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Saturday, May 16, 2009 Options
Abdoulaye Alhassane Toure with Banning Eyre

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Banning Eyre & Abdoulaye Alhassane Toure

Abdoulaye Alhassane Toure is a brilliant guitarist, songwriter, producer and bandleader from Niger in West Africa. He co-founded his country's first internationally-touring electric traditional band, Mamar Kassey and now leads his own band as well as accompanying other West African artists.

Abdoulaye's music has a deep bluesy feel incorporating traditional rhythms and pentatonic scales of Niger but also heavily influenced by Malian icon Ali Farka Toure as well as the Southern Saharan Tuareg guitar sound of bands like Tinariwen. On this week's show Abdoulaye plays a few acoustic duets with his buddy, Afropop Worldwide radio producer and author / journalist Banning Eyre and we preview a few tracks from his forthcoming solo debut cd.

Adbdoulaye will be leading his acoustic ensemble (with special guest Kali. Z. Fasteau) at The Stone, Ave C and E 2nd St. Tuesday May 19 (8pm) and you can also catch him many Saturday evenings at the all-night African sessions at St Nick's Jazz Pub, St Nicholas Ave and W 149 St. in Harlem.

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Abdoulaye Alhassane Toure's web site with bio, discography, info on his studio etc. is here.

Special thanks to our illustrious engineer, Jeff Hylton Simmons.

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new, *** = special)

The Bats: Satellites Options / The Guilty Office / Hidden Agenda / *

Outrageous Cherry: Memory Options / Universal Malcontents / Alive / *

Camera Obscura: Swans Options / My Maudlin Career / 4AD / *

Euros Childs: Twll Yn Yr Awyr Options / Bore Da / Wichita / *

Oorutaichi: Boo Shan Boo Options / Drifting My Folklore / Okimi / *

Buraka Som Sistema: Kalemba (Wegue Wegue) Options / Black Diamond / Fabric / *
Feat. Pongolove

Nickodemus: Conmigo Options / Various Artists: Turntables on the Hudson: 10th Anniversary / Wonderwheel / *

Bronx River Parkway & Candela All Stars: El Resbalon Options / San Sebastian 152 / Truth & Soul / Candela

Marko Kon: Cipela Options / Various Artists: Eurovision Song Contest 2009 / Eurovision / *
Serbian entry. Featuring Milan Nikolic.

Nelly Ciobanu: Hora din Moldova Options / Various Artists: Eurovision Song Contest 2009 / Eurovision / *
Moldovan entry.

Pistolera: Policia Options / En Este Camino

Mexican Institute of Sound: Arboles de Barranca Options / Various Artists: Rudo y Cursi (OST) / Nacional / *
Featuring Saul Hernandez

Princesa: Con la Misma Moneda Options / Chancha Via Circuito - Rodante / ZZK / Ultrapop / *
Chancha Via Circuito remix (feat. Rancho MC)

Melvin Gibbs: Macumba Options / Ancient Speaks / Live Wired / *
Feat. Totonho

Mamar Kassey: Yeti-Yeta Options / Alatoumi / World Village

Abdoulaye Alhassane Touré Live on WFMU: (Listen to this set: Pop‑up)

Abdoulaye Alhassane Touré: Kurbu Options
With Banning Eyre (Live on WFMU)

Abdoulaye Alhassane Touré: Waina Bibiyo Options
With Banning Eyre (Live on WFMU)

Abdoulaye Alhassane Touré: Tamala Options
With Banning Eyre (Live on WFMU)

Abdoulaye Alhassane Touré: Maru Kiray Options
With Banning Eyre (Live on WFMU)

Abdoulaye Alhassane Touré: Aiganda Options / Pre-release / *

Abdoulaye Alhassane Touré: Tamala Options / Pre-release / *
Electric studio version of song heard live earlier.

Abdoulaye Alhassane Touré: Humaisa Options / Various Artists: Desert Blues 3 / Network

Coumba Sidibe: Koulou Yelima Djohba Options / Various Artists: The Wassalou Sound / Stern's
The great Wassoulou singer from Mali passed away in New York a few days ago.

Nomo: Crescent Options / Invisible Cities / Ubiquity / *
Music bed for concert listings.

Nomo: Patterns Options / Invisible Cities / Ubiquity / *

Madame XD: Black Silk Options / Black Silk EP / It's Hot Man!

Red Cardell: La Masse Options / Naitre / Keltia Musique

Andre Denis: Cherie N'Alului Yo Options / Various Artists: The World is Shaking / Honest Jons / *

Listener comments!

  7:15pm Peter:

Hello Rob, its a pleasure listening your show again, please come back to the former show time, since then im not able to catch it as usual.
Anyway im really digging your show today, keep it up!!
  7:22pm Your DJ:

Thanks Peter! Nice to have you aboard.
  7:26pm julian:

Wow - this is beautiful!
  7:33pm Your DJ:

Glad you like it. Although his old band Mamar Kassey did quite well, Abdoulaye is really kind of a hidden treasure here in New York. But hopefully his forthcoming cd release will push him onto the radar screen. We shall see...
  7:35pm julian:

the interplay between the guitars is gorgeous.
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