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Saturday, October 8, 2016 Options
HONK NYC! at Monty Hall preview - with the Merasi Master Musicians of Rajasthan

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The Merasi Master Musicians of Rajasthan are an all star team of folk musicians from the Thar Desert region of North India, playing rousing folk and Sufi songs that have been passed down for centuries.

They're on a rare North American tour, and it just so happens that their final show in our area is
at WFMU's Monty Hall Thursday night (October 13th), kicking off our five-band HONK NYC! concert spectacle at 7:30 pm.

Meet the Merasi on Transpacific Sound Paradise this week!

Here's the schedule for HONK NYC! at WFMU's Monty Hall Thursday Night!:

7:30 pm Merasi - Master Musicians of Rajasthan

8:10 pm: Funkrust Brass Band - rollicking street band mania from the Big Apple

8:50 Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band - NYC's first and greatest Serbian style brass battallion!

9:30 Le Pompier Pony Club (Marseille, France) - wild French Fanfare romps

10:10: Underground Horns - Afrobeat to bhangra and lots more

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Xylouris-White: Black Peak Options / Black Peak / Bella Union / * (0:00:00 )

Kristi Stassinopoulou & Stathis Kalyviotis: I Wish I Were Water Options / NYN / Riverboat / * (0:07:27 )

Constantinople: Gozar Options / Passages / * (0:09:23 )

Zohreh Jooya: Tonight I Am So Enraptured Options / Various Artists: Discover Sufi Music / ARC Music / * (0:15:16 )

La Banda Morisca: Tu Eres Zarza y Yo Me Enreo Options / Algarabya / * (0:21:39 )
GIG: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue (at 3rd Ave), Downtown Brooklyn, Sat Nov 19

Razia Aziz: Bhavain Too Jaan Na Jaan Options / Various Artists: Discover Sufi Music / ARC Music / * (0:27:50 )

Merasi Master Musicians of Rajasthan: Devotional Poems (Live on WFMU) Options (0:36:14 )

Merasi Master Musicians of Rajasthan: Allah Hoo (Live on WFMU) Options (0:45:51 )

Merasi Master Musicians of Rajasthan: Hindu Devotional Song (Live on WFMU) Options (0:56:06 )

Merasi Master Musicians of Rajasthan: Merasi Song (Live on WFMU) Options (1:13:08 )

Merasi Master Musicians of Rajasthan: Wedding Song (Live on WFMU) Options (1:13:28 )

Merasi Master Musicians of Rajasthan: Merasi Festival Song (Live on WFMU) Options (1:18:09 )

Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band: Boki Options / Various Artists: Brasslands (1:24:16 )
GIG: Along with the Merasi and three other bands, playing our HONK NYC! show Thursday night at WFMU's Monty Hall!

Le Pompier Poney Club: Live at the 8e Concours international de fanfares Versailles 2014 Options (1:27:34 )
GIG: Along with the Merasi and three other bands, playing our HONK NYC! show Thursday night at WFMU's Monty Hall!

Funkrust Brass Band: Live at 1 Penn Plaza Options (1:32:02 )
GIG: Along with the Merasi and three other bands, playing our HONK NYC! show Thursday night at WFMU's Monty Hall!

Underground Horns: Shumba Options / Big Beat (1:36:25 )
GIG: Along with the Merasi and three other bands, playing our HONK NYC! show Thursday night at WFMU's Monty Hall!

Jefferson Street Band: El Cascabel Options / Viral / * (1:43:37 )

Banda el Recodo: Arriba Pichataro Options / Lo Esencial (1:47:33 )
GIG: Tomorrow (Sun) night at Stage 48, 605 W 48th St (10 pm show, with other bands)

Oratnitza: Tzrum Ochi Options / Various Artists: First Seven Years / Koncerti / * (1:50:40 )

Typani y Gaidi: KIU Options / Various Artists: First Seven Years / Koncerti (1:53:28 )

Mohammad Reza Mortazavi: A Voice Options / Transformation / * (1:57:16 )

Kaoru Watanabe: Kagura Gurui Ii Options / Neo (2:00:43 )

Jeong Ga Ak Hoe: Track 4 Options / Akdan Gwanghil (First Live Concert) (2:03:04 )

Refugees For Refugees (Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Tibet via Belgium): Jeljelaak Mui Dari Options / Amerli / Muziek Publique / * (2:15:07 )
Aman Yusufi (dambura, vocals) Majid Zare (tabla)

Taksim Trio: Ic Benim Icin Options / Hicaz Mandira (2:18:52 )
GIG: Headlining the Istanbulive concert tomorrow (Sunday) night at 7 at Symphony Space

Ahmet Kaya: Ben Beni Options / Yıldızlar ve Yakamoz / S Muzik (2:22:23 )

3 Hür-El: Omür Biter Yol Bitmez Options / Hürel Arsivi (2:25:33 )

The Apostles: Never Too Late Options / Various Artists: Wake Up You! The Rise and Fall of Nigerian Rock, Vol. 1 (1972-1977) / Now-Again / * (2:29:29 )

Lafayette Afro-Rock Band: Conga Options / Afro Funk Explosion (Split 2-CD with ICE) / Manifesto Records / * (2:35:29 )
New reissue package

Underground Horns: Ethio Options / Funk Monk (2:43:52 )

Yishak Banjaw : Segno Sra Allebign Options / Love Songs Vol. 2 / Teranga Beat / * (2:53:06 )
New reissue

Orchestre Laye Thiam: Sanga Té Options / Various Artists: Senegal 70 / Analog Africa (2:52:43 )

L'Harmonie Voltaique: Killa Naa Ye Killa Options / Various Artists: Voltaique Panoramique, Volume 1: Popular Music in Ouagadougou & Bobo-Dioulasso 1968-1978 / Kindred Spirits (3:00:09 )




Listener comments!

Avatar    Sat. 10/8/16 6:05pm geezerette:

Not touching that "dial"! Greetings Rob & citizens of Paradise.
Avatar    Sat. 10/8/16 6:05pm Bas NL:

Hello Rob!
Avatar    Sat. 10/8/16 6:06pm SeanG:

this beat is funky and rockin at the same time
Avatar    Sat. 10/8/16 6:07pm geezerette:

a fine masala.
Avatar    Sat. 10/8/16 6:12pm Rob W:

Good evening and thanks everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/8/16 6:15pm Parq:

Constantinople, not Istanbul.
Avatar    Sat. 10/8/16 6:17pm Rob W:

That is correct Parq!
  Sat. 10/8/16 6:37pm SeanG:

We are back!
Avatar Sat. 10/8/16 6:47pm katie:

Greetings to our musician friends from Jaisalmer. It's rockin' here as it was there in the desert.
  Sat. 10/8/16 6:52pm ?:

cant help but think [of blessed memory] of nusrat fateh ali kahn when i hear this song. nice work Merasi
Avatar Sat. 10/8/16 6:59pm katie:

can it be cranked any louder? This is so beautiful. And I DID swim in Maine thank you very much.
Avatar    Sat. 10/8/16 7:07pm Rob W:

Yes it's true, Katie did swim in the frigid oceanic waters of Maine, I stand corrected!
  Sat. 10/8/16 7:25pm andrew:

best ive heard since nusrat. great mix too.
Avatar    Sat. 10/8/16 7:26pm Bas NL:

Great session by the Merasi Master Musicians!
Avatar    Sat. 10/8/16 7:27pm Rob W:

Thanks Bas!
Avatar    Sat. 10/8/16 7:32pm Rob W:

Apologies for the dropout there - my bad...
Avatar    Sat. 10/8/16 7:33pm slugluv1313:

hi Rob and everyone!
what Bas NL said above -- WOW!
Avatar    Sat. 10/8/16 7:34pm slugluv1313:

GO KATIE!!!
Avatar    Sat. 10/8/16 7:38pm geezerette:

this is an old jazz song isn't it?
Avatar    Sat. 10/8/16 7:41pm Rob W:

Actually I'm not sure...
Avatar    Sat. 10/8/16 7:41pm geezerette:

Funkrust jam I meant.
Digging Shumba.
Avatar    Sat. 10/8/16 7:45pm geezerette:

WOW!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 10/8/16 8:04pm Ken From Hyde Park:

That was pretty cool. Kind of like Bryce's tunes.
Avatar    Sat. 10/8/16 8:11pm maestroso:

This is awesomely great. Or greatly awesome.
Avatar    Sat. 10/8/16 8:33pm Bas NL:

A great set is developing here!! ;)
Avatar    Sat. 10/8/16 8:51pm geezerette:

Terrific show Rob!!!
Avatar    Sat. 10/8/16 8:56pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob! Very nice and varied show!
Avatar    Sat. 10/8/16 8:58pm Rob W:

Thanks everyone, enjoy the rest of your weekends!
Avatar    Sat. 10/8/16 8:59pm slugluv1313:

wonderful show, Rob -- thank you!
Avatar    Sat. 10/8/16 9:02pm Linda Lee:

beautiful music once again Rob! thank you! lovely ~
Avatar    Sat. 10/8/16 9:03pm Linda Lee:

every sound in this Orchestre Laye Thiam composition is delicious
Avatar    Sat. 10/8/16 9:04pm Linda Lee:

or was that Harmonie Voltaique??? help!
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