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Saturday, October 12, 2013 Options
Stirring Sounds of Multi-Culti Paris:
Aziz Sahmaoui and University of Gnawa
at Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors

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This month four FMU super-friends - Rob, Kurt, Irene and Brian - will each bring you a set recorded live at this summer's stirring Festival of the Desert / Caravan for Peace Concert at Lincoln Center's Damrosch Bandshell.

Rob kicks things off this week with the performance that actually closed the July 31 four-band spectacular, by Aziz Sahmaoui and University of Gnawa. Sahmaoui is the charismatic ex-singer of Paris Maghrebi music machine Orchestre National de Barbes, and a former Joe Zawinul sideman. His new group is rooted in Morocco's popular chaabi style but has a distinctly Parisian multi-culti flavor, with West African and other international styles in the mix. U of G wowed the crowd in this New York debut, and you'll hear why tonight.

Huge thanks to Bill Bragin and everyone at Lincoln Center, and especially to our illustrious engineer Irene Trudel.

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Zdub Si Dub: Everybody in the Casa Mare Options / Various Artists: Mariachi: The Sound of Hysteria & Heartache / Trikont (0:00:00 )

Dengue Dengue Dengue: Don Marcial Options / La Alianza Profana / La Chusma (0:10:05 )
Gig: SOBs, 204 Varick St., Sunday night Oct 13

Cabuya: Palenke Stereo Options / Comienza el Garroleo (0:13:29 )

Systema Solar: Tukupukata Options / La Revancha del Burro / * (0:17:03 )

La Santa Cecilia: Vengo Options / Noche Y Citas (0:23:36 )
Gig: Oct 31 (Thurs) - La Santa Cecilia @ Lincoln Center's Rubinstein Atrium, 7:30 pm, FREE

Alejandro Zuleta Vallenato Collective: La Creciente del Cesar Options (0:23:44 )
GIGs: Sat Oct 19: Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (133 St): Singer songwriter Natou Camara at 8 pm, Alejandro Zuleta Vallenato Collective at 10 pm, plus others / Sat Nov 16: Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St: 10th annual Colombian Music Encuentro - with lots of bands, 4 pm until late: Laura Kalop, Alejandro Zuleta Vallenato Collective, Gregorio Uribe and his 16-piece big band, Chia's Dance Party, Pablo Mayor's Folklore Urbano Orchestra, Juan Andres Ospina, Fidel Cuellar (with Luiz Ebert), Grupo Rebolú, Diego Obregon's Grupo Chonta, Flórez/Gallo Duo, Johanna Castañeda y su Grupo Llanero, Sebastián Cruz Cheap Landscape Trio, Nilko Andreas Guarín, and Pajarillo Pinta'o Dance Company.

Eileen Ivers: Paddy in Zululand Options / Immigrant Soul (0:27:37 )
GIG: Connolly’s, 121 W 45th St Saturday Oct 19 (and other venues TBA Saturday and Sunday): CityLore presents the 1st Annual NYC Trad Fest. 7 pm to Midnight. A star-studded lineup: performers will include the following and more: Brian Conway (fiddle) and Brendan Dolan (piano) - Irish Trad • Eileen Ivers (fiddle) and Greg Anderson (guitar) - Irish Trad/Contemporary • Kenny Kosek (fiddle), Tony Trischka (banjo) and Andy Statman (mandolin) - blugegrass • Dr. Mick Moloney - (banjo, folklorist/presenter) • Allan Kaufman (fiddle, yodeling) and Mark Horowitz (banjo) - old timey • James Keane, John Nolan (button accordion) • Jerry O'Sullivan, Ivan Goff, Cillian Vallely (uilleann pipes) • Anna Colliton (bodhran) • Matty Mancuso, Tony DeMarco (fiddles) • Siobhan Butler, Kieran Jordan (Irish sean-nos dancing) • Megan Downes (American flatfooting) • Allan Murray (guitar) • Donie Carroll (vocals and guitar) • Dan Gurney (accordion) • Dylan Foley (fiddle) • and a new generation of NY Trad players; Jayne and Bram Pomplas, Maeve Flanagan and a new generation of NY Trad players; Jayne and Bram Pomplas, Maeve Flanagan - see

Offiong Bassey: Efik Praise Medley Options / Offiong Bassey / KES / * (0:32:24 )

Baptist Disciple Singers: Awurade Yesu Options / Various Artists: The Guitar and the Gun / Earthworks (0:38:10 )
Originally in two volumes on Africagram - gospel from Ghana recorded by John Collins

Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang: Tay Su Tan-Tan Options / En Ya Say / Luaka Bop (0:46:50 )

Sorie Kondi: Joh Songoh Options / Thogolobea / Dutty Artz (0:51:05 )

Sani Danja: Baban Riga Options / Various Artists: Harafinso: Bollywood Inspired Film Music From Hausa Nigeria / Sahelsounds (0:55:08 )

Aziz Sahmaoui and University of Gnawa: Aziz Sahmaoui and University of Gnawa Recorded Live at Damrosch Bandshell, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, July 31, 2013 Options (1:07:02 )

Tartit: Diabba Options / Tartit with Imharhan: Live From the Sahara / Clermont / * (2:05:49 )
Hear their set from July 31 at Lincoln Center on Kurt's show on FMU this Friday, Oct. 18.

Terakaft: Aïma Ymaïma Options / Kel Tamasheq / World Village (2:08:48 )
GIGs: Oct 19-20 (Sat-Sun): Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St: Terakaft - Midnight Saturday, 9:30 pm Sunday.

Tamikrest: Djanegh Etoumast Options / Chatma / Glitter Beat / * (2:11:46 )

Vieux Farka Toure: Nouhome Maiga Options / Mon Pays / Six Degrees / * (2:16:32 )
GIG: Oct 29 (Tues) CUNY Graduate Center Live at 365 series, Elebash Hall, 365 5th Ave: Vieux Farka Toure. 7 pm.

Rokia Traoré: Sikey Options / Beautiful Africa / Nonesuch (2:20:52 )
GIG: Nov 15 (Fri) Lincoln Center White Light Festival @ Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, 3 Columbus Circle: Rokia Traore: Beautiful Africa.

TAL National: Zigda Options / Kaani / Fatcat / * (2:24:07 )
GIG: Mercury Lounge, 217 E Houston St., Sunday Oct 20, 7:30 pm. First ever NYC gig by this band from Niger, West Africa.

Hussain Masry El: Nomade Options / Nomade (2:33:36 )

Arto Tuncboyaciyan: After the Game Options / Every Day is a New Life (2:48:30 )
GIG: Oct 27 (Sun) Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St: Arto Tunçboyaciyan and Friends - an Armenian jazz / world music tribute to renowned drummer Paul Motian.

Perhaps Contraption: Breathe Your Breath Options (2:52:08 )
GIGs: Various gigs as part of HONK NYC - for info see

Os Siderais: Chambrignons Antropofagicos Options (2:56:32 )
GIGs: Various gigs as part of HONK NYC - for info see - and playing live on our show next week.

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/12/13 6:20pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- evening Rob & all !
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/12/13 6:36pm Mike East:

Hey Rabbit, how was work?
Avatar Sat. 10/12/13 6:49pm ! I X Key !:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/12/13 6:50pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- okay Mike! - thriftstore is busiest Halloween(now)-Winter-Xmas - so here we go...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/12/13 6:56pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...& then there's people who get crazy amounts of music out of things like finger pianos & pennywhistles...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/12/13 7:13pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...if this Lincoln Center track is this entrancing pre-recorded, imagine being there...
Avatar Sat. 10/12/13 7:16pm katie:

great mix, as usual.
Avatar    Sat. 10/12/13 7:16pm Rob W:

Good evening everyone, thanks for listening!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/12/13 7:17pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- indeed katie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/12/13 7:36pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...loving spirit of this music & this performance - festive & upbeat, but w/ soul & gravitas too...
Avatar    Sat. 10/12/13 7:38pm Rob Weisberg:

Aziz has a lot of charisma, great stage presence, along with his band.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/12/13 7:45pm Mike East:

great concert! Thanks for sharing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/12/13 7:51pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...I wonder if this was one of those crazy hot&humid nights this Summer
...Irene really nailed this, awlright !...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/12/13 7:57pm Mike East:

chances are some of this gear is ours...we rent a lot of stuff to Lincoln Center Out of Doors...maybe the bass amp or some percussion on this one.
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