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Options February 20, 2021:
Lotsa New Stuff!



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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
Makhona Tsohle Band  Soul Track   Options Makgona Tsohle Reggi  Umsakazo Records    New reissue of 1970 album from South African band that famously backed Mahotella Queens  *   0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Just Brothers  Sliced Tomatoes   Options Single  Merchant  1965  Basis for Fatboy Slim's Rockefeller Skank    0:03:04 (Pop‑up)
Boogarins  Elogio à Instituição do Cinismo   Options Lá Vem a Morte    2018      0:07:35 (Pop‑up)
Amparanoia  Mi Genetica   Options Himnopsis Colectiva  Mamita      *   0:10:45 (Pop‑up)
Ani Cordero  Es Amor   Options Single  Avokado      *   0:14:04 (Pop‑up)
Bomba Estéreo  Agua   Options Deja      Advance track / video from forthcoming album, featuring Lido Pimienta and OKAN  *   0:16:54 (Pop‑up)
Komasi  Doni Doni   Options Mezclatotäl      Feat Simon Chenet (France), Koto Brawa (Burkina Faso), Mauricio Santana (Chile)  *   0:20:24 (Pop‑up)
Made Kuti  Hymn   Options For(e)ward  Partisan    Son of Femi Kuti  *   0:23:47 (Pop‑up)
Balkan Taksim  Zalina   Options Single  Buda Musique      *   0:31:18 (Pop‑up)
Transglobal Underground  Hey You Shepherd (feat. Perunika Trio)   Options A Gathering of Strangers  Mule Satellite    New reissue / repackage of 2010 album on the theme of migration in Europe. About this track (from liner notes): "A Bulgarian story of a fatal adventure into camel herding, recorded in Peckham and Budapest."  *   0:34:59 (Pop‑up)
Crimi  Chi Ci Talia   Options Luci e Guai      From France, inspired by North Africa, and a grandma from Sicily  *   0:38:03 (Pop‑up)
Smadj  Je   Options Dual      Roots in Tunisia, lives in Paris  *   0:42:45 (Pop‑up)
Googoosh Dolls  Hi   Options Technowruz iii        *   0:47:08 (Pop‑up)
Saint Abdullah  Friday Nights (Secret Song)   Options Stars Have Eyes      "Saint Abdullah is a project by two Iranian brothers based in Brooklyn and Tehran, who create sounds largely inspired by the religious, political, and cultural history of Iran." - Dandelion Radio    0:50:52 (Pop‑up)
Nazia Hassan  Khushi   Options Various Artists: Khruangbin presents: Late Night Tales      Orig. 1985. Hassan was called "Queen of Pop" for her impact on Pakistan's music - though sadly she died of cancer at 35 in 2000.  *   1:00:31 (Pop‑up)
Nermin Niazi  Hum Tum   Options Disco Se Aagay  Discostan    New reissue; original release on UK Asian label Oriental Star in 1984.  *   1:04:42 (Pop‑up)
Altin Gün  Yüce Dağ Başında   Options Yol  Glitterbeat    On the Supreme Mountain Top  *   1:07:42 (Pop‑up)
Osman İşmen  Yekte   Options Türkü (Folk Song)  Yonca Plak  1980  With Kısa Dalga Group - an album of folk songs given disco / pop arrangements    1:12:03 (Pop‑up)
Slavic Jazz Underground  AK-47   Options Jare Gody  Karrot Kommando      *   1:15:17 (Pop‑up)
Warsaw Village Band  Oracja Do Wody - Water Invocation   Options Waterduction (Uwodzenie)  Karrot Kommando      *   1:22:16 (Pop‑up)
Marjo Smolander  Ténéré   Options Cosmologies  Marjo Smolander    Northen Karelia, Finland, kantele / Feturing Ahmed ag Kaedy, Tuareg artist from Mali (founder / leader of the group Amanar)  *   1:26:14 (Pop‑up)
Tinariwen  Ténéré Tàqqàl   Options Elwan  Anti-  2017  Excerpt from the lyrics: "Oh, Tenere! / You jealous desert / Why can't you see / You are a treasure!"    1:31:31 (Pop‑up)
Sidi Touré  Guara Tcha Jina   Options Afrik Toun Mé  Thrill Jockey    Featuring Mamadou Kelly and Boubou Diallo  *   1:35:35 (Pop‑up)
Kel Assouf  America   Options Black Ténéré  Glitterbeat  2019  Band led by Anana Harouna, ex-Tinariwen, based in Belgium. The word Ténéré means "desert" in the Tamashek (Tuareg) language but also refers more broadly to the region where Tuareg communities are found (encompassing parts of several countries)    1:40:01 (Pop‑up)
Anansy Cissé  Mina   Options Anoura  Riverboat    Second album by guitarist from Timbuktu region of Mali  *   1:43:46 (Pop‑up)
Afel Bocoum  Yer Gando   Options Lindé  World Circuit    About the album, from the label site: "Named after the wild expanse near Bocoum’s hometown of Niafunké, ‘Lindé’ is a remarkable blend of deep tradition and audacious innovation. The album was recorded in Mali’s capital Bamako, and stitches together the age-old music of the Niger bend with styles from across the globe, boasting performances from a number of eminent Malian musicians including Madou Kouyaté, the late ‘Hama’ Sankaré and Madou Sidiki Diabaté, along with the drums of recently-departed Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen, the trombone of Vin Gordon (Bob Marley / Skatalites) and the violin of Joan as Police Woman. "  *   1:47:41 (Pop‑up)
Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters and Bo Diddley  Long Distance Call   Options The Super Super Blues Band  Checker  1968      1:51:37 (Pop‑up)
Maalem Mahmoud Gania  Bangara Bangara   Options Aicha  Hive Mind    Posthumous release - acclaimed Gnawa artist from Morocco  *   2:06:27 (Pop‑up)
Ndere Troupe  Wonda Wonda   Options Kikwabanga - Songs and Dances from the Land of Ngaali  Pan Records        2:13:02 (Pop‑up)
Gem Lucky Jazz  Yuniy Honey Pt 1   Options Various Artists: Kenyafrica Vol. 2  Playa Sound        2:18:36 (Pop‑up)
Orchestre Super Jambo  Yenga   Options Various Artists: Urgent Jumping! - East African Musiki Wa Dansi Classics  Sterns        2:21:44 (Pop‑up)
Fely-Tchaco  Zante   Options Yita  Fely Productions    Ivoirian singer based in San Francisco (pre-release)  *   2:34:02 (Pop‑up)
Jupiter & Okwess  You Sold Me A Dream (ft. Ana Tijoux)   Options Na Kozonga  Everloving    Advance track from forthcoming album  *   2:37:24 (Pop‑up)
IKOQWE  Makumba   Options The Beginning, The Medium, The End and The Infinite  Crammed Discs    New project by Batida, the Angola-born, Lisbon-raised artist and musician (known for developing kuduro dance music)  *   2:40:46 (Pop‑up)
Zazou Bikaye  Le Menteur (Mokosi)   Options Mr. Manager (Expanded Edition)  Crammed Discs    New reissue with many added tracks  *   2:43:41 (Pop‑up)
Thornato  The Ways (feat. Zongo Abongo)   Options Escape Plan  Wonderwheel    Thornato = Producer Thor Partridge  *   2:48:56 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Pacheco  Acuyuye   Options Pacheco y Su Charanga, Volume 3  Fania        2:56:04 (Pop‑up)
Ibrahim Ferrer  De Camino a la Vereda   Options Various Artists: Hecho En Cuba 2  Ultra Records        2:58:04 (Pop‑up)

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For a list, with links, of organizations supporting the rights of immigrants and refugees. click here.

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Check out the Transpacific Sound Paradise World Covers YouTube Playlist at http://tiny.cc/youtube-worldcovers.

Here's a video from our World Covers YouTube playlist:



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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 6:01pm chresti:

Hi Rob and sound pardisians!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:01pm McGroovey:

Ruth?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:02pm Threemoons:

Heyo! Got up LATE today after back issues last night, glad I tuned in on time for a slice of paradise!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:02pm Scott67:

G'day Rob & Trans Oceanics!
✌😎🤙☀️🌏❤
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm Rob W:

Good evening everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm Earl City:

Time to boogie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:04pm Handy Haversack:

Hi, Rob and all the Spanners in the works!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:06pm Scott67:

Now I'm thong shufflin' in my morning chores. 👣🐾😎☀️🌊🌴
Avatar 6:09pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob! Globalistas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:27pm radioronan:

Good evening Rob & global and local citizens of the commentboard
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:29pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Good evening, Rob and those in the east, west, north & south hemispheres.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:32pm Scott67:

G'day Ken, from Summer Sunday morning mate. 😎🤙☀️🌏
Avatar 6:34pm slugluv1313:

good evening, Rob and Skeletons and Paradise Dwellers!
hello Katie and kitties too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:35pm Rob W:

Hi slugluv and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:36pm Ken From Hyde Park:

G'day, Scott. I do believe it cracked the freezing point here today. 🌡️
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:38pm Rick from SC:

Hey Rob and all. Love this Bulgarian piece
  6:40pm M&K:

Greetings from across the Pacific
  6:42pm M&K:

Snowcific
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:44pm Scott67:

Ken, you must be sweating now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:46pm Megaroni:

Rockin’ world vibes! Evening Rob & TPSP community:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:47pm Rob W:

Good evening Megaroni!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:49pm DjLorraine:

I have to go back on airplane mode
Thank you for this music you are sharing
  6:49pm SeanG:

eating some falafel
  6:51pm SeanG:

and thanks for all the new tunes Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:53pm Rick from SC:

This is one heavy set tonight
  6:53pm M&K:

Music of mind control????
  6:54pm N'Lo:

Oh wow wow wow
Avatar 6:55pm StringOFperils:

Fabulous to hear all of this stuff, Rob! I can almost forget the gray slushy world outside.
  6:55pm M&K:

Super soulful hypnotic
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:56pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Yeah, Scott. I should put on my Garbage Time tank top. www.wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:57pm Scott67:

Rob, just popping over to Drummer & say G'day to Knave. He's just down the road from me in Melbourne. Be back later.
✌😎
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:59pm Scott67:

Ken, that is one sweet singlet mate! 😎
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04pm chresti:

Today is like fall, orange and breezy, 70s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm ike:

Sounds great!

@SeanG, falafel here too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:14pm SeanG:

Cheers ike! yum yum
  7:16pm Lolo in Brooklyn:

Great show!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:17pm Rob W:

Thanks Lolo and Ike and everyone - enjoy your falafel (if that applies to you)!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:19pm Rick from SC:

Dishing out the hits
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21pm SeanG:

that's the next show Rick :-D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21pm chresti:

The power went out briefly from some wind gusts here. I may have upgrade the breezy to wind.
  7:22pm Kpx:

Just popping in to say hey, and pass the falafels.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:29pm chresti:

^*to
Hi Kpx, no falafels here, dumpling.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:32pm SeanG:

love me some finland stuff i need a sauna pronto
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:36pm Rob W:

On the dumpling front, enjoyed some pretty tasty veggie momo from empyrean indian kitchen, the newest Indian restaurant in Hoboken. They have a very Jersey City / Edison / Iselin menu if you know what i mean, catering to emigre tastes, which is a first for Hoboken, and the food is great but pricey owing I think to the high cost of doing business around here.
  7:38pm Lolo in Brooklyn:

@chresti Oh no! Where are you located?
  7:40pm Kpx:

@Chresti: well actually I'm fixing to dive into some pinto beans with bread and butter. Nothing fancy but it will hit the spot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:42pm chresti:

Lolo SoCal.
Kpx sounds good, everything goes better with butter!
Avatar 7:43pm StringOFperils:

This Kel Assouf is pretty great.
  7:48pm nick9:

This show is so amazing. Thank you for sharing this awesome music. My ears are refreshed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:51pm Rob W:

Thanks nick9, S.O.P. and everyone!
Avatar 7:53pm Martinibomb:

Hey Rob W! Thanks for the music!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:53pm SeanG:

The WOLF!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:56pm ChukAmok:

Hey @Rick from SC: Another South Carolinian tuning in from Spartanburg. Where you at?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm ChukAmok:

This super blues is the perfect soundtrack for a wild saturday night...in isolation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm chresti:

This is very great too.
  7:58pm Dave Miss:

Thanks for the Howlin Wolf! Great show Rob
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:59pm ChukAmok:

Bo Diddley is Jesus.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:59pm Mister Dobalina:

A hot tune if I've heard it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:00pm SeanG:

Bo knows
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:00pm Mister Dobalina:

Bo, a real ham!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:01pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Gah! In my head, the Party Girls guy is going on over this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:03pm SeanG:

McKinley Morganfield aka Muddy effin' Waters
Avatar 8:03pm slugluv1313:

incredible show, Rob -- loving the travels, loving the mix!
(and gotta check out that new Indian joint, was not aware!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:03pm ChukAmok:

@Ken if there's one good thing about our collective post-marathon reality its that hopefully we will never have to hear another "Party Girls" remix ever again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:07pm chresti:

Ken, don't miss!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:20pm Mister Dobalina:

TSP, what an awesome show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:22pm Rob W:

Thanks Mister Dobalina!
  8:37pm Lolo in Brooklyn:

@chresti I was afraid you might be in TX! I hope you don’t lose power
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:39pm Mister Dobalina:

Mo fire...mo hits!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:39pm chresti:

Thanks Lolo, should be ok, the tree tops aren't bending over too much.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:42pm SeanG:

tango til yr sore
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:45pm Mister Dobalina:

Hot hits? said no one!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:48pm Mister Dobalina:

...because it's a giving...
  8:51pm Andres:

I’ve been in and out with availability to listen tonight but when I’ve been in the show has been right on! Thank you, Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:54pm chresti:

Running around the kitchen table, thanks Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:56pm radioronan:

Thanks Rob! Thanks skeletons.. keep being kind & keep your ears on!
Avatar 8:56pm StringOFperils:

Thanks everybody for making this spectacular show!
Avatar 8:56pm slugluv1313:

fantastic show, as always -- thanks so much, Rob!
Avatar 8:57pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob! Great sounds!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm SeanG:

chevere <3
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm Rob W:

Thanks everyone, take care, be well!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm steveo:

Wonderful show, thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Rob & Darren. A pleasure to listen, as always.
  8:58pm headcleaner:

nice work rob
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm Handy Haversack:

Thanks, Rob and Skeleteam! It was great. Sorry I was unchatty. Cards are a harsh overlord.
Avatar 8:59pm slugluv1313:

Johnny Pacheco <3 <3 <3
Rest in Peace, Silver Fox
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02pm chresti:

🧡⭐💚⭐💛⭐🧡
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02pm Scott67:

✌😎🌞🌏❤
  9:08pm Lolo in Brooklyn:

Hello Marty Party People!!!
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