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Options June 1, 2009: Songbirds from around the world to grace our springlike studio, with Zee Avi and Black Sea Hotel.

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Artist Track Album Label Format Special
So Percussion/Trollstilt  Martin's Garden   Options Five Gardens (and a Half       
Rasputina  How We Quit the Forest   Options        
Starless and Bible Black  The Birley Tree   Options Starless and Bible Black       
Rebecca Martin  To Prove Them Wrong   Options The Growing Season  Sunnyside     
Live performance by Zee Avi (Listen to this set: )
From YouTube poster to pop star hopeful, Zee Avi earned an album for her efforts. Zee, a Borneo-born, Malasia-based singer songwriter, channels a fair amount of Nora Jones and Billie Holiday in her charming, self titled debut, which features her playing both guitar and ukelele. Zee Avi dropped by to play a few tunes live.
Zee Avi  Honeybee   Options        
Zee Avi  (Interpol)   Options        
Zee Avi  Bitter Heart   Options        
Zee Avi  Just You And Me   Options Zee Avi  Brushfire  CD   
Zee Avi  Kantoi   Options Zee Avi  Brushfire  CD   
Dana Falconberry  Paper Sailboat   Options Paper Sailboat       
Grizzly Bear  Fine For Now   Options Veckatimest  Warp Records     
Varttina  Emoton   Options Vimha  Wicklow/BMG     
Kitka  Cantec De Leagane   Options The Vine  Diaphonica     
Live performance and chat with Black Sea Hotel (Listen to this set: )
With a debut conjuring up another part of the world, Black Sea Hotel focuses on the angelic a capella traditions of Bulgarian women's choirs. The quartet melds a contemporary, other-worldly style with a reverence for this ancient tradition. Three members of Black Sea Hotel sang live and brought some traditional recordings to spin on WFMU.
Black Sea Hotel  Magdaleno Muri Malka Mome   Options        
Black Sea Hotel  Malo Selo   Options        
Black Sea Hotel  Bezrodna Nevesta   Options        
Black Sea Hotel  Pil Jana   Options        
Black Sea Hotel  Vecheraj Angio   Options Black Sea Hotel    CD   
Black Sea Hotel  Ja Izlezni Male   Options Black Sea Hotel    CD   
Black Sea Hotel  Tri Bjulbjula   Options        
Black Sea Hotel  Dimjaninka   Options        
Black Sea Hotel  Panju Pashata   Options Black Sea Hotel       
Black Sea Hotel  Makedonsko Devojche   Options Black Sea Hotel       
  The sets that follow are programmed by Black Sea Hotel members Corinna Snyder, Willa Roberts and Sarah Small, interspersed with their descriptions of the melodies.
Isha  Gledai ma Gledai   Options field recording       
Janka Rupkina  Kalimanko Denko   Options        
Bulgarian Women's Choir  Dyulmano, Dyulbero   Options        
(Field recording)  Marko kosi treva detelina   Options        
(Various)  Karai Raio   Options        
Bulgarian Women's Choir  Dragana I Slavej   Options        
Black  Dragana I Slavej   Options        
Kremena Stancheva  Vetar Vee   Options        
Black Sea Hotel  Bre Dejane   Options        
Verka Siderova  Ovdoviala Lisichkata   Options        
Bulgarko Jr. Quartet  Pilo Li E Magareto Vodu (Has the Donkey Drunk Water)   Options        
Koutev Ensemble  Subrali su se subrali   Options        
Black Sea Hotel  Vecheraj Sino   Options Black Sea Hotel       

Listener comments!

  Mon. 6/1/09 3:02pm v k:

good afternoon Irene - wonderful day here in the NorthEast - looking fwd. to your program
  Mon. 6/1/09 3:03pm Sean Gostage:

Second comment, perhaps?
  Mon. 6/1/09 3:08pm dc "pat":

great music, and comment #3.
  Mon. 6/1/09 3:10pm Parq:

Completely out of the money, but digging the sounds you bet.
  Mon. 6/1/09 3:16pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

  Mon. 6/1/09 3:33pm SpeedyPete:

So Zee is from Malaysia? Does she know of the Malay pop singer Bic Runga? What does Zee think of Bic? I used to listen to a bit of Bic back in the day.
  Mon. 6/1/09 3:37pm favorite wfmu chat handle:

"SpeeyPete" - hands down
  Mon. 6/1/09 3:44pm SpeedyPete:

Not bad with the Bic Runga reference huh?

Y'er welcome Irene.
  Mon. 6/1/09 3:47pm Parq:

I'm definitely hearing some jazzy phrasing in these last couple of songs, but I believe that playing "Name That Genre" is usually more limiting than illuminating. That's why my fave Itunes (sorry, Ike) tag is "Unclassifiable".
  Mon. 6/1/09 3:54pm JCityJensen:

Hey There? are there archives of the Primavera shows?
  Mon. 6/1/09 3:54pm dc pat:

what, Ike doesn't like iTunes? Hmm, iTunes and ill-used apostrophe's, what does that tell you about a guy?
  Mon. 6/1/09 4:03pm Parq:

Jens, as of last Friday night, the answer to that was no. Maybe things will change. Pat, I'll brooke no disparagement of our pal and the station's ur-volunteer.
  Mon. 6/1/09 4:11pm dc pat:

hey I'm not disparagin', just a friendly poke.
  Mon. 6/1/09 4:15pm Sean Gostage:

Just love the Varttina track,this will be my first Finnish album to add to my collection,wonderful
  Mon. 6/1/09 4:43pm lea:

Excellent sounds!
  Mon. 6/1/09 4:59pm fred:

I'm totally digging this. Please come tour Europe already! (and stop in Paris, France)
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