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Saturday, December 14, 2013 Options
Snow Night

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We had to cancel our band La Sabrosa Sabrosura for this week due to dangerous driving conditions (they were to drive from Washington DC). Check them out live tomorrow night at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, Mon Dec 23 at Barbes in Park Slope or Sat Jan 11 at Drom in the East Village. Plus we plan to reschedule their session on our radio show, most likely for Saturday January 4.

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This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Shugo Tokumaru: Malerina Options / Port Entropy / Polyvinyl Records / 2010 (0:00:00 )

Albert Tentowani: Achifa Dukwana Options / Various Artists: Kerestina / Original Music (0:03:26 )
From Southern Mozambique

Wilson Makawa and his guitar: Bambo Siyaya Options / Various Artists: Opika Pende / Dust to Digital (0:06:41 )
78 rpm recording from Malawi

The Carter Family: Will the Circle Be Unbroken Options / Various Artists: Classic Country Music / Smithsonian Folkways (0:08:37 )

Alton and Otis: The Comforter Has Come Options / Various Artists: Noah Found Grace: Jamaican Gospel from the '60s and '70s / Social Music Records (0:12:11 )
a/k/a You Can Tell the World About This (when Simon and Garfunkel did this)

The Dark Brownies: Hlabelani Ke Bafana Options / Various Artists: Bulawayo Jazz / SWP (0:15:33 )
50s Zimbabwean band

Mahikwani Makhuvele: Ugandzibyeli Akuxonga Options / Various Artists: Kerestina / Original Music (0:16:48 )
From Southern Mozambique

Sweet Home Dames featuring Mahlathini: Akashaywa Umfazi Options / Various Artists (with Mahlathini): Indoda Mahlathini / Motella (0:20:25 )
Album title = "Mahlathini the main man"

Dobet Gnahore: Nadodo Options / Ana Neko / Broken Silence (0:23:15 )

Rokia Traoré: Sikay Options / Beautiful Africa / Nonesuch (0:25:19 )

Orchestre Veve: Sakumuna Options / Vintage Verckys / RetroAfrica (0:35:19 )

Tabu Ley Rochereau: Ekeseni Options / The Voice of Lightness Volume 2 / Sterns (0:41:00 )
Legendary Congolese singer passed away several days ago

Tabu Ley Rochereau: N'daya Paradis Options / The Voice of Lightness / Sterns (0:45:51 )
With African Fiesta

Tabu Ley Rochereau: Kinshasa Options / Babeti Soukous / Real World (0:48:46 )
With Afrisa International

Tabu Ley Rochereau: Succes African Jazz Options / The Voice of Lightness / Sterns Music / 1961 (0:52:32 )
With African Jazz

Tabu Ley Rochereau: Lisanga Ya Banganga Options / The Voice of Lightness Volume 2 / Sterns Music / 1983 (0:56:25 )
Duet with his former rival, the late great Franco - title means "Gathering of Healers"

Baloji: Karibu Ya Bintou Options / Kinshasa Succursale / Crammed Discs (1:09:41 )
GIG: Globalfest, Webster Hall, Sunday Jan 12

A J Holmes and the Hackney Empire: A13 Trunk Road to the Sea Options / Various Artists: London's Calling / Culture Clash (1:14:33 )

Eliano Braz: Rabeca Magica Do Seu Vino Options / Eliano Braz & Rabeca Do Forro / Braz (1:18:10 )
GIG: SOBs 204 Varick St, Sat Dec 21

Joel Rubin and Uri Caine: Klever Options / Azoy Tsu Tseyvt / Tzadik (1:20:26 )
GIG (Joel Rubin): Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W 68 St, Tues Dec 17

Shirim: Kozatsky 'til You Dropsky Options / Klezmer Nutcracker / Newport Classic (1:23:49 )

Panagiotis Lalezas: The Duck Options / Dimotika Dances / Cronos (1:26:07 )

Sotiria Bellou: Come You Little Baggage Options / The Rebetiko of Sotiria Bellou / Lyra (1:28:38 )

Daghan Baydu: Haydi Hindi (Deck the Halls) Options / Allaturca Santa / Muzitek (1:31:25 )

Fuat Saka: Rap Atma Options / Lazutlar / Kalan Müzik (1:33:35 )

Los Jaivas: Marcha al Interior del Espiritu Options / Todos Juntos / M&M / 1972 (1:37:45 )
From Chile

New Birth Brass Band: Santa's Second Line Options / Various Artists: New Orleans Christmas / Putumayo (1:39:52 )

Red Baraat: Dama Dam Mast Qalandar Options / Shruggy Ji / Sinj (1:44:35 )
GIG: With Dirty Dozen Brass Band! @ Highline Ballroom 431 W 16th St., Fri Jan 10

Angelique Kidjo and friends: Lady Options / Various Artists: Red Hot + Fela / Knitting Factory (1:57:40 )

Debademba: Salwa Options / Souleymane / World Village / * (2:03:10 )

Gardy Girault: Legba Options / Various Artists: Haitian Music Today / Ayiti Mizik (2:07:09 )

Eddy Gustave: Christmas Medley (Excerpt) Options / Various Artists: Mas! A Caribbean Christmas Party / Ryko (2:11:41 )

Willie Colon con Hector Lavoe y Yomo Toro: Recomendacion Options / Asalto Navideño 2 / Fania (2:14:37 )

Willie Colon con Hector Lavoe y Yomo Toro: La Murga Options / Asalto Navideño / Fania (2:19:14 )

Los Inquietos de Vallenato: Bendito Diciembre Options / Various Artists: Clasicos De Diciembre A Ritmo Vallenato / Discos Fuentes (2:25:03 )

Los Teen Agers: La Cinta Verde Options / Various Artists: El Mejor Disco de Diciembre / Discos Fuentes (2:29:13 )
"The Green Ribbon"

Michi Sarmiento y Su Combo Bravo: Cumbia Raja Options / Aqui Los Bravos! The Best of Michi Sarmiento Y Su Combo Bravo 1967-77 / Soundway (2:32:08 )

Juaneco y su Combo: Rosita y las Avispitas Options / The Birth of Jungle Cumbia / The Vital Record / * (2:34:48 )
"Rosita and the Little Wasps"

Tippie and the Clovers: Bossa Nova Baby Options / Various Artists: The Red Bird Story / Charly (2:37:08 )

Billo's Caracas Boys: Swing Con Son Options / Billo's Caracas Boys 1941-44 / Harlequin (2:39:15 )

Bab Peter: Mog Boom Boom Boom Options / Various Artists: Konkani Songs: Music From Goa Made In Bombay / Trikont (2:42:02 )

Hailu Mergia: Shemonmuanaye Options / Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument / Awesome Tapes From Africa (2:47:44 )
GIG: Playing multi-artist Barbes and Electric Cowbell label world music showcase at Drom, 85 Ave A on Saturday Jan 11.





Listener comments!

  Sat. 12/14/13 6:13pm julian:

same here (though no cool bands to cancel) snowed non-stop for the last 36 hours. got about 70cm so far. need warm sounds to melt us out.
Avatar    Sat. 12/14/13 6:18pm Rob W:

Good morning Julian! Well that's over 2 feet, isn't it? Not quite like that here... more like 4-6 inches. But I would have been nervous having a band from Mexico driving in that mess up the NJ Turnpike. Maybe if they were from Michigan instead...
Avatar    Sat. 12/14/13 6:18pm katie:

you've got us beat Julian. The Carter family always warms the home.
Avatar    Sat. 12/14/13 6:22pm glenn:

wow. that's a lot of snow.
  Sat. 12/14/13 6:24pm julian:

It's got me beat too, Katie!

Enjoying these warming sounds though, thanks Rob!
Avatar    Sat. 12/14/13 6:26pm Fredericks:

Love this stuff.
Avatar    Sat. 12/14/13 6:28pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...work over, central heating, nutrition, vino tinto - Transpacific Sound Paradise ! Blessed am I.
Avatar    Sat. 12/14/13 7:05pm Mike East:

man, I just spilled vino tinto on my radio zombies shirt.
  Sat. 12/14/13 7:05pm Karen in Sleepy Hollow:

Love this! Thanks for playing "Lisanga Ya Bangana"!
Avatar    Sat. 12/14/13 7:06pm Rob Weisberg:

Thanks everyone and good evening... and sorry to hear that Mike but such are the hazards of a snowy Saturday night at home...
Avatar    Sat. 12/14/13 7:08pm glenn:

spill some tomato sauce on top of the vino. no one will ever know.
  Sat. 12/14/13 7:09pm julian:

This Rochereau is DEFINITELY doing the trick. Unfortunately, I really have to go outside soon and shovel some more.....'I may be some time'.....
Avatar    Sat. 12/14/13 7:11pm Mike East:

I broke out the oxyclean and changed into a Beatles shirt. Good evening to all.
  Sat. 12/14/13 7:20pm Karen in Sleepy Hollow:

So happy this snow closed the shop early and I could listen with you all. Sticking to beer here, much easier to wash out.
Avatar    Sat. 12/14/13 7:37pm JakeGould:

I have snow problem listening to any of this now. Snow good! I mean, so good!
Avatar Sat. 12/14/13 7:37pm zeer:

what a killer track :D
  Sat. 12/14/13 7:38pm p.moss:

Karen what kinda shop you got
Avatar    Sat. 12/14/13 7:39pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...maybe if you dye the whole shirt w/ wine, it'll just be one new consistent color - ??...
Avatar    Sat. 12/14/13 7:40pm Rob W:

Yes Karen, people may be up for some Christmas shopping in Sleepy Hollow - !
Avatar    Sat. 12/14/13 7:43pm Mike East:

@RevRabbit - not a bad idea, but that seems like a waste of good wine
Avatar    Sat. 12/14/13 7:57pm maestroso:

Hi Rob!
Man, that last track was intensely awesome.
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