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Saturday, July 15, 2017 Options
Paíto y los Gaiteros de Punta Brava:
Keeping Afro-Colombian Traditions Alive

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Sixto "Paíto" Silgado carries on a tradition of his ancestors born in palenques - settlements started by escaped slaves on Colombia's Caribbean (Atlantic) coast. He's master of the gaita negra - black gaita style. (The gaita is a traditional end-blown flute.)

Paíto lives in an isolated village and still thinks of himself as a farmer. He didn't start recording and touring until well into his 60s. But when he did, people took notice: Paíto’s 2006 debut album Gaita Negra was selected by Semana magazine as one of the 25 most important albums in the history of Colombian music.

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Huge thanks to Urian Sarmiento Obando and Lucía Ibáñez Salazar from Sonidos Enraizados, who you'll also hear from on tonight's show. Sonidos Enraizados is working with Paíto and other Afro-Colombian artists, getting their music released physically and digitally, booking performances and tours by the artists, and raising awareness of black traditions in Colombia which until recently were not well known or appreciated.

Check out Sonidos Enraizados and learn more at

Listen to (and buy!) music by Paíto and other black Colombian artists including all of Paito's albums and his first vinyl release, Mejor Que Me Mate Dios (available digitally too of course), at

Special thanks to a very special musician and champion of Colombian roots music in New York, Martín Vejerano of Cumbia River Band, Chia’s Dance Party and New York’s original gaiteros, La Cumbiamba Eneyé - who are performing gaita music at Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane St. Elmhurst, Queens Saturday night July 22nd at 10 pm. Without Martín, this session would never have happened.

And of course massive thanks to our truly illustrious engineer, the one and only Irene Trudel!

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Moğollar: 78-98 Options (0:00:00 )

Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek: Davet Options / Bongo Joe / * (0:03:47 )

Bu Ellerden Group: Asik Options / Various Artists: Uzelli Psychedelic Anadolu / Uzelli Kaset / * (0:08:06 )

Zor Beyler: Gözündeki Yaşlarına Options / Various Artists: Uzelli Psychedelic Anadolu / Uzelli Kaset / * (0:12:20 )

Tewolde Redda: Kab Nab Options / Eritrea's Guitar Pioneer: Singles 1970-73 / Domino Sound / * (0:18:50 )

Dereb the Ambassador: Addis Ababa Bete Options / Dereb the Ambassador / Other Tongues (0:22:26 )
Based in Australia

uKanDanz: Endè Iyèrusalém Options / Awo (0:28:03 )

Debo Band: Yachat Options / Ere Gobez / FPE (0:32:26 )
From Harar Police Orchestra repertoire

Mahmoud Ahmed: Alem Alem Options / Ethiopiques 26: Mahmoud Ahmed & The Imperial Bodyguard Band / Buda Musique (0:35:59 )

Mbongwana Star : Shégué Options / From Kinshasa / World Circuit (0:42:51 )
GIG: July 26 (Wed) Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street: Mbongwana Star.

Kasai All Stars: Kapinga Yamba Options / Around Félicité (Soundtrack to the film by French-Senegalese director Alain Gomis) / Crammed Discs / * (0:48:46 )

Kasumai: Le Travail Options / Senegal Urban Rhythms / ARC Music (0:53:20 )

Paíto y Los Gaiteros de Punta Brava: La Pegajosa (Live on WFMU) Options (1:01:54 )

Urian Sarmiento Obando and Lucía Ibáñez Salazar from Sonidos Enraizados: Interview Options (1:08:32 )

Paíto y Los Gaiteros de Punta Brava: Señora Maria Macho (Live on WFMU) Options (1:19:09 )

Sixto "Paíto" Silgado : Interview Options (1:25:44 )

Paíto y Los Gaiteros de Punta Brava: La Calluda (Live on WFMU) Options (1:34:09 )

Paíto y Los Gaiteros de Punta Brava: Live on WFMU Options (1:43:11 )

Paíto y Los Gaiteros de Punta Brava: El Conejo (Live on WFMU) Options (1:56:42 )

Paíto y Los Gaiteros de Punta Brava: Porro Politiao (Live on WFMU) Options (2:04:39 )

Perlas del Pacifico: Tolero Options / Llora el Agua / Sonidos Enraizados (2:13:06 )

Emilsen Pacheco y su Bullerengue Tradicional de San Juan de Urabá: El Ibuprofeno Options / Mi Tambor es Mio / Sonidos Enraizados (2:19:23 )

Chirimia del Rio Napi : Los alimentos del Maiz Options / El Pajarillo / Sonidos Enraizados (2:24:55 )

Carmelo Torres y Su Conjunto: Vivo Parrandeando Options / Vivo Parrandeando / Sonidos Enraizados (2:25:00 )

Grupo Folklorico y Experimental Nuevayorkino: Adelaida Options / Concepts in Unity / Salsoul (2:32:12 )

Buyepongo: Sin Parar Options / Todo Mundo (2:36:58 )
GIG: TONIGHT at 9 pm at Drom, 85 Ave A, opening for Javiera Mena

Tribu Baharú: Magende Options / Pal Mas Exigente Bailador (2:42:18 )
GIGs: July 20 (Thurs) SOBs, 204 Varick St: Colombian Independence Day Triple Bill! Tribu Baharú + Locos Por Juana + Grupo Rebolú / July 26th (Wed): Madison Square Park, 11 Madison Ave: Tribu Baharú 7 to 8:30 pm, free admission

Timbila with Chartwell Dutiro: Walking the Pink Fire Options / Sadza with the Head of a Mouse / * (2:46:57 )

Amadou and Mariam: Chantez-Chantez Options (2:55:07 )
GIG: Friday night @ Prospect Park Bandshell (Celebrate Brooklyn) - Innov Gnawa opens at 7:30 pm.

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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 Sat. 7/15/17 6:03pm geezerette:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/15/17 6:06pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob! Hi Geezerette & all!
Avatar Sat. 7/15/17 6:09pm geezerette:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/15/17 6:17pm Rob W:

Good evening Bas, Geezerette and everyone, thanks for listening!
Avatar Sat. 7/15/17 6:37pm Blues Mandinga:

Hey!!! Listening from Colombia!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/15/17 6:41pm Rob W:

Buena Noches Blues Mandinga!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/15/17 6:43pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

What a set.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/15/17 6:51pm Rob W:

Thanks Rev Rabbit!
  Sat. 7/15/17 6:58pm Karen in Sleepy Hollow:

Hoppin' show! Love it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/15/17 7:01pm maestroso:

Hi Rob, just finished programming, now I can listen!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/15/17 7:04pm slugluv1313:

good evening, Rob & everyone!
fantastic! & not even an hour old :)
looking forward to Paito!
  Sat. 7/15/17 7:10pm mink:

This is great! Love it :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/15/17 7:14pm Rob Weisberg:

Thanks Karen and mink and slugluv and glad you're free to relax maestroso!
Avatar Sat. 7/15/17 7:16pm geezerette:

Enjoying this enormously.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/15/17 7:20pm Smilty69:

My wife's loving today's show. We will vacation to Santa Marta, Colombia soon and Gaita music is everywhere there. Thanks Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/15/17 7:26pm Rob W:

Ah very timely, thanks Smitty 69!
Avatar Sat. 7/15/17 7:29pm Blues Mandinga:

Saludos al Paíto desde Bogotá!!!
Avatar Sat. 7/15/17 7:33pm Blues Mandinga:

Could you play "La Promesa"?
Avatar Sat. 7/15/17 7:38pm Blues Mandinga:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/15/17 7:38pm Rob W:

Hi Blues Mandinga - sad to say we recorded this in June - so we can't really take a request! Paíto and his sons are probably home in Islas del Rosario right now...
Avatar Sat. 7/15/17 7:53pm geezerette:

Hypnotic! Can't say why I love it but I do.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/15/17 8:05pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Top-notch percussion section.
Avatar Sat. 7/15/17 8:13pm geezerette:

There's a resemblance to Bernstein's "Glitter and be Gay" from Candide! How weird is that?! Bernstein may have heard this sort of music. ("Porro Politao")
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/15/17 8:14pm Bas NL:

Thank you Paíto and band!
Avatar Sat. 7/15/17 8:15pm geezerette:

Rob, thanks for bringing us these wonderful artists.
Avatar Sat. 7/15/17 8:17pm Blues Mandinga:

geezerette; is hipnotic because is african + suramerican native music ;)
Avatar Sat. 7/15/17 8:20pm geezerette:

Blues Mandinga, the roots for everyone, I agree. It's in our DNA.
  Sat. 7/15/17 8:21pm mink:

Wow. The glockenspiel(??!) player is amazing
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/15/17 8:28pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

As broad as the World. as rich as Tradition.
As diverse as Humanity, as deeply satisfying as a finely-prepared meal of International cuisine every Sat. P.M. - Appreciated Rob.
Avatar Sat. 7/15/17 8:29pm Blues Mandinga:

Avatar Sat. 7/15/17 8:30pm Blues Mandinga:
Avatar Sat. 7/15/17 8:30pm Blues Mandinga:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/15/17 8:33pm Rob W:

A wonderful chonta marimba player named Diego Obregon lived in NY for a few years although I think he's back in Colombia now. He was on my show a couple of times, including when he played on one of my live broadcasts from Barbes in Park Slope - you can hear it at - with his Grupo Chonta.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/15/17 8:37pm slugluv1313:

yes! hypnotic, mesmerizing - thank you again, Rob, for bringing these amazing musicians to the WFMU airwaves
& all the information & links! definitely want to learn/hear more!
Avatar Sat. 7/15/17 8:38pm Blues Mandinga:

Just this evening I'm going to a chonta marimba concert. What a great coincidence!
Avatar Sat. 7/15/17 8:58pm geezerette:

Blues Mandinga, great links! Thanks for sharing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/15/17 9:00pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob!
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