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Saturday, December 29, 2018 Options
Orquesta Akokán: Revitalizing Cuba's Classic Big-Band Mambo Sound

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Orquesta Akokán is a blazing Afro-Cuban band. They revitalize Cuba's classic mid-century big band mambo sound.

Barely a year old, Akokán has already been chosen to play the prestigious globalFEST World Music showcase, Sun. Jan. 6 at the Copacabana in Times Square. And their self-titled debut album on Daptone Records has been nominated for a Grammy!

Meet Akokán's dynamic singer José “Pepito” Gómez and composer / producer / multi-instrumentalist Jacob Plasse on our show this week.

Links:

https://www.orquestaakokan.com/

https://www.facebook.com/theOrquestaAkokan/

https://orquestaakokan.bandcamp.com/

https://daptonerecords.com/

http://www.josepepitogomez.com/

http://jacobplasse.com/

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Charles Lloyd & The Marvels with Lucinda Williams: Dust Options / Vanished Gardens / Blue Note (0:00:00 MP3 | )

Batsumi: Emampondweni Options / Batsumi / Matsuli Music (0:08:17 MP3 | )
Orig. 1974

The Movers: Soweto Inn Options / The Best of the Best 2 / RCA (0:14:03 MP3 | )

Chenasau Mkukupa: Mkatisitidzaonananso.mp3 Options / Various Artists: Music from the MBC Archive (Bonus album included w/ Takula self-titled album) / XA Music / * (0:20:04 MP3 | )

Jerrod "Blind Boy" Paxton: Candy Man Options / Various Artists: Music from the American Epic Sessions (0:22:47 MP3 | )

Furry Lewis: Glory, Glory Hallelujah Options / Various Artists: Sorrow Come Pass Me Around: A Survey of Rural Black Religious Music / Advent (0:25:04 MP3 | )

Mdou Moctar: Sibidoul Options / Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai (OST) / Sahel Sounds (0:28:40 MP3 | )
GIGs; Friday Jan 4 @ Baby's All Right in Brooklyn; Sat Jan 5 @ Drom in the East Village as part of multi-band Electric Cowbell / Barbes APAP Showcase, Secret Planet

Johnson Spiritual Singers: Running For Jesus Options / Don't Let the Devil Ride / Detroit Gospel Reissue Project (0:34:49 MP3 | )

Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba: Tabital Pulaaku featuring Afel Bocoum Options / Miri / Out Here Records / * (0:37:56 MP3 | )
Pre-release - official release is in Feb. 2019. This song is from Afel Bocoum's repertoire - the original version is on his 2009 album Tabital Pulaaku

BCUC (Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness): Moya Options / Emakhosini / * (0:48:41 MP3 | )
GIG: globalFEST showcase (with many other bands, in conjunction w/ APAP) @ the Copacabana, Sunday night Jan 6

Pepito Gomez and Jacob Plasse from Orquesta Akokán: Intro / Interview Options (0:59:48 MP3 | )

Orquesta Akokán: La Cosa Options / Orquesta Akokán / Daptone (1:04:19 MP3 | )
GIG: globalFEST showcase (with many other bands, in conjunction w/ APAP) @ the Copacabana, Sunday night Jan 6

Pupy y Los Que Son Son: El Vecino Se Mudo Options / Pupy Y Los Que Son, Son / Timba (1:11:42 MP3 | )
Vocals: Pepito Gomez

José Valladares: Tiempo Dificiles Options / Aquí Estoy Yo / Legacy Recordings (1:18:26 MP3 | )
Vocals: Pepito Gomez

Pepito Gomez and Jacob Plasse from Orquesta Akokán: Interview Options (1:24:23 MP3 | )

Orquesta Akokán: Un Tabaco Para Elegua Options / Orquesta Akokán / Daptone (1:32:34 MP3 | )

Orquesta Akokán: Mambo Rapidito Options / Orquesta Akokán / Daptone (1:42:03 MP3 | )

Orquesta Akokán: No Te Hagas Options / Orquesta Akokán / Daptone (1:47:25 MP3 | )

Orquesta Akokán: Otro Nivel Options / Orquesta Akokán (1:51:25 MP3 | )

Mlimani Park Orchestra: Naukala Ndima Options / Sungi / Popular African Music (2:00:13 MP3 | )

Remmy Ongala: What Can I Say (Niseme Nini) Options / Mambo / Real World (2:04:26 MP3 | )

G Mario Ntimana: Avana Vanguvale Options / Various Artists: Palop Africa / Sterns / Earthworks (2:13:58 MP3 | )

Manou Gallo: Femme Options / Afro Groove Queen / Contre-Jour / * (2:20:31 MP3 | )

Gato Preto: Dia D Options / Tempo / Unique (2:26:03 MP3 | )
GIG: globalFEST showcase (with many other bands, in conjunction w/ APAP) @ the Copacabana, Sunday night Jan 6

Bhoomi Trivedi: Ram Chahe Leela Options / Ram-Leela (Bollywood OST) / Eros International (2:28:39 MP3 | )

Warsaw Village Band: She Celebrated Kupala Options / Sun Celebration / JARO Medien (2:32:49 MP3 | )
Featuring members of the ensemble Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan

Nina Stern with Glen Velez: Chominiciamento di Gioia (Joy's Beginning) Options / Amaryllis / MSR Classics (2:39:50 MP3 | )

Lemon Bucket Orkestra: Freedom Options (2:46:34 MP3 | )
GIG: Mundial Montreal APAP showcase Friday night at Drom, w/ several other bands

Newpoli: Tarantella Avernetella Options / Mediterraneo (2:49:25 MP3 | )
GIG: Mundial Montreal APAP showcase Friday night at Drom, w/ several other bands

Ramy Essam: Saura Options / Resala Ela Magles El Amn / Universal Music MENA (2:54:05 MP3 | )
GIG: Thurs night (Jan 3) @ Le Poisson Rouge in the West Village (APAP showcase w/ ABJEEZ)

Banda Los Tamazulas de Culiacan: Corrido de Año Nuevo Options / Banda Tierra Blanca + Banda Los Tamazulas de Culiacan (split LP) - 15 Exitos con Banda Sinaloense (3:11:33 MP3 | )



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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.

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND): KIND serves as the leading organization for the protection of children who enter the US immigration system alone and strives to ensure that no such child appears in immigration court without representation. We achieve fundamental fairness through high-quality legal representation and by advancing the child's best interests, safety and well-being.

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. 12/29/18 6:08pm Bas NL:

Hello Rob!
  Sat. 12/29/18 6:08pm kev:

this is great
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/29/18 6:08pm Rob W:

Thanks and good evening!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/29/18 6:30pm Smilty69:

Happy New Year Rob & friends! Got my Pop-uo nice & loud for Orquesta Akokán.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/29/18 6:34pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Love hearing Mdou Moctar. Good evening, Rob and international listeners.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/29/18 6:36pm Rob W:

Good evening Ken, Smilty and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/29/18 6:43pm Bas NL:

Nice!
  Sat. 12/29/18 7:15pm Carmichael:

Heya Rob and folks. Happy New Year to all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/29/18 7:25pm Rob W:

Hi Carmichael, a happy new year to you and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/29/18 7:25pm Phillio:

Rob! Thank you for turning us on to Orquestra Akokan! I'm really only familiar with Cachao early 60s stuff, so it's great to hear something new like this that keeps that old salsa spirit going.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/29/18 7:30pm Rob W:

Thanks Phillio!
  Sat. 12/29/18 7:39pm Pedro in Arlington:

Next Saturday at the Kennedy Center for FREE. Pays to listen to WFMU down here. Great show Rob.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/29/18 7:44pm Rob W:

Sure thing Pedro, that's right, Orq. Akokan is playing at the Kennedy Center for free a week from tonight, Sat. Jan 5. The Kennedy Center has great free shows almost every night on their Millenium Stage - very eclectic booking - check out www.kennedy-center.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/29/18 7:46pm Rob W:

By the way, for folks outside the DC area - those free Kennedy Center Millenium Stage shows video-stream and can be watched as on-demand video too - check out recent video archives at www.kennedy-center.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/29/18 7:49pm Phillio:

Oh, nice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/29/18 7:50pm Phillio:

I almost wonder if they'll remove the seats at Kennedy Center to accommodate folk's urge to dance.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/29/18 7:54pm Rob W:

Actually Phillio the Millenium Stage is separate from the main hall - it's basically in the public area of the Kennedy Center - so they can move chairs in and out. I think they can set it up with a dance floor for shows like this.
  Sat. 12/29/18 7:56pm el Garee Rayo le Bee~:

in heaven now... guess this mambo just did it... Ahhh
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/29/18 8:01pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Rob and Orquesta Akokán and all
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/29/18 8:02pm Rob W:

Greetings coelacanth∅ and el Garee Rayo le Bee~, I hope you make it back down to earth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/29/18 8:08pm queems:

hey guys
  Sat. 12/29/18 8:11pm el Garee Rayo le Bee~:

Earth? Power bill is paid there. Need to linger in this happy music heaven. Akokan are amazing and need to see them. BTW, 'Chuchito' Valdez is playing down in Fla's bay area soon. That's quite a family.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/29/18 8:13pm Bas NL:

Nice track this by Remmy Ongala!
  Sat. 12/29/18 8:21pm chresti:

Hello sound system!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/29/18 8:28pm Rob W:

Greetings chresti!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/29/18 8:35pm coelacanth∅:

heh, i remember that station id. from the early '80s!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/29/18 8:36pm coelacanth∅:

hey chresti!
  Sat. 12/29/18 8:37pm Andal:

Surely this is Indian music and not Polish?! -a confused Indian
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/29/18 8:38pm Rob W:

Andal, a couple of members of a touring group called Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan is on this track, that's the explanation!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/29/18 8:39pm coelacanth∅:

a tasty pairing
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/29/18 8:40pm Bas NL:

World music goes global! ;)
  Sat. 12/29/18 8:44pm Andal:

@Rob W: Thank you :) Great set.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/29/18 8:44pm maestroso:

Oh, wow, Dufay Collective did this piece in the background... a disc from around 1998 I think...
  Sat. 12/29/18 8:44pm Andal:

I think that the Roma/"Gypsies" are historically from Rajasthan.
  Sat. 12/29/18 8:44pm chresti:

Hey coelacanthø!
  Sat. 12/29/18 8:46pm chresti:

Did I hear something about harvesting souls earlier? I laughed hard!
  Sat. 12/29/18 8:55pm el Garee Rayo le Bee~:

Yes, that's right. 'FMU traffics in souls. So what to you need son?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/29/18 8:58pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 12/29/18 8:59pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob!
  Sat. 12/29/18 9:00pm el Garee Rayo le Bee~:

The Ramy Essam cut was great. You are a bold programmer. But loved.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/30/18 2:06pm Michael 98145:

A large thank you from Archive Time.
Happy New Year 2019.
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