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Saturday, August 15, 2009 Options
Gato Loco de Bajo

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Gato Loco is a NY-based band with three different incarnations. But all three play some variant of Afro-Cuban music filtered through an aggressively improvisational jazz lens, with classical and rock influences in the mix as well. The group recently released a debut CD, "Coconino," featuring its 12-piece psychotic-mambo-band look. Today (August 15) happens to be leader / sax player Stefan Zeniuk's birthday. So Gato Loco - in its "Low End" manifestation, a remarkably unique low frequency take on the music - will honor the occasion by playing live in our studios - before the big-band Gato Loco heads off to the Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery on Wednesday August 18 for a more public celebration.

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Thanks to our illlustrious engineer Chris Stubbs!

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

DJ Dolores: Samba de Dez Linhas Options / Contraditorio / Manteca

Wax Poetic: Dagmar Nao Tava Nao Options / Wax Poetic Brazil / NuBlu
Featuring Otto

Nickodemus: La Lluvia (feat. Richard Shepherd, produced with Quantic) Options / Sun People / Giant Step / *

Bomba Estereo: Juana Options / Blow Up / Nacional / *

Noite e Dia: Tiramakossa Options / Various Artists: Sem Transporte / Akwaaba / *

Buraka Som Sistema: Kalemba (Wegue Wegue) Options / Black Diamond / Fabric / *

Watcha Clan: Balkan Qoulou Options / Diaspora Remixed / Piranha / *
Shazalakazoo Remix

Ot Azoj Klezmer Band: Turksih Honga Options / Various Artists: Balkanbeats 3 / Eastblok

Al Jawala: Heymischer Bulga Options / Various Artists: Balkanbeats 3 / Eastblok

Warsaw Village Band: Little Baby Blues Options / Infinity / Barbes / *

TriBeCaStan: Mopti Options / Strange Cousin / Evergreene Music / *
Don Cherry Cover

Hanggai: My Banjo and I Options / Introducing Hanggai / World Music Network / *

Alash: Dyngyldai Options / Alash / *

Tanya Tagaq: Fire Options / Auk (Blood) / Ipecac

Gato Loco de Bajo: Rata's Chaconne Options
Live on WFMU (Note - Gato Loco songs may not be listed in the order played)

Gato Loco de Bajo: Eso No Es Na Options
Live on WFMU

Gato Loco de Bajo: Pa Las Mayores Options
Live on WFMU

Gato Loco de Bajo: Sindo Garay Options
Live on WFMU

Gato Loco de Bajo: Siboney Options
Live on WFMU

Gato Loco de Bajo: No Me Llores Options
Live on WFMU

Gato Loco de Bajo: Malditos Besos Options
Live on WFMU

Gato Loco de Bajo: Caridad Options
Live on WFMU

Mari Boine, Inna Zhelannaya, Sergey Starostin: Pjesna Ljesorubov Options / Winter In Moscow / Jaro / 1992

Super Negro Bantous: One Day Suffer Go Finish Options / Super Negro Bantous / Decca
Nigerian guitar music heavily influenced by Congolese music ("Sweet Mother" by the late Prince Nico Mbarga is the most famous song of this type). Interestingly this music made it to Baranquilla, Colombia in the 70s and influenced the African-inspired champeta genre that emerged there - which has recently had a revival and is now influencing young Colombian bands. The worm turns...

Alick Macheso: Mundikumbuke Options / Alick Macheso & Orchestra Mberikwazvo
Contemporary artists playing old-school Zimbabwean sungura guitar music - similar to the previous track, a genre influenced in the 70s and 80s by Congolese guitar dance band music.

Oumou Sangare: Iyo Djeli Options / Seya / Nonesuch / *

Ricardo Rodriguez: Descarga 1492 Options / Timba Talmud / Tzadik / *

Ricardo Lemvo: Africa Mokili Mobimba Options / Mambo Yo Yo / Putumayo

Listener comments!

  Sat. 8/15/09 6:26pm Miguel Almeida Deca:

You guys are on every week?
This recent selection of material, Wax Poetics, and now Noite e Dia, is just kick-ass. Never heard these people before.
Good stuff. I myslef listen to a lot of Manu Dibango and King Sunny Ade, but this stuf is fresh and strong. Also, I'm Portuguese.
Anyway, keep it comin' I'm lovin' it.
  Sat. 8/15/09 6:26pm slugluv1313:

hi Rob! GATO LOCO!!!!!!! i am sure that the kitties are going to LOVE them!
  Sat. 8/15/09 6:34pm Your DJ:

Thanks Miguel! I don't always play so much dancefloor stuff, it varies, but glad you've been enjoying it...
  Sun. 8/16/09 11:03pm BW:

great show man
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