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Saturday, October 1, 2016 Options
Field Recording Twofer: Ian Brennan (Grammy-nominated Zomba Prison Project, Khmer Rouge Survivors and more) + Rob's recordings of Merasi Musicians of Rajasthan

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We kick off by meeting Ian Brennan, who started out as a rock writer and producer but really has gotten the itch for far-flung field recording, especially in places where people are living or have lived under very challenging circumstances. His first of two recently released Zomba Prison Project albums, recorded at a maximum security a prison in Malawi, is nominated for a Grammy. (He already has one Grammy to his name for producing Tinariwen's Tassili LP.) He also has a new album out of recordings by artists who survived the Khmer Rouge's purge of artists, They Will Kill You If You Cry. He's released albums recorded with artists in war-torn South Sudan and much more. And he has new book - How Music Dies (or Lives): Field Recording and the Battle for Democracy in the Arts. Ian will talk about the book and his mission to share unheard music in a free event at the New School's music building Thursday evening October 6th and on our show this week.

Later: In early 2014 Rob met a poor but talented and determined community of Merasi minority musicians in the Thar desert region of Rajasthan, India. Now some of the finest musicians from that community, the Merasi Master Musicians of Rajasthan, are touring North America, with area shows October 6th and 7th at Baryshnikov Arts Center plus a very special appearance to open our third annual HONK NYC! concert spectacle Thursday October 13th at WFMU's Monty Hall. Rob field-recorded a session with musicians from the community in Rajasthan and we'll hear it on tonight's show.

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TICKET GIVEAWAYS TONIGHT: We have MANY in honor of our October (mostly) silent pledge drive - choose from the list below and follow the instructions to enter to win a pair of tickets!

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To get in the running for a pair of tickets to any of these shows (two pairs are available for each): Email me, Rob W, here and please put the word "TIX" in the subject line. List a first choice, second choice and more if you can. The deadline to enter this week is Sunday at noon; winners will be notified on or before Monday.

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These shows at Le Poisson Rouge:

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino Wed Oct 5, 7 pm - from Italy

Jagwa Music Wed Oct 5, 10 pm - from Tanzania

These shows at Joe’s Pub:

Awa Sangho Fri Oct 7, 9:30 pm - from Mali, now in NYC

Emeline Michel Sun Oct 9, 7 pm - must from Haiti

This show at Symphony Space:

Istanbulive Concert - Turkish music (and a little Greek too) with Taksim Trio + Zar + Rebet Asker NY, Sun Oct 9, 7 pm

This show at Town Hall:

Mariza, at October 15th, 8 pm - Fado from Portugal

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To get in the running for a pair of tickets to any of these shows (two pairs are available for each): Email me, Rob W, here and please put the word "TIX" in the subject line. List a first choice, second choice and more if you can. The deadline to enter this week is Sunday at noon; winners will be notified on or before Monday.

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Did I mention that our giveaway onslaught tonight is a kickoff for our October (mostly) silent pledge drive? Visit http://wfmu.org/pledge to donate to WFMU this October, and don’t forget to enter your pet (real or imaginary) into our mascot contest. You don't have to pledge to enter the ticket giveaway drawings, but I hope you will, thanks!

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This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Duke of Iron: NY Mets Options (0:00:00 )

Fela Ransome Kuti & His Koola Lobitos: Awo Options / Highlife-Jazz and Afro-Soul (1963-1969) (0:03:26 )

Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids: We Be All Africans Options / We Be All Africans / Strut / * (0:07:02 )

Jagwa Music: Maji Hayapandi Mlima Options / Bongo Hotheads / Crammed Discs (0:19:21 )
GIG / GIVEAWAY - Wed night 10 pm at Le Poisson Rouge - get in the running for a pair of tickets by following the instructions on this page

Awa Sangho: Emama Options / Ala Ta (0:24:31 )
GIG / GIVEAWAY - Friday night at 7:30 at Le Poisson Rouge - get in the running for a pair of tickets by following the instructions on this page

Ian Brennan: Interview Options (0:31:52 )

The Good Ones: Angerique Options / Rwanda is My Home / IRL (0:41:37 )

The Good Ones: Ibihemu (The Ungrateful) Options / Rwanda is My Home / IRL (0:44:26 )

Zomba Prison Project - Gladis Zinamo : Don't Hate Me Options / I Have No Everything Here / Six Degrees (0:56:03 )

Zomba Prison Project - Agnes Chiwisa and Yao Muslim Sisters Choir: All is Loss Options / I Will Not Stop Singing / Six Degrees / * (0:59:05 )

Zomba Prison Project - Ines Kaunde: Protect Me Options / I Will Not Stop Singing / Six Degrees / * (1:01:52 )

Zomba Prison Project - Thomas Binamo: I Will Never Stop Grieving For You, My Wife Options / I Will Not Stop Singing / Six Degrees / * (1:04:23 )

Zomba Prison Project - Vincent Saulos: Leave My Daughter Alone Options / I Will Not Stop Singing / Six Degrees / * (1:07:01 )

Zomba Prison Project - Chisomo Chipembere : Ambush of the Slaves Options / I Will Not Stop Singing / Six Degrees / * (1:09:35 )

Acholi Machon: Wun Lodito Me Magwi (Leaders You Should Lookout for the People, Not for Your Own Benefit) Options / Lapwong (Freedom Fighters / IRL (1:16:19 )

Wayo: Kpaningbo Options / Trance Percussion Masters of South Sudan / Riverboat (1:19:26 )

General Paolino (featuring Mama Celina): Anna Masedek (I Don t Believe Freedom Has Come) Options / South Sudan Street Survivors / IRL (1:24:35 )

General Paolino (featuring Mama Celina): Wen Waja Wen ( Where Is Your Pain ) Options / South Sudan Street Survivors / IRL (1:25:39 )

Thuch Savanj: Jivit Rongkroh Proh Songkream (My Life as a Victim of War) Options / Various Artists: Khmer Rouge Survivors - They Will Kill You If You Cry / Glitterbeat / * (1:34:35 )

Keut Ran: Aasojet Anet Mai (Have Mercy on My Mother) Options / Various Artists: Khmer Rouge Survivors - They Will Kill You If You Cry / Glitterbeat / * (1:37:12 )

Soun San: Phleuv Dail Treuv Deu (The Path You Should Take) Options / Various Artists: Khmer Rouge Survivors - They Will Kill You If You Cry / Glitterbeat / * (1:39:21 )

Malawi Mouse Boys: Ndatopa Nawe [I'm Tired of You] Options / Forever Is 4 You / Omnivore Recordings (1:47:29 )

Sainkho: Erge Chokka To Options / Like a Bird or Spirit, Not a Face / Ponderosa Music and Art (1:57:28 )

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino: Lessi Fore Options / Quaranta (40) / Ponderosa Music and Art (2:06:39 )
GIG / GIVEAWAY - Wed night 7 pm at Le Poisson Rouge - get in the running for a pair of tickets by following the instructions on this page

Taksim Trio: Hicaz Mandira Options / Hicaz Mandira (2:09:46 )
GIG / GIVEAWAY - Istanbulive Concert at Symphony Space Sun Oct 9, with Zara + Rebet Asker NY - get in the running for a pair of tickets by following the instructions on this page

Zara: Değme Felek Options (2:14:02 )
GIG / GIVEAWAY - Istanbulive Concert at Symphony Space Sun Oct 9, with Taksim Trio + Rebet Asker NY - get in the running for a pair of tickets by following the instructions on this page. (Zara is also playing at Drom with Tulug Tirpan on Friday night.)

Gewar Khan and Party: Cowherder's Song Options / Field Recording near Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, January 2014 (2:22:02 )
GIG: Merasi Master Musicians October 6th and 7th at Baryshnikov Arts Center plus a very special appearance to open our third annual HONK NYC! concert spectacle Thursday October 13th at WFMU's Monty Hall, 43 Montgomery St., Jersey City NJ - 7:30 pm sharp! Get your tickets here!

Gewar Khan and Party: Song for Patrons at a Wedding Options / Field Recording near Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, January 2014 (2:25:31 )
Commentary is by Sarwar Khan, founder and director of the Merasi School and Community Center in Jaisalmer, Lok Kala Sagar Sansthan (LKSS).

Gewar Khan and Party: Lemon Song Options / Field Recording near Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, January 2014 (2:30:21 )

Gewar Khan and Party: Sending a Message in the Wind Options / Field Recording near Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, January 2014 (2:36:05 )

Gewar Khan and Party: Genealogy‎ Song for a Slave's Patron Options / Field Recording near Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, January 2014 (2:45:07 )

Gewar Khan and Party: Marriage Song Options / Field Recording near Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, January 2014 (2:47:32 )



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Email here to JOIN the TSP E-MAIL LIST for giveaways, show news!

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 remote broadcasts from Barbes in Park Slope, Brooklyn - send an email to Rob W here and be sure to write "list" in the subject line.

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/1/16 6:03pm Gaylord Fields:

LGM!!! LGM!!!
Avatar    Sat. 10/1/16 6:05pm Rob W:

Yes indeed!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 10/1/16 6:18pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob! Just received you DJ premium this week! :D
Avatar Sat. 10/1/16 6:21pm geezerette:

Stoked, Rob!

Gaylord!
Bas NL!
Avatar    Sat. 10/1/16 6:40pm Rob W:

Hi Bas and geezerette and everyone, thanks for Listening!
Avatar Sat. 10/1/16 7:32pm geezerette:

Terrific interview Rob. Mr. Brennan's concerns are the very things that make WFMU so valuable and loved.
Avatar    Sat. 10/1/16 7:36pm Rob W:

Thanks geezerette!
Avatar Sat. 10/1/16 7:37pm geezerette:

Rob, Thank YOU! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 10/1/16 7:41pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Listening, kind of, while I try my hand at another loaf of banana bread. Fascinating interview and music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 10/1/16 8:00pm Bas NL:

Thanks Ian; great work you do!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 10/1/16 8:29pm Bas NL:

(Great recordings Rob!)
Avatar    Sat. 10/1/16 8:31pm Rob W:

Thanks Bas! Well to be honest I'd say it's little heavy on the finger percussion at times, but my setup was VERY basic! Like, just pointing my recorder and crossing my fingers...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 10/1/16 8:34pm Ken From Hyde Park:

This just keeps getting better tonight. I don't want 9:00 to come!
Avatar    Sat. 10/1/16 8:37pm Rob W:

Thanks Ken!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 10/1/16 8:48pm Ken From Hyde Park:

This guy certainly qualifies for a spot on Vocal Fry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 10/1/16 9:01pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob!
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