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Saturday, May 4, 2019 Options
Atlas Maior: Middle Eastern Modes Meet Jazz Improv

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Atlas Maior is an exciting band from Austin, Texas that combines Middle Eastern microtonal modality and other global influences with jazz-based improvisation.

The band celebrates the release of an excellent new album, Riptide, with its first-ever NYC shows: Tuesday night May 14th at the Brooklyn Maqam Hang at Sisters (900 Fulton St.), a wonderful bi-weekly series of concerts and jam sessions that spotlight musical styles of the Middle East and the Arab World (and beyond); and Wednesday night May 15th as part of a star-studded Rubulad event in Bushwick.

Rob met Joshua Thomson, saxophonist and co-founder of Atlas Maior on a recent visit to Austin, and you'll get to meet Joshua and hear the music on this week's show!

Atlas Maior: https://atlasmaior.com/

Like Atlas Maior on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/atlasmaior/

Atlas Maior's new album Riptide: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/atlasmaior7

Find out more about the Brooklyn Maqam Hang, the excellent bi-weekly series exploring the music of the Middle East, Mediterranean, Islamic world and beyond with concerts and jam sessions (generally every other Tuesday night) at Sisters, 900 Fulton St: https://brooklynmaqam.com/

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TWO TICKET GIVEAWAYS TONIGHT!
We have tickets available for these two upcoming concerts:

World Music Institute presents the superb Québécois roots band Le Vent du Nord at Littlefield, 635 Sackett St, Gowanus, Brooklyn on Wednesday May 15th at 7:30 pm (two pairs available); show info here;

AND

Harrice Miller Entertainment presents the Indian classical slide guitar master Debashish Bhattacharya at Drom, 85 Avenue A in the East Village, Sunday May 19th at 8 pm (one pair available); show info here.

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To get in the running for a pair of tickets to either of these shows: Email me, Rob W, here, please specify first and if possible second choice, and please put the word "TIX" in the subject line. The deadline to enter is tonight at midnight; winners will be notified by Monday.

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This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Altın Gün: Vay Dunya Options / Gece / ATO / * (0:00:00 )
GIG: July 24 @ Rough Trade, Brooklyn

Arif Sağ: Şu Samsunun Evleri Options / Şu Samsunun Evleri (7") / Topkapı Plak ‎ (0:04:01 )

Alpay: Seni Dielniyorum Options / Seni Dielniyorum (7") / Yonca (0:07:44 )

Aziz Sahmaoui and University of Gnawa: Soudani Ya Yemme Options / Poetic Trance / * (0:15:30 )

Joshua Thomson from Atlas Maior: Interview Options (0:23:03 )

Atlas Maior: Riptide Options / Riptide / * (0:28:24 )
GIGs: Tues night May 14, Brooklyn Maqam Hang @ Sisters, plus a short set at Rubulad's Wed night May 15 event in Bushwick

Tamburacı Osman Pehlivan: Kadın Havası Options / Various Artists: Asya İçlerinden Balkanlara Saz / Kalan Müzik (0:42:27 )

Atlas Maior: Osman Pehlivan Options / Riptide / * (0:44:37 )

Atlas Maior: Iddaa!! Options / Riptide / * (0:57:26 )

Atlas Maior: Cumbia Raposa Options / Riptide / * (1:06:41 )

Kostas Dousas: I Trata (The Trawler) Options / Greek Blues in America, Vol. 2 / Death Is Not the End (1:14:50 )

Atlas Maior: Trata Options / Riptide / * (1:18:44 )

Atlas Maior: The Curse Options / Riptide / * (1:25:37 )

Cesare dell'Anna: Fei Options / Tarantavirus Jazz Night / 11-8 / * (1:31:21 )

Zagala: Espejo, Sol y Luna Options / Zagala / Autoeditado (1:39:41 )

Debashish Bhattacharya / Wojtek Traczyk / Hubert Zemler: Chaturangui Express Options / JOYguru / Unzipped Fly / * (1:48:25 )
GIG / Giveaway: Debashish Bhattacharya at Drom, 85 Avenue A in the East Village, Sunday May 19th at 8 pm: To get in the running for a pair of tickets to this show OR our other giveaway tonight Email me, Rob W, here, please specify first and if possible second choice choice and please put the word "TIX" in the subject line. The deadline to enter is tonight at midnight; winners will be notified by Monday. (Note: He's also part of the star-studded array of musicians playing the annual all-night Indian Classical Concert at the Society for Ethical Culture in Manhattan, Saturday May 18th into Sunday May 19th - a fabulous event but we don't have tix for that one!)

Zemog el Gallo Bueno: Quiero Correr Options / YoYouMeTú Vol. 3 / * (1:52:19 )

Dobet Gnahoré: Miziki Options / Miziki / Café de la Danse (1:55:54 )

Mastaki Bafa & Global Acoustic Vision: Sikiya Shauri Options / Wawa / Network Medien (1:59:09 )

Harouna Samake: Paani Options / Kamale Blues / NCB / * (2:03:29 )

Hevreh Ensemble: Speed of Dark Options / A Path of Light / Ansonica / * (2:09:01 )
GIG: Wednesday, May 22 @ Drom (album release concert)

Le Vent Du Nord: Adieu du Village Options / Territoires / * (2:18:17 )
GIG / Giveaway: World Music Institute presents Le Vent du Nord at Littlefield, 635 Sackett St, Gowanus, Brooklyn on Wednesday May 15th at 7:30 pm: To get in the running for a pair of tickets to this show OR our other giveaway tonight Email me, Rob W, here, please specify first and if possible second choice choice and please put the word "TIX" in the subject line. The deadline to enter is tonight at midnight; winners will be notified by Monday.



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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 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.

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. 5/4/19 6:03pm chresti:

Hello TSP!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/4/19 6:07pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I guess we'll have some extra Todd-o-phonic tunes until Rob gets here.
  Sat. 5/4/19 6:09pm CC:

extra time to dance I guess!!!...hehehe...:)0(:
  Sat. 5/4/19 6:13pm MFlynn:

Bo Diddley Bonus!!!!!
Avatar Sat. 5/4/19 6:15pm katie:

he even left extra early today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/4/19 6:16pm Rob j/o from colonia:

I hear mud butt
  Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/4/19 6:17pm Spardocus:

I have mud butt
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/4/19 6:18pm Rob j/o from colonia:

Reminds me i have to touch up the prune
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/4/19 6:19pm Bas NL:

Standing by with some great Todd-O-Phonics..
  Sat. 5/4/19 6:21pm Peter from Dover NJ:

Much as I love TSP, I'm glad to have an extra 30 minutes of Todd-o-phonic Todd.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/4/19 6:22pm Rob j/o from colonia:

I came here for the changing of the guard and all that jazz
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/4/19 6:23pm Rob j/o from colonia:

Show me 2 the bar
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/4/19 6:26pm Rob j/o from colonia:

Hay bd
  Sat. 5/4/19 6:27pm MFlynn:

This is fun!!
  Sat. 5/4/19 6:28pm Mike tp:

who do da muck muck song??
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/4/19 6:29pm chresti:

That was a hot Bodiddly
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/4/19 6:31pm chresti:

Marty is in California
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/4/19 6:37pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Todd's extended playlist is here >>> www.wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/4/19 6:37pm Rob j/o from colonia:

Get my logen earth ski with rr4s
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/4/19 6:38pm Bas NL:

Thanks Todd!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/4/19 6:40pm chresti:

This sounds worldly...
Avatar Sat. 5/4/19 6:44pm katie:

YEAH! Love Todd-a-phonic, but 6pm Sat. is time for TSP! But then, I might be prejudiced.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/4/19 6:48pm Bas NL:

Hiya Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/4/19 6:48pm Rob W:

Well thanks to Todd for hanging in there while I fought my way to the station. Katie can vouch for the fact that I actually left on time! Ah well...
  Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/4/19 6:50pm Spardocus:

I assume you were hampered by all the road closures in jersey city. Sorry!
  Sat. 5/4/19 6:51pm Zydeco Phil:

Woohoo
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/4/19 6:52pm Ken From Hyde Park:

A future marathon can fund a WFMU hoverbike to ease transportation to and from the station. That'll work great until the air is jammed with hoverbikes.
Avatar Sat. 5/4/19 6:52pm Franco Twinkie:

Rob, any place worth living has suck-ass traffic it seems.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/4/19 6:56pm Rob Weisberg:

Yes I suppose that's true Franco Twinkie! And yes I could use that WFMU hoverbike... Spardocus, I failed to do my research, yes, that's exactly what happened. I think it was a road race and similar to the five borough bike tour in NY tomorrow which, though a wonderful thing, famously snarls traffic, the same seems to have occurred here. Well, now I know for the future, ah well...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/4/19 6:59pm chresti:

Glad you made it Rob, we thought maybe you were talking to someone, on the way.
  Sat. 5/4/19 7:00pm Peter from Dover NJ:

Rob, do you ever find good music from mainland China? Have I missed it? curious.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/4/19 7:07pm Rob W:

Peter, in terms of sort of world musicky stuff, there are things happening. A few years ago Mu Qian was a guest on my show - a young ethnomusicologist who programs the Shanghai World Music festival and other events over there. He played some of his field recordings... I also played a few Chinese bands on that show - Shanren, Hanggai (Mongolian-Chinese band based in Beijing). That show is wfmu.org... . Shanren were also guests on my show back in 2012 - www.wfmu.org... .
  Sat. 5/4/19 7:08pm Zydeco Phil:

This is some ill music tonight Rob
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/4/19 7:09pm Rob W:

Thanks Zydeco Phil!
  Sat. 5/4/19 7:13pm Zydeco Phil:

Such a seductive sound
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/4/19 7:15pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I trust Tom Dash is aware of the traffic situation? Things may clear up as the evening progresses, I suppose.
  Sat. 5/4/19 7:17pm Peter from Dover NJ:

@ Zydeco Phil agreed.
  Sat. 5/4/19 7:23pm listener monica:

love!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/4/19 7:23pm Rob W:

Thanks monica!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/4/19 7:23pm chresti:

Great!
Avatar Sat. 5/4/19 7:33pm Hoboken Jack:

Really sweet playing!
Avatar Sat. 5/4/19 7:33pm TDK60:

Hello Paradise.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/4/19 7:37pm Rob Weisberg:

Thanks Hoboken Jack and chresti and Hello TDK60!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/4/19 7:41pm Ike:

Sounds good!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/4/19 7:42pm Rob W:

Thanks Ike!
  Sat. 5/4/19 7:53pm Carmichael:

Heya Rob and gang.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/4/19 7:54pm Rob W:

Greetings Carmichael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/4/19 7:59pm melinda:

Dig the sounds
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/4/19 8:00pm Rob W:

Thanks melinda!
Avatar Sat. 5/4/19 8:11pm northguineahills:

Nice continuation of the Joe Harriot John Mayer tradition, but w/ a ME twist.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/4/19 8:13pm Rob Weisberg:

Yes thanks northguineahills!
  Sat. 5/4/19 8:16pm kimzilla:

Hey Rob, Tomdash is stuck outside without keys.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/4/19 8:18pm Rob W:

Thanks Kim, he's in now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/4/19 8:19pm maestroso:

Great sounds Rob! Digging whilst cooking supper.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/4/19 8:21pm Smilty69:

Wonderful show, Rob. I hope everyone has a great weekend!
  Sat. 5/4/19 8:22pm Carmichael:

Is Tom being Marty tonight?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/4/19 8:27pm Rob W:

Yes Tom Dash is in for Marty McSorley at 9 pm! Unlike some people he go there on time, in fact he would have gotten here a little earlier if I had heard the doorbell...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/4/19 8:28pm Rob W:

Special thanks tonight goes to Mary Wing for letting Tom Dash into the building!
  Sat. 5/4/19 8:34pm Carmichael:

Ding!
Avatar Sat. 5/4/19 8:36pm TDK60:

..happenin' show DJ RW; if it were, say, 1983, I'd light my match and hold it high..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/4/19 8:55pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Rob. Hope your trip home goes more smoothly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/4/19 8:57pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob! Great show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 5/4/19 9:01pm chresti:

Thanks Rob!
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