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Saturday, June 15, 2019 Favoriting
Senegal's Oumar Ndiaye Teams Up With Smokey Hormel

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Senegalese guitarist / songwriter Oumar Ndiaye excels singing intimate ballads as well as mbalax dance floor workouts. He does it all on his new album Sutura, with a stellar band led by guitarist extraordinaire Smokey Hormel, sideman to the stars - from Beck to Neil Diamond. Hormel also leads Smokey's Round‑up and various cross-cultural combos.

Oumar and Smokey join us on the way to their intimate gig tonight, Saturday June 15th at 9:30 pm at the beautiful Issyra African Gallery, 300 Observer Highway in Hoboken. Tickets / info for tonight's concert here.

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TICKET GIVEAWAY TONIGHT to see Sona Jobarteh, one of the first women to master the kora and griot music / traditions of West Africa, Sunday June 23, 8 pm at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at W95th St. in Manhattan. The concert is presented by the World Music Institute as part of their ongoing series of concerts around NYC. Concert / ticket info here.

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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. Winner will be notified by Monday.

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This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Maryam Saleh: Nefsif Akli Favoriting / Lekhfa / Mostakell (0:00:00 Pop-up)

Y La Bamba: Mujeres Favoriting / Mujeres / * (0:04:40 Pop-up)
GIG: Le Poisson Rouge, Thurs July 18

Novalima: Herejia Favoriting / Ch'usay (0:08:31 Pop-up)
GIG: Fri June 21 @ Drom (w/ DJ Nickodemus, Wonderwheel Recordings)

Combo Lulo: Atlantico Favoriting / Single / Names You Can Trust (0:11:36 Pop-up)
GIG: Combo Lulo + The Far East @ Our Wicked Lady (Rooftop) Wed eve July 3; they're also opening for Los Wembler's at Pioneer Works at Le Poisson Rouge Mon night Sept 23

Ani Cordero: Pan Pan Favoriting / Single / Avokado Artists Recordings / * (0:14:10 Pop-up)

Agrupacion Ilegal Los Imparciales: Norwegian Wood Favoriting / Single / Names You Can Trust (0:17:31 Pop-up)

Dexter Story: Jijiga Jijiya (feat. Marie Daulne) Favoriting / Bahir / Soundway / * (0:24:30 Pop-up)

Imarhan: Ehad Wa Dagh Favoriting / Temet / City Slang. (0:26:36 Pop-up)
GIG: Sun eve June 30 @ Le Poisson Rouge (presented by World Music Institute)

Oumar Konaté: Kolma Djine Favoriting / I Love You Inna / Clermont Music / * (0:31:47 Pop-up)

Antoine Dougbé: Nounignon Ma Kpon Midji Favoriting / Various Artists: African Scream Contest Vol. 2: Benin 1963-1980 / Analog Africa (0:35:31 Pop-up)

Tal National: Tantabara Favoriting / Tantabara / Fat Cat (0:41:22 Pop-up)
GIG: Thurs Aug 1 @ Public Records

Salif Keita: Tiranke Favoriting / Un Autre Blanc / * (0:49:55 Pop-up)
GIG: Salif Keita + Courtnee Roze @ Celebrate Brooklyn (FREE, Donation encouraged) Saturday eve July 13

Oumar Ndiaye: Aduna Favoriting / Sutura / * (0:59:14 Pop-up)
GIG: TONIGHT @ Issyra Gallery, 300 Observer Highway, Hoboken (around 9:30 pm)

Oumar Ndiaye: Mansani Cisse Favoriting / Sutura / * (1:03:31 Pop-up)
Forthcoming - the album is not officially released yet

Oumar Ndiaye: Dem (Live on WFMU) Favoriting (1:15:06 Pop-up)

Oumar Ndiaye: Fouta (Live on WFMU) Favoriting (1:21:54 Pop-up)

Oumar Ndiaye: Niam (Live on WFMU) Favoriting (1:29:10 Pop-up)

Oumar Ndiaye: Senegal / Brazil (Live on WFMU) Favoriting (1:35:45 Pop-up)

Oumar Ndiaye: Aladji (Live on WFMU) Favoriting (1:40:58 Pop-up)
A traditional song of Mali and Senegal in which the griots sing of the Toucouleur (people of Futa Tooro) marabout (monk) Aladji Oumar Tall, who disappeared mysteriously in 1864, from the cliffs of Bandiagara.

Oumar Ndiaye: Sutura Favoriting / Sutura / * (1:50:01 Pop-up)
Forthcoming - the album is not officially released yet

Oumar Ndiaye: Africa Favoriting / Sutura / * (1:54:47 Pop-up)

Boubacar Traoré: Macire Favoriting / Dounia Tabolo / Lusafrica (2:00:47 Pop-up)

Sona Jobarteh: Gainaako Favoriting / Fasiya / West African Guild Records (2:10:29 Pop-up)
GIG / Giveaway: Sona Jobarteh, presented by the World Music Institute at Symphony Space, Sunday night June 23rd. To get in the running for a pair of tickets to this show please email me, Rob W, here, and please put the word "TIX" in the subject line and indicate your first and if possible second choice. The deadline to enter is Sunday night at midnight; winners will be notified by Tuesday.

3MA feat. Ballaké Sissoko, Driss El Maloumi, Rajery: Moustique Favoriting / Anarouz / Six Degrees (2:16:16 Pop-up)

Daniele Durante: A Beulicchi Favoriting / Damuli n'autra botta - Antologia licenziosa di 30 canti e pizziche dal Salento (2:19:39 Pop-up)

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino: Pizzica de Sira Favoriting / Canzoniere / Ponderosa Music & Art (2:21:57 Pop-up)
GIG: Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino @ The Plaza at 300 Ashland, Brooklyn, Wed June 19, 6:30 pm (FREE) + Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St., Sunday June 23 - NOON showtime

V. Poulsen's Kapel: Reel Fra Ivigtut Favoriting / Old School (To Danske Rigsspillemænd) / GO' Danish Folk Music (2:25:25 Pop-up)

Sver: Polska Om Olav Luksengård Mjelva / Andas Polska Favoriting / Reverie / Folkhall Records / * (2:28:02 Pop-up)

JJO (Jauno Jāņu Orķestris): Metiņas Dancoja Favoriting / Ievina (2:31:43 Pop-up)

Meisterjaan: Bambusest Laev (Bamboo Ship) Favoriting (2:34:49 Pop-up)

Nikns Suns: Urjoh, Hunti! (Get Out of Here, Wolf) Favoriting / Urjoh, Hunti! / Merike Paberits (2:38:49 Pop-up)

Urubu: Sokak Favoriting / Various Artists: Voodoohop: Entropia Coletiva I (2:46:23 Pop-up)

Aurevoir: Hopsza Favoriting / Kikötő (2:53:45 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 send an email to Rob W here and be sure to write "list" in the subject line.

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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.

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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.

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND): KIND serves as the leading organization for the protection of children who enter the US immigration system alone and strives to ensure that no such child appears in immigration court without representation. We achieve fundamental fairness through high-quality legal representation and by advancing the child's best interests, safety and well-being.

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.

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Listener comments!

Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 6:05pm chresti:

Hello TPSP!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:23pm Smilty69:

Good evening, Rob and friends!
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 6:26pm chresti:

Hi Smilty69! Ready to dance?
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 6:31pm chresti:

I'm going to sit this one out..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:33pm Smilty69:

Chresti, I'm always dancing! It's the Cuban curse.
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 6:42pm Bas NL:

Rob! Other friends!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:06pm Smilty69:

The Issyra Gallery is in a great location. Lots of bars & restaurants near it.
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 7:23pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hello, Rob and compatriots of Earth.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:25pm Rob W:

Hi Ken and everyone!
Avatar 7:38pm TDK60:

Tuning in late to Senegalese tunes. Recovering from seeing The Specials last night!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:40pm Rob W:

TDK60 making the scene! The Specials were one of my gateway bands back in the 80s... I hope it was a great show!
Avatar 7:44pm TDK60:

Rob, it was fabulous and packed with an enthusiastic crowd.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:45pm Rob W:

Excellent, thanks for the scene report TDK60!
  7:46pm SeanG:

diggin' the tunes
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 7:50pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Yes, very nice performance. They should come again when they are able.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:56pm Rob Weisberg:

Thanks Ken and SeanG!
Avatar 8:36pm TDK60:

JJO - Finnish?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:38pm Rob W:

Meisterjaan is from Estonia; JJO is from Latvia...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:46pm maestroso:

Man, really digging these last three songs...
Avatar 8:58pm TDK60:

thanks Rob..
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 8:59pm chresti:

Thanks Rob, fantastic
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 9:00pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob!
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 2:36pm Michael 98145:

Always such a great program. Thank you from archive time.
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