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Saturday, August 8, 2009
The Tel Aviv Show + Concert Previews
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Photos by Katie Gentile at Kol Ha Kampus: Top row L-R: Gil Rouviou, Ilan Rosenberg and Rob Weisberg.
This week Transpacific Sound Paradise time-shifts back to Rob's recent Holy Land Tour for a show recorded at Israel College of Management radio station Kol Ha Kampus ("The Campus Voice"). Kol Ha Kampus is probably Israel's most adventurous and influential non-commercial music station - in fact by some accounts it is the second most listened to radio station in Tel Aviv.
Rob is joined by guest-DJs Gil Rouviou of Kol Ha Kampus and Ilan Rosenberg, Tel Aviv native but currently host of Jaffa Jive Sundays at noon on WCBN-FM in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Gil and Ilan give us a multi-genre intro to rootsy contemporary Israeli (and some Palestinian) artists, many of whom have rarely been heard on US airwaves. This is not your stereotypical Jewish music - not a bit of schmaltz, and nary a klezmer song is in the mix. Well except, of course, for Oy Division.
Thanks to Katie Gentile!
And thanks to WFMU DJ Jeff Mullan for board-op assistance. Listen to Jeff's shows: http://wfmu.org/playlists/NS
This Week's Playlist:(* = new)
Lior Elmalich, Chaim Laroz, Micha Shitrit:
/ Elmalich - Laroz - Shitrit
Micha Shitrit, a member of Hachaverim shel Natasha, one of the most influential Israeli rock ensembles of the 1980s and 1990s, collaborated with the liturgical poet Lior Elmalich and the music arranger Haim Laroz to set poems by Halevi and Gabirol, as well as by the 16th-17th century liturgical poet Israel ben Moses Najara .
Behayeichem Adumei Hasfatot
/ Ibn Gabirol: Adumei Hasfatot
/ Helicon Records
With Rea Mochiach. 12 new songs with lyrics taken from the poetry of 11th century Jewish philosopher Solomon Ibn Gabirol.
/ Mano Suave
/ Four Quarters Entertainment
Didn't know this at the time of recording, but Yasmin will make a rare NYC appearance on Friday November 8 at Symphony Space, Broadway and 95 St.
See http://www.worldmusicinstitute.org/eventsByDate.php?y=2009&m=11&d=7 for info.
Also: Mono Suave will be her first US release, coming out on Four Quarters (4Q) in September.
Sat. 8/8/09 4:51pm
Note - this week's playlist is not live - the show was pre-recorded and the playlist is complete as of show time. But you may post your comments here and I'll read them and / or relay them to our guests.
Sat. 8/8/09 6:07pm
Ken From Hyde Park:
This sounds like a very interesting show.
Sat. 8/8/09 6:38pm
Thought it didn't get better than the traditional pop artists (Kleinstein, Artzi, Lieder) but I'm loving this music. Any chance kol hakampus can develop an English version of the 106fm.co.il webpage?
Sat. 8/8/09 6:48pm
very cool, love what i am hearing so far!
omg, OY DIVISION?!?!?!?
Sat. 8/8/09 8:21pm
oy division. Yeah, don't you know them. new band from liverpool, John, paul, ringo and.......
Sat. 8/8/09 8:32pm
Woah, where are we on the playlist? I want that last record (8:30ish EST).
Sat. 8/8/09 8:53pm
yeah what was the song that just played?
Sat. 8/8/09 11:19pm
Not positive about the song IDs... the East European track around 8:30 was Romashka; the Dominican guitar / vocal type song that followed it was Joan Soriano. As far as 8:53 - I would have been yakking around then, doing concert info. The last song before concert info was the Jose Conde / Baby Loves salsa tune with kids singing along. Right before that, the instrumental Afro-Cuban piece was Gato Loco.