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Saturday, March 30, 2013 Options
Mavrothi Kontanis and Mild Mannered Rebel

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This week:
Mild Mannered Rebel deftly blends instrumentation and musical influences from leader Mavrothi Kontanis' northern Greek roots with English-language lyricism. Today's semi-plugged FMU session is an early tune up for a big record release gig, celebrating the band's debut disc Ear to the Sky, at East Village nightspot Drom on Friday April 26th.

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Magnifico: Hir Ai Kam, Hir Ai Go Options / Magnification / Piranha / * (0:00:00 )

Timur Shaov: Не ори на жену! (Ne ori na zhenu!) Options / О чём молчал Герасим (O chem molchal Gerasim) / Moskva - Muzprom-Prodakshn (0:03:52 )
Popular Russian bardic singer / songwriter playing Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers St tomorrow (Sunday March 31) at 6 pm.

Richard Thompson: Stony Ground Options / Electric / New West / * (0:07:55 )

June Tabor and Oysterband: Fountains Flowing Options / Ragged Kingdom / Topic (0:13:51 )

Steeleye Span: Hard Times of Old England Options / All Around My Hat / Shanachie (0:17:33 )

Alisdair Roberts: The Year of the Burning Options / A Wonder Working Stone / Drag City / * (0:23:04 )

Mavrothi Kontanis and Mild Mannered Rebel: Ear to the Sky Options / Ear to the Sky / Mild Mannered Rebel / * (0:30:10 )

Mavrothi Kontanis and Mild Mannered Rebel: See You Through the End Options / Unreleased / Not Applicable (0:34:36 )
Live on WFMU

Mavrothi Kontanis and Mild Mannered Rebel: Mercy Options / Unreleased / Not Applicable (0:45:21 )
Live on WFMU

Mavrothi Kontanis and Mild Mannered Rebel: You Don't Love Me, You Don't Care Options / Unreleased / Not Applicable (0:49:49 )
Live on WFMU (Bo Diddley cover)

Mavrothi Kontanis and Mild Mannered Rebel: The Snake (A Lullaby) Options / Unreleased / Not Applicable (0:53:37 )
Live on WFMU

Mavrothi Kontanis and Mild Mannered Rebel: Dancing in My Dreams Options / Ear to the Sky / Mild Mannered Rebel / * (1:01:54 )

Mavrothi Kontanis and Mild Mannered Rebel: I Feel the Night Options / Unreleased / Not Applicable (1:06:44 )
Live on WFMU

Mavrothi Kontanis and Mild Mannered Rebel: A Heart of Gold Options / Ear to the Sky / Mild Mannered Rebel / * (1:13:04 )

Mavrothi Kontanis and Mild Mannered Rebel: Byzantine Eyes Options / Ear to the Sky / Mild Mannered Rebel (1:17:48 )

Cafe Tacuba: La Negrita Options / Re / Warner (1:20:43 )

Los Amigos Invisibles: Majunche Options / The Venezuelan Zinga Son, Vol. 1 / Luaka Bop (1:22:55 )
Playing Sat April 6 @ Webster Hall, 125 E 11 St

La Tromba del Pacifico: La Repeditora Options / Si Te Vas / Kami (1:26:02 )

Luis Vargas: Chiringuito Options / Los Cinco Sentidos / JVN (1:29:14 )
Playing tonight @ Caballeros de Colon, 2312 Summit Ave (nr 23rd St), Union City NJ:

Joan Soriano: La Manzana Options / La Familia Soriano / IASO (1:33:29 )
Playing a World Music Institute concert @ Roulette, 511 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, Sat April 13

Quixabeira de Lagoa da Camisa: Vapor de Cachoeira Options / Various Artists: A Barca apresenta coleção turista aprendiz / Tratore (1:37:21 )

Sam Chege: Abi Options / Kickin' Kikuyu Style / Original Music (1:46:11 )

BBK: Muriagombe Options / The Karindula Sessions: Tradi-Modern Sounds from Southeast Congo / Crammed Discs / * (1:38:30 )

Jali Nyonkoling Kuyateh: Kummalamoi Options / Kora Kora / Soundbringer (1:56:28 )
Thanks Marmalade Kitty for sending this in, to represent for the multi-culti scene in Manchester UK!

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba: Kele Magni Options / Jama Ko / Out Here / * (1:59:26 )
Ami Sacko, vocals

Regis Gizavo: Eka Lahy Options / Various Artists: Afrique 50 ans de musique, 50 ans d'indépendances : 1960-2010 / RFI, Syllart Productions and Discograph (2:05:34 )

Wganda Kenya: El Caterete Options / Various Artists: Diablos Del Ritmo / Analog Africa / * (2:11:25 )

Peyo Torres y sus Diablos del Ritmo: La Veterana Options / Various Artists: Diablos Del Ritmo / Analog Africa / * (2:15:35 )

Cyro Baptista's Banquet for the Spirits: Tutubole Options / Banquet for the Spirits / Tzadik (2:19:08 )
Cyro and his bands are doing a bunch of shows at John Zorn's club the Stone in April

Jagwa Music: Mpango Mzima Options / Bongo Hotheads / Crammed Discs / * (2:22:04 )

Eva Salina: Stani Mi, Majcu Options / Eva Salina / Evasalina / * (2:30:36 )

Mahala Rai Banda: Mad Professor Options / Balkan Reggae / Asphalt Tango / * (2:33:10 )

A Tribe Called Red: Red Skin Girl (Northern Cree Remix) Options / A Tribe Called Red / Masalacism Records (2:36:49 )
Playing Glasslands, 289 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, Sat June 1

Amon Duul: Fly United Options / Various Artists: Deutsche Elektronische Musik / Soul Jazz / * (2:41:59 )

Subhankar Banerjee, Snehasish Mozumder: Madhubanti Options / Basant Mukhari / Indya (2:57:30 )

Listener comments!

Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 6:03pm Uncle Michael:

Is this real?
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 6:05pm Rob Weisberg:

We think so...
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 6:05pm infotermoo:

tis is greit!
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 6:07pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

HappyWeekend, WorldCitizens
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 6:10pm G:


Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 6:10pm Uncle Michael:

This guy is considered the Richard Thompson of Britain.
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 6:11pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I formally do *not* dislike Richard Thompson. : ) Not one tiny little bit. See him live boys & girls. He's the real thing.
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 6:13pm Uncle Michael:

He's a monster. I would love to see him live. Bucket listed.
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 6:16pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

R.Thompson's got it all seems to me - GuitarHead cred ( kidding...) - Folkie Cred - PsychBritFolkHippieCred - AltCred - SingerSingwritery Cred - Goodw/anAudience Performer Cred...quite happy to be @ his Concert for hours, ThankYouVeryMuch...
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 6:18pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...SingerSOngwritery Cred...ProofreaderyCred...
  Sat. 3/30/13 6:24pm Barba Yiorgi:

Hard times in Booklyn too. Love this song!!!!
  Sat. 3/30/13 6:26pm Barba Yiorgi:

That's Brooklyn. Famous Celtic town.
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 6:28pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...I always imagine the British responding to the advent of Yank FolkRock: "Oh - so you're interested in *'Folk Music'* -we just might have some of that lying around here someplace..." ; )
- Of course Dylan & Paul Simon had been in Britain quite early on...
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 6:29pm doca:

hello rob and listeners, transpacific folky paradise tonight.
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 6:32pm fleep:

Oh, yes!
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 6:33pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Mild Mannered Rebel Nov63
: P
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 6:34pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

(...have to differentiate myself...)
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 6:39pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:'s's going...Rob Weisberg knocks it outta the park again!
...much as I hate sports metaphors...
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 6:47pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I know oud from a Tukish (style - Americans) band in Santa Barbara, CA (I lived there) ;
- seems like it has a wide (geographic) range?
- Lots of stringed instruments have double-strings - called 'courses' - ?
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 6:47pm fleep:

The neurochemical rush from music is a real event and can be highly addictive. I can see how someone who thrives on vibrations going into withdrawl.
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 6:50pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I self-identify as a MusicJunkie, no question about it - !
- W/ new Technology, there is finally research on Music & the Brain - check books by Oliver Sachs & Daniel J. Levitin.
  Sat. 3/30/13 6:50pm Barba Yiorgi:

Hi Revolution- yeah oud is played in most Middle Eastern countries- from Iraq through North Africa. It's unfretted and can play the microtones of Middle Eastern music. The Greek version of oud is a Laouto but it has frets and intonation is more European sounding
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 6:53pm Rob Weisberg:

Thanks Barba Yiorgi for the background!
  Sat. 3/30/13 6:55pm Barba Yiorgi:

Bouzouki and Baghlama are the two most common Greek folk string instruments, Like Middle Eastern instruments it has as you wrote, "courses", pairs of strings, 2 strings each tuned either in unison or an octave apart. The little Baghlama you heard Mavrothi play has 3 courses tuned usually D-A-D
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 6:56pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...altho' I'm not sure how much those authors get into chemistry: Sachs more about Pathology (people who get hit by lightnting & become concert pianists, for eg.s) & Levitin what even goes on in the brain w/ music in the 1st place - brainscan research & such.
...I'd certainly be interested to know about Music & Dopamine & the Pleasure Centers - endophins &tc.
- but Levitin makes point that maybe Music engages more dif. parts of the brain @ once than anything else?? (Aha!)

- Thx BY!
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 7:03pm Sigurdur:

fucking beautiful
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 7:05pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- like the IrishTrad guitarists - following Davy Graham (back only to the 1960's!)
- use D-A-D-G-A-D - ?

- 'Spanish' or 'Standard' *Guitar* tuning is E-A-D-G-B-E
- whereas Violin - & all things like it? - are G-D-A-E - I think!

...altho' Guitar in History was never Respectable (before Segovia) - ! Bach wrote for Lute or Cello, not Guitar! Guitar was - to paraphrase Austin Powers - like the Village Bicycle - everybody's had a ride! : p - so the idea of a 'Standard' tuning is perhaps historically inappropriate.
- In the American South - poor AfricanAmericans would take the wire off a broom, nail it into their shacks, & use a glass as a slide - & this was the 'Didley Bow' - hence 'Bo Didley'...Slide players often use Alternate Tunings - &tc. &tc. ...
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 7:06pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Yes! This is like Music I would imagine made real.
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 7:07pm fleep:

Wow. Thank you.
  Sat. 3/30/13 7:09pm hendrix wolfbat:

so beautiful, that song was transcendent, dancing in dreams, good title
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 7:12pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 7:13pm Uncle Michael:

This has been just a beautiful listen. Thanks to the MM Rebels.
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 7:16pm Rob Weisberg:

Thanks Michael, Hendrix Wolfbat and everyone!
  Sat. 3/30/13 7:20pm M'lynn:

Whooo, like eating fudge. Gorgeous music.
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 7:24pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Mild Mannered Rebel is the kind of thing that seems so obvious
- *once* you hear it :
- Oh Yes! :
...Just this sort of Mediterranean-Rock Fusion should be!
- Of course - ! : D
...what perfect small intimate venue regular following SummerNight dream music this would be...ah...
- Props to Rob
- as ever - Props to Engineers +
- & Thank You - Mild Mannered Rebel !
  Sat. 3/30/13 7:29pm Richard from Venezuela:

Greetings Rob and all the listeners.
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 7:32pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Buenas Noches Richard! ('Ricardo'?)
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 7:33pm fleep:

More bongo!
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 7:34pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Becoming Autumn in Venezuela, Richard?
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 7:38pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...forget the Cowbell guys! - I gotta fever & Bongos are the cure!...
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 7:42pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- Well - shoot!
...I know oud from Hamza El Din too...*der* - !!!...
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 7:43pm Rob Weisberg:

TICKET GIVEAWAY: I have two pairs of tickets available for the following concert, two bands let by the wonderful and engaging klezmer drummer Eve Sicular. If you're interested just email me via the link on this page or robw AT wfmu DOT org, thanks!

Sunday April 7 @ Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Walt Whitman Theatre, 2900 Campus Rd (near the intersection of Flatbush and Nostrand Ave.), Brooklyn: Metropolitan Klezmer and Isle of Klezbos. Daytime event: 2 pm. From the venue: "The Walt Whitman Theatre will be transformed into a Simcha Palace when these two internationally-acclaimed ensembles hit the stage with their unique interpretations of traditional Eastern European favorites, Yiddish swing and folk tunes, and original compositions." Info:
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 7:47pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- of course, IrishTrad borrows Bazouki from Greece, too...
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 7:50pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

sp.: B-o-u-z-o-u-k-i

- Thanx Again, BY!
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 7:52pm Sigurdur:

what about Columbia hey he
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 7:59pm Rob Weisberg:

True, haven't worked the Colombia angle today... it happens... although I do have something pulled, we''ll see...
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 8:05pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...or - put the other way around - the image of the Guitar as a Rebel Outlaw intrument *does* actually have a long historical background & precedent...
  Sat. 3/30/13 8:05pm Barba Yiorgi:

This Ami Sacko track is unbelievable. Is that an electric ngoni?
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 8:07pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Yeah - Thx MK : )
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 8:07pm G:

Wow, that Brasilian title is some local Brasilian lingo, haven't had to think about *that* in awhile. Vapor de Cachoeira is easy, means "Waterfall Mist."

Quixabeira is a place near Bahia, the oldest and most really African city in Brasil.

Lagoa da Camisa means "Shirt Pond" or "Shirt Lagoon". I'm figuring it must be a very locally known place in Bahia that has a waterfall with mist :) -- I haven't been in Bahia since my senior trip. (I did my senior year of h.s. in São Paulo)
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 8:08pm G:

Rob ain't lyin' about the tickets. I got a pair last week :) (I live near the venue)
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 8:14pm Rob Weisberg:

I could never lie about klezmer - especially not during Passover - !
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 8:14pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Fighting to protect Evil from the Dark Forces of Innocence
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 8:18pm Green Mountain Man Mark:

Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 8:19pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Klezmer is fun! : )
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 8:22pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I got a really good avocado from the supermarket this evening - *in New Hampshire* - !
- Must be Rob's crazy World~Latin~African~Vodoun vibrations - !
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 8:28pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

: p
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 8:30pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

'Devils of Ritual' - ??
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 8:34pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

All Killer No Filler, Rob.
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 8:50pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...still wishing for a 24hour stream of good Dub Reggae...
Avatar Sat. 3/30/13 8:52pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...or good World - for that matter...
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