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Martín Vejarano on Cumbia River Band's debut LP Río

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Colombian-born, NY-based multi-instrumentalist, composer, folklorist, musical explorer Martín Vejarano has championed music of Colombia in NYC with La Cumbiamba NY, Chia's Dance Party, and NYC Gaita Club. He joins us to introduce his newest project, one that goes to the heart of Colombia's most famous music: The Cumbia River Band.

The Cumbia River Band celebrates the vinyl (and digital) release of its excellent debut LP Río with a show Friday November 30th at 10 pm at Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane St in Elmhurst, Queens. Terraza 7 is a hotbed for new musical explorations with roots in the Spanish speaking world.

Martín joins us on tonight's show to introduce songs he wrote for the album, plus we'll hear how the band has transformed some cumbia classics.

Please follow Cumbia River Band and give them a like on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CumbiaRiverBand/ - thanks!

Links:

Martín Vejarano's website for all his projects including Cumbia River Band as well as LaCumbiambaNY, Chia's Dance Party and Gaita NYC: https://chiamusic.com/

Cumbia River Band's album Río can be purchased on vinyl here: https://www.chiamusic.com/store#/

Cumbia River Band's album Río can be purchased digitally here: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/cumbiariverband (plus it can also be found on Amazon, via Spotify etc.)



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TICKET GIVEAWAY TONIGHT to see The Klezmatics performing Woody Guthrie’s Happy Joyous Hanukkah - A Celebration, with special guest Susan McKeown, at Murmrr Theatre, 17 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, Sunday night December 2nd at 8.

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To get in the running for a pair of tickets: Email me, Rob W, here, and please put the word "TIX" in the subject line. Deadline to enter is tomorrow night (Sunday) at midnight. Two pairs of tickets are available. Anyone may enter but this will be a weighted giveaway (scroll down for more info). Winners will be notified by Monday.

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Description:

The Klezmatics celebrate Yiddish culture at the time of year when candles and family warm the dark nights. As outspoken human rights advocates, their Hanukkah celebration embraces audiences of all cultures and backgrounds.
The songs featured in “Woody Guthrie’s Happy Joyous Hanukkah" are based on "lost" Guthrie lyrics set to new music composed by the Klezmatics.

Special guest Irish singer/songwriter Susan McKeown who has been called “the most strikingly original woman singer” in Celtic music.

Show info: https://www.murmrr.com/event/1750054-klezmatics-brooklyn/.

The artists on facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Klezmatics/

https://www.facebook.com/Susan.McKeown.Sings/

The Klezmatics also perform Woody Guthrie’s Happy Joyous Hanukkah at SOPAC in South Orange NJ on Thurs night Nov 29, at Troy Music Hall (near Albany) Sat night Dec. 1, and at Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck NY on Sat night Dec 8. Info and links for all these shows are here: http://klezmatics.com/events/.

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To get in the running for a pair of tickets: Email me, Rob W, here, and please put the word "TIX" in the subject line. Deadline to enter is tomorrow night (Sunday) at midnight. Two pairs of tickets are available. Winners will be notified by Monday.

Note: Anyone may enter but this will be a weighted giveaway with preference as follows: First preference to listeners who have never won tickets on this show. For those who have won tickets on this show in the past, priority be based on the amount of time that has passed since the last time you have won tickets on this show (in other words, the longer it's been since you last won tickets on this show, the better your chances to win this time).

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This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Chen Jie & Golden Melody Band: Spring Wind Kisses My Face Options / Various Artists: Singapore A-Go-Go / Sublime Frequencies (0:00:00 MP3 | )

Halim "Janda-Ku" Yatim & The Sangam Boys: Jauh Pandangan Options / Various Artists: Pop Yeh Yeh--Psychedelic Rock From Singapore And Malaysia: 1964-1970 / Sublime Frequencies (0:03:43 MP3 | )

Chiemi Eri: Otemo-Yan Options / Chiemi Eri / Akuphone (0:08:17 MP3 | )

Cortijo y Su Combo: Calypso, Bomba y Plena Options / Various Artists: Saoco: The Bomba and Plena Explosion in Puerto Rico 1954-1966 / Vampi Soul (0:09:52 MP3 | )

Wganda Kenya: Fayab Fayab Options / Various Artists: The Afrosound of Colombia Vol. 2 / Vampi Soul (0:12:53 MP3 | )

Peret y sus Gitanos: El Muerto Vivo Options / Peret / Discophon (0:15:58 MP3 | )

Los Rumberos Sevillanos: Del Coro a Cano Options / Various Artists: Rumbas Nuevas Volume 2 / Olympo (0:18:50 MP3 | )

Los Duendes del Guadalquivir: Mira Mira Options / Various Artists: Rumbas Nuevas Volume 2 / Olympo (0:25:29 MP3 | )

Ixo Rai: Mézclate Options / Entalto / Desobediencia (0:28:15 MP3 | )

Tartan Amoebas: Kwela Options / Tartan Amoebas / Greentrax (0:31:03 MP3 | )

Remmy Ongala & Orchestre Super Matimila: Pamela Options / Songs for the Poor Man / Real World (0:35:47 MP3 | )

Vivalda Dula: Karolina Options / Dula / Vivalda Dula / * (0:41:06 MP3 | )

Damily: Mivaliky Tany Toy Options / Valimbilo / Bongo Joe / * (0:45:29 MP3 | )

Takula: Wavala Zigamba (Wearing Rags) Options / Takula / XA Music / * (0:55:04 MP3 | )

Cumbia River Band: Pantera Options / Río / CHIA Records / * (1:08:41 MP3 | )
GIG: Friday night (Nov 30) at 10 pm at Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane St. in Elmhurst, Queens

Grupo Niche: La Canoa Ranchaa Options / Etnia / Codiscos (1:18:21 MP3 | )

Cumbia River Band: La Canoa Ranchá Options / Río / CHIA Records / * (1:23:20 MP3 | )

Combo Los Galleros: Soledad Options / Various Artists: Cumbia Cumbia Volume 2 / World Circuit (1:31:11 MP3 | )
Featuring Lucy Gonzalez, vocals

Cumbia River Band: En La Mar Options / Río / CHIA Records / * (1:33:48 MP3 | )

Lucho Campillo: Cumbia Coqueta Options / Various Artists: Joyitas Cumbiamberas (Vol. 1) / Latin Records (1:44:34 MP3 | )

Cumbia River Band: Cumbia Coqueta Options / Río / CHIA Records / * (1:48:17 MP3 | )

Cumbia River Band: Aguabajo Options / Río / CHIA Records / * (1:56:24 MP3 | )

Cumbia River Band: Río Options / Río / CHIA Records / * (2:01:47 MP3 | )

Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars with Maracatu NY: Out of What? Options / Carnival Conspiracy / Piranha (2:07:35 MP3 | )
GIG: Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars are among the various performers (and many others) participating in Winter's Eve, an evening of free happenings in the Lincoln Square area of Manhattan (from Columbus circle north to Lincoln Center) Monday from 5:30 to 9 pm.

The Klezmatics: Do the Latke Flip-Flip Options / Woody Guthrie's Happy Joyous Hanukkah (2:18:21 MP3 | )
GIG / Giveaway: We're giving away a couple of pairs of tickets to see the Klezmatics Woody Guthrie-themed Hanukkah show Sunday night Dec 2 at Murmrr in Brooklyn. To get in the running for a pair of tickets: Email me, Rob W, here, and please put the word "TIX" in the subject line. Deadline to enter is tomorrow night (Sunday) at midnight. Winners will be notified by Monday.

Wassim Halal: Dernière Incantation Options / Le Cri du Cyclope / Buda Musique / * (2:23:38 MP3 | )

Moulay Ahmed el Hassani: Lklam Lakhar Options / Atlas Electric / Hive Mind Records / * (2:28:33 MP3 | )

Femmes artistes de la Saoura (feat. Souad Asla): Baba Mimoune Options / Lemma / Buda Musique / * (2:33:49 MP3 | )

Gordon Grdina's The Marrow: Idiolect Options / Ejdeha / * (2:41:37 MP3 | )
GIG: Tuesday night at 8 at the Cornelia St Cafe, 29 Cornelia St. in the West Village

Zaiko Langa Langa: Mokili e Change Options / Voler c'est pas bon (feat. Nkolo Mboka) [Live marche de la liberté à Masina] / Esselta (2:50:45 MP3 | )
GIG: Tuesday night at 7 at Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St



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Email here to JOIN the TSP E-MAIL LIST for giveaways, show news!

If you want to be on an email list for special ticket and music giveaways and to hear news about upcoming specials and special events (including our upcoming Sat May 26th holiday weekend live remote from the amazing Issyra African Art Gallery in Hoboken) - send an email to Rob W here and be sure to write "list" in the subject line.

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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.



Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 6:05pm chresti:

Hi Rob ! TSP listeners!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 6:07pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob! Hi Chresti and all!
  Sat. 11/24/18 6:13pm Sue:

hi everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 6:13pm Rob W:

Good evening everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 6:20pm Bas NL:

Peret! Long time not heard! :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 6:22pm Ken From Hyde Park:

And away! Hi, Rob and all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 6:29pm Smilty69:

Good evening, Rob & friends! Viva Colombia!!! (My wife's Colombian so by default that makes my Cuban butt Colombian)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 6:39pm Contrary Mary:

Holaaas!! My mother is a blend of Colombia, Panama , and Cuba. Wish she could be here and enjoy the show with me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 6:43pm Rob W:

Hi Ken from HP and hi Smilty69 and Contrary Mary, thanks for sharing your familial connections!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 6:47pm Megaroni:

Greetings TPSP! Sounding great
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 6:47pm Ken From Hyde Park:

An acquaintance of mine was from Colombia and had a Cuban wife. They've since moved to Florida and I've lost track of them. The should tune in tonight!
  Sat. 11/24/18 6:51pm Contrary Mary:

Con gusto. It's a pleasure. : )
  Sat. 11/24/18 6:57pm spodiodi:

nice show, Rob! nice to see everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 7:06pm Rob W:

Thank you spodiodi!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 7:14pm chresti:

Like cumbias
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 7:15pm chresti:

sure way to lift me off my bottom!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 7:16pm Bas NL:

I'm swinging here! ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 7:17pm chresti:

Peru
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 7:21pm Smilty69:

Cumbia River Band sounds great! One of my first dates with my wife was watching Groupo Niche in Union City, NJ!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 7:37pm Rob W:

That's great Smilty69!
  Sat. 11/24/18 7:38pm Martin Vejarano:

Thanks Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 7:39pm Rob W:

Hi and thanks Martín!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 7:50pm chresti:

Sizzling!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 7:51pm chresti:

Positively!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 7:51pm Rob W:

Thanks chresti!
  Sat. 11/24/18 8:02pm Sonia De Los Santos:

Thank you for playing our music Rob! Enjoying the show ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 8:04pm Rob W:

Sure thing, thanks Sonia, the album sounds great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 8:06pm Bas NL:

Thanks Martin!
  Sat. 11/24/18 8:14pm ?:

Thanks Bas NL!
  Sat. 11/24/18 8:15pm Martin Vejarano:

Thanks Bas nL
  Sat. 11/24/18 8:28pm spodiodi:

Cumbia River Band sounded great. Thanks, Rob, Martin, Sonia and the rest of the musicians.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 8:29pm Rob W:

Thanks spodiodi!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 8:48pm Contrary Mary:

Loved the show tonight thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 8:53pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob! Great sounds this evening!
  Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 8:53pm Flowers_For_Bokonon:

Fantastic show tonight, Rob! Really enjoyed the Cumbia River Band!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 11/24/18 9:00pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Well done, Rob. Thanks for the show tonight.
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