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Saturday, January 6, 2018 Options
Drunken Foreigner Band:
Mind-Blowing Musical Excursions Inspired By Laotian and Isan Thai Music

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Drunken Foreigner Band plays cathartic double-neck-electric-phin-driven psych-rock workouts inspired by music of northeast Thailand and Laos.

Interest in this music has grown in recent years both inside and outside of Thailand. This Vice article / segment provides a good introduction: http://tiny.cc/vice-isan-music.

The band, featuring members of Sunwatchers, Invisible Circle and other adventurous Brooklyn outfits, celebrates the release of debut full-length LP White Guy Disease on Electric Cowbell Records with two live showcases pegged to the annual APAP arts booking conference:

They'll be at Secret Project Robot in Bushwick on Friday night January 12th along with The Messthetics, Mourning A BLKstar and Yotoco.

And they're one of eight great globally-inspired bands playing the Secret Planet showcase at Drom, 85 Ave A. in the East Village on Saturday night January 13th. Also on the bill: Christylez Bacon & Nistha Raj's Bhairavi Beatbox / Kaleta & Super Yamba Band / Bulla en el Barrio / / Mourning A BLKstar / Combo Chimbita / Anbessa Orchestra / Hearing Things.

(Friday night’s showcase is produced by Electric Cowbell and Multiflora Productions; Saturday night’s showcase is produced by Electric Cowbell / Multiflora Productions and Barbès.)

Massive thanks to our illustrious engineer Tom Unish!

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new, *** = special)

Ava Rocha: Você Não Vai Passar Options (0:00:00 MP3 | )
GIG: globalFEST @ BB King's Sun Jan 14

La Dame Blanche: Romantica Options (0:03:15 MP3 | )
GIG: globalFEST @ BB King's Sun Jan 14

Jupiter & Okwess: Musonsu Options (0:06:28 MP3 | )
GIG: globalFEST @ BB King's Sun Jan 14

El Combo Chimbita: Luz Options / Abya Yala (0:14:46 MP3 | )
GIG: Secret Planet APAP Showcase @ Drom Sat Jan 13

Coreyah: Born Wrong Options (0:18:41 MP3 | )
GIG: Sori APAP Showcase Sat Jan 13 @ Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2

Super Yamba Band: Control Per Capita Options (0:22:33 MP3 | )
GIG: Secret Planet APAP Showcase @ Drom Sat Jan 13 (Kaleta with Super Yamba Band)

Delgres: Lanme La Options (0:29:17 MP3 | )
GIG: globalFEST @ BB King's Sun Jan 14

Yemen Blues (Ravid Kahalani): Um Min al Yaman Options / Yemen Blues (0:34:29 MP3 | )
GIGs: Joes Pub - Jan 9, 13, 16, 17

Red Baraat: Tunak Tunak Tun Options / Bhangra Pirates / Rhyme & Reason (0:39:02 MP3 | )
GIG: SOB Sat Jan 13 as part of APAP Winter Jazzfest which takes place in many venues Fri Jan 12 and Sat Jan 13

Chartwell Dutiro and Timbila: Chikende Options / Sadza with the Head of a Mouse (0:50:31 MP3 | )
GIG: World Music Revel APAP Showcase at Parkside Lounge, Friday Jan 12

Yotoco: La Brujita Options (0:59:08 MP3 | )
GIG: Electric Cowbell / Multiflora Showcase @ Secret Project Robot Fri Jan 12

Drunken Foreigner Band: Akha (Live on WFMU) Options (1:08:52 MP3 | )
GIGs: Showcases Friday night Jan 12 @ Secret Project Robot and Sat. night Jan 13 @ Drom with lots of other bands - see above

Drunken Foreigner Band: Interview Options (1:16:07 MP3 | )

Drunken Foreigner Band: Bingo's Blow (Live on WFMU) Options (1:21:41 MP3 | )

Drunken Foreigner Band: White Guy Disease (Live on WFMU) Options (1:26:46 MP3 | )

Drunken Foreigner Band: Chocolate Sunglasses (Live on WFMU) Options (1:37:16 MP3 | )

Drunken Foreigner Band: Farang Mao (Live on WFMU) Options (1:42:54 MP3 | )

Ifriqiyya Electrique: Qaadrii - Salaam Alaik - Massarh Options / Rûwâhîne / Glitterbeat / * (1:57:52 MP3 | )

Les Filles de Illighadad: Jori Options / Eghass Malan / Sahel Sounds / * (2:05:53 MP3 | )

Sherita: Yaniyor Mu Yeil Kushkun Options / Live at Golden Fest 2017 (2:14:54 MP3 | )
In WFMU's Free Music Archive, https:// www.freemusicarchive.org
Golden Fest 2018 is Fri Jan 12 and Sat Jan 13 @ Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn - info at http://goldenfest.org/

Ihtimanska: Arazbar Options / Live at Golden Fest 2017 (2:18:52 MP3 | )
In WFMU's Free Music Archive, https:// www.freemusicarchive.org
Golden Fest 2018 is Fri Jan 12 and Sat Jan 13 @ Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn - info at http://goldenfest.org/

Glas: Sedai Marko Options / Live at Golden Fest 2017 (2:21:24 MP3 | )
In WFMU's Free Music Archive, https:// www.freemusicarchive.org
Golden Fest 2018 is Fri Jan 12 and Sat Jan 13 @ Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn - info at http://goldenfest.org/

Eva Salina and Peter Stan: Saraca Inima Mea Options / Live at Golden Fest 2017 (2:24:14 MP3 | )
In WFMU's Free Music Archive, https:// www.freemusicarchive.org
Golden Fest 2018 is Fri Jan 12 and Sat Jan 13 @ Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn - info at http://goldenfest.org/

Peter Lyster: Tapan Chuka Options / Live at Golden Fest 2017 / *** (2:28:56 MP3 | )
In WFMU's Free Music Archive, https:// www.freemusicarchive.org
Golden Fest 2018 is Fri Jan 12 and Sat Jan 13 @ Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn - info at http://goldenfest.org/

Blato Zlato: Zaliubih Si Edno Libe (Through the Marsh) Options / Live at Golden Fest 2017 (2:32:30 MP3 | )
In WFMU's Free Music Archive, https:// www.freemusicarchive.org
Golden Fest 2018 is Fri Jan 12 and Sat Jan 13 @ Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn - info at http://goldenfest.org/

Niva: Salzi Ronya / Snosti Sum Libe Options / Live at Golden Fest 2017 (2:39:27 MP3 | )
In WFMU's Free Music Archive, https:// www.freemusicarchive.org
Golden Fest 2018 is Fri Jan 12 and Sat Jan 13 @ Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn - info at http://goldenfest.org/

Balkan Peppers: Topansko Oro Options / Live at Golden Fest 2017 (2:43:37 MP3 | )
In WFMU's Free Music Archive, https:// www.freemusicarchive.org
Golden Fest 2018 is Fri Jan 12 and Sat Jan 13 @ Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn - info at http://goldenfest.org/

Max's New Hat: Doli Goca Options / Live at Golden Fest 2017 (2:47:57 MP3 | )
In WFMU's Free Music Archive, https:// www.freemusicarchive.org
Golden Fest 2018 is Fri Jan 12 and Sat Jan 13 @ Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn - info at http://goldenfest.org/

Balkan Fields: Topansko Oro Options / Live at Golden Fest 2017 (2:49:25 MP3 | )
In WFMU's Free Music Archive, https:// www.freemusicarchive.org
Golden Fest 2018 is Fri Jan 12 and Sat Jan 13 @ Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn - info at http://goldenfest.org/

Kavala Brass Band: Patrunina Options / Live at Golden Fest 2017 (2:54:11 MP3 | )
In WFMU's Free Music Archive, https:// www.freemusicarchive.org
Golden Fest 2018 is Fri Jan 12 and Sat Jan 13 @ Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn - info at http://goldenfest.org/

Black Masala: Chaje Shukarije (Beautiful Girl) Options / Live at Golden Fest 2017 (2:58:21 MP3 | )
In WFMU's Free Music Archive, https:// www.freemusicarchive.org
Golden Fest 2018 is Fri Jan 12 and Sat Jan 13 @ Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn - info at http://goldenfest.org/





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Organizations supporting the rights of immigrants and refugees:

(For more suggestions see https://www.bustle.com/p/9-immigration-organizations-to-donate-to-if-you-want-to-support-daca-recipients-80757.)

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. 1/6/18 6:01pm Bas NL:

Hey Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 1/6/18 6:02pm Ricky:

Hey, happy to be here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 1/6/18 6:39pm Bas NL:

You've got some fantastic sounds going on Rob! :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 1/6/18 6:47pm Doobois:

Seconded! It's keeping the cold far, far away.
Avatar Sat. 1/6/18 6:56pm βrian:

Trying to read this playlist is like walking into a blizzard. Except that the soundtrack is superlative.
Avatar Sat. 1/6/18 7:02pm βrian:

For example, are we to infer that the Drunken Foreigner Band is playing live on tonight's show? I'm-a just confused.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 1/6/18 7:06pm Webhamster Henry:

A band my band plays with a lot, Andes Manta, is also playing at APAP.
Avatar    Sat. 1/6/18 7:08pm Rob W:

Thanks Henry. Good evening everyone! βrian: Yes - Drunken Foreigner band is tonight's live musical guest.
Avatar Sat. 1/6/18 7:09pm βrian:

And now I know how to pronounce "phin!"
  Sat. 1/6/18 7:22pm Paddy MeBoy:

These guys rule!
  Sat. 1/6/18 7:41pm Paddy MeBoy:

What did he say the meaning of White Guy Disease is? I want to make sure I don't have it.
Avatar    Sat. 1/6/18 7:43pm Rob W:

I think basically playing fast and loud doesn't necessarily mean it's good! Although I'd need to roll back the tape to confirm that...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/6/18 7:43pm Jim McHugh:

White Guy Disease -- the musical simplex, at least -- is when one mistakes speed and volume for intensity and quality.
  Sat. 1/6/18 7:44pm Paddy MeBoy:

The better half explained that it was "confusing intensity with loudness and speed"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/6/18 7:45pm Jim McHugh:

There are lethal social, psychic and political simplexes running rampant these days; they are to be quarantined and combated whatever the cost.
Avatar    Sat. 1/6/18 7:45pm Rob W:

Thanks Jim!
  Sat. 1/6/18 7:46pm Paddy MeBoy:

Hmmm... sounds like the hardcore pink scene lol.
  Sat. 1/6/18 7:47pm Paddy MeBoy:

*punk
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/6/18 7:52pm coelacanth∅:

this is hot!

...(or is it cool...i'm not the expert)
  Sat. 1/6/18 7:54pm Marcel M:

great show
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 1/6/18 7:57pm Bas NL:

That Phin is great! Very typical thai sound.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 1/6/18 7:58pm Bas NL:

Thanks Drunken Foreigner!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/6/18 8:01pm Jim McHugh:

Thanks @Bas NL! Many thanks to Rob and Engineer Tom for makin this happen! We love TSP!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/6/18 8:12pm coelacanth∅:

heh "dr.bronners style"!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/6/18 8:17pm Scraps:

Contrariwise, playing slow and quiet doesn’t mean you’re being thoughtful, spooky, etc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/6/18 8:18pm Scraps:

(Not, of course, talking about the band now)
  Sat. 1/6/18 8:27pm Carmichael:

Finally, hello Rob and those of you.
Avatar    Sat. 1/6/18 8:28pm Megaroni:

Happy New Year TPSP! What a great kick off to 2018, many thanks Rob
Avatar    Sat. 1/6/18 8:30pm Rob W:

Thanks Megaroni, Carmichael and everyone, and a belated Happy New Year!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 1/6/18 8:36pm northguineahills:

Digging this Blato Zlato!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 1/6/18 8:37pm Bas NL:

Me too! And great recording work!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 1/6/18 8:40pm Bas NL:

Reminds me of Le Mystere du Voix Bulgares i had the pleasure to see a couple of months back..
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 1/6/18 8:47pm Drunken Creep:

Enjoying this snare tone, along with the fine musicianship!
Avatar    Sat. 1/6/18 8:49pm Rob W:

Good call Bas - that's a Bulgarian song - Blato Zlato (which means "Swamp Gold" in Bulgarian - they're based in New Orleans), focus a lot on Bulgarian repertoire.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 1/6/18 8:53pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Rob. More fun coming next week, I'm sure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 1/6/18 8:56pm Bas NL:

Somehow Bulgarian traditional style always shows.. i think it's beautiful!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 1/6/18 8:57pm maestroso:

Man, this is great stuff! Thanks Rob!
Avatar    Sat. 1/6/18 8:57pm slugluv1313:

wonderful show, Rob -- THANK YOU!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 1/6/18 8:59pm Smilty69:

Fantastic show, Rob! Thanks
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 1/6/18 8:59pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/6/18 9:09pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Rob and drunken foreigner band!

tchau
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