Bogge Oromo (Shewa) Options / In Search of My Roots / AIT Records / *
Ethiopian bassist who lived in US for a while, now back in Ethiopia, and has worked with many of the country's greats.

Massukos: Mudacia Wana Options / Bumping / Poo Productions
Popular band from Mozambique. Thanks to

Samba Mapangala & Orchestre Virunga: Malako Options / African Classics / Sheer / *
New anthology

Remmy Ongala & Orchestre Super Matimila: Ndumila Kuwili Options / Nalilia Mwana / WOMAD
Don't Speak With Two Mouths / from WOMAD's anthology of selections from Ongala's East African label releases.

Aterciopelados: Dia Paranormal Options / Rio / Nacional / *
New CD from the artsy Colombian band

Manu Chao: Me Llaman Calle Options / Various Artists: Beyond the Horizon / Warner Classics & Jazz / *
Charlie Gillett comp

Los Cuatro Ases de Jarana: Jarana 1 (excerpt) Options / Vocal Duels from the Streets of Lima / Topic
The jarana is a type of improvised vocal duel performed in the back streets of Lima, Peru. This cd is a collection of previously unreleased field recordings made in the 1950s by Latin American literary historian José Durand Flórez (1925-1990). (Info from

Lila Downs: Ojo de Culebra Options / Shake Away / Manhattan
From Mexico via Minneapolis via NYC - this latest cd is with her "New York Band"

Nation Beat: Mare Cheia Options / Legends of the Preacher / Modiba
With the Klezmatics

Ilgi: Rita Rasa Krita Options / Kaza Kapa Debesis (A Goat Climbed to the Sky)
From Latvia

Kvarts: Halling Efter Hjalmar Fjellhammer Options / Steinsprang / Kvarts
From Norway

Kormoran: Vedelmezz Options / Folk and roll / Hungaroton / 1984
"Protect Me." From Hungary

Fairport Convention: Tam Lin Options / Liege & Lief / A&M
Much of the European neo-trad or folk rock music I played tonight owes a huge debt to Fairport, the pacesetters

Altan Urag Folk Rock Band: Shiree Nuur Options / Made in Mongolia
From Ulan Bator, Mongolia. Band name means "The Golden Family".

Ida Kelarova: Ej Hora, Hora Options / Gypsy, Moravian and Slovakian Songs / Lotos Records / 2000
From Czech Republic

Bea Palya: Nina Nenem Options / Psyche (Weores Sandor) / Gryllus
Poems of Hungarian author and poet Sandor Weores. Palya makes her solo NYC debut Jan. 30 at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall.

Kayhan Kalhor and Brooklyn Rider: Parvaz Options / Silent City / World Village / *
Renowned Kurdish-Iranian kamancheh player and western classical players from Brooklyn get together

Hazmat Modine: It Calls Me Options / Bahamut / Barbes
With Huun Huur Tu - they're playing together Sunday night Nov 23 at Le Poisson Rouge, NYC

Listener comments!

  Sat. 11/22/08 6:57pm julian:

oh THIS is nice....

(morning Rob!)
  Sat. 11/22/08 7:01pm julian:

...nice at this speed too!
  Sat. 11/22/08 7:05pm Your DJ:

Yeah, whoops...
  Sat. 11/22/08 8:20pm katie:

what a treat. This song was Dave Swarbrick's idea and his arrangement evidently...and what solos...
  Sat. 11/22/08 8:51pm James:

Howdy, shreiking drunk in the capital of Scotland. Do you want a gig list? For Edinburgh that is...
  Sat. 11/22/08 8:54pm Your DJ:

Well I'm sure some dark Iranian music is the perfect thing for that...
  Sat. 11/22/08 8:56pm James:

Um, that'll be shrieking! I before E except after C, and/or after 3 bottles of pink wine. How's things by the way?
  Sat. 11/22/08 9:00pm mike:

hey i've been listening for the last hour or so this is some of the best music i've heard in a long time
  Thu. 12/11/08 3:16am Anonymous:

Hey Rob, FYI, Liliana Araújo, the singer in Nation Beat, is from Fortaleza, Ceara, not Recife, Pernambuco. Thanks for your show. Keep it up!
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