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Saturday, April 7, 2018 Options
Janne Halonen on Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble's Cross-Cultural Musical Creations

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Finnish guitarist Janne Halonen joins us to introduce We Are Together, the excellent new album by Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble on the roots-worldly Bafe's Factory label. Janne leads the trans-continental band along with Benin-based singer / percussionist Noel Saizonou. We'll learn what brought musicians from two far-flung countries together and get a taste of their distinctive Vodun-rock / jazz-tinged concoctions on this week's show.

This Week's Playlist:

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Mohama Saz: De Enrada No Options / Negro es Poder (0:00:00 )

Selda Bağcan: Gitme Options / Selda / B-Music (0:06:36 )

Cem Karaca: Zeyno Options / Kardaslar & Apaslar (0:10:21 )

Nekropsi: Baglama Options / Nekropsi / A.K. Müzik ‎ (0:15:24 )

Dirtmusic: Love is a Foreign Country Options / Bu Bir Ruya / Glitterbeat / * (0:17:58 )

Baba Zula: Carino (feat. La Yegros) Options / XX / Glitterbeat (0:22:27 )

Nagual: Utesheniye Snegom (Consolation By Snow) Options / U Zemli Pod Yubkoy [У Земли Под Юбкой] (0:29:45 )

Magic Carpathians: Denega Options / Denega / World Flag Records (0:35:46 )

Lost Bayou Ramblers: Freetown Crawl / Fightin'ville Brawl Options / Kalenda / Rice Pump Records (0:41:06 )
GIG: Sunday April 15 @ Joe's Pub

Smadj: Alone Options / Solotronic / Wax (0:45:02 )

Kiran Ahluwalia: Jhoomo Options / 7 Billion / Factor / * (0:49:10 )

La Bamboche: Le Tailleur de Pierre, Bouree du Brezou Options / La Bamboche / Hexagone (0:57:52 )

Janne Halonen of Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble: Interview Options (1:02:13 )

Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble: Hande Options / We Are Together / Bafe's Factory / * (1:11:58 )

Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble: Chili Song Options / We Are Together / Bafe's Factory / * (1:19:31 )

Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble: Va Options / We Are Together / Bafe's Factory / * (1:29:06 )

Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble: Awhan Gbe Le Options / We Are Together / Bafe's Factory / * (1:37:52 )

BaranBand: Be To Options / Mn Bo To / Global Music Centre (1:48:41 )

Trio Toffa: Ozin De Options / Positive / Eclipse Music (1:53:26 )

Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble: Nonvi Tche (My Brother) Options / We Are Together / Bafe's Factory / * (2:01:11 )

Eyon'le Brass Band: Miwa Yissé Options / Empreinte du Père / Irfan Le Label (2:06:26 )

Fatoumata Diawara: Nterini Options / Single / Shanachie / * (2:16:28 )
GIG: World Music Institute concert, Monday Night, April 16th - the final night of their three-night Festival of Mali at Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.

Théo Blaise Kounkou: Gemile Options / Gemile / TBK (2:20:16 )

Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang: Feba Options / En Yay Sah / Luaka Bop (2:30:45 )

La Cuneta: Cañambuco (feat. Carlos Mejía Godoy) Options / Cañambuco / Round Whirled (2:35:36 )

Samba Chula De São Braz: Meu Amor já me Chamou Options / Quando Dou Minha Risada - Há,Há / Funarte (2:39:44 )

Derek Gripper: Alga Yaya Options / Libraries on Fire (2:48:36 )
GIG: World Music Institute concert, Sunday Night, April 15th - the second night of their three-night Festival of Mali at Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.: Trio Da Kali/Derek Gripper

Trio de Kali & Kronos Quartet: Eh Ya Ye Options / Ladilikan / Nonesuch (2:56:18 )
GIG: World Music Institute concert, Sunday Night, April 15th - the second night of their three-night Festival of Mali at Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.: Trio Da Kali/Derek Gripper



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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/7/18 6:08pm northguineahills:

Selda!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/7/18 6:08pm northguineahills:

That voice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/7/18 6:09pm Guido from Cologne:

Hello Rob!
Selda's original label Türküola was located in Cologne.
Also som Turkish production was done here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/7/18 6:10pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/7/18 6:10pm northguineahills:

Thanks Guido, now tatooed that info into my brain!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/7/18 6:12pm Rob W:

Interesting, thanks Guido and good evening everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/7/18 6:14pm Guido from Cologne:

For instance some of Cem Karaca's productions were done in Cologne.
With Music-mafia head ferdy Klein.
Cem also lived in Cologne in political exile in Cologne.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/7/18 6:17pm Cooh John:

Pulling up my chair to take in some Paradise.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/7/18 6:18pm Guido from Cologne:

Yüksel Özkasap, platin level selling aarabesque singer was named "The nightingale of cologne". None of the German public ever noticed. OK, enough of Cologne. :-)
Avatar    Sat. 4/7/18 6:23pm βrian:

"ALL-ONE!"
Avatar    Sat. 4/7/18 6:25pm βrian:

"The nightingale of cologne" sounds like a frat-house mascot.
Avatar    Sat. 4/7/18 6:26pm βrian:

(Letter case matters!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/7/18 6:37pm katie:

That one was amazing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/7/18 6:59pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Rob and company. Looking forward to the special attraction tonight.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/7/18 7:03pm maestroso:

Hi Rob, got my ears on...
  Sat. 4/7/18 7:59pm Ike:

Very nice sounds!
  Sat. 4/7/18 8:04pm JakeGould:

Hey Katie! Hey Rob!
  Sat. 4/7/18 8:05pm JakeGould:

Hey Ike! Hey Cooh John!
  Sat. 4/7/18 8:44pm Carmichael:

Just dropped by. Heya Rob and listeners.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/7/18 9:00pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob!
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