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Saturday, April 21, 2012 Options

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Queens sextet Charanams adroitly blends South India's carnatic classical music and instrumentation with jazz improv and other influences. Led by gifted mother-and-daughter team Nivedita and Sam ShivRaj, Charanams won WNYC's Battle of the Boroughs last year. We won't make the band do battle at WFMU, but Charanams' Studio B engagement does kicks off an ambitious spring campaign, which continues with assaults on Drom in the East Village on May 4 and LIC Bar in Long Island City on May 7.

Charanams will launch a kickstarter campaign in a few days to fund the costs of making a debut cd:

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

The Rebel: Hard Times of Old England Options / Split 12" by The Rebel // Year of Birds / Ack! Ack! Ack! / * (0:00:00 )

Steeleye Span: Sum Waves Options / All Around My Hat / Shanachie (0:08:19 )

Aslak and Erlend: Tusshalling Options / Duo / Talik (0:11:29 )

Bjorset-Teigland-Hytta: Halling Options / Soli / Talik (0:13:14 )

Tindra: Litle Bla Bukkjen Options / Moder Norge / Talik (0:15:14 )

Guy Klucevsek: Waltz for Sandy Options / The Multiple Personality Reunion Tour / Innova / * (0:17:19 )

Matthias Loibner & Nataša Mirković - de Ro: Schützentänze/Pajdusko Horo Options / Ajvar & Sterz / Galileo (0:20:30 )

Attwenger: Durchdrahn Options / Flux / Trikont / * (0:26:23 )

Fishtank Ensemble: Hora di Bucharest, Hora de Fabrice Options / Super Raoul / Fishtank (0:29:22 )

Maria Ciobanu: Neică Suflet de Oltean Options / Face-m-aș Pasăre-în Zbor / Electrecord (0:35:10 )
Orchestra under the direction of Gheorghe Zamfir. This was from her 3rd vinyl record, EPD 1187, released 1967 by Electrecord, Romania according to this discography:

Souren Baronian and Transition: Laz Options / Desert Winds / Carlee (0:38:35 )

Jon Balke, Amina Alaoui: A La Dina Options / Siwan (Ocrd) / ECM (0:47:28 )
With Jon Hassell, Kheir Eddine M'Kachiche, Bjarte Eike

Alam Lohar: Shabbir Dian Hub Daran Noon Sadke Madine Dian Options / Those Were the Days / EMI (0:51:28 )

Bolbol Al-Hejaz and Soni Ahmad: Mushtaq (I'm Yearning) Options / Various Artists: Qat, Coffee & Qambus / Parlortone / * (0:54:32 )

Zarsanga: Tappa Options / Songs of the Pashtou / Long Distance (0:58:42 )
Afghan - Pashto

Loga Ramin Torkian: Shrine Options / Mehraab / Six Degrees / * (1:02:24 )

Kailash Kher: Jhoomo Re Options / Yatra (Nomadic Souls) / Cumbancha (1:05:38 )

Cornershop: Inspector Bamba Singh's Lament Options / Urban Turban / Ample Play / * (1:15:08 )
Feat. Amar

Dudu Tassa: Ishrab Kashak Options / Dudu Tassa & the Kuwaitis / SISU (1:21:17 )

Hakki Bulut: Asker Marsi Options / Daglara Gomun Beni / Pro-Mix (1:23:58 )

Charanams: Himalayan Queen (Live on WFMU) Options (1:30:31 )

Charanams: Rain Dance (Live on WFMU) Options (1:49:23 )

Charanams: Mystic Earth (Live on WFMU) Options (2:04:04 )

Charanams: Hudson Ride (Live on WFMU) Options (2:18:23 )

Sidi Toure: Woy Tiladio Options / Koima / Thrill Jockey / * (2:27:33 )

Terakaft: Aman Wi Kawalnen Options / Aratan N Azawad / World Village (2:33:48 )

Ballaké Sissoko: Improv 1 Options / Deli / Indigo (2:36:28 )

Fathi Abou Greisha: Hager Options / Various Artists: Egypt Noir / Piranha (2:47:03 )

Listener comments!

  Sat. 4/21/12 6:23pm pedro silveira:

gorgeous music, from where is this tindra group?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/21/12 6:25pm Your DJ:

Thanks Pedro - they're from Norway.
  Sat. 4/21/12 6:29pm Eric:

sounds like a Hurdy Gurdy
  Sat. 4/21/12 6:29pm pedro silveira:

it reminded me of the last track of hera's "where my complete beloved is" album, but that one is a ukrainian folk song. anyway, this playlist is fitting for the actually quite chilly night here in south brazil. thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/21/12 6:35pm Your DJ:

Hi Eric - the Ajvar & Sterz track was the Hurdy Gurdy, yes...
  Sat. 4/21/12 6:44pm Karen in Sleepy Hollow:

So who went out for Record Store Day? I just got back. It took looking in a few stores but I did find The Rough Guide to Psychedelic Africa and The Rough Guide to African Roots Revival.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/21/12 6:46pm Your DJ:

I missed it - sadly I don't make it too far out of Hoboken on show days! Plus I just did a bit of record shopping in PDX, trying to keep things under control!
  Sat. 4/21/12 7:12pm Karen in Sleepy Hollow:

I've never bought the Rough Guide vinyl before. Nice that you get a download code with lots of extras.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/21/12 7:14pm Your DJ:

Kinda the new trend in album-releases is vinyl-only plus mp3 releases - and no cd! Although I think the Rough Guides do also still come in cd form.
  Sat. 4/21/12 7:32pm Karen in Sleepy Hollow:

Yes, I have a few cds but the bonus material with the download is a nice touch. The Stax box of 45s came with a download too but no extras.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/21/12 8:11pm Katie:

  Sat. 4/21/12 8:13pm jht:

It says on the playlist they have a kickstarter going, but the link just links to an empty profile. When will that thing start?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/21/12 8:16pm Your DJ:

Actually - yes, the campaign launches in a few days - my bad - I'll clarify that. Thanks!
  Sat. 4/21/12 8:34pm Marmalade Kitty:

loving these guys! aweeeesome!
  Sat. 4/21/12 8:42pm Jack:

Rob, thanks for this show. All your shows are great, but this one was particularly nice. Thanks again!
  Sat. 4/21/12 8:48pm Karen in Sleepy Hollow:

Another great live set! You sure find some cool folks to come in for all of us to enjoy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/21/12 8:53pm Your DJ:

Thanks guys!
  Mon. 4/23/12 3:15pm LEE KING:

  Tue. 4/24/12 10:03pm Jonathan:

Charanams guitarist Jason Goldstein is a good friend of mine. I loved hearing their live set, and I look forward to supporting their Kickstarter campaign. Thanks for airing their music and the entertaining and informative interview segments.
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