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Saturday, November 11, 2017
Discoveries From WOMEX, Europe’s World Music Expo. With guests Anastasia Tsioulcas, Jordana Leigh, Tom Pryor and Katie Gentile.
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WOMEX - held last month in Katowice, Poland - is the annual worldwide "world music" industry trade fair, a SXSW for world music geeks. If you want to learn about new artists, new trends, new happenings in the many worlds of world music, WOMEX is the place to be.
This week Rob and these globe-trotting colleagues share their WOMEX musical discoveries: Anastasia Tsioulcas of NPR Music, Jordana Leigh of Lincoln Center’s Rubenstein Atrium concert series, writer Tom Pryor, and musician Katie Gentile.
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TICKET GIVEAWAY to see the acclaimed multi-cultural band from Angers, France Lo’Jo TOMORROW, Sunday afternoon November 12th at 12:30 at Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette Street (at the Public Theater)!
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To get in the running for a pair of tickets to see Lo’Jo tomorrow, Sunday Nov 12th at 12:30 pm at Joe’s Pub: Email me, Rob W, here, and please put the word "TIX" in the subject line. The first two people to email will win the tickets. (Two pairs of tickets are available.) Winners will be notified by midnight tonight.
About Lo’Jo (from the Joe’s Pub event page):
Since they first got together in 1982, in a tiny village near Angiers, France, Lo’Jo have been one of the most eclectic, eccentric and mesmerizing musical collectives that Europe has ever produced. Like their British contemporaries, The Mekons, Lo’Jo are globetrotting legends and musical shapeshifters who’ve gone through many incarnations, and they’ve incorporated theater and visual art into their music since the beginning. Led by charismatic songwriter Denis Péan, Lo’Jo’s travels have taken them from collaborations with street theater groups and circuses to concerts in West Africa and the Sahara (including the very first edition of the now-legendary Festival au Desert), festival stages in Europe and North America and even a residency at Paris’ venerable Cabaret Sauvage.
Along the way Lo’Jo managed to record several iconic albums — from their 1993 debut recording Fils de Zamal and their 1998 breakthrough Mojo Radio to their 2012 album Cinema El Mundo. All have shaped Lo’Jo’s unique sound, which reimagines classic French chanson spiked with sounds and instruments from all over the world. With over 30 years of musical vagabondage behind them, Lo’Jo shows no signs of slowing down yet, and continues to tour and record into their third decade.
Lo'Jo's latest album Fonetiq Flowers was released on the World Village label this September and topped the Transglobal World Music radio chart in October.
This Week's Playlist:(* = new)
Trebunie Tutki: Ktoredy, Ktoredy / Folk Karnawal / F.F. Folk (0:00:00 Pop‑up)
Krasopino (I Drink Water)
/ Rebitika Songs of Greece
/ Rebetiki Istoria
GIG: Nov 18 (Sat) Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave
Oy Ishov Chumak
GIG: Nov 19 (Sun) Littlefield, 635 Sackett St, Brooklyn: DakhaBrakha. 8 pm.
Navatman Music Collective:
/ An Untimely Joy
/ Navatman Music Collective
GIG: Nov 19 (Sun): Symphony Space, Broadway and 95th St: Navatman Music Collective: An Untimely Joy Daytime event: 4 pm.
Night: Live at WOMEX in Katowice 2017 / Unreleased (from a video made by crunk / WIMM PRODUCTIONS) / Unreleased (0:28:41 Pop‑up)
La Dame Blanche: Yo Quiero Trabajar / Wakan Tanka Records / La Dame Blanche 2 (0:45:46 Pop‑up)
King Ayisoba: Dapagara / 1000 Can Die / Glitterbeat / * (0:54:22 Pop‑up)
Luciana Jury: Cuando el Amor se Aproxima / Canciones Brotadas de mi Raíz / Suramusic (1:09:38 Pop‑up)
Wowakin: Zemsta Bogusza / Kraj Za Miastem / Serpent (1:15:10 Pop‑up)
Metá Metá: Imagem do Amor / MM3 / Metá Metá (1:18:53 Pop‑up)
47 Soul: Into the Shamstep / Shamstep (EP) / 47Soul (1:25:06 Pop‑up)
Pixvae: La Fuga / Pixvae / Les Disques Bongo Joe (1:34:13 Pop‑up)
Leyla McCalla: A Day For the Hunter, a Day for the Prey / A Day For the Hunter, a Day for the Prey / Jazz Village (1:41:58 Pop‑up)
Aux: 버럭 (Buruk) / The Outside Entry / YDCT (1:48:52 Pop‑up)
Orchestre Les Mangelepa: Kanemo / Last Band Standing / Strut (1:57:38 Pop‑up)
Ifriqiyya Electrique: Stombali / Rûwâhîne / Glitterbeat Records / * (2:07:09 Pop‑up)
Lankum: Sergeant William Bailey / Between the Earth and Sky / Rough Trade / * (2:14:11 Pop‑up)
Gato Preto: Dia De / Tempo / Unique (2:22:06 Pop‑up)
Talisk: Ballyhoura / Pinnacle / Talisk Records (2:25:47 Pop‑up)
Bitori: Natalia / Legend of Funana / Analog Africa (2:29:43 Pop‑up)
/ Fonetiq Flowers
/ World Village
GIG / GIVEAWAY: TOMORROW @ Joe's Pub at 12:30 pm - email me, robw AT wfmu dot org right now and you can have a pair of tickets!
Oumou Sangaré: Djoukourou / Mogoya / No Format / * (2:47:20 Pop‑up)
Valentin Clastrier and Steven Kamperman: Viell Mania / Fabuloseries / Home Records / * (3:00:37 Pop‑up)
That DakhaBrakha song really snapped me to attention, that was great.
Ah, finally got to tune in.
This is great. Our world has the best music.
Thanks TPSP, sounding great!
Zemsta Bogusza. Fantastic.
First time listener to this show here. I'm enjoying the hell out of everything I've heard tonight
Thanks jkeigh, glad you're enjoying it!
Oh wow, I remember Anastasia from the WKCR days... so cool she is with you now!
Pixvae are truly awesome!
Ken From Hyde Park:
I'm sure the musicians at WOMEX are the best of the best, so tonight we're getting the best of the best of the best. Thanks so much, Rob and team!
Heya Rob and listeners.
under the sea!
Now we’re talking. Bring on the Irish!
I'm all in on the Irish.
Digging the show!