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Options December 21, 2019:

'Tis the Season / Nyimbo za Krismasi

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Artist Track Album Label Comments New Approx. start time
Los Lobos  La Rama   Options Llego Navidad  Rhino    *   0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Ismael Santiago  Enamarao a lo Adivino   Options Navidad En El Campo  Solfeo      0:05:03 (Pop‑up)
Angel Vazquez  El Nacimiento   Options Canta en Navidad  Riney      0:07:25 (Pop‑up)
Odilio González  Amanecer Navideño   Options Tarjeta de Navidad  Disco Hit      0:09:25 (Pop‑up)
Lord Nelson  A Party For Santa Claus   Options Various Artists: Mas!: A Caribbean Christmas Party  Rykodisc      0:15:12 (Pop‑up)
The Mighty Spoiler  Wake Up Christmas Morning   Options Various Artists: A Calypso Christmas  Radiophone Archives      0:18:03 (Pop‑up)
Scrunter  Chutkaipan   Options A Decade of Scrunter: De Parang Now Start  JW      0:20:59 (Pop‑up)
Machel  Soca Santa   Options Various Artists: Mas!: A Caribbean Christmas Party  Rykodisc      0:25:59 (Pop‑up)
Drupatee  Chutney Parang   Options Chutney Parang  Fox Fuse      0:31:19 (Pop‑up)
Crazy  Put Jesus in Your Christmas   Options Various Artists: Parang Soca Christmas Vol. 2  JW      0:35:16 (Pop‑up)
Bindley Benjamin  Santa Say (Parang Soca)   Options Various Artists: Parang Soca Christmas  JW      0:40:25 (Pop‑up)
Bozi Boziana & L'Anti Choc  Père Noël Confiance   Options Bozi Boziana Père Noël Confiance, Dance Kizunga-Nzunga  Flash Diffusion Business      0:45:41 (Pop‑up)
Sultans of String  Sing for Kwanzaa   Options Christmas Caravan  CEN  Featuring Richard Bona, Waleed Abdulhamid    0:51:57 (Pop‑up)
Simba Wanyika  Christmas No. 2   Options Various Artists: Siku Ya Christmas  Polygram      0:59:11 (Pop‑up)
Mbaraka Mwinshehe  Happy Christmas   Options Various Artists: Siku Ya Christmas  Polygram      1:08:37 (Pop‑up)
Vijaya Jazz  Barua Ya Christmas   Options Barua Ya Christmas  A.I.      1:11:56 (Pop‑up)
Claudette et Ti Pierre  Noel Paysan   Options Noel  Mini Records      1:21:42 (Pop‑up)
Kwadwo Donkoh & His Abokyi Parts Of Ghana  Bronya / Christmas   Options Christmas Africana  Shaka      1:24:09 (Pop‑up)
Isnard Douby  Ayiti Pa Jwen Kado   Options Various Artists: Christmas With the Stars - Bel Kado Nwel  Chancy      1:29:54 (Pop‑up)
Willie Colon  La Murga   Options Asalto Navideño  Fania  Featuring Hector Lavoe and Yomo Toro    1:36:34 (Pop‑up)
Puerto Candelaria  La Murga   Options La Murga        1:45:47 (Pop‑up)
La Sonora Palacios  Amor y Paz   Options Feliz Navidad        1:49:07 (Pop‑up)
Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga  Santa Claus Llego a la Ciudad   Options Santa Claus Llego a la Ciudad        1:52:14 (Pop‑up)
Maytals  Christmas Feeling Ska   Options Christmas Greetings From Studio One  Studio One      1:54:54 (Pop‑up)
Super Hi-Fi  Please Santa Bring Me an Echoplex   Options Yule Analog, Volume II        1:57:16 (Pop‑up)
Michigan and Smiley  Drummer Boy   Options Various Artists: RAS Records Presents: A Reggae Christmas  RAS      2:00:21 (Pop‑up)
Hip Hop Hoodios  Ocho Kandelikas   Options Carne Masada        2:03:28 (Pop‑up)
Ot Ozoj Klezmerband  Drey Dreydl   Options Channukah: Festival of Lights  Oreade Music      2:07:33 (Pop‑up)
Shirim Klezmer Orchestra  Kozatsky 'til You Dropsky   Options Klezmer Nutcracker  Galileo Music Communication  a/k/a Trepak - Russian Dance  *   2:11:01 (Pop‑up)
Klezmonauts  Deck the Halls   Options Oy to the World - A Klezmer Christmas        2:12:10 (Pop‑up)
Otava Yo  Christ is Born Today   Options Christmas  CPL Music      2:14:43 (Pop‑up)
Krzysztof Trebunia-Tutka & Śleboda & Małe Trebunie-Tutki  Kolędowanie Z Turoniem   Options Góralskie Dzieci Kolędują        2:18:04 (Pop‑up)
Gronicki i Harnasie  Pastuskowie Bracia Miyli   Options Kolędy Góralskie        2:20:39 (Pop‑up)
Majorstuen  Til Betlehem I Judaland   Options Juledrøm        2:22:58 (Pop‑up)
Tony Trischka  Shepherd's Rejoice   Options Of a Winter's Night        2:25:45 (Pop‑up)
Woody Guthrie  Hanukkah Dance   Options The Asch Recordings Vols. 1-4  Smithsonian Folkways      2:28:01 (Pop‑up)
Campbell Brothers  Dreydl Song   Options Sacred Steel for the Holidays        2:29:50 (Pop‑up)
Okan  Amarga Navidad   Options Amarga Navidad    Version of a holiday classic from Mexico by the late José Alfredo Jiménez    2:34:08 (Pop‑up)
Luigia di Floriano  Christmas Eve   Options Various Artists: Winter Kolednica from Slovenia        2:43:35 (Pop‑up)
Supruli  Imeruli Alilo   Options Live at the 2018 Golden Festival (recorded by WFMU)        2:44:01 (Pop‑up)
Degung Parahyangan  Joy to the World   Options Degung for Christmas        2:46:36 (Pop‑up)
Captain Mook and The Ala Moana Strings  December   Options Ukulele Calendar  Victor  Captain Mook = Kazuyuki Sekiguchi of Southern All Stars; this track also features Petty Booka    2:53:19 (Pop‑up)
Little Bobby Ray  Corrido de Auld Lang Syne   Options Various Artists: Mambo Santa Mambo: Christmas From The Latin Lounge  Rhino Records      2:56:00 (Pop‑up)

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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.

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Listener comments!

Avatar 🎸 6:03pm Bas NL:

Avatar 6:05pm Bob Slee:

Zeg het 'ns Bas
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:06pm Smilty69:

Feliz Navidad, Rob & Friends!
Avatar 6:07pm Megaroni:

Happy Solstice TPSP! Thank you for the tunes!
Avatar 🎸 6:07pm Bas NL:

My connection cut out just as the show started.. it's back! Hi Rob and all!
Avatar 6:15pm Bob Slee:

God Jul och Gott Nytt år, dikke lul en drie bier...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:25pm Rob W:

Greetings and God Jul everyone, and Hanukkah Sameach etc etc!
Avatar 6:33pm Bob Slee:

Avatar 6:43pm Bob Slee:

I put jesus in my asshole this year!
Avatar 🎸 7:03pm ParUbi:

Um, just joining. Good evening Rob and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:28pm steveo:

Sounds great. I'm ecstatic to be listening!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:34pm Armando:

This the best Christmas music yet. Thanks, Rob.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:37pm Rob Weisberg:

Thanks Armando, steveo and everyone!

Great stuff but will you devote some time to Hanukah this week or next?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:39pm Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

greetings, Rob and folx!
  7:44pm ParUbi:

  8:07pm johnzo:

Hey Cowdogs and DJ... digging this reggae Christmas track... I just posted a ZANY AF “Christmas” song... me singing in front of the store I work at. Check it out & SMASH that like button... or whatever. And happy solstice or whatever you celebrate this time of year to keep from going insane and stepping into the steet and methodically knocking people’s hats off to paraphrase Her Man Mellville
  8:13pm johnzo:

looks like you’ve been hear Paul? happy Hanukkah!!
  8:14pm johnzo:

  8:20pm Listener Robert:

I'm LOL about these recent selections. First, playing Christmas-associated pieces in a Jewish-associated style. Then, transposing a songs about gaiety into a minor key. And finally, in one case, messing with the rhythm of something from a ballet that's meant to be danced to. All together: genius!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:20pm maestroso:

Love Otava YO!
  8:24pm Listener Robert:

So what was the story with the Cypriot stuff? The classic "van broke down"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:34pm Rob W:

Hi Listener Robert! Actually my segment with the band from Cyprus, Monsieur Doumani, will air in early 2020 (probably in February) - it's something that's already recorded but I recorded it at WOMEX in Europe and I discovered I'm missing some audio that I need to have uploaded for me. My bad - I should have double-checked before promoting it! But it will definitely air, it's just a matter of when...
  8:40pm Listener Robert:

Thanks, Rob W. I'm enjoying this substitute programming quite well.

Some day you're going to have to explain your old openings, though. Your current one fits the show a lot better; its predecessors I could never figure out.
  8:41pm Nico Alonso:

Amazing show! Thank you.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:48pm Smilty69:

Wonderful show, Rob. Thanks and Happy Holidays everybody!
  8:49pm Listener Robert:

Yes, the FMA has recently passed into new hands.
Avatar 🎸 8:58pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob! What a great worldly Christmas selection! Everybody happy holidays!
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