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Options October 10, 2013: From Sudan to the Western Sahara.... the journey continues...

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Artist Track Album Comments Approx. start time
Ibrahim Alkashif  Aleel Ma Banoomoo   Options     0:00:00 ()
Al Balabil  Al Bisal Ma Bitoh   Options     0:03:55 ()
Hanan Bulu Bulu  Hamda Da   Options     0:10:24 ()
Nyaruach  Gatluak   Options Gatluak    0:13:14 ()
Ismael Kony  Unknown   Options     0:16:17 ()
Reflections BYG  Ng'ume (Smile)   Options     0:18:49 ()
Emmanuel Kembe   Celebrate   Options     0:21:47 ()
Queen Zee  Gelbi Gi Waja   Options     0:28:45 ()
Music behind DJ:
Sounds of Sideshows by the Seashore       0:32:04 ()
Feu Talino Manu  Sophie   Options     0:37:18 ()
Maitre Gazonga & L'InternationalChallal  Koysse (Tchad)   Options     0:42:01 ()
Tibesti  Femme Africaine   Options     0:49:35 ()
Music behind DJ:
Sounds of Sideshows by the Seashore       0:55:48 ()
Tal National  Katako   Options A-na Waya    1:03:40 ()
Toumast  Ikalane Walegh   Options Ishumar    1:08:44 ()
Abdallah Oumbadougou  Illilagh Tenere   Options Desert Rebel, Vol 1    1:13:42 ()
Etran Finatawa  Gourma   Options     1:19:49 ()
Moussa Poussy  Gossi   Options     1:25:23 ()
Saadou Bori  Yallerou   Options     1:30:05 ()
Music behind DJ:
Sounds from the Point Pleasant Beach       1:35:06 ()
Ali Farka Touré   Savane   Options Savane    1:39:36 ()
Rokia Traoré  Dounia   Options Tchamatche    1:47:04 ()
Oumou Sangare  Wa Yeina   Options Laban    1:53:18 ()
Fatoumata Diawara  Sowa   Options Fatou    1:59:09 ()
Tinawriwen  Chet Boghassa   Options Amassakoul    2:02:16 ()
Amadou & Mariam  Fantani   Options Je Pense a Toi    2:06:11 ()
Music behind DJ:
Sounds from the Point Pleasant Boardwalk       2:09:45 ()
Belkhere Yelalkom   Meso Eydikom   Options   These names of artists and songs are most likely wrong.... if you know what they are really, please let me know!  2:17:06 ()
Dimi Mint Abba  Song 4   Options World Circuit Presents    2:24:14 ()
El Mesre7  Echa3bi   Options   These names of artists and songs are most likely wrong.... if you know what they are really, please let me know!  2:28:14 ()
Malouma  Yarab   Options Nour    2:32:09 ()
Noura Mint Seymali  Wawa Yelelo Elana   Options     2:37:16 ()
Sedoum Ehl Aida  Ya Moulana   Options Festival in the Desert    2:40:33 ()
Hadramie Ould  El Meydah   Options   These names of artists and songs are most likely wrong.... if you know what they are really, please let me know!  2:44:08 ()
Music behind DJ:
Sounds From the Coney Island Boardwalk       2:46:37 ()
Tiris  Ya Jayti (Hey My Sister)   Options Sandtracks    2:49:07 ()
Aziza Brahim, Gulili Mankoo  La Tierra Derrama Lagrimas   Options La Tierra Derrama Lagrimas    2:50:51 ()
Mariem Hassan  Magat Mikitna Dulaa   Options Arabesque Arba'a 4    2:55:23 ()
Group Doueh  Zaya Koum   Options     2:58:35 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Thu. 10/10/13 6:01am fred von helsing:

Underwater Theme Park, the show for Afriques...
  Thu. 10/10/13 6:06am Dave B:

Hey there
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/10/13 6:07am Meghan:

Morning all.... coffee.... check!
Avatar Thu. 10/10/13 6:08am fred von helsing:

Aye-aye ! Fetching now !
Avatar    Thu. 10/10/13 6:09am Rob W:

I love the lilting Sudanese sound - and you don't hear it much around here, even on FMU. (Check out the YouTube clip of this track with elegant female vocal trio - www.youtube.com...)
Thanks Meghan!
  Thu. 10/10/13 6:10am Dave B:

Brewing. Sorry for no care package this week. My library is being rebuilt/reindexed.

Digging what your spinning

Where the Heckarewe?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/10/13 6:11am Meghan:

Thanks Rob!
Avatar Thu. 10/10/13 6:12am fred von helsing:

@DaveB roger that. I collected all 50 GB of toonz and sent it thru Traktor for BPM analysis, next is Beets beets.radbox.org it looks primo
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/10/13 6:15am Davee:

Good Morning Everyone
Avatar    Thu. 10/10/13 6:17am Rob Weisberg:

Nyaruach Gatluak is the sister of Emmanuel Jal, South Sudanese rapper who has had some international success. That was a great track.
Avatar Thu. 10/10/13 6:18am fred von helsing:

Traktor lets you mark points for intro fade-in and outro fade-out for segues and I hope it uses the standard MP3 tags for this but I haven't tested it yet. Also it claims to let you set ratings in a way that interoperates with iTunes but I haven't tested that either. Geek babble concludes.
Avatar    Thu. 10/10/13 6:19am A Correction from Rob W:

Nyaruach is her name - Gatluak is the song of course - !
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/10/13 6:19am unmake:

This is why I stay up all night.
  Thu. 10/10/13 6:20am Dave B:

@FvH - I'm in the process of transcoding/standardizing my movies too. About 2TB of stuff. I have the work distributed across all the computers I have at my disposal
Avatar Thu. 10/10/13 6:20am fred von helsing:

@DaveB at work too ? jeez that could crankify
  Thu. 10/10/13 6:24am Dave B:

Nah, just at home. Although I could probably bring stuff in for transcoding
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/10/13 6:25am Meghan:

Well unmake, hopefully this keeps you moving to stay awake!
Avatar Thu. 10/10/13 6:26am fred von helsing:

Beets is cool cos it refs musicbrainz AND if it has trouble with a track it'll take a content fingerprint and submit it to the echonest DB for a match. I'm gonna fire it up this weekend (aftermaths permitting).
Avatar Thu. 10/10/13 6:30am fred von helsing:

2TB is impressive but there must be SOMEBODY at wfmu in the petabyte range
Avatar Thu. 10/10/13 6:34am fred von helsing:

Content fingerprinting is totally fascinating (and explains why Youtube keeps finding copyright violations) (and why YouTube keeps finding false matches d'oh)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/10/13 6:37am David L.B. is RRN63:

...this is turning out very kewl - a real journey from week to week...
Avatar Thu. 10/10/13 6:38am fred von helsing:

Meghan how are you ripping YT? I have trouble getting decent treble and I dunno if that's the YT plan or just failure to find the right tool for ripping. "T-Chad" sounds like a robotic frat rat.
Avatar    Thu. 10/10/13 6:38am Dave B:


Speaking of Chad, there's a guy at work named Chad. He's the lead code monkey for our "news.com" site. His underlings set up a "Chad Facts" Facebook page.

Here's the Olympics 2012 photo album. Pay close attention to the parade of nations photos.

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/10/13 6:39am David L.B. is RRN63:

- as RobW. knows - I'm a sucker for African Guitar stylings...
Avatar    Thu. 10/10/13 6:39am Sem Chumbo:

Hiya, Meghan and good morning to you, and all. Loving this tour of African sounds,
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/10/13 6:40am Meghan:

I am ripping with clip converter.... which is downloaded on the computer. But sound is based really on what the quality of the original clip sounds like.....
Avatar    Thu. 10/10/13 6:40am Dave B:

for youtube ripping, i use either Grapler (quick and dirty) or Audio HiJack Pro (allows for inline processing)
  Thu. 10/10/13 6:41am Stevo:

TEA BREAK !!Morning Meghan,did you get a chance to listen to that Andy Kershaw broadcast ?
What did you think....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/10/13 6:41am Meghan:

Morning all! Glad you are enjoying the African rhythms
Avatar    Thu. 10/10/13 6:42am Dave B:

thats "riddims", no?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/10/13 6:42am Meghan:

Ah I didn't! This weekend was a bit wacky on my end. Lots of fighting a cold and busy. So it was either sleeping or running around. Thanks for the reminder! I'll have to look that up!
Avatar    Thu. 10/10/13 6:43am Dave B:

@FvH - bring stuff for trade, and an empty drive.
Avatar Thu. 10/10/13 6:45am fred von helsing:

chad facts, roger, I'm in
  Thu. 10/10/13 6:47am Stevo:

The happiest music in the world.....????
Avatar Thu. 10/10/13 6:48am fred von helsing:

no drive probly not much free space just cloud. my air balances on the edge of permanent roboconstipation.
Avatar    Thu. 10/10/13 6:49am Rob Weisberg:

It's true, Chad has a pretty small footprint in the world of African pop - I'm glad Meghan did a little digging. This beautiful track is actually pretty much classic Congolese style dance band rumba-soukous, via an artist / band from Chad. Congolese music is popular all over Sub-Saharan Africa.
Avatar Thu. 10/10/13 6:51am fred von helsing:

audio hijack pro needs to run the whole clip doesn't it ? I need sumpink that fetches and converts as a batch job.
Avatar    Thu. 10/10/13 6:52am Rob W:

By "this track" I meant the track by Maitre Gazonga & L'International Challal - that's the one that was Congolese style.
Avatar    Thu. 10/10/13 6:53am Andy in Berlin:

Boy I'm out of the loop! But it sounds good, and I'm here, so good morning!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/10/13 6:54am Meghan:

I always do that.... talk about a track that might not be playing at the moment.... or I say something at the end of the track, but with the delay and all it's already on the next one....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/10/13 6:54am Meghan:

Morning Andy! or should I say early afternoon....
Avatar Thu. 10/10/13 6:56am fred von helsing:

tummy alarm! gotta go jam biomass into the mortal coil. a rubber mallet oughta do it.
Avatar    Thu. 10/10/13 6:57am Rob Weisberg:

Fred - Clip Converter is what I think you're looking for - it grabs individual things on YouTube, any length. Quite fast (you don't need to run the clip, just enter the URL) and can run in the background. I use it for music and you know, that's where I get my Hausa films! Etc. Quite fabulous. I use it with my Mac and it works great - not sure how it does with PC's. One note: They have had an online app or you can download a desktop app - not sure if the online version still works but definitely the desktop version does. www.clipconverter.cc
Avatar Thu. 10/10/13 6:59am fred von helsing:

rob - cool - thx
Avatar Thu. 10/10/13 7:00am fred von helsing:

the game is to find an old globe and check the countries and boundaries and try to guess what year it was designed
Avatar    Thu. 10/10/13 7:01am Dave B:

For the CLI junkie check out SoX - audio conversion AND effect processing!

Avatar    Thu. 10/10/13 7:08am Dave B:

I need to add some more granular metadata to my music library. Right now I'm using comments for some stuff, but I have now way of narrowing down country of origin (yet). All of my "african" music is one big glob.
Avatar    Thu. 10/10/13 7:14am Rob W:

Hey Meghan, S.E Rogie (in the cd library) and Abdel Tee-Jay are great for Sierra Leone. Liberia is tricker but there is a very engaging song, Kokolioko, by Liberian singer Miatta Fahnbulleh on a comp we should still have on vinyl in the African LP Comp section, an African reggae collection called Black Star Liner.

I think we might have music by Kaba Mane from Guinea-Bissau on cd in the library. Or - search for "Kaba Mane Kunga Kungake" on YouTube and you'll get a nice track from the cd I'm thinking of (a best-of from the 90s I believe).

For Burkina, we have a cd by Burkina Electric in the library, based in NY but I think they still would qualify - interesting collab centered around singer Mai Lingani and avant-garde composer / percussionist Lukas Ligeti (son of the late great avant-garde composer György Ligeti); they played on my show in 2010. There's also a track by them (from a KEXP session actually) in the Free Music Archive.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/10/13 7:14am Spatulator (formerly elwyn5150):

Thank goodness stupid daylight saving is over/starting/whatever. I'm back here at a reasonable time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/10/13 7:16am Meghan:

Oh, thanks Rob! I will check those out after the show! Yeah, trickier for these smaller countries that pop up from war boundary changes
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/10/13 7:17am Meghan:

Daylight savings hasn't happened here yet Elwyn....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/10/13 7:20am Spatulator (formerly elwyn5150):

Last weekend the Eastern states of Australia pushed the clocks forward.
Avatar    Thu. 10/10/13 7:21am Dave B:

At least we arent the only backwards country that acknowledges and uses daylight saving.
Avatar    Thu. 10/10/13 7:27am Sem Chumbo:

"New album Sahara Sessions released on June 2013
The Sahara Sessions was recorded deep in the desert. Sheltered only by an animal-skin tent and the vast canopy of midnight stars, Etran Finatawa played their guitars and sang straight from the heart. Each poignant song and every slap of the calabash drum articulating the deepset divisions in the Sahel region that are threatening their Nomad way of life." www.etranfinatawa.com
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/10/13 7:27am Spatulator (formerly elwyn5150):

@Evil Brady: that's the least of our problems now. We have a Prime Minister that's the Australian equivalent of Dubya.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/10/13 7:28am David L.B. is RRN63:

...change the time? - well maybe
- change the time that you change the time?? - now yer just messin' w/ my head...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/10/13 7:29am David L.B. is RRN63:

Spatulator: ...Oh no !!
Avatar    Thu. 10/10/13 7:32am Dave B:

Send the PM a Doxidan.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/10/13 7:35am Spatulator (formerly elwyn5150):

@Evil Brady: it's funny you say that. Because during his election campaign said
“No one, however smart, however well-educated, however experienced … is the suppository of all wisdom”.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/10/13 7:36am Davee:

Don't touch that clock!
Avatar    Thu. 10/10/13 7:36am Dave B:

A Doxidan in the P.M. for a BM in the A.M.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/10/13 7:37am Davee:

Dave B: That's what I forgot to do.
  Thu. 10/10/13 7:39am Dirty Old Man:

Good uplifting show, Meghan. Just what I need after 3 weeks in Miss.
  Thu. 10/10/13 7:41am The Central Scrutinizer:

This is the CENTRAL SCRUTINIZER...it is my responsibility to enforce all the laws that haven't been passed yet. It is also my responsibility to alert each and every one of you to the potential consequences of various ordinary everyday activities you might be performing which could eventually lead to *The Death Penalty* (or affect your parents' credit rating). Our criminal institutions are full of little creeps like you who do wrong things...and many of them were driven to these crimes by a horrible force called MUSIC!

Our studies have shown that this horrible force is so dangerous to society at large that laws are being drawn up at this very moment to stop it forever! Cruel and inhuman punishments are being carefully described in tiny paragraphs so they won't conflict with the Constitution (which, itself, is being modified in order to accommodate THE FUTURE).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/10/13 7:46am Meghan:

Look at the cute new t-shirt we are making for this fundraising drive.... www.wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/10/13 7:50am Spatulator (formerly elwyn5150):

Mmm... swag!
Avatar    Thu. 10/10/13 7:51am Dave B:

cha ching!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/10/13 7:52am Meghan:

It's cute right?!
  Thu. 10/10/13 7:52am Dirty Old Man:

Intoxicating set
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/10/13 7:53am Meghan:

That's Mali for you..... intense and beautiful. Imagine banning this!
Avatar    Thu. 10/10/13 7:54am Dave B:

It's 8 o'clock in the morning DOM!

DOM - Scotch?
Avatar    Thu. 10/10/13 8:01am Dave B:

This song "Sowa" sounds familiar....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/10/13 8:02am Meghan:

Cause I have played it before perhaps?
Avatar    Thu. 10/10/13 8:03am Dave B:

Either that or it's buried somewhere in my library... Just re-randomizing what goes to my iPhone. I need something new...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/10/13 8:04am Meghan:

I think the album came out last year Dave....
Avatar    Thu. 10/10/13 8:04am katie:

right up there with Rob's Hoof and Mouth version. Great show. perfect for a rainy thursday morning.
Avatar    Thu. 10/10/13 8:05am Dave B:

@Meghan - why yes you did! (almost a year ago)

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/10/13 8:06am Meghan:

Ha! Katie, I think of Rob every time I hear the song!
Avatar    Thu. 10/10/13 8:07am Rob W:

I gotta hand it to them, they did a little better with the Tamashek lyrics than I did...
Avatar    Thu. 10/10/13 8:12am Dave B:

Tinawrien needs to team up with Etran Finatawa
Avatar    Thu. 10/10/13 8:19am Dave B:

I like the cadence of the vocal on this one. Almost sounds like it was reverse recorded..
Avatar    Thu. 10/10/13 8:20am Rob Weisberg:

For future reference, we have Moorish style music from Mauritania in the cd library - Malouma from Mauritania and maybe also the great Dimi Mint Abba. Also Aïcha Mint Chighaly although her cd may be filed with compilations. Also we just had our first band from Mauritania on FMU, Noura Mint Seymali and her group - they were on my show Sept 28th and played in NY at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn and Silvana in Harlem. Their Azawan II EP (on cd) should in the new bin soon, but possibly not there yet. There is also a cd in the new bin by Orchestre National de Mauritanie in Mandeng style - more like music from Sub-Saharan Africa.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/10/13 8:21am Meghan:

Don't give my set away Rob! hehe.... I have Dimi up next and Noura in the set...
Avatar    Thu. 10/10/13 8:25am Rob W:

Oh good, you're pulling out the big guns!
Avatar    Thu. 10/10/13 8:27am Rob W:

I think Noura Min Seymali did a version of this lovely Dimi Mint Abba track. I'll have to A-to-B it...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/10/13 8:28am WKR-CP in Cincinnati:

pure unadulterated awesomeness Meghan!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/10/13 8:31am Meghan:

Thanks WKR-CP! Glad you are enjoying the journey!
Avatar    Thu. 10/10/13 8:32am Rob W:

Yes, I thought I recognized that song by Dimi Mint Abba - Noura Seymali called it "Tikifite" although Dimi Mint Abba may or may not use the same name - a google search didn't turn it up. Noura said it's a Moorish traditional song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/10/13 8:33am common:

ah...refreshing sounds. this day started out real shitty. thanks for making it all better Meghan. And morn to all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/10/13 8:34am Meghan:

The world music rolodex sometimes gets sticky when the names differ but the song remains the same.....

Awww, bad to start the day shitty Common.... glad I am helping it a bit.
Avatar Thu. 10/10/13 8:39am fred von helsing:

Cool post-prandial beats. @DaveB I've had trouble getting sox to convert from (say) WAV to MP3. For metadata there's beets. For your own fields, it's doable within the MP3 spec, and I'm playing around with Go (golang) to make a tool to do this. Ratings like Traktor's are in the MP3 spec too so why the hell does iTunes use out-of-file metadata ? Morons.
Avatar    Thu. 10/10/13 8:42am Dave B:

I need the flu or something so I can sit down and sift thru my library of music. Looking at 730GB there...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/10/13 8:43am Spatulator (formerly elwyn5150):

I've got to go. See everyone next week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/10/13 8:47am WKR-CP in Cincinnati:

oK-please someone recommend a Mauritania compilation for me
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/10/13 8:47am David L.B. is RRN63:

I've long been interested in the African roots of Blues & Rock - & also Vodoun (which relates)
- so I wonder how much of anything like that will come up when we go down the West Coast of the continent...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 10/10/13 8:48am Parq:

Another wonderful journey. I'll get together some equatorial clothes for next week's wing of our trek.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/10/13 8:49am David L.B. is RRN63:

- must also be on my way. Thx As Ever Meghan !
Avatar    Thu. 10/10/13 8:53am duke:

I keep getting interrupted this morning but really enjoying the Africa tour between interruptions.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/10/13 8:54am Meghan:

Duke, you need a Do Not Disturb sign....
Avatar    Thu. 10/10/13 8:55am Rob Weisberg:

Well Meghan, you've ruined my day - I was supposed to go back to sleep but you played too much great stuff! Will have to radically up the caffeine dosage today to avoid passing out at work. But I loved it and I'm really looking forward to further joiurneys with you this month. Everybody, if you agree and I'm sure you do, make a pledge to Underwater Theme Park before you head off to work or play today!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/10/13 8:57am Meghan:

ha! Thanks Rob! What a compliment coming from you!
Avatar Thu. 10/10/13 8:57am fred von helsing:

So hey where is the WFMU Gearhead Club ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/10/13 8:59am northguineahills:

Man, that was great Meghan!
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