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Options February 13, 2021:
Lunar New Year Spectacular: Music of Vietnam, China, Tibet, Korea, Mongolia

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
Linda Yong And The Silvertones  Good Luck In the New Year   Options Various Artists: Singapore a Go-Go  Sublime Frequencies        0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Thanh Lan  Ô Kìa Đời Bỗng Yên Vui   Options Không Bao Giờ Ngăn Cách    1975      0:02:47 (Pop‑up)
Na Hoon-a  A Heart That Wishes For Happiness 행복을 비는 마음   Options Omnibus    1970  Emperor of Trot" - one of South Korea's most popular singers of 70s along w/ rival Nam Jin    0:08:54 (Pop‑up)
Kim Jung Mi  Without Me Knowing   Options Shin Jung-Hyeon Composition Collection          0:11:43 (Pop‑up)
Second Hand Rose  Qióngguāngdàn (Pauper)   Options Birth To Bloom  Taiwan Colors Music  2018  Second Hand Rose (Er Shou Mei Gui 二手玫瑰) Founded in 1999 by Liang Long in Harbin. Now based in Beijing. Song title: (CHUNG-wahng-dan) = Pauper 窮光蛋    0:14:22 (Pop‑up)
7Uppercuts  Em Đéo Biết Nữa Anh Ơi (I Don't Know, Brother)   Options Summer Jam    2018      0:16:46 (Pop‑up)
Nine Treasures  灵眼 Líng yǎn (Spiritual Eye)   Options 灵眼 Líng yǎn (Spiritual Eye)    2017  Mongolian Folk Metal From China    0:17:55 (Pop‑up)
The Hu  Sad But True   Options Single  Better Noise Music    Metallica Cover  *   0:21:12 (Pop‑up)
Violons Barbares  Purple Haze   Options Violons Barbares      Dandarvaanchig Enkhjargal a/k/aEpi (Mongolia), Dimitar Gougov (Bulgaria), Fabien Guyot (France)    0:26:48 (Pop‑up)
Hanggai  Horse of Colors   Options Big Band Brass    2019      0:31:18 (Pop‑up)
Khusugtun  Arvan Khoyor Jil   Options Jangar  Buda Musique    Self-described as "a modern and polyphonic exploration of overtone singing from Mongolia"  *   0:40:30 (Pop‑up)
The Grasslands Ensemble & Daniel Ho  Rock Blossoms   Options Between The Sky & Prairie  2017    Mongolian ensemble meets Hawaiian multi-instrumentalist    0:42:48 (Pop‑up)
Techung  Kipotang (Enjoy)   Options Lam La Che (On The Road)  ARC  2013      0:45:47 (Pop‑up)
Coreyah  Big Things   Options Clap&Applause        *   0:49:13 (Pop‑up)
Co-Bra Project  O Canto da Ema   Options Co-Bra Project  Núcleo Contemporâneo    Benjamim Taubkin, Ari Colares, Ricardo Herz and South Korea's Jeong ensemble Jeong Ga Ak Hoe    0:53:55 (Pop‑up)
Ak Dan Gwang Chil  Napal Baji (나팔바지)   Options Single        *   1:01:31 (Pop‑up)
Li Family Band  Small Imperial Cloud   Options   Buda Musique    Li Shiren and Li Family Band (Dalian, Liaoning province, Northeast China). Featuring the suona - double-reed wind instrument.    1:05:30 (Pop‑up)
Kim So Ra  Clouds Follow The Moon   Options A Sign of Rain      Featuring Korean double-reed piri    1:08:00 (Pop‑up)
Tses-heu Lha-mo  Chant de L'honneur d'un Lama   Options Various Artists: Ladakh, Monastic And Village Music  Le Chant du Monde    With double-reed and kettle-drum    1:11:27 (Pop‑up)
Black String  Exhale-Puri   Options Karma  ACT        1:14:13 (Pop‑up)
Peter Ehwald & Ensemble ~su  Bambi Killer   Options Tauchen  Gogeum    German sax / clarinetist and South Korean ensemble    1:19:09 (Pop‑up)
Yeominrok World Music Ensemble  The Brave Moonlight   Options E-Do (King Sejong) 새 디스크  Pony Canyon        1:22:46 (Pop‑up)
King Yebi  Chaotic Times   Options Soundtrack For King Yebi's Musical, Ebi the Great      Korean / Japanese arts troupe based in Japan    1:28:47 (Pop‑up)
Jambinai  Event Horizon   Options Onda  Bella Union  2019      1:31:21 (Pop‑up)
Lệ Thủy, Minh Vương, Phương Dung  Ước Nguyện Đầu Xuân   Options Hồng lâu mộng (Dream of the Red Chamber)      Hồng lâu mộng = Dream of the Red Chamber - Vietnamese version of the famous Chinese work. Music combines folk-theatre style with a more pop style.    1:35:28 (Pop‑up)
Toàn Thắng  Ghost Riders in the Sky   Options Tiếng Đàn Bầu Toàn Thắng      Performing on the one string fiddle, Đàn Bầu. His name is pron. "Tun Tahng",    1:39:54 (Pop‑up)
Phong Nguyen Ensemble  Suong Chieu, Tu Anh (Evening Dew & Beauty)   Options Various Artists: Eternal Voices - Traditional Vietnamese Music In The U.S.  New Alliance    Album features vocalists Hoàng Oanh, Kim Tuyến, Thu Hong, and Thu Van.    1:45:18 (Pop‑up)
Kim Sinh with Kieu Oanh  Tha Nuoc Dem Trang   Options The Art of Kim Sinh  King Records / Seven Seas    Kim Sinh, acclaimed blind Vietnamese multi-instrumental string player    1:48:23 (Pop‑up)
Yungchen Lhamo and Anton Batagov  Your Kindness   Options Tayatha          1:54:39 (Pop‑up)
Ngawang Dondrup  Chering   Options Various Artists: Achelhamo: Celestial Female - Parts From Tibetan Opera (Pan Records)  Pan  1996      2:01:35 (Pop‑up)
Yandong Grand Singers  Qunp Xic Jah (It is Spring)   Options Everyone Listen Close (Wanp-Wanp Jang)  Pan  2020  Quoting Indiana's Lotus Fest site: "The Yandong Grand Singers perform in a unique polyphonic acappella vocal style that has been designated a masterpiece of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. The Dong people, who don’t have a written language of their own, transmit much of their history, culture, and knowledge through songs that accompany them throughout their lives."    2:04:04 (Pop‑up)
Jeongga Ensemble, Soul-jiggy  Looking For Spring   Options Jeongga Ensemble, Soul-jiggy 1st album  Gogeum  2018      2:06:22 (Pop‑up)
Lee Youngsub, Yun Seokyung, Shin Hyunsuk, Lee Jaeha  Echo   Options 4 in Nori          2:11:28 (Pop‑up)
A Moving Sound  Interplanetary Heart   Options Songs Beyond Words  ARC        2:17:29 (Pop‑up)
Mukam Art Troupe of Xinjiang feat. Maimat Tulson  The Scenic Kashgar   Options Don't Torment Me, Dear  Wind  2002      2:23:31 (Pop‑up)
Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal, Jesse Paris Smith  Jigten   Options Songs from the Bardo  Smithsonian Folkways        2:26:27 (Pop‑up)
Sherap Dorjee  Le mont Kharak   Options Tibet - Chansons Des Six Hautes Vallées  Buda Musique  2003      2:30:22 (Pop‑up)
Guo Gan & Fabio Turchetti  Horse Race   Options The Silk Way      Guo Gan is one of today's great erhu - China's most popular spike fiddle - soloists  *   2:33:13 (Pop‑up)
Li Shihuan  Chū gāng (Steel Tapping) 出鋼(チュルガン)   Options Xuán qín sàn diào `qīng shēng zhuó shēng' 玄琴散調「清聲濁聲」      Performing on the qin    2:38:13 (Pop‑up)
Wang Li  A Fan Waving in the Past   Options Past-Present-Future    2014      2:40:25 (Pop‑up)
Gong Myoung  Cyclo   Options Gong Myoung 3rd: Deep Sea    2008      2:42:30 (Pop‑up)
Leenalchi  Ddiddiroo Diroo Diroo   Options Sugungga  Zanpar    Feat. Jang Young-Gyu of Ssing Ssing  *   2:44:54 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  6:01pm Listener Bop Monroe:

greetings from our part of Tannersville! Happy New Years all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm chresti:

Happy Metal Ox year, Rob and sound paradisians!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:04pm john_zilla:

greetings everyone from N Brooklyn! we ready for today show thanks robW and skeleton crew
Avatar 6:04pm slugluv1313:

greetings, Rob (& Katie and kitties too!), Skeletons, Paradis Family -- Happy Lunar New Year!!! (Metal Ox, if i remember correctly?)
Avatar 6:04pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Gung Xi Fa Cai ! ! !
Happy Year of the Metal Ox Everyone !
Avatar 6:05pm slugluv1313:

hi chresti! ah you beat me to it -- it IS Metal Ox, thank you!
Avatar 6:06pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Stuff to peruse :
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:07pm Scott67:

G'day Rob & Travelers! From tomorrow across the Pacific.
A perfect way to get your Ox on, Happy Lunar! ✌😎❤🌏🌞
Avatar 6:08pm Martinibomb:

Rob W!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:09pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Rob takes the yoke for the next three hours!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:09pm chresti:

Hi slugluv! RevRab informed us yesterday.
Avatar 6:09pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

2020s like the 1960s :
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:10pm Rob W:

Good evening everyone, Happy New Year and thanks for sticking with us on WFMU!
Avatar 6:11pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob! Spinny worlders!
  6:13pm headcleaner:

this is exactly the vibe I need right now, Rob - thanks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:13pm PaulRobeson1920:

Good evening ya’ll! Very fine show Rob W!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:13pm radioronan:

Greetings Rob and global members of the comment board. Welcome Year of the Metal Ox. Plan on celebrating Lunar Gras on Monday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:14pm Stanley:

Listening live!
Hi Rob and my (late night, here) pals
Avatar 6:15pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

For all the talk of the Lunar Year - you seldom hear anybody playing Chinese or East Asian music for it. So this is very kewl.
Avatar 6:15pm slugluv1313:

@chresti -- awesome! thank you, RRN63!
(maybe that is how i heard? but Ye Olde Brain not remembering proper, hah!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:18pm Stanley:

I got a second hand rose, I got it good.
Avatar 6:23pm slugluv1313:

@RRN63 -- so . . . does that mean 2010s are like 1950s?
(was born in January 1959 -- Earth Dog, i think)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:23pm Ken From Hyde Park:

"Who is this?"
"Yes, it's The Hu."
Avatar 6:25pm slugluv1313:

YES! Happy (almost) Mardi Gras too!
Avatar 6:26pm slugluv1313:

Nine Treasures <3 <3 <3
Avatar 6:27pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

slugluv yes - it's a 60-year cycle :
12 Animal Years Xs 5 Elements = 60.
  6:29pm Cliff, just Cliff:

Happy OxMetal year everyone
  6:29pm Julie on the app:

that...death metal? was unexpected. as is this great hendrix cover.
Avatar 6:30pm hip:

Great list! Enjoying the bull!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:36pm Rob W:

Thanks everyone!
Avatar 6:40pm slugluv1313:

looks like Nine Treasures has toured in Asia and Europe, but not in the States yet?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:43pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I wonder what's the cycles of metals? Death Metal, Speed Metal, Norwegian Black Metal, Nu Metal, etc. This could span centuries.
  6:45pm mazudog:

is this a Hanggai cover?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:46pm Megaroni:

How perfect Rob! Just home from Manhattan Chinatown:)!
  6:47pm mazudog:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:48pm Rob W:

Megaroni you're spot on!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:51pm chresti:

Now I wish we were getting dumplings instead of tacos...
  6:51pm Cliff, just Cliff:

There has to be Post-Metal right? We’ve already got post-punk & post-rock (Godspeed!)
  7:24pm headcleaner:

the stuff we're hearing now is post-everything, as far as I'm concerned
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:38pm chresti:

Tacos were great, therefore I retract the statement I made before.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:39pm chresti:

I've lost track of the pres and posts.
Avatar 7:40pm Cliff, just Cliff:

I'm having carbonara
Avatar 7:41pm Cliff, just Cliff:

chresti, sounds like the timestreams are crossing again
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:42pm Scott67:

I love this track. Shared it on Fakebook after hearing it the first time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:42pm chresti:

I think you are right, Cliff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:45pm chresti:

One string fiddle.
Avatar 7:47pm Cliff, just Cliff:

Twang twing
Avatar 7:50pm Cliff, just Cliff:

Now I'm craving pho. Lots of good places to get that in Prague, there's a big Vietnamese community there
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm Iºkºeº:

Took a walk up through Brooklyn Chinatown earlier but not much happening. I think everyone's at home celebrating. A friend scored some really tasty-looking taro biscuits/cookies with sesame seeds yesterday from a street vendor so clearly that was the day to explore. None of that today.
Avatar 8:00pm Cliff, just Cliff:

It's ass cold outside, I'm sure not going out except to check my mailbox
  8:02pm headcleaner:

I'll be throwing together something 'asian-esque' after the show (steamed squash noodles from the hippie food coop, fresh cilantro, soy sauce, chili flakes etc) - we'll see how that goes
Avatar 8:05pm Bas NL:

Great set Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:06pm Rob W:

I'll be celebrating with a trip to the Asian grocery on Route 440 in Jersey City NJ on Monday morning! I know, it's another holiday too, at least around here...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm Rob W:

Thanks Bas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:15pm john_zilla:

just ate a ton of sichuan food yum
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:15pm john_zilla:

loving the tunes robW
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:20pm Rob W:

Thanks john_zilla!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:29pm Scott67:

The pack of Pork & Ginger Dumplings in my fridge aren't going to be around much longer!
  8:29pm Carmichael:

Where has the time gone? Heya Rob and listeners.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:42pm Scott67:

Dropping out a little bit?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:44pm Rob W:

Thanks Scott67 - it looks like there were a couple of drop-outs but nothing sustained. If you hear a longer one let us know. Thanks!
Avatar 8:44pm Cliff, just Cliff:

Yeah I suddenly got a bunch too, are we doing mouth-harp music now?
Avatar 8:45pm slugluv1313:

this Jigten is SO beautiful, ethereal yet grounding (if that makes any sense!)
FINALLY had a chance to watch The Tibetan Book of The Dead documentary narrated by Leonard Cohen -- when i first heard about this (early 1990s?) all i could think was how eerie, almost disturbing, it would be to hear Leonard reading The Tibetan Book of The Dead (at the time, i had not realized it was a documentary) . . . but instead i found his narration incredibly soothing, like i wish he HAD recorded an actual reading of The Tibetan Book of The Dead, even if only in English
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:45pm Rob W:

Yes on the mouth-harp, thanks Cliff.
Avatar 8:47pm Cliff, just Cliff:

Now I'm thinking of Olga from Siberia, Ken was really into her a few years ago
Avatar 8:49pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Chinese New Year is observed for the entire ~two weeks from New Moon to Full Moon - culminating then with the bright Moon in 'Festival of Lanterns'. A bit like all our Holidays wrapped into one in importance. It must feel very odd for those whom it is traditional to social distance - as it usually involves contintuous firecrackers & such. Altho other aspects are more private & family-oriented.
  8:50pm headcleaner:

outstanding work, Rob - enjoy your shopping trip tomorrow!
Avatar 8:51pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

slugluv Thx for informing of the existence of this!
Avatar 8:52pm Cliff, just Cliff:

Sounds like a good docu Slugluv, I'll add it to my ever-expanding list
Avatar 8:53pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

  8:55pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob! Great show!
Avatar 8:56pm Cliff, just Cliff:

Thank u Rob!
Avatar 8:56pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Thank You RobW !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm radioronan:

Thanks Rob..Thanks skeletons!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm Scott67:

Thanks Rob, great stuff mate!
😎✌🌏 Pacific & beyond!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Rob. Have a good week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm chresti:

Thanks Rob!
  8:57pm SeanG:

great show Rob!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm Ken From Hyde Park:

(Happy Mardi Gras!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm Rob W:

Thanks Headcleaner, SeanG, Chresti, KHP, Scott, radioronan, RevRabbit, Cliff, Bas and thanks everyone for listening and I hope you can stick with us on WFMU! And yes Happy Mardi Gras too!
Avatar 8:59pm slugluv1313:

@RRN63, @Cliff, just Cliff -- thanks!
i actually borrowed the DVD from my local library; the translation i have is from W. Y. Evans-Wentz, with commentary by Jung (1980s? got this as a gift many years ago)
Avatar 9:00pm slugluv1313:

wonderful wonderful show, Rob -- thank you so much!!!
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