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Saturday, July 21, 2018 Options

Yvette Saatchi Perez of NYC's avant-rocking retro-Iranian band Mitra Sumara introduces the band's album Tahdig
and spins vintage Iranian tracks

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Iran had a vibrant popular music scene in the 60s and 70s that was snuffed out by political and social upheaval.

Yvette Saatchi Perez and her band Mitra Sumara revisit the sounds of pre-revolutionary Iran - blending Iranian traditional melody and rhythm with with rock, soul, pop, and more.

Yvette's musical resume includes avant-pop projects Birdbrain and H*E*R. And Mitra Sumara's lineup includes musicians drawn from New York's improv and experimental music scenes.

We'll find out what led Yvette to Iranian music on this week's show. She'll introduce us to Mitra Sumara's excellent debut album Tahdig and spin some of the vintage Iranian music that inspired the band too.

This Week's Playlist:

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Qntal: Vedes Amigo Options / Qntal III: Tristan und Isolde (0:00:00 )

Hrdza: Priatel' Options / Hajnajnanyja (0:06:59 )

Mitra Sumara: Helelyos Options / Tahdig / Persian Cardinal Recordings / * (0:23:40 )

Mitra Sumara: Bemoon Ta Bemoonam Options / Tahdig / Persian Cardinal Recordings / * (0:32:58 )

Mitra Sumara: Shahre Paiz Options / Tahdig / Persian Cardinal Recordings / * (0:38:52 )

Pooran: Shahre Paiz Options / Various Artists: Rangarang: Pre Revolutionary Iranian Pop / Vampi Soul (0:43:13 )

Mitra Sumara: Gol Bi Goldoon Options / Tahdig / Persian Cardinal Recordings / * (0:50:48 )

Mitra Sumara: Mosem-e Gol Options / Tahdig / Persian Cardinal Recordings / * (0:59:02 )

Sattar: Gole Sangam Options / Video from Al Dear Video Center (1:04:29 )

Hayedeh: Shabe Eshgh Options / Shabe Eshgh (1:09:56 )

Leila Forouhar: Kalaghaye Khabarchin Options / Various Artists: Rangarang: Pre Revolutionary Iranian Pop / Vampi Soul (1:17:35 )

Aghasi: Mehr O Vafa Options / Naneh Nemat (1:22:46 )

Shohreh: Dokhtare Mashreghi Options / Dokhtare Mashreghi (1:26:45 )

Googoosh feat. Martik Shaer: Shaer Options / Nimeh Gomshodeh Man (1:30:21 )

O-Hum: Darvish Options / Nahel-e-Heyrat (1:34:49 )

Mitra Sumara: Manoto Options / Tahdig / Persian Cardinal Recordings / * (1:47:13 )

Mitra Sumara: Kofriam Options / Tahdig / Persian Cardinal Recordings / * (1:47:59 )

Salieu Suso: Sidi Yellah Options / Various Artists: Badenya / Smithsonian Folkways (1:53:40 )
GIG: TONIGHT and Friday July 27 at 10 pm at Issyra Gallery, 300 Observer Highway, Hoboken

Cheick Hamala Diabaté: Den Den Options (1:59:21 )
GIG: Friday night July 27 @ Celebrate Brooklyn, opening up for Tinariwen

Kasse Mady Diabate: Hera Options / Kiriké / No Format (2:06:51 )

Viavy Chila: Garamazo Options / Various Artists: Varietes, Malagasy 8 (2:13:18 )

Jupiter & Okwess: Musonsu Options / Kin Sonic (2:19:44 )
GIG: Opening for Femi Kuti & Positive Force Sunday afternoon July 29 @ Central Park Summerstage, Rumsey Playfield, 3 pm

Tinariwen: Chet Boghassa Options / Amassakoul / World Village (2:23:24 )
GIG: Friday night July 27 @ Celebrate Brooklyn

Mark Ernestus' Ndagga Rhythm Force: Jigeen Options / Yermande / Ndagga (2:32:23 )
GIG: Aug 17 @ Pioneer Works in Red Hook

Danyel Waro: Familia Options / Monmon (2:38:58 )

Min Xio Fen: Misterioso Options / Mao Monk and Me / Aftab Records / * (2:45:03 )
GIG: Tomorrow (Sunday night) July 22 @ 7 at Pieir

Faramarz Aslani: Age Ye Rooz Options / Occupation of The Heart (2:55:06 )
GIG: Saturday Night July 28: Faramarz Aslani accompanied by Babak Amini + KIOSK + Habibi @ Lincoln Center Out of Doors (FREE)

Habibi: Nedayeh Bahar Options / Cardamom Garden double 7" / * (2:58:27 )
GIG: Saturday Night July 28: Faramarz Aslani accompanied by Babak Amini + KIOSK + Habibi @ Lincoln Center Out of Doors (FREE)



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Listener comments!

Avatar Sat. 7/21/18 6:04pm Sig:

Let's do this.. Time 000+ there where I am now, Rob at controls and officly Sun da Y
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 7/21/18 6:10pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 7/21/18 6:28pm Bas NL:

That was a GREAT track!
  Sat. 7/21/18 6:30pm Thursday Fernworthy:

Yaaaaaassss Alice ❤️❤️❤️
  Sat. 7/21/18 6:33pm D&L:

Hi rob. Great time last night. Glad that the band made it to FMU studio today. Sounds great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 7/21/18 6:34pm woj:

digging this!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 7/21/18 6:34pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

This is so cool to hear about Yvette's search for her roots. And, an Alice Cohen animated video, too?!?!? I am thrilled to learn about this wonderful band!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/21/18 6:35pm Rob W:

Hi and thanks everyone!
  Sat. 7/21/18 6:35pm ike:

Listening in Tuxedo NY! Sounds good!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/21/18 6:35pm Rob W:

Hello Tuxedo!
Avatar Sat. 7/21/18 6:37pm Sig:

en.m.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Sat. 7/21/18 6:37pm Sig:

Great movie/just saying
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 7/21/18 6:38pm maestroso:

Just joined, Hi Rob! Hello Yvette! I think I need this album.
Avatar Sat. 7/21/18 7:35pm Jack:

the movie "Persepolis" - with Iggy Pop as the voice of Uncle Anoush!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 7/21/18 7:42pm Bas NL:

Thanks Yvette!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/21/18 7:51pm Smilty69:

Good evening, Rob and friends! Great set, Yvette! Thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 7/21/18 7:55pm Megaroni:

Greetings TPSP! Thanks to you playing Jupiter & Okess on your show I saw them perform at metro Tech, incredible
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/21/18 8:00pm JakeGould:

How many weekends of rain has NYC/NJ had to deal with this year? Because I’m bummed.
  Sat. 7/21/18 8:11pm SeanG:

great show Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/21/18 8:18pm Rob W:

Oh yes Megaroni, they're great! Actually I think I'm going to play Jupiter & Okess tonight - they're playing again, opening up for Femi Kuti Sunday afternoon July 29 @ Central Park Summerstage. Oh and thanks Sean!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 7/21/18 8:58pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob! Great show!
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