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Saturday, November 7, 2015 Options
Purple Rain in the Saharan Desert - Monty Hall Movie Preview

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We're screening something fun and a bit different at the next Monty Hall movie night a week from Saturday: The first ever Tuareg-language rock-u-drama! Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai - or Purple Rain in the Saharan Desert - is a collaboration between first-time filmmaker Christopher Kirkley and the standout artist on Kirkley's Sahel Sounds record label, guitarist and singer Mdou Moctar.

The movie stars Moctar as an aspiring guitar hero overcoming family pressures, a jealous and underhanded competitor, and romantic challenges. Kinda like, well, Purple Rain and other classic music-driven feature films - but shot in the desert city of Agadez, Niger and chock-full of spellbinding psychedelic Sahel guitar music! Akounak is showing one time only, Saturday night November 14th at 8 at WFMU's Monty Hall.

We'll chat with Kirkley and spotlight Mdou Moctar's amazing music on tonight's show.

European listeners - Mdou Moctar is on tour in Europe right now, through the end of November - France & UK + dates in Amsterdam and Istanbul still to come - info at

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Joe Cuba: Psychedelic Baby Options (0:00:00 )

The Clarendonians: Be Bop Boy Options (0:04:22 )

Wailers: Jailhouse Options / The Wailing Wailers At Studio One / Heartbeat (0:05:36 )

Nicolás Falcoff y la insurgencia del Caracol: Ya se Mira Options / Germina / * (0:10:46 )

El Polen: Mi Cueva Options / Fuera de la Ciudad (0:13:38 )

Flor Pucarina: Sola Siempre Sola Options / Sola Siempre Sola (0:18:02 )

Orquesta Huanca: Capricho del 64 Options / Various Artists: Huayno Music of Peru Volume 2 / Arhoolie (0:20:49 )

Empresarios: No Vamos a Parar Options / The Vibes / * (0:25:57 )

Locos Por Juana: Mueve Mueve Options / Caribe / * (0:29:09 )

Conjunto Barbacoa: Calambre Options / Various Artists: Diablos Del Ritmo: The Colombian Melting Pot 1975-1985 / Analog Africa (0:32:29 )

Fruko y Sus Tesos: Cachumbembe Options / Various Artists: Big Box of Afrosound (7" Box Set) / Vampisoul / * (0:37:06 )

Grupo Fantasma: Problemas Options / Problemas / Blue Corn Music / * (0:41:27 )

Dieuf-Dieul De Thiès: Rumba Para Parejas Options / Aw Sa Yone Vol. 2 / Teranga Beat / * (0:46:05 )

Miria - Union Malian des Aveugles: Farinya Manji Options / Various Artists: Lost in Mali / Riverboat / * (0:54:06 )

Mdou Moctar: Tahoultine Options / 7" / Sahel Sounds (1:03:21 )

Mdou Moctar: Tahoultine Options / Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai OST / Sahel Sounds / * (1:08:07 )

Mdou Moctar: Chimoumounin Options / Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai OST / Sahel Sounds / * (1:12:59 )

Christopher Kirkley, Mdou Moctar: Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai - clip montage (radio show + film open) Options (1:22:40 )

Mdou Moctar: Sibidoul Options / Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai OST / * (1:34:22 )

Mdou Moctar: Adounia Options / Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai OST / * (1:45:27 )

Fatou Seidi Ghali: Song 1 Options / From Sahel Sounds blog (1:57:45 )
Fatou has a split single coming out soon on the Sahel Sounds label.

Mdou Moctar: Iblis Amghar Options / Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai OST (2:02:30 )

Mariem Hassan y Vadiya Mint El Hanevi: Aichetu Options / Mariem Hassan y Vadiya Mint El Hanevi / Nube Negra / * (2:09:12 )

Noura Mint Seymali: El Madi Options / Tzenni / Glitter Beat (2:12:47 )

Baba Zula: Babasiz Kizlar Balosu Options / Üç Oyundan Onyedi Müzik (Seventeen Pieces From Three Plays) / Doublemoon (2:16:02 )
GIG: Tonight at midnight at Drom, 85 Ave A, East Village

Du-Sems Ensemble: Entarisi Damgali Options / Music From Turkey and Greece / Arc Music / * (2:19:17 )

Monsieur Doumani: That's What the Kitten Wants Options / Sikoses / * (2:22:32 )

Raya Brass Band: Dren Gajda Options / RAYA / * (2:26:17 )
GIG: Sat Nov 14 @ Littlefield, Brooklyn, w/ West Philadelphia Orchestra

Haïdouti Orkestar: Bint el Chalabiya Options / Dogu (2:30:26 )

Ljiljana Buttler and Mostar Sevdah Reunion: Niska Banja Options / Mother Of Gypsy Soul / Snail (2:34:22 )

Black Masala: Bhangra Ramo Options / I Love You Madly / * (2:44:05 )
GIG: Sat Nov 14 at Mehanata at 113 Ludlow St., Lower East Side

Efren Lopez: Kurtoglu Options / El Fill del Llop / Buda Musique (2:50:01 )

Ponk: Sibenicky Options / Postfolklor / Indies / * (2:56:04 )

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Listener comments!

  Sat. 11/7/15 6:07pm Cooh t:

No vote for TPP. All vote for TSP!
Avatar    Sat. 11/7/15 6:08pm Rob W:

Thanks... at least my show isn't named Transpacific NAFTA Paradise... ah well...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 11/7/15 6:45pm Īke:

Good music to eat street cart tlacoyos and picaditas to.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 11/7/15 6:52pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Here is 2015's Primavera Sound presentation that featured Mdou Moctar:
Avatar    Sat. 11/7/15 7:18pm slugluv1313:

wonderful show, Rob!
Avatar    Sat. 11/7/15 7:20pm Rob W:

Thanks slugluv, thanks everyone for listening!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/7/15 7:34pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63: - what does Prince think ?!
...yeah - always good here w/ African Guitar stylings ! ...
  Sat. 11/7/15 7:40pm ?:

the only place to be on saturday nite! thanks Rob for the many years of great music!!
Avatar    Sat. 11/7/15 7:56pm Alejandroool:

Thanks Rob for the show and interview, thanks for the sounds Christopher
Avatar    Sat. 11/7/15 7:59pm Rob W:

Thanks Alejandroool and everyone!
Avatar Sat. 11/7/15 8:02pm northguineahills:

Wow, that was amazing!
  Sat. 11/7/15 8:32pm Carmichael:

Hi Rob, just tuning in. Sounds great. Mdou Moctar is one of my favorites.
Avatar    Sat. 11/7/15 8:34pm Rob W:

Thanks Carmichael, ngh and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 11/7/15 8:44pm Ken From Hyde Park:

When in doubt, blame Quality Control. That's my motto!
Avatar Sat. 11/7/15 8:56pm northguineahills:

Thanks Rob, great show!
Avatar    Sat. 11/7/15 8:58pm Rob W:

Thanks ngh and everyone, have a good rest-o-the-weekend!
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