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Saturday, February 15, 2014 Options
India: Field Recordings, New Music From Rajasthan

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This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

R. Tunzheegin: Sochi, the Capital of Songs Options / Various Artists: 2nd International Festival of Youth Songs / Melodiya (0:00:00 )

Dudu Tassa: Dalina Options / Dudu Tassa & the Kuwaitis / * (0:20:45 )
Gigs: Mar 12 @ Museum of Jewish Heritage, Mar 22 @ Le Poisson Rouge

Aziz Sahmaoui: Maktoube Options / Various Artists: Oriental Blues / Network Medien / * (0:21:35 )

Burhan Ocal & Istanbul Oriental Ensemble: Nihavent Oriental Options / Various Artists: Oriental Blues / Network Medien / * (0:22:09 )

Lili Boniche: Ya Yemma Options / Anthologie / World Village / * (0:22:51 )

Aziza Brahim: Espejismos Options / Soutak / Glitterbeat / * (0:23:24 )

Joyce: Femenina Options / Various Artists: Brazil, the Essential Album II (0:28:09 )

Angelique Kidjo: Kulumbu Options / Eve / 429 Records / * (0:31:12 )
Gig: Tonight at Town Hall, 8 pm

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars: Gbaenyama Options / Libation / Cumbancha / * (0:35:01 )
Gig: April 5, Apollo Theater / Africa Now! (w/Fatoumata Diawara & Les Frères Guissé).

Africa Negra: Bo Lega Caco Mode Bo Options / Various Artists: Telling Stories to the Sea / Luaka Bop (0:39:52 )
Vinyl Reissue of the CD of Lusophone African Music

Etoile de Dakar: Tolou Badou Ndiaye Options / Etoile de Dakar (0:45:26 )

Koudede: Adounia Options / Guitars from Agadez, vol. 7 / Sublime Frequencies / * (0:52:33 )

Barmer Boys: Kaachi Kariyo Options / At Home: Barmer Boys / Amarras / * (1:04:48 )

Kabellya Artists: Download Kalyo Kood Padiyo Mela Mein Options / Various Artists: Chammak Challo - Folk Music of Rajasthan / De Kulture (1:11:44 )

Dhols of Rajasthan: Dhols of Rajasthan Options / Various Artists: Glimpse of Rajasthani Music / De Kulture (1:15:45 )

Chugge Khan & Band: Folk Fusion Options / Rajasthan Josh / Roots of Pushkar (1:17:59 )

Sakar Khan: Train Song Number 1 Options / At Home: Sakar Khan / Amarrass (1:22:54 )

Sawal Khan: Morchang Options / Various Artists: Banko Ghodo / Amarrass (1:25:53 )

Lok Kala Sagar Sansthan Music Students, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan: Morchang and Percussion Options / Field Recording by Rob W, January 2014 (1:28:33 )

People of Deogarh: Vasanti Holiday Songs Options / Field Recording, Feb 4 2014 (1:38:59 )

Couple Playing Double Reed and Percussion: Field Recording at Amer Fort, Jaipur Options (1:40:21 )

Tetari (?) Musicians at Deogarh Mahal: Song prior to Tera Taal Dance Options / Field Recording (1:42:55 )

Jeewan Ram Bhopa: Song on Ravanhatta Options / Field Recording in Jodhpur (1:47:35 )

Ghewar Khan and Party: Message in the Wind Options / Field Recording outside Jaisalmer, Jan 2014 (1:52:23 )
Introduction by Sarwar Khan of Lok Kala Sagar Sansthan

Keyboardist at Dili Haat, Delhi: Instrumental Options / Field Recording (2:09:12 )

Milon Brass Band: Performing in Wedding Baraat Options / Field Recording, Agra, India, Jan 2014 (2:14:44 )

Manohar Brass Band: Ghoomar-Chalat Options / Various Artists: Festivals of Love - Teej and Gangaur / De Kulture (2:20:24 )

Ramzan Brass Band: Kalyo Kud Padyo Mela Mein Options / Various Artists: Band Baja / De Kulture (2:26:06 )

Vieux Farka Toure, Lakha Khan, Madou Sidiki Diabate, Barmer Boys: Meeting of the Minstrels - Desert Jam #2 Options / Various Artists: Live at the Amarrass Desert Music Festival 2011 / Amarrass (2:43:00 )
The festival was held adjacent to New Delhi’s ancient Siri Fort





Listener comments!

Avatar Sat. 2/15/14 6:27pm Sigurdur:

where's the fun
Avatar    Sat. 2/15/14 6:27pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Good to have you back. Hope things went well for you on your trip.
Avatar    Sat. 2/15/14 6:29pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- Rob's Back !!
...Rob was in India !
...DakhaBrakha were on Prairie Home Companion (of all things!) a few weeks ago...
Avatar Sat. 2/15/14 6:32pm Rob W:

Thanks and good evening everyone!
Avatar Sat. 2/15/14 6:33pm fleep:

Intrepid Rob! Neither rain nor snow nor flat tires shall stop the Paradise Express.
Avatar Sat. 2/15/14 6:35pm fleep:

@Sigurdur 34.1436° N, 118.3953° W
Avatar    Sat. 2/15/14 6:41pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...it was Jan. 18th :
prairiehome.publicradio.org...
  Sat. 2/15/14 6:43pm mike east:

Welcome back rob! Hope u had a great trip. Looking forward to hearing any new music u found
Avatar Sat. 2/15/14 6:47pm Rob W:

Thanks Mike! I will be playing a few things soon...
Avatar Sat. 2/15/14 6:56pm KristinaKoffee:

good eve everyone and welcome back Rob. Hope locals are prepared with blackout activities just in case. Just had a radio hiccup, hope it all comes through clear tonight with the weather.
Avatar Sat. 2/15/14 6:57pm katie:

you really hit the ground running tonight. great show.
  Sat. 2/15/14 7:00pm mike east:

Yeah this is quite a jam! What language r they singing?
Avatar Sat. 2/15/14 7:01pm TDK60:

This live piece by Koudede is rockin'.
Avatar    Sat. 2/15/14 7:03pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...I'm tryin' not to ☆ *everything* I like a little anymore Rob - but yer makin' it rough to reform w/ that set !...
Avatar    Sat. 2/15/14 7:09pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

MikeE - some background ? :
www.sublimefrequencies.com...
Avatar Sat. 2/15/14 7:10pm Rob W:

Thanks RR! And TDK60 too... I agree, Koudede sounds really good.
Avatar    Sat. 2/15/14 7:16pm JakeGould:

FWIW, 91.1FM is sporadically going out in Bay Ridge.
Avatar    Sat. 2/15/14 7:18pm JakeGould:

And HELLO!
Avatar    Sat. 2/15/14 7:23pm thunderish' Jay:

top notch ethnic picks congrats Rob!
Avatar Sat. 2/15/14 7:24pm Rob W:

Hi Jake, and thanks for the alert! If 91.1 is coming in okay elsewhere it may just be a temporary thing, maybe weather-related. But if anyone else is noticing any problems, let us know...
Avatar Sat. 2/15/14 7:25pm dk:

this chugge khan thing is nuts. really liking it.
Avatar Sat. 2/15/14 7:33pm dk:

i am apparently a huge fan of rajasthani music. i had no idea.
Avatar    Sat. 2/15/14 7:35pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

What is the jews-harp sounding instrument? I am picturing perhaps something like a berimbau...
Avatar    Sat. 2/15/14 7:36pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- nice recording jobs, btw !
Avatar Sat. 2/15/14 7:37pm dk:

it's actually the rajasthani jews harp: the morchang.
Avatar    Sat. 2/15/14 7:37pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

✔ : quite loud !
Avatar    Sat. 2/15/14 7:40pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- an interesting picture ? :
www.hindustantimes.com...
Avatar Sat. 2/15/14 7:41pm dk:

i have no particular desire to learn to play the morchang, but i covet one of those ones with the bird on 'em.
Avatar    Sat. 2/15/14 7:46pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...very evocative...it has me thinking of Medieval Europe by comparison - or contrast...
Avatar    Sat. 2/15/14 7:56pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...the use of harmonics on this bowed string - so much like electronic phasing or flanging; one is again reminded that India prefigured 'psychedelic' music 1,000s of years ago...
Avatar Sat. 2/15/14 8:00pm TDK60:

Rob, Did you see blue buildings in Jodhpur?
  Sat. 2/15/14 8:05pm LovecraftDude888:

the weather is just unrelenting...never seen the like....sorry distracted trying to figure out if the Stones' Steel Wheels was any good....it's ok. I'd like to go to India but afraid I'll end up 4000 pounds from the food!
Avatar Sat. 2/15/14 8:05pm Rob W:

Yep, there are a lot of blue buildings in the old city - actually it's quite pretty walking down the curving hillside road from the Mehrangarh fort, which runs alongside the old city.
Avatar Sat. 2/15/14 8:06pm KristinaKoffee:

RR well they say what has been is what will be. True in music as anywhere else. Sounds good every time round ;)
  Sat. 2/15/14 8:11pm JowM:

amazing recordings Rob, curious...what kind of recorder did you travel with...the sounds are clear and crisp...glad you are back
  Sat. 2/15/14 8:12pm LovecraftDude888:

but what about the Droll Drums? arf arf
  Sat. 2/15/14 8:12pm JowM:

and thanks for sharing all this hidden music
Avatar Sat. 2/15/14 8:14pm Rob Weisberg:

Hi JowM - I have a Sony D-50, just using the built-in mics. I did some post-production though to try to make things sound as clear as possible. But not a super pro recording setup.
  Sat. 2/15/14 8:14pm LovecraftDude888:

switched over from the Stones... so are Dhol drums special kind of drum per se? There was some concept in Arthur Machen's Welsh weird tales went by "Dholes" or "Dhole Chants" but I don't think it was nec. Indian-inspired...might have been, though can't recall now
  Sat. 2/15/14 8:16pm LovecraftDude888:

or Dol with accent over the o
  Sat. 2/15/14 8:20pm LovecraftDude888:

hm D-50 is about $500-600 retail. but looks sturdy.
  Sat. 2/15/14 8:20pm LovecraftDude888:

p.s. nevermind answered my drum question..carry on!
Avatar Sat. 2/15/14 8:23pm Rob W:

LovecraftDude888: The comparable Zoom recorder is good too (and has some extra features like XLR mic inputs) and costs a lot less - I had one of the early ones but I do like the Sony.
  Sat. 2/15/14 8:24pm LovecraftDude888:

Rob...thanks, right, Zoom makes good schtuff as well and a bit more affordable. keen! I don't have much use for one right now but will consider if I do....I'm considering a tabletop drum kit for larfs...in meantime. cannot afford a full Roland kit here. but I'm into drums and guitar, etc.
Avatar Sat. 2/15/14 8:29pm TDK60:

This brass band is hot, what rhythm.
  Sat. 2/15/14 8:29pm LovecraftDude888:

but will the dol play his dhol that's the question....
Avatar Sat. 2/15/14 8:36pm KristinaKoffee:

Loving this bird background recording. Man, would love to go birdwatching in India! That crowing rooster is native to India/SE Asia
  Sat. 2/15/14 8:52pm LovecraftDude888:

ready to order some Vindaloo if I hadn't already had dinner and wasn't snowed in!
Avatar    Sat. 2/15/14 8:59pm Ken From Hyde Park:

This was a good 3-hour show. There should be a world music stream option here. One of the folks asked Ken on his state of the station on Thursday if there could be more world music on the station.
  Sat. 2/15/14 9:00pm LovecraftDude888:

wild birds flock to me
Avatar Sun. 2/16/14 9:41am Mdurek(The_Use):

Rob! I heard this in the car, and was overtaken with endorfins
Avatar Sun. 2/16/14 9:42am Mdurek(The_Use):

I too got to go to India just last month, and performed in a suburb of Mumbai, with local tabla players, 100s of thousands of people. Brought me back!!!! Looking forward to the other editions.
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