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Saturday, April 6, 2013 Options

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This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Dengue Fever: Pow Pow Options / Dengue Fever / Web of Mimicry (0:00:00 )
Playing one of the opening events of the Season of Cambodia, Saturday April 13 at Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St.. Full info on this amazing multi-media festival is at

CBC Band: Tinh Yeu Tuyet Voi Options / Various Artists: Saigon Rock & Soul 1968-1974 / Sublime Frequencies (0:03:52 )

Sai Sai Mao: Maw Options / Kau Yon Phe Tang (0:15:33 )

Franklin Boukaka: Le Bûcheron Options / Various Artists: Afrique 50 ans de musique, 50 ans d'indépendances : 1960-2010 / RFI, Syllart Productions and Discograph (0:15:39 )
Featuring Manu Dibango

Manu Dibango: Dasiko Options / Manu Safari (0:19:42 )
Bella Bellow, vocals

Bombino: Azamane Tillade Options / Nomad / Nonesuch / * (0:22:27 )

Electro Bamako: Sira Options / Electro Bamako (0:26:53 )

Ramy Essam: Tartoor Options / Various Artists: Rough Guide to Arabic Revolution - Bonus Disc / World Music Network / * (0:31:56 )
Egyptian artist known for his appearances in Tahrir Square in Cairo during the 2011 Egyptian revolution.

Don Cavalli: Your And My Zundapp Options / Temperamental / Because / * (0:34:47 )

Ebony Hillbillies: Everlasting Love Options / Barefoot and Flying (0:37:37 )
Playing tonight at 8 pm at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd in Queens.

Carolina Chocolate Drops: I Truly Understand You Love Another Man Options / Leaving Eden / Nonesuch (0:39:35 )
Currently on tour - at House of Blues, Boston, MA tonight, Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, RI Sunday and four more New England dates to follow.

Jivacort Kathumba: Abale Wanga Options / Various Artists: Afrique 50 ans de musique, 50 ans d'indépendances : 1960-2010 / RFI, Syllart Productions and Discograph (0:42:40 )

Shiyani Ngcobo: Yekanini Options / Various Artists: Rough Guide to Acoustic Africa / World Music Network / * (0:48:04 )
Wonderful South African Zulu Maskanda artist who passed away last year

Riff Cohen: A Paris Options / A Paris (0:59:51 )

Hedi Habouba: Tih el Teli Options / Various Artists: Afrique 50 ans de musique, 50 ans d'indépendances : 1960-2010 / RFI, Syllart Productions and Discograph (1:02:04 )

Musicians of the National Dance Comapny of Cambodia: Bohrapha Options / Homrong / Real World (1:06:54 )
Royal Ballet of Cambodia performs "The Legend of Apsara Mera" at Brooklyn Academy of Music 7:30 pm nightly, May 2-4, part of the Season of Cambodia festival that starts this week. Festival info:

Sam-Ang Sam Ensemble: Gorgeous Seaweed Options / Music of Cambodia / World Music Institute Cassette (1:11:33 )
Sam-Ang Sam is music director for the Season of Cambodia Festival and will perform with other Cambodian traditional and court musicians at opening night festivities at the Rubin Museum 150 W 17th St on Saturday April 13 (3-5 pm)

Tai Lam Phu: Morlam Lao Options / Unreleased (Music from Laos) (1:18:29 )

Ken Dalao and Bunpheng Faiphewchai,: Lam Wao Sao Suan Taeng 2 Options / Lam.. Wao Sao Kieow Khao 1-5 (1:23:51 )
Northeast Thai husband and wife mor lam team

Daotai Muengtrang: Wan Nai Nai Phi Thai Ko Mao Options / Wan Nai Nai Phi Thai Ko Mao (1:26:03 )

The Impossibles: Sarika Ha Khu Options / Raroeng Chon (1:29:22 )
1971 EP OST (from Thailand)

Magic System: Petit Pompier Options / Various Artists: Radioclit presents the Sound of Club Secousse / * (1:31:20 )

Skeat: Dumelang Options / Various Artists: Radioclit presents the Sound of Club Secousse / * (1:35:06 )

Takashi Hirayasu: Love Song of Koza Options / A Month in Kariyushi (1:39:49 )

Aurelio Martinez: Yurumei Options / Laru Beya / Sub Pop (1:49:25 )
Playing at SOBS, 204 Varick St. Friday April 12

Lura: Tabanka Options / Eclipse (1:53:09 )

Chicha Libre: Danza de los Simpsons Options / Cuatro Covers / Barbes (2:02:22 )
Cuatro Covers EP release party at Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St., Thursday April 11, 9:30 pm

Mahala Rai Banda: Balkan Reggae - Nick Manasseh featuring Gregory Fabulous Mix Options / Balkan Reggae / Asphalt Tango / * (2:05:39 )

Senor Coconut Vs Kocani Orkestar: Usti Usti Baba Options / Various Artists: Electric Gypsyland / Six Degrees (2:08:20 )
Kocani Orkestar plays Le Poisson Rouge (with Sazet Band opening) Saturday April 27

Fanfare Tirana meets Trans-Global Underground: Shotjzovalle Options / Kabatronics / * (2:12:49 )

Koby Israelite: Peckham Rai Options / Blues From Elsewhere / Asphalt Tango / * (2:16:28 )

Eva Salina: E Davulija Options / Eva Salina / * (2:19:49 )
Eva is the opening performer, 6 pm, for our remote broadcast from Barbes, 376 9th St at 6th Ave in Park Slope, Brooklyn next Saturday April 13.

Hadar Maoz: Chaman Options / Hadar Maoz (2:28:17 )
Making her NY debut with a full-length concert at Drom, 85 Ave A Thurs April 11 and she'll play a shorter set at our remote broadcast from Barbes, 376 9th St. in Park Slope on Saturday April 13.

Meszecsinka: Kuku Options / Meszecsinka (2:30:38 )
Playing US debut concerts at Trumpets, 6 Depot Square, Montclair, NJ April 18 and Drom, 85 Ave A NYC April 19.

Budapest Bar: Holnap... Options / Tanc (2:33:05 )
NY concerts this week: Elebash Recital Hall, CUNY Graduate Center, at 365 5th Ave (at 34th Street) Tuesday; Drom (85 Ave A) Wednesday; Hungarian Consulate, 223 E 52nd St Thursday

Lili Boniche: Bambino Options / Anthologie / World Village / * (2:37:12 )

Kaila Flexer and Gari Hegedus: Ajuar de Novia Galana/Timarxou Street Dojo Options / Teslim (2:43:06 )

Zion80: Asher Bara Options / Music of Shlomo Carlebach with arrangements inspired by Fela - Live at The Sixth Street Community Synagogue
Playing April 9-11 at John Zorn's venue, the Stone, 16 Avenue C at E 2nd St (in advance of new cd Zion80 coming out this month on Zorn's Tzadik label)

Listener comments!

Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 6:04pm Bas NL:

Hello Rob!
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 6:07pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

We were discussing 'Cambodian Rocks' a bit on Jason Elbogen yesterday A.M. Thx for playing to hear!
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 6:07pm Rob Weisberg:

Greetings Bas, good evening, everyone...
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 6:15pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...relating to that...Great stuff!
  Sat. 4/6/13 6:21pm Sean in Bristol, UK:

Hi Rob and hello one and all
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 6:29pm Bas NL:

Hey Sean. Hope you enjoy this as much as i do! Great songs Rob!
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 6:32pm Rob Weisberg:

New Yorkers, I hope you can join us for a live remote at Barbes, 9th St. and 6th Ave in Brooklyn next Saturday April 13th with FIVE groups performing music of Eastern Europe, Turkey and Central Asia. Some amazing vocalists including one of Turkey's masters of Ottoman classical music. Get there early - the show starts at 6 pm!
  Sat. 4/6/13 6:34pm Sean in Bristol, UK:

Hey Bas, what part of Holland so you live in, just came back from an awesome trip to Amsterdam. Great set, Rob
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 6:40pm Bas NL:

Hi Sean; hey Amsterdam's our best bit. i'm in Utrecht, central to the Netherlands. And i'm sorry to say i only got a glimpse of Bristol passing through to the SW of the UK..
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 6:48pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

This African singer sounds like Captain Beefheart~Howlin' Wolf! : )
  Sat. 4/6/13 6:48pm Sean in Bristol, UK:

@Bas, great museum in Utrecht dedicated to clock work musical instruments, spent a very pleasurable couple of hours there
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 6:53pm Rob Weisberg:

Wow, the Utrecht clock work musical instrument museum sounds amazing. I've been to the famous Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam which has a great global musical instruments exhibit but I must confess I've never been to Utrecht!
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 6:56pm Bas NL:

@Sean: 'Van speelklok tot pierement'! Yes, that's awesome! ;) And we have a HUGE record fair twice a year, claimed to be the largest in the world!
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 6:56pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Shiyani Ngcobo beautiful
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 6:59pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

'Beyond the Beat Generation' is an online 24/7 Stream of 60's Punk (Garage Rock, whathaveyou) - kinda stuff I love - from some mad archivist in Amsterdam!: Obviously quite a place!...
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 7:00pm Bas NL:

Tivoli De Helling is 200 yards from my house... i'll go!!
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 7:02pm Rob Weisberg:

Conveniently located Bas! Bombino is pretty wild - he plays Tuareg guitar with Hendrix style.
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 7:03pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Enjoy Bas!
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 7:05pm Mike East:

i saw on a list somewhere that bombino has a special record store day release
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 7:05pm Bas NL:

@RRN63: I think i know one of the DJs there! And De Helling it is then!
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 7:13pm Brian in UK:

Good evening Rob & listeners. Syllart/Syliphone have a wonderful recorded archive of sound.
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 7:18pm Ike:

Hey hey! Was just listening while driving back from Fattal's Bakery in Paterson. Can't believe I haven't been there before. Cool place. Of course w/this music, now I want Cambodian food, which is a tall order.
  Sat. 4/6/13 7:21pm dc pat:

Great tunes! What am I doing here??
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 7:22pm Rob Weisberg:

Good evening and right you are Brian! And Ike, yes, Paterson is great for Turkish and South American food among other things... but yeah, not so great for Cambodian! For that I recommend Shirley Ave. in Revere MA (near Boston) - but that's a bit of a field trip. Otherwise see if you can find the Cambodian food truck that often parks near NYU...
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 7:26pm Brian in UK:

The gorgeous seaweed has got me fancying some laver bread and I'm not even hungry!
  Sat. 4/6/13 7:27pm dc pat:

Must make effort to catch your show more often..
  Sat. 4/6/13 7:27pm Phil:

What's going on? Why is there a an Asian couple speaking?
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 7:28pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...& this Thai singer reminds me slightly more of Indian Carnatic singers...fascinating & tasty stuff, Mr. Weisberg...
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 7:30pm Rob Weisberg:

Thanks DC Pat and Phil, that's Mor Lam, a theatrical genre from Northeast Thailand and Laos that's very talky. Even in the more modern pop versions of the genre boy/girl couple songs are very common. Like Gainsbourg and Birkin, but usually bit more polite...
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 7:30pm Ike:

Wow Brian, never heard of laver bread. At first I thought you meant lavash bread. Nope, very different!
  Sat. 4/6/13 7:32pm Phil:

I have been away from wfmu for a few years I just tuned back in and thought the station changed formats or was sold to an Asian broadcasting company
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 7:36pm Brian in UK:

Ike, it's seaweed harvested mainly in South Wales around Swansea. Eaten at breakfast with cockles (optional) bacon & eggs. Yum.
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 7:38pm Ike:

Rob, I still haven't gotten over to that Cambodian truck. Oh well, there's always Laotian and Thai food at Pho Thai Lao in Maywood NJ.
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 7:38pm Brian in UK:

It is very rich & nourishing does not appeal to everyone, deep in flavour as you would imagine coming from the sea.
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 7:38pm Rob Weisberg:

Well I will say Phil, if I ever became Program Director things would get very interesting... but don't worry, it ain't happening! You can still get your full share of the usual FMU fare from Anthrax to Z'ev, just keep tuned...
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 7:38pm Mike East:

just got the go ahead from the wife to order up some sushi. Its a good Saturday.
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 7:39pm Rob Weisberg:

Lao food in Maywood NJ you say Ike - ! Well, must check into that... thanks for the tip!
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 7:42pm Ike:

There were not a ton of Laotian dishes on the menu the last time I went, but they have very good Laotian larbs.
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 7:42pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

We need to be able to tag food comments.
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 7:42pm Brian in UK:

How are you folks fixed for Malaysian food?
  Sat. 4/6/13 7:43pm Phil:

Wfmu hasn't changed since 2009? Ok..well that's good to hear. I like the app and the ability to download shows:-)
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 7:44pm Rob Weisberg:

There was a bit of a Malaysian restaurant boom some years ago, there are even some Malaysian restaurants in suburban outposts, but the quality varies.
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 7:48pm Ike:

Brian, we have a few Malaysian places but at best, it tops out at "good, but not great" here, IMO. A friend tells me it's much, much better in Malaysia. I must go someday.
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 7:51pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Last time WFMU changed format was about two hours ago.
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 7:51pm Mike East:

SOB's is a pain in my ass. They're great guys but they're consistently putting very last minute orders...for wireless mics and the like
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 7:56pm Ike:

Some friends and I recently checked out Taste Good Malaysian in Elmhurst, Queens. The sizzling tofu was excellent but everything else was lackluster. And the noodles were lousy.
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 7:57pm Brian in UK:

Was Aurelio friends with Andy Palacio? I would never guess where that music comes from.
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 7:59pm Brian in UK:

Singapore Laksa does it for me a meal in a bowl.
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 8:09pm Ike:

Can you get good laksa in the UK? Taste Good's laksa was boring. We have much MUCH better Thai than Malaysian.
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 8:12pm Brian in UK:

It tastes OK, Ike but never having been to source who knows. I make it at home also but cheat using paste from a jar.
Time for bed methinks.
Avatar Sat. 4/6/13 8:13pm Brian in UK:

It tastes OK, Ike but never having been to source who knows. I make it at home also but cheat using paste from a jar.
Time for bed methinks.
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