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Saturday, August 6, 2011
Sexteto Tabalá de Palenque
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The music that Sexteto Tabalá plays was declared "an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity" by UNESCO in 2005: a century-old blend of cumbia and Cuban son with influences from the Americas, Africa and Europe. We're honored to have the group in our studio on the eve of its Lincoln Center Out of Doors / CTMD Heritage Sunday free concert (on Sunday August 7th at 1 pm along with two great local Colombian groups).
Sexteto Tabalá is also performing at Farafina, 1813 Amsterdam Avenue on Sunday night August 7 at 9 pm: http://www.farafinacafeharlem.com/
Website for OM Productions artists including Sexteto Tabala: http://www.omproducciones.com/
Website for Palenque de San Basilio including info on the annual Drum Festival (this year the dates are October 14-17): http://www.palenquedesanbasilio.com
Info about tomorrow's Lincoln Center Out of Doors show: http://www.tinyurl.com/ctmd-tabala
Website for Center For Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) Colombian Cultural Initiative (CTMD is producing tomorrow's Lincoln Center concert): http://www.ctmd.org/ColombianCCI.htm
Lincoln Center Out of Doors series website: http://www.lcoutofdoors.org
Big thanks to engineer Mark Koch and assistant Juan Aboites, and to Kaisha S. Johnson from CTMD.
This Week's Playlist:(* = new)
Group Doueh: Wazan Doueh / Zayna Jumma / Sublime Frequencies / * (0:00:00 Pop‑up)
/ Volume One
/ Thrill Jockey
Lobi Traore: Da Yoro / Bwati Kono (0:12:45 Pop‑up)
Cheikh Lo: Dieuf Dieul / Jamm / World Circuit / * (0:23:37 Pop‑up)
Vieux Farka Toure: Wonda Guay / The Secret / Six Degrees / * (0:27:27 Pop‑up)
Hanggai: Dorou Moranil / He Who Travels Far / Four Quarters / * (0:32:15 Pop‑up)
Mogollar: Obur Dunya / Various Artists: Turkish Freakout 2 / Bouzouki Joe / * (0:36:40 Pop‑up)
/ Essay Recordings
Newly Licensed from Doublemoon
Galeet Dardashti: Hagar / Sarah / The Naming (0:52:59 Pop‑up)
Sexteto Tabalá de Palenque live on WFMU:
Sexteto Tabalá de Palenque: Reparala, Negra de Alma (Live on WFMU) (1:03:17 Pop‑up)
Sexteto Tabalá de Palenque: (Live on WFMU) (1:21:39 Pop‑up)
Sexteto Tabalá de Palenque: La Pegadita (Live on WFMU) (1:16:40 Pop‑up)
Sexteto Tabalá de Palenque:
Musician Introductions and Instrument Demonstrations
Note the very African "bass kalimba", the marimbula.
Sexteto Tabalá de Palenque:
Agua (Live on WFMU)
Sung in the Palenquero language
Sexteto Tabalá de Palenque: El Toche y la Cotorra (Live on WFMU) (1:41:49 Pop‑up)
Sexteto Tabalá de Palenque: Maria Palo (Live on WFMU) (1:47:12 Pop‑up)
Sexteto Tabalá de Palenque: La Carretera (Live on WFMU) (1:55:52 Pop‑up)
Rebolú: Mañana Me Voy de Aquí / Abriendo Caminos (2:00:32 Pop‑up)
Joe Arroyo y la Verdad: Son Apretao / Rebellion / World Circuit (2:04:55 Pop‑up)
Tindra and Kroke: Jig Og Du / Live in Forde / Ta:lik / * (2:14:54 Pop‑up)
Majorstuen: Kabbai / Skir / Majorstuen Fiddlers Company / * (2:17:04 Pop‑up)
Kvarts: Halling Etter Hjalmar Fjellhammer / Steinsprang / Kvarts (2:20:15 Pop‑up)
Bjorgulv Straume & Knut Riersrud: Upstaen / Various Artists: The Sweet Sunny North - Henry Kaiser and David Lindley in Norway / Shanachie (2:22:22 Pop‑up)
Chateau Neuf Spelemannslag: The Jumper / Various Artists: The Sweet Sunny North - Henry Kaiser and David Lindley in Norway / Shanachie (2:24:21 Pop‑up)
Elizabeth Vatn: Springlek after Troskari Erik / Piper On The Roof / Heilo (2:26:59 Pop‑up)
Valkyrien All Stars: A Gjev Du Batt Meg / Valkyrien All Stars / Heilo (2:30:38 Pop‑up)
Mari Boine, Inna Zhelannaya, Sergey Starostin:
Das Aiggun Cuozzut
/ Various Artists: Beginners Guide to Scandinavia
Also on the CD "Winter in Moscow" (Jaro Records) by Mari Boine, Inna Zhelannaya & Sergey Starostin.
Skaidi: Taxidriver / Skaidi / DAT (2:44:00 Pop‑up)
Annbjorg Lien & Bjorn Ole Rasch: Roquebrune / Come Home / Heilo (2:46:23 Pop‑up)
Karl Seglem Folk Jazz Ensemble:
/ Various Artists: www.folkogdans.no Vol 2
/ Norsk Folkemusikk og Danselag
Featuring Unni Løvlid, vocals
Sat. 8/6/11 6:13pm
Your show is a great start to my evening. I'm enjoying the music very much.
Sat. 8/6/11 6:16pm
Sat. 8/6/11 6:21pm
Ditto Shanee, this track is particularly superb :)
Sat. 8/6/11 6:22pm
Richard from Venezuela:
Greetings Rob and all the listeners.
Sat. 8/6/11 6:31pm
Thanks Other David and greetings Richard and everyone!
Sat. 8/6/11 6:37pm
Richard from Venezuela:
Hanggai sounds amazing.
Sat. 8/6/11 6:38pm
I saw them at Bonnaroo this year and yes, they were amazing!
Sat. 8/6/11 6:44pm
Hanggai you mean - yeah, I heard they really got people going at Bonnaroo! I saw them at Drom in NY and they were great there too. It's interesting 'cause they toured the US once before but it was as a four-piece acoustic unit, more traditional, but this time they did their full throttle Mongolian folk rock extravaganza!
Sat. 8/6/11 6:50pm
I saw Huun Huur Tu a couple of years ago and was expecting Hanggai to be similar, but these guys were something else! Not to say that Huun Huur Tu wasn't great.
Sat. 8/6/11 6:59pm
Shanee and others - if you're interested in a Tuvan folk rock hybrid that is in some ways farther out than Hanggai, check out Yat-Kha! (I know many of you know them already.) Albert Kuvezin, leader of Yat-Kha was originally in Huun Huur Tu but wanted to do less traditional stuff.
Sat. 8/6/11 8:40pm
Cool to to hear these Norwegian tunes via New Jersey, loving this set. Greetings from Norway !
Sat. 8/6/11 8:56pm
Rob i rarely hear your show as you're doing it so i take this opportunity to Thank you...I especially dug that by Mari Boine & company. Lovely.