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Saturday, December 9, 2006 Options
Live from Barbes in Park Slope, Brooklyn: Art Bailey, Coba, Kaiku

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Transpacific Sound Paradise Almost-Holiday Spectacular live from Barbes, 376 9th Street at 6th Ave, Park Slope, Brooklyn!  With guest co-host / tech guru Irene Trudel plus wall-to-wall live music with Kaiku, Art Bailey's Orkestra Popilar and Coba

Assistant engineers: Rob Christiansen, Bil Bowen. Production assistants: Trent Wolbe, Katie Gentile and Veronica Liu. Special thanks to Olivier Conan of Barbes and Ken Freedman of WFMU.

About the performers:

Art Bailey's Orkestra Popilar is an excellent new Jewish music ensemble led by accordionist and pianist Art Bailey. Its debut cd Branch From The Tree features fresh interpretations of rarely heard material originally recorded by Romanian-born cymbalom master and Lower East Side restaurateur, Joseph Moskowitz. It also explores early 20th century Jewish fiddle pieces, improvisation, newly composed music, and pieces from the klezmer and Eastern European repertoire.

An important and active member of the emerging new Colombian music scene, Coba is a New York-based ensemble featuring compositions and arrangements by guitarist Sebastian Cruz. Since 2001 Coba has been a platform to explore new approaches to traditional Afro-Colombian music through original songwriting and un-traditional instrumentation, offering a very personal and fresh take on a community's ancient and profound legacy. Coba’s latest cd is Cancion Mandala on Chonta Records.

Kaiku is a New York-based collective of talented and experienced Finnish and American musicians mixing spirited Finnish singing and world music instrumentation. The group's signature sound comes from the two fine young singers, Jaana Kantola and Paula Jaakkola. Kaiku’s songs are inspired by Finnish folklore and poetry spiced up with a nice sense of humor. The band’s debut cd is Taalla tanssivi / Here We Dance.

This Week's Playlist:

Kaiku:
Live Performance

Janna Kantola and Paula Jaakkola of Kaiku:
Interview

Art Bailey's Orkestra Popilar:
Live Performance

Art Bailey:
Interview

Coba:
Live Performance

Sebastian Cruz of Coba:
Interview

Lucho Bermudez: Colombia Tierra Querida Options / Various Artists: Rough Guide to Cumbia / World Music Network
From the ipod of Barbes' Olivier Conan




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  Tue. 5/15/07 10:13am BP:

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