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Saturday, April 18, 2009 Options

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Pistolera is a Mexican / American musical powder keg. Bandleader Sandra Velasquez grew up in San Diego as a Mexican-American kid playing rock and roll. But when she came to New York, far from the border, she missed something about her roots and decided to merge her love of rock with Mexican rancheras and cumbias.

Sandra's lyrics (as on the band's latest CD, "En Este Camino") often deal with issues related to the Mexican American experience and in support of immigrants' rights and womens' rights. And she doesn't pull her punches.

Pistolera agit-rocks the Brooklyn Museum on Saturday evening May 2 (sets a little after 5pm and later) - and we get a preview with a live session.

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Pistolera: Nuevos Ojos Options
Live on WFMU

Pistolera: Piloto Options
Live on WFMU

Pistolera: Un Momento Options
Live on WFMU

Pistolera: Policia Options
Live on WFMU

Pistolera: Guerra Options
Version of Bob Marley's War. Live on WFMU

Pistolera: Ladron Options
Live on WFMU

Pistolera: Vieja Options
Live on WFMU

Jang Sa-ik: Silly Angel Options / Jang Sa-ik Vol. 6: Mother, See the Flowers / Loen / *

Nikos Papazoglou: Ena Ki Ena Options / Meso Nefon / Lyra

Habib Koite: Nanale Options / Foly! / World Village

Omar Souleyman: Qalub An Nas Options / Dabke 2020 / Sublime Frequencies / *
(People's Hearts)

Sheika & Mohammed: Alhob Asaab Options / Various Artists: Chaabi Music from Al-Maghrib / Mississippi / *
Love is Hard

Amarg Noune: Rais Hmad Bizmaoun Options / Various Artists: Chaabi Music from Al-Maghrib / Mississippi / *

Buraka Som Sistema: Luanda/Lisboa Options / Black Diamond

Vee: Stimela Options
From Botswana

El Remolon: Bolivia Options / Pibe Cosmo / ZZK / Ultrapop / *

Mexican Institute of Sound: Reventon Options / Soy Sauce / Nacional / *

Amandititita: Metrosexual Options / Amandititita

Amadou and Mariam: Batoma Options / Welcome to Mali / Because / *

Sombory Jazz: Nana Options / Various Artists: Spécial Xème Festival National / Syliphone

Mulatu Astatke: Esketa Dance Options / The Heliocentrics / Strut / *
With the Heliocentrics

Etenesh Girma: Ababilk Options / Various Artists: New Ethiopian Dance Music / Terp / *

Kalman Balogh & the Gypsy Cymbalom Band: Reggeli Kave Options / AromA
(Morning Coffee)

Kaba Saz: Bir Sir Var... Options

Murat Uncuoglu featuring Ayden vs Husnu Senlenderici: Sina Nari Options / Various Artists: Double Moon Remixed / Doublemoon / *

Balkan Beat Box: Digital Monkey Options / Balkan Beat Box Remixed / JDub
Soulico Remix

Manze Dayila: Miseye Rigaud Options / Sole / As Is / *

Extra Golden: Ukimwi Options / Thank You Very Quickly / Thrill Jockey / *

Burkina Electric: Sanka Yaare Options / Reem Tekre / *
DJ Spooky Remix

Rudresh Mahanthappa's Indo-Pak Coalition: Palika Market Options / Apti / Innova

Gato Loco: Coconino #1 Options / Coconino / *

Listener comments!

  Sat. 4/18/09 7:17pm listening john:

cool sounds. =)
  Sat. 4/18/09 7:24pm dirk:

Hi Rob,

Greet Sandra and band from Belgium and me !!
From Sfinks festival last year !!! also greetings to Irene and you
  Sat. 4/18/09 7:31pm Tom P:

Great show, as always. This song from Botswana is fantastic. Wasn't keen on the one before it though, it was a bit too hip-hop for me!
  Sat. 4/18/09 7:38pm Rob W:

Buraka Som Sistema do have some more African-centered tracks; next time...
  Sat. 4/18/09 8:10pm julian:

This Etenesh Girma track is FANTASTIC!
  Sat. 4/18/09 8:58pm alan t:

Thanks Rob,enjoyed the show,a fine end to a good day in Scotland!
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