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Saturday, October 3, 2015 Options
Zedashe: Captivating Vocal Polyphony from the Republic of Georgia

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Zedashe sings captivating polyphonic choral songs from the country of Georgia - music dating from pre-Christian times that was almost lost during the Soviet era. They'll pull out the bagpipes, drum and more for a dance tune here or there too.

Zedashe's US tour - in support of their superb new album Our Earth and Water - includes tonight’s 8 pm show at Barbes, 376 9th St. at 6th Ave in Park Slope, Brooklyn. But their only Garden State appearance is right here on WFMU!

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Pridjevi: Ubila Sam Cvijet Options / Pridjevi / * (0:00:00 )

Edip Akbayram: Aldirma Gonul Aldirma Options / Singles 1974-1977 / Pharaway Sounds / * (0:03:24 )
New anthology

Monsieur Domani: Sikoses Options / Sikoses / Monsieur Domani / * (0:10:28 )

Hainides: The Wind's Syrtos Options / The Long Voyage / Lyra (0:14:27 )

Kelly Thoma: Melanouri Options / 7 Fish / * (0:20:11 )

Alekso “Alo” Tončov, Mustafa Eminov, Trajče Našev, Zdrave Stafilov: Oro od Alo Tončov (Alo Tončov’s Dance) / Ramnoto Options / Playing ’Til Your Soul Comes Out! Music of Macedonia / Smithsonian Folkways (0:29:07 )
GIG: Oct 9 (Fri) Gallery MC 549 W 52nd St. New York: Odglasi performs at a reception celebrating the release of Playing ’Til Your Soul Comes Out! Music of Macedonia (Smithsonian Folkways) - an album of field recordings collected by Martin Koenig from 1968 to 1973. 7-9 pm.

Zedashe: Supruli Options / Live on WFMU (0:36:48 )
Feast song from Kakheti, Eastern Georgia

Zedashe: Alipasha (Live on WFMU) Options (0:47:44 )
Song from West Georgia

Zedashe: Liturgical Song (Live on WFMU) Options (0:51:44 )

Zedashe: Ga (Live on WFMU) Options (0:54:44 )
Pre-Christian / Pagan Ritual Song in Svaneti language

Zedashe: Lomo (LIve on WFMU) Options (1:00:38 )

Zedashe: Dance Song (Live on WFMU) Options (1:03:59 )

Zedashe: Apkhazian song (Live on WFMU) Options (1:08:28 )

Bayarbaatar Davaasuren: Tosongiin Oroi Options / The Art of Mongolian Khoomi / ARC Music / * (1:11:26 )

Sainkho Namtchylak: Houwa Options / Lost Rivers / Fmp (1:16:29 )

Sam Lee: Airdog Options / The Fade in Time / The Next Collective / * (1:22:30 )

Mick Softley: Eagle Options / Various Artists: Dust On The Nettles: A Journey Through The British Underground Folk Scene 1967-72 / Grapefruit / * (1:27:18 )

Craig Safan: Make The Sun Dance Options / Rough Magic / Perseverance Records / * (1:31:31 )

Bang On A Can All-Stars (Julia Wolfe composition): Reeling Options / Field Recordings / Canteloupe / * (1:34:53 )

S. K. Kakraba: Pirifu Options / Yonye / Drag City / * (1:47:09 )
GIGs: October 4 (Sun) - 9 pm at Barbes, 376 9th St, Park Slope, Brooklyn October 5 (Mon) - 7 pm at Other Music, 15 E 4th St, Manhattan October 6 (Tues) - at Trans-Pecos, 15 Wyckoff Ave, Queens (WFMU DJ Lamin Fonfana is also on the bill!)

Nana Vasconcelos: Berimbau Solo Options / Various Artists: Creative Music Studio (Archive Selections, Vol. 1) / Innova (1:53:42 )

Roots of Pushkar: Chhela Chhela Re (Love Song) Options / Roots of Pushkar: Gypsy Sounds of Rajasthan / Anant Electronics (2:04:56 )

Amadou Balaké: Wayi Queligi Yelle Options / In Conclusion / Sterns / * (2:13:02 )
His last recordings - he passed away in 2014.

Kandia Kouyaté: Mogoya Douman Options / Renascence / Sterns / * (2:15:02 )
Pre-release

Julaba Kunda - Juldeh Camara and Griselda Sanderson: The Weather Women Options / Traders / Waulk Music (2:20:07 )
Scottish and Gambian fiddle collaboration

Kalascima: Kore Options / Psychedelic Trance Tarantella / Ponderosa Music & Art (2:24:33 )
GIG: Wed Oct 14 @ Drom, 85 Ave A

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino: Lessi Fore Options / Quaranta / Ponderosa Music & Art / * (2:28:39 )

Pakava It': Der Letzte Tag Options / Superground Highspeed Crossover / Citadel (2:38:21 )

Charly Nelle: Ndolam Nu Options / Ndolam Nu / Nassara Record (2:43:04 )

On Wytars Ensemble: Dinaresade Options / On the Way to Bethlehem - Music of Medieval Pilgrim / Naxos (2:49:20 )



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Listener comments!

Avatar    Sat. 10/3/15 6:20pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob! Very nice beginning of the show!
Avatar    Sat. 10/3/15 6:23pm Rob W:

Thanks Bas, good evening everyone...
  Sat. 10/3/15 6:24pm nodice:

Rob, you are killing it right now! We saw Zedashe last night at Dwight Chapel and they were awesome!
Avatar    Sat. 10/3/15 6:24pm Rob W:

Thanks nodice for the encouraging scene report!
Avatar    Sat. 10/3/15 6:26pm maestroso:

Good evening Rob, great start!
Hmm, interesting... the photo at the top of the playlist won't display in Firefox but is fine in Chrome.
Avatar Sat. 10/3/15 6:32pm ! I X Key !:

!
Good morning
(o:
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 10/3/15 6:32pm Ĩkє:

Same here -- that's a blank space in Firefox but it's fine in Chrome. Anyway, enjoying the show so far! I'm turning it up to drown out the squeaky racket that my bread machine is making. Something needs greasing in there.
Avatar    Sat. 10/3/15 6:33pm Bas NL:

(There's an illegal backslash in the image URL)
Avatar Sat. 10/3/15 6:41pm ! I X Key !:

OH YAY it works now!
Avatar    Sat. 10/3/15 6:41pm Rob W:

The pagan spirits have intervened on our behalf...
Avatar Sat. 10/3/15 6:42pm ! I X Key !:

Before it worked, I copied the image URL & took out the extra backslashes in a new tab to see it
     Sat. 10/3/15 6:47pm Listener Robert:

You need a DJ nicknamed Polyphonic Pod.
Avatar    Sat. 10/3/15 6:51pm Rob W:

Apparently there does exist a Polyphonic POD Digital composition System... which isn't exactly a DJ, but...
Avatar Sat. 10/3/15 6:52pm ! I X Key !:

!
What a treat to hear this amazing, amazing interview & music of amazing, amazing Zedashe's only Garden State stop! So beautiful! Wowie zowie!
(o:
Avatar Sat. 10/3/15 7:05pm katie:

This is really cool. Perfect to read proofs by.
Avatar    Sat. 10/3/15 7:05pm Rob W:

That's exactly what I was thinking, Katie.
Avatar Sat. 10/3/15 7:11pm ! I X Key !:

! Bravo! (o:
Avatar    Sat. 10/3/15 7:11pm Bas NL:

Thank you Zedashe!
  Sat. 10/3/15 7:14pm Larry:

This thing about Georgia being the first Christian nation: Close, but no. Georgia was declared Christian in 337 CE. Its neighbor Armenia became Christian in 301 CE.
Avatar    Sat. 10/3/15 7:17pm Rob W:

Thanks Larry for the correction and clarification there!
  Sat. 10/3/15 7:33pm Ajnira:

Hey Rob, I love your show! I'm trying to find out the first track you played today. I was driving and I couldn't copy down anything from what you announced. Thanks so much!
Avatar    Sat. 10/3/15 7:37pm Rob W:

Ajnira, Pridjevi was the first one would have been Ubila Sam Cvijet by Prdijevi from Croatia - see pridjevi.bandcamp.com .
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 10/3/15 7:37pm Ĩkє:

On a regular browser, look to the left, first track is at the top. On the WFMU app, press the symbol w/4 horizontal lines, that'll bring up the playlist.
Avatar    Sat. 10/3/15 7:41pm maestroso:

BOAC All Stars are bloody brilliant. I've GOT to see one of their shows.
  Sat. 10/3/15 7:43pm Ajnira:

No I found what I was listening to, it was, Edip Akbayram: Aldirma Gonul Aldirma and I LOVED it! Can I find that on Bandcamp as well?
Avatar    Sat. 10/3/15 7:51pm Rob W:

Ajnira: That's a compilation of Turkish singles from the 70s released by the Pharaway Sounds label - you can find info here although I'm not sure about online listening (I'm sure it's out there though): www.discogs.com...
  Sat. 10/3/15 7:59pm Carmichael:

Hi Rob. What instrument is Nana beating the crap out of?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/3/15 8:00pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Another brilliant show in which you take is to fabulous places Rob.
Thanks to Zedashe !
@Carmichael: Berimbau : en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/3/15 8:01pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- associated w/ Capoeira : en.wikipedia.org...
  Sat. 10/3/15 8:05pm Carmichael:

Thanks Rev.
  Sat. 10/3/15 8:06pm Linda Lee:

arrived home in ugly rain .. just in time to hear Zedashe. astounding. ..out of this world.
  Sat. 10/3/15 8:08pm Linda Lee:

all the sounds you give us are a joy, Rob.
  Sat. 10/3/15 8:09pm Ajnira:

Thanks Rob, you are amazing, how you find these things!
Avatar    Sat. 10/3/15 8:15pm Rob W:

Thanks Linda and Ajnira and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 10/3/15 8:16pm Ken From Hyde Park:

The TSP program is one of the highlights of my week. The selections are always interesting to hear.
Avatar    Sat. 10/3/15 8:18pm Bas NL:

Kandia Kouyaté.. clicky starred!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 10/3/15 8:23pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Bas. How are things in your area tonight (er, morning)?
Avatar    Sat. 10/3/15 8:29pm Bas NL:

Hi Ken! Things are great! I'm listening while enjoying a nice Greek ouzo i received as a present yesterday ;) I spent today tinkering on a home studio: making cables and wiring up boxes. Good fun ;)
Avatar    Sat. 10/3/15 8:41pm JakeGould:

Hello!
  Sat. 10/3/15 8:52pm Linda Lee:

sounds like fun to me too, Bas.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 10/3/15 8:52pm Ike:

Since Rob mentioned khachapuri bread with egg and cheese in Brighton Beach, I thought I'd post a picture of it. I've got it here somewhere... hmm... let's see....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 10/3/15 8:57pm Ike:

Here it is:
instagram.com...
Avatar Sat. 10/3/15 8:59pm katie:

This is great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 10/3/15 8:59pm Ike:

There are many types of khachapuri, of course. Here's another style: newyorkfood.typepad.com...
Avatar    Sat. 10/3/15 9:00pm Rob W:

Ah yes, it's a beautiful thing. Thanks Ike, and thanks everyone for listening, stay tuned for Pat and Prove it All Night!
Avatar    Sat. 10/3/15 9:00pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob! Great show!
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