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Saturday, December 13, 2014 Options
Nikhil P. Yerawadekar & Low Mentality: From Afrobeat to Ethio-Grooves and Everywhere in Between

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Nikhil P. Yerawadekar spread his wings with leading lights of New York's Afrobeat Revival like Antibalas and Akoya Afrobeat - but that's just a starting point. His high-octane band Low Mentality adds rock, reggae, calypso, hip-hop, funk and more to the mix. And they explore classic East African grooves in their collaboration with Ethiopian keyboard great Hailu Mergia.

Nikhil and Low Mentality rock WFMU live tonight ahead of shows at NuBlu, 62 Ave C in the East Village on Friday December 19th, and with Hailu Mergia at Baby’s All Right , 146 Broadway in Brooklyn on Friday January 9th and at Drom, 85 Ave A in the East Village on Saturday January 10th.

Massive thanks to our illustrious engineer Dan Barker and assistant Serge Zbrizher!

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This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Malawi Mouse Boys: Palibe Options / He is Number 1 / IRL Recordings (0:00:00 )

Sikumiut: Sikumiut Options / Various Artists: Native North America, Vol. 1: Aboriginal Folk, Rock, and Country 1966-1985 / Light in the Attic / * (0:04:00 )

Las Cafeteras: La Bamba Rebelde Options / It's Time / Las Cafeteras Music (0:06:05 )
GIGs: Jan 10 (Sat): Drom, 85 Ave. A: Barbes & Electric Cowbell Showcase with lots of other bands including tonight's guests Low Mentality (with Hailu Mergia); Sun Jan 11 with Chicano Batman at Club Open (formerly SRB) 177 Second Avenue @ 14th Street Brooklyn

Daudi Kabaka: Harambee, Harambee Options / The Very Best of Daudi Kabaka / Society of Kenya (0:11:23 )

Frida Sonko: Gwenasobya Options / Various Artists: The Kampala Sound / Original Music (0:16:25 )

F. Kenya's Guitar Band: Nyameco Options / Various Artists: The Guitar and the Gun / Sterns / Earthworks (0:21:00 )
From the John Collins Bokoor Studio sessions

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars: Tamagbondorsu (The Rich Mock the Poor) Options / Rise and Shine / Cumbancha (0:26:59 )
GIG: Dec 20 (Sat) St. John's - St. Matthew - Emanuel Lutheran Church 283 Prospect Ave Brooklyn: Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars Play a benefit for Doctors Without Borders. 7 pm.

Yakki Famirie: Te Wang Oema Options / Gowtu / World Connection (0:33:23 )

Kara Sylla Ka: Mali Notdimi Options / Various Artists: World Music Made in Switzerland / Pro Helvetia (0:42:15 )

Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara (JuJu): Halanam Options / In Trance / World Village (0:44:06 )

Boubon Villagers: Music From the Village of Boubon Options / Various Artists: Folk Music Of The Sahel Vol 1: Niger / Sublime Frequencies / * (0:51:27 )

Sui Vesan: La Lo La Lo Options / Merging With the Brook / World Village (0:55:03 )

Nikhil P. Yerawadekar & Low Mentality: Reel It In Options / Live on WFMU / Unreleased (1:00:29 )

Nikhil P. Yerawadekar & Low Mentality: Big Time Distraction Options / LIve on WFMU / Unreleased (1:12:05 )

Nikhil P. Yerawadekar & Low Mentality: The Madness of King P Options / Live on WFMU / Unreleased (1:21:37 )

Nikhil P. Yerawadekar & Low Mentality: Jazz Now Options / Live on WFMU / Unreleased (1:28:30 )

Nikhil P. Yerawadekar & Low Mentality: Run Fast Options / Live on WFMU / Unreleased (1:34:59 )

Nikhil P. Yerawadekar & Low Mentality: Vultures Options / Reel It In 7" / Third Generation (1:41:02 )

Hailu Mergia and the Walias Band: Eti Gual Blenai Options / Tche Belew / Awesome Tapes from Africa / 1977 / * (1:49:20 )
New reissue

Troker: Principe Charro Options / Crimen Sonoro / Fijate Que Suave (1:53:48 )
GIG: Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery. Saturday January 10th: APAP Showcase: 6:30pm Jaimeo Brown Transcendence: Work Songs; 7:45pm Dana Leong Trio; 9:00pm Ilhan Ersahin's Istanbul Sessions; 10:15pm Troker

Big Mean Sound Machine: Junkies Everywhere Options / Contraband / Big Mean Sound Machine / * (1:58:35 )
Featuring tonight's engineer Dan Barker!

Tal National: Nouvelles Options / Kaani / FatCat (2:06:18 )

Samba Touré: Gafouré Options / Gandadiko / Glitter Beat / * (2:16:20 )

Yusuf (Cat Stevens): Tell 'Em I'm Gone (featuring Tinariwen) Options / Tell 'Em I'm Gone / Cat-O-Log / Legacy / * (2:21:27 )

Dom Flemons: Too Long I've Been Gone Options / Prospect Hill / Music Maker / * (2:25:48 )

Annbjorg Lien: Til Options / Khoom Loy / Grappa (2:29:23 )

Korrontzi: Maria Muneira Options / Tradition 2.1 / ARC Music / * (2:33:19 )

Riccardo Tesi: Mareggiata Options / Remoto / Dunya (2:37:35 )

Nina Stern, Daphna Mor: Makedonska Sedennka Options / East of the River / East of the River (2:43:13 )
GIG: Dec 18 (Thurs) The Greene Space at New York Public Radio, 44 Charlton St. (at Varick): WQXR Chanukah show: Pete Rushefsky with Jake Shulman-Ment + Pella + East of the River. 7 pm - 8:15 pm.

Todd Reynolds: The Solution Options / Outerborough / Innova (2:51:01 )

S. Pazarentsis, S. Trkulja, S. Balutel, O. Büyükberber, O. Pamukov, T. Klein, C. Puntin, S. Schorn: Geamparale Options / Balkan Clarinet Summit / Piranha / *

Listener comments!

Avatar    Sat. 12/13/14 6:18pm Sem Chumbo:

Lovely stuff right off the bat, Rob Weisberg. Making my evening here in Nova Scotia.
Avatar    Sat. 12/13/14 6:21pm Rob We:

Thanks S.C., good evening to everyone in the Maritimes and everywhere, thanks for listening!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/13/14 6:28pm davex:

Hey Rob, Sem, everyone...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/13/14 6:34pm Konin:

Greetings from the Old Continent.Stream keeps dropping...whatever is coming.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/13/14 6:38pm davex:

Yes, Konin, I'm having the same problem. But still enjoying a touch of Suriname...
Avatar    Sat. 12/13/14 6:42pm Rob W:

Thanks Konin and davex. If anyone else is having stream problems let me know. Is it the 128k mp3 stream or a different one? Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/13/14 6:45pm Konin:

pop up player...seems ok now...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/13/14 6:51pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- lovin' the African Guitar jam !...but you *knew* that !...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/13/14 6:54pm davex:

I'm using the mp3 stream, but it's fine now.
Avatar    Sat. 12/13/14 7:05pm Sem Chumbo:

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Love it live, Rob! Great!
Avatar    Sat. 12/13/14 7:06pm Rob W:

Thanks SC and thanks davex and Konin for the updates! Er, one of the drop-outs (at the top of the show) may have been casued by, um, operator error...
Avatar    Sat. 12/13/14 7:10pm JakeGould:

Hello folks!
Avatar    Sat. 12/13/14 7:12pm Rob W:

Hello Jake!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/13/14 7:22pm Jeff:

Some cutouts may have been caused by some false starts as I tried to get our blackout-damaged primary stream encoder back on line. But I it's working now! I sure hope it consents to stay that way.
Avatar    Sat. 12/13/14 7:28pm Rob W:

Yes folks, those of you from outta town may not have heard that a raccoon took down part of the Jersey City electrical grid last night! (Including shutting down the PATH subway - my better half Katie and I were forced to detour to the ferry to get home.)
Avatar Sat. 12/13/14 7:30pm northguineahills:

Yep, that made to some curious, 'why the hell is WFMU streaming not working?' last night.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/13/14 7:33pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

..worry not: Chris Christie has eaten the raccoon; he is getting things done *for the people*...
Avatar    Sat. 12/13/14 7:34pm Sem Chumbo:

Gotta catch the rest on the archives. Fine spins, and super live tunes, R.W.. Thanks a lot and see ya later.
Avatar    Sat. 12/13/14 7:38pm Rob W:

Thanks SC, good evening!
Avatar Sat. 12/13/14 7:41pm northguineahills:

Time for dinner, thanks Rob and Nikhil and friends. Enjoy the weekend!
  Sat. 12/13/14 8:06pm Richard from Venezuela:

This sounds good
Avatar    Sat. 12/13/14 8:09pm JakeGould:

The raccoon. At least he apologized.
Avatar    Sat. 12/13/14 8:12pm JakeGould:

And thank you Jeff for making the robots stay on task.
  Sat. 12/13/14 8:32pm Santos:

That Cat Stevens tune was great! Good choice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/13/14 8:47pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Was out with the kids and missed most of the show. I trust it was a good one...usually is.
Avatar    Sat. 12/13/14 8:50pm maestroso:

Holy smokes, that Makedonska Sedennka track was so great. Thanks Rob!
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