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Saturday, December 11, 2010 Options
Kobo Town Live From WOMEX Plus Lots More Good Stuff

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Kobo Town during our joint WFMU / KEXP session at the WOMEX radio studio in Copenhagen.

Trinidadian/Canadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves leads Kobo Town, Toronto's spirited interpreters of vintage early 20th Century calypso style. Kobo Town revisits classic songs by Golden Age calypso greats like Roaring Lion, Lord Invader, King Radio and Attila the Hun. But Gonzalves and co. also craft witty new of-the-moment songs - applying the genre's rich and famously critical lyricism to contemporary topics like the war in Iraq, domestic violence, immigration, and globalization.

Kobo Town performs songs from its debut album Independence as well as its forthcoming sophomore release in a session and interview recorded in collaboration with Jon Kertzer of KEXP Seattle's The Best Ambiance at the 2010 WOMEX World Music Expo in Copenhagen, Denmark.

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Chaweewan Dumern: Lam Tung Wai Options / Various Artists: The Sound of Siam / Soundway / *

Systema Solar: Mi Kolombia Options / Systema Solar / Systema Solar / *

Fauna: Las Mil Caras Options / Various Artists: Beginner's Guide to Cumbia / Nascente
Compiled by DJ Bongohead

Very Be Careful: Ojitos Options / Various Artists: Beginner's Guide to Cumbia / Nascente

Los Destellos: Constelacion Options / Various Artists: Roots of Chicha 2 / Barbes / *

Sonora Dinamita: Arbolito de Navidad Options / Varous Artists: El Mejor Disco de Diciembre / Discos Fuentes

Fruko y sus Tesos: Mosaico Matancero: Vamos Pa'l Campo, La Nochebuena, Rumba en Navidad Options / El Violento / Discos Fuentes
Canta: Joe Arroyo exc. Wilson Saoko on La Nochebuena

Tabu Ley Rochereau: Lisanga Ya Banganga Options / The Voice of Lightness vol. 2 / Sterns / *
New Anthology

Papa Wemba & Viva La Musica: Inter Folk Options / Kaka Yo / Sterns

Kobo Town: Road to Fyzabad Options / Not Yet Released / Stonetree Records / *

Kobo Town: Joe the Paranoiac Options / Live at WOMEX, Copenhagen / Unreleased

Kobo Town: Carnival Celebration Options / Live at WOMEX, Copenhagen / Unreleased

Kobo Town: Interview with Drew Gonsalves of Kobo Town and Jon Kertzer of KEXP Options / Unreleased / Unreleased

Kobo Town: Mr. Monday Options / Live at WOMEX, Copenhagen / Unreleased

Kobo Town: Bedbug Options / Live at WOMEX, Copenhagen / Unreleased
Mighty Spoiler song

Kobo Town: Postcard Poverty Options / Not Yet Released / Stonetree Records / *

Chancha Via Circuito: Ze Bula Options / Rio Arriba / ZZK / *
Remix of song by Figura

Juana Molina vs Kasai All Stars: Hoy Supe Que Viajas Options / Various Artists: Tradi-Mods vs Rockers / Crammed Discs / *

Zazou Bikaye CY1: Keba Options / Noir Et Blanc / Crammed Discs

Tremor: Cumbia Bichera Options / Para Armar / ZZK / *
Remix of song by El Remolon

Bostich + Fussible: Radio Borderland Options / Bulevar 2000 / Nacional / *

Jose Conde: Gordito Cabezon Options / Not Yet Released / No Label / *

Liber Teran: El Jardin Ideal Options / Tambora Sound System / EMI / *

Rana Santacruz: No Puedo Mas Options / Chicavasco / Oasis

Dailey & Vincent: Head Hung Down Options / Brothers From Different Mothers / Rounder / *

Damily: Liamboro Nomaly Options / Ravinahitsy / Hélico

The Good Ones: Egidia Options / Kigali Y'Izahabu / Dead Oceans / *

Daudi Kabaka: Western Shilo Options / Various Artists: Before Benga 2 / Original Music

Francis Baloyi & Shangaan Band: Fiore Lakusaseka Options / Various Artists: African Popular Music / Buda Musique

Aurelio Martinez: Ereba Options / Laru Beya / Real World (Stonetree) / *

Arturo O' Farrill: Goat Check Options / Risa Negra / Zoho
Music bed for concert info.

Sweet Micky: Sa Ou Te Fè Pou Mwen Options / Kompa Prezidantiyèl (Live 3 CD Set) / Sweet Micky
Sweet Micky (real name Michel Martelly) who has played many a time at SOBs in NYC came in third in the election for Haitian President. Nobody got enough votes for outright election, but only the two highest vote-getters qualify for a runoff. Martelly complained of massive election irregularities, and his supporters protested and rioted, and now a recount is taking place (although Martelly says that he doesn't consider the recount process valid either).

Listener comments!

  Sat. 12/11/10 6:21pm seang:

Que Chevere!
  Sat. 12/11/10 6:48pm ben drinken:

my bean and pork soup came out good I think. The queso blanc is draining in the cloth. should be good.
  Sat. 12/11/10 6:54pm Your DJ:

Sounds yummy b.d. Do you deliver?
  Sat. 12/11/10 6:59pm Mitten John:

Nice, warm sounds as we await the arrival of winter in the state shaped like a mitten tomorrow.
  Sat. 12/11/10 7:05pm Your DJ:

Felt a bit like winter here this week Mitten John - although nothing like Michigan winter - !
  Sat. 12/11/10 8:12pm seang:

that Jose Conde tune got me outta bed
  Sat. 12/11/10 8:45pm ifny:

what were the details about that klezmer brunch?
  Sat. 12/11/10 8:52pm ben drinken:

the soup is awesome. and the cheese is wonderful.
  Sat. 12/11/10 8:57pm Your DJ:

Ben, you are clearly master of your culinary domain. ifny - the Klezmer Brunch is every Sunday morning at City Winery, 155 Varick St. down near the Holland Tunnel. This week they're having Yale Strom, violinist and filmmaker with his band Hot Pstromi. Next week it's the one and only Isle of Klezbos.
  Sun. 12/12/10 5:37am ifny:

thanks! this week i'll be north of the 49th parallel...but will do for future reference :)
  Mon. 12/13/10 3:17pm Jacques:

I really enjoyed the show, especially the KOBO Town Music but by the most surprise I heard the music of in my language on a NYC Station! The Good Ones (Gidia) brought back all the sweet memories of kigali and everyone in the house was so thrilled with your program!
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