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This is where all of culture and all of time are collapsed into one seductive portal and viewed through the panoramic lens of the exotic. Come and embark on an armchair-travel virtual-voyage to the heart of timeless darkness and beyond; embrace the numinous monolith of the exotic immensity. Let us find that place where hybridization meets its destiny as pure fantasy. Let us become observers observing those others who are ourselves. You wear your mask and I'll wear mine.

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Options January 3, 2019: Radio Rituals for a New Year

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
  Intro            
Duo Ouro Negro com Sivuca  Kurikutela   Options Africanissimo  Columbia  1959    0:01:15 ()
Duo Ouro Negro com Sivuca  Kangrima   Options Africanissimo  Columbia  1959    0:03:09 ()
Duo Ouro Negro  Blackground   Options Blackground  Columbia  1972    0:05:48 ()
Duo Ouro Negro  Afrika (Kaiábula)   Options Mulowa Afrika  Columbia  1967    0:10:29 ()
Belita Palma  11 de Novembro   Options ?  ?  1975?    0:12:34 ()
Belita Palma  Fidel Castro   Options ?  ?  1975?    0:15:56 ()
Lilly Tchiumba  Muato Múo N'Gola   Options Songs of My People  Monitor  1975  orig. released as N'Zambi É Deus on Estudio label (1975)  0:18:21 ()
Adikwa Depala  Matete Paris   Options The World Is Shaking: Cubanismo From The Congo 1954-55  Honest Jon's  2009    0:20:43 ()
Lecuona Cuban Boys et Elyane Celis  María La O   Options María La O / Tendre Bolero 78  Columbia  194?    0:23:48 ()
Oscar Celestin  Marie Laveau   Options Voodoo in America: Blues, Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Calypso  Frémeaux & Associés  2012  195?  0:27:06 ()
Growling Tiger  Yoruba Shango   Options Knockdown Calypsos  Rounder Records  1979    0:33:39 ()
Cult Music of Trinidad  Shango Bababa   Options Cult Music of Trinidad  Folkways  19??    0:36:57 ()
Mighty Sparrow  Shango Man   Options Sparrow at the Hilton  Ra  1967    0:38:05 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
 
  Cult Music of Trinidad        0:42:33 ()
Celia Cruz with the Yoruba Chorus and the Batá Drums  Changó   Options Santero (Afro-Cuban Cult Music)  Panart  1957    1:00:52 ()
Clifford Thornton & the Jazz Composer's Orchestra  Changó Obarí   Options Gardens of Harlem  JCOA  1975    1:02:14 ()
Celia Cruz with the Yoruba Chorus and the Batá Drums  Babalú Aye   Options Santero (Afro-Cuban Cult Music)  Panart  1957    1:06:46 ()
Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra  Babalu   Options Mambo! (Music for Latin Lovers)  Mercury  1957    1:09:34 ()
Antobal's Cuban All-Stars Under the Direction of Obdulio Morales  Yemaya (Afro)   Options Pachanga and Other Latin Favorites  Brunswick  1961    1:12:18 ()
Mercedes Valdés with the Yoruba Chorus and the Batá Drums  Yemaya   Options Santero (Afro-Cuban Cult Music)  Panart  1957    1:14:31 ()
Tito Puente y La Lupe  Rezo-A-Yemaya   Options The King and I / El Rey y Yo  Tico  1967    1:17:40 ()
Mercedes Valdés with the Yoruba Chorus and the Batá Drums  Ochún   Options Santero (Afro-Cuban Cult Music)  Panart  1957    1:20:43 ()
Johnny Richards  Ochun   Options The Rites of Diablo  Roulette  1958    1:23:45 ()
Miriam Burton  Yoruba Lady   Options African Lament  Epic  1962    1:28:10 ()
Mercedes Valdés, Bienvenido Leon & Facundo Rivero with the Batá Drums  Obatalá   Options Santero (Afro-Cuban Cult Music)  Panart  1957    1:30:25 ()
Tito Puente  Obatala Yeza   Options Top Percussion  RCA Victor  1958    1:33:27 ()
Tito Puente  Elequana   Options Top Percussion  RCA Victor  1958    1:36:38 ()
Mercedes Valdés, Bienvenido Leon & Facundo Rivero with the Batá Drums  Eleggua   Options Santero (Afro-Cuban Cult Music)  Panart  1957    1:39:31 ()
Sabu Martínez  Aggo Elegua   Options Palo Congo  Blue Note  1957    1:42:30 ()
Obdulio Morales and his "Black Chorus" – Caridad Suarez, Soloist  Ogún   Options Santero (Afro-Cuban Cult Music)  Panart  1957    1:46:46 ()
Toto Bissainthe  Ibo Ogoun   Options Chante Haïti  Arion  1977    1:49:19 ()
Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari  Bongo Man   Options Grounation  New Dimension  1973    1:56:32 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Charles the Bongo King and the People from Carenage, Trinidad 
Play Young Boy, Play   Options Bamboo Tamboo – Bongo & The Belair  Cook  1956    2:01:06 ()
Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari  Grounation   Options Grounation  New Dimension  1973    2:14:44 ()
Bembeya Jazz National  Première Partie   Options Regard Sur Le Passé  Editions Syliphone Conakry  1970    2:43:45 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 6:41pm chresti:

Happy new 3rd day of the year!
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 6:44pm Flash Strap:

Same to you Chresti! how was the trip north?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 7:02pm chresti:

We're still in sf, last day, I think
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 7:02pm Flash Strap:

Ok we're off! starting with my top Duo Ouro Negro track
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 7:04pm Flash Strap:

nice long stay
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 7:06pm hyde:

hello!
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 7:07pm Flash Strap:

Hi Hyde! happy new year
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 7:07pm Flash Strap:

god i love this record
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 7:08pm chresti:

Yeah, a week. Hi hyde
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 7:10pm Flash Strap:

nice cover on this one: img.discogs.com...
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 7:13pm Flash Strap:

Weirdly can't find any info on these Belita Palma recordings, despite her status as one of the most iconic Angolan singers. From here: freedomspear.blogspot.com...
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 7:14pm Flash Strap:

November 11 1975 = Angolan independence

Belita Palma also the singer for N'Gola Ritmos
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 7:16pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Requesting entry from Papan Legba.
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 7:18pm Flash Strap:

come in Rev Rab, all are welcome here, especially rabbits
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 7:20pm Flash Strap:

this is the last of track from Angola, and it's a beauty. this whole record is sublime

folkways.si.edu...
  Thu. 1/3/19 7:23pm Doug Schulkind:

Good evening, Admiral. I’m in need of some serious exploring. Please take me away.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 7:23pm hyde:

goin' back a bit: hi chresti! (sorry, i was showering...)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 7:24pm chresti:

no worries hyde!
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 7:25pm Flash Strap:

Hi Doug! how are you my friend? beatin' back the bug I hope
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 7:25pm Flash Strap:

well, you clean up nice, Hyde
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 7:26pm hyde:

i feel so clean, i admit
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 7:26pm Flash Strap:

of all the Boys, Lecuona's have to be among the very best. legendary group, every recording a beaut
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 7:29pm Flash Strap:

not sure where this recording originates from, I think it's not long before his death in '54
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 7:36pm Flash Strap:

I need more Tiger recordings, he's incredible
  Thu. 1/3/19 7:37pm Doug Schulkind:

Bug’s beating me, but we’re still in the early rounds.
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 7:39pm Flash Strap:

Boy I had a bad one myself a few weeks ago and it took a while to lick it
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 7:41pm chresti:

I will have a spit bath, later...
Keep fighting the bugs off...elderberry/zinc
  Thu. 1/3/19 7:49pm Doug Schulkind:

Big news. Jeff Golick, host of Sunday’s sublime D:O Radio, will be filling in for Little Danny tonight following Explorers Room!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 7:50pm hyde:

that *is* big news
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 7:51pm hyde:

tho i sure do miss that Cool Blue Flame (no disrespect to the fillers in!)
  Thu. 1/3/19 7:55pm Doug Schulkind:

With me being under the weather, Larry Grogan and Testify! will be filling in for Give the Drummer Some tomorrow morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 8:02pm melinda:

hi friends!
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 8:03pm Flash Strap:

Hi Melinda!
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 8:03pm Flash Strap:

@Doug: good to know, I'll announce that next break
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 8:04pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Evan, explorers
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 8:05pm Flash Strap:

Hi Coelacanth!
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 8:05pm Flash Strap:

@Hyde: I miss him too
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 8:06pm coelacanth∅:

be well soon, hey Doug?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 8:06pm Doug Schulkind:

Also, Uncle Michael will be doing his 3rd Annual All Listener Request show tomorrow, between Noon and 3pm (eastern). Listeners can send their requests to Uncle Michael via email OR (and this is a new innovation) via telephone—and have your request appear on air! To submit a request, go to this page: hinkydinky.net...
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 8:08pm Flash Strap:

That is great news! what a cool show
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 8:09pm Doug Schulkind:

@coelacanth∅
Heh, thanks. I haven't eaten solid food since Sunday. Going to attempt a few bites of banana in a bit. Wish me luck.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 8:11pm quinn:

Since Sunday! Oh no! Feel better, Doug.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 8:11pm quinn:

And hi, I'm here. New year, new patterns to put into repeat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 8:12pm Doug Schulkind:

Thanks, Quinn. I would hate to see the stomach bug I've got under a microscope. Probably one of those terrifying prehistoric-like monsters.
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 8:12pm Flash Strap:

Hi Quinn! wonderful, splendid to see you

happy new year!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 8:13pm coelacanth∅:

oh man. Good Luck Doug.
i know for myself if getting food in or keeping it there is an issue it's either miso soup; warm ginger/licorice tea with honey; or lemon-ginger-echinacea juice that breaks it...in all cases taken in minute sips at first with breaks in between.
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 8:14pm Flash Strap:

@doug: i got food poisoning right before leaving for France, and spent the first few days of the tour just eating bananas and trying not to look too insane
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 8:14pm hyde:

@Doug oh, that's rough. best wishes
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 8:16pm Flash Strap:

so i know that banana game, i meant to say
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 8:21pm Flash Strap:

Yoruba chorus' work on Ochun is exquisite
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 8:26pm melinda:

Stomach bugs are the worst.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 8:27pm melinda:

I usually make egg drop soup when I'm queasy.
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 8:27pm Flash Strap:

this record always strikes me initially as being a little too formal, precise, but it does have its charms and always wins me at least most of the way over
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 8:27pm Franco Twinkie:

Hey Flash!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 8:27pm coelacanth∅:

i can see how bananas might work for breaking that. i just usually don't have bananas around.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 8:28pm passiflora:

I've been fortunate in that regard. I don't recall ever having a stomach bug
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 8:28pm Flash Strap:

hey Franco! how goes it up there
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 8:28pm Flash Strap:

hi passiflora with the iron stomach
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 8:29pm passiflora:

spirits are another story
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 8:30pm Franco Twinkie:

Great! I was just record shopping in the Haight.
  Thu. 1/3/19 8:30pm chresti:

Apples, too, for the runs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 8:30pm passiflora:

Aquarius isn't there anymore, is it? I used to visit that website so much
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 8:31pm Flash Strap:

Sounds cool as hell, Franco
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 8:31pm hyde:

@passiflora me too! i miss their year end lists
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 8:32pm passiflora:

yes, me too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 8:33pm coelacanth∅:

i think i've had food poisoning once, full on, when i was about 20, and once very mildly. i've had a hangover probably 10 X that kept me from consuming anything for a day. i don't think i've ever had a "stomach bug".
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 8:34pm quinn:

it's stomach bug season. it struck me and both of my kids at the same time a couple weeks ago. that was kewl
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 8:35pm Franco Twinkie:

Cool as hell, yes. But now I'm inside and need to warm up with some soup, kick back and listen to these mad voodoo spells your casting.
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 8:35pm Flash Strap:

btw way folks, some station news – new show on the stream after Mayuko this Saturday (doing a soft-launch before officially kicking off Jan. 26)! Dave Sewelson, Music for the Free World

check it out!
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 8:35pm Flash Strap:

@Quinn: very nice, yes, extremely cool
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 8:36pm coelacanth∅:

oh no quinn! that sound like one of those fun houses that aren't really fun.
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 8:36pm Flash Strap:

warm up and get mad Franco
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 8:36pm passiflora:

emetic mirrors
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 8:43pm Flash Strap:

Arsenio Rodriguez on this Sabu
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 8:44pm hyde:

@Flash wow!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 8:45pm doctorjazz:

Hey! Been listening, too busy to post happy new year all!
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 8:48pm Flash Strap:

Hi Doc! happy new year to you my friend!
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 8:53pm Flash Strap:

Toto Bissainthe is so brilliant
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 8:55pm passiflora:

it's perfect & feels close to the ground
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 8:57pm Flash Strap:

re: Toto B. : such a grand example of someone using both Vodou traditions and contemporary expressions to make powerful, vital diaspora music
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 8:58pm quinn:

ooh i really like this one
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 8:59pm Flash Strap:

me too quinn!
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 8:59pm Flash Strap:

defnitely grew up listening to Jimmy Cliff's version on my dad's cassette of Give Thankx
  Thu. 1/3/19 9:00pm Doug Schulkind:

Nyabinghi Love!
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 9:00pm Flash Strap:

(which Ras Michael & the Sons of Negus plays on, actually - Ras Michael being hugely influenced by this record)
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 9:01pm Flash Strap:

@doug: you know it! get ready
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 9:09pm northguineahills:

Hi/bye Evan, nice stuff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 9:10pm quinn:

good night, sweet dreams
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 9:14pm doctorjazz:

Dave Sewelson? Did I hear right ? he of Microscopic Septet baritone fame?
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 9:15pm Flash Strap:

yesssssss doctor
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 9:15pm Flash Strap:

it's very cool
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 9:16pm Flash Strap:

hi and bye NGH, have a great one
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 9:16pm Flash Strap:

restful sleep and all good things to you quinn
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 9:17pm doctorjazz:

BIG BIG FAN! Seen them many many times ! Seen him in a Trio setting! Has one of the world's best beards!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 9:18pm chresti:

Great show! Love this Grounation track, uncharted territory for me mostly, Rastafarian drumming and chanting
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 9:20pm Flash Strap:

this is sort of the foundation of all Nyabinghi to follow - Ossie's influence is inestimable. and Cedric Im Brooks' sax is fascinating, with really unique jazz elements
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 9:21pm chresti:

Ras Michael and the sons of Negus, I've heard before slightly
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 9:21pm Flash Strap:

@Doc: that's so cool, had no idea about the beard. sounds like you betta not miss that show this saturday
  Thu. 1/3/19 9:21pm Doug Schulkind:

Holy holy, Flash.
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 9:24pm Flash Strap:

yeah this record is a church on three discs
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 9:24pm chresti:

I have a friend who briefly embraced aspects of Rastafari, the dancing part.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 9:25pm chresti:

Not the "woman follow man" part, that's where she drew the line...
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 9:27pm Flash Strap:

yeah for sure, there's a little of a lot too much of that
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 9:27pm doctorjazz:

jazzbarisax.com...

That should show a bid of his bearded majesty
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 9:28pm Flash Strap:

that's also a very majestic baritone sax
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 9:33pm doctorjazz:

The most Majestic! He's a hoot live (sings too)
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 9:34pm Flash Strap:

I confess to having none of your familiarity, you're getting me more excited than I already was
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 9:37pm chresti:

Wow! He's in Oakland.@ majestic hoot
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 9:37pm doctorjazz:

Comes from my younger days as a Microscopic Septet groupie
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 9:38pm chresti:

Yet another frontier to explore!
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 9:38pm Flash Strap:

I guess he had a show on Little Walter Radio, which just went defunct, so the Drummer Stream is fortunate to give his show a new home
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 9:40pm hyde:

@Flash ooh, just catching up. will listen!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 9:41pm chresti:

We'll be at home and plugged in for sure. Sorry about your bug, Doug.
  Thu. 1/3/19 9:41pm Doug Schulkind:

May this go on forever. Please?
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 9:41pm Flash Strap:

listen to Cedric Im Brooks on this record, you hear a guy on a whole other level, at the edge of something truly new I think
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 9:41pm Flash Strap:

I wish Doug!
  Thu. 1/3/19 9:43pm Doug Schulkind:

Hi chresti. My bug says hi, too.
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 9:43pm Flash Strap:

you line this 3xLP up with his other great album, Tales of Mozambique, that's the better part of day, if not forever
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 9:45pm chresti:

There was a Soul Vendors live album at Groove Merchant, on Studio One, for 10 dollars.
To Doug's Bug: Time to stop bugging Doug!
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 9:46pm Flash Strap:

returning to Africa, and unexpected / unique Cuban cross-pollinations (based on solidarity in revolution among other things), we have one of the GREATEST bands:
BEMBEYA
JAZZ
NATIONAL
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 9:46pm Flash Strap:

yeah set my man's tummy free over here he has radio to do
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 9:47pm Flash Strap:

and dinners to eat
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 9:52pm Jeff Golick:

Hi. Have been quietly listening and immensely enjoying. An impossible act to follow, but I will try, over here: wfmu.org...
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 9:53pm Flash Strap:

Hi Jeff! It'll be a pleasure to turn things over to you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 9:53pm doctorjazz:

OK, time to head home (really late, really beat)
Thanks for the great music, Evan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 9:54pm hyde:

this stuff is really dreamy
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 9:54pm Flash Strap:

safe travels and thanks for hangin' out Doc
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 9:54pm Flash Strap:

I once read someone describe the guitarist's style as "stars spread across the sky"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 9:56pm chresti:

Lovely show, thanks Flash!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 9:57pm hyde:

thanks!
  Thu. 1/3/19 9:58pm Doug Schulkind:

Sublime beyond wor(l)ds.
Avatar Thu. 1/3/19 9:58pm Flash Strap:

thanks all, from the bottom o' me heart
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/3/19 10:00pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Evan
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