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Options January 16, 2021:
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Artist Track Album Label Comments New Approx. start time
Trad Attack!  Rikas sittus   Options Make Your Move!  Trad Attack!      0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Forshpil  Mezhiritsh   Options Tsvey  Forshpil  From Latvia - Yiddish Psych-folk    0:04:18 (Pop‑up)
DakhaBrakha  Torokh   Options Alambari  DakhaBrakha      0:12:07 (Pop‑up)
Warsaw Village Band  Splawiany - Drifter   Options Waterduction (Uwodzenie)  Karrot Kommando    *   0:16:53 (Pop‑up)
Zafîf  Heure de Pointe   Options Zafîf EP  Zafif  Led by Khalil Bensid and Samir Mokrani - North African (Gnawa), Turkish and Yemeni mix via Geneva, Switzerland    0:20:53 (Pop‑up)
Raed Yassin  Book of Psalms   Options Archeophony  Akuphone  Raed Yassin, born in Lebanon, also works out of Berlin; also a visual artist  *   0:25:37 (Pop‑up)
Moonlight Benjamin  Pale Pawol   Options Simido  Ma Case      0:36:16 (Pop‑up)
Vusi Mahlasela  Khona Manje   Options Shebeen Queen  Craft Recordings      0:40:05 (Pop‑up)
Lucas Nwananga and His Band  Elastic Bands   Options Back to Soweto  Umsakazo Records      0:45:35 (Pop‑up)
Mateus Aleluia  Gangagila (feat Lenna Bahule)   Options Olorum  Tratore  At 76, Bahian singer-songwriter Mateus Aleluia released his third solo album of new songs, with participations from some of the country’s leading musicians.  *   0:49:20 (Pop‑up)
Thornato  Timbavati Bounce (feat. Benjamín Vanegas)   Options Escape Plan  Wonderwheel  Producer Thor Partridge  *   0:53:29 (Pop‑up)
Santrofi  Adwuma   Options Alewa  Out Here      0:59:50 (Pop‑up)
Jupiter & Okwess  Abalegele Gale   Options Na Kozonga EP  Everloving Records  Jupiter Bokondji's messages describe social unrest in his hometown of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo    1:03:50 (Pop‑up)
Keleketla!  International Love Affair   Options Keleketla!  Ahead Of Our Time  Keleketla! was initiated by the Johannesburg based Keleketla! Library project and UK charity In Place Of War. Coldcut were joined by Nono Nkoane, Tubatsi Moloi,Thabang Tabane Sibusile Xaba and Gally Ngoveni. Plus contributions from Tony Allen, Shabaka Hutchings, Dele Sosimi, The Watts Prophets, Tamar Osborn, Miles James, Ed ‘Tenderlonious’ Cawthorne, Afla Sackey, Antibalas and others. - Bandcamp blurb    1:08:14 (Pop‑up)
Groupe RTD  Raani (The Queen) / Hassan Omar Houssein   Options The Dancing Devils of Djibouti  Ostinato Records      1:15:32 (Pop‑up)
Ningue Ningue  Maragato   Options Ningue Ningue  Requerec  From Guarda, Portugal, revisiting oral traditions    1:27:12 (Pop‑up)
Thiago Nassif  Cor   Options Mente  Gearbox  Co-produced by Arto Lindsay    1:29:37 (Pop‑up)
Falle Nioke & Ghost Culture  Loneliness   Options Youkounkoun EP  PRAH  Guinea / UK collab    1:32:26 (Pop‑up)
La Gallera Social Club  Moroka-jia   Options Tropico Salvaje  Tortuga Music  From Maracaibo, Venezuela - twin brothers Alexis and Miguel Romero  *   1:38:04 (Pop‑up)
Bab L'Bluz  Nayda!   Options Bab L'Bluz  Real World Records    *   1:41:42 (Pop‑up)
Izouran N-Sahara  Chamra   Options Tisnant  Hit the Road Music  Izouran N-Sahara (Roots of the Desert) represent the rich and diverse culture of Tagounite and M’hamid El Ghizlane in southeastern Morocco. Fusing traditional music styles of the Amazigh and Aarib people of the Sahara Desert, Izouran N-Sahara presents a new generation’s efforts to bring the storied traditional music cultures of their ancestors into the future (Source: Rhythm Passport)  *   1:45:50 (Pop‑up)
Sidi Touré  Bortchin   Options Afrik Toun Mé  Thrill Jockey  Great Malian guitarist / feat Mamadou Kelly and Boubou Diallo    1:49:15 (Pop‑up)
Tidiane Thiam  N'Dianguene Demngal Men   Options Siftorde  Sahel Sounds  From Fouta Toro, Northern Senegal    1:53:20 (Pop‑up)
Fra Fra  Destiny (Orphans)   Options Funeral Songs  Glitterbeat  Fra Fra are a quartet from the predominantly Muslim northern part of Ghana / recorded by Ian Brennan    1:56:13 (Pop‑up)
Ann O'aro  Talon Malgash   Options Longoz  Buda Musique  From Réunion. With Teddy Doris on trombone, Bino Waro on percussion    1:59:25 (Pop‑up)
Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn  Busy Weaving / Julianne Johnson / Open Little Hand / Back Step Cindy   Options Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn  Smithsonian Folkways  Instruments = Guzheng, Banjo    2:10:18 (Pop‑up)
Ötödik évszak  A une femme   Options Ne rejtsd el  Fonó Budai Zeneház  Band name (from Hungary) means "Fifth Season"  *   2:13:13 (Pop‑up)
Frigg  Hakkisen   Options Frixx  Frigg      2:16:04 (Pop‑up)
Zedashe  Chkim Chonguri (My Chonguri, Samegrelo)   Options Silver Sanctuary  Electric Cowbell  From the Republic of Georgia    2:19:31 (Pop‑up)
Proekt Polotentse  Mesyats   Options Kolechko  Proekt Polotentse  A joint project of the Moscow musicians Olga Zrilina and Alexander Polyushkin. Traditional songs from different regions of Russia in minimalistic arrangements. The album uses traditional songs from Bryansk, Kharkov and other former and present regions of Russia.    2:21:53 (Pop‑up)
Etienne de la Sayette  Safari Kamer feat. Erik Aliana   Options Kobugi  Muju  New album by french musician/producer Etienne de la Sayette (Akalé Wubé, Baeshi Bang…) blending jazz/groove with african & korean flavors Production / Recording / Compositions / all instruments: Etienne de la Sayette    2:24:36 (Pop‑up)
A Cumpagnia & Trio Sospirata  Maganzia   Options Mare Nostrum  Casa Editions  Mare Nostrum is a remarkable collaboration between innovative Corsican vocal group A Cumpagnia and Italian instrumental ensemble Trio Sospirata. Mare Nostrum combines Corsican polyphonic and solo vocal traditions with the Tuscan infused sounds of an exploratory trio that uses an unconventional format of euphonium/ trombone, virtuosic accordion and frame drums.  *   2:30:06 (Pop‑up)
Marion Cousin et Kaumwald  La Bastarda y el Segador   Options Tu Rabo Par'Abanico  Les Disques Du Festival Permanent  Heard this one on Meghan's show Underwater Theme Park on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio yesterday morning!    2:34:02 (Pop‑up)
Falsa  Behad Ramzan (Boundless Secrets)   Options American Sufi  Falsa      2:45:37 (Pop‑up)
Kutiman  A Giant Snail   Options Wachaga  Siyal Music  Ophir Kutiel from Israel    2:53:43 (Pop‑up)
L'Attirail  Drum Lung   Options Footsteps In The Snow  CSB Productions  Feat Sidi Bemol    2:58:34 (Pop‑up)

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Also check out our all-time African popular music faves Spotify playlist at: http://tiny.cc/wfmu-tsp-african-faves

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:50pm chresti:

Hi Rob and sound paradise party! Tuned in...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:02pm mariano:

Rob, Crew, chresti, everyone!
  6:02pm Cumbia Phil:

Happy Fest season Rob! Globalfest was rad
  6:02pm Cumbia Phil:

Wish we was at the Goldenfest Hall tonite
  6:04pm headcleaner:

evening, peoples
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:04pm Rob W:

Hi everyone - Cumbia Phil, I agree, globalFEST did a great job online. Golden Fest is online tonight as well - but I miss them both in person, yes...
Avatar 6:05pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob! World class people!
  6:06pm radioronan:

Good evening Rob and global citizens of the comment board!
  6:07pm headcleaner:

the goldenfest streams worked very nicely for me, last nite. it's pay-as-you-wish, btw. I'll probably try again tonite after giving due listening service to Marty
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:08pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hello, Rob and globules!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:16pm Rob W:

Thanks headcleaner, glad you checked out Golden Fest online and thanks for reporting back! (Golden Fest streams through 1 am Garden State time tonight as well folks - go to goldenfest.org and yes, pay as you wish to watch. A very lively comments board there too (as was the case for globalFEST).
  6:25pm manana:

oyez, pointe well taken
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:29pm chresti:

Hi mariano!
  6:35pm Dave Miss:

Electric zither is a thing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:36pm Megaroni:

Great to hear you Rob! Happy 2021
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:42pm Mister Dobalina:

Just tunin' in...haven't missed too much I hope.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:43pm Cooh John:

Hello all. Signing in early, chresti & mariano.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:45pm Rob W:

Thanks Megaroni, a happy one to you too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:46pm Cooh John:

Hi Rob. Great to hear sounds from around the globe. Perhaps the sounds can unite us.
  6:48pm turkeysexy:

Rob this is hitting the spot!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:50pm Rob W:

Thanks folks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:51pm chresti:

Hi Cooh John. About to have tacos...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:54pm Cooh John:

Had tacos yesterday, chresti. Just poured a Guinness in front of the fire.
  6:56pm Dave Miss:

Fun set!
Avatar 6:59pm βrian:

My habib'ti told me to stop skoal-ing in front of the mirror. But what else am I do to with a glass of aquavit?
  7:00pm Dave Miss:

Hi Rob! Do you know this group from Mozambique named Cheney Wa Gune Quarteto? My friend was there for decades and sent me their Jindji Jindji album. Really upbeat.
  7:10pm Mandy:

Rob W, thank you so much for your show. it is the perfect cooking soundtrack. I'm just dancing in my socks and chopping stuff over here
  7:11pm headcleaner:

this song (International Love Affair) is still fresh in my mind since when I last heard it, which must have been MattW's play on Aug 11
  7:12pm headcleaner:

(meaning, "that's how good it is" - not that Rob is cribbing from Matt)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:13pm Rob W:

Thanks Mandy, good chopping! And you know headcleaner, I might have first heard Keleketia on Matt's show - he does a great job (in addition to being a wonderful guy) and believe me, I take notes!
  7:16pm headcleaner:

Quarteto Cheney Wa Gune look promising, @DaveMiss - thanks for tip
  7:17pm headcleaner:

@robw - all good!
  7:19pm ?:

Lol @Mandy same here, socks and all lolol
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:22pm PaulRobeson1920:

Good Stuff Rob W!
  7:23pm Dave Miss:

@headcleaner they’re really fun
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:27pm Rob W:

Thanks PR20!
  7:55pm Marie:

Tx for the beautiful music, Rob
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:55pm Ike:

Good evening, Rob and all!
  7:58pm headcleaner:

I would feel so honored to have this sung at my funeral
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:04pm john_NN_nn_n:

we are LOVING the show Rob from N brooklyn
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm Rob W:

Thanks john_NN_nn_n!
Avatar 8:16pm TDK60:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:17pm maestroso:

Frigg! A fave of mine..
  8:17pm Andal:

Help it's roots music
  8:30pm winston legthigh:

hey hey hey rob w, john_nn_nn_n, headcleaner, ike, marie, dave miss, pr1920, tdk60, maestro, andal, mandy, brian, cooh john, chresti, turkeysexy, mister dobalina, megaroni, manana, mariano, ken from hyde park, bas nl, cumbia phil !!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:36pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, winston. Great show tonight, isn't it?
  8:39pm winston legthigh:

tis kfhp!
Avatar 8:46pm TDK60:

Hello Winston.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:48pm chresti:

Hi winston!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:50pm PaulRobeson1920:

Really good show is right!
Avatar 8:50pm khd:

i don't get to comment on this playlist a lot but i love this show v. much - thanks for all the years mr. dj
Avatar 8:54pm TDK60:

Good night, Rob.
  8:56pm winston legthigh:

wonderful show rob w, all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm radioronan:

Thanks Rob! Thanks skeleton crew! Keep keeping your ears open, all!
  8:58pm Bas NL:

Thanks for the sounds Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm chresti:

Thank you Rob and crew!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Rob. Stay warm!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm Rob W:

Thanks everyone, have a good week!
Avatar 9:00pm slugluv1313:

been listening and loving the show -- thanks so much, Rob!
sending peace and blessings and hopeful, positive energy out to y'all :)
  1:19am Jude:

Rob, You are a treasure - This was the most fantastic show - My favorite of all time - just everything so great and helped me concentrate in the weaving - your segues between tunes so lovely! Thanks for sharing your gifts with us!
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