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Saturday, September 28, 2013 Favoriting
Noura Mint Seymali & Jeiche Ould Chighaly - Electric Roots Music from Mauritania

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There's something almost other-worldly about the sound of Mauritanian modern music. It's a swirling, shimmering blend of electric guitar and traditional instruments and singing. This captivating music is rarely heard in New York. So when we heard that acclaimed singer Noura Mint Seymali & Jeiche Ould Chighaly and their band were coming to town, there was no choice but to bring them to WFMU for a live session too!

The band has one more gig on their current US tour, Tropicalia in Washington DC tomorrow (Sunday) night - but they will return to New York and possibly other cities in January 2014.

Massive thanks to our illustrious mix engineer Gil Shuster and assistant Jason Sigal!

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Terauchi and Blue Jeans: Saitaro Bushi Favoriting / Let's Go Eleki-Bushi (0:00:00 Pop-up)

Surf Champlers: Rappa Bushi Favoriting / Champloo A Go Go (0:03:59 Pop-up)

Yat-Kha: Tuva.Rock Favoriting / Tuva.Rock (0:08:00 Pop-up)

Gary Lucas & Celeste Chong: Songstress on the Edge of Heaven Favoriting / The Edge of Heaven / Indigo (0:11:28 Pop-up)
Gigs: Oct 2 (Wed) @ Bergen Community College's Ciccone Theater, and Oct 4-5 (Fri-Sat) @ Brooklyn Academy of Music / BAM.(Next Wave Festival); Gary Lucas also will be a guest on Dan Bodah's Airborne Event this Monday night, 9 to midnight on WFMU.

Doug Cox, Salil Bhatt, Ramkumar Mishra, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt: Soul of a Man Favoriting / Slide to Freedom / Northern Blues (0:20:08 Pop-up)
Blind Willie Johnson tune

Sachal Sounds Orchestra: Take Five Favoriting / Sachal Jazz - Interpretations of Jazz Standards & Bossa Nova (0:23:38 Pop-up)
Gig: Nov 22-23 (Fri-Sat) Jazz at Lincoln Center, Rose Theater, Broadway at 60th St (Columbus Circle): Pakistan’s Sachal Jazz Ensemble with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra featuring Wynton Marsalis. 8 pm nightly.

Brandon Terzic: 21 Favoriting / Xalam Project (0:30:44 Pop-up)

Sonia M'Barek: Anta Fi El Maoudhii el Baidi Favoriting / Wajd / El Olfa (0:39:31 Pop-up)
Gig: Singing Tunisian classical malouf repertoire at Alwan for the Arts, 16 Beaver St Thurs Oct 3

Ali Mrateh Fadh: Love Song From Uzbekistan Favoriting / Songs From the Middle East / Eclipse Records (0:44:25 Pop-up)

Dilbar Bekturdieva: Galmadi, Galmadi Favoriting / Various Artists: Bardic Divas: Women's Voices of Central Asia / Smithsonian Folkways (0:47:16 Pop-up)

Zohreh Jooya: Kauleh Favoriting / Journey to Persia / ARC Music (0:51:26 Pop-up)

Noura Mint Seymali and Group: Bahram Favoriting / Live on WFMU (1:00:54 Pop-up)

Noura Mint Seymali and Group: Tikifite Favoriting / Live on WFMU (1:18:39 Pop-up)

Noura Mint Seymali and Group: Ya Oumana Favoriting / Live on WFMU (1:32:12 Pop-up)

Noura Mint Seymali and Group: Seymali's song for his children Favoriting / Live on WFMU (1:40:32 Pop-up)

Noura Mint Seymali and Group: Vaghu Favoriting / Azawan (1:46:19 Pop-up)

Orchestre National de Mauritanie: Oumletna ("La Mone") Favoriting / Orchestre National de Mauritanie / Sahel Sounds / * (1:50:41 Pop-up)
Mandeng music of Mauritania (circa 1960s) - quite different from the Moorish music we just heard.

Tartit: Tangnanine Favoriting / Liave from the Sahara / Clermont / * (1:58:59 Pop-up)

Khaira Arby: Sourgou Favoriting / Timbuktu Tarab / Clermont (2:04:39 Pop-up)

Samba Touré: Idjé Lalo Favoriting / Albala / Glitter Beat / * (2:10:30 Pop-up)

Sidi Toure: Ay Takamba Favoriting / Alafia / Thrill Jockey / * (2:16:55 Pop-up)
Gig: BAM Cafe (with Cedric Watson), Sat Oct 5, 9 pm, FREE

Alayéw Mèsfin & Black Lion Band: Feqer Aydèlèm Wey Favoriting / Various Artists: Rough Guide to African Blues / World Music Network (2:21:28 Pop-up)

Uri Sharlin and the Dogcat Ensemble: Don Qixote / Baiao Favoriting / Back to the Woods / * (2:29:14 Pop-up)

Janusz Prusinowski Trio: Rawksi Favoriting / Marurki (2:39:30 Pop-up)
Gig: Drom, 85 Ave A, Friday Oct 4

Theologis Gryllis and Friends: Corsair's Dance Favoriting / Gaida-Tsambouna-Zournas / HM (2:43:50 Pop-up)

Kardeş Türküler: Mirkut Favoriting / Hemavaz / Kalan (2:46:16 Pop-up)

Mercan Dede: Napas Favoriting / Nefes / Doublemoon (2:48:55 Pop-up)

Christine Salem featuring Moriarty: Sakalav Favoriting / Salem Tradition (2:55:29 Pop-up)
Gig: Symphony Space, Broadway and 95th St, Friday Oct 4 (World Music Institute Concert)

Listener comments!

Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 6:13pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Three cheers for Tuvan throat singing! !! !!!
  6:14pm julian:

D'oh. Overslept and missed the beginning of the was Japanese too. Damn.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:40pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- likewise tardy - but loved that '21' - !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

..Zohreh Jooya & previous trax blowing my mind...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm Rob W:

Good evening everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:10pm Rob Weisberg:

Anybody interested in a free pair of tickets for the Richmond VA salsa powerhouse Bio Ritmo Friday at SOBs, 204 Varick St NYC? Couldn't be more different than tonight's Mauritanian band, I know! Well, that's how we roll around here. If you're interested in a pair, email me, robw AT wfmu DOT org, or via the email link on this page. I have two pairs of tickets available. I'll pick winners at random and I will contact the winners no later than Monday morning.
  7:40pm julian:

This is lovely stuff. Thanks, all involved.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:43pm Rob W:

Thanks Julian!
  7:53pm Ringmistress Philomena Bindlestiff:

Glad that the Cirkus wagon is stuck in traffic in the BQE, so I can hear the rest of noura mint seyghali!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:55pm Rob W:

Thanks Ringmistress, glad you liked it. And of course, always happy to have a captive audience - as long as you're not late for a gig - !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm Mike East:

love the wahwah in this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:04pm Mike East:

Oumletna ("La Mone"), that is.
  8:10pm AT:

Good night friends, great music, right for relaxing and thinking. Thank you Rob, and hello from Portugal.
WFMU is the only radio that I listen, all across from the other side of the planet...thank GOD!
Hugs everybody!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:11pm Rob W:

Hello and goodnight Portugal, thanks AT, thanks Mike and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:12pm Mike East:

Cheers, AT in Portugal!
  8:26pm AT:

Check out Awesome Tapes from Africa, great stuff, great blog, obscure K7 music tapes, just beautiful stuff! I'm happy that you can find so specific music! :))
And thank you Rob! I love to come home and listen to this radio station and always be astonished by the musical diversity. I've meet Kenny G in Lisbon a couple months ago, he made a great live performance in "Oporto", and that's how I got to know WFMU (thank God!!). He made us an hour of pain live:
Thank you, best, AT! :)
  8:27pm AT:
  8:29pm AT:

Cheers MIKE EAST! Come and visit some time :))
  8:35pm AT:

I'm sure that you know Cesária Évora? Cabo Verde, the only african country that I've been. Ilha do Fogo. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:49pm Mike East:

thanks for the invite! New Jersey welcomes you as well!
  8:49pm Vespa:

Hey Rob, do you know where I can find that version of "Rawski" that you just played? SO good
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:56pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...been appreciating as soundtrack to writing a long e-mail - so not Commenting but enjoying!!...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm Rob Weisberg:

Vespa - Rawski is from the album Mazurki by Poland's Janusz Prusinowski Trio - you can get it from Amazon, iTunes etc; info here:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm Mike East:

cool site, AT. you should checkout the Underwater Theme Park on this station in October...Shes playing music from every nation in Africa over the course of the month
  9:05pm AT:

Thanks Mike, I will check it out for sure! About New Jersey, well, my girlfriend is going to take her Phd in the states, running to NY, LA, Boston..., so we're going for sure! New Jersey, I want to go there! We're very happy! Check this out:
Our latest work, 6 months in brazil! :))
Uff! Lots of work. We will try to show it in the states! :)
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