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Saturday, May 17, 2014
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
TICKET GIVEAWAYS THIS WEEK!
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)
TBD (Faixa 7)
/ Various Artists: Brazil Export - Bahia
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:
/ LIving Like a Refugee
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.
Dresch Mihaly, Miklos Lukacs:
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.
Khaliuni Maa Hbibi
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.
Digdown's Second Line
/ The Digdown Decade
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.
Sat. 5/17/14 6:40pm
Good evening Rob and listeners...
Sat. 5/17/14 6:42pm
Good evening Dave and everyone!
Sat. 5/17/14 6:47pm
Rob this is dope. and I never use that word.
Sat. 5/17/14 7:07pm
good evening, Rob and listeners!
Sat. 5/17/14 7:17pm
Greetings and thanks Yvonne and slugluv!
Sat. 5/17/14 7:24pm
Sat. 5/17/14 7:38pm
Your show makes perfect music for me to cook by, as it is on those rare occasions like today when I'm actually cooking!
Sat. 5/17/14 7:46pm
Sat. 5/17/14 7:52pm
he's not on mic
Sat. 5/17/14 7:55pm
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.
Sat. 5/17/14 7:58pm
ahhhhh OF COURSE the kitty has stolen the moon! :)
Sat. 5/17/14 8:37pm
Sat. 5/17/14 8:45pm
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
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.
Sat. 5/17/14 9:03pm
welcome to WFMU, ejay! yes, TSP is an awesome show!!!