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Saturday, March 3, 2018 Favoriting
Marathon Eve!

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TICKET GIVEAWAY TONIGHT to see World Music Institute Presents Wu Man & Huayin Shadow Puppet Band, Saturday, March 17th at 8 pm at the New York Society for Ethical Culture 2 W 64th St, Manhattan!

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To get in the running for a pair of tickets: Email me, Rob W, here, and please put the word "TIX" in the subject line. (Two pairs of tickets available.) Deadline to enter is midnight SUNDAY. Winners will be notified by Monday.

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The Huayin Shadow Puppet Band (formerly known as the Zhang Family Band) comprises farmers from Shaanxi Province’s Huayin County in a rural village at the foot of Mount Hua in northwest China. For more than 300 years the band has toured the countryside, bringing its rugged shadow puppet plays that call to life the mythical heroes and gods of the oral folk culture of Shaanxi, often evoking famous battles of the Tang dynasty (618-907), to temple fairs and rituals.

Pipa virtuoso and Grammy Award-nominated musician Wu Man is a soloist, educator and composer (and a member of Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble among other collaborations) who has given her lute-like instrument (which has a history of over 2,000 years in China) a new role in both traditional and contemporary music. Wu Man also travels to China’s remote regions to uncover the country’s ancient musical traditions that are in danger of being lost.

Wu Man joins the brilliant The Huayin Shadow Puppet Band for performances of traditional music with shadow puppetry. The Huayin Shadow Puppet Band sings and uses traditional string and percussion instruments and more to tell lively stories of rural life in remote China and draw the audience into places and sounds rarely heard in the West.

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To get in the running for a pair of tickets: Email me, Rob W, here, and please put the word "TIX" in the subject line. (Two pairs of tickets available.) Deadline to enter is midnight SUNDAY. Winners will be notified by Monday.

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This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Latin Souls: In The Midnight Hour Favoriting / Boo-Ga-Loo And Shing-A-Ling / Kapp (0:00:00 Pop-up)

Spanglish Fly: Chain of Fools Favoriting / Ay Que Boogaloo! / Chaco / * (0:04:09 Pop-up)

The Stylers: Bengawan Solo Favoriting / Our Songs / Warner Brothers (0:09:21 Pop-up)
Famous Indonesian folk song

Takeshi Terauchi & Blue Jeans: Tsugaru Jongara Bushi Favoriting / Let's Go Eleki-Bushi - Electric Folk Song Tour of the Country / King Records (0:11:37 Pop-up)

Mashina Vremeni (Машина Времени): Rybka y Banke (Рыбка В Банке - Fish on the River Bank) Favoriting / V Dobryy Chas (В Добрый Час) / Melodiya (0:14:47 Pop-up)
GIG: Fri, March 16, 2018 at Terminal 5

Dirtmusic: The Border Crossing Favoriting / Bu Bir Ruya / Glitterbeat (0:18:09 Pop-up)

Xylouris White: Spud's Garden Favoriting / Mother / Bella Union / * (0:23:36 Pop-up)

Maya Youssef: Queen of the Night Favoriting / Syrian Dreams / Harmonia Mundi / * (0:27:19 Pop-up)

Zanmari Baré: Dezan Favoriting / Voun / Cobalt / * (0:37:19 Pop-up)

John Lee Hooker: Boogie Chillen' Favoriting / King of the Boogie / Craft Recordings / * (0:42:22 Pop-up)

Imarhan: Muhagh Favoriting / Temet / City Slang / * (0:45:41 Pop-up)
GIGs: Imarhan @ Rough Trade NYC Wed May 2, 9 pm / Imarhan @ Lincoln Center Rubenstein Atrium (FREE) Wed May 3, 7:30 pm

Les Filles de Illighadad: Tihilele Favoriting / Eghass Malan / Sahel Sounds / * (0:50:08 Pop-up)

Oumar Konaté: Soyeya Favoriting / Live in Bamako / Clermont / * (0:56:28 Pop-up)

Mbongwana Star: Nganshé Favoriting / From Kinshasa / World Circuit (1:01:20 Pop-up)

DJ Katapila: Aroo Favoriting / Aroo / Awesome Tapes From Africa / * (1:06:36 Pop-up)

Zazou Bikaye CY1: Eh! Yaye Favoriting / Noir et Blanc / Crammed Discs / * (1:10:41 Pop-up)
New Reissue

Musci & Venosta: Dialogue Between a Dreamer and Others Favoriting / Urban And Tribal Portraits / Soave / * (1:29:11 Pop-up)
New reissue

Sainkho: Tanola Nomads Favoriting / Out of Tuva / Crammed Discs (1:25:04 Pop-up)

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino: Intra La Danza Favoriting / Canzoniere / Ponderosa / * (1:32:00 Pop-up)

DJ Dolores: Cala Cala Favoriting / 1 Real / Crammed Discs (1:34:26 Pop-up)

Samba de Coco Raízes de Arcoverde: O Medroso Favoriting / Maga Bo a Presenta Samba de Coco Raízes de Arcoverde / Kafundó Records / * (1:38:05 Pop-up)

Petrona Martinez: Sepiterna 2.0 (featuring Aterciopelados) Favoriting / Petronica: Petrona Martinez' Electronic Suite, Vol.1 (1:42:05 Pop-up)

La Sucursal de la Cumbia: Ritmo Popular Favoriting / Cumbia a Domicilio / Intolerancia (1:48:10 Pop-up)

Sonido Gallo Negro: Danza del Mar Favoriting / Mambo Cósmico / Glitterbeat / * (1:50:44 Pop-up)

Hany Maehanna: Badaouiah Favoriting / The Miracles of the Seven Dances / Radio Martiko / * (1:54:17 Pop-up)
New Reissue

DJ Click: I Garsona Favoriting / Divan Airways (1:58:59 Pop-up)

Socalled: Work With What You Got Favoriting / Sleepover / Dare To Care Records (2:03:45 Pop-up)

Freh Kodja: La Coladera Favoriting / Various Artists: Habibi Funk 007: An eclectic selection of music from the Arab world / Habibi Funk / * (2:07:19 Pop-up)

LA MC Malcriado: Ka Bu Inganam Favoriting / Nos Pobreza Ke Nos Rikeza (2:11:57 Pop-up)

Sami Ali & Sahar Hamdy: Eli Shatr Enhaa Tgannen Favoriting / Various Artists: Yalla Hitlist Egypt / Mango (2:19:58 Pop-up)

Morena y Clara: Ya No Te Guardo Rencor Favoriting / No Llores Mas / Pharaway Sounds / * (2:24:09 Pop-up)
New anthology

Dolores Vargas: El Despertador Favoriting / La Terremoto: Anana Funk Hip 1970-1975 / Pharaway Sounds / * (2:26:04 Pop-up)
New anthology

Los Chicos Malos: Ritmo con la Punta del Pie Favoriting / Los Chicos Malos / Vampisoul / * (2:28:59 Pop-up)
New reissue

Fruko y sus Tesos: Improvisando Favoriting / Tesura / Vampisoul / * (2:32:15 Pop-up)
New reissue

Joe Eyison: Ponka Abo Dam Favoriting / Old Hits By Joe Eyison / Eyimo (2:34:38 Pop-up)

Pat Thomas & The Sweet Beans: Merebre Favoriting / Coming Home: Original Ghanaian Highlife & Afrobeat Classics 1964-1981 / Strut (2:37:38 Pop-up)

Jorge Ben: Minha Teimosia, Uma Arma Pra Te Conquistar Favoriting / A Tábua De Esmeralda / Canteloupe Music (2:45:55 Pop-up)

The Funk Ark: Man is a Monster Favoriting / Man Is A Monster (2:49:08 Pop-up)

So Kalmery: Kizunguzungu Favoriting / Bendera (2:56:05 Pop-up)

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Organizations supporting the rights of immigrants and refugees:

(For more suggestions see

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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Listener comments!

Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 6:07pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:15pm Dave in Vermont:

Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 6:16pm Bas NL:

Takeshi Terauchi is always great fun. That man plays fast!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:16pm Dave in Vermont:

I've narrowed down the premiums I want to 14 and the shows I want my pledge credited to, to 36
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:17pm Dave in Vermont:

On second thought, 37
Avatar 6:45pm Fredericks:

John Lee sounds like a teenager.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:45pm Your Ace From Exchange Place:

Love this John Lee Hooker track!
Such a classic!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:51pm Rob W:

Thanks Your Ace From Exchange Place and good evening everyone!
  6:52pm Karen in Sleepy Hollow:

What a lovely show so far.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:54pm Rob W:

Thanks Karen!
  6:56pm Buena Vista Projects:

Yeah, loving this. Love WFMU.
  7:00pm Karen in Sleepy Hollow:

I’m looking forward to your new premium CD Rob! Sorry we won’t be able to do phones this year but if you’re around Friday Bryant and I are bringing lunch.
  7:01pm wilbur twinhorse:

You are on Fire Tonite Rob! go on with your bad self...everything changes tomorrow, every thing stays the same.
  7:03pm Alicia Renee:

*Really* enjoying --- Thanks so much!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04pm Rob W:

Thanks Wilbur and thanks Karen and Bryant for bringing lunch on Friday! Sadly I will be toiling away on my day job so I won't be around, but have a great time on Friday!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm Rob W:

Thanks Alicia!
Avatar 7:06pm TDK60:

Energy pours out of my big old stereo speakers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:12pm Smilty69:

Fun show, Rob. Thank you!
Avatar 7:14pm slugluv1313:

Good Evening, Rob and everyone!
fantastic show, so happy to be listening LIVE tonight!
Avatar 7:20pm TDK60:

Really? A fundraiser?
Avatar 7:46pm TDK60:

Rob, been meaning to thank you for posting the list of immigrant support groups. The spirit of the nearby Statue of Liberty resides in your WFMU booth.
  7:55pm andrewb:

why do i know this song so well?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:11pm DC:

Loved that work with what you got, what a nice track
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 8:43pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Another wonderful show tonight, Rob.
Avatar 8:57pm TDK60:

One of FMU's rockinest.
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