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Saturday, November 21, 2009 Options
Vlada Tomova's Balkan Tales

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Singer and composer Vlada Tomova conjures original musical blends from her native Bulgaria and elsewhere in the Balkans, the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Vlada's vocal group Yasna Voices was featured prominently on the first Balkan Beat Box CD. Now she has assembled a stellar multi-instrumental ensemble and released her first full-length CD, Balkan Tales.

Vlada and ensemble will celebrate the new CD with a concert at the Puffin Cultural Forum in Teaneck, NJ on Saturday, December 5 - and they give us a live taste on tonight's show.

Many thanks to our illustrious engineer Glenn Luttman.

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Dengue Fever: Genger Genger Options / 7" / Barbes / *

Lorna: Lisboa Options / Various Artists: Konkani Songs / Trikont / *

Cesaria Evora: Tchom Frio Options / Nho Sentimento / Nonesuch / *

Martinho da Vila: Selecao de Partido-Alto Options / Memorias de Um Sargento de Milicias / RCA

Tabou Combo: Ti Gran Mou'n Options / Respect / Mini Records / 1973

Lola Martin: Edamise Oh! Options / Various Artists: Tumbele / Soundway / *
Incorrectly credited on the air - thanks to listener Dirk in Belgium for the correction!

David Murray and the Gwo-Kwa Masters: Moman Colombo Options / Yonn-De / Justin Time

Kaleta and Zozo Afrobeat: Shake Your Nyansh Options / Country of Guns / Kaletamusic / *
Also comes as a free bonus disc with the recently released Rough Guide Afrobeat Revolution cd (World Music Network)

Shantel: Bucovina Original Options / Planet Paprika / Crammed Discs / *

Vlada Tomova: Leili Options / Balkan Tales / Kuker Music / *

Vlada Tomova: Momche Options / Live on WFMU

Vlada Tomova: Dimianinka Options / Live on WFMU

Vlada Tomova: Augoustos Options / Live on WFMU
Nikos Papazoglou song

Vlada Tomova: Messechinko Options / Live on WFMU

Vlada Tomova and Rima Fand: Kaali Svirat Options / Live on WFMU

Vlada Tomova and Rima Fand: Kuzum Elenke Options / Live on WFMU

VladaTomova: Women's Dance Options / LIve on WFMU

Cyminology: Sendegi Options / As Ney / ECM

Rupa and the April Fishes: Culpa de la Luna Options / Este Mundo / Cumbancha / *

Los Pikadientes de Caborca: Sopa de Caracol Options / La Tenía Más Grande / Sony
Song originally composed by the Belizean Garifuna singer Chico Ramos in 1987. A punta rock style version by the non-Garifuna Banda Blanca from Honduras became a pan-Caribbean hit.

Slavic Soul Party: Taketron Options / Taketron / Barbes / *

Vijay Iyer Trio: Galang Options / Historicity / The Act Company / *

Alé Kumá: Las Olas de la Mar Options / Cantaoras / Millenium

Sebastian Cruz & The Cheap Landscape Trio: Paradis Quarter Options / Sebastian Cruz & The Cheap Landscape Trio

Konono No. 1: Paradis Options / Congotronics / Crammed Discs

Debo Band: Adderech Arada Options / Demo

Brahim Belkani: Chalaba Titara Options / Various Artists: Ouled Bambara / Thrill Jockey / *

George Coleman: Great Options / Bongo Joe / Arhoolie
Music Bed for Concert Listings

Yasmin Levy: Una Ora Options / Mano Suave / Four Quarters / *

Electro Morocco: Joe Pill Options

Fort Nox Five: Bhangra Panch Options / Various Artists: New Gold Standard Two / *

Ihashi Elimhlophe: Inkiya Nkiya Options / Various Artists: Maskandi Hits / Gallo

Listener comments!

  Sat. 11/21/09 7:21pm miss v:

Never listed to this show before, but I like it, YES! You are exposing me to new music and i thank you!
  Sat. 11/21/09 7:24pm Your DJ:

Thanks miss v!
  Sat. 11/21/09 7:48pm Katie:

The violin is super.
Great job Glenn.
  Sat. 11/21/09 8:36pm Ike:

Yowza, this Brahim Belkani is spectacular.
  Sat. 11/21/09 8:44pm slugluv1313:

great show! PURE JOY to hear *Bulgarian chick* Vlada Tomova!!!
  Sat. 11/21/09 8:47pm Ike:

That's great bed music. Any chance you might use that as talkover music on all mic breaks?
  Sat. 11/21/09 8:51pm Ike:

Oh and since we sometimes discuss international cuisine too, I'll mention that I just enjoyed some great non-alcoholic Norwegian gløgg from a Norwegian church festival a couple of hours ago. Found out about the festival from
  Sat. 11/21/09 8:55pm Your DJ:

I'm a dry mic break hold out! But not too dry for gløgg...
  Sat. 11/21/09 8:58pm Ike:

Now that I think about it, is that a trend? Weren't there more "dry" mic break DJs such as yourself in the 90s?
  Sat. 11/21/09 8:59pm slugluv1313:

sad to say, i missed Yasmin's WMI show -- hearing her again now, i am realizing i must NOT let this happen again -- what she creates is soooooo hypnotically BEAUTIFUL!!!
  Fri. 12/11/09 5:06pm dirk zaffer:

Les Aiglons de Basse Terre: Chombo Meringue / Various Artists: Tumbele / Soundway -
Is it not Lola Martin - Edamisé oh ?
originally from "La Compagnie Creole" 1976.
Look this single version:
  Sat. 12/19/09 11:51am paul akai:

great song from KALETA & ZOZO AFROBEAT
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