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Saturday, July 1, 2017 Options
Red Baraat: Brooklyn's Masters of Dhol 'n' Brass

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NPR calls them "the best party band in years" - but they're not just any old party band: Red Baraat's exuberant brass-driven explorations blend north Indian roots and bhangra with New Orleans second line, funk, soul, jazz and more.

The band kicked off a summer tour at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg Thursday night (June 29th), celebrating its latest greatest album, Bhangra Pirates. And then on to WFMU! (Actually it's on to Ann Arbor, Michigan too, where Red Baraat is playing the same day as their FMU session, Saturday July 1. (How is that possible? Chalk one up to the magic of radio!) The band also has more tour dates in the midwest starting July 15th.

Learn more about Red Baraat, tour dates, get their albums and more at

Meet visionary Red Baraat leader, drummer and percussion wiz Sunny Jain and find out about his arresting trio Tongues in Trees (who perform as part of the Brooklyn Raga Massive weekly at the Owl Music Parlor, 497 Rogers Ave in Brooklyn Wed July 12th) and his other musical adventures in global musics, jazz improv, experimental music and more at

Sunny also has a booking agency, Jain Sounds, that can hook you up with amazing bands and artists working a wide range of South Asian inspired musical angles:

Massive thanks to Red Baraat's radio promo folks at Planetary Group, the band and Sunny's management at Lobel Arts, and Red Baraat's label Rhyme-Reason for helping make this happen, and of course to our illustrious engineers Manny Yupa and Jake Brown!

This week’s show is pre-recorded in its entirety (that’s why the playlist is not updating live). Special thanks to our Board Op, Bridget Murray.

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Hartyga feat. Albert Kuvezin : Kara Duruya Options / Various Artists: Russian World Music Awards / Yurta Music / *

Nomade Orquestra: Terra Fértil Options / Entremundos / FarOut Recordings / *

Inna Zhelannaya: Staryi Muzh (Old Husband) Options / Various Artists: Russian World Music Awards / Yurta Music / *

Trio Tekke & Dave De Rose: The Devil's Village Options / Zivo / Trio Tekke / *

Fanfara Tirana: Keq Me Burre E Keq Pa Burre (To Marry Or Not, This Is the Question) Options / Albanian Wedding / Piranha

Frank London Glass House Orchestra: Furfangos Frigyes Options / Glass House Orchestra - Astro-Hungarian Jewish Music / Piranha / *
Forthcoming release

Tibble Transsibiriska : Ushti Ushti Yanina Options / Duj / Marushka Records / Big Is Promotion

Coreyah: Born Wrong Options / Volume 2 / CJ&M
GIG: July 6 (Thurs) Lincoln Center Rubenstein Atrium: World Music Institute Presents: Coreyah. 7:30 pm, Free Admission.

Carlinhos Brown: Magalenha Options / Mixturada Brasileira / Satélite K ‎
GIG: July 15 (Sat) Lincoln Center Festival at David Geffen Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza: Carlinhos Brown. 8 pm.

H'Sao : Baba Options / H'sao / Milles-Pattes Canada
GIG: July 28 (Fri): Lincoln Center Festival, Nomadic Nights presents at Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, Amsterdam Ave. and 65th St: H’Sao (Chad / Quebec)

Tanzania Albinism Collective : Peace Has Vanished Options / White African Power / Six Degrees / *

Toko Telo: Jiny Karo Karo Options / Toy Raha Toy / Anio Records / *
Featuring noted Madagascar musicians D'Gary, Monika Njava and Régis Gizavo

Red Baraat: Horizon Line Options / Live on WFMU

Red Baraat: Se Hace Camino Options / Live on WFMU

Red Baraat: Zindabad Options / Live on WFMU

Red Baraat: Akhiyan Udeek Diyan Options / Live on WFMU

Red Baraat: Bhangale Options / Live on WFMU

Red Baraat: Bhangra Pirates Options / Bhangra Pirates / Rhyme & Reason / *

Abida Parveen: Nigah e Darwaishaan Options / Coke Studio Sessions / Unreleased / online only

Ochelie Soroki: Streli Options / Various Artists: Russian World Music Awards / Yurta Music / *

Maria Pomianowska : Desert Options / Voice of Suka / WM Poland / *
July 25 (Tues): Lincoln Center Festival, Nomadic Nights presents at Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, Amsterdam Ave. and 65th St: Maria Pomianowska (Poland)

Alash: Odarladyp Semirtiili (Let's Fatten the LIvestock) Options / Achai / Alash
GIG: July 2 (Sun): Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St: Alash with NYC bluegrass all-stars and Andrew Sheron. 7 pm.

Vedan Kolod: Hindrick the Beast Options / Dance of the Wood Spirits / Sketis Music

Zampogneria : Antidotum Tarantulae Options / Fiumerapido / Felmay / *

Tamorra: Tu Comu Stai? Options / Anthology 1995-2017 / Buda Musique / *

Acquaragia Drom: Pizzica Paliakos Options / Rebelde / Finisterre / *

Golden City All Stars: Siyangena Options / Bump / RPM Records
Music bed for concert listings. South African studio band featuring Aaron Jack Lerole among others.

Mabiisi : Awine (Rosario Remix) Options / Mabiisi - Remixes / Akwaaba Music / *
Erratum: I may have referred to Mabiisi as if that was the artist's given name but it's actually the name of a duo featuring MC Art Melody from Burkina Faso and Stevo Atambire, a popular kologo musician from Ghana.

Soweto Soul featuring Penny Penny: Papa Penny Options / Soweto Soul / Soweto Soul / *

Albert Kuvezin and Yat-Kha: Ramblin' Man Options / Re-Covers / World Village

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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.

Action NYC: ActionNYC connects New Yorkers to free, safe immigration legal help. You can make an appointment to learn your immigration legal options and get immigration application assistance. There are ActionNYC sites in all five boroughs. Appointments are required. Your appointment will be in your language.

Immigration Equality is the leading LGBTQ immigrant rights organization in the country. It provide s advice and legal services to thousands of LGBTQ and HIV-positive immigrants seeking refuge, fair treatment, and freedom in the United States. The work is truly lifesaving because there are nearly 80 countries around the world where it is a crime to be LGBTQ, with consequences up to and including the death penalty. For this reason, Immigration Equality fights to obtain asylum in the United States for LGBTQ and HIV-positive refugees - with a remarkable 99% win rate.

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.

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/1/17 10:45am Rob W:

Good evening everyone and thanks for listening! Please note: Rather unusually, this show is pre-recorded in its entirety. (Huge thanks to Bridget Murray for acting as our board-op tonight!) That's why the whole playlist is already posted and I may not be posting in the comments section during the show. But this does mean you know the future! At least, the future as far as what the next few songs are that you'll be hearing on WFMU, and Red Baraat's set list for their live session tonight. Which I can tell you is fantastic, it was a treat to record the session with them and I hope you can stick around for it. Thanks again for listening and have a great rest-of-the-weekend!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/1/17 6:09pm cory:

thanks for the glimpse into the future
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/1/17 6:14pm BriJet:

Got off to a bumpy start. Glad to be here!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/1/17 6:33pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63: never fails: holiday weekend - & even the dulcimers are hammered...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/1/17 6:52pm BriJet:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/1/17 6:57pm Bas NL:

Enjoying the show! Thanks for taking care of the knobs and dials, BriJet!
  Sat. 7/1/17 6:59pm Mayor Frank:

Well now my apartment smells like onions...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/1/17 7:00pm BriJet:

It's a pleasure! I am usually at work during Rob's show, but always enjoy hearing it when I get a chance!
Avatar Sat. 7/1/17 7:05pm Bisquat LeClam:

great stuff
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/1/17 7:05pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Zats, if I knew the future, I'd know if I'd dare bet against Germany over Chile in the Federations Cup final tomorrow!
  Sat. 7/1/17 7:35pm Mayor Frank:

Chile. Why? Because I have no allegiance. I want the underdog. I have a long-sleeved Giggs shirt but don't wear it. Thus, Chile. Though why has Germany collapsed so? Once so skillful. Old? Thank you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/1/17 7:42pm Mayor Frank:

Portugal v. Mexico at 8:30m as well. #coffeeball
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/1/17 7:42pm BriJet:

man! my neighborhood will be rockin tonight, esp. if Portugal wins!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/1/17 7:53pm Mayor Frank:

I don't like the non-live aspect but that's OK. Isn't it weird how it's weird?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/1/17 8:00pm northguineahills:

Actually sent their B team of mostly youngsters for the tournament, and have pretty much dominated. Probably won't dominate Ch-Chi-Chi, Le-Le-Le,.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/1/17 8:11pm Mayor Frank:

I would love to see a South American topsy-turvy renaissance in futból//
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/1/17 8:33pm Ike:

Greetings, y'all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/1/17 8:38pm BriJet:

I like Ireland, is that a team? LOL
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/1/17 8:43pm Mayor Frank:

Great show-even though you're pre-recorded.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/1/17 8:45pm Mayor Frank:

Pat Byrne needs to quickly explain Jadek to those of us who don't understand.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/1/17 8:52pm BriJet:

YEah no hablo Jandek
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/1/17 8:52pm BriJet:

I'm gonna sign off!!!! xoxo
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/1/17 8:56pm cory:

thanks for the great music Rob and BriJet
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/1/17 8:58pm Bas NL:

Thanks all for the show! Big thanks to Red Baraat!
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