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Saturday, February 4, 2017 Options
New Music, Mixed Bag

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This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Rail Band: Mouodilo Options / Various Artists: The Original Sound of Mali / Mr Bongo / * (0:00:00 )

Dur Dur Band: Garsore Waa Ilaah Options / Volume 5 / Awesome Tapes From Africa (0:04:33 )

King Ayisoba: Africa Needs Africa Options / Various Artists: This Is Kologo Power! A Bolgatanga Ghana Compilation. / Makkum / * (0:13:19 )

Maalem Mokhtar Gania & Bill Laswell: Zaini Options / Tagnawwit - Holy Black Gnawa Trance / M.O.D. Technologies / * (0:19:16 )

Dhafer Youssef: Al-Akhtal Rhapsody Part II Options / Diwan of Beauty and Odd / OKeh / * (0:32:51 )
GIG: Feb 8 (Wed) Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St: Dhafer Youssef. 7:30 pm.

Dhafer Youssef: Cheerful Meshuggah Options / Diwan of Beauty and Odd / OKeh / * (0:34:42 )

Perújazz: Azimut Options / Perújazz / Vampisoul / * (0:39:34 )

Waltel Branco: Efeito Options / Apresenta Musicas Da Novela Assim Na Terra Como No Ceu Incluindo Tres Temas Da Novela " Irmaos Coragem" / Mr Bongo (0:42:27 )
2015 reissue of 1970 LP

Maga Bo: Eu Vim de Longe Options / Various Artists: Turntables on Ipanema / Wonderwheel / * (0:47:17 )

Maracatu New York: Dia do Cabocio Options / Various Artists: Turntables on Ipanema / Wonderwheel / * (0:48:17 )

MeiaMeia: Gregory Beyer: Berimbau Quartet no. 1: “Chip” Options / Arcomusical / Innova / * (0:51:35 )

Kandia Kouyaté: Tie Faring (Souri) Options / Renascence / Sterns (0:57:05 )

Mariem Hassan: Almara Options / La Voz Indomita / Nubenegra / * (1:09:26 )
Posthumous release

Noura Mint Seymali: Soub Hanak Options / Arbina / Glitterbeat (1:14:42 )
GIG: Feb 24 (Fri) Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St: World Music Institute Presents: Noura Mint Seymali. 8 pm.

Jeich Ould Badu and Ahmedou Ahmed Lewla: Erkiz Options / Top WZN / Sahel Sounds / * (1:19:07 )

Afous d'Afous: Tarhanine Tegla Options / Single / Sahel Sounds (1:23:35 )

TisDass: Yamedan Options / Yamedan / Sahel Sounds (1:29:29 )

Mdou Moctar: Tarha Tazed Options / Adounia Ayassohen / OTOroku (1:34:19 )
Live at Cafe OTO, Dalston, London, 2014 - "Cafe OTO provides a home for creative new music that exists outside of the mainstream with an evening programme of adventurous live music seven nights a week" per their website... "The concert programme at Cafe OTO is managed by OTOProjects – a not-for-profit Community Interest Company (CIC)."

Goat: Goatfuzz Options / Requiem / SubPop / * (1:44:58 )

Boiled in Lead: Berber Options / Silver / Omnium (1:51:48 )

Garmarna: Labyrint Options / 6 / Westpark (1:56:56 )

Group Doueh & Cheveu: Moto 2 Places Options / Dakhla Sahara Session / Born Bad / * (2:01:00 )

Gaye Su Akyol: Hologram Options / Hologram İmparatorluğu / Glitterbeat / * (2:04:01 )

Indrani Perera: Eka Dawasak Options / Various Artists: Sri Lanka: The Golden Era of Sinhalese & Tamil Folk-pop Music / Akuphone / * (2:13:15 )

Lilanthi Karunanayake: Malli Options / Various Artists: Sri Lanka: The Golden Era of Sinhalese & Tamil Folk-pop Music / Akuphone / * (2:17:12 )

Malphino: Republica Federal de Malphino Options / Lalango 7" b-side / Names You Can Trust / * (2:19:48 )

C.A.M.P.O.S.: Luz Blanca, El Cantante Options / Miracles & Criminals / * (2:22:33 )

Agrupacion Ilegal Los Imparciales: Ni Chicha Ni Limonada Options / 7" / Names You Can Trust (2:26:25 )
From Buenos Aires

Aniceto Molina: La Danza de la Chiva Options / De Parranda con Aniceto Molina (2:29:44 )

Tulipa Negra: Tulipa Negra Options / Joaninha Namorada (2:31:11 )

Bana: Serpentina Options / Bana a Paris / Sons D'Africa (2:34:48 )

Pedrinho: Nanda Options / Various Artists: Synthesize the Soul: Astro-Atlantic Hypnotica from the Cape Verde Islands 1973-1988 / Ostinato / * (2:38:09 )

The Funk Ark: Man is a Monster Options / Man is a Monster / Ropeadope (2:45:57 )

Ssing Ssing: Minyo Medley Options / Unreleased (2:53:52 )

Organizations supporting the rights of immigrants and refugees:

National Immigration Law Center: Established in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants.

National Immigration Forum: The National Immigration Forum is one of the leading immigrant advocacy organizations in the country, with a mission to advocate for the value of immigrants and immigration to the nation.

New York Immigration Coalition: The New York Immigration Coalition aims to achieve a fairer and more just society that values the contributions of immigrants and extends opportunity to all. The NYIC promotes immigrants’ full civic participation, fosters their leadership, and provides a unified voice and a vehicle for collective action for New York’s diverse immigrant communities.

Arab American Family Support Center (New York City): The Arab-American Family Support Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-sectarian organization that provides culturally and linguistically sensitive services to immigrant communities throughout New York City.

International Refugee Assistance Project: The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) organizes law students and lawyers to develop and enforce a set of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced persons. Mobilizing direct legal aid and systemic policy advocacy, IRAP serves the world’s most persecuted individuals and empowers the next generation of human rights leaders.

International Rescue Committee: The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.

Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF): AALDEF is a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans by combining litigation, advocacy, education, and community organizing. Issues / focus include immigrant rights, civic participation and voting rights, economic justice for workers, language access to services, educational equity, housing and environmental justice, and the elimination of anti-Asian violence, police misconduct, and human trafficking.

Make the Road New York (MRNY): MRNY builds the power of Latino and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services.

Make the Road New Jersey (MRNJ): Make the Road New Jersey builds the power of immigrant and working class communities in New Jersey to achieve dignity and justice through community organizing, legal and support services, transformative education and policy innovation.

The following message is being circulated on Facebook (original post here),
from Matthew Covey, directory of Tamizdat (a non-profit musical / cultural exchange organization that among other things has a service to provide visa service for international musicians coming to the US):
U.S. ARTS PRESENTERS: If you have a currently booked performance with a performing artist from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan or Yemen, please send an email with the information about the performance to matthew (at) tamizdat (dot) org. We are trying to document the immediate impact denying entry to individuals from these countries would have on cultural programming. Please indicate whether the booking can be shared with the public or not. (IMPORTANT: Information will be confidential unless you indicate otherwise, but, alas, will NOT be protected by attorney client privilege). PLEASE COPY AND REPOST.

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 2/4/17 6:05pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob!
  Sat. 2/4/17 6:07pm Rob:

Last week's show inspired me to trek out to JFK to join the protest. Thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 2/4/17 6:08pm Rob Weisberg:

That's wonderful Rob!
  Sat. 2/4/17 6:09pm Mark R:

Where our own Dan Bodah was offering legal assistance to those in need.
  Sat. 2/4/17 6:10pm Mark R:

This Dur Dur Band track is so groovy and hypnotic...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 2/4/17 6:38pm SeanG:

killer tracks tonight Rob for real
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 2/4/17 6:46pm Mike East:

Really loving the show so far, Rob.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 2/4/17 6:49pm Rob W:

Thanks Mike, Sean and Mark and yes indeed, Dan Bodah, in the trenches, doing it for the people! Actually our legal system is paying some dividends right now...
  Sat. 2/4/17 6:59pm Mark R:

This Gregory Beyer track is gorgeous.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 2/4/17 7:03pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Props Rob(s) !
Avatar Sat. 2/4/17 7:14pm Doug Werewolf:

Good evening.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 2/4/17 7:16pm Rob W:

Good evening!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 2/4/17 7:24pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Them African guitar ensembles are just the bombdiggity. Thx for presenting these trax man.
Avatar Sat. 2/4/17 7:27pm geezerette:

real birth of the blues.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 2/4/17 7:32pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

The immediate precursors to the Blues via Slavery would be West African, generally. The largest continent - w/ about as many countries as we have states. These picks have the Arab flavor running thru them. Nothing is perfectly isolated of course. The similarities between Blues & Indian music fascinate me, for that matter...It's a whole World out there! :)
Avatar Sat. 2/4/17 7:40pm geezerette:

Amen, in the most secular way. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 2/4/17 7:41pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Mdou Moctar is so wonderful. Love his stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 2/4/17 7:41pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Mdou Moctar here apparently is based in Niger - land-locked West Africa. Music is the joyous way to learn...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 2/4/17 7:42pm Bas NL:

Very much *clicky star*!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 2/4/17 8:00pm maestroso:

Hi Rob! You got 6! Awesome album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 2/4/17 8:05pm Scraps deSelby:

h'lo arf arf h'lo
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 2/4/17 8:15pm Scraps:

Well, M.I.A.....
Avatar Sat. 2/4/17 8:41pm geezerette:

@Rob: Love this show;so rich. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 2/4/17 8:51pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Rob. Your shows always warm my heart.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 2/4/17 8:54pm Bas NL:

Thanks for the great sounds Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 2/4/17 8:56pm Rob W:

Thanks Bas, thanks everyone for listening and have a great week.
  Tue. 2/7/17 10:11am Eric Wayne:

Ooooh, maaan, King Ayisoba is awesome. One of my favorite things you shared since Hukwe Zawose. Been listening to this show for over a decade, on and off. Thank you. You've really expanded my musical horizons.
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