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Saturday, October 13, 2018 Options
Doctor Nativo's Guatemaya: New Mayan-Inspired Music From Guatemala

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Guatemalan singer Doctor Nativo named his excellent debut solo album Guatemaya to honor the inspiration he gets from his home country's Mayan culture and spirituality. The album, on the esteemed Central American indie label Stonetree Records, also features Tzutu Kan. Kan raps in Tz’utujil, a Mayan language. Nativo and Tzutu are joined by an all-star crew of New York musicians for a live set on this week's show.

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This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Chang Loo: Flower Girl Options / Choong Choong (0:00:00 )

Shisars: Ichimonme No Insuke Options / Various Artists: Soundtrip (Japan) / Reise Know-How Sound (0:03:20 )

Razia Said: Filongoa Options / The Road (0:06:24 )
GIG: This Friday night (Oct 19) @ Gavin Brown's enterprise, 439 W 127th St, 8 pm

Malagasy Guitar Masters: Maro Valy Options / Volo Hazo / Buda Musique (0:09:35 )

3MA feat. Ballaké Sissoko, Driss El Maloumi, Rajery: Samedi Glace Options / Anarouz (0:13:13 )
GIG: Fri Mar 15 @ City Winery and Sat Mar 16 @ McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton (w/ Wu Man)

Sousou & Maher Cissoko: Fiti Fata Options / Made Of Music / Ajabu! / * (0:15:44 )

Vusi Mahlasela: Yiti Masotha Options / Wisdom of Fortune / Magic Move (0:24:24 )
GIG: Wed Oct 24 @ SOBs, 204 Varick St

Yamoah's Band: Wo Do Me A Bra Options / Asem Sebe (Over To You) / Coconut (0:28:23 )

Chukwudi Nwafor: Ekele Options / Ihu N'anya / Dobi Production (0:32:42 )

Alceu Valença: Bom Demais Options / Estação Da Luz / Sony (0:38:01 )

Banda de los Muertos: Arriba Mi Sinaloa Options / Banda de los Muertos / Barbes (0:47:10 )
GIG: Ghouls & Gourds Sat Oct 27 @ Brooklyn Botanic Garden w/ the Persuasions, Falu, Maracatu NY and more - plus lots of other kid-friendly and family-friendly activities

La Bandita de Mi Pueblo: Un Viejo Amor Options / La Bandita de Mi Pueblo / Pickwick (0:50:35 )

Liberacion: Como Estas Tu? (How Do You Do) Options / Con La Fuerza de Destino (0:51:32 )

Los Wemblers de Iquitos: Bola Bola en el Tres Options / Various Artists: Rough Guide to Psychedelic Cumbia / World Music Network (0:54:28 )

El Combo de Pepe: La Cumbia del Conejo Options / El Combo de Pepe (0:56:49 )

Doctor Nativo: Ay Morena (Live on WFMU) Options (1:05:11 )

Doctor Nativo: El 20 Options / Guatemaya / Stonetree / * (1:17:28 )

Doctor Nativo: Sabrosura (Live on WFMU) Options (1:25:13 )

Doctor Nativo: El Mero Mero (Live on WFMU) Options (1:29:21 )

Doctor Nativo: Original Cumbiambero (Live on WFMU) Options (1:38:34 )

Doctor Nativo: Kandela (Live on WFMU) Options (1:45:55 )

Doctor Nativo: Guatemaya (Live on WFMU) Options (1:42:27 )

Andres Landero: Tambó Tambó Options / Yo Amanecí / Vampi Soul ‎ (2:01:06 )

Balam Ajpu: Imox - Espiritu del Agua – Spirit of the Water Options / Jun Winaq´Rajawal Qíj / Tributo a los 20 Nawales / Actitud Music (2:04:33 )

Kombilesa Mi: Pa To Ma Changaina Options / ¡Así Es Palenque! / Kombilesa Mi (2:08:35 )
GIG: Thurs Oct 25 @ LIncoln Center Rubenstein Atrium, 7:30 pm, FREE

Choc Quib Town: Colombia Caribe Options / Single (2:11:25 )

Fabi World Music: Morena Options / Medellin (2:13:10 )

Sol Okarina: Flores y Vestidos Options / Planet4 (2:17:42 )

Lisandro Meza y la Banda Los Hijos De La Niña Luz: Coco Options / La Ley Del Ta / RCA (2:21:06 )

Juan Luis Guerra y 4:40: Guavaberry Options / Mientras mas Los Pienso... Tu / Karen (2:25:21 )

Paolo Flores: Refrão Da Despedida Options / Various Artists: Palop Africa / Sterns / Earthworks (2:29:48 )

Africa Negra: Bo Lega Caco Modebo Options / Best of Africa Negra 2 (2:32:24 )
Erratum: I said on the air that Africa Negra is from Angola when in fact the band is from São Tomé and Príncipe.

Bozi Boziana & L'Anti Choc: Instrumental Mayemba Options / Coup Monte / Flash Diffusion Business (2:44:41 )

Chancelier Desi Mbwese & Viva La Musica: Procès Verbal Instrumental Options / Procès Verbal / Sonodisc (2:52:37 )

Rio Mira: Ronco Canaleta Options / Marimba Del Pacifico / AYA / * (2:54:18 )
GIG: This Friday night (Oct 19) w/ Inkhay @ Flushing Town Hall

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Listener comments!

  Sat. 10/13/18 6:06pm M&K:

Lovin the groove
  Sat. 10/13/18 6:16pm Zydeco Phil:

Hell yeah
  Sat. 10/13/18 6:17pm Zydeco Phil:

I Gotta get back to Mali one of these days
  Sat. 10/13/18 6:19pm Mike:

fiti fata very nice
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/13/18 6:26pm Rob W:

Good evening and thanks everyone!
  Sat. 10/13/18 6:42pm ?:

bom demais sim!
Avatar Sat. 10/13/18 6:48pm northguineahills:

necesitaba esto, he estado enfermo
Avatar Sat. 10/13/18 6:53pm dale:

HA HA - mcmeil and mouth cover!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/13/18 6:59pm chresti:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/13/18 7:01pm chresti:

Viva La Chicha!
  Sat. 10/13/18 7:08pm Adrián:

qué buenas vibras van saliendo de mis altavoces !
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/13/18 7:17pm steveo:

These folks are great! Love the brass!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/13/18 7:18pm Rob W:

Thanks / gracias everyone!
  Sat. 10/13/18 7:23pm ekieik:

I’m so jet-lagged that I can’t spell my own name, but greetings from the Hong Kong airport! Sounds great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/13/18 7:27pm Rob W:

Greetings Ek in HK airport - !
Avatar Sat. 10/13/18 7:38pm northguineahills:

me gusta de las cumbias de las los doctor native. (crate digging in en DF y Mty was a treat for my cumbia finds....
Avatar Sat. 10/13/18 7:41pm northguineahills:

wow, spellcheck fucked that up, los doctoro nativo....
Avatar Sat. 10/13/18 7:46pm northguineahills:

I'm pretty sure I've heard verses of the Popul Vuh on WFMU before.... (also in the classic Mayan language.
Avatar Sat. 10/13/18 7:51pm Franco Twinkie:

En esta casa se llama una vela.
Avatar Sat. 10/13/18 7:57pm northguineahills:

I've always used candela instead of vela, but my espanol is only through my wife, Mty, and my wife.
Avatar Sat. 10/13/18 7:58pm Franco Twinkie:

Soy lo mismo.
Avatar Sat. 10/13/18 7:59pm northguineahills:

Used to live a block de ave, de boriquenquen, billyburg....
Avatar Sat. 10/13/18 8:00pm Franco Twinkie:

Avatar Sat. 10/13/18 8:00pm northguineahills:

Boriquen... and my Spanish via Univision, (can't multitask).
Avatar Sat. 10/13/18 8:01pm Franco Twinkie:

Oh, Williamsburg! Duh!
Avatar Sat. 10/13/18 8:02pm northguineahills:

err, borinquen...can't spell en ingles, let alone other languages....
Avatar Sat. 10/13/18 8:02pm northguineahills:

(wife is from Pachuca)
Avatar Sat. 10/13/18 8:04pm Franco Twinkie:

That is so funny, NGH. We have our own way of screwing up spanish in L.A.
  Sat. 10/13/18 8:07pm Adrián:

se dice vela y candela también
Avatar Sat. 10/13/18 8:07pm northguineahills:

Yeah, the missus gets pedantic about the misuse of Spanish and spelling, But living years in Brooklyn, I know Spanglish. I'm now in FL, and she's in Crown Heights, due to work commitments, but she now speaks English better then I.
Avatar Sat. 10/13/18 8:09pm Franco Twinkie:

And what extration are you, NGH. I can't tell with your face curtain.
  Sat. 10/13/18 8:10pm Zydeco Phil:

Landero yay
  Sat. 10/13/18 8:11pm Adrián:

¡Música en palenquero no me lo puedo creer!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/13/18 8:17pm Rob Weisberg:

Yes Adrián, Kombilesa Mi is a Palenquero hip hop band, usually backed up by traditional drums plus sometimes they'll add electric instruments in the studio like on the track I played. (Sorry that dropped out a little earlier than planned.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/13/18 8:20pm Rob W:

In addition to their free show in NY on Thurs Oct 25 @ Lincoln Center Rubenstein Atrium, Kombilesa Mi is scheduled to play Wed Oct 17 @ Old Town School of Music in Chicago and Fri Oct 19 @ Tropicalia in Washington DC.
Avatar Sat. 10/13/18 8:31pm northguineahills:

Just did my last ladybug release for my garden, yeah, I got a full ladybug beard, and am still getting them out my underwear.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/13/18 8:32pm Rob W:

Wow ngh - we recently encountered just one ladybug in Hoboken and we considered that a major event! Clearly it's a different life out there - good luck debugging!
Avatar Sat. 10/13/18 8:32pm northguineahills:

@Franco: I'm as WASP as it gets, w/o the blue blood. Almost all English-Scottish. Appalachian stock....
Avatar Sat. 10/13/18 8:37pm northguineahills:

@Rob: two weeks ago, I ordered 1500 ladybugs. They now think of my as lord of the lady bugs. When I go outside, they flock to me. (I released 250 of them per night).
Avatar Sat. 10/13/18 8:39pm Franco Twinkie:

NGH,that's just the opposite of Chresti and myself, She's Scotch - English - German and I'm a Pocho.
Avatar Sat. 10/13/18 8:43pm northguineahills:

I guess, I'd be more Scotch-English, even most of my English ancestors are originally from Scotland. The wife, is mostly Mexicatl, w/ a bit of French and Cornish (she looks indigenous, but is 5'10", due to her Euro heritage.
Avatar Sat. 10/13/18 8:44pm Franco Twinkie:

Opposites attract.
Avatar Sat. 10/13/18 8:47pm northguineahills:

yeah, I met my wife doing a dj tour in Mexico 11 years aog, after a year of correspondence, convinced her to go to grad school in NYC, and everything happened.
Avatar Sat. 10/13/18 8:47pm Franco Twinkie:

Boom! There you go.
Avatar Sat. 10/13/18 8:58pm Franco Twinkie:

Thanks Rob, good one. I will force myself to turn this thing off and go for a walk now. Device free.
Avatar Sat. 10/13/18 9:00pm northguineahills:

Thanks, Rob, been a rough week! salud!
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