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Saturday, September 21, 2013 Options
James Lovell and musicians from Brittany: A Garifuna-Breton Musical Exchange

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Musicians from two very different seafaring cultures are making music together this week in New York: James Lovell, New York-based Afro-Caribbean Garifuna singer and educator originally from Belize, bagpiper Damien Herrou of the Breton pipe-and-drum band Bagad Plougastell, and Armel An Hejer and Alain Leclere, traditional Kan ha Diskan singers visiting from Brittany in France.

Lovell and his group will perform with the Breton musicians at an Inter-Celtic festival at Connolly's, West 45th St. on Friday night September 27th and at the Taste of France Festival in Bryant Park that weekend. But this unusual cross-cultural collaboration kicks off this Saturday night on WFMU!

Massive thanks to our illustrious engineers Gil Shuster and Glenn Luttman!

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

The Quik: Bert's Apple Crumble Options / Various Artists: Rhythm & Blue-Eyed Soul / Kent (0:00:00 )

The Movers: Soul Crazy Options / Greatest Hits Volume 2 (0:02:53 )

Hugh Masekela: Puffing on Down the Track Options / Various Artists - Dancefloor Disaster / Kent (0:06:57 )

Dark City Sisters: Tip Top Nishebe Options / Star Time (0:08:05 )

Letta Mbulu: Hareje Options / Naturally (0:10:52 )

The Melodic: Hold On Options / On My Way EP / * (0:14:46 )

Noam Pikelny: All Git Out Options / Beat the Devil and Carry a Rail (0:18:04 )

Sidi Toure: Woy Tiladio (Beautiful Woman, Goddess of Water) Options / Koima / Thrill Jockey (0:25:31 )
Gigs: Highline Ballroom Fri Sept 27; Bam Cafe Sat Oct 5 (Free) w/ Cedric Watson

Terakaft: Imad Halan Options / Kel Tamasheq (0:31:12 )
Gigs: Oct 19-20 at Joe's Pub

Neba Solo: Segou Options / Neba Ka Di (0:35:05 )

Samba Toure: Fondora Options / Albala / Glitterhouse (0:42:43 )

Sophie Nzayisenga: Rwandan Song with Inanga Options (0:49:43 )
Gigs: Silvana, 300 W 116th St, Sat Sept 28 at 8 pm, also some daytime events at Farmers' Markets - info at

Geomungo Factory: Movement on Silence Options / Metamorphosis / Synnara (0:54:58 )

Saied Shanbehzadeh: Hajiuni Choupi Chaki Options / Iran : Musiques du Golfe Persique (Music from the World) / Buda Musique (1:01:55 )
Gig: Saeid Shanbehzadeh, neyanban (Iranian bagpipe), neyjoti (flute), boogh horns, dance, vocal Basel Rajoub, saxophones, duclar Naguib Shanbehzadeh, dammam, percussion, and guest artists Sat Dec 7 @ Asia Society, 725 Park Ave

Janosi Ensemble: Paloc Bagpipe Tunes Options / Rhapsody - Liszt and Bartok Sources / Hungaraton (1:09:01 )

Laszlo Gy, Tarogato: Szekler Dances Options / Hear the Sound of Tarogato / Hungaraton (1:12:13 )

Janusz Prusinowski Trio: Namolny Gosc Weselny / Oberek Stefka Z... Options / Serce (Heart) / Sluchaj Uchem (1:13:26 )
Gig: Drom, 85 Ave A Fri Oct 4

Martha Mavroidi: One moment Options / The Garden of Rila / WE SAW (1:23:01 )

Lovell An Hejer Leclerc: Song from Southern Brittany Options / Live on WFMU (1:51:10 )

Lovell and Herrou: Breton pipe, Garifuna drum Options / Live on WFMU (1:59:52 )

James Lovell: Garifuna Welcome Song Options / Live on WFMU (2:03:46 )

Lovell An Hejer Leclerc: Breton song Options / Live on WFMU (2:08:05 )

Lovell and Herrou: Breton pipe, Garifuna drum Options / Live on WFMU (2:12:24 )

James Lovell: Who's Going To Be My Wife Options / Live on WFMU (2:17:27 )

Lovell An Hejer Leclerc: Breton song Options / Live on WFMU (2:23:12 )

Sonia M'Barek: Qasdi Andhor Options / Wajd (2:29:58 )
Gig: Alwan for the Arts, 16 Beaver St, Thurs Oct 3

Waed Bouhassoun: Light the Candles Options / A Voice for Love (2:40:57 )

Hector Zazou & Swara: Zanmat Options / In the House Mirrors (2:47:47 )

Jordi Savall, Hesperion XXI: Suite Options / Balkan Spirit / Alia Vox (2:53:12 )
Gig: Lincoln Center, Avery Fisher Hall, Sun Nov 3 (White Light Festival)

Listener comments!

  Sat. 9/21/13 6:05pm julian:

Weird! I was playing this last night, not having done so for yonks. Gotta love some apple crumble!
Good morning Rob!
  Sat. 9/21/13 6:07pm mushforbrains:

Dig that keyboard man.
Avatar Sat. 9/21/13 6:20pm Fredericks:

I swore I heard Mahlathini Not on the playlist?
Avatar Sat. 9/21/13 6:21pm Rob Weisberg:

Hi Fredericks - Mahlathini might have been the groaner with the Dark City Sisters but I'm not sure...
Avatar Sat. 9/21/13 6:22pm Rob Weisberg:

Julian, that's a very weird coincidence - it's totally random... I just happened to be scanning some old Kent comps and liked that track, but I didn't know it before last week.
Avatar Sat. 9/21/13 6:25pm fleep:

Howdy Tran Setters, that Noam Pikelny cut just got itself starred.
Avatar Sat. 9/21/13 6:33pm Fredericks:

Why does this remind me of Thomas Mapfumo?
Avatar Sat. 9/21/13 6:36pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...late - but in time for that African Guitar I loves...
Avatar Sat. 9/21/13 6:39pm maestroso:

Aye, me to... Hi Rob, RRN63, fleep et al...
Avatar Sat. 9/21/13 6:44pm maestroso:

Me too, that should be... iphone blgrrgr
Avatar Sat. 9/21/13 7:24pm Mike East:

great dinner always.
Avatar Sat. 9/21/13 7:27pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...we need bellydancing gifs !! : D ...
Avatar Sat. 9/21/13 7:31pm common:

yes yes
Avatar Sat. 9/21/13 7:32pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- lovely set (as always) & particularly loved that Martha Mavroidi track...
Avatar Sat. 9/21/13 7:59pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...consider they get that effect w/ just basic percussion & two voices...
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