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Saturday, January 4, 2014 Options
DakhaBrakha Live at CUNY Elebash Hall
Plus more APAP / Globalfest Showcase Previews

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Tonight we'll hear a large portion of Ukrainian phenomenon DakhaBrakha's exhilarating New York and US debut concert, Sept 19 2013 at a packed CUNY / Elebash Hall Live at 365 concert.



DakhaBrakha returns to New York to perform on Sunday January 12 as part of the annual twelve-artist three-stage Globalfest world music showcase concert at Webster Hall in lower Manhattan. They're also playing on Monday night January 13 at Le Poisson Rouge as part of the Eye For Talent APAP Showcase.

Starting mid-week the APAP conference brings lots of world musicky artists to NYC to showcase. Globalfest is the highest profile - but there are also excellent multi-artist shows at many other venues including Drom (Thurs-Sat Jan 9-11), SOBs (Mon Jan 13), Le Poisson Rouge (Mon Jan 13) and Alwan for the Arts (Fri Jan 10).



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This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Zoobombs: Don't Dream Options / Let It Bomb (0:00:00 )

Goat: Goatman Options / World Music (0:04:14 )

Rachid Taha (with Brian Eno): Voila Volia Options / Zoom / * (0:08:27 )

Kalamarka: Amazonas Options / De Los Andes al Amazonas (0:18:22 )
This NY Times article describes Bolivia's heavy metal tribute to the seminal folk band Kalamarka.

DisanHellium: Amazonas Options / Various Artists: MetalMarka / * (0:20:37 )
Cover version of the Kalamarka song we just played, from the heavy metal Kalamarka tribute album MetalMarka.

Tanya Tagaq: Growl Options / Auk (Blood) (0:24:51 )
GIG: Friday Jan 10 - FREE Mundial Montreal APAP showcase at Drom, 85 Ave A. Featuring: 7:20 pm - Gurpreet Chana 8:00 pm - Sagapool 8:40 pm - Leela Gilday 9:20 pm - H'Sao 10:00 pm - Tanya Tagaq

K i T: Senora Options / * (0:27:18 )
GIG: Globalfest World Music Showcase at Webster Hall, 125 E 11 St, Sun Jan 12.
12 bands on three stages, as follows:

The Studio
Brushy One-String – 7:00 – 8:00pm Hassan Hakmoun – 8:20 – 9:20pm Kuenta i Tambu (K i T) – 9:40 – 10:40pm Sergio Mendoza y la Orkesta – 11:00pm – 12:00am

The Marlin Room
Como Mamas – 7:00 – 7:50pm The Wu Force – 8:10 – 9:00pm Noura Mint Seymali – 9:20 – 10:10pm Yasimine Hamdan – 10:30 – 11:20pm

The Ballroom
Bombay Royale – 7:30 – 8:15pm DakhaBrakha – 8:35 – 9:20pm Fanfare Ciocarlia – 9:40 – 10:25pm Baloji – 10:45 – 11:30pm

Sergio Mendoza: Mambo Mexicano Options / Sergio Mendoza y la Orkesta (0:31:10 )
GIG: Globalfest

Dende: Sete Espadas Options / Back to Bahia (0:35:34 )
GIG: Mon Jan 13: SOBs, 204 Varick St: Big Bang Festival APAP Showcase - A Celebration of Percussion from Around the World. Featuring Alidu, Adriano Santos, plus Dendê, Joaquin Pozo and Bonga Jean-Baptiste performing individually and together in the new trio Drums of the Diaspora.

Kinan Azmeh: Tulina's Carmona Options / Kinan Azmeh & Elastic City / * (0:45:41 )
GIG: Alwan Maqam Fest - new directions in Middle Eastern music and more from several bands / artists, Alwan For the Arts, 16 Beaver St near Battery Park, Fri Jan 10

Vlada Tomova's Balkan Tales: Leili Options / Balkan Tales (0:49:48 )
GIG: Drom, 85 Ave A Thurs Jan 9: APAP Showcase: Songs of the Spice Road: Vlada Tomova's Bulgarian Voices Trio + The Lazarus Rose (Church of Betty Globestra) Early show, 6:30 pm, FREE ADMISSION

Mitra Sumara: Donya Vafa Nadare (Googoosh cover) Options / Live at Le Poisson Rouge / Unreleased (0:55:00 )
GIG: Alwan Maqam Fest

DakhaBrakha: Highlights From US debut, Live at 365 Concert, CUNY Elebash Hall Options / Recorded Sept 19 2013 / Unreleased (1:05:48 )
GIGs: Eye for Talent Showcase, featuring Cambalache , Alejandra Ribera , Hector del Curto , DakhaBrakha , Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys , Hassan Hakmoun , and Jaron Freeman-Fox at Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St, West Village, Mon Jan 13 AND Globalfest. We are giving away tickets for both events, by the way. Follow the instructions at the top of the page and send an email to get in the running...

Yasmine Hamdan: Enta Fen, Again Options / Ya Nass (2:04:53 )
GIGs: Globalfest, also Drom, Monday Jan 13

The Wu-Force (Abigail Washburn, Kai Welch, and Wu Fei) : Muckrakers Options / Unreleased (2:07:04 )
GIG: Globalfest

Brushy One-String: Chicken in the Corn Options / Destiny (2:09:16 )
GIG: Globalfest

Bonga (Gaston Jean-Baptiste): Ouve Pot Options / Bonga and the Vodou Drums of Haiti (2:11:48 )
GIG: Big Bang Percussion Showcase, Percussion-Driven Music of the Americas @ SOBs, 204 Varick St, Hudson Square, Mon Jan 13

Elikeh featuring Vieux Farka Toure: Alonye Options / Between Two Worlds / Azalea City (2:16:19 )
GIG: Barbes & Electric Cowbell Take Manhattan, at Drom, 85 Ave A, East Village, Sat Jan 11.
Featuring: 8:00PM Elikeh 8:45PM Cheick Hamala Diabate 9:30PM La Mecanica Popular 10:15 PM Feedel Band 11:00PM Hailu Mergia 11.45PM La Sabrosa Sabrosura 12:30AM Slavic Soul Party 1:30AM PitchBlak Brass Band & Dj Sound Culture

Cheick Hamala Diabaté: Sigi Diya Options / 7" Single / Electric Cowbell (2:21:12 )
GIG: Barbes & Electric Cowbell Take Manhattan at Drom

Hassan Hakmoun: El Hadia Options / Spirit / Healing Records (2:25:30 )
GIG: Globalfest

Noura Mint Seymali: Char'a Options / Azawan II (2:30:36 )
GIGs: Globalfest, also Barbes Fri Jan 10

Hailu Mergia: Hebo Lale Options / Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument / Awesome Tapes From Africa / * (2:37:45 )
GIG: Barbes & Electric Cowbell Take Manhattan at Drom

Hailu Mergia: Shemonmuanaye Options / Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument / Awesome Tapes From Africa / *

The Bombay Royale: Bobbywood Options / You Me Bullets Love (2:47:17 )
GIG: Globalfest - and they will be our guests live on WFMU Transpacific Sound Paradise next Saturday, January 11.

No BS Brass: Take on Me Options / 7" Single / Electric Cowbell (2:50:19 )
GIG: The Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery, Sat Jan 11 - part of the annual two-night multi-venue Winter Jazzfest (also pegged to APAP). Info, full schedules: http://winterjazzfest.com/2014/

Fanfare Ciocarlia: Ciocarlia (Goran Bregovic calls this song "Kalashnikov" - not sure who deserves credit) Options / Various Artists: Romania (World Network 41) (2:53:40 )
GIGs: Globalfest; also Drom Tues Jan 14





Listener comments!

Avatar Sat. 1/4/14 6:04pm Rob W:

A whole bunch of ticket giveaways tonight connected to APAP world music conference. Email me via the email link on this page with the word TIX in the subject line and let me know which show(s) - listed near the top of the playlist - you're interested in - I'll pick winners after the show and notify you by Monday morning at latest. Thanks for listening!
Avatar Sat. 1/4/14 6:07pm dk:

yay, goat! "world music" and "live ballroom ritual" were among the utter best of 2013.
Avatar    Sat. 1/4/14 6:09pm KP:

Goat ... Good!
Avatar    Sat. 1/4/14 6:25pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

\m/_(>L < 2))) _\m/

- Rawk thu World !! -
Avatar    Sat. 1/4/14 6:31pm SeanG:

that was good
Avatar    Sat. 1/4/14 6:49pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...*this* is good...oh! - already ☆ed it...
Avatar    Sat. 1/4/14 7:08pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Mitra Sumara are bringing it!...
Avatar Sat. 1/4/14 7:09pm katie:

One of my absolute favorite concerts. Their hats were worth the price of admission - and would be perfect on a day like today.
Avatar    Sat. 1/4/14 7:14pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- oh - I mean Dakha Brakha - delayed playlist syndrome...delightful !...
Avatar    Sat. 1/4/14 7:21pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...& here's some images!; websearching for some - my 1st thot - w/ the hats & long white dresses like robes - was: Sufis !...
Avatar    Sat. 1/4/14 7:28pm Ken From Hyde Park:

In the photo, are those actual people on some kind of hay wagon or dolls on a skateboard? It's hard for me to tell.
Avatar Sat. 1/4/14 7:32pm Rob W:

There's an awful lot of hay in Ukraine...
Avatar    Sat. 1/4/14 7:34pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...& websearching a tiny bit more (not much) - indeed looks like serious Art~imagery~performance things happening! (as Rob informed)...These guys are interesting & fun !!...
Avatar    Sat. 1/4/14 7:37pm Guido (Cologne):

I enjoy the show.
Hardly had a chance to get some of that "traditional music".
I guess even most Ukrainans haven't.
According to my friends, musical awareness in Ukraine mainstream still is comoparetively dumb and dull.

Just in case of interest, another take on Ukrainian music, in this case (un-)popular once promoted on WFMU-Blog.:
blog.wfmu.org...
I just became aware I missed the 20th anniversary of this thing.
Avatar Sat. 1/4/14 7:46pm doca:

hello, guido! you're still up?
hi everybody!
Avatar Sat. 1/4/14 7:47pm Rob W:

Thanks Guido - yes, dear listeners, definitely check out the blog post. And well Guido, you still have plenty of time to organize the 25th Anniversary tour! Maybe by then I will have learned enough about decorating pysanky and Planeteer Linka to qualify as an average American - right now I'm definitely below the bar. By the way - by any chance do you know Marjana Sadovska, Ukrainian singer / performance artist who lived in NY for a while but moved to Cologne?
Avatar    Sat. 1/4/14 7:56pm Guido (Cologne):

Heya Doca! :-)

Yes, it's close to 2 AM over here. I'm having a cool down after a busy record-cleaning session, getting some back-massage and having a first beer. And WFMU / respectively Rob W.'s show keeps me awake. The night owl I am ...
Avatar    Sat. 1/4/14 7:56pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...energetic, skillful, amusing, soulful, intriguing...
Avatar    Sat. 1/4/14 7:57pm Guido (Cologne):

No Rob, haven't heard of Marjana Sadovska.
But as you tell me I should have, so I will check her out.
Avatar Sat. 1/4/14 7:59pm doca:

Youtube says Marjana Sadovska recorded a version of Immigrant Song. After Dakha Brakha I'll check it out too.
Avatar    Sat. 1/4/14 8:02pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...& nicely-recorded as well. Thx !!
Avatar Sat. 1/4/14 8:03pm doca:

Sadovska video links:
www.youtube.com...
www.youtube.com...
Avatar Sat. 1/4/14 8:08pm Rob W:

Thanks doca! Marjana is a very interesting charismatic performer. She's very into Ukrainian pre-Christian or pagan ritual but does her own thing with it...
Avatar Sat. 1/4/14 8:14pm doca:

I'll try to find out more about her, the first video sounded interesting.
Avatar    Sat. 1/4/14 8:15pm Guido (Cologne):

I'll ask my friends ... about Marjana and DakhaBrakha ... what they know ... how they like ...

... by the way, some of those groups from my Novaya-Scena-link are back|still in action.
Kazma Kazma just finished a very very nice album.
Foa Hoka went on performing and became kind of electronic dance outfit.
Elza just played an anniversary show.
Svitlana Nianio from Sugar White Death currently writes and records new material.
Sergej from Rabota Ho lives in New York now.
Vasily Goydenko from Collyegsky Assessor continues solo.
And an Ukrainian Underground discussion group on Faceboook exists.
Avatar Sat. 1/4/14 8:17pm doca:

@Guido: can you send the link to the Ukrainian Underground discussion group, if it is open to everyone?
  Sat. 1/4/14 8:19pm TDK60:

This is cookin'
Avatar Sat. 1/4/14 8:23pm Rob W:

Thanks TDK60!
Avatar    Sat. 1/4/14 8:23pm Guido (Cologne):

I think it must be this here:
www.facebook.com...
I myself I'm not a member. Most of it is written in Ukrainian.
So currently no idea what they discuss. The main admin lives in USA.
Avatar Sat. 1/4/14 8:28pm doca:

I guess my computer won't get any viruses and I can't worry anymore about government surveillance, so I can click on the videos they post. It's always good to find something new. I've spent a week on the beach virtually without music, so I'm thirsty for new things.
Avatar Sat. 1/4/14 8:30pm TDK60:

Is this singer from Tinariwen?
Avatar    Sat. 1/4/14 8:31pm Guido (Cologne):

Let me know what you liked most, Doca! ;-)
Avatar Sat. 1/4/14 8:46pm Rob W:

Actually TDK60 you're in the ballpark, same part of the world, northwestern African. Hasan Hakmoun is a Gnawa singer from Morocco, tradition routed in southern Morocco, whereas Tinariwen is from further south, northern Mali.
Avatar    Sat. 1/4/14 8:49pm Guido (Cologne):

However, I feel at home!
What a perfect "go-to-bed-music" ... don't get me wrong, it's 2:50 over here ...
Avatar Sat. 1/4/14 8:50pm doca:

This is great stuff, Rob!
Avatar    Sat. 1/4/14 8:51pm Guido (Cologne):

STAR-liked The Bombay Royale
Avatar Sat. 1/4/14 8:52pm Nigh:

Loved the show!
Avatar    Sat. 1/4/14 8:52pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...yeah Rob - gratuitous superlatives !!
- Thx for bringing *all this* to us...
Avatar    Sat. 1/4/14 8:54pm Ken From Hyde Park:

This version of "Take On Me" sure beats the original.
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