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Options January 2, 2021:
Transpacific Sound Paradise Hot Hit LPs of 2020 Part 1 of 1.5

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Artist Track Album Label Comments New Approx. start time
Sidi Bemol  Chouf!   Options Chouf!  CSB    *   0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Sunny Jain  Immigrant Warrior   Options Wild Wild East  Smithsonian Folkways      0:04:48 (Pop‑up)
Coreyah  When the Sun Rises   Options Clap and Applause  Gogeum      0:10:33 (Pop‑up)
Leenalchi  A Magic Pocket   Options Sugungga  Zanper  Sugungga - verses from the South Korean traditional tale, Sugungga,

"Leenalchi's first album is about a turtle. More specifically, a turtle in search of a rabbit's liver — the only antidote for the turtle's ailing emperor. This story is legendary in Korean history, spoken and sung across centuries, with the earliest written record dating back a millennia. Leenalchi, a band named after a famous singer in 19th-century Korea, re-tells this epic in a recently released album, Sugungga, using a fascinating mix of sounds that some glorify as "the real" K-pop." - npr music
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Qwanqwa  Gurage   Options Volume 3  Qwanqwa      0:24:50 (Pop‑up)
Songhoy Blues  Gabi   Options Optimisme  Transgressive Records      0:29:29 (Pop‑up)
Afel Bocoum  Djougal   Options Lindé  World Circuit    *   0:32:27 (Pop‑up)
Alhousseini Anivolla & Girum Mezmur  Tamadrite Nakal   Options Afropentatonism  Piranha      0:36:26 (Pop‑up)
Ceferina Banquez  El pichinde   Options No me dejen sola! En vivo desde Casa de Salud, Concepción, Chile  OM    *   0:40:15 (Pop‑up)
Rebolú  Maria Tomasa   Options Tiempos Buenos  Rebolú      0:44:10 (Pop‑up)
Nation Beat  Forró no Escuro   Options The Royal Chase  Avokado Artists Recordings    *   0:47:06 (Pop‑up)
Džambo Aguševi Orchestra  Feko Dvojka   Options Brasses for the Masses  Asphalt Tango      0:49:39 (Pop‑up)
Esma's Band - Next Generation  Khelen Giljanven   Options Gipsy Dance  ARC Music    *   0:53:27 (Pop‑up)
Cuatro Minimal  Mokpo norae   Options Kumiroda    Collaboration of avant-garde artists based in Mexico City: Juan Pablo Villa (vocals) and Fernando Vigueras (guitar), Korean traditional musician, Chang Jae-Hyo (vocals, percussion), and Sakaki Mango from Japan, playing Gottan and thumb piano, with Argentine neo folklore musician Mariana Baraj (vocals, bombo leguero, percussion)  *   1:03:48 (Pop‑up)
A Moving Sound  Sleepless Night   Options Songs Beyond Words  ARC Music    *   1:11:49 (Pop‑up)
Kajsa Balto  Kirste Máret   Options Buot Sallá  DAT    *   1:17:33 (Pop‑up)
Liraz  Joon Joon   Options ZAN  Glitterbeat    *   1:21:37 (Pop‑up)
TootArd  Trouble Watan   Options Migrant Birds  Glitterbeat      1:25:16 (Pop‑up)
Meridian Brothers  Puya Del Empresario   Options Cumbia Siglo XXI  Les Disques Bongo Joe    *   1:34:29 (Pop‑up)
Minyo Crusaders + Frente Cumbiero  Cumbia del Monte Fuji   Options Minyo Cumbiero (From Tokyo to Bogota)  Mais Um      1:38:29 (Pop‑up)
Transglobal Underground  Way Down The River (Part 1)   Options Walls Have Ears  Mule Satellite Recordings      1:43:02 (Pop‑up)
Ammar 808  Arisothari yen devi (feat. Kali Dass)   Options Global Control / Invisible Invasion  Glitterbeat      1:46:12 (Pop‑up)
Aditya Prakash Ensemble  Ambiga   Options Diaspora Kid  Ropeadope Records  Aditya Prakash is participating in this year's online edition of the globalFEST showcase, Jan 11-14    1:50:38 (Pop‑up)
Barmer Boys  Didi   Options Live in Berlin  Amarrass Records    *   1:56:44 (Pop‑up)
Khusugtun  Arvan Khoyor Jil   Options Jangar  Buda Musique      2:08:00 (Pop‑up)
Transidelia  To Sístima   Options Anatoli  Transidelia      2:10:37 (Pop‑up)
Evritiki Zygia  Anastenariko (Firewalking Dance)   Options Ormenion  Teranga Beat      2:15:03 (Pop‑up)
WoWaKin  Kosylak Mocarski   Options Wiązanka  Baba    *   2:21:36 (Pop‑up)
BraAgas  Karanfilče devojče   Options Bestiále  Indies Scope    *   2:24:37 (Pop‑up)
Vedan Kolod  Kaleda   Options Wild Games  CPL Music      2:27:48 (Pop‑up)
Manhu  Ashima   Options Voices Of The Sani  Riverboat  From Yunnan province in Southwest China    2:31:00 (Pop‑up)
Tamikrest  Timtarin (feat. Hindi Zahra)   Options Tamotaït  Glitterbeat      2:38:40 (Pop‑up)
Al Bilali Soudan  Yermakoi   Options Tomboctou  Clermont Music      2:44:34 (Pop‑up)
Dr Pete Larson and His Cytotoxic Nyatiti Band  Abiro   Options Dr Pete Larson and His Cytotoxic Nyatiti Band  Dagoretti Records      2:48:56 (Pop‑up)
Star Feminine Band  Femme Africaine   Options Star Feminine Band  Born Bad    *   2:56:02 (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 6:02pm Bas NL:

Happy New Year Rob!
Avatar 6:03pm chresti:

Hi Rob and Bas and sound paradise paradise paradise! Happy 2021!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm Rob W:

Happy New Year Bas, Chresti and everyone!
  6:03pm NikiA:

vibing already
Avatar 6:04pm Bas NL:

Happy New Year chresti!
Avatar 6:04pm DjLorraine:

I love the opening theme song. HNY Rob and the world
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:09pm Robbie Darling:

Happy New Year!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:10pm Handy Haversack:

Happy New Year, Rob and all the spanners of borders!
Avatar 6:16pm slugluv1313:

Good Evening and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Rob (and Katie and Kitties too!) and Skeletons and Paradise Dwellers -- happy to be here with you all tonight :)
Avatar 6:17pm Bas NL:

Happy New Year Handy, slugluv!
Avatar 6:22pm Vortex:

Good Evening
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:24pm radioronan:

Good evening Rob and global-local citizens of the comment board!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:42pm Marley P. Dogg:

Rob W! Happy new year! Hope you’re well!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:43pm Marley P. Dogg:

Handy! Happy new year!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:44pm Rob W:

Thanks and happy new year slugluv, radio ronan, Handy, RD, DjLorraine and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:44pm Handy Haversack:

Bas, Marley, happiest of New Year wishes!
  6:46pm SeanG:

Avatar 6:51pm slugluv1313:

Avokado! <3 <3 <3
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi! Happy Transpacific New Year!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:07pm maestroso:

Happy New Year Rob! digging the show as always
  7:09pm Cumbia Phil:

loved those first 4 African tunes!!!! Fire!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:12pm steveo:

Love this! Hi!
Avatar 7:18pm chresti:

  7:23pm NikiA:

this slaps
  7:26pm SeanG:

it's a slapper
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:27pm Threemoons:

  7:28pm ?:

Happy Saturday!!!!😍
Avatar 7:31pm TDK60:

Happy new year Rob, allyuz.
Avatar 7:38pm chresti:

Yay Meridian Brothers!
TDK60 \\//
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:38pm SeanG:

  7:39pm Andres:

Evening Rob and all! I hit that favourite button on this show plenty, probably at the top of that list is Meridian Brothers! Always makes me stop and listen. I mean more than I was already listening :)
Avatar 7:41pm slugluv1313:

Avatar 7:42pm TDK60:

\\ // Chresti.
Avatar 8:09pm chresti:

slugluv, the cat I'm giving treats to looks like you.
  8:10pm Cumbia Phil:

  8:19pm StRts:

cheers from Athens. Happy Nee Year!
  8:19pm StRts:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:21pm Rob W:

Happy New Year StRts in Athens!
  8:25pm StRts:

thanx for Transidelia.. didn't have a clue though we live in the same city.. haha
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:29pm maestroso:

BraAgas one of my faves...
  8:38pm ?:

God, I love your selections. They make me want to live another year, at least!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:44pm Rob W:

Sure thing StRts - it's fun to help get artists on the radar whether they're close by or far away!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:47pm Mx. Granny (e/em):

hey there, Rob and folx—sounding delightful here!
  8:48pm Kpx:

@ ©h®€$†¡ - \\// @ †d|⟨6° - [OO]←that is supposed to be a cassette.
Avatar 8:50pm slugluv1313:

awwww thanks chresti :)
Avatar 8:51pm TDK60:

\\ // kpx [oo]
Avatar 8:51pm chresti:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:52pm Mx. Granny (e/em):

chrestikins! got any cool calendars this year?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:54pm Handy Haversack:

Hey, Granny!

Thanks, Rob! Happy days to all assembled.
Avatar 8:55pm chresti:

\\// kpx..⩈p><
Avatar 8:55pm slugluv1313:

@ ? -- right?!? so INSPIRING!!!

was reading this earlier: "...Jupiter and Saturn, and soon Pluto in Aquarius, call us to truly think globally and act locally. But this is just a taste—preparation for the big social and political work we’ll need to do when Pluto enters Aquarius in a few years, from 2023-2044. The last such relationship occurred from 1777-1798, when the USA labored to form a country that embodied its Constitutional vision statement."

YIKES! what is that Bette Davis quote from All About Eve? "fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night" -- !!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:56pm radioronan:

Perfect show to bring in this 2nd night of 2021, Rob.. Thanks skeleton crew.. a harmonious, peaceful and merry new year to all! cheers!
  8:57pm NikiA:

thanks DJ. love you all. see you in a couple hours back on the message boards.
Avatar 8:57pm chresti:

Grannykins, not yet, you? We usually get one from the Mexi bakery.
Avatar 8:57pm TDK60:

Gracias Rob. Soon, till then! ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm Mx. Granny (e/em):

sweet, radioran! back atcha! thanks Rob and WFMU crew!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Rob. A better world for 2021 surely awaits us.
  8:58pm Bas NL:

Thans Rob!
Avatar 8:58pm slugluv1313:

wonderful wonderful show, Rob -- thanks so much!!!
Avatar 8:59pm chresti:

Great music! Always. Thanks Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm Rob W:

Thanks everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm Mx. Granny (e/em):

chrestikins: we usually get around 20 calendars every year! i love the mexi deli style calendars!
  9:00pm Barba Yiorgi:

can I squeeze in HAPPY new year Rob! great show, dug the Greek stuff natch
Avatar 9:00pm chresti:

Happy New Year, radioronan!
  9:00pm StRts:

thANX :)
  9:01pm Flor:

Happy New Year! Great show :)
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