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Options May 2, 2020:

Vildá: Two Nordic Traditions Unite: Sámi Joik and Finnish Accordion Music! Recorded at WOMEX



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The young duo Vildá brings together two great Nordic traditions: Vocal yoik of indigenous Sámi people and accordion music of Finland. Vildá wowed the cognoscenti at the opening concert of last October's WOMEX world music expo in Tampere, Finland with their vibrant blends of tradition and experimentation. Their debut album Wildprint (Bafe's Factory) has gotten rave reviews too. Meet Vildá in an interview and EBU radio studio performance recorded live at WOMEX!

Like and follow Vildá at https://www.facebook.com/vildaduo/.

Check out Vildá's album Wildprint and more on Finland's Bafe's Factory label at http://bafesfactory.fi.

Massive thanks to our board ops Ruth Hayduk and Olivia Bradley-Skill, to Albert Hosp of Direct Austria who hosted Vilda's live set in the WOMEX EBU radio studio, 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
Sissi Massila  Salif   Options Various Artists: Return to the Mothers' Garden: More Funky Sounds Of Female Africa 1971 – 1982  Africa Seven    *   0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Hugh Masekela  Melodi (Sounds of Home) feat Letta Mbulu   Options The Chisa Years 1965-1975 (rare and unreleased)  BBE      0:07:05 (Pop‑up)
Tony Allen  Push and Pull   Options The Source  Blue Note      0:15:32 (Pop‑up)
The Lee Boys  Say Yes!   Options Say Yes!  Arhoolie Records      0:19:20 (Pop‑up)
Moonlight Benjamin   Kafou   Options Simido  Ma Case    *   0:26:26 (Pop‑up)
Ibrahima Cissokho  Liberte Mom Sa Bop   Options Mandingue Foly  NarRator Records     *   0:28:00 (Pop‑up)
Nimba Jazz  Ziko   Options Various Artists - Authenticite - The Syliphone Years: Guinea's Orchestres Nationaux and Federaux 1965 - 1980  Syllart / Sterns      0:31:37 (Pop‑up)
Terak' Anosy Group  Soaliza   Options Various Artists: Alefa Madagascar! Salegy, Soukous & Soul from the Red Island 1974-1984  Strut      0:35:32 (Pop‑up)
Sangazuza  Cortição   Options Various Artists: Léve Léve: São Tomé & Príncipe Sounds 1970s-1980s  Les Disques Bongo Joe ‎    *   0:40:57 (Pop‑up)
Sammy Ngaku  Mbari Ya Ndia Ruru   Options Various Artists: Bulawayo Blue Yodel  Mississipi  New compilation  *   0:49:54 (Pop‑up)
Jorge Cafrune  Chacarera de Gualiama   Options Zamba de mi Esparanza  PID      0:57:36 (Pop‑up)
Falsa  Aaj Rang Hai   Options American Sufi  Falsa      1:03:31 (Pop‑up)
Two Siberians & Folk Musicians of Rajasthan   Forgotten Name   Options Kurjaan  Ninaad    *   1:11:52 (Pop‑up)
Gaiteros de Lisboa  Besta Quadrada   Options Bestiário  Uguru      1:20:11 (Pop‑up)
Giannis Halkias  Kori daneizi to fili (Syrmatiko Tragoudi)   Options Various Artists: Bagpipes of the Aegean Sea (Paros, Kalymnos, Karpathos, Kriti  Aerakis      1:24:27 (Pop‑up)
Trebunie Tutki  Zbójnicki Przy Kozach   Options Jo Clek Wolny  Pometon      1:29:33 (Pop‑up)
Village Musicians from Calabria, Zampogna a Chiave  Tarantella   Options Various Artists: Zampogne  Silex      1:31:27 (Pop‑up)
Antonello Paliotti  Pizzica Tarantina   Options Various Artists: Italy 3  Felmay      1:35:41 (Pop‑up)
Mitsoura  Kaman Song   Options Mitsoura  Author's Edition      1:37:50 (Pop‑up)
Adnan Sami & Asha Bhosle  Mehndi Masala   Options Bheegi Bheegi Raton Mein... Kabhi To Nazar Milao  Oriental Star       1:42:53 (Pop‑up)
Heera  Sas Kutni   Options Cool and Deadly  Arishma      1:48:07 (Pop‑up)
Elvy Sukaesih  Mandi Madu   Options Mandi Madu  Purnama      1:53:54 (Pop‑up)
Solju  Áille Luohti   Options Ođđa Áigodat  Bafe's Factory  Solju features Hildá Länsman of Vildá with her mom Ulla Pirttijärvi, who was a guest on my show in 2000! This track was composed by (and spotlights) Hildá.    2:04:27 (Pop‑up)
Vildá  Skállovárri   Options Live at WOMEX, Tampere, Finland  Unreleased      2:13:14 (Pop‑up)
Vildá  Vildaluodda = Wildprint   Options Live at WOMEX, Tampere, Finland  Unreleased      2:18:03 (Pop‑up)
Vildá  Goaskinviellja = Eagle Brother   Options Live at WOMEX, Tampere, Finland  Unreleased  Mari Boine cover    2:20:50 (Pop‑up)
Vildá  Beana Ciellá = The Dog Barks   Options Vildaluodda = Wildprint  Bafe's Factory  Title is a reference to "gossiping"    2:29:42 (Pop‑up)
Vildá  Mäkrävaaran Äijö = The Old Man Of The Mäkrä Hill   Options Vildaluodda = Wildprint  Bafe's Factory      2:33:28 (Pop‑up)
Vildá  Utsjoki-Disko   Options Vildaluodda = Wildprint  Bafe's Factory      2:41:15 (Pop‑up)
Solju  Muhtumin = Some Day   Options Ođđa Áigodat  Bafes Factory      2:46:01 (Pop‑up)
Áššu  Jodedettiin   Options Áššu  Bafe's Factory  Another recent Ulla Pirttijärvi project, with Harald Skullerud and Olav Torget.    2:49:59 (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/

New York City COVID-19 Coronavirus Resource Page for culture - artists, performers etc: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dcla/resources/coronavirus-dcla.page.

The NEA listing of COVID-19 Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations is here: https://www.arts.gov/covid-19-resources-for-artists-and-arts-organizations.

Also coming soon: The Folk Artists COVID-19 Relief Fund. Right now the fund is seeking donations at https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/folk-arts-relief-fund

Also: BRIC has an extensive resource list on its website with artists, performers etc. in mind but relevant for everyone. Below is the list as of April 11; you can check the site for updates here: https://www.bricartsmedia.org/blog/resources-artists-during-public-health-crisis.

  • The Actor's Fund: Emergency Financial Assistance
  • The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation: Emergency Grant
  • Alliance of Artists Communities: Emergency Relief Programs
  • American Society of Journalists and Authors: Writers Emergency Assistance Fund
  • Artist Relief Tree: Request Funding
  • Artists’ Fellowship: Emergency Aid Resources
  • Arts and Culture Leaders of Color: Emergency Fund
  • Authors League Fund: Emergency Resources
  • Bret Adams & Paul Reisch Foundation: Emergency Grant
  • Brooklyn Arts Council: Emergency/Disaster Relief
  • CERF+: Emergency Assistance Inquiry
  • Creative Capital: Artist Relief for COVID-19
  • Dance NYC: Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund
  • The Drama League: Directors Emergency Relief Fund
  • Format: The Photographer Fund
  • Foundation for Contemporary Arts: COVID-19 Relief Fund Application
  • Freelancers Union: Freelancers Relief Fund
  • The Haven Foundation: Grants
  • Joan Mitchell Foundation: Emergency Grants for Artists
  • Kinkade Family Foundation: Emergency Grant for Curators
  • The Max's Kansas City Project: Emergency Grants
  • Mayer Foundation: Grants to Individuals and Private Foundations
  • National Association of Latino Arts & Culture (NALAC): Actos de Confianza Micro-Grant Initiative*
  • New Music USA: New Music Solidarity Fund
  • New York City Community Trust: NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund for Non-Profits
  • New York State: How to Get Unemployment Assistance
  • New York State Council on the Arts: Resources for New York State Arts and Cultural Organizations re: Novel Coronavirus
  • New York State Dept of Labor: Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) provides payment to workers not traditionally eligible for unemployment benefits (self-employed, independent contractors, workers with limited work history & others) who are unable to work as a direct result of the COVID19 emergency
  • NYFA: Emergency Grants Listings
  • Paige West & the West Collection: LIFTS Artist Grant and Acquisition Award
  • Pen America: Writer's Emergency Fund
  • Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / NYFA: Rauschenberg Emergency Grants
  • The Soze Foundation, TaskForce, and Invisible Hand: Artist + Activist Relief Fund
  • Sweet Relief Musicians Fund: COVID-19 Fund
  • Twenty Summers: Emergency Arts Fund
  • COVID-19 Resources and Webinars:

    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 6:03pm chresti:

    Hi sound paradise!
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:04pm Smilty69:

    Que tal, Rob & friends?!
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:05pm radioronan:

    Hi Rob & global citizens of comment board!
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:06pm Bas NL:

    Hi Rob! Hi all!
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:09pm Handy Haversack:

    Hi, Rob -- really excited for the show! Finnish accordion! I am so in.

    Hey, everyone. We are going to enjoy this while sitting outside in the last of the perfect light for a while.

    The neighbors better have good taste in music!
      6:09pm testingwithfire:

    Hi Rob and friends! Still in S Chile where it's a very rainy fall.
    Avatar 6:14pm Mailman Tom:

    I saw Hugh Masekela perform at the Atlantic City Pop Festival in August 1969
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:14pm Ken From Hyde Park:

    Mdou Moctar comin' through!
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:17pm Buffalo's Tom:

    Hello everyone!
      6:40pm Matthew:

    This is perfect music for right now thank you
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:42pm Rob W:

    Thanks Matthew, good evening everyone. Web connection has been a little bumpy tonight, hoping it will hold up...
      6:53pm Toothgrinder Tom:

    Nice!
      6:58pm Carmichael:

    Heya Rob and Trannies. Tomorrow is my first day off in 10 days.
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:07pm chresti:

    That's good news @Carmichael, I hope.
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm Handy Haversack:

    Hope it's peaceful and whiskeyrific, Camichael.
      7:08pm Andal:

    Evening, all. Rob, this song by Falsa is dope. Would love to hear about him.
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:12pm Rob W:

    Thanks Andal! Sorry we've remained glitchy today - the problem is a bit mysterious but thanks for sticking with us...
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:14pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

    Greetings, Rob and WFMU folx! Sounding powerful from my hill out west.
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:15pm Megaroni:

    Wow, such incredible last track, thank you Rob!
      7:17pm testingwithfire:

    @Rob W thanks for the chacarera especially!
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21pm Ike:

    That ambient track was great! What was that? Every time Rob talks so far, he sounds like he's been guzzling gallons of purple drank. GET OFF that stuff, Rob, it's bad for ya!!! (J/k, clogged interwebs pipes, I know, I know.)
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:24pm common:

    rob. you peoples
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:28pm Handy Haversack:

    Glitchy is the baseline around our place, Rob. Don't worry. We're with you.
      7:30pm olivia:

    Sorry for all the internet issues Rob. Still sounding good thru the glitch! the ambient track was Fucked Up w/ Our Own Blood. It's like a thirty min track, and tanya tagaq appears in it eventually.. it's pretty great!
    Avatar 7:33pm slugluv1313:

    good evening, Rob and everyone!
    (been listening, but not signed in until now)
    lovely tunes, glitches and all!
      7:33pm Carmichael:

    Damn right chresti!

    Many happy toasts, Handy!
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:33pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

    cranking this one UP!!!!
      7:34pm listener monica:

    it all sounds great from this kitchen!
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:36pm Ike:

    Thanks Olivia and thanks Rob, hang in there!
    Avatar 7:38pm flashback:

    Hello all
    Avatar 7:39pm flashback:

    As usual, more interesting music comming out of WFMU.
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:40pm Smilty69:

    I’m not a fan of pandemics, but I do enjoy this set!
    Avatar 7:41pm flashback:

    How are all of you holding up?
      7:42pm listener monica:

    Radio I Ching!
      7:42pm oh yeA Ohhhhhh ue:

    nnnAaaaaaAa
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:45pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

    flashback: as long as i got WFMU, i can do this!!! how is you?
    Avatar 7:45pm flashback:

    It has been a while since I listened to WFMU. I should have been back much earlier.
    Avatar 7:47pm flashback:

    Fine. I have been retired for 10 years and am a semi-hermut anyway ,so dealing with self isolation is easier for me.
    Avatar 7:48pm flashback:

    My brother brings me groceries and needs when I need them
    Avatar 7:49pm flashback:

    I do miss my once a week getting among people
      7:50pm ?:

    Mice!
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:51pm Bas NL:

    Stick around on the comments here @flashback! Loads of friendly fellow hermits!
    Avatar 7:53pm flashback:

    I am just now having my first part of the day coffee
      7:55pm Carmichael:

    Just finished chopping the neighbors’ ivy. The gift that keeps on giving ...
    Avatar 7:56pm TDK60:

    Hi Rob. Had my shots, got my Pan-Am bag, and Polaraid..let's embark..
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm maestroso:

    Greetings Rob and thanks to you and Olivia for keeping this together.
    I think a Vildá album is in my future.
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:07pm Ike:

    Is a Pola-raid a type of camera with a special flash that can kill bugs?!? (Sorry, I'm terrible at puns.)
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:08pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

    LOVE
    Avatar 8:12pm TDK60:

    sorry 'oid' - Ike. Hee.
      8:14pm Carmichael:

    RevRab, from out of the past!
    Avatar 8:16pm flashback:

    You all take care. I will be back later.Have a great night.
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:16pm Bas NL:

    Bye for now @flashback!
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:18pm Ken From Hyde Park:

    My productivity event today was to sew up a hole in the pocket of some sweat pants. When I was done, I discovered I missed part of the hole and had to thread the needle again and sew some more. All good now!
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:19pm chresti:

    Night flashback.
      8:21pm Carmichael:

    I occasionally get those, chresti.
      8:23pm Andal:

    So many glottal stops, it's wild.
      8:27pm krama lama fa fa fa:

    xoxoxoxo!
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:28pm Smilty69:

    Vildá’s got my attention
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:30pm chresti:

    Ha, ha, Carmichael.
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:35pm maestroso:

    This is lovely and fascinating! Thanks Rob!
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:36pm Rob Weisberg:

    Thanks maestroso and Smilty - they're the next generation of new Nordic music!
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:46pm radioronan:

    This Vilda set is really fantastic. Thanks Rob for another great show, glitchy or not. Thanks Olivia & skeletons for all you are doing.
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:47pm Rob W:

    Thanks radioronan!
    Avatar 8:52pm slugluv1313:

    yes, Vildá is amazing! thanks so much, Rob!
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:52pm Handy Haversack:

    Thanks, Rob! Really loved it!
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:53pm chresti:

    Great show,. Thanks Rob!
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:53pm Rob W:

    Thanks chresti, Handy Haversack, slugluv1313 and everyone!
      8:54pm Bas NL:

    Thanks Rob!
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:55pm Ken From Hyde Park:

    Thanks, Rob and Olivia. I remember listener caryn from Finland, but haven't seen her around in a couple of years.
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm Ken From Hyde Park:

    That was my other productivity thing today ... filled out the census. Take care, everybody.
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm Rob W:

    Thanks everyone, keep on keeping on!
    Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm maestroso:

    Thanks Rob! Thanks Olivia!
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