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Saturday, June 9, 2012 Options
Mitra Sumara

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Like Ethiopia and Afghanistan, Iran had a vibrant popular music scene in the 60s and 70s that was snuffed out by political and social upheaval. The band Mitra Sumara revisits the sounds of pre-revolutionary Iran - blending Iranian traditional melody and rhythm with with rock, soul, pop, and more. Mitra Sumara may look to the past, but the band is also a player in the very of-the-moment funky-big-band movement in NY: Hot on the heels of tonight's NJ radio debut, the 9-piece juggernaut joins scene-mates CSC Funk Band and People's Champs for a big show - June 10th at Brooklyn Bowl.

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Os Mutantes & Of Montreal: Bat Macumba Options / Various Artists: Red Hot and Rio 2 / Entertainment One Music (0:00:00 )

Gal Costa: Baby Options / Gal Costa / Mercury (0:04:28 )

Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra: Lloyd, I'm Ready To Be Heartbroken Options / Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra Demos / Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra (0:08:09 )
Camera Obscura cover. (Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra specializes in salsa dura covers of indie rock songs.)

Ismael Miranda: No Le Cambien la Estrella Options / El Nino Bonito / Fania / * (0:12:48 )
New Anthology

Ebo Taylor: Nau Na Kwan Options / Appia Kwa Bridge / Strut / * (0:22:41 )

Vis-a-Vis Dance Band: Gladys Mmbobor Options / Obi Agye Me Dofo / Secret Stash / * (0:27:40 )
New reissue

Victor Olaiya: Things Got To Get Better Options / All Stars International Soul / VampiSoul (0:31:30 )

Lijadu Sisters: Reincarnation Options / Sunshine / KFR / * (0:33:56 )
New reissue

Black Uhuru: Youth of Eglington Options / Liberation - the Island Anthology / Island (0:38:06 )
Originally on the Black Uhuru LP Red

The Selecter: Too Much Pressure Options / The Selecter / Chrysalis (0:42:57 )

Chico Trujillo: La Escoba Options / Chico de Oro / Barbes (0:45:52 )

Selda: Bundan Sonra Options / Vurulduk ey Halkim, Unutma Bizi / World Psychedelia Ltd. (0:52:53 )
Reissue

Mitra Sumara: Bemoon Ta Bemoonam (Live on WFMU) Options / Unreleased / None (0:58:33 )
Orig by Googoosh

Mitra Sumara: Heleyos (Live on WFMU) Options / Unreleased / None (1:08:42 )
Zia Atabi song (southern Iran)

Mitra Sumara: Season of Flowers (Live on WFMU) Options / Unreleased / None (1:16:02 )
Parvah song

Mitra Sumara: Shareh Paiz(Live on WFMU) Options / Unreleased / None (1:21:55 )
"Autumn City" - orig by Pooran

Mitra Sumara: Shekar-e Ahoo (Live on WFMU) Options / Unreleased / None (1:27:18 )
Traditional song

Mitra Sumara: Gol-e Aftab Gardoon (Live on WFMU) Options / Unreleased / None (1:32:49 )
"Sunflower" - orig by Noosh Afarin

The Spy From Cairo: Haboob Options / Arabadub / Wonderwheel / * (1:37:17 )

Ibrahim Maalouf: Never Serious Options / Diagnostic / Harmonia Mundi / * (1:42:40 )

Shantel: Bucovina Options / Bucovina Club / Essay (1:47:06 )

Kabbalah: Elephant Mentsh Options / Boxes Bagels and Elephants / La Meson / * (1:49:30 )

Auktyon: Полдень (Noon) Options / Юла (Top) / Geometriya / * (1:53:19 )

Mucca Pazza: Sexy Bull Options / Safety Fifth / Electric Cowbell / * (1:56:06 )

Saloma: Yoshiko Options / Koleksi Kasik Nasional / EMI (2:06:00 )

P Ramlee: Putas Sudah Kasih Sayang Options / Terunggul P Ramlee / EMI (2:08:28 )

Dharmanto: Kr. Kenangan Kasih Options / Various Artists: Keroncong / Farside (2:11:41 )

Sol Hoopi: Na Lei O Hawaii Options / Sol Hoopi in Hollywood / Grass Skirt (2:14:48 )

Chelo Silva: Amor Burlado Options / La Reina Tejana de Bolero / Arhoolie (2:17:09 )

Picaflor de los Andes: Aguas del Rio Rimac Options / Various Artists: Huaynos de Oro / Huron (2:21:07 )

Flor Pucarina: Sola Siempre Sola Options / Various Artists: Huaynos de Oro / Huron (2:22:29 )

Sonia Morales: La Pulguita Options / Huaynos de Ano / Huron (2:25:08 )

La Tigresa del Oriente: Anaconda Options / De La Selva, Su Cumbia / Silbando / * (2:28:37 )

Ceu: Falta Dear Options / Caravana Sereia Bloom / Six Degrees / * (2:51:03 )





Listener comments!

  Sat. 6/9/12 6:09pm the glowing one:

hello
Avatar Sat. 6/9/12 6:13pm Your DJ:

hello
  Sat. 6/9/12 6:14pm katie:

whoa. camera obscura via williamsburg?
  Sat. 6/9/12 6:16pm pedro:

hi, rob! always a great show of yours, but i found a link with the complete myra lee (cat power's second album) on youtube and i still can't get off with it to listen to your show.
  Sat. 6/9/12 6:24pm Pedro Diaz:

Wow! I'm really stoked fir this show! Bring on the Salsa!
  Sat. 6/9/12 6:24pm Pedro Diaz:

Wow! I'm really stoked fir this show! Bring on the Salsa!
  Sat. 6/9/12 6:55pm Syracuse:

I'm into this. Rockin.
  Sat. 6/9/12 6:55pm Syracuse:

I'm into this. Rockin.
  Sat. 6/9/12 7:02pm Davice:

Stop repeating yourselves!
  Sat. 6/9/12 7:04pm Davice:

This is great music - where can I get a CD?
  Sat. 6/9/12 7:05pm Marmalade Kitty:

Hola Rob! listeners! loved the Selda track beautiful vocal style
  Sat. 6/9/12 7:05pm Davice:

Rob - Speak to me?
  Sat. 6/9/12 7:08pm ?:

Which music, Davice?
Avatar Sat. 6/9/12 7:11pm Your DJ:

The Selda cds are available if you google around (try also "Selda Bagcan")... Mitra Sumara, the band your hearing in-studio now, does not have a cd yet - they're recording this summer.
  Sat. 6/9/12 7:14pm Davice:

thanks Rob, this is great music!
  Sat. 6/9/12 7:23pm Syracuse:

Mitra Sumara are tremendous. The mix is also outstanding. Loving this.
Avatar Sat. 6/9/12 7:27pm Your DJ:

Thanks Syracuse. Gil Shuster mixed, he always does a fabulous job (with assistance on this one from Juan Aboites).
  Sat. 6/9/12 7:31pm pedro:

what a great set!
  Sat. 6/9/12 7:31pm pedro:

how much people play in the band?
  Sat. 6/9/12 7:35pm pedro:

sorry, how many people..., i've spent the whole day on a huge wine hangover, sorry over there.
Avatar Sat. 6/9/12 7:35pm Your DJ:

Bandmembers - I believe 8, but we had 7 (one percussionist not present)
Avatar Sat. 6/9/12 7:36pm Your DJ:

Correction - usually 7, but 6 on tonight's show - but sometimes they have additional guests live.
  Sat. 6/9/12 7:37pm pedro:

thanks! it's just to try to compare to the original recordings.
Avatar Sat. 6/9/12 8:02pm Your DJ:

Ticket giveaway for last two bands coming up...
  Sat. 6/9/12 8:05pm vanya:

jetlag! i play there on friday!
  Sat. 6/9/12 8:14pm vanya:

wow, my dj just kinda mentioned my gig on wfmu! hi rob, hi everyone! here are the links to the jetlag schedule (three stages and one burning man camp) http://jetlagfestival.com/images/sampledata/2012/st1.png http://jetlagfestival.com/images/sampledata/2012/st2.png http://jetlagfestival.com/images/sampledata/2012/st3.png http://jetlagfestival.com/images/sampledata/2012/bm.png
  Sat. 6/9/12 8:22pm julian:

You're getting very mellow, Rob!
Loved the keroncong....and the rest of it!
Avatar Sat. 6/9/12 8:23pm Your DJ:

Thanks Vanya and good luck at Jet Lag! I'll mention it again when I do my concert listings later this hour.
  Sat. 6/9/12 8:27pm Edziu S:

the Shantel Bucovina song made my night!
Avatar Sat. 6/9/12 8:35pm Your DJ:

Thanks Edziu!
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