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Transpacific Sound Paradise
Saturday, August 26, 2017
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Come to our fall live events in Hoboken and Jersey City!
• Saturday September 9th: Live broadcast from Issyra Gallery, 300 Observer Highway, Hoboken:
Martin Vejerano’s NYC Gaita Club (deep flute and drum traditions from Colombia's Caribbean Coast); Tuki Buki Trio featuring Smokey Hormel, Ngor Jallow and Issa Sow (shimmering West African songs); Maracatu NY (driving northeast Brazilian style percussion) and Akoko Nante Ensemble (Powerful West African style drumming) Issyra Gallery is an amazing space, it must be seen to be believed, jam-packed - floor to ceiling - with traditional African art and contemporary art. Info about the space and photos at: http://www.hobokenafricanartgallery.com/ .
Free admission, free WFMU swag!
• Thursday October 12th: HONK NYC! at WFMU’s Montgomery Hall, 7:30 to 11 pm
with Damas de Ferro (electrifying all-female brass band from Brazil), New Creations Brass Band (New Orleans second line power), Pussy Grabs Back (a bombastic brass band response to the State of the Union), the Balkan-inspired revelry of Veveritse Brass Band and the first-ever Montgomery Hall appearance by NYC’s first and finest agit-brass leviathan, Hungry March Band!
Get your tickets now at http://tiny.cc/honknyc-wfmu-ticketfly !
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This Week's Playlist:(* = new)
Navatman Music Collective:
/ An Untimely Joy
GIG: at Navatman's Drive East Festival, Dixon Place, 161 Chrystie St. on the Lower East Side, Sunday (TOMORROW) afternoon at 2.
Emilsen Pacheco y su Bullerengue Tradicional de San Juan de Urabá:
/ Mi Tambor es Mio
/ Sonidos Enraizados
GIGs: Tonight starting around 7:30 at C'mon Everybody, 325 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn; Sunday evening workshop and performance at Starr Barr, 214 Starr St., Brooklyn: Monday night at 9 at Barbes, 376 9th St., Park Slope, Brooklyn; Tuesday night at Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane St., Elmhurst, Queens at 8 pm.
/ Innov Gnawa (Live at Xoomba Loft, Brooklyn)
GIGs: Threes Brewing, 333 Douglass Street, Brooklyn, Sun Aug 27 (tomorrow) at 8 pm; C'mon Everybody, 325 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn Fri Sept 1 at 11 pm; Fri Sept 15 at Barbes, 376 9th St. in Park Slope at 10 pm, and opening for Group Doueh at Le Poisson Rouge, Fri Sept 29 at 8 pm.
Kasai Allstars & Orchestre Symphonique de Kinshasa:
/ Around Félicité (Soundtrack to the film by French-Senegalese director Alain Gomis)
/ Crammed Discs
Kasai Allstars also appear in the film, which won the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival 2017
/ Various Artists: Pozee Rhythm
GIG: SOBs Thursday night Aug 31: SOBs, 204 Varick St: Soca show with Lavaman, Orlando Octave, Voice, Mr Legz and more. 11 pm.
Kantchi Gar Kalhonè
/ Ethiopiques 26: Mahmoud Ahmed & The Imperial Bodyguard Band
/ Buda Musique
GIG: Sept 15 (Fri) Town Hall, 123 W 43rd St: World Music Institute and Le Poisson Rouge present: Mahmoud Ahmed + Hailu Mergia at 7 pm.
/ Sousoume Tamachek
/ Sahel Sounds
GIG: Sept 28 (Thurs) Lincoln Center Rubenstein Atrium, Broadway between 62nd and 63rd St: Mdou Moctar. 7:30 pm. Free admission but get there early to make sure you can get in. Plus Thursday October 5th at Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St., Red Hook, Brooklyn (with Drunken Foreigner Band, who are inspired by music of NE Thailand, opening)
75 Dollar Bill:
/ Wood Metal Plastic Pattern Rhythm Rock
/ Thin Wrist Recordings
GIG: Opening for Group Doueh at WFMU's Monty Hall, 43 Montgomery St., Jersey City NJ., Sat Oct 7 at 8:30 pm
/ Zayna Jumma
/ Sublime Frequencies
GIG: WFMU's Monty Hall with 75 Dollar Bill Sat Oct 7th; also at Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St in Manhattan with Innov Gnawa Fri Sept 29th
Amir El Saffar / Rivers of Sound:
/ Not Two
/ New Amsterdam Records
GIG: Sept 8 (Fri) Lincoln Center Rubenstein Atrium, Broadway between 62nd and 63rd St: Amir ElSaffar and Brooklyn Raga Massive: Outside (In)dia. 7:30 pm. Free admission but get there early to make sure you can get in.
Sat. 8/26/17 6:04pm
Nice tropical vibe, fab Rob :)
Sat. 8/26/17 6:05pm
Thanks Megaroni, good evening everyone!
Sat. 8/26/17 6:10pm
Sucker for Farsisa sound.
Sat. 8/26/17 7:42pm
This sounds great!
Sat. 8/26/17 7:44pm
Thanks for breaking the silence ἶkε!
Sat. 8/26/17 7:44pm
I'm late! Hi Rob and all!
Sat. 8/26/17 7:44pm
I want Farsisa w/ Farfisa!
Sat. 8/26/17 7:49pm
Dave from MN:
Rob - Great show! Loved the Hailu Mergia song, Reminded me a lot of Getatchew Mekurya.
Sat. 8/26/17 7:55pm
Oh now I feel guilty for poking... but thanks everyone for listening! I did a 2-6 am overnight show, summer of 1984, on WMFO in Medford Mass and I was never quite sure if anyone was listening!
Sat. 8/26/17 8:30pm
Must be a very musical family. the Moctar's?
Sat. 8/26/17 8:41pm
Wow to 75 Dollar Bill.
Sat. 8/26/17 8:44pm
Thanks Bas, agreed, 75 Dollar Bill is quite something!
Sat. 8/26/17 8:49pm
That will be a great party downstairs, October 7th!
Sat. 8/26/17 8:50pm
I have loved your show for so many years Rob Weisberg. Thank you! Transpacific Sound Paradise is so amazing!
Sat. 8/26/17 8:52pm
Sat. 8/26/17 8:53pm
Ken From Hyde Park:
Many thanks for the selections tonight. I was in the grocery store enjoying the show via the phone app.
Sat. 8/26/17 8:59pm
Mon. 8/28/17 5:21pm
v enjoyable show this week - a good one for doing creative work done. definitely lookin' forward to that 75 Dollar Bill show @ Monty for sure.