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Saturday, February 25, 2017 Options
Querido Mundo: Ani Cordero’s songs of protest, and love

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Ani Cordero is releasing a terrific - and timely - new album this month, Querido Mundo. Ani calls the album a “a love letter to a complicated world”: She takes on issues and causes like racism, immigration, feminism and more - aiming, as she puts it, “to inspire political resistance and support for social justice.” It’s also an irresistible blend of her Puerto Rican roots and other world music influences, and rock and roll.

Ani and her band join us on the eve of their album release show Sunday night February 26th at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2.

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We have tickets for three shows on offer:

1. Ani Cordero and her fabulous band - our guests on the show tonight - album release show for Querido Mundo TOMORROW (Sunday night) at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2, 196 Allen St., lower Manhattan - 1 pair available.

2. Ballake Sissoko and Vincent Segal, sublime kora and cello duets, in a World Music Institute concert at FIAF Florence Gould Hall, 55 E 59th St in midtown Manhattan, Friday March 3rd at 8 pm. 2 pairs available. Concert info here.

3. Susana Baca, renowned Afro-Peruvian singer, in a World Music Institute concert at Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St. Red Hook, Brooklyn, Friday March 17th at 8 pm. Concert info here.

To get in the running for a pair of tickets to any or all of these shows: Email me, Rob W, here, please specify first and if possible second and even third choice among the three concerts available, and please put the word "TIX" in the subject line. The deadline to enter is Sunday night at midnight except for Ani Cordero (for which the deadline is 9 pm tonight, Sat); winners will be notified later tonight for Ani Cordero and on Monday for the other two shows.

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This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Khwanta Fasawang: Lam Phaen Chao Mae 4 Hai Options / Various Artists with Dol Inthanon, Producer: Essential: Classic Isan Pops from the 70's-80's (0:00:00 Pop‑up)

Po Chalatnoi Songsoem: Toei Kiao Lao Ao Options / Various Artists with Dol Inthanon, Producer: Essential: Classic Isan Pops from the 70's-80's (0:04:10 Pop‑up)

Hongthong Daoudon: Isan Options / Bump Lam Phloen: Essential Hongthong Dao-udon (0:08:40 Pop‑up)

Khun Narin Electric Phin Band: Phom Rak Mueang Thai Options / Khun Narin Electric Phin Band II (0:11:56 Pop‑up)

Noura Mint Seymali: Tia Options / Arbina / Glitterbeat / * (0:19:27 Pop‑up)
GIG: Thursday night @ Littlefield in Gowanus, Brooklyn (rescheduled from last night)

Tamikrest: War Toyed Options / Kidal / Glitterbeat / * (0:24:14 Pop‑up)

Mdou Moctar: Adounia Ayassohen Options / Adounia Ayassohen / Otoroku / * (0:28:44 Pop‑up)
Live at Cafe Oto, UK

Awa Poulo: Djulau Options / Poulo Warali / Awesome Tapes From Africa / * (0:36:46 Pop‑up)

Sabu Doriente: Yawoye Options / Various Artists: Lost in Mali / Riverboat / * (0:40:59 Pop‑up)

Zani Diabate & The Super Djata Band: Fadingna Kouma Options / Various Artists: The Original Sound of Mali / Mr Bongo / * (0:47:49 Pop‑up)

Yemen Blues: Insaniya Options / Insaniya / * (0:56:17 Pop‑up)
GIG: Joe's Pub, Tues Mar 7, 9:30 pm

Bargou 08: Dek Biya Options / Targ / Glitterbeat / * (0:59:32 Pop‑up)

Janka Nabay: Popeneh Options / Build Music / Luaka Bop / * (1:04:32 Pop‑up)
GIG: March 27 (Mon) Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn: Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang - album release show. 8 pm.

Seun Olota: Sheri Options / Home Brew / * (1:08:13 Pop‑up)

Ebo Taylor & Uhuru Yenzu: Love and Death Options / Conflict Nkru! / Mr Bongo / * (1:12:23 Pop‑up)
New reissue

Daymé Arocena: La Rumba Me Llamo Yo Options / Cubafonia / Brownswood Recordings / * (1:21:00 Pop‑up)

Eddie Palmieri: Oyelo Que Te Conviene Options / A Man And His Music - The Sun Of Latin Music / Fania (1:25:14 Pop‑up)
GIG: March 3-4 (Fri-Sat) JALC Rose Theater, 10 Columbus Circle: Eddie Palmieri: Celebrating 80 Years 8 pm show each night.

L'Orchestre Afrisa International: Ma Fille Options / Melanie / * (1:28:45 Pop‑up)
New album revisits old classics from the late Tabu Ley and Orch. Afrisa

Ani Cordero: Vida Atrevida (Live on WFMU) Options (1:39:39 Pop‑up)
GIG tomorrow night @ 7 @ Rockwood music hall Stage 2, 196 Allen St. - enter our drawing to win a pair of tickets by emailing me via the link on this page!

Ani Cordero: Sácalo (Live on WFMU) Options (1:52:35 Pop‑up)

Ani Cordero: Piensas en Mi (Live on WFMU) Options (1:56:11 Pop‑up)

Ani Cordero: Me Tumba (Live on WFMU) Options (2:02:21 Pop‑up)

Ani Cordero: Dominas Mis Suenos (Live on WFMU) Options (2:08:30 Pop‑up)

Ani Cordero: Culebra (Live on WFMU) Options (2:12:09 Pop‑up)

Ani Cordero: Corrupcion Options / Querido Mundo / * (2:19:06 Pop‑up)

Les Amazones d'Afrique: Dombolo Options / Republique Afrique / Real World / * (2:22:25 Pop‑up)
Pre-release - due out officially soon

Systema Solar: Alo? Options / Rumbo a Tierra / Nacional / * (2:28:06 Pop‑up)

M.A.K.U. Soundsystem: Thank You Thank You Options / Mezcla / Glitterbeat / * (2:31:07 Pop‑up)

Sandwidi Pierre: Mousso Gwe Options / Le Troubadour de la Savane / * (2:36:24 Pop‑up)

Gabelo: Wokunyeya Options / Various Artists: Togo Soul 70 / Hot Casa / * (2:41:18 Pop‑up)

Don Bruce & the Angels: Ocheche (Happy Song) Options / Various Artists: Nigeria Soul Fever: Afro Funk, Disco and Boogie - West African Disco Mayhem / Soul Jazz / * (2:44:41 Pop‑up)

Girma Beyene & Akalé Wubé: Musikawi Silt Options / * (3:00:05 Pop‑up)

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.

Immigration Equality is the leading LGBTQ immigrant rights organization in the country. It provide s advice and legal services to thousands of LGBTQ and HIV-positive immigrants seeking refuge, fair treatment, and freedom in the United States. The work is truly lifesaving because there are nearly 80 countries around the world where it is a crime to be LGBTQ, with consequences up to and including the death penalty. For this reason, Immigration Equality fights to obtain asylum in the United States for LGBTQ and HIV-positive refugees - with a remarkable 99% win rate.

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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Listener comments!

Avatar 🎃 Sat. 2/25/17 6:21pm geezerette:

Wonderful music! Wish I understood lyrics,great singing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 2/25/17 6:21pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 2/25/17 6:23pm Rob W:

Good evening Bas and geezerette and everyone, thanks for listening!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 2/25/17 6:26pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Zats, some rain and lightning struck and the power went off here. Currently running on laptop battery and a nearby wifi hotspot.
Avatar 🎃 Sat. 2/25/17 6:29pm geezerette:

Hope you're warm & dry! & have candles & matches.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 2/25/17 6:29pm Bas NL:

@Ken Hope your battery will last the show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 2/25/17 6:31pm Bas NL:

Those Tuareg... always great sounds.
Avatar 🎃 Sat. 2/25/17 6:32pm geezerette:

Hey, Bas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 2/25/17 6:33pm Bas NL:

Hi geezerette!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 2/25/17 6:40pm Smilty69:

I'm bonding with my 12-year old daughter listening to the show. Thanks Rob.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 2/25/17 6:40pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, guys. I have a couple hours of laptop power and I can switch to the phone if necessary. I'm warm and dry inside with candles and such. Thanks to global warming, it's a balmy 60 out and not 20 in February. Time to go start pricing backup power options.
Avatar 🎃 Sat. 2/25/17 6:43pm geezerette:

Solar Array and a Yak.
Avatar 🎃 Sat. 2/25/17 7:27pm βrian:

That power backup looks appealing.

We got a good coating of ice on the Isthmus, but no outages, thank Bob. A reasonable 22°F now.
Avatar 🎃 Sat. 2/25/17 7:30pm βrian:

Appealing if I'm not paying, that is. Yikes!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 2/25/17 7:48pm Fox (Rā-chul):


Preach it, sister!

*standing ovation*
Avatar 🎃 Sat. 2/25/17 7:50pm βrian:

"Way, way back to the 90s" I like that. That's funny.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 2/25/17 7:52pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Yay, me! Lights are on again.
Avatar 🎃 Sat. 2/25/17 7:56pm βrian:

Thanks to the Line*an for the County!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 2/25/17 8:02pm Fox (Rā-chul):

"Life is fast - you may as well spend it, y’know?"

Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 2/25/17 8:19pm Bas NL:

Thanks Ani Cordero!
Avatar Sat. 2/25/17 8:32pm northguineahills:

My friend, Matt, had his Japanese gf detained at LAX coming back from Japan. She had a student visa, but after confiscating her phone, they found out she had a job (at a gallery). Since she wasn't authorized to work in the U.S., she was told she was barred from the U.S. for 5 years. We found some immigration lawyers and hope to mitigate this issue. Let alone the personal pain, she can't continue her grad studies.
Avatar Sat. 2/25/17 8:35pm northguineahills:

In two weeks, my Mexi wife has her second immigration interview in two years. She has spent 10s of thousands of dollars in the last two years just to make sure everything is perfect. We were nervous two years ago. Now, we don't know what to expect. Especially as I left NYC to FL looking for better work.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 2/25/17 9:01pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob! Great show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 2/25/17 9:02pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks for sharing, NGH. Hope things work out for all involved.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 2/25/17 9:02pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@ngh: Thx for the info. We need to know this.
Thx Rob !
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 2/25/17 9:02pm Rob W:

Yes, good luck NGH!
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