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Saturday, June 15, 2013 Options
Maracatu NY - Afro-Brazilian Drum Onslaught

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It's an Afro-Brazilian Drum assault, New York Style!

Maracatu is super-high-powered parade drumming from Northeast Brazil with deep African roots. Maracatu has caught on outside Brazil too. Maracatu NY leader Scott Kettner was mentored by Maracatu Nação Estrela Brilhante - a famous group from Recife, Brazil. Estrela Brilhante tours the US for the first time this summer (with another Scott Kettner band, Nation Beat).

The tour includes free Lincoln Center Out of Doors events Thursday August 1st (open rehearsal on the plaza, 6 pm) and Friday August 2nd (Damrosch Bandshell concert, joined by Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles from New Orleans, 7 pm); plus workshops in New York August 3rd and 4th.

Maracatu NY is raising financial support for its musical mentors with a Kickstarter campaign.

Maracatu NY has its own big plans for this summer - a new cd called "Baque do Brooklyn" comes out in July. The record release party is at Littlefield, 622 DeGraw Street in Brooklyn on July 26.

Maracatu NY is also a teaching ensemble: Maracatu drumming classes (twenty dollar fee per session) are held Saturdays 3-5 pm at Gowanus Arts Building, 295 Douglass St, Brooklyn. You can join a class whether or not you have any previous drumming experience.

Info on the cd, classes, Maracatu history and more at - see

Massive thanks to our Illustrious Engineers Rob Christiansen and Glenn Luttman!

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Akron/Family: Whole World Watching Options / Sub Verses / Dead Oceans (0:00:00 )

Bombino: Imidiwan (My Friends) Options / Nomad / Nonesuch / * (0:05:10 )

Imharhan: Hanin Ekrachar Options / Live at the Festival au Desert / Unreleased (0:08:14 )

Tartit: Dehebo Options / Live at the Festival au Desert / Unreleased (0:15:46 )

Al Bilali Soudan: Abak Kabok Options / Al Bilali Soudan / Clermont / * (0:20:52 )

Koliadnyky of Kryvorivnia: Hutsulka (Dance Number) Options / Winter Songs and Music from the Carpathians / Brama / * (0:26:07 )

Lili Boniche: Ya Samira Options / Anthologie / World Village (0:29:36 )

Oscar Nieuwendam and his Kaseko Ensemble: Di M'g'a Kondra Options / Song and Sound the World Around - Surinam / Philips (0:31:04 )

King Ayisoba: Don't Joke to Your Fater Options / Modern Ghanaians / Makkum / * (0:35:55 )

Hamidou Ouedraogo: Mama Nonga Aminata Options / Hamidou Ouedraogo avec le Concours de Moise Ouedraogo (0:42:00 )

Nass el Ghiwane: Mahmouna Options / Various Artists: Afrique 50 ans de musique, 50 ans d'indépendances : 1960-2010 / RFI, Syllart Productions and Discograph (0:47:56 )

Amal Murkus: Ah Ya Asmar Options / Na'na Ya Na'Na (0:53:58 )

Maracatu NY: / Live on WFMU (1:08:18 )

Maracatu NY: Roda Baiana Options / Live on WFMU (1:06:52 )

Maracatu NY: Parada Options / Live on WFMU (1:19:03 )

Maracatu NY: Casa Diamante Options / Live on WFMU (1:27:29 )

Maracatu NY: Cheguei Meu Povo Options / Live on WFMU (1:36:49 )

Maracatu NY: Baque do Brooklyn Options / Live on WFMU (1:49:01 )

Maracatu NY: Roda Baiana Options / Baque do Brooklyn / NBM / * (1:54:10 )
Forthcoming CD

Kenny Wolleson and the Himalayas Marching Band: Bear Away Options / Various Artists: Son of Rogues Gallery / * (1:58:19 )

Afro 70: Cha-Umheja Options / Various Artists: Kenya Special / Soundway / * (2:05:09 )

Dur-Dur Band: Fagfagley Options / Volume 5 / Awesome Tapes from Africa / * (2:06:50 )

Ali Mohammed Bira: Kan Ati... Options / Ethiopiques Vol. 28: Great Oromo Music / Buda Musique / * (2:11:11 )

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou: Pourqoui Pas? Options / Volume 3: The Skeletal Essences of Voodoo Funk / Analog Africa / * (2:16:41 )

The Ex and Brass Unbound: Belomi Benna Options / Enormous Door / Ex Records / * (2:21:31 )

Cheick Hamala Diabate: Prudence - Jon Kennedy Mix Options / Prudence / Multiflora/Electric Cowbell / * (2:33:54 )

A Tribe Called Red: Electric Intertribal ft Smoke Trail (Ojibway) Options / Nation II Nation / Pb / * (2:37:11 )

Artist Uncredited: Oro Vlasko "Chant Valaque" (minorités nationales) Options / Various Artists: Music from Yugoslavia (Musique du Monde Series) (2:40:47 )

Ned Rothenberg: Fuga Ladino Options / Inner Diaspora / Tzadik (2:45:47 )

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/15/13 6:11pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- Where in the World are we going *this* week, Mr. Weisberg?
Avatar    Sat. 6/15/13 6:13pm Rob Weisberg:

Starting in northern Mali but our live session will be NE Brazil via Brooklyn...
  Sat. 6/15/13 6:23pm orangetom:

Hey Brooklyn listeners, if you like to swing, Forro beats are not to be missed.... get you butz in gear!!
Avatar    Sat. 6/15/13 6:25pm Bas NL:

Arghh.. Already missed Bombino! Hello Rob! Just tuning in.
Avatar    Sat. 6/15/13 6:26pm Rob Weisberg:

Good evening Bas and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/15/13 6:30pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- speed dulcimer!...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/15/13 6:57pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- 1st hour a rich & tasty variety of tracks...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/15/13 7:15pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- Candomblé wiki :
  Sat. 6/15/13 7:20pm mike tp:

pretty xcited to be turned onto this new music that is so very old. the spin cut n drumming remindedme of a jazz drummer with a bad ass kick drum. ah perhaps MAX ROACH
Avatar    Sat. 6/15/13 7:23pm Rob Weisberg:

Thanks Mike, I am always really happy to hear when we turn folks on to new things!
  Sat. 6/15/13 7:42pm katie:

sounds excellent. you're helping me drown out the Frank Sinatra cover crooner serenading the St. Anthony's feast this evening.
Avatar    Sat. 6/15/13 7:57pm Bas NL:

Great sounds Maracatu!! Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/15/13 8:00pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- very interesting, & got a very warm & affirmative feeling from MaracatuNY! - Thx indeed.
Avatar    Sat. 6/15/13 8:02pm Rob Weisberg:

Thanks everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/15/13 8:03pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- kudos to engineer Rob: suspect a large percussion ensemble presents specific challenges!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/15/13 8:22pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- loving the samples of Africa this week
- the largest Continent on Earth - w/ slightly more Countries than there are states in the UnitedStates...
Avatar    Sat. 6/15/13 8:59pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/15/13 9:00pm Mike East:

enjoyed the show
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