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Saturday, May 31, 2014 Options
Oumar Konate - Smoldering Electric Guitar from Northern Mali

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The Songhai towns of Northwestern Mali are a hotbed of brilliant guitarists. The late great Ali Farka Toure is still the Songhai guitar king - but now Oumar Konate is making waves with his big, bold sound. As Pop Matters put it: Oumar "shreds like a demon".

The young Malian marvel is touring behind his first international release, Addoh (Clermont Music), an intense album recorded as political strife ripped apart his home region. Oumar hits NYC Friday June 6 at Meridian23 in Chelsea. (And he'll be back on tour in the US this fall - watch for dates.) But once again we get the Garden State exclusive - Oumar Konate and his blistering band right here on WFMU!

Special thanks to Chris Nolan of Clermont Music, and especially to our illustrious engineer Dan Barker and assistant Andrew Chugg.

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This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Aris San: Mish Mash Options / Dam Dam / CBS (0:00:00 )

Sarit Hadad: Kshe'ani... Options / Kmo Sinderella (0:04:14 )

Asia Dub Foundation: Flyover Options / Tank (0:06:37 )
GIG: Aug 8 (Fri) Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park Bandshell, Prospect Park West at 9th St: Asian Dub Foundation performs a live soundtrack to the film THX 1138 / Taylor McFerrin. 7:30 pm.

O Quadro: Ta Amarrado Options / Various Artists: Brazilian Bass:Inner City Tropical Soundblast / Farout / * (0:14:21 )

Ana Tijoux: Somos Sur Options / Vengo / Nacional / * (0:17:17 )
GIG: July 9 (Wed) Central Park Summerstage, Rumsey Playfield, 72 St. Mid-Park: Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) presents Beatnuts + Ana Tijoux + Bodega Bamz + legendary hip-hop DJ / producer Tony Touch. 6-9 pm.

Eva Ayllon & Inti-Illimani Historico: Arroz Con Cocollon Options / Eva Ayllon & Inti-Illimani Historico / Feria (0:20:31 )

Las Cafeteras: El Chuchumbe Options / It's Time / * (0:24:59 )

Ani Cordero: Choferito (Trio Armonico, 1930s Puerto Rico) Options / Recordar / La Nana / * (0:27:47 )
GIG: Ani will be playing on my Make Music NY Summer Solstice Remote live from Meridian23, 161 W 23rd St. in Chelsea, Saturday June 21!

Antonio González (El Pescailla): Levantate Options / Various Artists: Gipsy Rhumba / Soul Jazz / * (0:30:57 )

La Troba Kung Fu: Calor Calor Options / Clavell Morenet (0:33:53 )

Leroy Broussard: Lemonade Song Options / Various Artists: Cajun Classics (0:36:58 )

La Chiva Gantiva: Para Arriba Options / Viva / Crammed Discs / * (0:44:35 )

Ikebe Shakedown: Chosen Path Options / Stone By Stone / Ubiquity / * (0:48:05 )

Oumar Konate: Henibombey (A Swindle is No Good) Options / Addoh / Clermont / * (0:56:34 )
GIG: Meridian23, 161 W 23rd St., Friday June 6, 9:30 pm

Oumar Konate: Maya Maya (Live on WFMU) Options (1:00:49 )

Oumar Konate: Ir Ganda Hassara (Live on WFMU) Options (1:08:48 )

Oumar Konate: Chanku Shara (Live on WFMU) Options (1:15:05 )

Oumar Konate: Bisimillah (Live on WFMU) Options (1:21:41 )

Oumar Konate: Addoh (Live on WFMU) Options (1:34:18 )

Imharhan Timbuktu: Amassakoul 'n' Ténéré Options / Akal Warled / Clermont Music / * (1:41:49 )
The Voyager in the Desert

Alhousseini Anivolla: Kammo Tarhanin Options / Anewal / The Walking Man (1:46:23 )
Guitarist from Etran Finatawa

Tinariwen: Emajer Options / Emmaar / Anti- / * (1:50:49 )
Touring UK & Continental Europe late June through the end of August - see

Cambodian Space Project: When Are You Free Options / Whiskey Cambodia / * (1:58:19 )

Onuma Singsiri: Lam Plearn Toe Lhong Tong Options / Various Artists: The Sound Of Siam Volume 2: Molam & Luk Thung from North East Thailand 1970-1982 / Soundway / * (2:01:38 )

Angkanang Kunchai with Ubon-Pattana Band: Lam Plearn Kiew Hak Options / Isan Lam Plearn / Em / * (2:04:28 )
New anthology

Phimpha Phonsiri: Nong Daeng Chai Dieow Options / Rak Num Re Nang (2:07:43 )

Saksiam Petchchompu & Pornsurapon Petchseethong: Jeb Jing Jeb Jai Options / Various Artists: The Sound Of Siam Volume 2: Molam & Luk Thung from North East Thailand 1970-1982 / Soundway / * (2:10:22 )

Lata Mangeshkar: Meri Gali Mein Aaya Chor Options / Various Artists: Swinging Year of Seventy / Saregama (2:14:03 )
From the 1970 Hindi Popular Film Dharti

Onnik: Amets Goray Options / Just For You - Featuring the Oud of John Berberian / Ani Records (2:17:49 )

Pece Atanasovski: Sitna Lisa Options / Makedonski Narodni Ora (Macedonian Folk Dances) / 1979 (2:21:29 )

Earth Wheel Sky Band: India Rroma Options / Waltz Rromano / Asphalt Tango (2:25:48 )

Chugge Khan & Band: Helo Mharo Suno Ji Options / Rajasthan Josh / Roots of Pushkar (2:33:11 )

Cyclobe: The Woods Are Alive with the Smell of His Coming Options / Wounded Galaxies Tap at the Window (2:42:13 )
Music Bed For Concert Listings

Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang: Feba Options / En Yay Sah / Luaka Bop (2:48:46 )
GIG: Janka and his new band will be our guests in the studio next Saturday, June 7th - and later that night they play at Secret Project Robot, 389 Melrose St., Bushwick, Brooklyn

Listener comments!

Avatar Sat. 5/31/14 6:16pm thunderish' Jay:

hi Rob
Avatar Sat. 5/31/14 6:21pm thunderish' Jay:

whats happening?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/31/14 6:24pm davex:

Good evening Rob and everyone...
Avatar Sat. 5/31/14 6:26pm Rob W:

Good evening Thunderish' Jay, Davex and everyone!
Avatar Sat. 5/31/14 6:29pm thunderish' Jay:

nice selection .. takes nothing but a few good ... if u are a good selector in life you will succeed
Avatar Sat. 5/31/14 6:29pm thunderish' Jay:

no matter what subject you master
Avatar Sat. 5/31/14 6:31pm thunderish' Jay:

Avatar Sat. 5/31/14 6:33pm thunderish' Jay:

i would like to have a show called "the alley of agreement"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/31/14 7:05pm davex:

Happy (belated) birthday as well, Rob!
Avatar Sat. 5/31/14 7:09pm Rob W:

Thanks davex!
Avatar Sat. 5/31/14 7:24pm thunderish' Jay:

wow this is lovely
Avatar Sat. 5/31/14 7:26pm Rob W:

Thanks very much Thunderish' Jay...
Avatar Sat. 5/31/14 7:31pm thunderish' Jay:

enjoyin a glass of cherry liquor and a choco waffle, cheers Rob
Avatar Sat. 5/31/14 7:35pm thunderish' Jay:

and Oumar and fellow band 4 sure!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 5/31/14 7:37pm Todd76Pct:

Rob: Big thanks for this and all that you do. Thanks to everyone involved in making this music. Couldn't ask for better Saturday Pm wind-down music,
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/31/14 7:39pm davex:

Fine performance tonight!
Avatar Sat. 5/31/14 7:44pm Rob W:

Thanks Todd76Pct and everyone!
Avatar Sat. 5/31/14 7:51pm slugluv1313:

good evening, Rob and listeners! wonderful show tonight, as usual! (i agree with Todd76Pet -- perfect Saturday pm wind-down music!) ESPECIALLY loving this music from Oumar Konate -- WOW! THANK YOU, Rob!!!
Avatar Sat. 5/31/14 7:53pm Rob W:

Thanks slugluv!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/31/14 8:02pm davex:

European links always appreciated, thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 5/31/14 8:19pm Todd76Pct:

@slugluv and the whole WFMU community: Thank you all. Loved WFMU for years. Lean times for me. Will spare y'all the stories. I just rejoined the pledgers after not renewing during the drive. this year. I listen almost every day and couldn't stand posting without a heart...TSP is a classic reason why I love WFMU!!!
Avatar Sat. 5/31/14 9:16pm slugluv1313:

@Todd76Pet -- can totally relate! lean times here too -- was FINALLY able to pledge to WFMU this year! not paid off in full yet, but getting there :) and yes, TSP is a MAJOR reason why so many of us love WFMU!
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