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Options April 4, 2020:

Monsieur Doumani: Edgy New Roots Music From Cyprus, Recorded at WOMEX 2019



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The politically outspoken Cyprus-based trio Monsieur Doumani blends traditional influences with contemporary elements, both musical and topical. They've certainly struck a chord: The band's latest album Angathin topped the Transglobal world music DJ chart, they've won critics' awards in Italy and Germany and three award nominations from UK-based Songlines magazine. And they showcased at October's influential WOMEX World Music Expo in Finland. Join us on Saturday for Rob's interview with Monsieur Doumani and their WOMEX EBU radio studio session!

Check out Monsieur Doumani's excellent third album Angathin as well as their earlier releases Sikoses and Grippy Grappa: https://monsieurdoumani.bandcamp.com/

Like Monsieur Doumani on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MonsieurDoumaniBand/

And learn / see / hear more at https://www.monsieurdoumani.com/.

Massive thanks to our board op Ruth Hayduk and to the WOMEX Radio Studio team who made this possible: Sigtor Kjetså and Tore Steen from NRK (Norway), Matti Littunen from YLE (Finland) and Janko Sadnik from WDR (Germany).

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Artist Track Album Label Comments New Approx. start time
Jang Sa-ik  Babocheonsa 바보천사 (an idiot angel)   Options 꽃구경        0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Drakkar Band  Bang Chhub Thveu Khos Hoeuy (Do You No Wrong Again)   Options Drakkar 74  Metal Postcard Records       0:05:24 (Pop‑up)
Kim Jung Mi  Let the Spring Wind Blow   Options Shin Jung-Hyeon Composition Collection        0:10:12 (Pop‑up)
Suntari Wetchamon  Ui Kham   Options Kid Tueng Fok Sawng Kham Meuang        0:10:52 (Pop‑up)
Haebaragi   Mung-Geguleum (Cloud)   Options Various Artists: Romantic Concert 70s 80s Folk Song 낭만 콘서트        0:15:24 (Pop‑up)
Yara Family  Empty Blue Sea   Options Various Artists: Shimauta Pops in 60's-70's        0:17:18 (Pop‑up)
Yui Yui Sisters  Tanchame-bushi 谷茶前節   Options Shima Uta No Jō しまうたの情        0:19:32 (Pop‑up)
Ensemble Si Nuan Thung Pong  Chao Suwat Nang Buakham (Prince Suwat and Lady Buakham)   Options Chang Saw: Village Music of Northern Thailand  Pan Records      0:25:54 (Pop‑up)
Genggong  Ole Olang   Options Not Just Music  Musica      0:33:29 (Pop‑up)
Black String  Elevation of Light (Featuring Nguyên Lê)   Options Karma  ACT    *   0:42:07 (Pop‑up)
Two Siberians & Folk Musicians of Rajasthan   Dukhi Ke Dej   Options Kurjaan      *   0:46:57 (Pop‑up)
Monsieur Doumani  Interview recorded at WOMEX World Music Expo, Tampere, Finland, October 2019   Options         0:58:17 (Pop‑up)
Monsieur Doumani  Thorn of the Cactus (Recorded Live at WOMEX EBU Radio Studio, Tampere, Finland, October 2019   Options         1:09:01 (Pop‑up)
Monsieur Doumani  Antics (Recorded Live at WOMEX EBU Radio Studio, Tampere, Finland, October 2019   Options         1:13:03 (Pop‑up)
Monsieur Doumani  Popeyes (Recorded Live at WOMEX EBU Radio Studio, Tampere, Finland, October 2019   Options         1:18:44 (Pop‑up)
Monsieur Doumani  Mishmash   Options Angathin        1:23:40 (Pop‑up)
Monsieur Doumani  Kick 'n' Slap   Options Angathin        1:29:52 (Pop‑up)
Monsieur Doumani  Drinking and Kissing   Options Angathin        1:34:02 (Pop‑up)
Monsieur Doumani  Where Shall I Bang It   Options Angathin        1:40:34 (Pop‑up)
Monsieur Doumani  I Tossed an Apple   Options Grippy Grappa        1:45:46 (Pop‑up)
Monsieur Doumani  Dark Beauty from Morfou   Options Grippy Grappa        1:49:03 (Pop‑up)
Dagadana  Shchedryi Vechir   Options Single      *   1:53:36 (Pop‑up)
Mélisande [électrotrad]  Tapetip   Options Les Myriades      *   1:57:39 (Pop‑up)
Myrkur  Fager Som En Ros   Options Folkesange  Relapse Records    *   2:01:19 (Pop‑up)
Frigg  Varpunen   Options Frixx      *   2:04:10 (Pop‑up)
Le Grand Kalle, Don Gonzalo & Manu Dibango  Gauche / droite = debordement   Options L'African Team  African  Contrary to what you just may have heard me say this is mid-century (or really early to mid-60s) Congolese style (with its trademark Afro-Cuban flavor) but recorded slightly later, 1970.    2:11:03 (Pop‑up)
Le Grand Kalle, Don Gonzalo & Manu Dibango  Congo Soyo   Options L'African Team  African      2:14:40 (Pop‑up)
Franklin Boukaka  Le Boucheron (featuring Manu Dibango)   Options Franklin Boukaka a Paris  Sonodisc      2:17:29 (Pop‑up)
Manu Dibango  Big Blow   Options Afrovision  Island      2:20:56 (Pop‑up)
Manu Dibango  Pour Une Poignee De C.F.A.   Options Mboa  AfroVision Records      2:26:33 (Pop‑up)
Manu Dibango  Mouvement Ewondo   Options Manu 76  London      2:33:33 (Pop‑up)
Manu Dibango  Na Selele   Options Déliverance  AfroVision Records      2:40:25 (Pop‑up)
Manu Dibango  Toyota Makossa   Options Single  Toshiba      2:45:13 (Pop‑up)
Arlus Mabélé  Africa Mousso (Femme d'Afrique)   Options Africa Mousso (Femme d'Afrique)  Jimmy's Production      2:50:49 (Pop‑up)
Loketo  Soukous Trouble   Options Soukous Trouble  Shanachie Records      2:56:30 (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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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:01pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob!
Avatar 6:02pm slugluv1313:

greetings, Rob and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:02pm full metal monkey:

Hello Rob and all you transpacifers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm Smilty69:

Good evening, Rob & friends!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:04pm Handy Haversack:

Hey, Rob, everyone!
  6:05pm SeanG:

ROB!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:05pm Marley P. Dogg:

Evening Rob - hope you’re well!
Avatar 6:07pm TDK60:

Hola Rob.
  6:08pm barba yiorgi:

Hi Rob, hope all is well. Looking forward to Monsieur Doumani segment.
  6:09pm Marie:

Faboo opening tunes--Thanks, Rob!
  6:09pm SeanG:

you always play the best stuff Rob
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:09pm Handy Haversack:

Hey again, barba yiorgi! Kate says hi, too. Very much looking forward to being able to catch you at Troost again When All of This Is Over(TM).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:09pm radioronan:

Hello Rob and global citizens of chat board. Looking forward to this show tonight.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:14pm Rob W:

Greetings everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:16pm Rob W:

And great to hear from you Barba Yiorgi, yes we're hanging in there, I hope you are too!
  6:20pm barba yiorgi:

We're good, Rob, and howdy Handy & Kate yes Troost again someday. Thanks, stay well friends!
  6:20pm Carmichael:

Heya Rob and TSPeople.
  6:24pm Zydeco Phil:

That Okinawan stuff was awesome!
Avatar 6:24pm TDK60:

I've not gone bunker bonkers, not yet...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:24pm Handy Haversack:

You, too, barba yiorgi! Our best to Dann if you talk to him and to all!
  6:25pm barba yiorgi:

Sounds technically excellent BTW. Good bunker acoustics
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:26pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Tonight only at Bob's Country Bunker, it's the Good Ole Boys!
  6:27pm chresti waiting:

Hi rob and sound paradise!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:29pm Handy Haversack:

Hey, chresti! What are you waiting on?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:31pm Drunken Creep:

Sounding excellent DJ, digging this Ensemble Si Nuan Thung Pong, glad to be tuning in!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:32pm Rob W:

Thanks barba yiorgi - we have an acoustically sound apartment!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:38pm Rob W:

Thanks Zydeco Phil! The Okinawan traditional music and the big neo-folk movement and folk / crossover movement there is quite interesting. There's a British writer named Paul Fisher who has an online shop called Farside which is a good English-language source on the music. He used to write for fRoots magazine (now defunct) and also does a show on Resonance FM in London, at least I think he still does...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:43pm Smilty69:

Nice selection of songs, Rob. I’m BBQ’ing to them in front of skeptical neighbors. If you play Tuvan I’m blasting the volume to 11.
  6:49pm Telecommie PDX:

Hey Big Brother, weeding in the garden & digging the show. Miss youse guys.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:50pm Rob W:

Thanks Smilty69! Oh man I don't have any Tuvan music coming up although it would have been a good fit. But we're getting into the Monsieur Doumani / music of Cyprus session soon and then the last hour will be my belated Manu Dibango tribute + a little tribute to another African music who we've lost, Arlus Mabele.
  6:51pm Marie:

This song is perfect, to me, for these times, this song--this style of music
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:52pm Rob W:

Greetings little brother. I am glad we are not responsible for weeding our back yard. We'll see you in PDX when the smoke clears! (Listeners, have no fear, I always bring back music for the show from PDX too!)
  6:52pm Marie:

More Indian!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:57pm Rob W:

Thanks Marie! Music from Rajasthan is really special indeed. The musicians all come from a musician caste, the history is complicated, they have faced lots of discrimination through the centuries, but the music is wonderful. And yes, it is kind of a nice vibe for the moment. Actually won't be getting to more Indian music today because the show is pretty set, but you might like a session I recorded in Europe this past fall with musicians from Rajasthan, master fiddler Lakha Khan and his son, it's here: wfmu.org... . Thanks!
  7:01pm Carmichael:

Looking forward to the tribute songs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm Handy Haversack:

How's the day off, Carmichael?
Avatar 7:06pm TDK60:

Just back from the nightly 2-minute noise out the window in appreciation of all frontline workers out there. It's getting louder each night!, more pots & pans along with applause, shouts. I play my guitar.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:07pm chresti:

That's great TDK60.
  7:10pm Carmichael:

Great, Handy. A couple of Sierra Nevadas deep.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:13pm radioronan:

Getting louder every night here in greenpoint, too. TDK60. Been shaking a maraca.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:13pm Handy Haversack:

Glad to hear it, Carm! Hope you can really soak in the relaxation. Enjoy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:15pm Handy Haversack:

Hey, @radioronan, you in Greenpoint, too? We're up close to the Pulaski!
Avatar 7:18pm TDK60:

radioronan - that's great. I'm lucky to have been able to be at home when these occur. hee.
  7:19pm barba yiorgi:

These guys singing in Greek with a cool but thick Cypriot accent. For those who care.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:19pm Daisy:

diggin' this song, reminds me of the cadence in typical greek music but with its own twist :+)
  7:20pm barba yiorgi:

And Handy Haversack the 7 o clock noise is loud and strong on India street.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21pm Handy Haversack:

Sounds great!

Yeah, here on Green, too, Barba Yiorgi!

This band sure makes me want to hang at the Herbal Relaxation Clubhouse with Dervisi!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:22pm Rob W:

In our section of Hoboken NJ, the 7 pm thing has really become about kids. I think it's probably a really good thing for them actually.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:22pm radioronan:

Yep @Handy. above the Grouch. since '97. You been a while too?
@tdk60 - yes its pretty cool to hear every night.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:23pm Rob W:

Thanks Daisy, that's a good description - Greek music with its own twist and, as barba yiorgi says, a Cypriot accent!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:24pm Handy Haversack:

@radioronan: Eagle St. 1999-2004, Green St. 2004 to the present!
  7:27pm barba yiorgi:

Cool track, nice bouzouki lead. The tuba (?) gives it a slight klezmer flavor. Nice
Avatar 7:28pm TDK60:

I've been simply playing a G major chord on my guitar out the window. G's a real chiming bell-like chord when played folk style.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:30pm radioronan:

@handy Probably passed each other on street or on G train. Howdy neighbor!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:32pm chresti:

Geeeeeeeeee...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:33pm Handy Haversack:

Physically distant handshake, @radioronan! I am sure we have!

We are often walking around a spotted brown dog who looks way too cool and attractive to be slumming it with the likes of us. Wave if you see us!
Avatar 7:34pm slugluv1313:

fantastic show, Rob!
& yes -- as cynical as i am, i think the 7pm thing is really positive too -- i have seen more than just a few comments, etc. from health care workers & other emergency workers who are really touched by it all :)
yesterday, Bill Withers' "Lean On Me" was blasting in my part of Hoboken! even though a Whitney Houston song was the "scheduled" song for the night
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:34pm Daisy:

yeah! maybe i should check out more music from Cyprus... my mom is from Athens and played a lot of Greek songs growing up but it sort of blended all together, it's nice to hear a middle ground. looking forward to the rest of the set thx ^_^
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:35pm Handy Haversack:

Are you on BOARD OPS, Daisy? Thanks so much!
  7:38pm Listener Robert:

Mr. Weisberg, for years you've been saying you've had performances recorded that you didn't have time to play. The rainy days have finally come, and I'm so glad you have the opportunity to finally play this stuff.
Avatar 7:38pm slugluv1313:

@ Handy and radioronan -- so cool! finding out you are neighbors through WFMU :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:39pm ParUbi:

Hey there everyone. Was listening for a while, just stopped here to say "great show"! These Cypriots are great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:41pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Indeed, they are a riot!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:42pm Handy Haversack:

*Is* that a tuba? So good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:43pm Rob W:

No kidding Daisy! There are some interesting twists on the traditions that you can explore. I don't know if I should out him but one of our commenters played in a band called Annabouboula that took Greek roots in new directions back in the 80s and 90s! Others worth a google: Kristi Stassinopoulou, Mavrika (based in London, I think with connections to Cyprus), Nikos Papazoglou, and the unusual Australia-based duo Xylouris White with lute from Crete and avant-rock drumming.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:45pm Rob W:

Handy Haversack: That's Demetris Yiasemides - the one member not in the interview - mainly on trombone actually, and also sometimes flute.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:50pm Handy Haversack:

Thanks, Rob!
Avatar 7:52pm Clay Pigeon:

Where there is Greece there is ... Yanni!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:52pm Rob W:

Thanks Listener Robert - yes indeed it is that rainy day, and then some!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:53pm Handy Haversack:

They call him the Pidge!!

Clay, I was planning on giving you updates on the softball Pigeons all season ... I guess there's still a chance we get some games in.
Avatar 7:53pm TDK60:

In another part of the city, today is when a good friend passed from cancer. Goodbye to Pat --a wonderful friend, artist, photographer, poet.
  7:54pm Carmichael:

It is pouring rain out here. Glad to hear this stuff.
Avatar 7:54pm Clay Pigeon:

Hope you get to play Handy! Love my shirt. I wear it often.
Avatar 7:55pm Clay Pigeon:

Sounding good Wild Robby!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:55pm Handy Haversack:

Happy to hear it, Clay!

Very sorry, @TDK60. You've had some losses lately.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:56pm Rob W:

Ah sorry to hear that TDK60.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:56pm chresti:

Yes, sad news TDK60, very sorry.
Avatar 7:56pm Clay Pigeon:

Yeah TDK, sorry about your friend.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm radioronan:

Very sorry for the loss of your friend TDK60.
  7:59pm Carmichael:

I hate cancer. Sorry for the passing of your friend, TDK.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:00pm mariano:

Hey Rob, everyone - busy with stuff around the house so lurking for the most part. Just saw your post, TDK60: really sorry to hear about your friend.
  8:01pm Listener Robert:

Aw, TDK! I hope s/he hadn't suffered much.
Avatar 8:01pm TDK60:

Thank you all. His friends couldn't go into the hosp. the last few weeks alas, except for his partner.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:01pm maestroso:

Hi Rob and listeners! My Saturday cooking soundtrack. Digging this show as always.
  8:01pm Carmichael:

This is oddly Celtic. Almost Brittany.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:02pm chresti:

Daisy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:03pm maestroso:

This Myrkur cd is so great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:04pm Handy Haversack:

Gah, that's awful, @TDK. So sorry.
  8:05pm Carmichael:

Québécois, thats why.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:05pm chresti:

I'm starting to memorize the station ID.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:07pm chresti:

The rain is supposed to come down here, Carmichael.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:07pm maestroso:

Ah. A Frigg cd that I must obtain.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:08pm Handy Haversack:

Not saying it was or wasn't the tunes -- but these clothes got FOLDED.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:09pm Daisy:

@TDK sorry to hear too. Sending love.
@Rob thx for the rec's! Looking forward to revisiting greek music!
  8:13pm Carmichael:

@chresti, it’s a strong one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:16pm chresti:

I hope so, usually it weakens a bit before it gets down our way.
  8:25pm Carmichael:

RIP, Manu.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:26pm Smilty69:

Big blow got a volume boost. Wonderful show, Rob. Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:27pm Rob W:

Thanks Smilty!
Avatar 8:28pm JakeGould:

Hello Rob and all!

Condolences for your loss, TDK60.
Avatar 8:31pm slugluv1313:

@ TDK60 -- i am so sorry -- cancer is the worst
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:33pm Handy Haversack:

Sounds great, Rob -- been cooking!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:34pm chresti:

Love this, RIP Manu.
Avatar 8:36pm TDK60:

Thanks all ya. Love the Manu.
  8:41pm Carmichael:

Manu and Arlus are both COVID victims. If that doesn’t dot the i ...
  8:44pm Barba Yiorgi:

My sympathies, TDK. I recently lost a pal too. Daisy, Greek music presents a vast and assorted menu of styles. and yes Annabouboula was a brief moment and could be a gateway. also check out Kristi Stassinopoulou another "modern" take...
  8:45pm Barba Yiorgi:

Manu Dibango R.I.P. changed the world. For the better.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:47pm Handy Haversack:

Thanks for a great show, Rob. Thanks, BOARD OPS!

Really nice chatting, friends! Radioronan, Barba Yiorgi, hope to see you from at least one Joy Ramone unit away around the neighborhood soon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:48pm Rob W:

Thanks Handy Haversack and everyone!
Avatar 8:49pm JakeGould:

Everyone here knows that Marianne Faithfull has been hospitalized with COVID-19?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:51pm Rob W:

Uh-oh, didn't know that Jake...
  8:51pm Carmichael:

Thanks for the good vibes, Rob.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:52pm Rob W:

Thanks Carmichael!
Avatar 8:52pm JakeGould:

Sadly, here is the Guardian piece from a few hours ago. www.theguardian.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:52pm radioronan:

Thanks for sharing these joyous sounds with us tonight, Rob. Wonderful tributes. Yes, "new" neighbors -I'm the one in WFMU wardrobe waving from distance! Be well ya'll!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:53pm Bas NL:

Absolute top notch show Rob! Great music by Monsieur Doumani. Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:53pm Rob W:

Thanks Bas, radioronan and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:54pm mariano:

Thanks Rob, Skeleton Crew, and Monsieur Doumani, take care everyone!
Avatar 8:56pm TDK60:

Thanks Rob. Bas, hope for Nederlands. I know it's severe there too, like NYC.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:56pm chresti:

Thanks Rob, super as always!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Rob. Condolences, TDK. Stay strong, y'all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm Bas NL:

Yes TDK.. it's no picnic.. Take care and be safe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm Rob W:

Thanks again everyone. One closing production note: You may have heard me say "this week" a couple times in reference to the recent passings of Manu Dibango and Arlus Mabélé but they both actually passed away last week of course. Anyway thank you all so much, everyone take care, be well and stay well!
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