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Saturday, December 12, 2009 Options
Debo Band + Pharaoh's Daughter

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Debo Band - Ethiopian sounds via Boston MA.


Pharaoh's Daughter at WFMU - wearing special hats for the occasion.

A live music double-header: First, Boston's ebullient Debo Band gives classic Ethiopian and Ethio-inspired grooves a unique brass band twist. Debo Band had the privilege of performing at the 8th annual Ethiopian Music Festival in Addis Ababa in 2009, and will return to East Africa for the annual Sauti Za Busara Festival in Zanzibar in February 2010.

The Debo Band band is raising funds to bring a number of Ethiopian artists it collaborated with in Addis to Sauti Za Busara as well - contact the band for information on how you can help out via its website, http://www.deboband.com.

Then, Basya Schechter and Pharaoh's Daughter sublimely conjure Judeo-Arab-Mediterranean musical concoctions, featuring several songs from its absolutely compelling 2007 cd Haran (Oyhoo Records).

Pharaoh's Daughter's FMU session is a tune-up for a December 16 gig at the Knitting Factory Brooklyn - part of the annual Hannukah-sync'ed multi-venue Sephardic Musical Festival. Also on the bill at the Knit: De Leon and festival organizer Erez Safar's new rock-tinged project, Levi Mordechai. For the full festival lineup see http://www.sephardicmusicfestival.com/.

Very special thanks to our illustrious engineers Glenn Luttman and Bil Bowen and assistant Tony Bonczkowski. And to Greg Squared of Ansambl Mastika for the hook-up with Debo Band, and WFMU volunteer and documentarian Phil Catalano for the hook-up with Pharaoh's Daughter!

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Cuban Cowboys: The Devil's Dance Options / The Devil's Dance / Pre-release / *

Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band: Rumelaj Options / No Strings Attached / Rounder

Debo Band: Akale Wube Options / Live on WFMU

Debo Band: Yene Neger Options / Live on WFMU
A contemporary Ethiopian song played old-school

Debo Band: Yene Neger Options / Live on WFMU

Debo Band: Ambassel Options / Live on WFMU

Debo Band: Addis Ababa Bete Options / Live on WFMU

Debo Band: Lantchi Biyé Options / Live on WFMU

Debo Band: Musicawi Silt Options / Live on WFMU

Debo Band: Embwa Belew Options / Live on WFMU

Mlimani Park Orchestra: Kassim Amefilisika Options / Various Artists: Zanzibara 5 / Buda Musique / *

Pharaoh's Daughter: Ven hermosa Options / Live on WFMU

Pharaoh's Daughter: Enpesare Options / Live on WFMU

Pharaoh's Daughter: Yona Options / Live on WFMU

Pharaoh's Daughter: Hagar Options / Live on WFMU

Pharaoh's Daughter: By Way of Haran Options / Live on WFMU

Pharaoh's Daughter: Ka Ribon Options / By Way of Haran / Oyhoo

Levi Mordechai: Eliyahu Options / Unreleased

Kohsa Dillz: Kol Ha Kavod Lirkod Options / Beverly Dillz / Shemspeed / *

The Very Best: Kada Manja Options / Warm Heart of Africa / Green Owl

City Boys Band: Nya Asem Hwe Options / Various Artists: Ghana Special / Sound Way / *

Africa Negra: Mêcê di Olga Options / Madalena Meu Amor / Africa Negra
From São Tomé and Príncipe

Pitom: Shikora Options / Pitom / Tzadik
Yoshie Fruchter, guitarist for Pharaoh's Daughter with his own band. Music Bed for Concert Info.

Tinariwen: Ere Tasfata Adounia Options / Imidiwan: Companions / World Village / *




Listener comments!

  Sat. 12/12/09 6:25pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi. Interesting show so far tonight.
  Sat. 12/12/09 6:33pm Your DJ:

Thanks Ken! And the Debo band thanks you...
  Sat. 12/12/09 6:44pm emily:

sounds great! really good sound!
  Sat. 12/12/09 6:48pm Your DJ:

Thanks Emily!
  Sat. 12/12/09 7:03pm Mitten John:

Outstanding!
  Sat. 12/12/09 7:04pm Your DJ:

Thanks Mitten John and thanks from the Debo Band as well!
  Sat. 12/12/09 7:13pm stephanie monseu:

Big Bindlestiff Cirkus love to Kaethe and Debo Band! receiving you live in Hudson NY
  Sat. 12/12/09 7:18pm Your DJ:

Thanks Stephanie!
  Sat. 12/12/09 7:29pm Mike:

Great show so far. Much respect.
  Sat. 12/12/09 7:35pm Your DJ:

Thanks Mike!
  Sat. 12/12/09 7:43pm Mitten John:

Again, outstanding!
  Sat. 12/12/09 7:45pm Your DJ:

Again, thanks!
  Sat. 12/12/09 7:53pm Bradford Eugene LaBonte:

Sounds great, Rob! Exclamation points all around!
  Sat. 12/12/09 7:57pm Your DJ:

Thanks Brad!
  Sat. 12/12/09 8:11pm Pedja, Belgrade-Serbia:

very nice music... great live show and play as well !!!
  Sat. 12/12/09 8:17pm Your DJ:

Thanks Pedja! Coincidentally a good friend of mine who produces concerts in NY just told me of his plans to go to the Guca festival in Serbia in summer 2010. Plus the first band I played on tonight's show, Zlatne Uste band, is a NY band that's inspired by Serbian brass band music.
  Sat. 12/12/09 8:22pm vargo:

yo! shoutout to bill bowen from orange, va! m. hayes told me you were at fmu. nice job & great music!
  Sat. 12/12/09 8:24pm Pedja, Belgrade-Serbia:

great... what can be interesting to you is maybe ring-ring jazz festival... http://www.ringring.rs/index_2009.html , it is usually in spring and it covers from world music to electro free jazz something. write me on emaul if you would like some more infos, i can try to dig out some contact of organizers...
  Sat. 12/12/09 8:28pm Your DJ:

Thanks Pedja! Sounds very interesting...
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