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Saturday, October 31, 2015 Options
Radio Jarocho with Zenén Zeferino Huervo:
Enchanting Son Jarocho of Veracruz, Mexico

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If you know the song La Bamba, you have heard son jarocho. Ritchie Valens revamped a song from this centuries-old African / European / Indigenous tradition from Veracruz, Mexico and turned it into a pop hit. But there is a lot more to the music than La Bamba. And today a revival has led bands like New York-based Radio Jarocho as well as artists back home in Veracruz like Zenén Zeferino Huervo to update the genre's beloved canon with new songs and new musical twists.

Speaking of beloved Mexican culture, today happens to mark the beginning of Day of the Dead - the three-day Mexican holiday in honor of the deceased. Radio Jarocho, along with acclaimed poet and jarana player Zeferino, will honor the ancestors right here on FMU tonight, as well as at the end of the holiday on Monday night at Terraza 7 in Elmhurst, Queens.

Photo of Radio Jarocho with Zenén Zeferino above is from a recent performance at the NY Botanical Garden, c/o of the Radio Jarocho Twitter feed.

Also tonight: Global sounds for Halloween!

Massive thanks to our illustrious engineer Mario Santana.

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We have two pairs of tickets available for Encuentro NYC, an annual all-day event featuring some of the brightest stars in New York’s burgeoning Colombian and South American expat music scene! The date is Saturday November 14th, the venue: Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street in the West Village. Doors open at 3:30 and the show is from 4 until 10 pm.

To enter the drawing for a pair of tickets, email me, Rob W, here and please put "TIX" in the subject line. The deadline to enter is Sunday, November 1st at midnight.

The 2015 Encuentro will feature sets by Gregorio Uribe Big Band "Cumbia Universal' , Pablo Mayor-Folklore Urbano Orchestra “El Barrio Project” , Bulla en El Barrio , Cumbia River Band , Olga Dominguez , Los Aliens , Veronica Tierra , Alejandro Flórez and the Tin Throat Project , and Sebastian Cruz Cheap Landscape.

ENCUENTRO NYC unites New York City’s Colombian talent every year presenting nearly 60 musicians on one stage. Founded in 2003 by Colombian pianist, composer and bandleader Pablo Mayor, the festival celebrates the richness of the traditions of Colombian music, while at the same time supporting the innovations and developments of these traditions.

For more background on each artist, and links, see also:

Again, to enter the drawing for a pair of tickets, email me, Rob W, here and please put "TIX" in the subject line. The deadline to enter is Sunday, November 1st at midnight.

Winners will be notified by noon (NYC time), Monday, November 2nd, 2015.

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Las Ultrasonicas: Monstruo Verde Options / Yo Fui una Adolescente Terrosatánica / Munster Records (0:00:00 )

Die Goldenen Zitronen: Monster Beherrschen Options / Schafott zum Fahrstuhl / Buback (0:03:38 )

Andrés Pajares: Drácula "Ye-Ye" Options / Drácula "Ye-Ye" (0:05:53 )

La Lupe: Con el Diablo en el Cuerpo Options (0:06:57 )

King Flash and Calypso Carnival: Zombie Jamboree Options / Calypso Carnival (0:10:28 )

Los Caballeros: Cha Cha Dracula Options / 7" (0:11:48 )

Orchester Ambros Seelos: Mordande Tango Options (0:14:31 )

Agostones: Ordogbomba Options / Ordogbomba / Etnofon (0:28:06 )

Kalascima: Mary di Salem Options / Psychedelic Trance Tarantella / Ponderosa / * (0:29:12 )

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino: Taranta Options / Quaranta (40) / Ponderosa / * (0:32:41 )

Quartaumentata: Vai Options / Various Artists: Calabria (0:35:55 )

Nistanimera: Chore Options / Chore / Alfa Music (0:38:48 )

Denzil Laing: Beware of the Vampire (produced by Lee Perry) Options / Various Artists: Dry Acid (0:47:08 )

The Crystalites: Blacula Options (0:48:50 )

Natacha Atlas: I Put a Spell on You Options / Ayeshteni / Mantra (0:51:41 )

Albert Kuvezin & Yat-Kha: Black Magic Woman Options / Re-Covers (0:55:03 )

Chuchumbé: La Iguana Options / Caramba Niño / Alebrije (1:02:33 )
I'm not sure what I stumbled through on that last mic break, but I probably should have said, Day of the Dead is about "welcoming" the spirits!

Radio Jarocho with Zenén Zeferino Huervo: Coco Options / Live on WFMU (1:07:04 )

Radio Jarocho with Zenén Zeferino Huervo: Interview Options (1:13:01 )

Radio Jarocho with Zenén Zeferino Huervo: La Guacamaya Options / Live on WFMU (1:24:09 )

Radio Jarocho with Zenén Zeferino Huervo: Misterio Options / Live on WFMU (1:29:47 )

Radio Jarocho with Zenén Zeferino Huervo: Morena Options / Live on WFMU (1:36:43 )

Radio Jarocho with Zenén Zeferino Huervo: La Vieja Options / Live on WFMU (1:44:16 )

Radio Jarocho with Zenén Zeferino Huervo: 'Colas Options / Live on WFMU (1:52:05 )

Maldita Vecindad: Chacahua Options / Circulo Colectivo / Nacional (1:57:45 )

Flavio: La Cancion de las Brujas Options / Cri Cri Canta Flavio Volumen 3 (2:03:57 )

Los Vega and Salma Hayak: La Bruja Options / Various Artists: Frida OST (2:07:51 )

Amparo Ochoa: La Calaca (The Skeleton) Options (2:09:48 )

Lila Downs, Luis Mars and Mariachi Juvenil de Tecalitlan: La Llorona Options / Various Artists: Frida OST (2:14:37 )

Los Jaivas: El Ultimo Dia Options / El Volantin / RCA / 1971 (2:17:03 )

Villagers from Baluchistan: Exoricsm Session (Guati) Options / Various Artists: Shamans and Possessed / Buda Musique (2:25:46 )

Pokot Witch Doctor: Ritual Options / Various Artists: East Africa: Witchcraft and Ritual / Nonesuch Explorer (2:31:56 )

Tanya Tagaq: Growl Options / Auk/Blood (2:34:18 )

Rotfront: Devil Options / Emigrantski Raggamuffin (2:36:43 )

Fairport Convention: Tam Lin Options / Liege & Lief / A&M (2:41:13 )

The Chills: Night of Chill Blue Options / Somewhere Beautiful / Fire (2:57:52 )

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If you want to be on an email list for special ticket and music giveaways and to hear news about upcoming specials and special events (including our our Golden Festival live remote broadcast from Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn on Saturday January 17th, 2016), please send an email to Rob W here and be sure to write "list" in the subject line.

Listener comments!

Avatar    Sat. 10/31/15 6:23pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob!
  Sat. 10/31/15 6:25pm CHICO:

My app is broken? Can't hear squat :(
Avatar    Sat. 10/31/15 6:30pm Rob W:

Thanks Bas - sorry about the app Chico - I'm not sure about your technical difficulties Chico. Good evening the rest of you!
  Sat. 10/31/15 6:32pm V Priceless:

Hi Rob! App working fine here.
Avatar    Sat. 10/31/15 6:34pm Rob W:

Thanks V P for confirming - yes, I think Chico's trouble mayt be localized...
Avatar    Sat. 10/31/15 6:38pm cee:

a playlist would be fantastic
Avatar    Sat. 10/31/15 6:39pm cee:

woops just noticed the playlist. sorry
Avatar    Sat. 10/31/15 6:39pm Rob W:

Ah, glad you found that cee!
  Sat. 10/31/15 6:47pm Carmichael:

Heya Rob, trick or treat!
Avatar    Sat. 10/31/15 6:49pm Bas NL:

Lee Perry! :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 10/31/15 6:51pm Ĩkє:

The app is working OK here, as is old-fashioned FM radio. Sounds good.
Avatar Sat. 10/31/15 6:59pm ! I X SpooKey !:

I'm the sonnet "Sonnets/Unrealities XI" by E. E. Cummings!

"Sonnets/Unrealities XI

It may not always be so; and I say

That if your lips, which I have loved, should touch

Another’s, and your dear strong fingers clutch

His heart, as mine in time not far away;

If on another’s face your sweet hair lay

In such a silence as I know, or such

Great writhing words as, uttering overmuch,

Stand helplessly before the spirit at bay;

If this should be, I say if this should be –

You of my heart, send me a little word;

That I may go to him, and take his hands,

Saying, Accept all happiness from me.

Then I shall turn my face, and hear one bird

Sing terribly afar in the lost lands."

What are you?
  Sat. 10/31/15 7:00pm Carmichael:

I would clicky star Albert if the app would let me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 10/31/15 7:02pm Ĩkє:

Yes! Go cats! Cats! Cats! Cats! Cats!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/31/15 7:23pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Thx Radio Jarocho with Zenen Zeferino Huervo ! Delightful !
- & Thx Rob As Ever !
Avatar    Sat. 10/31/15 7:24pm Rob W:

Thanks RR. Go cats!
Avatar    Sat. 10/31/15 8:04pm Bas NL:

Great set by Radio Jarocho & Zenen Zeferino Huervo!
  Sat. 10/31/15 8:13pm Yasmin:

I love you for having this music on Rob W.
Avatar    Sat. 10/31/15 8:14pm Rob W:

Thanks very much Yasmin, I love you (and everyone) for listening!
Avatar    Sat. 10/31/15 8:40pm Bas NL:

Rotfront: Devil... Clicky star!
Avatar Sat. 10/31/15 8:46pm katie:

The Queen of the fairies; Scottish fairies that is. Dave Swarbrick!
Avatar    Sat. 10/31/15 8:59pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob! Great show!
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