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Saturday, May 17, 2014 Options
Leni Stern African Trio

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Guitarist / songwriter Leni Stern fell for West African music in a big way. She mastered Malian guitar styles as well as the traditional n'goni lute. Stern did so well that she was invited to play Mali's legendary Festival of the Desert several times. She's even featured in a new documentary film about the festival, Last Song Before the War (screening this Friday at New York's African Film Fest). Tonight Leni and her African Trio will be quite busy right here at home: Right after their FMU session they head to the East Vilage to play at Nublu. They also have gigs at the 55 Bar, 55 Christopher St. on Tuesday (May 20) at 10 pm and at Silvana, 300 W 116 St. in Harlem on Wednesday (May 21) at 9 pm.

The Leni Stern African Trio is:
Leni Stern - guitar, vocals
Mamadou Ba - bass
Alioune Faye - percussion, vocals


May 23 (Fri) - Hailu Mergia @ Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St - 2 pairs - classic Ethiopian sounds featuring keyboardist who played with many famous Ethiopian bands and artists

May 23 (Fri) - Diego Garcia @ City Winery, 155 Varick St - 2 pairs - alt.Latin indie rock

May 24 (Sat) - Los Master Plus @ Europa in Greenpoint, Brooklyn (w/ Geko Jones + El Malito.) - 2 pairs - hip Mexican / Latin / techno rancheras, cumbia and more

If you're interested in a pair of tickets to any of this shows, email me, Rob W, via the link on this page or robw AT wfmu DOT org and please include the word "TIX" in the subject line. I will choose and notify winners no later than Monday.

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This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Asian Dub Foundation: New Way New Life Options / Community Music (0:00:00 )
GIG: Celebrate Brooklyn, Friday Aug 8

Banda Escola Publica: Samba de Novato Options / Various Artists: Brazilian Bass:Inner City Tropical Soundblast / Farout / * (0:11:14 )

Bossa Cuca Nova with Elza Soares: A Pedida E Samba Options / Our Kinda of Bossa / Six Degrees / * (0:16:59 )

Roge: Brenguele Options / Brenguele (0:19:04 )
GIG: July 22 @ City Winery – part of Brasil Summerfest

Baiana System: TBD (Faixa 7) Options / Various Artists: Brazil Export - Bahia (0:25:50 )
GIG: Joe's Pub July 26 (part of Brasil Summerfest); Lincoln Center Out of Doors July 27 (Part of globalFEST Summer Edition)

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars: Soda Soap Options / LIving Like a Refugee / Cumbancha (0:29:31 )
GIG: May 22 (Thurs) Brooklyn Bridge Park (Celebrate Brooklyn Spring Dance Party Series), 334 Furman St., Brooklyn: Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars Okayafrica Electrafrique w/ Chief Boima & DJ Underdog. 7 pm, Free Admission.

Baffour Kyei and the Great Africans: Wonya Wodee Options / Odo Mpa So / PR Records (0:34:01 )

Scorpio Universel: Ti Lu Lupe Options / Various Artists: Haiti Direct: Big Band Mini Jazz and Twoubadou Sounds 1960-78 / Strut / * (0:40:37 )

Ani Cordero: El Flamboyan Options / Recordar - Latin American Songs of Love & Protest / La Nana / * (0:48:36 )

Duo Rey Silva: El Tonto del Hueso Options / Bailando Con el Duo Rey Silva / RCA Chile (0:51:27 )

Juaneco y su Combo: La Cumbia del Pacurro Options / Various Artists: Peru Maravilloso / Strut / * (0:54:12 )

Los Zheros: Para Chachita Options / Various Artists: Peru Maravilloso / Strut / * (0:58:58 )

Leni Stern African Trio: Live on WFMU Options (1:04:50 )

Leni Stern African Trio: Jellel (Take It) - Live on WFMU Options (1:16:32 )

Leni Stern African Trio: Baonaan (Rain Song) - Live on WFMU Options (1:26:39 )

Leni Stern African Trio: Sumol Dafon (If I Were Crazy) - Live on WFMU Options (1:34:44 )

Leni Stern African Trio: Like a Thief - Live on WFMU Options (1:42:21 )

Leni Stern African Trio: The Cat Stole the Moon (live on WFMU) Options (1:56:03 )

Leni Stern African Trio: How Many Times - Live on WFMU Options (1:59:29 )

Msafiri Zawose: Asili Yangu Options / Mbotela (2:09:24 )

Dresch Mihaly, Miklos Lukacs: Kettos Options / Labirintus (2:12:05 )
GIG: Miklos Lukacs is playing with the Glass House project - May 23 (Fri) Drom, 85 Ave A: The Glass House Ensemble: Musicians from Hungary and New York: Three concerts in NY & DC recreate the musical culture of Hungarian Jewish communities destroyed by the Holocaust. The first show is next Friday at Drom, 85 Ave A; the second is at the Museum of Jewish Heritage 36 Battery Place:on Tuesday (the third is in Washington DC on Wednesday). He's also doing a solo show at Drom Wednesday.

Petros Tabouris: Lidios Armonia Options / The Greek Folk Instruments Volume 15 - Ancient Kithara / Lyra (2:14:47 )

Soliman Gamil: Valley of the Kings and Queens Options / A Map of Egypt Before the Sands / Touch (2:19:10 )

Salah Ragab & the Cairo Jazz Band: Neveen Options / Egyptian Jazz (2:20:47 )

Neta Elkayam: Khaliuni Maa Hbibi Options (2:38:39 )
GIG: Drom, 85 Ave A: Manuel Valera and Samuel Torres Duo Concert at 7:45 pm; Neta Elkayam at 9 pm; NY Gypsy All-Stars blend East European styles and jazz (residency) at 10:30 pm. NOTE: Neta Elkayam’s show is FREE; small cover for the other shows tonight.

Reut Regev: Drama Maybe Drama Options / Exploring the Vibe (2:41:04 )

Soul Jazz Orchestra: One Life to Live Options / Inner Fire / Strut / * (2:51:23 )

Mama Digdown: Digdown's Second Line Options / The Digdown Decade (2:55:50 )
GIG: Friday May 23: Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn: Turntables on the Hudson - DJ Nickodemus with Nappy G and guests (percussion) + Mama Digdown’s Brass Band. 11:30 pm.

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 5/17/14 6:40pm davex:

Good evening Rob and listeners...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 5/17/14 6:42pm Rob W:

Good evening Dave and everyone!
  Sat. 5/17/14 6:47pm Yvonne:

Rob this is dope. and I never use that word.
Avatar    Sat. 5/17/14 7:07pm slugluv1313:

good evening, Rob and listeners!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 5/17/14 7:17pm Rob W:

Greetings and thanks Yvonne and slugluv!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 5/17/14 7:24pm Peanut:

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 5/17/14 7:38pm Gaylord Fields:

Your show makes perfect music for me to cook by, as it is on those rare occasions like today when I'm actually cooking!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 5/17/14 7:46pm Rob W:

Thanks Gaylord!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/17/14 7:52pm katie:

he's not on mic
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 5/17/14 7:55pm Rob W:

Yeah, sorry about the off-mic-ness there, our bad... but can't really fix it at this point. We're wrapping up pretty soon.
Avatar    Sat. 5/17/14 7:58pm slugluv1313:

ahhhhh OF COURSE the kitty has stolen the moon! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 5/17/14 8:37pm JakeGould:

Hello folks!
Avatar Sat. 5/17/14 8:45pm Rectitude:

A some kind of poverty Part 2...... A some kind of poverty, what it is must be feelt, that it is must be understood. The "level" of it changes with the lines of the Atlas. The culture of it is undeniable....... So in some ways being cacuasian Nordic living from paycheck to paycheck is a some kind of poverty, could it be?
  Sat. 5/17/14 8:58pm Ejay:

What a great show! First time I've heard you. I'm listening to you from home here in Honolulu - truly Transpacific. I'll be back next week.
Avatar    Sat. 5/17/14 9:03pm slugluv1313:

welcome to WFMU, ejay! yes, TSP is an awesome show!!!
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