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Saturday, August 19, 2017 Options
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TICKET GIVEAWAY THIS WEEK:

Great Indian Classical Music Monday Night to kick off the Drive East Festival
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To request a pair of tickets, email me, Rob W, here and please put "TIX" in the subject line. Deadline to enter is tonight (Saturday) at midnight. I’ll notify you on Sunday if you’re a winner.

We have two pairs of tickets available to see Indian sarod virtuoso Aashish Khan Monday night, August 21, 7 pm at Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie St in lower Manhattan, the first performance of the week-long Drive East Festival of Indian classical music and dance and more.

About the Drive East Festival:

Join Navatman as they bring together artists from all over the globe for one of the most ambitious—and lauded—congregations of Indian classical music and dance. Whether you are a seasoned patron or interested in learning more, there is an experience for everyone in this extraordinary festival.

Full schedule, info at http://www.driveeastnyc.org/.

To request a pair of tickets, email me, Rob W, here and please put "TIX" in the subject line. Deadline to enter is tonight (Saturday) at midnight. I’ll notify you on Sunday if you’re a winner.

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Come to our fall live events in Hoboken and Jersey City!

• Saturday September 9th: Live broadcast from Issyra Gallery, 300 Observer Highway, Hoboken:

Martin Vejerano’s NYC Gaita Club (deep flute and drum traditions from Colombia's Caribbean Coast); Tuki Buki Trio featuring Smokey Hormel, Ngor Jallow and Issa Sow (shimmering West African songs); Maracatu NY (driving northeast Brazilian style percussion) and Akoko Nante Ensemble (Powerful West African style drumming) Issyra Gallery is an amazing space, it must be seen to be believed, jam-packed - floor to ceiling - with traditional African art and contemporary art. Info about the space and photos at: http://www.hobokenafricanartgallery.com/ . Free admission, free WFMU swag!

• Thursday October 12th: HONK NYC! at WFMU’s Montgomery Hall, 7:30 to 11 pm

with Damas de Ferro (electrifying all-female brass band from Brazil), New Creations Brass Band (New Orleans second line power), Pussy Grabs Back (a bombastic brass band response to the State of the Union), the Balkan-inspired revelry of Veveritse Brass Band and the first-ever Montgomery Hall appearance by NYC’s first and finest agit-brass leviathan, Hungry March Band! Get your tickets now at http://tiny.cc/honknyc-wfmu-ticketfly !

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This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Cem Karaca: Emmoglu Options / Ölümsüzler 2 / Yavuz Plak (0:00:00 )

Mavi Işıklar : Çayır Çimen Geze Geze Options / 7" / Hurriyet (0:03:40 )

Erkin Koray: Çiçek Dağı Options / Erkin Koray / World Psychedelia Ltd (0:07:03 )
'Çiçek Dagi' (Mountain of Flowers) was originally performed by the Erkin Koray Dörtlüsü Quartet at the Altin Mikrofon (Golden Microphone) contest in 1968, at which, they won fourth place.

Mohammed Rafi & Asha Bhosle: Aaja Aaja Main Hoon Pyar Tera Options / Various Artists: Teesri Manzil (Soundtrack) / The Gramophone Company Of India (0:08:55 )

M. Ashraf Feat. Ahmed Rushdi - Nahid Akhtar: Too Bhi Piala Chum (Reprise) Options / Dekha Jaye Ga (From The Original Soundtrack) / Finders Keepers Records (0:13:34 )

Brass Messengers: Ethiopeekish Options / Thigmonasty / Self-released (0:17:59 )

Mulatu Astatqé: Yègellé tezeta - My Own Memory Options / Ethiopiques 4 / Buda Musique (0:23:34 )
GIG: Aug 20 (Sun) Central Summerstage, Rumsey Playfield, 72nd St. Mid-Park: Mulatu Astatke / Emel Mathlouthi / Alsarah & the Nubatones / DJ Sirak 6-10 pm.

Tukul Band featuring Mulatu Astatqé: Bugalu Options / Ethio Stars | Tukul Band, Addis 1988 / Piranha / * (0:34:02 )
New reissue

Mulatu Astatqé: Hager Fiker Options / Sketches of Ethiopia / World Village (0:36:34 )

Mulatu Astatqé with the Ethiopian Quintet: I Faram Gami I Faram Options / New York - Addis - London: The Story Of Ethio Jazz 1965-1975 / Strut (0:42:43 )

Francisco Aguabella: Shirely's Guaguanco Options / Various Artists: Mamey Colorao: 1952-1962 Spanish Harlem Dancefloor Fillers - More Afro-Cuban Roots Of Boogaloo / Grosso (0:45:04 )

Eddie Palmieri y La Perfecta: El Gavilan Options / Various Artists: Mamey Colorao: 1952-1962 Spanish Harlem Dancefloor Fillers - More Afro-Cuban Roots Of Boogaloo / Grosso / * (0:49:44 )

Joseph Kabasele: Biwela Biwela Options / Le Grand Kalle: His Life and His Music / Sterns (0:52:38 )

Los Hacheros: Pintate Options / Bambulaye / Chulo Records (0:55:48 )

Les Fantaisistes De Carrefour: Vacances Options / Petit Oiseau D'Haïti Ti / AMC (1:00:17 )

Emilsen Pacheco y su Bullerengue Tradicional de San Juan de Urabá: Yo Soy Aquel Muchacho Options / Mi Tambor es Mio / Sonidos Enraizados (1:09:53 )
GIGs: Thursday at Lincoln Center Rubenstein Atrium (free concert, 7:30 pm), Saturday at C'mon Everybody in Brooklyn, and Tues Aug 29 at Vacances in Elmhurst Queens - all with Bulla en el Barrio

Wawa et Racine Kanga: Limba Options / Vieja Mirak / Geronimo Records (1:13:41 )

Haruna Ishola (M.O.N. Baba Ngani Agba) & His Apala Group: Late Mary Awolowo Options / Mary Awolowo / Star (1:21:03 )

Rev. Floxy-Bee, the Hikosso Queen, and the JC Band (Jehovah's Cornucopia) : Ob'Awon Eni Mimo Options / Adura Mi Ti Gba / Benloren Music (1:25:25 )
GIG: TONIGHT at 9:30 pm at Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St

Sister Memunatu Kabia: Holy Ghost Fire Come Down, Let's Praise the Lord Options / YouTube Video / No Label (1:30:55 )

Abdul Tee-Jay: Kanka Kuru Options / Rokoto Make Me Dance-Dance / Weekend Beatnik (1:36:08 )

Mary Leonard: Who Should We Run To Options / Various artists: White African Power: Music from Ukerewe Island / Six Degrees / * (1:48:29 )

Francoise Atlan: Arvolicos d'Almendra Options / Sephardic Songs / Buda Musique (1:49:57 )
GIG: Aug 24 (Thurs) Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street: Gerard Edery at 7 pm, Francoise Atlan at 9 pm. Part of the American Sephardi Music Festival.

Rahim Alhaj: Fly Home-Fatima Options / Letters from Iraq / Smithsonian Folkways / * (1:52:28 )

Hassouna Bangaladish: Masso Nourkom (Turn Off Your Lights) Options / Music From The Blue Nile / ARC Music (2:01:12 )

Alsarah and the Nubatones: Albahr Options / Manara / Wonderwheel Recordings (2:07:25 )
GIG: Aug 20 (Sun) Central Summerstage, Rumsey Playfield, 72nd St. Mid-Park: Mulatu Astatke / Emel Mathlouthi / Alsarah & the Nubatones / DJ Sirak 6-10 pm.

Emel Mathlouthi: Ensen Dhaif Options / Ensen / Partisan Records (2:10:54 )
GIG: Summerstage tomorrow evening, see above

Aashish Khan and Ustad Alla Rakha: Rag Jhinjyoti Drut Gat Options / Live in Los Angeles / Simla House (2:20:10 )
GIG / GIVEAWAY: We have two pairs of tickets available to see Indian sarod virtuoso Aashish Khan Money night, August 21, 7 pm at Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie St in lower Manhattan, the first performance of the week-long Drive East Festival of Indian classical music and dance and more. To request a pair of tickets, email me, Rob W, here and please put "TIX" in the subject line.

Kinnar Seen: Lost in Bliss (excerpt) Options / Bliss / Society for Universal Sacred Music (2:29:24 )
GIG: Tuesday, August 22 Picture Kinnar Seen - Sitar Recital 7:15 to 8:15 pm (also performing that night: Indrani Khare, Hindustani vocal at 6 pm and Janaki Rangarajan, Bharatanatyam Dance at 8:30 pm) at the Drive East Festival at Dixon Place, 161 Dixon Place, Lower East Side

Junaid Younus: Khari Neem Options / Coke Sessions, Pakistan / Web Only (2:44:07 )
GIG: Saturday, August 26: Junaid Younus performs with Rajasthani Caravan, a folk all-star touring group, 8:30 pm at the Drive East Festival at Dixon Place, 161 Chrystie St, Lower East Side. (Rajasthani Caravan will also be back Sun Oct 1 to perform at Drom in the East Village as part of their NY Gypsy Festival.)

Max Cilla: La Flute des Mornes Options / La Flute Des Mornes, Volume 1 / Bongo Joe (2:51:17 )
New Reissue





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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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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    Sat. 8/19/17 6:13pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob!
Avatar    Sat. 8/19/17 6:37pm Rob W:

Good evening Bas and everyone who's still around these waning weeks of summer!
  Sat. 8/19/17 6:38pm Mike tp:

I'm digging Malatu!!!
  Sat. 8/19/17 6:51pm Carmichael:

Heya Rob and Paradisians.
Avatar    Sat. 8/19/17 6:52pm maestroso:

Finally finished my programming and I'm with you Rob!
Avatar    Sat. 8/19/17 6:55pm maestroso:

Finally finished my programming and with you now Rob!
  Sat. 8/19/17 6:58pm Carmichael:

Seems to have a duplication feature, maestroso ... :)
Avatar    Sat. 8/19/17 6:59pm maestroso:

Hmm... comments not working!
Avatar    Sat. 8/19/17 7:01pm maestroso:

Ah, it's the auto update that's not working it seems.
Avatar    Sat. 8/19/17 7:03pm Rob W:

Hi everyone! Tech note - comments look okay here, for what that's worth...
Avatar    Sat. 8/19/17 7:07pm Bas NL:

(Auto update seems to fail if you enter a comment at the same instance as an auto update event..)
  Sat. 8/19/17 7:47pm SeanG:

sounding great Rob
Avatar    Sat. 8/19/17 7:59pm maestroso:

These last two tracks are especially great.
Avatar    Sat. 8/19/17 8:01pm Rob W:

Thanks!
  Sat. 8/19/17 8:02pm Carmichael:

This is excellent music!
Avatar    Sat. 8/19/17 8:03pm Rob W:

Thanks Carmichael!
Avatar Sat. 8/19/17 8:16pm katie:

This is amazing.
Avatar    Sat. 8/19/17 8:22pm Rob W:

Thank you Katie!
Avatar    Sat. 8/19/17 8:36pm JakeGould:

Hello!
  Sat. 8/19/17 8:49pm cat:

meow
Avatar    Sat. 8/19/17 9:00pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob! Great one!
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