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Options March 28, 2020:

April 28, 2018 Revisited



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Artist Track Album Label Comments Approx. start time
John Lee Hooker  John Lee Hooker: One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer   Options King of the Boogie  Craft    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Oumar Konaté  Merde a la Paix   Options Live in Bamako  Clermont    0:34:01 (Pop‑up)
Sidi Touré  Tchirey   Options Toubalbero  Thrill Jockey    0:34:43 (Pop‑up)
Imarhan  Ehad Wa Dagh   Options Temet      0:35:04 (Pop‑up)
Mdou Moctar  Adounia Tewoun   Options Adounia Ayassohen  Sahel Sounds    0:35:31 (Pop‑up)
Super Djata Band Du Mali  Batila   Options En Super Forme  Musique Mondiale    0:36:16 (Pop‑up)
Nass El Ghiwane  Arraghaya   Options La Légende  EMI    0:36:49 (Pop‑up)
Maalem Mahmoud Gania  Mrahba Baba Hamouda   Options Colours of the Night  Hive Mind    0:40:54 (Pop‑up)
Taktouka Musicians from the Rif Mountains:  Waillali a Sudia   Options Various Artists: Hafla! Popular Traditions of Morocco  Radiant Future    0:49:32 (Pop‑up)
Hossein Omoumi  Motion with Bliss   Options Earthly Exile      0:53:44 (Pop‑up)
Rodrigo Rodriguez  Mountain Child   Options Music for Zen Meditation      1:02:34 (Pop‑up)
Sakai Ishinage Odori Preservation Society  Ishinage Odori   Options Sakai Ishinage Odori  EM Records  From the Sakai Ishinage Odori pre-summer harvest festival, from Sakai town, Saitama, north of Tokyo.  1:04:45 (Pop‑up)
Songhee Pansori Lab  Indangsu   Options Single  Mirrorball Music   Kwon Songhee, vocals - this is an adaptation of the final part of a traditional Pansori piece  1:13:54 (Pop‑up)
Yen Chang (Yutaka Fukuoka):   Neo Haiya   Options YEN Presents: Iwami Kagura - Sound Chronicle      1:20:59 (Pop‑up)
Sri Malem Br. Bangun  Pinta-Pinta   Options Various Artists: Indonesian Folksongs: Karonese      1:24:56 (Pop‑up)
Filastine & Nova  Perbatasan   Options Drapetomania      1:29:33 (Pop‑up)
Balún  Años Atrás   Options Años Atrás      1:33:09 (Pop‑up)
Ladama  Cumbia Brasileira   Options Ladama  Six Degrees     1:45:11 (Pop‑up)
Sonido Gallo Negro  Cumbia Ishtar   Options Mambo Cósmico  Glitterbeat    1:49:17 (Pop‑up)
Los Golden Boys  Se Trabo La Banda   Options El Paseo Sabroso  Discos Fuentes     1:53:47 (Pop‑up)
La Cuneta  La Rebusca   Options Cañambuco  Round Whirled    1:55:41 (Pop‑up)
Four Stars  Djina   Options Les Quatre Étoiles  Four Stars Production    2:01:09 (Pop‑up)
Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang  Game Ova   Options Build Music  Luaka Bop    2:06:40 (Pop‑up)
Sorie Kondi  Wetin Yu De Cray For   Options Thogolobea  Dutty Artz     2:11:02 (Pop‑up)
Wawa et Racine Kanga  Limba   Options Vieja Mirak Vol. 2  Geronimo Records    2:14:56 (Pop‑up)
Maracatu Nacao Estrela Brilhante  Clementina de Jesus no Morro da Conceicao   Options Maracatu Nacao Estrela Brilhante      2:24:22 (Pop‑up)
Fi Yi Yi and the Mandingo Warriors  When That Morning Comes   Options Pertunia    Led by Chief Victor Harris  2:29:33 (Pop‑up)
Cha Wa  Geechie Boom Boom   Options Spyboy  Upt Music    2:34:43 (Pop‑up)
The Original Pinettes Brass Band  Lord Lord Lord   Options Finally      2:38:04 (Pop‑up)
Semèl Rebèl  La Reel de la Semelle   Options Semèl Rebèl  QNJ    2:43:49 (Pop‑up)
Steve Kroon  Monterrey   Options Without a Doubt      2:54:06 (Pop‑up)

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Here's a link to the Arts Covid Big List/ – an extensive list of Relief and Resources For Artists, Freelancers, and Non-Profits: http://artscovid.org/

Also: BRIC has created a great resource list for artists during the viral crisis:

How the Arts and Culture Sector Can Prepare for the Coronavirus in the United States

As we take heightened precautions to support public health initiatives, including temporarily closing our doors, we want to maintain our unwavering support of the artistic and creative community and ensure that you continue to thrive. To that end, we have compiled a list of shared resources from local and national arts and culture organizations. 

These resources offer assistance, such as financial support and opportunities for artists to continue to express their creative potential during these difficult times. They should not be mistaken for public health information distributed by city and state authorities. 

In the coming days and weeks, finding ways to support one another will become especially crucial. At BRIC, we reaffirm our commitment to support visual artists, performers, and media makers as we unite Brooklyn through art and creativity, together, to build community and make change. We hope you will find the links below to be of use to you and your creative community as we all navigate the impact of the novel Coronavirus/COVID-19.

We will continue to add new links and resources over the coming weeks. Please check our blog for updates, or follow BRIC on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @bricbrooklyn.

Funding Sources:

Streaming Resources and Platforms:

Event Cancellations: 
Has Your Project Been Impacted by SXSW or Another Fest’s Cancellation? W&H Wants to Help

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Organizations supporting the rights of immigrants and refugees:

(For more suggestions see https://www.bustle.com/p/9-immigration-organizations-to-donate-to-if-you-want-to-support-daca-recipients-80757.)

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.

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.

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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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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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:02pm chresti:

Hi Rob and sound paradise!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:04pm Handy Haversack:

Hi, Rob! Hi, chresti! Hello, world!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:06pm chresti:

Hi Handy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:09pm listener 126464:

one thing at a time
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:09pm listener 126464:

hi friends
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:12pm chresti:

Hi listener 126464
Avatar 6:14pm slugluv1313:

hiya, Rob and everyone!
  6:14pm Carmichael:

Heya Rob.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:15pm Smilty69:

Good evening, Rob & friends!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:16pm Rob W:

Hi Folks. So... We actually have a rerun airing tonight - there was a technical glitch in my show so the guest segment with Monsieur Doumani will air next week instead. I'll update the playlist page shortly. Thanks for bearing with us. - Rob
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:16pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob and all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:17pm Handy Haversack:

Gotcha, Rob. Sounds cool -- looking forward to it whenever it happens!

No complaints about these sounds, either!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:20pm chresti:

It's all good, Rob.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:20pm Ken From Hyde Park:

No worries, Rob. If you didn't have an archive to fall back on, there is always "Live from the Ruth Booth, it's Saturday Night!"
  6:32pm Wuthry Guffy:

My friends my name is Tookie not wuthry and that too a nick name I am Taylor McLean. I have a sound cloud. I before Ego not to be confused with eye before ego which I am also a part of but formerly only. Bandcamp that for an ep . Creative control was a project of spoken word. Weird stuff from a month long robo trip . Band camp it. It’s the one with the shiva king I’m Rick cartoon as e avatar.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:32pm listener 126464:

Thanks Rob
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:36pm Rob W:

Thanks everyone for your supportiveness. And er - ignore the ticket giveaway that I did sometime during this show... not to mention the gig alerts! Ah well...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:43pm chresti:

Makes no nevermind to me, Rob, I live in the LA area, I wouldn't know what to with those tickets.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:44pm Ruby from Amherst:

hi all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:45pm chresti:

*do
Hi Ruby
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:49pm listener 126464:

holding down in Tinton Falls. Ratso was here for a bit and we traded stuff. Cheers everybody!
Avatar 6:50pm slugluv1313:

no problem, Rob!
gorgeous sounds, as always!
  6:51pm Earth Walker:

Shiva Om
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:51pm chresti:

This is track is very nice, Cheers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:52pm Ruby from Amherst:

Hey Rob - please play Sidi Habibi if you have it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:55pm Rob W:

Hi Ruby from Amherst - apologies but I'm not doing the show live tonight - things are all topsy turvy because of the virus situation. It will have to be another time - sorry about that!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:57pm chresti:

Oh thanks for the playlist
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:58pm Ruby from Amherst:

Rob, its ok I will play it! stay safe so you can return for many more shows. Love the playlist
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm Rob W:

Thanks Ruby and everyone, yes, that's what we all need to do!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm Rob W:

Er and as I said, ignore those gig alerts. Robert Browning Associates had to cancel its whole spring season including his excellent annual World In Trance series - hopefully Robert and friends will be able to present the series again next year.
Avatar 7:13pm slugluv1313:

perfect music for a cold rainy night :)
excellent, comprehensive list of resources too -- thanks, Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:17pm maestroso:

Hi Rob! I witnessed a performance of this kind of thing in the village atop Mt. Takao in Tokyo Prefecture a few years ago. Fabulous!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:19pm Rob W:

Thanks slugluv and wow, that must have been pretty special indeed maestroso!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:22pm EyeballKid:

Glad you're staying safe, Rob. Those drums (Ishinage Odori?) were awesome!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:22pm Smilty69:

Pretty good archive you selected, Rob. Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:26pm chresti:

What smilty69 said.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:31pm Rob W:

I have to confess, I didn't select it, our brilliant Monty Hall video guru Ruth Hayduk who is board op tonight did! It was an 11th hour decision, I uploaded my show later than I should, there was a glitch and no time to re-up it so she made the call. But I am glad you are happy with her choice of archive! Ruth just has the magic touch - all of us at FMU know that already!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:33pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Yay, 10 Skeleton Points for Ruth!
  7:37pm allanToronto:

Seems like the perfect audio landscape here in rainy dim isolation. Opens up the closeness of worry into an airy temple of sound. Thanks to those who make this possible.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:38pm Rob W:

On behalf of myself and tonight's special guest curator Ruth, thanks allanToronto!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:40pm listener 126464:

Thanks Rob and Ruth. @Rob- been wanting to ask, did you have a hand in 3 Mustaphas 3 at Maxwell's circa 1989?
  7:41pm Carmichael:

The Carmichaels are on day 12 of isolation. Hope we’re coming out the other side of the wormhole.
  7:41pm Thursday Fernworthy:

Greetings to all / y’all!
Hope everyone’s doing aiight and LOVING this mix so far thx
Avatar 7:41pm The Count of Al Dente:

Glad to be hearing your great show again. One of these days I'll digitize the cassettes I have of the show from the 1980's.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:44pm Rob W:

Hi listener 126464: I didn't actually have a hand in getting the Mustaphas to Maxwell's actually. It was an odd night - one of the band-members had a little tantrum because he wanted the DJ to stop spinning records so they could start their set! I still see two of the leaders of the band (not that one though) when I goto the WOMEX conference in Europe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:44pm Rob W:

As I mentioned earlier, apologies but ignore the giveaway offer of course - sorry about that but there will be more in the future, once the world returns somewhat to normal!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:46pm Rob W:

Good luck Carmichaels! By the way: I learned that one of the members of the band Monsieur Doumani whose session / interview I had planned to air today (and will air next week instead) tested positive. They're young though and he got through it okay.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:48pm listener 126464:

Thanks Rob, I had a feeling you would have some insight on that night
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:48pm Rob W:

@The Count of Al Dente: Speaking of the 1980s: You don't happen to have a tape of the show I did from the WFMU transmitter shack with John Sherman and Atmosphere Crew playing live in the parking lot of the adjacent Japanese steak house, do you?! Nobody has ever found a recording of that one...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:50pm listener 126464:

observe the roads!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:53pm Rob W:

But don't observe the ticket giveaway! It's, er, a blast from the past... sorry about that folks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm Bas NL:

Hey Rob, this archive show is fantastic and hanks for the live playlist update. Too bad the upload of tonight's show didn't work out though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:00pm Rob W:

Thanks Bas! Well, what was to be this week's show will just turn into next week's show...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:01pm Bas NL:

I'll be tuning in! ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:01pm Rob W:

Thanks Bas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:04pm deesat:

Hey Rob, great show! Hope you and Katie are hunkered down well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:04pm Rob W:

Oh and ignore the "upcoming" announcements - except that you can look up that Petula Clark show with Gaylord, Irene's Citizen Kafka tribute (and the other shows I mentioned) in the archives of course
Avatar 8:06pm The Count of Al Dente:

Rob, that doesn't sound familiar but I might. I'll try to get to that task before the year ends.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:06pm Rob W:

Oh and that Ukrainian Village Voices guest appearance on my show I just plugged DID happen, on May 5 2018 - also in the archives...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:06pm radioronan:

More dancing happening in my kitchen than cooking. Thanks, Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:07pm Rob W:

Thanks Count and radioronan, sorry to interrupt the culinary arts!
  8:08pm Carmichael:

I have to work in the Emergency Operations Center on Tuesday. Trying to figure out a way to hear FMU amongst the chaos.
Avatar 8:09pm The Count of Al Dente:

My rigatoni and melanzano parmigiana will be ready soon despite my 'dancing'.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:09pm Rob W:

By the way, one other thing I had intended to air this week was a tribute to Manu Dibango, who passed away this past week - I will air that next week, with a nod as well to Arlus Mabele, leader of the Soukous band Loketo, who also passed away this past week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:17pm radioronan:

Not sure it's called art in my kitchen, definitely Pollock-esque preparations though.
Sounds (although sadly)like a great show next week. Looking forward to the tributes and Monsieur Doumani set.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:43pm mariano:

Hey, thanks for the NOLA sounds... streets eerily devoid of music here :(
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:46pm chresti:

Thanks Rob!
  Swag For Life Member 8:50pm Kotzwinkled:

The only two stations I listen to are WWOZ and WFMU. I was legit confused for a second tuning in here tonight.
  Swag For Life Member 8:50pm Kotzwinkled:

But YEAH YOU RIGHT keep this comin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:52pm Handy Haversack:

Thanks, Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:53pm Bas NL:

We'll switch to daylight saving time in a couple of minutes.. so TSP will end again at the normal 3am again for me. Thanks Rob! Excellent re-run and i hope to catch tonight's show next week. Confusing times we live in.. ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:54pm Rob W:

Yes well Kotzwinkled, when this show originally aired I had just tagged along with my better half Katie on a great trip to NOLA. Agreed, WWOZ is a great station!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:55pm mariano:

Same here, Kotzwinkled - a bit of WTUL sometimes as well. Frenchmen Street is the main drag in the Marigny, and you pronounced it just fine, Rob.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:56pm Rob W:

Thanks Mariano, Handy, Bas, Chresti, and radioranon, and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:56pm mariano:

And let's not forget how after Katrina, FMU really stepped up and helped WOZ by giving them air time on FMU!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm mariano:

Thank you Rob and FMU skeleton(s) - stay safe, see you next week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm Bas NL:

I visited NOLA way back.. great vibrant city!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm Rob W:

My concert info was mercifully short on this show, given that it is completely irrelevant!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm radioronan:

Seen both Cha Wa & Pinettes in NOLA. It will come back @Mariano. Cant keep the good sounds down. (wwoz and wfmu are of the select few I give $ to.) Thanks Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Rob. Awaiting the feast of music coming next Saturday! Take care, DJ & skeletons.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm Bas NL:

3AM.. times up!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm Rob W:

Thanks Ken, you take care too, and everyone. And yes indeed, time's up! See everyone next week, take care, be well and stay well...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm mariano:

Come back and see us, Bas - once we're past this crisis, of course :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02pm Bas NL:

NOLA always survives @mariano! And i will!
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