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Saturday, September 30, 2017 Options
David Ellenbogen on the Ragas Live Festival at the Rubin Museum, and Brooklyn Raga Massive

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David Ellenbogen produces the excellent world musicky podcast NYC Radio Live. And he's mastermind of the the 24 Hour Indian-Classical-Music-and-More extravaganza, the Ragas Live Festival. The Ragas Live marathon starts Saturday morning Oct 21st through Sunday morning October 22nd at the Rubin Museum in Chelsea.

David also plays guitar (he’s performing in the Rubin’s free Spiral Music series Wed Oct 25th). He is a member of the acclaimed Brooklyn Raga Massive collective (or "BRM"), who have big things on their plate this as well: BRM performs Terry Riley's In C at Le Poisson Rouge on Friday October 6th. And the free Outside (In)dia series at Lincoln Center's Rubenstein Atrium features BRM members collaborating with artists from around the world.

David joins us to share highlights from previous Ragas Live Festivals plus other great recordings from Brooklyn Raga Massive and NYC Radio Live.

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We have one pair of tickets available for this show:

World Music Institute presents Ustad Nishat Khan, sitar with Nittin Mitta, tabla at Merkin Hall, 129 W 67th St (plus a pre-show discussion with the performer moderated by our guest today, David Ellenbogen), Sunday night Oct 8. Talk at 7, concert starts at 7:30 pm.

From the event page: Ustad Nishat Khan is one of India’s finest musicians and a virtuoso sitar player, transcending musical barriers with his provocative expression and spellbinding technical mastery. Nishat stands at the threshold of the future of sitar and Indian music with his uniquely invigorating and contemporary approach.

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To get in the running for a pair of tickets: Email me, Rob W, here, and please put the word "TIX" in the subject line. The deadline to enter is Sunday night at midnight. Winner will be notified on Monday.

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This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

The Peace: I Don't Know Options / Black Power / Now Again (0:00:00 )

Los Destellos: Boogaloo del Perro Options / Various Artists: Cumbia Beat 2 / VampiSoul (0:04:26 )

Pascuala Ilabaca: La Muerte en Quillagua Options / Rey Loj (0:12:31 )
GIG: Live Sounds presents Pascuala Ilabaca TONIGHT at Drom, 85 Ave A, 8 pm.

Ani Cordero: Corrupcion Options / Querido Mundo (0:15:01 )
GIG: Live Sounds presents Ani Cordero, Protest Songs - CUNY Elebash Hall, 365 5th Ave, Friday Oct 20 at 7 pm

Battle of Santiago: Pa' Bailar Options / La Migra (0:19:07 )
GIG: Brooklyn Botanic Garden Chile Pepper Festival, tomorrow (Sunday) 11 am to 6 pm (with several other bands)

La Mambanegra: Malembe Options / El Callegüeso y su Malamaña (0:22:31 )

Palenke Soultribe: Blanco y Negro Options / Mar (0:27:32 )

Los Wembler's de Iquitos: Dos Amores Options / Ikaro del Amor / Barbes / * (0:31:31 )
GIG: Oct 16 (Mon) at Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St in Red Hook, Brooklyn

Akshara: Live From Pioneer Works Options / NYC Radio Live Podcast (0:48:41 )
GIG: In addition to playing the Ragas Marathon at the Rubin Oct 21-22, they have a record release show at Drom on Thurs Oct 12

Brooklyn Raga Massive: In C (Excerpt) Options / Terry Riley In C / Northern Spy / * (1:03:39 )
GIG: CD release Fri @ Le Poisson Rouge

Oumar Konaté with David Ellenbogen and friend: Improv Options / Field Recording in Bamako, Mali (1:12:51 )

Ganavya Doraiswamy: Nithākam Options / Forthcoming (1:21:00 )
George Gershwin's Summertime, in Tamil

Raga Cubana: Live excerpt Options / NYC Radio Live Podcast (1:33:44 )
GIG: Fri Nov 10, Free at Lincoln Center Rubenstein Atrium, 7:30 pm - featuring BRM members, Roman Diaz, Melvis Santa, bata drummers

Samoan Youth Choir: Field Recording by David Ellenbogen - excerpt Options (1:47:50 )

Krishna Bhatt, Anindo Chatterjee: Excerpt from Ragas Live performance, recorded by David Ellenbogen at WKCR Options (1:57:37 )

Xylouris-White: Hey, Musicians Options / Black Peak (2:07:11 )

Cambodian Space Project featuring Kong Nay: The Girl is Away but the Heart is at Home Options (2:15:06 )

Teonesse Majambere: Umuyange (Protect the Environment) Options / Abatwa (The Pygmy): Why Did We Stop Growing Tall? / Glitterbeat (2:22:50 )

Tamikrest: Erres Hin Atouan Options / Kidal / Glitterbeat / * (2:23:48 )

Mdou Moctar: Jagwa Options / Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai (OST) / Sahel Sounds (2:27:17 )
GIG: Thursday night at Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St., Red Hook, Brooklyn (w/ Drunken Foreigner Band)

Songhoy Blues: Ici Bas Options / Resistance (2:33:19 )
GIG: TONIGHT, 9 pm @ Max Fish, 120 Orchard St - thanks listener radioronan for the info...

Oumou Sangaré: Fadjamou Options / Mogoya / No Format / * (2:33:57 )

Baba Maraire: Weda Minanzi Options / Wona / Hearth / * (2:44:31 )

Gabriel Alegria Afro - Peruvian Sextet: Part 3: The Brooklyn Suite Options / Diablo en Brooklyn / Saponegro / * (2:49:35 )

Group Doueh: Ishadlak Ya Khey Options / Zayna Jumma / Sublime Frequencies (2:56:21 )

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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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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. 9/30/17 6:02pm geezerette:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/30/17 6:07pm Rob W:

Good evening geezerette and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/30/17 6:13pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/30/17 6:17pm Rob W:

Hi Bas!
  Sat. 9/30/17 6:30pm Morgan:

RIP Monty hall
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/30/17 6:35pm Rob W:

Oddly relevant to WFMU as many of you know! Thanks Morgan.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/30/17 6:44pm βrian:

Playlist ... donc j'éxiste.
  Sat. 9/30/17 6:54pm mr_mike:

Hey, I thought I was listening to WKCR when I heard your guest. I had to check my phone. Always good listening.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/30/17 7:01pm Bas NL:

Very nice, Akshara!
Avatar Sat. 9/30/17 7:14pm geezerette:

Terrific conversation and loving the music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/30/17 7:15pm Rob W:

Thanks geezerette!
Avatar Sat. 9/30/17 7:18pm geezerette:

& Hello,Rob, Bas, Brian, Mr. Mike, Morgan...!
Avatar Sat. 9/30/17 7:25pm geezerette:

!!! :) :D soooooo beautiful.
Avatar Sat. 9/30/17 7:26pm geezerette:

great piano also.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/30/17 7:30pm mr_mike:

I'm a NYC Radio fan, and awed by David's expansive tastes and circle of artists. Does he speak other languages?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/30/17 7:35pm mr_mike:

Oh. I'm impressed by you too Rob
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/30/17 7:38pm Rob W:

Thanks mr_mike - and David says, not really! He lets the music do the talking...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/30/17 7:46pm Bas NL:

Hi geezerette!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/30/17 8:00pm Bas NL:

Thanks David, very interesting!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/30/17 8:02pm Ike:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/30/17 8:29pm radioronan:

Just in: Songhoy Blues at playing Max Fish on Orchard Street tonight. Free 9pm sharp.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/30/17 8:31pm Rob W:

Wow - thanks for this info radioronan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/30/17 8:34pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Mdou Moctar is playing in Beacon, NY, tonight, I found out just hours ago. I have prior commitments, unfortunately, so won't be able to attend. Ah, well.
  Sat. 9/30/17 8:40pm Carmichael:

Heya Rob, late check in.
  Sat. 9/30/17 8:41pm Carmichael:

Mdou Moctor is astounding. Everyone go see him NOW.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/30/17 8:58pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/30/17 9:02pm Your Ace From Exchange Place:

  Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/30/17 9:09pm Old Dave:

Did Monte Hall really just die? REALLY?
  Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/30/17 9:11pm Old Dave:

Monte Hall... NOOOOO
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