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Saturday, April 19, 2014 Options
Amarrass Records Radiates Rajasthani Roots and Arki Sound Mines Ethiopian Gold

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Arki Sound is a NYC-based outfit inspired by the Golden Age of popular music in Ethiopia - the 1960s to early 1970s. Arki follows this evening's live FMU debut with a show at Silvana in Harlem a week from tonight, Saturday April 26th.
Plus, we travel to Delhi to meet Ashutosh Sharma and Ravneet Kler, two of the four pals who run indie label Amarrass Records. The Amarrass mission is to spread the traditional desert sounds of Rajasthan around the world. One of the label's hottest properties is the Barmer Boys, whose first US tour includes a show at Drom in the East Village on Thursday April 24th. (Note: This segment was rescheduled from April 12th.)

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This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Musi-O-Tunya: Katonga Options / Give Love to Your Children / Now-Again / * (0:00:00 )
New anthology

Soul Jazz Orchestra: One Life to Live Options / Inner Fire / Soul Jazz / * (0:07:03 )

Monomono: Awareness Is What You Need Options / Dawn of Awareness / Soundway (0:10:29 )

DJ Tudo: Baque Forte Options / Nos Quintais do Mundo / Mundo Melhor (0:16:35 )
Maracatu Ijexa - Ahmet Maje, vocals. Note - I may have ID'ed this as a new album but actually it was released in 2010.

Yaaba Funk: Poor Man's Tale Options / My Vote Dey Count / Sterns / * (0:22:06 )

Arki Sound: Ere Mela Mela + 1 more song Options / Live on WFMU (0:31:08 )

Arki Sound: Tezeta (Fast) Options / Live on WFMU (0:46:36 )

Arki Sound: Gadis Addis Options / Live on WFMU (0:55:24 )

Arki Sound: Tezeta (Slow) Options / Live on WFMU (1:03:37 )

Arki Sound: Bemen Sebeb Letlash Options / Live on WFMU (1:07:52 )

Arki Sound: When Will I See You Options / Live on WFMU (1:17:32 )

Koudede: Ewellan Options / Guitars from Agadez, Vol. 7 / Sublime Frequencies (1:23:01 )

Tinariwen: Timadrit In Sahara Options / Emmar / Anti- / * (1:26:44 )

Roysten Abel, 43 Rajasthani Manganiyar (Merasi) Musicians: Excerpt Options / The Manganiyar Seduction / Amarrass Records (1:32:44 )
The music is a medley of Manganiyar traditional songs from various parts of Rajasthan

Ashutosh Sharma and Ravneet Kler: Interview at Amarrass Records, Delhi Options (1:39:58 )

Rukma Bai : Banko Ghodo Options / Various Artists: Banko Ghodo / Amarrass (1:50:02 )

Sakar Khan: Train Song Number 2 Options / At Home With Sakar Khan / Amarrass Records (1:54:48 )

Lakha Khan: Ishq Dularo Options / At Home With Lakha Khan / Amarrass Records (1:58:51 )

Barmer Boys: Kaachi Kariyo Options / At Home With the Barmer Boys / Amarrass Records (2:11:21 )

Vieux Farka Toure, Lakha Khan, Madou Sidiki Diabate, Barmer Boys: Meeting of the Minstrels - Desert Jam #2 Options / Various Artists: Amarrass Desert Festival 2011 / Amarrass Records (2:22:26 )

Roysten Abel, 43 Rajasthani Manganiyar (Merasi) Musicians: Excerpt Options / The Manganiyar Seduction / Amarrass Records (2:40:15 )

Listener comments!

Avatar Sat. 4/19/14 6:02pm Sigurdur:

for some reason i-ve beeeen waiting somewhat impatiently for thy show 2day,,,,,,,, ahhhhhhhhh
Avatar    Sat. 4/19/14 6:03pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob! Ready to be entertained!
Avatar Sat. 4/19/14 6:05pm KK:

Hi Rob, Hey everyone... I too have been looking forward to the show today, Sigurdur
Avatar    Sat. 4/19/14 6:08pm Rob W:

Thanks and Good evening everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/19/14 6:11pm davex:

Good evening, Rob and listeners!
Avatar Sat. 4/19/14 6:14pm Sigurdur:

good evening 2 all
Avatar    Sat. 4/19/14 6:28pm maestroso:

Aye, and good evening Rob!
Avatar Sat. 4/19/14 6:29pm mariano:

Hi everyone! Love this Yaaba Funk!
Avatar    Sat. 4/19/14 6:32pm Rob W:

Glad you like that track Mariano. They sound good...
  Sat. 4/19/14 6:33pm jeff in Puna:

Aloha Mariano! hey mister dj! hello everyone. this show is one of the highlights of my Saturdays :)
  Sat. 4/19/14 6:34pm jeff in Puna:

With all due respect, Aloha Rob :)
Avatar    Sat. 4/19/14 6:36pm Rob Weisberg:

Thanks Jeff, Aloha, Selam, Namaste!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/19/14 6:38pm Mike East:

sounding great, Rob and Glenn!
Avatar    Sat. 4/19/14 6:47pm Rob:

Thanks Mike!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/19/14 6:50pm Ken From Hyde Park:

RIP Cheo Feliciano from Puerto Rico.
Avatar Sat. 4/19/14 6:53pm KK:

Silvana's a great place btw, had the opportunity to check it out last week. Very chill place
Avatar    Sat. 4/19/14 6:53pm TDK60:

Sounds great.
  Sat. 4/19/14 7:01pm jeff in Puna:

Arki Sound, you have new fan. Totally impressed.
  Sat. 4/19/14 7:03pm jeff in Puna:

And Props to whoever is behind the engineering controls. Tight!
Avatar    Sat. 4/19/14 7:04pm Rob W:

Thanks TDK, thanks Jeff and thanks KK for the thumbs-up scene report on Silvana!
Avatar    Sat. 4/19/14 7:05pm Rob W:

Ken, sorry to hear about Cheo Feliciano, thanks for the info...
  Sat. 4/19/14 7:20pm Mike in Toronto:

Another new fan here. Subscribed to your soundcloud just now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/19/14 7:20pm Mike East:

just got a guitar amp in my basement, so I was jamming along with this. Great grooves!
Avatar    Sat. 4/19/14 7:22pm Bas NL:

Great show Arki Sound!
Avatar    Sat. 4/19/14 7:23pm Rob W:

Thanks Bas!
  Sat. 4/19/14 7:27pm jeff in Puna:

Even my cat is getting into this. She's gazing at my speakers with a look of joy.
  Sat. 4/19/14 7:31pm Luisa:

Love Tinariwen! saw the recently at Brooklyn Bowl! So awesome, sounds of the Sahara! Thank you!
Avatar Sat. 4/19/14 7:37pm thunderish' Jay:

key of gold to close a great show .. thanks Rob
  Sat. 4/19/14 7:38pm jeg:

Avatar Sat. 4/19/14 7:39pm thunderish' Jay:

sorry, been listening poorly due to timezone here so keep up good show
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/19/14 7:51pm davex:

This is interesting (Rukma Bai).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/19/14 8:15pm Karen in Sleepy Hollow:

Loving both the interview segments! Amazing the amount of time & effort you put into a show.
Avatar Sat. 4/19/14 8:15pm KK:

really interesting and a little scary how easy it is for individual talent or even whole styles of music to disappear if not preserved.
Avatar Sat. 4/19/14 8:17pm thunderish' Jay: - for those who like ethnic music and festivals .. surely worth attending (always fresh every year, link direct to the bands)
Avatar    Sat. 4/19/14 8:23pm Rob W:

Wow, Jay, that's a GREAT lineup for the FMM festival in Portugal! Including, I see, a Rajasthan folk artist as well as Jaipur Kawa band, who play brass band misoc from northern India.
Avatar    Sat. 4/19/14 8:35pm slugluv1313:

excellent excellent show, Rob! THANK YOU!
Avatar    Sat. 4/19/14 8:37pm slugluv1313:

ah, no animal skins? SO WONDERFUL! :)
Avatar    Sat. 4/19/14 8:58pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob!
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