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Saturday, September 19, 2015 Options
Big Mean Sound Machine: Afrobeat from Ithaca, NY

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It's hard to believe that over fifteen years have passed since Antibalas launched the global Afrobeat revival, inspired by Fela Kuti's classic soul-inspired, horn-driven workouts.

Tonight we welcome a youthful instrumental outfit that proves this musical idiom can still inspire great new artists: Ithaca, New York's Big Mean Sound Machine.

The band's autumn east coast tour includes a midnight show at Brooklyn's Knitting Factory on Friday September 25th - and their Garden State debut in WFMU's Studio B tonight!

Huge thanks to engineers Mark Koch and Mario Santana!

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new, *** = special)

Sacri Cuori: Bendigo Options / Delone / Glitterbeat / * (0:00:00 )

Imam Baildi: Oso Me Malonis Options / III / The End Records / * (0:02:42 )

Qing Shan: Track B2 "A Go Go" Options / Eagle 169 / Eagle Records (0:09:35 )

Os Mutantes: Trem Fantasma Options / Os Mutantes / Polydor (0:10:35 )

Rita Lee: Teimosia Options / Hoje é o Primeiro Dia do Resto da Sua Vida / Polydor (0:14:48 )

Kanaku Y El Tigre: Quema Quema Quema Options / Quema Quema Quema / Strut / * (0:16:40 )

Volga: Zacharovan (Enchanted) Options / Kumushki Pjut / Asphalt Tango (0:18:45 )

Owiny Sigoma Band: Changaa Attack Options / Nyanza / Brownswood Recordings / * (0:22:34 )

Krar Collective: Wello Options / Ethiopia Super Krar / World Music Network (0:32:05 )
GIGs: Thursday night (Free) @ Lincoln Center Rubinstein Atrium, 7:30; Friday night @ Rockwood MusicHall Stage 2, 10:30 (probably pass-the-hat)

Ali Mohammed Bira: Kan Ati Fettun Isani Infedhani Options / Ethiopiques Vol. 28: Great Oromo Music / Buda Musique (0:38:41 )

Khaira Arby: Oumou Sall Options / Gossip / Clermont / * (0:42:43 )

Bixiga 70: Mil Vidas Options / III / Glitterbeat / * (0:47:01 )

Orlando Julius & His Modern Aces: Ijo Soul Options / Various Artists: Africa 100 (0:56:37 )
GIG: Friday night at Le Poisson Rouge - we have a ticket giveaway contest going for this show - info on how to enter is elsewhere (above) on this page!

Big Mean Sound Machine: Whoa Gosh Options / Live on WFMU (1:02:44 )

Big Mean Sound Machine: Triple Bacon Options / Live on WFMU (1:13:18 )

Big Mean Sound Machine: Seeing the Bigger Picture Options / Live on WFMU (1:21:23 )

Big Mean Sound Machine: Live on WFMU Options (1:26:58 )

Big Mean Sound Machine: Contraband Options / Live on WFMU (1:35:21 )

Big Mean Sound Machine: Burning Van Options / Live on WFMU (1:44:35 )

Daby Toure: Khone Options / Amonafi / Cumbancha / * (1:51:55 )
GIG: Oct 19 (Mon) at Joe's Pub, 7:30 pm

Vieux Farka Toure and Julia Easterlin: In the Pines Options / Touristes / Six Degrees / * (1:55:19 )
GIG: Iridium, 1650 Broadway Vieux Farka Touré and Julia Easterlin - "Touristes" Collaboration, this Friday night.

Kasse Mady Diabate: Toumarou Options / Kirike (1:58:22 )
GIG: Oct 1 (Thurs) Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue at East 82nd Street Kassé Mady Diabaté featuring Ballaké Sissoko. 7 pm. A World Music Institute event.

Samba Toure: Wo Yende Alakar Options / Gandadiko / Glitterhouse / * (2:02:49 )

Mamadou Kelly: Sinjene Options / Djamila / Clermont / * (2:07:18 )

Mariem Hassan y Vadiya Mint El Hanevi: Tuiza Options / Mariem Hassan y Vadiya Mint El Hanevi / Nubenegra / * (2:11:09 )

Andy Moor & Yannis Kyriakides: This Summer Options / A Life Is a Billion Heartbeats / Unsounds (2:14:17 )

Monsieur Domani: The Suitcase Options / Sikoses / Monsieur Domani / * (2:18:47 )

Martha Mavroidi: Emine Options / The Garden of Rila / Wesaw (2:23:25 )

Pakava It': Superground Options / Superground Highspeed Crossover / Citadel / * (2:27:18 )

La Santa Cecilia: Cumbia Morada Options / Someday New (2:42:39 )
GIG: Thursday night @ Le Poisson Rouge w/ La Crema Paraiso - we have a ticket giveaway for this show - enter by following the instructions elsewhere (above) on this page!

Zemog el Gallo Bueno: Calma Tus Colores Options / Volume 2 / * (2:45:35 )

Mohamed Abozekry & Heejaz Extended: African Salad Options / Ring Road / World Village / *** (2:51:43 )

Listener comments!

Avatar    Sat. 9/19/15 6:08pm Bas NL:

Hello Rob! Ready for some great tunes! ;)
Avatar    Sat. 9/19/15 6:17pm Rob W:

Greetings Bas and everyone!
Avatar    Sat. 9/19/15 6:47pm slugluv1313:

hi Rob and other listeners!
yes, EXCELLENT tunes!
Avatar    Sat. 9/19/15 6:48pm slugluv1313:

and yes, 15 years!!!!! time flies . . . looking forward to tonight's LIVE set!
Avatar    Sat. 9/19/15 6:54pm Bas NL:

Bixiga 70's nice!
  Sat. 9/19/15 6:58pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63: just go ahead & play a bunch of fabulous African music w/ awesome guitar - & I'll just cope the best I can :)) ...
  Sat. 9/19/15 7:12pm spidermank not signed in:

mind bogglingly good music right here , let's cope best we can
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/19/15 7:24pm Ken From Hyde Park:

This is great music for going up & down the aisles in the grocery store.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/19/15 7:47pm Ike:

The band sounds great!
Avatar    Sat. 9/19/15 7:48pm Rob W:

Thanks Ike! And Ken - thanks for the tip...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/19/15 7:51pm coelacanth:

olá Rob and All

yeh this sounds great, despite that i'm forced to listen via laptop speakers right now.
  Sat. 9/19/15 7:54pm spidermank not signed in:

thanks for being awsome
Avatar    Sat. 9/19/15 7:59pm Rob W:

Spidermank not signed in, you're welcome for being awesome!
Avatar    Sat. 9/19/15 8:02pm JakeGould:

Hello. How is the world? At least this small aural slice of it.
Avatar    Sat. 9/19/15 8:03pm slugluv1313:

Avatar    Sat. 9/19/15 8:04pm JakeGould:

@slugluv1313: Good!
  Sat. 9/19/15 8:17pm gotweed:

Waking up to these great sounds, feeling all refreshed.
  Sat. 9/19/15 8:21pm Lygia Georgiou:

I challenge every listener to identify the language in this song!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/19/15 8:23pm Ken From Hyde Park:

  Sat. 9/19/15 8:25pm Lygia Georgiou:

Haha, nope!
Avatar    Sat. 9/19/15 8:26pm JakeGould:

I believe the language is Terran in origin. Past that, no idea.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/19/15 8:26pm Ike:

Random guess: Romani? (As for *which* strain of Romani, I'd have no clue.) (ROTFL "African," har har @KFHP)
  Sat. 9/19/15 8:29pm Lygia Georgiou:

Ok, ok, don't torture yourselves :p It's Cypriot Greek, it's a dialect of Greek. Very interesting answers though!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/19/15 8:32pm coelacanth:

(i already looked it up so i didn't think it was fair to say!)
  Sat. 9/19/15 8:33pm Mr C:

Pakava It band is burnin...these guys are great
Avatar    Sat. 9/19/15 8:34pm slugluv1313:

@ JakeGould -- thanks to Rob's incredible mix of tunes!
  Sat. 9/19/15 8:36pm Lygia Georgiou:

Nobody would have known! @coelacanth
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/19/15 8:38pm coelacanth:

haha! i'd feel ashamed!
  Sat. 9/19/15 8:53pm mike:

We are working on getting Mardi Gras Indian Big Chief Alfred Doucette up to HonkFestNYC - to 2nd line with New Creations Brass - and bring up a few of his Indian suits -
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/19/15 8:58pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Rob, for yet another fine show, even though I little clue what language the singers are singing.
Avatar    Sat. 9/19/15 8:58pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob! Fantastic as always with addition of a great live set by Big Mean Sound Machine!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/19/15 9:01pm coelacanth:

Thanks Rob!
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