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Saturday, July 23, 2016 Favoriting
Mamadou Kelly and Ban Kai Na:
Rapturous Desert Guitar of Mali

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Mamadou Kelly and Ban Kai Na at the Basement in Nashville TN on July 15, 2016 (video still by Chris Nolan).

Superb self-taught singer / guitarist Mamadou Kelly, from the heart of northern Mali’s blues delta, carries on the captivating style he honed playing with the late great Ali Farka Toure.

He joins us tonight with his stellar ensemble Ban Kai Na, on tour - with stops at Joe's Pub on Wednesday July 27th and Union Pool on Wednesday August 10th - in support of Mamadou's splendid new album Djamila (Clermont Music).

Massive thanks to Chris Nolan of Clermont Music, bringing the captivating desert sounds of northern Mali to the world, and our illustrious engineers Gil Shuster and Guy Weltchek!

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We have tickets available for BOTH Mamadou Kelly New York shows!

On offer:

We have TWO pairs of tickets available to each of these events:

Mamadou Kelly and Ban Kai Na at Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St., lower Manhattan, Wednesday July 27th at 7:30 pm.

Mamadou Kelly and Ban Kai Na at Union Pool, 484 Union Ave, Brooklyn, Wednesday August 10th at 8 pm.

To enter the drawing for a pair of tickets, email me, Rob W, here and please put "TIX" in the subject line.

Important: Please give your full name as it appears on a photo ID, and please list your first choice and, if you have one, your second choice for date and venue.

The deadline to enter is midnight Sunday, July 24th. If you are a winner, I will let you know on Monday, July 25th. Thanks!

Eligibility: Priority to those who have not won tickets on this show this month - but all may enter.

Note: Winners may be added to the TSP email list which is used for occassional giveaways, announcements of live remotes from Barbes and Golden Fest and our annual HONK! NYC show at WFMU's Monty Hall, once in a while somewhere else, and twice a year we confess, for fundraising. But you may opt out of the list if you wish.

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Kristi Stassinopoulou & Stathis Kalyviotis: Strati Strati (Step By Step) Favoriting / NYN / Riverboat / * (0:00:00 Pop-up)

Nikos Papazoglou: Ena Ki Ena Favoriting / Méso Nefón (Through the Clouds) / Lyra (0:04:35 Pop-up)

Panagiota Papadopoulou: Bring it All Down Favoriting / Various Artists: The Greek Belly Dance / EMI Plus (0:08:55 Pop-up)

Eleftheria Arvanitaki: Blow On My Soul Favoriting / The Bodies and the Knives / Polydor (0:12:30 Pop-up)

Psarantonis: Astride His Dark Steed Favoriting / Rizitika / Lyra (0:18:17 Pop-up)

Chrístos Chrysanthópoulos: Éfkola Ki Kalatsévo Favoriting / Ósa K Epróftasa Na Léo / Music Box International (0:22:54 Pop-up)

Dona Dumitru Siminica: Cantec de Petrecere Favoriting / Sounds From a Bygone Age, Volume 3 / Asphalt Tango (0:27:17 Pop-up)

Piia Kleemola: Pirun Ja Papin Polska Favoriting / Pirun Ja Papin Polska (0:28:33 Pop-up)

Kepa Junkera: Errekarriak Favoriting / Maletak / Fol Musica (0:35:05 Pop-up)

Silk Road Ensemble: Cabalino Favoriting / Sing Me Home / Universal / * (0:39:40 Pop-up)

Lassatil Abballari: Muinera de Prexido Favoriting / Suoni delle Danze del Sud (0:47:14 Pop-up)

Galway International Retro Orchestra: Far From Home Set Favoriting / GIRO (0:52:58 Pop-up)

Vishten: Joe Feraille Favoriting / Terre Rouge / Les Editions du Corfus (0:56:53 Pop-up)

Mamadou Kelly and Ban Kai Na: Sang Gnanote Favoriting / Live on WFMU (1:07:56 Pop-up)

Mamadou Kelly and Ban Kai Na: Donfoli Favoriting / Live on WFMU (1:19:22 Pop-up)

Mamadou Kelly and Ban Kai Na: Nord du Mali Favoriting / Live on WFMU (1:30:37 Pop-up)

Mamadou Kelly and Ban Kai Na: Banyerere Favoriting / Live on WFMU (1:42:51 Pop-up)

Mamadou Kelly and Ban Kai Na: La Politique Favoriting / Live on WFMU (1:50:20 Pop-up)

Mamadou Kelly: Dambouri Favoriting / Djamila / Clermont Music / * (1:56:59 Pop-up)

Ibrahim Nabo: Havi Favoriting / Le Village Dounia / Universal (2:02:51 Pop-up)

Leila Gobi: Sorho Didine Favoriting / Leila / Clermont Music (2:06:58 Pop-up)

Bombino: Timidiwa Favoriting / Partisan / * (2:12:38 Pop-up)
GIG: Tuesday night at Brooklyn Bowl

Anansy Cissé: Horey Favoriting / Mali Overdrive / Riverboat (2:16:50 Pop-up)

Amadou Balake: Kambele Ba Favoriting / In Conclusion (2:22:35 Pop-up)

Gingirikani: Nongani Favoriting / Various Artists; Tales of Marimba / Sheer Sound (2:27:18 Pop-up)

Bauleni Zhuau & Friends: Kullia Kwa Favoriting / Various Artists: Malawi Grooves 1950, '57, '58 (LP Version) / SWP / * (2:30:58 Pop-up)

Atash: Talangor Favoriting / Everything is Music / Ars Mundi (2:33:59 Pop-up)

Mekaal Hasan Band: Ya Ali Favoriting / MHB Live in Baroda 2014 (2:37:33 Pop-up)
GIG: July 29 (Fri): 7 pm. Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St: Mekaal Hasan Band.

Sunwatchers: Ape Phases Favoriting / Sunwatchers / * (2:52:58 Pop-up)

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Email here to JOIN the TSP E-MAIL LIST for giveaways, show news!

If you want to be on an email list for special ticket and music giveaways and to hear news about upcoming specials and special events (including our remote broadcasts from Barbes in Park Slope, Brooklyn - send an email to Rob W here and be sure to write "list" in the subject line.

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Listener comments!

  6:13pm yoryo:

Ya sou re Robi me ta oraia sou! What a great taste of music you have there! Psss...dude alani! You make me anthropos!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:15pm Rob W:

Efcharistó yoryo!
  6:15pm yoryo:

You are discovering a treasure here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:52pm maestroso:

Hi Rob, just joined, digging this track.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm Gaylord Fields:

This Mamadou Kelly session is precisely what I need to cool down on a sweltering Saturday evening.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:17pm Rob W:

Thanks Gaylord!
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 7:24pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Great show so far tonight, Rob! I didn't comment earlier because I was in the backyard pool with a remote speaker but no smart device. Now taking the bike for a quick spin in the short time span between the thermometer dropping below 90 and darkness.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:33pm Rob W:

Thanks Ken, enjoy the ride!
  7:41pm IFisher:

This music is exquisite. Thank you, Rob, for bringing us the beauty and the movement!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:51pm Rob W:

Thanks IFisher!
  7:52pm IFisher:

And political observation, to boot - doesn't get better than this!
Avatar 8:09pm alongtimeago:

damn the man was not lying about the ibrahim nabo album - fantastic! thanks rob, great show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:13pm Rob W:

Thanks alongtimeago! Yes, I didn't know Ibrahim or about the album until we did the session (earlier this week) and just listened for the first time today - it sounds really good. Always something / someone new, more great music under the sun!
Avatar 8:21pm Linda Lee:

absolutely gorgeous music!! thank you Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:23pm Rob W:

Thanks Linda Lee!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:25pm coelacanth:

greetings Rob and all
  8:33pm Carmichael:

Whoa, late hi Rob and everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:39pm Rob W:

Late hi Carmichael!
Avatar 8:40pm Linda Lee:

wowwwww .... Mekaal Hasan Bansd is just astounding .. absolutely incredible ..
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 8:41pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Gizzards! I need to get into better shape. Excuse me while I lie here and pant for a spell.
Avatar 8:43pm Linda Lee:

i'm so excited my fingers barely function!!! wow ... what planet is this?? holy heavens...
  8:43pm Carmichael:

@ken: I feel your pain. Ran earlier and headed for the pool. It's 101 here, but only about 40% humidity. Deceiving. 1 beer and I'm toast ...
Avatar 8:49pm Linda Lee:

.. this is insane ..
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 8:50pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Yes, this here is the stuff!
  8:51pm gd0:

Mekaal Hasan Band: freakin' astounding ! ! !
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