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Saturday, July 5, 2014
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)
/ Universal Music
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.
Lo Decidi Yo
/ Wed 21
/ Crammed Discs
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
/ Ethiopiques 7
/ Buda Musique
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.A.K.U Sound System:
/ Music Never Dies
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
Choc Quib Town:
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.
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.
Salsa Suite Pt. 2 - Caribbean
/ La Raza Latina A Salsa Suite
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
Samy Mandeha Samy Mitady
/ Xenophile (Rogue)
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
Sat. 7/5/14 6:28pm
feel the grooves of all the nations.. divine show TpSP .. thanks Rob
Sat. 7/5/14 6:29pm
Hola, glad to hear some good noises today!
Sat. 7/5/14 6:43pm
Good evening my two-lettered friends and everyone out there in la ville de la radio!
Sat. 7/5/14 6:45pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:
I'm late. Super Djata Band de Bamako: Noumouna is ☆.
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!...
Sat. 7/5/14 7:09pm
gr8 sound .. lovely flavours
Sat. 7/5/14 7:13pm
Enjoyed that first live song. Strange as it sounds, I'll be continuing to listen away from interactive radio, ciao friends
Sat. 7/5/14 7:14pm
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 :)
Sat. 7/5/14 7:19pm
Sat. 7/5/14 7:21pm
wow, that was a break!
Sat. 7/5/14 7:27pm
rhythm, melody and harmony - the verb
Sat. 7/5/14 7:33pm
it gets raw to the truth of being a doodle
Sat. 7/5/14 7:45pm
wonderful show, Rob! M'Bolo is just PERFECT!
Sat. 7/5/14 7:49pm
Thanks slugluv, thanks everyone for listening!
Sat. 7/5/14 9:00pm
thank you, Rob!