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Saturday, June 21, 2014 Options
Make Music NY Summer Solstice Remote Live From Meridian23

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Make Music NY is a gigantic annual celebration of the first day of summer - over a thousand free concerts throughout New York City. Similar festive happenings commemorate the solstice in hundreds of cities around the world — it's a global celebration of music making.

This year for the first time WFMU joins in the revelry as Transpacific Sound Paradise travels to New York's newest world musicky venue, Meridian23, 161 W 23rd St. near 7th Ave., for three hours of wall-to-wall live music.

Tune in or drop by for five sets of great sounds from around the world - and around the corner:

Ani Cordero sings classic South American songs of love and protest;

Malian guitar master Badian Diabaté joins Sam Dickey of Benyoro for sublime string-driven duets;

Los Hacheros inject Afro-Cuban flavor with their earthy old-school salsa and charanga sounds

Gnawa Boussou explores ancient Moroccan Sufi spiritual music with Sub-Saharan roots;

and Amino Belyamani and Bed Stuy Ewe Ensemble take us home with driving West African percussion.

Admission is, of course, free - and we're giving away free WFMU swag too!

Massive thanks to Stefan and Ferdinand and everyone from Meridian23 and to Clara, Elana, Susan, Aaron and everyone from MMNY, WFMU tech guru Irene Trudel, engineer Gil Shuster, assistants Jon, Kieran and Katie, and board op Matthew!

This Week's Playlist:

Ani Cordero: Live from Meridian23 Options (0:00:00 )
With Eileen Willis, accordion

Badian Diabate & Sam Dickey: Live from Meridian23 Options (0:38:36 )

Los Hacheros: Live from Meridian23 Options (1:16:01 )

Amino Belyamani (of Gnawa Boussou): Live from Meridian23 Options (1:50:25 )

Bed Stuy Ewe Ensemble: Live from Meridian23 Options (2:21:22 )




Listener comments!

Avatar    Sat. 6/21/14 6:11pm Rob W:

Good evening everyone! If you're in the area come on down, the show is free! We're at Meridian23, 23rd St. near the NE corner of 7th Ave. and 23rd St.
Avatar    Sat. 6/21/14 6:14pm slugluv1313:

hi Rob! listening from home, LOVELY!
Avatar    Sat. 6/21/14 6:15pm Rob W:

ATT Board Op Matt: We adjusted the level - let us know if it's better or if you still hear any vocal distortion. THanks!
Avatar Sat. 6/21/14 6:17pm t_J:

hi Rob, its good, i think general gain on captation must be the probl
  Sat. 6/21/14 6:30pm sara:

yes, lovely
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/21/14 6:44pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- indeed, Ani Cordero simple - but so soulful & affecting - & is that not one of the things that can be so Mysterious about music ? & now Malian guitar I find so beguling
...Thanks As Ever Rob (Irene et al) for sharing the local Live joy - !!...
Avatar    Sat. 6/21/14 6:46pm Rob W:

Thanks RR and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/21/14 6:57pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...one guitar & one kora - ?? (!)
  Sat. 6/21/14 6:58pm Irene:

Two guitars!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/21/14 6:58pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- wow.
  Sat. 6/21/14 7:02pm Irene:

Badian's guitar is a semi-hollow body guitar that as an internal EQ that sounds rather kora-like.
  Sat. 6/21/14 7:56pm marmalade kitty:

Hello Rob Irene RR sara t-j slugluv & co
Avatar    Sat. 6/21/14 7:57pm Rob W:

Hi mk, thanks for checking in! We're having a nice show here at Meridian23 - excellent turnout too, I'm very happy!
Avatar    Sat. 6/21/14 7:59pm slugluv1313:

wonderful!
  Sat. 6/21/14 8:01pm marmalade kitty:

sounding goooood! :)
  Sat. 6/21/14 8:10pm Mitten John:

Let the music and the swag flow?
  Sat. 6/21/14 8:12pm Mitten John:

s/b "!"
Avatar    Sat. 6/21/14 9:02pm slugluv1313:

excellent show, Rob, and i am so happy that you had a great turnout! YAY!!!!!!!
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