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Saturday, November 1, 2014 Options
Xylouris-White - New Dimensions in Drum and (Cretan) Lute

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George Xylouris, brilliant laouto (lute) player from the Greek island of Crete, and Jim White, visionary drummer with Australia's Dirty Three among others, have joined forces. On their debut album Goats (Other Music), Xylouris-White deftly deconstruct traditional style songs from Crete as well as taking off on fully modern improvisatory journeys. Hear the full dynamic range of Xylouris-White live tonight on WFMU!

Xylouris White play their last NY show of the current tour this Thursday (Nov 6), 8 pm, at Berg'n Restaurant, 899 Bergen St in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. After that they head off to Western Europe for dates in November and December. Tour dates at the bottom of their Other Music label page, here.

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Boom Pam: Ein Galim Options / Manara and Summer Singles (0:00:00 )

Replikas: Cicek Dagi Options / Biz Burada Yok Iken (0:03:39 )
Turkish folk song also performed in the 1960s by Erkin Koray as well as many, many traditional artists

Neşet Ertaş: Cicek Dagi Options / Sozlu Oyun Havalan (0:06:19 )

Xylouris Ensemble: Maleviziotis Options / Drakos / HiGloss (0:16:17 )

Mariza Koch: To Dentraki Options / Ase Me Na Taksidepso (0:24:48 )

Fuat Saka: Ay Vuriyi Options / Lazutlar / Kalan Müzik (0:27:49 )

Oppa Novy God: Kurwa w Grzybah Options / Zhe / Som-Media (0:31:48 )
From Russia

Litvakus: Blaybt Unz Gezunt Options / Raysn - The Music of Jewish Belarus / * (0:35:20 )

Kal: Nazen e Gadze Options / Romology / ARC Music / * (0:38:41 )

Wollesen, Haffner, Naujo / Rasa Rasa: Dobilio Options / Rasa Rasa / * (0:49:11 )

Frigg: Vieriva Options / Polka V (0:54:33 )

Xylouris-White: Suburb Options / LIve on WFMU (1:01:35 )

Xylouris-White: Rizitika Song (Live on WFMU) Options / Live on WFMU (1:14:16 )

Xylouris-White: Old School Sousta Options / Live on WFMU (1:25:19 )

Xylouris-White: The Bells + The Wind (Medley) (Live on WFMU) Options (1:35:11 )

Quraishi: Jananna Options / Mountain Melodies / Evergreene Music (1:53:59 )

Sakina: Berxam (My Lambkin) Options / Roye Mi - Songs From Kurdistan / ARC Music / * (2:02:52 )

Kavita Shah: Rag Desh (Alaap, Gat, Meltdown) Options / Visions / * (2:05:54 )

Narayan Nath & Chota Nath: Jhanjhariya Options / Various Artists: Pushkar - The Holy Land of Brahma the Creator / De Kulture (2:14:13 )

Langha Khan Group: Duha Song (recorded in Barnawa) Options / Various Artists: Rajasthan Street Music / Sublime Frequencies / * (2:18:26 )

Nijam Langha Khan: Dhun Song (recorded in Barnawa) Options / Various Artists: Rajasthan Street Music / Sublime Frequencies / * (2:26:38 )

Sunny Jain: Basa Bhagwaan Options / Taboo / BJU Records (2:29:52 )
Vocals: Achyut Joshi, Sheetal Karhade

Arun Ramamurthy Trio: Simple Joys Options / Jazz Carnatica / * (2:37:41 )

Andy Milne and Dapp Theory: Hopscotch Options / Forward in All Directions (2:56:24 )

Antonio González (El Pescailla): Se Te Olvida Options / Tiritando / VampiSoul (2:57:06 )

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/1/14 6:11pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob!
Avatar Sat. 11/1/14 6:14pm Rob W:

Hi Bas, hi everyone, thanks for listening! Hope you can stick around for the performance by Xylouris-White at the top of the hour. I'm giving away tickets for their show (in Crown Heights, Brooklyn on Thursday at a new place, Berg'n in Crown Heights. Email me with TIX in the subject line if you'd like to be in the running for a pair of tickets.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/1/14 6:22pm íkє:

Hello hello!
  Sat. 11/1/14 6:28pm marmalade kitty:

Good evening Rob and all!
Avatar Sat. 11/1/14 6:29pm Rob W:

Hello hello hello!
  Sat. 11/1/14 6:30pm testingwithfire:

cold rainy Sat nite, happy to have an excuse to stay in and listen to TSP
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/1/14 6:34pm maestroso:

Wow, great music Rob! Missed your show, being away, for a couple of weeks...
  Sat. 11/1/14 6:46pm marmalade kitty:

Rob did you get the Maria kotsiri CD that DJ Julie kindly took for me to give to you?
Avatar Sat. 11/1/14 6:46pm Megtran:

Great Show Tonight!!!!
Avatar Sat. 11/1/14 6:51pm Rob W:

Thanks Megtran, Marmalade Kitty and everyone. Marmalade Kitty - I guess I better check my mailbox!
  Sat. 11/1/14 6:52pm testingwithfire:

you know, some of us Internet listeners would be willing to pay for Monty Hall livestreams. Just sayin'.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/1/14 6:55pm Bas NL:

Good suggestion testingwithfire!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/1/14 7:05pm hola-soymilk:

Beautiful sounds!
  Sat. 11/1/14 7:06pm David:

Good stuff. Requesting some Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister.
Thanks for the great show.
  Sat. 11/1/14 7:09pm marmalade kitty:

If you have pledge to the station then you already have payed I would have thought.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/1/14 7:11pm Bas NL:

Hey! Xylouris-White are playing 200 yards from where i live on November 21st! Booking now!
  Sat. 11/1/14 7:31pm marmalade kitty:

awesome lute and drums and a nice interview, to boot!
Avatar Sat. 11/1/14 7:39pm Rob W:

That's right Bas, right on your doorstep! If anyone's curious other tour dates are here:
  Sat. 11/1/14 7:48pm listener monica:

this is so so great! but we just can't do brooklyn...
Avatar Sat. 11/1/14 7:52pm dk:

i'm a pretty huge dirty three fan, so it's great to hear jim white working in another context. he seems like a bit of an under-acknowledged genius.

also, this final xylouris-white song is just perfect. love it.
  Sat. 11/1/14 7:54pm jon:

amazing live music program
  Sat. 11/1/14 7:56pm marmalade kitty:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/1/14 7:57pm Bas NL:

Looking forward to seeing Xylouris-White on stage! Great music!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/1/14 8:00pm katie:

Beautiful. Makes me want to head to Crete...
Avatar Sat. 11/1/14 8:03pm Rob W:

Oh Katie, really? Well perhaps that can be arranged... and Bas, enjoy the show in Utrecht, tell them you heard it here first - !
  Sat. 11/1/14 8:08pm marmalade kitty:

We Brits always seem to hit Greece in the summer time suffering from seasonal affected disorder, just for some sun! But I hear the best time to visit is in November when the flowers come out all over the mountains and pleins!
  Sat. 11/1/14 8:08pm dennis diken:

splendid show Rob!
Avatar Sat. 11/1/14 8:12pm Rob W:

Thanks Dennis! MK - Katie and I were last in Greece in October (2012) actually and you'd think I'd remember but I don't remember if the flowers were in full force yet!
  Sat. 11/1/14 8:17pm marmalade kitty:

apparently, we've just had the warmest halloween on record! ?
  Sat. 11/1/14 8:22pm marmalade kitty:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/1/14 8:33pm northguineahills:

NYC hasn't had a frost yet, let alone a freeze, but it should get down to 37F/3C Sunday night.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/1/14 8:40pm maestroso:

Good lord, this Sunny Jain is awesome!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/1/14 8:40pm Fuzzy:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/1/14 8:47pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Ace Mr. Weisberg ! - As Ever ☆
- every track rewarding & Live performers always a true Treat ( - & no Tricks !)

...random reflections re Xylouris-White ;
- Pretty sure what he was saying about Tuning was it's like a Violin : the lowest strings *in tone* on a Guitar in standard tuning - EADG - in reverse order - GDAE ; can be confusing to say 'low' or 'high' because that could mean in Tone or in Location on the neck !
Dirty Three features Violin, of course, so that's an obvious connection. I'm pretty sure I've heard Yardbirds riffs in their stuff - which makes it a small world as far as *my* 'background' !...
...W/ the Course of strings on the laouto - it can remind somewhat of a 12-string guitar. When paired w/ a 'Rawk' drummer - I can't help but think of the Byrds - & they of course were influenced by Shankar & Coltrane (notably influenced by Shankar & Babatunde himself anyhow) & all manner of things, & instrumental in ushering in Psychedelia & improvisational & modal elements into Rawk : not so far from this !
...I have a Smithsonian CD of what I suppose is their best guess about Ancient Greek Music : the approach to Scales & Timbres is pretty different form what we are generally used to now : it sounds sort of stereotypically 'Ancient Egyptian' (to my untrained ear anyhow)
- altho' Crete was & probably is distinct from Greece anyhow...They both of course have immensely deep & Ancient Mystical Ritual Traditions that involved Music & Dance ; not sure how that relates precisely ! - but crosses my mind hearing this rich & evocative Music w/ somewhat minimal instrumentation of one drummer & one stringed player...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/1/14 8:59pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob!
  Sat. 11/1/14 9:01pm marmalade kitty:

Thanks Rob!
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