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Saturday, October 2, 2010 Options
Awena Burgess & Daniel Mizrahi from Balval, Toot'N Blink

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From 7 to 7:30 pm, a special live broadcast of composer / performer / sound artist Charlie Morrow's large scale maritime performance / radio piece Toot'N Blink, live from New York Harbor between the Battery in Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. Featuring avant garde vocal great Joan La Barbara, audio artist / musician / producer extraordinaire Ed Herrmann, the US Coast Guard, and an armada of tooting (and blinking) boats - including the historic retired fireboat John J. Harvey and toots from the steam whistle of the famous, ill-fated French liner Normandie. As Morrow puts it, "Toot 'N Blink "is a celebration of the expanding use of the waterfront and of machines as music-of-the-people, an echo of Futurism."

Plus, on a less nautical and more intimate scale, a visit with two members of the Parisian ensemble Balval, who (contrary to the prevailing political winds in France) are deeply inspired by East European Romani (Gypsy) culture and set Romani poems to music. Balval is coming over for gigs at Drom (NY Gypsy Festival) in the East Village on Oct 3, The Shrine in Harlem Oct 6 and Barbes in Park Slope Oct 7.

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Tom Ze: Bolero de Platao Options / Estudando a Bossa: Nordeste Plaza / Luaka Bop / *

Deolinda: Nao Tenho Mais Razoes Options / Dois Selos E Um Carimbo / Four Quarters Entertainment / *

Nils Olaf Soderback and Peter Michaelson: Kvarnresan Polska Options / Kvarnresan: Journey to the Mill - Rural Swedish Fiddle Music / Soulfelt / *

Black Bear Combo: Oktava Options / Game of Death / Black Bear Combo / *

Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band: Brazil Cocek Options / Do Zore / Zlatne Uste / *

Kiril Feat. Ras Tweed & Esma: Raise Up Your Hand Options / Various Artists: Balkan Grooves / Eastblok / *

Bostich & Fussible: Do It Options / Bulevar 2000 / Nacional / *

Gaida: Ammar Options / Levantine Indulgence / Gaidaphone

Natacha Atlas: Lahazat Nashwa Options / Mounqaliba / Six Degrees / *

Homayun Sakhi/Rahul Sharma/Salar Nader: Dhun - Misra Kirwani Options / Music of Central Asia Volume 9: In the Footseps of Babur / Smithsonian Folkways / *

Jueseyin Albayrak & Ali Riza Albayrak: Bulbul Aglar Gul Aglar Options / Sah Hatayi Deyisleri / Kalan

Toot 'N Blink Live from NY Harbor:

Toba Seydou Traore: Nunkalunba Options / Toba Seydou Traore / Yaala Yaala / *

Konono No. 1: Guiyome / Konono Wa Wa Wa Options / Assume Crash Position / Crammed Discs / *

Eliades Ochoa, Toumani Diabate, Bassekou Kouyate, Djelimady Tounkora, Kasse Mady Diabate and others: Karamo Options / AfroCubism / Nonesuch / *
Pre-release

De Wayon: Mabele Yo Okanisaka Options / Various Artists: Roots of OK Jazz / Crammed Discs / *

Balval: Na Kamav Options / Le Ciel Tout Nu / Whaling City Sound / *

Awena Burgess & Daniel Mizrahi from Balval: Three Roma Songs Options / Live on WFMU

Balval: Amare Kheresqo Chatlo Options / Le Ciel Tout Nu / Whaling City Sound / *

Balval: Mamo Options / Le Ciel Tout Nu / Whaling City Sound / *

Nicolae Gutsa: De Ar Fi Lumea De Hartie Options / La Grande Voix Tzigane D'Ajourd'hui / Auvidis

Balval: Rodipen Options / Le Ciel Tout Nu / Whaling City Sound / *

Dave Holland and Pepe Habichuela: The Whirling Dervish Options / Hands / Dare2 / *





Listener comments!

  Sat. 10/2/10 6:52pm Ike:

This Music of Central Asia track is making my workday much more entrancing. I'm seeing stars. In a good way. (And no I don't usually work at this hour.)
  Sat. 10/2/10 7:07pm Ike:

For a few moments, I thought this wasn't real because the announcers sound too smooth. Do we call that Kenny G. Syndrome? And who the hell are these people anyway? Send them back to WNYC! Ha. Uh oh, I hope the connection stays OK.
  Sat. 10/2/10 7:26pm marq:

this toot n blink thing is awesome! what an unexpected treat.
  Sat. 10/2/10 7:27pm katie:

now this is freeform.
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