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Saturday, July 5, 2014 Options
M'Bolo - Sizzling Senegalese Sounds

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Boston's vibrant young band M'Bolo plays vibrant percussion-driven Senegalese mbalax music, the style made famous by Youssou N'Dour.
From the band's bio: M'bolo" means "together" in Wolof, a language spoken in Senegal. Cheikh Ngom, lead singer and songwriter, was born and raised in Kaolack, a city on the coast of Senegal. He has been singing, dancing, and playing sabar drums all his life. He has performed throughout Africa, Europe and the U.S. Dillon Zahner, Galen Gregory Willett, and Beza "bayz" Gebre, M'bolo's guitarist, bass player, and drummer met at Boston's Berklee College of Music. They share a love of West African rhythms. When they heard Cheikh perform at a Cambridge Club, they joined him and formed M'bolo. M'bolo has been performing for about three years.

Big thanks to our esteemed engineers Rob Christiansen and Glenn Luttman!

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This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Happy End: Plush Mouth Options / City - Happy End Best Album / Bellwood (0:00:00 )

Babasonicos: El Idolo Options / Mucho / Universal Music (0:03:11 )
GIG: July 12 (Sat) Central Park Summerstage, Rumsey Playfield, 72 St. Mid-Park: Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) presents Babasónicos + Juana Molina + La Santa Cecilia. 3-7 pm.

Ben Vaughn (featuring Augie Meyers): Sleepless Nights Options / Texas Road Trip / Munster / * (0:05:39 )

Pinata Protest: Vate Perron Options / El Valiente / Saustex / * (0:09:55 )

Juana Molina: Lo Decidi Yo Options / Wed 21 / Crammed Discs (0:13:19 )
GIG: July 12 (Sat) Central Park Summerstage, Rumsey Playfield, 72 St. Mid-Park: Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) presents Babasónicos + Juana Molina + La Santa Cecilia. 3-7 pm; also, performance and interview @ NYPR's Greene Space, 44 Charlton St. w/ La Mecanica Popular on Friday July 11, 7 pm

OY: Doondari Options / No Problem Saloon / Cramme / * (0:17:17 )

Woom vs. Kasai Allstars: Enter the Chief Options / Various Artists: Tradi-Mods vs Rockers / Crammed Discs (0:20:44 )

Neba Solo: Cinporoko Nonougoro Options / Various Artists: Frikyiwa 1 / Six Degrees (0:33:57 )

DJ Balani: Bala Options / Various Artists: Balani Show Super Hits: Electronic Street Parties from Mali / Sahel Sounds / * (0:23:29 )

Kasai All Stars: As They Walked Into the Forest on a Sunday, They Encountered Apes Dressed as Humans Options / Beware the Fetish / Crammed Discs / * (0:31:08 )

Super Djata Band de Bamako: Noumouna Options / Feu Vert 81-82 / Kindred Spirits / * (0:41:25 )

TP Orchestre Poly-Rythmo: Kou Tche Kpo So O Options / The Kings of Benin Urban Groove, 1972-1980 / Soundway (0:47:29 )

The Black Hippies: Doing it In the Street Options / The Black Hippies / Academy/Voodoo Funk / * (0:49:26 )

Mahmoud Ahmed: Belomi Benna Options / Ethiopiques 7 / Buda Musique (0:55:47 )
GIG: July 26 (Sat): Pioneer Works: 159 Pioneer St., Brooklyn: Mahmoud Ahmed + more TBA. Daytime event: 3 pm doors, show 4-8 pm. Produced by Issue Project Room,

M'Bolo: Da Ne Na (Live on WFMU) Options (1:02:59 )

M'Bolo: Diarra Buso (Live on WFMU) Options (1:12:12 )

M'Bolo: Fatou (Live on WFMU) Options (1:24:08 )

M'Bolo: Kanyu Dego (Live on WFMU) Options (1:33:20 )

M'Bolo: Serigne Touba (Live on WFMU) Options (1:40:03 )

M'Bolo: Bouljef (Live on WFMU) Options (1:48:36 )

M'Bolo: Diapulma Xale Bi (Live on WFMU) Options (1:59:05 )

M.A.K.U Sound System: El Jugo Options / Music Never Dies / M.A.K.U (2:03:37 )
GIG: Sat July 12 @ Drom, 85 Ave A: Drom, 85 Ave A: Barbes presents an unofficial (LAMC-pegged) Showcase: 8 pm: Rana Santacruz 9 pm: Mariachi Flor de Toloache 9:45 pm: MAKU Sound System 10:30 pm: Chicha Libre 11:15 pm: Los Crema Paraiso Midnight: Sante Les Amis Later: DJ Afro

Freedom Family: Ayentsoo Options / P.T.O. / Academy/Voodoo Funk / * (2:09:37 )

Choc Quib Town: Pescao Envenenao Options / Oro (2:12:02 )
GIG: Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park Bandshell, Prospect Park West at 9th St: Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas + Choc Quib Town + RVSB. In association w/ Latin Alternative Music Conf. (LAMC). 7 pm.

Los Hacheros: Papote's Guajira Options / Pilon / Chulo / * (2:16:07 )
GIGs: At NuBlu, 62 Ave C on Sat July 12, midnight and 2 am - and they're playing our next Barbes remote, Sat Sept 13 - plus lots more in between.

Orchestra Harlow: Salsa Suite Pt. 2 - Caribbean Options / La Raza Latina A Salsa Suite / Fania (2:22:46 )
GIG: July 23 (Wed): Lincoln Center Out of Doors at Damrosch Bandshell, Amsterdam Avenue at W. 62 St: Larry Harlow’s HOMMY: A Latin Opera + Michael Stuart y Su Tremendo. 7:30 pm, Fre. Words and Music by Larry Harlow and Jenaro “Heny” Álvarez HOMMY conducted (and created) by Larry Harlow Featuring vocalists Emo Luciano, Lissett Morales, Herman Olivera, Ray de la Paz, Adonis Puentes, Luisito Rosario, Michael Stuart, and Frankie Vasquez Narrated by Ismael Carlo Featuring the Masacote Dance Company With special guest star Roberto Roena and a full symphony orchestra and chorus

Muyei Power: Wali Bena Options / Sierra Leone in 1970s USA / Soundway / * (2:27:24 )

Son Palenque: El Tigre Options / Afro-Colombian Sound Modernizers / VampiSoul / * (2:33:50 )

El Noi : Sí, Compay Options / Various Artists: Gipsy Rumba / Soul Jazz / * (2:37:19 )

Jaojoby: Samy Mandeha Samy Mitady Options / Salegy / Xenophile (Rogue) (2:40:04 )
GIG: July 22 (Tues) Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St: Wake Up Madagascar featuring Jaojoby and Razia and special guests Saramba and Charles Kelly. 9 pm

Meridian Brothers: Track 6 Options (2:44:09 )

Joe Driscoll and Sekou Kouyate: Passport Options / Faya / Cumbancha / * (2:56:09 )
GIG: SOBs, 204 Varick St. Monday night.




Listener comments!

Avatar Sat. 7/5/14 6:28pm t_J:

feel the grooves of all the nations.. divine show TpSP .. thanks Rob
Avatar Sat. 7/5/14 6:29pm KK:

Hola, glad to hear some good noises today!
Avatar    Sat. 7/5/14 6:43pm Rob W:

Good evening my two-lettered friends and everyone out there in la ville de la radio!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/5/14 6:45pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I'm late. Super Djata Band de Bamako: Noumouna is ☆.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/5/14 6:54pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...or maybe it was TP Orchestre Poly-Rythmo
...whatever! We're in the heavy groove now!...
Avatar Sat. 7/5/14 7:09pm t_J:

gr8 sound .. lovely flavours
Avatar Sat. 7/5/14 7:13pm KK:

Enjoyed that first live song. Strange as it sounds, I'll be continuing to listen away from interactive radio, ciao friends
Avatar Sat. 7/5/14 7:14pm t_J:

hearing these different languages in music makes us realize the resonance of the Mantrans in our souls, the supreme sound of magic and sacred words - not so lost in fact :)
Avatar Sat. 7/5/14 7:19pm t_J:

beautiful stuff
  Sat. 7/5/14 7:21pm vanya:

wow, that was a break!
Avatar Sat. 7/5/14 7:27pm t_J:

rhythm, melody and harmony - the verb
Avatar Sat. 7/5/14 7:33pm t_J:

it gets raw to the truth of being a doodle
Avatar    Sat. 7/5/14 7:45pm slugluv1313:

wonderful show, Rob! M'Bolo is just PERFECT!
Avatar    Sat. 7/5/14 7:49pm Rob W:

Thanks slugluv, thanks everyone for listening!
  Sat. 7/5/14 9:00pm vanya:

thank you, Rob!
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