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Saturday, January 8, 2011 Options
Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band live / Golden Festival,
Globalfest & APAP Preview

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Zlatne Uste tearing it up at the 2010 Golden Festival.

The holidays may be over but the party isn't - two massive world musicky festivals are coming up (and a bunch of other great shows too) and Rob previews them this week:

On Sunday January 9, the annual multi-stage multi-cultural mega-showcase, Globalfest takes place at Webster Hall, 125 E 11 St in lower Manhattan. Globalfest is pegged to the annual Arts Presenters Conference a/k/a APAP ( It's the biggest APAP-related "world music" showcase event but not the only one - in addition to playing music by several Globalfest performers, we also played tracks by artists playing some of the other APAP-pegged showcases. You can find listings of many of these showcases as well as the full Globalfest schedule in our NY metro concert calendar,

And then on Friday and Saturday January 14-15, it's the return of the exuberant annual Balkan music and dance meltdown, the Golden Festival. The Golden Festival moves this year to the kitschy and fabulous Grand Prospect Hall, 263 Prospect Ave. in Brooklyn, with 7 bands in the Grand Ballroom on the 14th and 60 bands on four stages on the 15th.

Golden Festival founder and ringleaders the Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band, North America's first and finest Balkan band and and - in 1987 - the first American band ever invited play at the famed Dragačevo Trumpet Festival in Serbia (where they've returned several times since), get the festivities started early with a live set on FMU. After their session, we also hear tracks by a few of the 60 other artists playing the Golden Fest. .

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Volebeats: 1000 Miles of Confusion Options / Volebeats / Rainbow Quartz / * (0:00:00 )

Real Vocal String Quartet: Kitchen Girls Options / Real Vocal String Quartet / Flower Note / * (0:05:55 )

Netnakisum: Kukidentvalzer Options / Netnakisum / Netnakisum (0:08:18 )

Ballake Sissoko and Vincent Segal: Oscarine Options / Chamber Music / Six Degrees / * (0:16:07 )

Rhythms of Rajasthan: Song of Camel Decoration Options / Rhythms of Rajasthan (0:24:34 )

Red Baraat: Punjabi Wedding Song (Balle Balle) Options / Chaal Baby / Sinj (0:30:01 )

Orquestra Contemporanea de Olinda: Cantoda Sereia Options / Orquestra Contemporanea De Olinda (0:37:54 )

Novalima: Se Me Van Options / Coba Coba / Cumbancha (0:41:16 )

Aurelio Martinez: Lumalali Limaniga Options / Garifuna Soul / Stone Tree (0:47:04 )

Yoro Ndiaye: Barissaxaya Options / Begg Dem / Ethnoworld (0:49:05 )

Zikrayat: Rumor Options / Cinematic (0:55:19 )

Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band: Lacin Cocek (Live on WFMU) Options (0:59:59 )

Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band: Kozarica Kolo (Live on WFMU) Options (1:07:35 )

Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band: Srebrin (Live on WFMU) Options (1:14:19 )

Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band: Vranski Cocek (Live on WFMU) Options (1:23:52 )

Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band: Boki 13 (Live on WFMU) Options (1:27:09 )

Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band: Prodzoh Selo (Live on WFMU) Options (1:34:16 )

Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band: Michael's Ruchenitsa (Live on WFMU) Options (1:41:33 )

Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band: Cororo (Live on WFMU) Options (1:53:10 )

Raya Brass Band: Live at Golden Fest 2009 Options (1:53:40 )
In Free Music Archive

Veveritse Brass Band: Yo Hanino Options / Veveritse Brass Band (1:56:07 )

Black Sea Hotel: Dimjaninka Options / Live on Irene Trudel's show on WFMU (1:59:24 )
In Free Music Archive

Slavic Soul Party: Opa Copa Options / Slavic Soul Party Remixed / Barbès (2:01:16 )

Fishtank Ensemble: Pena Andaluz Options / Woman In Sin (2:05:19 )

Bjonko & Copenhagen Chalgija: Otpisani Options / Demo (2:09:27 )

Debo Band: Musikawi Silt Options / Flamingoh (Pink Bird Dawn) EP 2010 (2:18:51 )
Live version

Bio Ritmo: Lisandra Options / Bionico / Locutor (2:24:24 )

Nomo: All the Stars Options / Ghost Rock / Ubiquity (2:30:44 )

Chicha Libre: Popcorn Andino Options / ¡Sonido Amazonico! / Barbès (2:37:56 )

Dave Holland and Pepe Habichuela: El Ritmo me Lleva Options / Hands / Dare2 (2:52:42 )

Huun Huur Tu: Ekki Attar Options / Ancestors Call / World Village (2:53:10 )

Listener comments!

  Sat. 1/8/11 6:11pm Wes:

Seahawks 24 Saints 20..........who'd a guessed it? The Saints playing yet another close game? But you gotta beleive.....WHO DAT?
  Sat. 1/8/11 6:13pm Your Dj:

I'm a little sad having just been to New Orleans where the people love their Saints... but I do have beloved family in the Pac. NW!
  Sat. 1/8/11 6:16pm Madi H:

I've been looking forward to this show.
  Sat. 1/8/11 6:25pm Richard from Venezuela:

Hi rob.
  Sat. 1/8/11 6:30pm Richard from Venezuela:

Song of Camel Decoration. Good track.
  Sat. 1/8/11 6:32pm Your DJ:

Thanks Richard, Madi!
  Sat. 1/8/11 6:34pm Richard from Venezuela:

Transpacific Sound Paradise is a travel around the world, staying on the couch.
  Sat. 1/8/11 7:14pm Issac from Tijuana:

Balkan Brass music and Mexican Norteño Brass (la Tambora sinaloense) music always have seen strangely familiar to me. Maybe there is some balkan influence on this region of Mexico. Take a look for yourselves
  Sat. 1/8/11 7:19pm Your DJ:

Oh yes, I love the Sinaloense banda sound. In fact there's a band of mostly Americans (and French guys!) in New York that plays that style - they call themselves Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos and they will be on a live broadcast I'm doing from the club Barbes in Brooklyn on February 12. But in a way there are things in common between Balkan and Mexican brass (but maybe too much to get into right now!) I'll definitely check out the video, thanks Isaac!
  Sat. 1/8/11 7:23pm Issac from Tijuana:

Both kinds of musics make great party soundtrack
  Sat. 1/8/11 7:24pm Your DJ:

You bet!
  Sat. 1/8/11 7:57pm julian:

I'd certainly love to be at a party like that. Wonderful stuff!
  Sat. 1/8/11 8:04pm Your DJ:

Maybe Julian you can hitch your wagon to a nice chindon band - that would fit in great with the festival - next year, say - !
  Sat. 1/8/11 8:10pm julian:

Great idea! Bit too cold for chindons up here at the mo', though!
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