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Saturday, October 14, 2017 Options
Saturday the 14th

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TICKET GIVEAWAYS this week for two excellent shows at venues in the West Village, both produced by the World Music Institute (WMI):

SACHAL ENSEMBLE (groundbreaking jazz-raga-Sufi-filmi big band from Pakistan) Sun Nov 5th at 7:30 pm at Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place (near Washington Square Park and NYU)

and HABIB KOITÉ & BAMADA (great electric roots music from West Africa) Wed Nov 8th at 8 pm at Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St

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To get in the running for a pair of tickets to one or both shows: Email me, Rob W, here, and please put the word "TIX" in the subject line. Please let me know your first and if you have one, second choice. The deadline to enter is Sunday night at midnight. Winner will be notified on Monday.

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More info from the World Music Institute event pages (linked above):


From Lahore, Pakistan, the Sachal Ensemble features top-flight musicians whose careers were sabotaged when General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq became president in 1977 and suppressed most non-religious music. The 10-piece band combines conventional Western instruments (such as piano, bass, drums) with traditional Pakistani ones, such as tabla, dholak (a two-headed hand drum) and sarangi, a bowed string instrument. Its repertoire on this tour will mix traditional Sufi music, ragas and beloved Pakistani film songs (such as " Ranjha Ranjha," from the movie Raavan) with uniquely South Asian spins on Western classics, including The Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby," R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts," Henry Mancini's "The Pink Panther,” and their YouTube hit, a highly distinctive take on Dave Brubeck's hit "Take Five".


Habib Koité is a modern troubadour with extraordinary appeal as his musicianship, wit, and wisdom translate across cultures. The guitarist and composer was named the biggest pop star of the region by Rolling Stone magazine. Born in Senegal, he comes from a lineage of griots and grew up in Mali. He formed his band Bamada in 1988 and the reception given to the band’s first tour outside of Africa, in 1994, prompted the recording of a well-received debut album. Across a trio of albums - Muso Ko, Ma Ya and Baro - Habib has produced reflective, semi-acoustic, contemporary interpretations of multiple ethnic traditions from around his country. Koité‘s most recent release, Soô (which translates to home) looks squarely at his native land, a country torn apart by violence over the last two years, at a time when a real feeling of home couldn’t be more vital.

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To get in the running for a pair of tickets to one or both shows: Email me, Rob W, here, and please put the word "TIX" in the subject line. Please let me know your first and if you have one, second choice. The deadline to enter is Sunday night at midnight. Winner will be notified on Monday.

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This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Cem Karaca: Alamanya Options / Hasret / Pharaway Sounds / * (0:00:00 Pop‑up)
New reissue of 1980 LP

The Bombay Royale: Zhooti Naina Options / Run Kitty Run / Hope Street Recordings / * (0:04:52 Pop‑up)

Akbaba İkilisi: Şeker Oğlan Options / Various Artists: Uzelli Psychedelic Anadolu / Uzelli Kaset / * (0:12:01 Pop‑up)

Ghalia Benali & Mâäk: Here and Beyond Options / MwSOUL / W.E.R.F. / * (0:21:18 Pop‑up)

Lo'Jo: Stranjer than Stranjer Options / Fonetiq Flowers / World Village / * (0:24:38 Pop‑up)

Ricardo de Noronha & Griselda Sanderson: Veer Options / Veer / Waulk Records / * (0:27:45 Pop‑up)

Ka Baird : Tok Tru Options / Sapropelic Pycnic / Drag City / * (0:32:05 Pop‑up)

Massa Dembele: Trio Options / Mezana Dounia / Izniz / * (0:37:47 Pop‑up)

Gunaramana.: Brolgas Options / Various Artists: Budal Lardil: Songs of Mornington Island / Larrikin Records (0:39:50 Pop‑up)

Maâlem Mahmoud Gania: Amara Mousseye Options / Colours of the Night / Hive Mind Records / * (0:41:44 Pop‑up)

Habib Koité: Balon Tan Options / Soô / Contre-Jour (0:56:03 Pop‑up)
GIG / GIVEAWAY: Habib Koité and Bamada are playing a WMI show Wed Nov 8th at 8 pm at Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St - enter the giveaway via the link on this page.

Trio Da Kali and Kronos Quartet: Kanimba Options / Ladilikan / World Circuit / * (0:59:22 Pop‑up)

Sali Sidibé: Wassolon Foli Options / Wassalou Foli / Sterns (1:03:57 Pop‑up)

Oumou Sangaré: Kamelemba Options / Mogoya / No Format / * (1:10:47 Pop‑up)

Leila Gobi: Tchimey Goney Options / 2017 / Clermont Music / * (1:14:15 Pop‑up)

Namibian Tales: San Dance Options / Kalahari Encounters / AudioMaze / * (1:20:12 Pop‑up)

Jon Hassell / Farafina: Air Afrique Options / Flash of the Spirit / Capitol (1:23:31 Pop‑up)

Betsayda Machado y La Parranda el Clavo: Merengada e' ron Options / Loe Loa (Rural Recordings Under the Mango Tree) / Odelia / * (1:28:12 Pop‑up)
GIG: Oct 21 (Sat) Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing, Queens: Betsayda Machado. Concert at 8 pm; dance lesson at 7 pm

Segunda Quimbamba: Agueda Options / Aqui Tambien (1:30:17 Pop‑up)
GIGs: TOMORROW (Sunday): TWO benefits for Puerto Rico in JC! First, in the Bergen-Lafayette Neighborhood, Jersey City NJ (ticketholders will receive exact location): Boricua Brunch fundraiser for Puerto Rico relief. 12:30 to 3 pm. Featuring live performances by Segunda Quimbamba at 1 pm and 2:15. Limited tickets still available. ALSO TOMORROW: Loes Landmark Theatre, 54 Journal Square Plaza, Jersey City NJ: New Jersey for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Fundraiser Featuring headliners Frankie Negron, Los Hermanos Moreno and Frankie Morales. Plus Jersey City’s own Segunda Quimbamba (see info about them above), Charlie Lopez Band, Danny Matos y Son Candela, Swing Sabroso, Roberto el Fabuloso, Jay Frias y sus Bachata and more. Note show time: 4 to 9 pm.

Paito y los Gaiteros de Punta Brava: Señora Maria Macho Options / Gaita Negra / Sonidos Enraizados (1:33:43 Pop‑up)

Banda de Julio de Repelon: Rosalba Options / Various Artists: The Afrosound of Colombia Volume 2 / VampiSoul (1:38:48 Pop‑up)

Los Wembler's de Iquitos: Balon de la Selva Options / Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Peru Rare Groove / World Music Network (1:42:05 Pop‑up)
GIG: Monday night at Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St., Red Hook, Brooklyn (with Combo Chimbita, Sonido Chichadelico)

Sachal Studios Orchestra: Take Five Options / Sachal Jazz - Interpretations of Jazz Standards & Bossa Nova / Sachal Music (1:56:31 Pop‑up)
GIG / GIVEAWAY: Sachal Ensemble is playing at WMI show Sunday Nov 8 at 7:30 pm at the Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Pl near NYU - enter the giveaway via the link on this place.

Katayoun Goudarzi, Shujaat Khan: Unafraid Options / Will You? / Tames Records / * (1:57:49 Pop‑up)

Sandcatchers: Washed and Wild Options / What We Found Along the Way / Chant Records / * (2:04:03 Pop‑up)
GIG: Album release Thursday Nov 2nd at National Sawdust, 80 N 6th St in Williamsburg, Brooklyn - 10 pm

Kelly Thoma: Hamsi Options / 7 Fish (2:08:38 Pop‑up)

Asa-i-Viata: Anterija feat. Bastien Charléry Options / A​[​ch​]​a​-​i​-​Viat​[​s​]​a / Vlad / * (2:14:28 Pop‑up)

Tsibele: Nifty's Elgene Options / It's Dark Outside - Indroysn iz Finster / * (2:17:52 Pop‑up)
GIG: Nov 7 (Tues) at Jalopy Theatre, 315 Columbia St., Red Hook, Brooklyn

Martha Mavroidi: Romanian Melody Options / Thread and Needle / Violins Productions (2:20:58 Pop‑up)

Gino Sitson: Ngoyak' (Black Feeling) Options / Body & Voice / Buda Musique (2:24:27 Pop‑up)

Asaran Earth Trio: Patacoada Options / Why Should Your Heart Not Dance / * (2:28:08 Pop‑up)

Barbatuques: Totem Options / Ayú / Mr Bongo (2:31:00 Pop‑up)

Metá Metá: Angoulême Options / MM3 (2:34:03 Pop‑up)

Trad Attack: Must Madu / Black Snake Options / AH / Nordic Notes (2:36:18 Pop‑up)

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino: Subbra Sutta Options / Canzoniere / Ponderosa Music and Art / * (2:39:03 Pop‑up)

Lost Bayou Ramblers: Rice Pump Options / Kalenda / Rice Pump Records / * (2:42:34 Pop‑up)

'Ndiaz: Fevriesque Options / Son'Rod (2:46:33 Pop‑up)

Saied Shanbehzadeh: Djane Showki Options / Pour - Afrigha / Buda Musique / * (2:57:44 Pop‑up)

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Organizations supporting the rights of immigrants and refugees:

National Immigration Law Center: Established in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants.

National Immigration Forum: The National Immigration Forum is one of the leading immigrant advocacy organizations in the country, with a mission to advocate for the value of immigrants and immigration to the nation.

New York Immigration Coalition: The New York Immigration Coalition aims to achieve a fairer and more just society that values the contributions of immigrants and extends opportunity to all. The NYIC promotes immigrants’ full civic participation, fosters their leadership, and provides a unified voice and a vehicle for collective action for New York’s diverse immigrant communities.

Arab American Family Support Center (New York City): The Arab-American Family Support Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-sectarian organization that provides culturally and linguistically sensitive services to immigrant communities throughout New York City.

Action NYC: ActionNYC connects New Yorkers to free, safe immigration legal help. You can make an appointment to learn your immigration legal options and get immigration application assistance. There are ActionNYC sites in all five boroughs. Appointments are required. Your appointment will be in your language.

Immigration Equality is the leading LGBTQ immigrant rights organization in the country. It provide s advice and legal services to thousands of LGBTQ and HIV-positive immigrants seeking refuge, fair treatment, and freedom in the United States. The work is truly lifesaving because there are nearly 80 countries around the world where it is a crime to be LGBTQ, with consequences up to and including the death penalty. For this reason, Immigration Equality fights to obtain asylum in the United States for LGBTQ and HIV-positive refugees - with a remarkable 99% win rate.

International Refugee Assistance Project: The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) organizes law students and lawyers to develop and enforce a set of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced persons. Mobilizing direct legal aid and systemic policy advocacy, IRAP serves the world’s most persecuted individuals and empowers the next generation of human rights leaders.

International Rescue Committee: The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.

Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF): AALDEF is a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans by combining litigation, advocacy, education, and community organizing. Issues / focus include immigrant rights, civic participation and voting rights, economic justice for workers, language access to services, educational equity, housing and environmental justice, and the elimination of anti-Asian violence, police misconduct, and human trafficking.

Make the Road New York (MRNY): MRNY builds the power of Latino and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services.

Make the Road New Jersey (MRNJ): Make the Road New Jersey builds the power of immigrant and working class communities in New Jersey to achieve dignity and justice through community organizing, legal and support services, transformative education and policy innovation.

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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!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:05pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob! Pheww.. only just got my internet connection running after a few days! Just is time for your show! ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:07pm Rob W:

I'm glad you're up and running again Bas. Good evening everyone, thanks for staying with us!
  6:14pm Fashion Tashjian:

Vaayyyy axper! This is amazing stuff homie!
Avatar 7:38pm katie:

Great show. Don't know why it's so quiet on the board. This is a beautiful trip you're curating.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:40pm Smilty69:

Excellent show, Rob! Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:43pm Bas NL:

It is quiet here, isn't it? Great tracks though, Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:48pm хтinа:

Beautiful show tonite for sure. Is this show title a reference to the comedy-horror from 1981?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:08pm Rob W:

Thanks хтinа, Bas, Smilty, Katie, FT...!
Avatar 8:11pm geezerette:

Look what I've been missing!
Avatar 8:12pm geezerette:

Beautiful indeed!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:16pm Rob W:

Thanks geezerette~!
  8:17pm JayD:

Did you know 'Hamsi' is Turkish for 'anchovy'? Well, now you do. Great tune, great show! Thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:20pm Rob W:

Thanks very much JayD - and as Katie knows, that is very VERY useful information for me. Thanks! - Rob
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:27pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Enjoying the show immensely tonight. A week ago, I was on the way to see Group Doueh at the station.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:53pm Bas NL:

Looking forward to the singles going steady! ;)
Avatar 8:54pm geezerette:

Pot bellied pig ,...anybody? For mascot? :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm Bas NL:

Thanks for again a great show Rob!
Avatar 9:00pm geezerette:

Ditto Bas!( Hi,Bas!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01pm Bas NL:

Hi geezerette!
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