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Options December 26, 2020:
Ankur Malhotra of Amarrass Records: Keeping India's Musical Traditions Alive


Amarrass Records is an indie music label, production and management company based in Delhi, India and Madison, Wisconsin. It's a label with a mission (and a good one indeed): As described at https://www.amarrass.com, Amarrass aims "to preserve the musical traditions from the deep interiors of India and to create structures for sustaining them into the future."

Amarrass also single-handledly re-launched the vinyl record industry in India!



Ankur Malhotra, label co-founder (along with Ashutosh Sharma), is based in Madison, where he's also a DJ at legendary community radio station WORT .

He joins us to introduce new live albums by Amarrass artists Lakha Khan, Barmer Boys and more.

Here are bandcamp links for the new Amarrass releases Ankur will spotlight on tonight's show:

Barmer Boys Live in Berlin: https://barmerboys.bandcamp.com/album/live-in-berlin

Lakha Khan Live at Global Copenhagen (the venue since has been renamed ALICE): https://lakhakhan.bandcamp.com/

Madou Sidiki Diabatè: Kora Èlectrique: https://amarrass.bandcamp.com/album/kora-lectrique

Learn more about all the great things that Amarrass is doing at https://www.amarrass.com and and get the music at https://amarrass.bandcamp.com/.

The New York Times published an informative article early in the life of Amarrass which you can find here.

Amarrass has established a COVID-19 Relief Fund for artists - find out more (and please donate if you can) at https://pages.razorpay.com/ASPAdonate.

Listen to this show:  Pop‑up player!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
Grup Doğuş  Gülme Ha Gülme (Don't Laugh)   Options Grup Doğuş  Ironhand Records    2019 reissue of 1975 records / this song composed by Barış Manço    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Edip Akbayram  Dumanlı Dumanlı Oy Bizim Eller   Options Edip Akbayram  Pharaway Sounds    Turkish folk song also performed by Aşık Mahzuni Şerif and others / album is a reissue of album originally released in 1974    0:05:51 (Pop‑up)
Shantel & Cümbüs Cemaat  Bahcelerde Zerdali   Options Istanbul  Essay Recordings      *   0:08:57 (Pop‑up)
Altin Gun  Caney   Options On          0:12:53 (Pop‑up)
Derdiyoklar İkilisi  Rehmele (Ruhiye)   Options Disco-Folk  Pharaway Sounds    2017 reissue of album originally released on Türküola label in 1984    0:21:14 (Pop‑up)
Zaur Badalov  I Racha Hube   Options Sevdim Seni (I Love You)          0:24:39 (Pop‑up)
Rüstəm Quliyev  Aman Tello   Options King of Azerbaijan Gitara  Les Disques Bongo Joe    Quliyev was born in the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh  *   0:28:26 (Pop‑up)
Tufan Derince  Cida   Options Ağır Delilo Halay      Kurdish guitarist - played a great set at the 2020 globalFEST showcase in NYC; was set to play SXSW too which was, of course, one of the early pandemic cancellations. [This year globalFEST is collaborating with NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts for four nights of streaming (hosted by Angélique Kidjo) Jan 11-14; more info at https://globalfest.org/fest and artist lineup at https://globalfest.org/gf_artists.]    0:34:11 (Pop‑up)
Fadumo Qassim and Waaberi Band  Waakaa Helaa (I Like You)   Options Various Artists: Mogadisco - Dancing Mogadishu (Somalia 1972-1991)  Analog Africa      *   0:48:48 (Pop‑up)
Zazou Bikaye  Yondo   Options Mr. Manager  Crammed Discs    New reissue (with many additional tracks, including this one) of 1985 EP  *   0:54:35 (Pop‑up)
 
Ankur Malhotra of Amarrass Records introduces new and recent (and future) music from Amarrass

Ankur Malhotra  Ambience from India, intro   Options           1:06:44 (Pop‑up)
Lakha Khan  Kachi Ghodlo   Options Live at Global  Amarrass Records      *   1:02:02 (Pop‑up)
Madou Sidiki Diabatè  Fama Denke   Options Kora Èlectrique  Amarrass Records      *   1:12:59 (Pop‑up)
Barmer Boys  Excerpt   Options Live in Berlin  Amarrass Records      *   1:23:01 (Pop‑up)
Ankur Malhotra  Field recording of a wedding procession - recorded from the rooftop at Amarrass' office in Delhi   Options            
Barmer Boys  Amrano   Options Live in Berlin  Amarrass Records      *   1:25:36 (Pop‑up)
Lakha Khan and Madou Sidiki Diabatè  Rooftop performance at Amarrass Records   Options Not yet released          1:32:12 (Pop‑up)
Audio Pervert & Da Saz  Sequence 4   Options Spatiality  Amarrass Records    Based in Valencia, Spain via Delhi; this album was recorded live at Amarrass Nights at Lodi, New Delhi, India in December, 2013.    1:41:10 (Pop‑up)
Ravana & Jumme Khan  Proverbial Track (Duniya)   Options Dubfounded  Amarrass Records        1:48:12 (Pop‑up)
Rehmat~e~Nusrat  Aye Khushi   Options Not yet released      An acclaimed young qawwali ensemble from Uttarakhand in Northern India    1:54:43 (Pop‑up)
Rehmat~e~Nusrat  Field Recording   Options           2:03:22 (Pop‑up)
 
Rob back at the controls for the final hour...

Tino Samoisy  Sega Tambour from Rodrigues, featuring ravanne   Options Various Artists: Voyage Musical - Réunion-Rodrigues-Maurice  Auvidis        2:06:22 (Pop‑up)
Ann O'aro  Sobatkor   Options Longoz  Buda Musique    With Teddy Doris on trombone, Bino Waro on percussion  *   2:08:29 (Pop‑up)
Julio A. Hotu et sa Famille  Mai Hiva Te Poki   Options Chants De L'ile De Pâques  Buda Musique    Music from Easter Island, from the Buda Musique "Musiques du Monde" series dedicated to Dominique Buscail, directed by Gilles Fruchaux and Isabelle Guillez    2:12:34 (Pop‑up)
Waihirere Maori Club  Uira   Options National Champions      Maori performance group from New Zealnd    2:14:55 (Pop‑up)
BraAgas  Rampelado e courso de la Tarasco   Options Bestiale  Indies Scope      *   2:18:11 (Pop‑up)
Le Vent Du Nord  Tour À Bois   Options Dans les Airs  Borealis Records  2007      2:20:21 (Pop‑up)
Laudanova  Selini Selini   Options Luce Delle Luce  Al Sur        2:23:11 (Pop‑up)
Pietra Montecorvino  Comme Facette Mammeta   Options Napoli Mediterranea      This song is also on the Passione soundtrack album    2:26:26 (Pop‑up)
Il Parto Delle Nuvole Pesanti  Raggia   Options Various Artists: Tribù Italiche - Calabria          2:29:00 (Pop‑up)
Il Parto Delle Nuvole Pesanti  Raggia   Options Various Artists: Tribù Italiche - Calabria          2:31:25 (Pop‑up)
The Jolly Boys  The Passenger   Options Great Expectation  Wall Of Sound  2010      2:31:16 (Pop‑up)
Hallelujah Chicken Run Band  Sekai   Options Take One (1974-79)  Analog Africa    New anthology / band that pioneered electric arrangements of traditional Shona music in Zimbabwe  *   2:42:55 (Pop‑up)
Lucas Nwananga and His Band  Isobho Lethu   Options Back to Soweto  Umsakazo Records      *   2:45:42 (Pop‑up)
Donné Roberts  Sade Bake   Options Rhythm Was Born      Based in Canada, from Madagascar originally    2:48:20 (Pop‑up)
Las Hijas del Sol  La Despedida   Options Kotto  Nubenegra  1997      2:57:05 (Pop‑up)

WFMU and WFMU's Transpacific Sound Paradise denounce explicit and implicit racism; condemn the culture of white supremacy, which enables the brutalization of black people and other communities of color, and support Black Lives Matter and the movement it stands for.

Here's a link to WFMU's Public Service page with links and info for / related to racial justice issues, coronavirus testing, food and economic assistance, musician aid, voting rights organizations and lots more: https://wfmu.org/psa/.

Also: BRIC has an extensive and regularly updated pandemic crisis resource list on its website with artists, performers etc. in mind but relevant for everyone. See it here: https://www.bricartsmedia.org/blog/resources-artists-during-public-health-crisis.

For a list, with links, of organizations supporting the rights of immigrants and refugees. click here.

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Check out the Transpacific Sound Paradise World Covers YouTube Playlist (many new songs added this week!) at http://tiny.cc/youtube-worldcovers.

Here's a video from our World Covers YouTube playlist:



I have a few other world musicky YouTube playlists under construction including an intriguing "World Music 70s" playlist - you can see them all and subscribe at: http://tiny.cc/wfmu-tsp-youtube.

Also check out our all-time African popular music faves Spotify playlist at: http://tiny.cc/wfmu-tsp-african-faves

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:01pm full metal monkey:

Hi Rob and transpacific folks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:02pm Handy Haversack:

Greetings, Rob and all Spanners of Borders!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm Ken From Hyde Park:

"Your passport, please!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:04pm full metal monkey:

Ops just dropped my passport in wine
Avatar 6:06pm DjLorraine:

I could use a stamp in my passport.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:06pm Threemoons:

Greets Rob and fellow sound travellers...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:08pm spodiodi:

hi Rob!
Paradise People!
  6:09pm kpx:

שלום רובי וובי, זה המקום בו אני מגיש את הכרטיסים שלי.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:13pm Handy Haversack:

Mine expired in May! Last time I looked at the govt. website, it said "DO NOT TRY TO RENEW YOUR PASSPORT!" I think there were a million ahead of us in the queue.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:13pm Rob W:

Good evening folks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:14pm full metal monkey:

Hi Rob.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:16pm radioronan:

Good evening Rob & global & local citizens of the comment board!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:16pm steveo:

great start! hello!

i think this might be a version of "johhny johnny bo bonny banana fanna fo fonny"
  6:22pm kpx:

are you sure you didn't chortle.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:23pm Rob W:

Might have been a chortle, yes!
Avatar 6:25pm TDK60:

Hello. Happy Wren Day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:27pm Mister Dobalina:

We've been off to a good start!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:28pm spodiodi:

hi radioronan, steveo
happy wren day \\//TDK60
Avatar 6:33pm TDK60:

\\ // Spodi.
  6:36pm chresti in LA:

Hi Rob
Hi peeps!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:36pm spodiodi:

hi chresti!
Avatar 6:41pm TDK60:

Hola chresti, \\ //. Ya shoulda seen Uhura and Sulu today in the lunch room; a bit too much rum in the eggnog I figure.
  6:43pm chresti in LA:

\\//we are driving home from the outing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:44pm spodiodi:

\\// drive safely
Avatar 6:44pm TDK60:

Golly these Turk/Kurd geetar slingers!
Avatar 6:56pm mielisairas_juoppo:

Greetings and salutations! Happy to be alive and hear the music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm Handy Haversack:

Sounding great, Rob! I was getting supper together over here.
Avatar 7:03pm TDK60:

Hola Handy. / Hey, I got to visit WORT FM once.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm Handy Haversack:

\\ //, TDK60!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:26pm spodiodi:

nice set so far, Ankur Malhotra!
  7:27pm NikiA:

yeah this is awesome.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:28pm Rob W:

On behalf of Ankur, thanks!
  7:32pm Mike from Austin:

Ankur is getting the job done just fine!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:37pm spodiodi:

this Lakha Khan and Madou Sidiki Diabatè is nice
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:38pm chresti:

Beautiful, thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:47pm Ike:

Excellent!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:52pm Mister Dobalina:

Why am I liking this track?!?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:56pm Threemoons:

Loving this whole set!
  7:57pm SeanG:

killin' it
Avatar 8:01pm TDK60:

Yes, diggin.'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:03pm Mister Dobalina:

Amazing set, thank you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:03pm spodiodi:

that was great
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:04pm Handy Haversack:

Great hour! Thanks, Ankur!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:07pm Rob W:

Thanks everyone!
Avatar 8:09pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Enjoyed greatly !
Thank You Ankur Malhotra & RobW ! !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:12pm Mister Dobalina:

↑↑↑↑↑Second the motion↑↑↑↑↑
Avatar 8:24pm TDK60:

Got to see Le Vent du Nord a few years back; lively bunch.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:27pm chresti:

The wind of the north. TDK60, we just drove by the spot by where Newland's Hardware on Huntington Drive is.
Avatar 8:28pm TDK60:

Wow, Chresti, didja take a photo?
  8:29pm Toothgrinder Tom:

I felt le vent du nord a few years ago, it shivered me timbers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:30pm chresti:

No, missed the chance. I was in a hurry to get home to the safety of my coffee and wfmu.\\//
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:31pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Rob, all
Avatar 8:32pm TDK60:

Another time. Is Franco there? Is Franco calling Marty tonight? These and other questions...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:35pm chresti:

Yes and yes, TDK60.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:35pm Handy Haversack:

Hey, Toothgrinder Tom, chresti, coela.
Avatar 8:35pm TDK60:

Thanks, and what's the capital of..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:36pm coelacanth∅:

the passenJah
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:36pm coelacanth∅:

Howdy Handy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:37pm chresti:

Hi Handy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:37pm spodiodi:

greetings, coelacanthØ
Avatar 8:37pm Franco Twinkie:

I am here TDK. Yes, I have called in already. I didn't even dare ask if we could stop.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:38pm coelacanth∅:

hey spodi
Avatar 8:38pm TDK60:

another time... 10:30 AM!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:44pm Mister Dobalina:

Tight sounds on this one...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:47pm SeanG:

this
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:49pm Handy Haversack:

I don't know why I'm torturing myself, looking at train schedules to Asbury Park. We have never been. Deep breaths, Handy. 2021 is coming to help.
Avatar 8:51pm TDK60:

I've got it worse, Handy. I look at maps of Wales.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:52pm Handy Haversack:

Ha! I totally understand, TDK60!
  8:53pm Toothgrinder Tom:

@Handy how ahh ya?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:56pm Handy Haversack:

Hanging in, Toothgrinder Tom! Fully belly, sending drinks down after, good tunes, pleasant company. Who could want more?

Except, you know, Asbury Park ...

Hope you're well!

Thanks, Rob! This was a great show. Went far too fast.

Hope to see some of you party people at Marty's place!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:56pm chresti:

Wales? Are you planning a visit/stay. TDK60?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm spodiodi:

thanks, Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm chresti:

Thanks Rob, wonderful!
Avatar 8:59pm TDK60:

Gracias Rob.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm Peter from Dover NJ:

Thank you Rob, and thank you for featuring Ankur Malhotra.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks for 2020, Rob. A better situation lies ahead.
Avatar 9:00pm TDK60:

Maybe someday chresti, if I ever build up a little dough again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm Rob W:

Thanks everyone!
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