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Saturday, June 27, 2015 Options
Singer, songwriter and folklorist Irka Mateo from the Dominican Republic

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Singer, songwriter and folklorist Irka Mateo began her career performing Brazilian music before returning to her roots in the Dominican Republic. She immersed herself in Dominican folk music, popular religion and indigenous Taino culture. and incorporated what she learned into her debut solo album Anacaona.

Now she's branching out again with new globally-inspired songs that she'll perform at a big show Tuesday July 14th at Joe's Pub. We'll learn about about Irka Mateo's music and her musical explorations tonight on WFMU.

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Alceu Valença: Vou Danado Pra Catende Options / Molhado de Suor / Som Livre (0:00:00 )

Ventanas: Dedo Vili Na Pazar Options / Arrelumbre (0:08:28 )

Faltriqueira: Ultreia (Et Suseia) Options / Various Artists: Cantigas do Camiño (0:12:36 )

Irka Mateo: Vamos a Gozar Options / Single / * (0:23:19 )

Mello: Maguilina Options / Irka Mateo Field Recordings (0:37:24 )

Irka Mateo: Hombre de la Tieera Options / Anacaona (0:42:17 )

Meco: Comarca Options / Irka Mateo Field Recordings (0:47:25 )

Mello: Merengue San Antonio Options / Irka Mateo Field Recordings (0:51:30 )

Mello: Carabine Options / Irka Mateo Field Recordings (1:00:26 )

Mello: Comarca & Palos Options / Irka Mateo Field Recordings (1:06:16 )

Irka Mateo: Liborio Options / Anacaona (1:15:59 )

Victor Uwaifo: Olha Options / Sir Victor Uwaifo Big Sound (1:23:23 )

Alune Wade and Harold Lopez-Nussa: Yarahya (Ya Rayah) Options / Havana Paris Dakar / World Village / * (1:25:39 )

Titi Robin and Mehdi Nassouli: Flamenhijaz Options / Taziri / World Village / * (1:28:04 )

Tartan Amoebas: The Scholar / Pinch of Snuff Options / Tartan Amoebas (1:40:01 )

Juana Fe: La Makinita Options / La Makinita (1:43:45 )

Las Alegres Ambulancias: La Cosita Options / Chimankongo / Om Producciones (1:47:32 )

Mbongwana Star: Nganshe Options / From Kinshasa / World Circuit / * (1:51:15 )

Nozinja: Vamaseve Vatswelani Options / Lodge / Warp / * (1:57:03 )

Batida featuring Cannibal: Mama Watoto Options / Various Artists: Ten Cities / Sound Way (2:02:34 )

Debruit and Alsarah: Alhalim Options / Aljawal / Soundway (2:05:54 )

Balvina Ramos and Gaby Kerpel: Tira Torito Options / Tira Torito / Folklore (2:11:12 )

Helado Negro: 2º Dia Options / Canta Lechuza / Asthmatic Kitty (2:15:21 )
GIG: July 8 (Wed) Central Park Summerstage, Rumsey Playfield, 72 St. (mid-park): Latin Alternative Music Conf (LAMC) showcase: Compass (Camilo Lara from Mexican Institute of Sound and Toy Selectah) + Systema Solar + Helado Negro 5 pm to 8 pm, free (small donation encouraged).

Kottarashky & the Rain Dogs: Aman Aman Options / Demoni / Asphalt Tango (2:18:50 )

Gnawa Diffusion: Ma Kayen / Ya Malika Options / Shock el Hal (2:27:04 )
GIGs: July 15 (Wed) @ Littlefield, July 16 (Thurs) @ Lincoln Center Rubinstein Atrium (both with Innove Gnawa)

Martin Simpson, David Hidalgo, Viji Krishnan & Poovalur Srinivasan: The Slow Pageant Options / Kambera / Water Lily Acoustics (2:37:58 )

The ALT (John Doyle, Nuala Kennedy, Eamon O'Leary): Lovely Nancy Options / The ALT (2:44:34 )

Gillespie & Wolfe: Bab Touma Options / Grace Pour Down (2:47:52 )

Ali Akbar Moradi and Ulas Ozdemir: Yare Asemani (The Companion) Options / The Companion / Hermes (2:52:20 )



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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 6/27/15 6:44pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Welcome back, Rob. I trust all is well.
Avatar    Sat. 6/27/15 6:46pm Rob W:

Thanks Ken, hi everyone. All is well - it was a long break but just vacation!
  Sat. 6/27/15 7:22pm Linda McL:

I love everything about Transpacific Sound Paradise.
Avatar    Sat. 6/27/15 7:28pm Rob W:

Aw gee thanks Linda McL!
Avatar    Sat. 6/27/15 7:32pm slugluv1313:

welcome back, Rob!
wonderful show (as usual!), very cool and beautiful music, perfect for this rainy Saturday evening
Avatar    Sat. 6/27/15 7:32pm maestroso:

I second Linda McL's notion.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/27/15 7:34pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Hullo hullo!
..been distracted - but jamming along happily w/ droning D-string now!...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/27/15 7:48pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Lamin always fascinating & a groove, but great to have you back Rob.
Avatar    Sat. 6/27/15 7:57pm Rob W:

Thanks RR, maestroso, slugluv and everyone!
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