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Saturday, December 3, 2011 Options
Sol Okarina

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Colombian-based singer and songwriter Sol Okarina was born in Guayana, Venezuela, where the Orinoco and Caroni rivers converge - a spectacular setting that left an indelible mark on her music and lyrics. She also continues to play her childhood instrument, the Venezuelan cuatro, a diminutive member of the guitar family.

Sol Okarina blends those deep-rooted elements into her engaging modern mix of indie rock, cumbia, Caribbean and South American sounds and African-influenced champeta on her impressive debut album Sumergible - and with her band live in WFMU's Studio B this week.

Video of some of the song and chat's from tonight's session can be seen here:

Big thanks to engineer Richard R!

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Cem Karaca: Felek Beni Options / Kardaslar Apaslar / Guerssen / * (0:00:00 Pop‑up)
New reissue

Replikas: Yandim Cavus Options / Holedoyuran / Ada Müzik (0:03:53 Pop‑up)

Shin Joong Hyun: "J" Blues 72 Options / Beautiful Rivers and Mountains: The Psychedelic Rock Sound of South Korea's Shin Joong Hyun 1958-1974 / Light in the Attic / * (0:07:22 Pop‑up)

Mai Le Huyen: Mat Xanh Con Gai Options / Various Artists: Intercontinental Transmissions Volume 1 / Kala Bandar / * (0:10:38 Pop‑up)

Hu Songhua: How Hard to Contact Oneself Options / Hu Songhua Greatest / Red (0:13:23 Pop‑up)

A Moving Sound: Toh Deh Gong Options / A Moving Sound / Motema / * (0:16:24 Pop‑up)

Banda Olifante: Ksar el Souk Options / Banda Olifante / Felmay (0:25:12 Pop‑up)

Circa Diatonico: Alter-azioni Options / La Banda / Finisterre (0:28:09 Pop‑up)

Duvacki Orkestar Mladi Braka Kadrievi: A Moj Babi Cocek Options / Stip, Macedonia / Pan (0:32:07 Pop‑up)

Raya Brass Band: Sufijski Cocek Options / Dancing on Roses / Raya / * (0:34:08 Pop‑up)

Taraf Mociu: Joc Tiganesc Si Invirtita Options / Various Artists: Romania (World Network 41) / World Network (0:43:43 Pop‑up)

Ion Laceanu: Doina Options / Various Artists: Romania (World Network 41) / World Network (0:45:36 Pop‑up)

Violeta Tomovska and Kiril Mancevski: Lino, Mome, Lino, Sevdalino Options / Various Artists: Macedonian Folk Songs and Dances / Jugoton (0:49:57 Pop‑up)

Tindra: Kommer I Folk Options / Moder Norge / Talik (0:51:41 Pop‑up)

Sol Okarina: Contacto (Live on WFMU) Options / Unreleased / NA (0:59:57 Pop‑up)

Sol Okarina: Un Poco de Amor (Live on WFMU) Options (1:06:55 Pop‑up)

Sol Okarina: Guarana (Live on WFMU) Options (1:12:47 Pop‑up)

Sol Okarina: Calypso Town (Live on WFMU) Options (1:18:13 Pop‑up)

Sol Okarina: Colores Intensos (Live on WFMU) Options (1:24:01 Pop‑up)

Sol Okarina: Flores y Vestidos (Live on WFMU) Options (1:28:42 Pop‑up)
Song written for UN program to help women entrepreneurs

Sol Okarina: Champeta (Live on WFMU) Options (1:33:55 Pop‑up)

Ramon Cordero: El Pajarito Options / Various Artists: Bachata Roja Amor y Amargue / IASO / * (1:36:26 Pop‑up)

Banda el Limon: La Suata Options / La Arrolladora / Disa (1:47:14 Pop‑up)

Brass Messengers: Jumpin' Beans Options / Honk! 2011 / Brass Messengers / * (1:49:50 Pop‑up)

Alma Afrobeat Ensemble: Shameless Options / Toubab Soul / Alma (1:53:27 Pop‑up)

Talking Drums: Mele A.D. Options / Some Day Catch Some Day Down / Innova / * (1:57:09 Pop‑up)

Pa Steele's African Brothers: Odo Mmera Options / Various Artists: Ghana Special / Soundway (2:00:32 Pop‑up)

Samy Izy: Tomany Ny Tany Options / Tsara Madagasikara / Network (2:03:14 Pop‑up)

Voahangy: Laidaitsa Options / Gasigasy Accoustik / Playa Sound (2:06:55 Pop‑up)

Vakoka: Salama Options / Introducing Vakoka / World Music Network (2:11:57 Pop‑up)

Nathalie Natiembe: Hkdododansing Options / Karma / Safiko Records (2:15:20 Pop‑up)

TriBeCaStan: Dive Bomber Options / New Deli / Evergreene Music / * (2:22:07 Pop‑up)

Homayoun Sakhi: Alap on the Afghan Rubab Options / In the Footsteps of Babur / Smithsonian Folkways (2:35:20 Pop‑up)

Indialucia: Kyabathe Options / Indialucia / Rasa (2:41:14 Pop‑up)

Ojos de Brujo: Ventilaor R-80 Options / Bari / World Village (2:47:48 Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  6:07pm the glowing one:

turkish beat music... oh... kay...
  6:07pm Richard from Venezuela:

Greetings Rob.
  6:09pm Your DJ:

Greetings Richard... and yes...
  6:10pm the glowing one:

@DJ: this?
  6:14pm Marmalade Kitty:

damn funky, Rob!
  6:16pm Richard from Venezuela:

Reading about Sol Okarina. Amazingly that she born in Guayana, because, i live in Guayana. Great hear todat on the show some venezuelan sounds. :D
  6:16pm Marmalade Kitty:

just the way I like it!
  6:18pm Marmalade Kitty:

Hi Richard!
  6:18pm Richard from Venezuela:

Hi Marmalade :)
  6:22pm Your DJ:

Hi Marmalade Kitty and well Richard, small world I guess - !
  6:48pm Marmalade Kitty:

looking forward to SolOkarina.. nice web site/space there!
  7:07pm Richard from Venezuela:

this will be on Free Music Archive?. Sounds terrific. Thanks for sharing this Rob.
  7:10pm Richard from Venezuela:

I think i'm in love.
  7:11pm pgw in mntclr:

good stuff
  7:13pm Your DJ:

Thanks! By the way Richard you know I can't remember if this session is going in FMA... possibly...
  7:19pm Richard from Venezuela:

About Guayana and calypso del callao, the classic song, Guayana es:
  7:22pm Marmalade Kitty:

I'd love to hear her sing in english.. just curious how the vocal would translate.
A dollar a song Richard?
  7:27pm Richard from Venezuela:

Esta musica si es buena vale!!!

For this surprises is that i love WFMU. Sorry for the annoying posts, but, thanks again Rob.
  7:27pm Marmalade Kitty:

curiosity killed the cat, no Richard? ;)
  7:30pm Richard from Venezuela:

Yes Marmalade. :D
  7:32pm Richard from Venezuela:

For people who's interested (stalkers), she born here:
  7:35pm julian:

Hi Rob,
This is great stuff. Really fun. It would be wonderful to see live somewhere. Somewhere warm and tropical, ideally! Sounds like you were enjoying yourself as well.
  7:39pm Your DJ:

Thanks Julian! Yep, it was a fun session!
  7:47pm Marmalade Kitty:

Sol Okarina was fantastic! Great show, Rob! You've got me dancing :)
  7:56pm issac from Tijuana:

yesterday was work Posada Party (tipical mexican celebration for the year end). I stayed till 4 AM dancing to Banda Music and drinking tequila ... massive hangover :S
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