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Saturday, October 19, 2013 Options
HONK! NYC: Brazilian Activist Brass Band Os Siderais

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Every October a bevy of massive marching bands from around the country and the globe squonk their way to Boston for the annual HONK! Festival of Activist Street Bands. In the growing global activist street band movement, the emphasis is on individuality and a “DIY” sensibility, in instrumentation and especially attire - often a warped / trippy send-up of high school marching band uniforms and regalia.

This week's HONK! NYC festival has been New York's HONK aftershock, with a slew of bands making musical mayhem in our streets, schools, a museum and even some regular old clubs. And the HONK! NYC after-party is live on WFMU tonight as this year's farthest-flung HONK legion, Brazil's Os Siderais, brings its uproarious din to our airwaves.

Massive thanks to HONK! NYC organizer Sara Valentine of Hungry March Band fame and Keka Marzagao for booking and chaperoning the band, respectively; and of course to our illustrious engineer Glenn Luttman and assistant / FMU uber-volunteer Tony Bonczkowski.

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Cornelius Vreeswijk: Hopplös blues Options / Poem, ballader och lite blues (Poems, ballads and a little blues) (0:00:00 )

The Movers: The Best of Away Options / Greatest Hits Volume 2 (0:04:12 )

William Onyeabor: Something You Will Never Forget Options / World Psychedelic Classics 5 / Luaka Bop / * (0:13:02 )

TAL National: Wongharey Options / Kaani / * (0:13:06 )
GIG: Mercury Lounge, 217 E Houston St. Sun Oct 20, 7 pm

Batsumi: Emampondweni Options / Batsumi (0:18:13 )

Belle and Sebastian: I'm A Cuckoo (The Avalanches Mix) Options / The Third Eye Centre / * (0:22:24 )
New collection

Spokes Mashiyane: Thaba Bosiu 1 Options / Spokes of Africa (0:27:54 )

Bahlabani: Leseke La Mpolaya Options / Leseke La Mpolaya (0:31:46 )

Soul Brothers: Bayeza Options / Various Artists: Golden Afrique Volume 3 (0:35:25 )

Enzo Avitabile and Bottari: Carry the Sun Inside Options / Save the World / Wrasse (0:39:57 )
FILM: Enzo Avitabile Music Life, directed by Jonathan Demme, opened in NY this week - it's playing at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in Manhattan.

Pietra Montecorvino: Dove Sta Zaza Options / Various Artists: Passione Soundtrack (0:43:58 )
Song written by Enzo Avitabile featured in John Turturro's film about music in Naples (there's also a song performed by Avitabile in the film)

Jaffa Road: Ana El Na (Heal Her) Options / When the Light Gets In / * (0:46:24 )

Uri Sharlin: Night Swim Options / Back to the Woods (0:49:16 )
GIGS: Uri is playing at Barbes in Park Slope three times this week: With his Dogcat ensemble on Wednesday, with fellow accordionist Yuri Lemeshev on Friday, and on our Barbes remote with clarinetist Kinan Azmeh on Saturday!

Chambinho do Acordeon: Music from the film "Gonzaga - de Pai pra Filho" Options (0:55:11 )
GIG: SOBs, 204 Varick St. Thurs Oct 24

Joaquin Pozo: Perico No Llores Options (0:58:21 )
GIG: Joe's Pub, Oct 28

Angelo Valliant: Monte Escondido Options / Angelo y Su Conjunto Modelo / Guajiro / 1980 (1:04:57 )
GIG: SOBs, 204 Varick St, Friday Oct 25th. TICKET GIVEAWAY: We have four pairs (!) of tickets for this show - just email robw AT wfmu DOT org (or use the email link on this page) and put TIX in the subject line if you would like a pair.

Os Siderais: Chambrignons Antropofagicos - Live on WFMU Options (1:15:30 )

Os Siderais: Gypsy Blues = Live on WFMU Options (1:22:26 )

Os Siderais: Frevo Song - Live on WFMU Options (1:30:03 )

Os Siderais: Live on WFMU Options (1:32:26 )

Os Siderais: Live on WFMU Options (1:39:50 )

Os Siderais: Live on WFMU Options (1:45:30 )

Os Siderais: Liberty Place - Live on WFMU Options (1:51:06 )

Riyaaz Qawwali: Mast Qalandar Options (1:57:06 )
GIG: Thurs Oct 24 at Town Hall, 123 W 43rd St: Philip Glass headlines In the Spirit, a special new music / world music benefit concert for the Garrison Institute. In the Spirit: Celebrating Music from the World’s Great Traditions Featuring Philip Glass and a star-studded multi-cultural lineup: NY premiere of Philip Glass’s Songs of Milarepa with Gregory Purnhagen & Nelson Padgett * Pomerium * Riyaaz Qawwali * Foday Musa Suso * Omar Faruk Tekbilek * Wu Man with the Scorchio Quartet. 7:30 pm Performance. Under the artistic direction of Philip Glass, In the Spirit features an extraordinary array of acclaimed musicians to celebrate the great spiritual and cultural traditions stretching from Tibet and China to Africa, the Middle East, and the West.

Parissa and Dastan Ensemble: Live Recording Options (2:07:11 )
GIG: Fri Nov 8 @ Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, 881 7th Ave

Ibrahim Tatlises: Kimizi Kurdele Options / Ayağında Kundura (2:14:22 )

Manga: kandirma kendini Options (2:17:22 )
GIG: SOBs, 204 Varick St, Mon Oct 21

Derdiyoklar Ikilisi: Dom Dom Kurşunu Options / Coban Mamos (Disco Folk) / * (2:20:17 )

Boban Markovic: Afrika Paprika Options / Gypsy Manifesto / * (2:25:45 )

Raya Brass Band: Riff Cloud Options / This Train is Now / * (2:30:48 )
GIG: Littlefield, Gowanus, Brooklyn w/ Chicha Libre on Nov 30

Demiran Cerimovic Orchestra: Demiranov Cocek Options / Various Artists: Brasslands / Meerkatmedia / * (2:34:36 )

Banda MS: El Aguila Blanca Options / La Raza Contenta (2:39:27 )

Rykukyudisko: Paradise feat. Natsuki Nakamura Options / Insularhythm (2:45:39 )
Japanese title: パラダイス feat.仲村奈月

Chanchiki Tornade: Over the Airport Options / 1st Tornade For Flying Around The World





Listener comments!

Avatar    Sat. 10/19/13 6:09pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...inclined to just jump in & be 1st to say Good Evening World ! So glad to be here ! Thx Rob !
Avatar Sat. 10/19/13 6:13pm Kristina Koffee:

Hey there Rob, RR, and everyone
Avatar Sat. 10/19/13 6:19pm Rob W:

Good evening everyone, thanks for tuning in! Hope you like the band, coming up in a bit... and we have some giveaways, info elsewhere on the page. And meanwhile, um, don't forget about our little online fundraiser for our ground-floor performance space of the not-too-distant future here at FMU, which I plan to make very good use of by the way... thanks - !
Avatar Sat. 10/19/13 6:39pm Kristina Koffee:

I heard that Litvakus is playing at Gallow Green tonight, deciding if I want to make the trek out there or not... either way, wouldn't have known if not for TSPS
Avatar Sat. 10/19/13 6:40pm Kristina Koffee:

if not for TPSP even.
Avatar Sat. 10/19/13 6:42pm Rob W:

If anyone's curious - Gallow Green is at 542 W 27th St... Litvakus is the Litvak klezmer band we had on our last Barbes remote, very interesting band...
Avatar    Sat. 10/19/13 6:51pm Mike East:

There's much I would not have known about if not for this show.
Avatar    Sat. 10/19/13 6:51pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- that was a great Show on here! ; Litvakus Live really communicated to me the festive community aspect of Klezmer w/ great energy, as well the intensity & deep serious soul in that music - a combination that resonates for me...was my take-away listening online anyhow!

...decided to move up to the $15/month level for FMU (I don't earn so much...) starting after I get paid again later this week...
- never a moment's doubt you'll put the space to good use, Rob!
Avatar    Sat. 10/19/13 6:57pm Mike East:

Nice, Rabbit! FMU motivates me to want to make more money so I can donate it....sad but true. You'd think providing for my family would be enough.
Avatar    Sat. 10/19/13 6:58pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...there is also Tribe. ; ) ...
Avatar    Sat. 10/19/13 7:00pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Once & for all :
- Art is not Ephemeral
- Art is Essential.
- If things get tough, Art sustains our Spirit.
Avatar    Sat. 10/19/13 7:02pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...& let's face it - things are always tough one way or another...
  Sat. 10/19/13 7:04pm sweet cheri:

hi rob, just checking in to say great show tonight!
Avatar Sat. 10/19/13 7:05pm Rob W:

Thanks Cheri!
Avatar Sat. 10/19/13 7:22pm Kristina Koffee:

in the same boat as you RR, there's always enough for FMU. I cancelled my cable just so I could spend my laughable earnings where it counts.
Avatar    Sat. 10/19/13 7:24pm Mike East:

I don't have cable because I don't want to pay for commercials...I pay for WFMU because there are NO commercials!
Avatar    Sat. 10/19/13 7:27pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...must have Internet (incldg FMU). Cable-schmable.
- Damn straight MikeE.
- Nice engineering w/ all these tones ! What a kewl streetband !
Avatar    Sat. 10/19/13 7:30pm Mike East:

oh if you guys could only see me dancing in the living room in front of my family....
Avatar    Sat. 10/19/13 7:40pm Mike East:

(my wife says this music brings out the Hungarian gypsy in me)
Avatar Sat. 10/19/13 7:40pm Kristina Koffee:

re: cable, wasn't up to me to have it.. but so glad its gone now. MikeE: glad to hear it!
Avatar Sat. 10/19/13 8:38pm Kristina Koffee:

Ah always love a good dose of Raya Brass Band, did anyone go to their CD release party last week at the Ukrainian Nat'l Home?
Avatar    Sat. 10/19/13 8:49pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Been listening all evening. The show was a honking success tonight.
Avatar    Sat. 10/19/13 8:58pm Mike East:

agree with ken
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