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Saturday, February 11, 2017 Options
Navatman Music Collective:
South Indian Ensemble Vocal Music in NYC

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The Navatman Music Collective (NMC) is a vocal group that - rather unusually - performs choral arrangements of South Indian classical music. They have a wonderful debut album out called An Untimely Joy.

Their parent cultural organization, Navatman, puts on the acclaimed Drive East Festival of South Asian music and dance at La Mama every August, as well as other events and programs throughout the year. Such as: a free family-friendly music-theatre performance, The Tales of Akbar and Birbal, featuring the NMC and their sister Dance Collective, in Queens on Sunday afternoon March 19th.

Navatman Music Collective (NMC): https://www.navatman.org/music-collective.html
NMC's album An Untimely Joy: https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/navatmanmusiccollective3
Roopa Mahadevan, Carnatic vocalist and Artistic Director of the NMC: http://www.roopamahadevan.com/
Navatman: https://www.navatman.org/
Navatman events: http://www.navatman.org/events.html
Drive East Festival: http://www.driveeastnyc.org/
Navatman: Get involved as an artist, teacher, student, or apply to perform at Drive East Festival: http://www.navatman.org/opportunities.html



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TICKET GIVEAWAYS TONIGHT!

Noura Mint Seymali and her band from Mauritania on Friday Feb 24th at Le Poisson Rouge; fado from Portugal with Gisela João in a Live Sounds concert at Pace University Schimmel Center Sat Feb 25th!


To get in the running for a pair of tickets to either show: Email me, Rob W, here, please specify first and if possible second choice among the two concerts available, and please put the word "TIX" in the subject line. The deadline to enter is Sunday night at midnight; winners will be notified on Monday.

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More info:

We have two pairs of tickets available to see Noura Mint Seymali in a concert presented by the World Music Institute at Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street in the West Village, Friday February 24th, 7 pm doors, 8 pm show.


From the presenter’s site: Noura Mint Seymali is one of Mauritania’s foremost musical emissaries and national star of the West African country. Born into a lineage of significant moorish griots, a class of traveling poets, musicians, and storytellers who maintain a tradition of oral history in parts of West Africa, Noura’s career began at age 13 as a supporting vocalist to her legendary step-mother Dimi Mint Abba. Her grandmother trained her in musical technique and Noura mastered the ardine, a traditional 9-string harp reserved for women. Having performed on stages across the world, and by collaborating with African music greats, Noura Mint Seymali has established herself as one of the next generation’s most promising artists and an unforgettable voice of Africa. “…creating a mesmerizing tension between ancient and futuristic.” – The Chicago Reader

Event info here.

We also have two pairs of tickets available to see Gisela João presented by Live Sounds in association with Fado Festival NYC at Pace University Schimmel Center, 3 Spruce Street (near the Brooklyn Bridge), Saturday February 25th at 7:30 pm.

From the venue site: Gisela João’s passionate voice is infused with the deepest essence of fado, the universally adored Portuguese blues, traditionally associated with Lisbon’s pubs and cafés, and renowned for its expressive and profoundly melancholic character. Considered one of today’s most important interpreters of fado, Gisela’s first album was universally praised and instantly reached the number one spot on the Portuguese charts. Soon after she was awarded the nation’s highest musical honor, the “Prémio Amália” awards, for Best New Artist. Her second album will be released this year. Gisela will be joined by her ensemble Bernardo Couto, Portuguese guitar; Aleixo Fado, viola, and Francisco Gaspar, acoustic bass. “Since Amalia Rodrigues – and I am weighing my words carefully – no fado singer has had the emotional range displayed by Gisela João on her impressive debut album.” - João Miguel Tavares in Time Out

Event info here.

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To get in the running for a pair of tickets to either show: Email me, Rob W, here, please specify first and if possible second choice among the two concerts available, and please put the word "TIX" in the subject line. The deadline to enter is Sunday night at midnight; winners will be notified on Monday.

Eligibility note: Priority is given to listeners who have not won tickets to see a show at the respective venues on this show (Transpacific Sound Paradise) in the past six months. But all may enter the drawings.

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This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

SES: Torre de Almasí Options / Opoñerse a Extinción / Fol Música / * (0:00:00 )

Claude & The Sensations With Noeline Mendis: City of Colombo Options / Various Artists: Sri Lanka: The Golden Era of Sinhalese & Tamil Folk-pop Music / Akuphone / * (0:04:25 )

Iva Bittova and Cikori: One Heart Options / At Home / Pavian Records / * (0:09:25 )

Hewar: In A Hurry Options / Letters To A Homeland / Dreyer Gaido (0:16:00 )
Kinan Azmeh, Issam Rafea, Dima Orsho w Djivan Gasparyan, Rony Barrak, Andreas Müller, Morgenland Chamber Orchestra

Esma Redzepova: Abre Babi Sokerdzan Options / Various Artists: Stand Up People: Pop Songs from Tito's Yugoslavia / Asphalt Tango (0:20:11 )

Husnu Senlendirici: Mastika Options / Hüsn-ü Avare / Sony (0:23:59 )
GIG: Tonight @ Drom, 85 Ave A, 10 pm

Ramazan Sesler: Ayas Yollar Options / Babadan Ogula / * (0:28:52 )

Balkansambel: Bulgariada Options / Šlamastika / Self-Released / * (0:32:06 )

Navatman Music Collective: Carnatic Song Options / Live on WFMU / Unreleased (0:51:28 )

Navatman Music Collective: Carnatic Song Options / Live on WFMU / Unreleased (1:02:55 )

Navatman Music Collective: Carnatic Song Options / Live on WFMU / Unreleased (1:17:39 )

Navatman Music Collective: A Blue Note Options / An Untimely Joy / Navatman (1:26:12 )
With Karavika

Navatman Music Collective: Offering Options / An Untimely Joy / Navatman (1:32:48 )

Navatman Music Collective: Urban Gamaka Options / An Untimely Joy / Navatman (1:39:24 )

Sarathy Korwar: Bismillah Options / Day to Day / Ninja Tune / * (1:50:33 )

Noura Mint Seymali: Suedi Koum Options / Arbina / Glitterbeat (1:59:47 )
GIG / TICKET GIVEAWAY:

To get in the running for a pair of tickets to see Noura Mint Seymali at Le Poisson Rouge on Fri Feb 24th (or fado singer Gisela Joao at Pace University Schimmel Center Sat Feb 25th): Email me, Rob W, here, please specify first and if possible second choice among the two concerts available, and please put the word "TIX" in the subject line.

TisDass: Izgharad Options / Yamedan / Sahel Sounds (2:03:09 )

Mamadou Kelly: Banyerere Options / Politiki / Clermont Music / * (2:08:33 )
GIG: May 6 (Sat) Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave: World Music Institute Presents: Ali Farka Touré Band (led bt Mamadou Kelly and Afel Bocoum) + Terakaft: Festival in the Desert - Caravan of Peace Tour.

Ali Farka Toure: Ai Bine Options / The River / World Circuit (2:14:52 )

Vieux Farka Touré : Sangaré Options / Vieux Farka Touré / World Village (2:20:52 )
GIG: April 6 (Thurs): BRIC House Media Center, 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn: Vieux Farka Toure + Innov Gnawa. 8 pm.

Dawn of Midi: Sinope Options / Dysnomia / Thirsty Ear (2:29:23 )

Ale Möller: Polska efter Pal Simon Options / Bouzoukispelman / Giga (2:39:38 )

The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc: Djävulspolskan (The Devil's Polska) Options / Deliverance / NFB Records / * (2:41:27 )

Dolunay: Yüce Dağ Başında Options / Our House / Chamsa Records (2:47:55 )
This SHOW IS NOT ABOUT DISC DIGGING! _TSP Futurama Open 2011 REV Aug 2013 (new tag from Dune) 0:52 GIG: Feb 13 (Mon) Sunny's Bar, 253 Conover St., Red Hook, Brooklyn: Oxfam Benefit for refugees: Bands, not Bans! Brooklyn Musicians Unite for Refugees. Proceeeds to benefit Oxfam’s refugee work in Syria, Lebanon, Sudan, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia and Italy. Featuring: Dolunay, Samir LanGus of Innove Gnawa, klezmer saxophonist Michael Winograd as well as Anais Mitchell and Bridget Kearney. 8 pm. Live video stream at https://www.concertwindow.com/bridgetkearney. [Dolunay is also playing at Barbes Tuesday night at 7 pm.]

Gisela João: O Senhor Extraterrestre (From the repertoire of Amalia Rodrigues) Options / Nua / Edicoes Valentim de Carvalho / * (2:54:05 )
GIG / TICKET GIVEAWAY: To get in the running for a pair of tickets to see Noura Mint Seymali at Le Poisson Rouge on Fri Feb 24th or Gisela Joao at Pace University Schimmel Center Sat Feb 25th: Email me, Rob W, here, please specify first and if possible second choice among the two concerts available, and please put the word "TIX" in the subject line.



Organizations supporting the rights of immigrants and refugees:

National Immigration Law Center: Established in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants.

National Immigration Forum: The National Immigration Forum is one of the leading immigrant advocacy organizations in the country, with a mission to advocate for the value of immigrants and immigration to the nation.

New York Immigration Coalition: The New York Immigration Coalition aims to achieve a fairer and more just society that values the contributions of immigrants and extends opportunity to all. The NYIC promotes immigrants’ full civic participation, fosters their leadership, and provides a unified voice and a vehicle for collective action for New York’s diverse immigrant communities.

Arab American Family Support Center (New York City): The Arab-American Family Support Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-sectarian organization that provides culturally and linguistically sensitive services to immigrant communities throughout New York City.

Action NYC: ActionNYC connects New Yorkers to free, safe immigration legal help. You can make an appointment to learn your immigration legal options and get immigration application assistance. There are ActionNYC sites in all five boroughs. Appointments are required. Your appointment will be in your language.

International Refugee Assistance Project: The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) organizes law students and lawyers to develop and enforce a set of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced persons. Mobilizing direct legal aid and systemic policy advocacy, IRAP serves the world’s most persecuted individuals and empowers the next generation of human rights leaders.

International Rescue Committee: The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.

Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF): AALDEF is a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans by combining litigation, advocacy, education, and community organizing. Issues / focus include immigrant rights, civic participation and voting rights, economic justice for workers, language access to services, educational equity, housing and environmental justice, and the elimination of anti-Asian violence, police misconduct, and human trafficking.

Make the Road New York (MRNY): MRNY builds the power of Latino and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services.

Make the Road New Jersey (MRNJ): Make the Road New Jersey builds the power of immigrant and working class communities in New Jersey to achieve dignity and justice through community organizing, legal and support services, transformative education and policy innovation.

The following message is being circulated on Facebook (original post here),
from Matthew Covey, directory of Tamizdat (a non-profit musical / cultural exchange organization that among other things has a service to provide visa service for international musicians coming to the US):
U.S. ARTS PRESENTERS: If you have a currently booked performance with a performing artist from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan or Yemen, please send an email with the information about the performance to matthew (at) tamizdat (dot) org. We are trying to document the immediate impact denying entry to individuals from these countries would have on cultural programming. Please indicate whether the booking can be shared with the public or not. (IMPORTANT: Information will be confidential unless you indicate otherwise, but, alas, will NOT be protected by attorney client privilege). PLEASE COPY AND REPOST.



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Email here to JOIN the TSP E-MAIL LIST for giveaways, show news!

If you want to be on an email list for special ticket and music giveaways and to hear news about upcoming specials and special events (including our remote broadcasts from Barbes in Park Slope, Brooklyn - send an email to Rob W here and be sure to write "list" in the subject line.

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/11/17 6:09pm maestroso:

Hi Rob! Finished up tomorrow's programme just in time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/11/17 6:09pm Bas NL:

Another week, another TSP! Hi Rob!
Avatar    Sat. 2/11/17 6:10pm slugluv1313:

hi Rob & everyone!
home tonight and listening :)
totally digging the totally *groovy* Sri Lankan sounds!
  Sat. 2/11/17 6:20pm Carmichael:

Heya Rob and others in paradise.
Avatar    Sat. 2/11/17 6:29pm Rob W:

Good evening everyone, thanks for listening!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/11/17 6:57pm maestroso:

Loving this!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 2/11/17 7:03pm Linda Lee:

fantastic. beautiful voices! outstanding.
Avatar    Sat. 2/11/17 7:05pm Rob W:

Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/11/17 7:24pm maestroso:

Totally amazing.
Avatar    Sat. 2/11/17 7:30pm Rob W:

Thanks Maestroso!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/11/17 7:39pm maestroso:

The harmonies add an extra thrill to this.
Avatar    Sat. 2/11/17 7:42pm Rob W:

Yes, Offering is a piece where they go outside the tradition by using vocal harmony. Of course this piece, Urban Gamaka, goes a little outside the tradition too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 2/11/17 8:03pm Scraps:

h'lo hey
  Sat. 2/11/17 8:23pm Carmichael:

Love this guitar.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/11/17 8:26pm Bas NL:

Wow, nice set!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/11/17 8:38pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Good evening, Rob and radio villagers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/11/17 8:42pm maestroso:

Oh man. Best version ever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/11/17 8:51pm maestroso:

Well, I've got this show totally starred now. Thanks Rob, this was (and is) outstanding.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 2/11/17 9:00pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob! An excellent three hours!
Avatar    Sat. 2/11/17 9:00pm slugluv1313:

WOW Rob, THANK YOU for all these resources! i will share everywhere! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sun. 2/12/17 4:06pm хтinа:

Listening from the archives.. Interesting to note that there was quite a bit of crossover appeal between bollywood/Roma music from that time period, too. Wish I understood half the lyrics in these songs but I know "A Bre Babi" was a personal one for Esma about her emancipation from child marriage, one of songs that propelled her career. Nice homage to an amazing figure in music.
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