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Saturday, January 2, 2016 Options
Completely Arbitrary 2015 Year-End Show

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This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Lily Chao: Tea-Plucking and Catching Butterflies Options / Chinese Folk Songs / Akuphone / * (0:00:00 )

Hongthong Dao-Udon: Hongthong Kanong Lam Options / Essential / Em / * (0:04:41 )

Khwanta Fasawang: Lam Phaen Motorsai Tham Saeb Options / Lam Phaen Motorsai Tham Saep: The Best of Lam Phaen Sister No. 1 / Em / * (0:06:34 )

Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band: Zerng India Prayuk Options / 21st Century Molam (0:12:31 )

Khiyo: Murshidi Options / Bengali Music With a London Sound / ARC Music / * (0:19:17 )

Alireza Ghorbani: Bidad Options / Éperdument (Lost In Love) - Persian Love Songs / Accords Croisés / * (0:22:15 )

Ventanas: Su Te Quiero Options / Arrelumbre (0:31:23 )
GIG: Jan 15 (Fri): Drom, 85 Ave A: Mundial Montreal & Cumbancha APAP Showcase. Reception at 6 pm, show at 7 pm. Free admission. Lineup: 7 pm Cris Derksen 7:45 Elage Diouf 8:30 Francesca Blanchard 9:15 Septeto Nacional 10:00 Battle of Santiago 11:30 Pierre Kwenders 12:15 Ventanas 1:15 Palenke SoulTribe

Efren Lopez: Asbe Sangi Options / El Fill del Llop / Buda Musique / * (0:34:01 )

Diwan Saz: Lahjor Gasrak Options / Diwan Saz Live / * (0:40:22 )

Maurice Louca: The Golden Age Options / Benhayyi Al​-​Baghbaghan (Salute the Parrot) / * (0:47:04 )

Niyaz: Eyvallah Shahim (Truth) Options / The Fourth Light / Six Degrees (0:50:48 )

Brooklyn Gypsies: Fafisa Options / Sin Fronteras / Wonderwheel (0:53:50 )

Maarja Nuut: Miia Polka Options / Soolo (1:05:15 )
GIG: Jan 18 (Mon) Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn: Battle of Santiago (7:30 pm) + DakhaBrakha (8:15) + Maarja Nuut (9 pm) + Emel Mathlouthi (9:45) + Cambalache (10:30 pm). (Riot Artists APAP Showcase.)

Lamia Bèdioui and the Desert Fish: Mau Marideia Options / Athamra / * (1:10:04 )

Folkbeat RF: I'm Marching On My Own Options / In Mixt / Sketis Music / * (1:12:54 )

Mariana Sadovska & Christian Thome: Blessing Options / Vesna (Spring) / Flowfish (1:16:08 )
GIG: Jan 17 (Sun) Webster Hall, 125 East 11th St: Globalfest. 12 artists from around the world on 3 stages in 1 night. Lineup: Tribu Baharú Afro-champeta party from Colombia's Caribbean coast Fendika Masterful dancer Melaku Belay leads Ethiopia's traditional music revival Mariana Sadovska Defiant cry of Ukraine, reinventing traditional songs Simon Shaheen’s Zafir Great Middle Eastern art music from the acclaimed violinist, oudist and composer Astrid Hadad Extravagant Mexican cabaret with soulful songs and outrageous visuals Ginkgoa Vintage Paris chic meets New York cool in swinging electro-beats Stelios Petrakis Quartet Inimitable virtuosos from Crete weaving melodies across the Greek islands The Dhol Foundation UK's leading South Asian bhangra crew Debauche Russian mafia ballads get a New Orleans punk makeover Lakou Mizik Powerhouse collective invigorating Haitian roots and grooves Somi Lush Afrobeat inspired jazz, soul, and pop Music Maker Blues Revue Blues That Made America Famous

Trad Attack!: Kooreke (Precious Cream) Options / AH / Nordic Notes / * (1:20:12 )

Dunja Knebel & Kolira: Mladi Golob Options / I Mara I Cvetje / * (1:23:30 )

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino: I Love Italia Options / Quaranta / Ponderosa Music & Art (1:27:29 )

Kalascima: This Way Options / Psychedelic Trance Tarantella / Ponderosa Music & Art (1:29:55 )

Giuliano Gabriele: Tarantella di Sannicandro Options / Madre - The Hypnotic Dance's Time / Company / * (1:34:42 )

Kimmo Pohjonen: Cyclon Options / Sensitive Skin / Octopus / * (1:39:12 )

Kelly Thoma: Melanouri Options / 7 Fish (1:49:25 )

Monsieur Doumani: The Bland Options / Sikoses (1:55:52 )

Kreiz Breizh Akademi: A-raok Ar Vosenn Options / 5ed Round / * (1:57:29 )

Lemon Bucket Orchestra: Op Sha Options / Moorka / * (2:01:16 )

Raya Brass Band: Ivan's Tune Options / Raya / * (2:03:08 )

Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood & The Rajasthan Express: Julus Options / Junun / Nonesuch / * (2:06:08 )

Red Baraat: Se Hace Camino Options / Gaadi of Truth / Sinj (2:09:49 )

Banda de los Muertos: El Toro Viejo Options / Banda de los Muertos / Barbes / * (2:14:20 )
GIG: TONIGHT at 10 pm at Barbes in Park Slope, Brooklyn

Mariachi Flor de Toloache: Dicen Options / Mariachi Flor de Toloache / Flor De Toloache LLC (2:16:42 )

Los Crema Paraiso: El Curruchá - ft. Andrea Echeverri Options / De Pelicula / Barbes / * (2:21:04 )
Venezuelan folk song

Rolando Bruno: Tortuguita Marina Options / Bailazo / Voodoo Rhythm / * (2:28:36 )

Tribu Baharú: El Besito Options / Pal Mas Exigente Bailador / Tambora / * (2:31:26 )
GIG: Playing the Globalfest three-stage, twelve-band showcase at Webster Hall Sun Jan 17 - see above

RAM: Jije'm Byen Options / RAM 6 - Manman M Se Ginen / * (2:35:46 )

Brian Chilala & Ngoma Zasu: Mailesi Options / Vangaza! / SWP / * (2:40:04 )

Dizu Plaatjes and Friends: Xoliswa Sthandwa Sentiziyo Options / Ubuntu - The Common String / Mountain (2:44:42 )

Tal National: Claire Options / Zoy Zoy / Fatcat (2:49:17 )

Mariem Hassan and Vadiya Mint el Hanevi: Baila Sahara Baila Options / Baila Sahara Baila / Nubenegra / * (2:52:51 )




Listener comments!

  Sat. 1/2/16 6:21pm David:

Wow.. great music.
Wish you, Rob, and all listeners
a great 2016!!
Avatar    Sat. 1/2/16 6:23pm Rob W:

Thanks David and happy new year to you and everyone!
  Sat. 1/2/16 6:23pm Greg From Brooklyn:

Recently purchased Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band CD after hearing you play them on TSP. Highly recommended! Thanks for turning us on to so much great music in 2015!
Avatar    Sat. 1/2/16 6:27pm Rob W:

Thanks Greg!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/2/16 6:58pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...long delightful set - Thx Rob !...
Avatar    Sat. 1/2/16 7:12pm Rob W:

Thanks very much RR!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/2/16 7:19pm coelacanth:

greetings Happy new year Rob
and everyone!
Avatar    Sat. 1/2/16 7:23pm Rob Weisberg:

Happy new year to you coelacanth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 1/2/16 7:37pm maestroso:

Hi Rob, just joined and star-clicked the last three songs! Happy New Year!
Avatar    Sat. 1/2/16 7:43pm Rob W:

Thanks and happy new year maestroso, glad you liked!
  Sat. 1/2/16 7:57pm yoryo:

This song must be from north Turkey...its roots sound like Pontos where the greeks with a surviving ancient war dance used to live there...
  Sat. 1/2/16 7:59pm yoryo:

Happy new year! Thank you for your great songs! Wow!
Avatar    Sat. 1/2/16 7:59pm Rob W:

Thanks Yoryo, happy new year to you too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 1/2/16 8:22pm Bas NL:

Just back home in time.. Happy New Year Rob!
Avatar    Sat. 1/2/16 8:24pm Rob W:

Hi Bas, Happy New Year!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/2/16 8:43pm Iʞe:

Sounds great!
Avatar    Sat. 1/2/16 8:44pm Rob W:

Thanks Iʞe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/2/16 8:51pm Īke:

BTW I ate Albanian food in Ridgewood this afternoon and Taiwanese in Elmhurst last night, but I need to get out to more concerts, so I should really be paying better attn. to these concert listings.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 1/2/16 8:56pm Ken From Hyde Park:

A fine show tonight. Have a wonderful new year, Rob.
Avatar    Sat. 1/2/16 8:58pm Rob W:

Thanks Ken, you too, and everyone, have a fabulous new year!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 1/2/16 9:01pm Bas NL:

Baila Sahara Baila.. Great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 1/2/16 9:02pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob!
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