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Saturday, June 17, 2017 Options
Back in the Saddle

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This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

The Bats: Satellites Options / The Guilty Office / Arch Hill Recordings (0:00:00 Pop‑up)

The Mutton Birds: Dominion Road Options / The Mutton Birds / Virgin (0:04:55 Pop‑up)

Look Blue Go Purple: Circumspect Penelope Options / Bewitched / Flying Nun (0:08:47 Pop‑up)
On Brian Turner's show Tuesday at 3 on WFMU: A New Zealand extravaganza with Roger Shepherd (founder of Flying Nun Records), Hamish Kilgour of The Clean, and Francisca Griffin of Look Blue Go Purple.

Kamerunga: Lime Juice Tub Options / Worlds Kaleid / KAM (0:14:47 Pop‑up)

Eliades Ochoa: El Reto Options / Guajira + Mas Guajira / Tumi Music (0:20:42 Pop‑up)

Mokoomba: Kulindiswe Options / Luyando / Out | here records / * (0:24:54 Pop‑up)

Ed Sheeran: Bibia Be Ye Ye Options / Divide (+ Deluxe) / Atlantic (0:29:16 Pop‑up)
Recorded with Fuse ODG (a South Londoner of Ghanaian descent) in Ghana. The title (in Twi) means "All will be well."

Kenya Prisons Band: Momi Ye Momi Boiyboiyet Options / Tribal Songs Of Kenya / Polydor (0:33:34 Pop‑up)
Sung in Kipsigis. I picked this up at Dutch Vinyl in Melbourne, Australia, in the Abbotsford section which along with neighboring Fitzroy has a lot of record shops, cafes, restaurants (including vegan), and other things young - and middle aged and old - Bohemians like.

Bhundu Boys: Pombi Options / Friends on the Road / Cooking Vinyl (0:36:42 Pop‑up)

Bahari Boys: Simba Guruma Options / Various Artists: Hits of Africa Volume 1 / Polydor (0:42:55 Pop‑up)
This comps was another Dutch Vinyl Pickup - a new store, but they had just come into a big collection of African vinyl. I believe this lovely tradition-inspired track is also on the Soundway compilation Kenya Special Volume 2 under a slightly different name - though I'd need to listen to confirm that...

L'Orch. Dar International: Rufaa Ya Kiko Options / Various Artists: Urgent Jumping! East African Musiki Wa Dansi Classics (0:46:50 Pop‑up)
Another lovely tradition-inspired East African track from circa early 70s.

Oumar Ndiaye Xosluman: Ndangane Sambou Options (1:01:33 Pop‑up)
GIG: TONIGHT: Issyra Gallery 300 Observer Highway at 9 pm - wonderful artists - we saw him there last night - in an amazing space full of African traditional and modern art, art by great local artists and more - including a current show of remarkable work by collage artist extraordinaire Gigi Keenan - check it out!

Oumar Konaté: Maya Options / Live in America / Clermont / * (1:05:30 Pop‑up)

Oumou Sangaré: Fadjamou Options / Mogoya / No Format! / * (1:07:39 Pop‑up)

Amani Djoni: Probleme de Coeur Options / Face à Face / Musiki (1:11:56 Pop‑up)

Janka Nabay: Game Ova Options / Build Music / Luaka Bop / * (1:17:01 Pop‑up)

Sorie Kondi: Yu Mama Options / Thogolobea / Dutty Artz (1:21:28 Pop‑up)

Kasai Allstars & Orchestre Symphonique de Kinshasa: Kapinga Yamba Options / Around Félicité (Soundtrack to the film by French-Senegalese director Alain Gomis) / Crammed Discs / * (1:25:21 Pop‑up)

BaBenzele Pygmy Musicians (Recorded by Louis Sarno): Song of Joy After the Hunt Options / BaBenzele Pygmies (1:31:36 Pop‑up)

Gudju Gudju: Bulmba Gadjan Options / David Hudson Presents Gudju Gudju (Rainbow) - Gudju Gudju - Songs Inspired by the Tjapukai Language (1:34:59 Pop‑up)

Budal Lardil: Buthamar Options / Songs of Mornington Island / Larrikin (1:40:12 Pop‑up)

L. Hortobâgyi / Gayan Uttajak Orchestra: A Sudduli Appu Options / Aeon / Arka Sound (1:42:51 Pop‑up)

Tumuena Dance Group: Rhythms of the Cook Islands Options / Cook Island Chants & Songs / Voyager (1:48:32 Pop‑up)

Te Vaka: Lukitau Options / Te Vaka Beats / * (1:52:07 Pop‑up)
Musicians from Tokelau, Tuvalu, Samoa, Cook Islands, and New Zealand - based in New Zealand.

Jose Pires and group: Makikit Options / Various Artists: Tata Hateke Ba Dok / Tradisom (1:55:19 Pop‑up)
Music from Timor, recorded in Melbourne Australia for a Portuguese-based project

Fernando Santes de Castro: Mount Ramelau Options / Various Artists: Tata Hateke Ba Dok / Tradisom (1:58:09 Pop‑up)
Recorded in East Timor

Mario Boavida and group: Cowboy Options / Various Artists: Tata Hateke Ba Dok / Tradisom (2:01:43 Pop‑up)

Kini Quartet: E Wawata Options / Under the Sun / Zodiac (2:02:46 Pop‑up)

Tohu: Moe Hurihuri Options / Mauriora / Flax Wax (2:11:23 Pop‑up)
Based in Wellington, NZ (circa 1998)

Ssing Ssing: Minyo Medley Options / Live Recording (2:15:37 Pop‑up)
GIG: June 26 (Mon) Central Summerstage, Rumsey Playfield, 72nd St. Mid-Park: Year of the Ox + Ssing Ssing + Coreyah. 6-10 pm (not sure if first band starts at 6 or 7).

Systema Solar: Tumbamurallas Options / Rumbo a Tierra / Flowfish Records (2:19:28 Pop‑up)

Juana Molina: Los Pies Helados Options / Halo / Crammed Discs / * (2:23:07 Pop‑up)

Faiz Ali Faiz and Titi Robin: Chambe de Booti Options / Jaadu / Accords Croisés (2:30:39 Pop‑up)

NuNu: Turcească Options / Con Alma / Tiptoe/Enja (2:36:24 Pop‑up)

The Jewish Monkeys: Post Midlife Dance Options / High Words / Greedy for Best Music / * (2:42:53 Pop‑up)

Wahid: India Options / Resonance / * (2:47:14 Pop‑up)
I mistakenly credited Wahid on-air as an "oudist" but in fact it's a duo (based in LA) - Dimitris Mahlis on oud and vocals and Chris Wabich on tuned frame drums and percussion.

Paito y los Gaiteros de Punta Brava: Live excerpt Options (2:57:26 Pop‑up)
GIGs: Monday night at 9:30 at Barbes in Park Slope; Saturday night at 9 pm at Terraza 7 in Elmhurst, Queens

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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.

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/17/17 6:03pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob! Good you are back!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/17/17 6:05pm Rob W:

Hi Bas and everyone, thanks for listening. It has been a while, hasn't it... Big thanks to Donna for filling in the last four weeks!
Avatar Sat. 6/17/17 6:06pm glenn:

this bats is great.
  🎃 Sat. 6/17/17 6:09pm tadpoles:

Kiwi Time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/17/17 6:12pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Is this a new Pop program ?? Wull - it's real good...
Avatar Sat. 6/17/17 6:31pm katie:

Thanks for the Kiwi set! I hope Oskar and Moritz are listening to their influence.
Avatar Sat. 6/17/17 6:34pm glenn:

huh. ed sheeran's better than i thought.
Avatar Sat. 6/17/17 6:38pm katie:

That might be the best song Glenn.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/17/17 6:42pm Rob W:

Yes, the Ed Sheeran song was a bit of a ringer!
Avatar Sat. 6/17/17 6:44pm glenn:

oh. oh well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/17/17 6:49pm deesat:

Hi Rob n gang. Listening here as I clean my cats' litter box. Music is great! but this still stinks.
Avatar Sat. 6/17/17 7:02pm katie:

collage mosaics. feminist mandalas
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/17/17 7:05pm Smilty69:

Welcome back, Rob. Great background music for my family's Father's Day BBQ. Thanks and Happy Father's Day guys.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/17/17 7:53pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Just great. Missed ya!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/17/17 8:06pm Bas NL:

Ahh, that was East-Timorese! Special!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/17/17 8:27pm Bas NL:

Wow.. great set developing here!
Avatar Sat. 6/17/17 8:30pm lisa:

Kinda loving on Ssing Ssing now. Thanks Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/17/17 8:42pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Welcome back, Rob. Donna aired some great fill-ins in your absence, but it's also fun hearing your selections again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/17/17 8:58pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob!
  Sat. 6/17/17 8:59pm Karen in Sleepy Hollow:

Thanks Rob! Good to have you back
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