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Saturday, March 28, 2015 Options
Tal National in Concert: Electrifying Rock and Roots from Niger

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Thanks everyone for your incredible support during our successful fundraising Marathon!



Niger's roots rock powerhouse Tal National is a culturally diverse band, with members from Niger's Songhai, Fulani, Hausa, and Tuareg populations. The band transforms elements from all those traditions into high energy electric dance music, driven by hypnotic and cathartic guitar-led workouts. Tal National blew away audiences during its North American debut tour in 2013.

The band is back on tour in North America now supporting an excellent new LP, Zoy Zoy (FatCat Records) - with stops at at Pace University's Schimmel Center on Thursday April 2nd and at the Falcon in Marlboro, NY on Friday April 3rd. We get a taste of Tal National's awesome powers tonight with highlights from a rousing October 2013 show at the Mercury Lounge.

TICKET GIVEAWAYS TONIGHT!

To enter a drawing for a pair of tickets, email me, Rob W, here and please put "TIX" in the subject line. Please specify which show you're interested in (or if if both, indicate your order of preference). The deadline to enter is 11 pm (NYC time) tomorrow, Sunday March 29 2015. Winners will be notified by noon (NYC time), Monday, March 9 2015.

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We have two pairs of tickets available for each of these two great shows!

Tal National - the electrifying band from Niger whose live set we’re hearing on the show tonight - presented by Live Sounds at the Pace University Schimmel Center, 3 Spruce St. (near the Brooklyn Bridge) this Thursday April 2nd, 7:30 pm.

Ahmet Erdoğdular leads his annual Heart of the World Concert, in conjunction with his Ottoman Turkish music society Makam New York
at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center / Goodman House, 129 W 67th Street, Sunday April 12th, 7:30 pm.
Featuring: Turkish classical musicians Ahmet Erdoğdular Vocals, percussion; Yurdal Tokcan Oud; Omer Erdoğdular Ney; Pedram Khavarzamini Tombak; Goksel Baktagir, Kanun and Cretan traditional music great Ross Daly, Cretan Lyra, Tarhu.

To enter a drawing for a pair of tickets, email me, Rob W, here and please put "TIX" in the subject line. Please specify which show you're interested in (or if if both, indicate your order of preference). The deadline to enter is 11 pm (NYC time) tomorrow, Sunday March 29 2015. Winners will be notified by noon (NYC time), Monday, March 9 2015.

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Don Cavalli: Gonna Love You Options / Temperamental (0:00:00 )

Mercedes Peon: Deroran Options / Various Artists: Cantigas de Mulleres / Folmusica (0:04:34 )

9Bach: Lliwiau (Colors) Options / Tincian / Real World / * (0:07:31 )

Dom La Nena: La Nena Soy Yo Options / Soyo / Six Degrees / * (0:09:50 )
GIG: March 31 (Tues) @ Subculture, 45 Bleecker St / and, she'll be a guest on Trouble's show on WFMU that morning.

Leila Gobi: Aichetma Options / Leila / Clermont / * (0:18:03 )

Khaira Arby: La Liberte Options / Gossip / Clermont (0:24:09 )

Mariam Hassan: Alu Ummi Options / Shouka / Nubenegra (0:30:33 )

Aziz Sahmaoui and University of Gnawa: Lawah-Lawah Options / Mazal / World Village / * (0:35:06 )

Bobo Rondelli e L'Orchestrino: Bimbo Sui Leone Options / A Famous Local Singer (0:40:55 )

Sway Machinery: Longa Options / Purity and Danger / * (0:42:49 )
GIG: April 1 (Wed) @ The Hive, 29 Cook St., Brooklyn: The Sway Machinery + Nikhil P. Yerawadekar & Low Mentality + El Imperio

Warsaw Afrobeat Orchestra: Signs Options / Wendelu / Ubiquity / * (0:45:59 )

Ajoyo: Chocot' Options / Ajoyo / Rope-a-Dope / * (0:50:12 )

Benyoro: Boulkassoumbougou Options / Benyoro (0:57:45 )
GIG: March 30 (Mon) @ Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn: Los Hacheros + Benyoro. 9 pm

Tal National: Live @ Mercury Lounge, October 20, 2013 Options (1:07:22 )
GIGs: April 2 (Thurs) @ Pace University Schimmel Center, 3 Spruce St, 7:30 pm (see Ticket GIveaway on this page); also April 3 (Fri) @ The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro NY and April 4 (Sat) @ The Half Moon, 48 Front St., Hudson, NY

Tempte du Desert Group: Yarra (Hausa) Options / Various Artists: Folk Music of the Sahel / Sublime Frequencies / * (2:11:41 )
Recorded by Hisham Mayet

Mdou Moctar: Chet Boghassa Options / Afelan / Sahel Sounds / * (2:14:48 )

Kasai All Stars: The Ploughman Options / Beware the Festish / Crammed Discs (2:17:39 )

Rev. Louis Overstreet: In the Morning (Holiness Dance) Options / Rev. Louis Overstreet with His Sons and the Congregation of St. Luke's Powerhouse Church of God in Christ / Arhoolie (2:26:03 )
Recorded in December, 1962, Phoenix, Arizona

Jones Family Singers: Bones in the Valley Options / The Spirit Speaks (2:32:37 )

The Supreme Jubilees: I am on the Lord's Side Options / It'll All Be Over / Light In The Attic / * (2:36:37 )
Reissue from S&K Records, Seattle, 1980

The Relatives: Bad Trip Options / The Electric Word / Yep Roc (2:41:13 )

Dengue Fever: Cardboard Castles Options / The Deepest Lake / Tuk Tuk / * (2:45:30 )
GIGs: Chhom Nimol of Dengue Fever sings with Cambodian rockers at WFMU's Monty Hall on Tuesday night April 28th. And she'll do the same at City Winery for two shows on April 24th. The gigs are in conjunction with Film Forum, NY screenings of the film "Don't Think I've Forgotten" about the flowering of rock and roll in Cambodia in the late 60s and early 70s before the Khmer Rouge killed most of the artists.

Zakir Hussain: Nines Over Easy Options / Zakir Hussain and the Rhythm Experience (2:56:28 )




Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/28/15 6:09pm fred:

I so wish I could go to the April 28th show. Chhom Nimol should be awesome singing Ros Sereysothea songs, judging from the covers I heard her perform with Dengue Fever
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/28/15 6:10pm Julie:

this song is so pretty
Avatar    Sat. 3/28/15 6:11pm Rob W:

Well there are also the City Winery shows April 24 if you're in NY Fred (I'll actually be away but back in time for April 28 - I will also air the recording and video on my show Sat May 2.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/28/15 6:11pm Julie:

she toured with Jane Birkin, wow what a bill
Avatar    Sat. 3/28/15 6:11pm Rob W:

Thanks Julie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/28/15 6:11pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/28/15 6:16pm fred:

I'm in France, but that May 2 airing is great news! Will it be archived? I'll stay up otherwise, but I'd rather be able to blast it loud instead
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/28/15 6:16pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Holy gosh, The Falcon is across the Hudson R. and about 15 miles from my house. I need to get over there on Friday.
Avatar    Sat. 3/28/15 6:20pm Rob W:

Yes Ken from Hyde Park, you should go! Bring your friends! And curious for a scene report... I haven't been to the Falcon but they're doing good stuff there.
Avatar    Sat. 3/28/15 6:22pm Rob W:

Ah yes, France, forgot your were there... a bit far Fred... but yes, the Cambodian show at Monty Hall will be archived, at least as a streaming archive. The video probably will stay online for at least a little while too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/28/15 6:24pm fred:

I'm usually an archive only listener, no wonder you don't know where I'm from (we're switching to DST tonight, so I'll be back to archives)
Rob, I just saw a pretty nice female trio from Benin called Teriba. Voice and percussion, a bit smooth but nice. A word of warning if they come your way: they like to bring members of the audience on stage to dance. Seat near or far from the aisles accordingly
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/28/15 6:43pm ░Ī Ҡ ℰ░::

Greetings, folks!
  Sat. 3/28/15 6:46pm Kris:

this is paradise
Avatar    Sat. 3/28/15 7:11pm Rob W:

Thanks Fred for the tip on Teriba! And well I always feel a little guilty at shows because so much the music I'm into really is dance music and I too tend to avoid the action...!
Avatar    Sat. 3/28/15 7:11pm Rob Weisberg:

Thanks Kris. And ░Ī Ҡ ℰ░:: - I see you've upped your (typographic) game!
Avatar Sat. 3/28/15 7:18pm sos:

I just logged in to say that Tal National are blowing my mind!
  Sat. 3/28/15 7:21pm mick:

yes!!! this is fucking insane !!!!
really mind blowing stuff
Avatar    Sat. 3/28/15 7:24pm Rob W:

Glad to hear you're enjoying this!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/28/15 7:32pm daupomatic:

What a crazy post-marathon blowout!
  Sat. 3/28/15 7:42pm mick:

just pre-ordered on bandcamp.
thanks for this rob
Avatar    Sat. 3/28/15 7:44pm Rob W:

Thank you Mick!
  Sat. 3/28/15 8:15pm Lizzee:

Wow Wow Wow!!! Such a mind opening show RW.
Avatar    Sat. 3/28/15 8:19pm Rob W:

Thanks Lizzee!
Avatar    Sat. 3/28/15 8:33pm slugluv1313:

fantastic show, Rob! and all these upcoming live shows sound AMAZING! hoping that i can at least get to the Cambodian music festivities at Monty Hall . . . Sinn Sisamouth's grandson!!! WOW! just WOW!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/28/15 8:45pm JakeGould:

Hello! I thought this was Kevin Nutt’s show for a second.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/28/15 8:48pm JakeGould:

Great stuff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/28/15 8:49pm coelacanth:

olá Rob and everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/28/15 8:52pm Marcel M:

Helloo
  Sat. 3/28/15 9:00pm David:

Saw Zakir Hussain about twenty years at Cleveland State University. He is super human.. amazing drummer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/28/15 9:01pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob!
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