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Saturday, July 10, 2010 Options
TP Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou feature + Sol Okarina live

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TP Orchestre Poly-Rythmo's scorching soul, rock, Afrobeat and vodou influenced, psychedelic tinged sound made them stars in Benin in the late '60s and early '70s. But they struggled to survive the country's economically challenging Marxist years. Now, with compilations of their '70s tracks on the Soundway and Analog Africa labels, they've suddenly become international stars. Their US debut concert at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College (as part of the annual Lincoln Center Festival) Sunday July 11 is one of the most highly anticipated shows of the summer. We'll get an introduction to Poly-Rythmo produced by Elodie Maillot of Radio France / RFI Musique, who has traveled extensively with the band.

Plus: From July 6-10, Spanish-speaking and bilingual artists will descend upon New York for the annual Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC). Among the conference highlights are the showcase concerts it spawns around town. Venezuela-born, Bogota-based singer Sol Okarina is among those making her NY debut this year at LAMC. She'll display her engaging blend of indie rock, cumbia, Caribbean and South American sounds as part of the multi-artist LAMC Acoustic Showcase at Le Poisson Rouge on Bleecker St., Thursday July 8. And she'll stop by FMU tonight for a solo performance and chat.

A free download of Sol Okarina's Contacto from her debut cd Sumergible: http://soundcloud.com/polenrecords/contacto

Big thanks to Felipe Alvarez of Polen Records and to our illustrious engineer, Mark Koch.

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Five Roses: Thula Thula Options / Various Artists: African Renaissance Volume 1 / Eagle Records

Inketha Baweli (Mandini): Akukho Ukuthula Options / Various Artists: African Renaissance Volume 1 / Eagle Records

Sarazino: Iheyo! Options / Ya Foy! / Cumbancha / *

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba: Amy Options / I Speak Fula / Sub Pop / Next Ambiance

Victor Démé: Dala Môgôya Options / Victor Démé / Makasound

Burkina Electric: Ca Va Chauffer Options / Paspanga / Cantaloupe

Elodie Maillot: Orchestre TP Poly Rythmo Segments from RFI Options
Two segments from a multi-part series Elodie is producing about the band for RFI, radio France international.

TP Orchestre Poly-Rythmo: Ne Te Faches Pas Options / The Kings of Benin Urban Groove, 1972-1980 / Soundway

Konono No. 1: Konono Wa Wa Wa Options / Assume Crash Position / Crammed Discs

Abida Parveen: Kafi (Bulleh Shah) Options / Pakistani Sufi Songs / Auvidis

Pierre De Gaillande: Don Juan Options / Bad Reputation / Barbes / *

Sol Okarina: Calypso Town (Live on WFMU) Options

Sol Okarina: Contacto (Live on WFMU) Options

Sol Okarina: Guarana Options / Sumergible / Polen

Sol Okarina: Tesoro Options / Sumergible / Polen

Nickodemus: Didibina (featuring Falu - J-Boogie remix) Options / Sun People Remixed / Wonderwheel

Bikram Singh: Nachna Options / Various Artists: World Beat Sessions / Sessions

Zinja Hlungwani: Nwa Gezani My Love Options / Various Artists: Shangaan Electro / Honest Jons / *

Ilhan Ersahin's Istanbul Sessions: Our Theory Options / Ilhan Ersahin's Istanbul Sessions with Erik Truffaz / NuBlu

Verckys: Zamba Options / Various Artists: Congo - Pont Sur le Congo / Syllart / *




Listener comments!

  Sat. 7/10/10 6:58pm holland oats:

hey rob any tix giveaways for john jay show?
  Sat. 7/10/10 7:01pm Rob W:

I'm afraid not although I may do some giveaways shortly...
  Sat. 7/10/10 7:02pm holland oats:

k thnx
  Sat. 7/10/10 7:32pm MH Kolisnyk:

Great show, as always!!

Definitely interested in Le Poisson Rouge tix -- preferably Konono No. 1.

MHK
  Sat. 7/10/10 7:33pm MH Kolisnyk:

Great show, as always!!
Definitely interested in Le Poisson Rouge tix -- preferably Konono No. 1.
MHK
  Sat. 7/10/10 8:52pm Ana Gloria:

Hola Rob, wonderful program, comme toujours!
Didn't hear you mention the free event at Van Cortlandt Park
next Thursday, Barefoot Dancing, presented by WaveHill
starring one of our favorites Zlatne Uste Brass Band!
Ana Gloria
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