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Saturday, June 1, 2019 Options
The Great Big Transpacific Sound Paradise NYC Metro Area Summer World Musicky Concert Preview Show!

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TWO TICKET GIVEAWAYS TONIGHT!
We have free tickets available for concerts by Nadah el Shazly this Wed night, June 5th, 9:30 at Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St. in lower Manhattan; and for a double bill featuring Bombino + Habibi, part of the new City Farms Series at Industry City Courtyard 1/2, 238 36th Street, Brooklyn, Thursday night June 13th at 8 pm.

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To get in the running for a free 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. First preference will be given to entrants who have NOT won tickets on this show in the past two months but anyone may enter.

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This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Fedor Chistyakov: Arrest Warrant Options / Bez Durakov (no Fools) / Bomba Music (0:00:00 )
GIG: Vezhlivy Otkaz, Hudost, Leonid Fedorov, West Philadelphia Orchestra and many others @ Jet Lag Festival @ Peaceful Valley Campsite June 21-23

Hailu Mergia: Hebo Lale Options / Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument: Shemonmuanaye / Awesome Tapes From Africa (0:10:44 )
GIG: Hailu Mergia + Kassa Overall's "Blue Swamini" @ Industry City Courtyard 1/2, 36 St, Bklyn Sat July 27 - City Farm Series

Altın Gün: Süpürgesi Yoncadan Options / Gece / Glitterbeat / * (0:15:19 )
GIG: Wednesday July 24, Rough Trade NYC, Brooklyn

Cimafunk: Paciente Options / Terapia / * (0:20:58 )
GIG: La India + Cimafunk @ Central Park Summerstage (Rumsey Playfield), Sunday night Aug 25

Bombino: Azamane Tiliade Options / Nomad / Nonesuch (0:29:51 )
GIG / Giveaway: Bombino + Habibi, part of the new City Farms Series at Industry City Courtyard 1/2, 238 36th Street, Brooklyn, Thursday night June 13th at 8 pm. To get in the running for a pair of tickets to this show or to our other giveaway tonight, please email me, Rob W, here, and please put the word "TIX" in the subject line and indicate your first and if possible second choice. The deadline to enter is Sunday night at midnight; winners will be notified by Tuesday.

Tal National: Aminiata Options / Tantabara / FatCat Records ‎ (0:34:26 )
GIG: Public Records, 233 Butler St, Brooklyn, Thurs night August 1

Imarhan: Alwa Options / Temet (0:39:22 )
GIG: Imarhan @ Le Poisson Rouge (Presented by World Music Institute a/k/a WMI) Sun eve June 30

Mdou Moctar: Anna Options / Ilana: The Creator / Sahel Sounds / * (0:41:58 )
GIG: Mdou Moctar + Glockabelle Wed June 26 at WFMU's Monty Hall, 9 pm!

Sona Jobarteh: Maat Options / Motherland - The Score / Halaqah Films (0:52:51 )
GIG: Sun night June 23 presented by WMI @ Symphony Space

Nadah el Shazly: Barzakh Options / Ahwar (0:56:54 )
GIG / Giveaway: Nadah el Shazly this Wed night June 5 at 9:30 pm @ Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St. To get in the running for a pair of tickets to this show or to our other giveaway tonight, please email me, Rob W, here, and please put the word "TIX" in the subject line and indicate your first and if possible second choice. The deadline to enter is Sunday night at midnight; winners will be notified by Tuesday.

Yousef Shamoun: Baheb Blady Options / Taneh Wu Raneh بحب بلادي / Voice For Music Production (1:05:41 )
GIG: Syrian singer Yousef Shamon & Tarab Ensemble - A Night of Tarab @ Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St., Sat eve June 15

A-Wa: Shama'a Options / Bayti Fi Rasi (My Home is in My Head) / S-Curve Records (1:10:24 )
GIG: Buika + A-WA + Blick Bassy + DJ Tara @ Central Park Summerstage, Sun eve June 30

Alabina featuring Ishtar & Los Niños de Sara: Venga Options / Single / Atoll Music (1:13:54 )
GIG: Alabina featuring Ishtar & Los Niños de Sara, Sunday night June 16th at 8 at United Palace, 4140 Broadway at 175 St.

G. Sidhu: Candle Light Options / Single (1:18:20 )
GIG: desi:NOW featuring G. Sidhu, Rianjali, Taizu, Rolex, Robin Dey, SA Grooves, Project Convergence, IMGE Dance, and DJ Sharad @ Lincoln Center Out of Doors at Damrosch Park, Sun eve Aug 4th 7:30 (FREE) plus related panel discussion at 4:30 pm.

Sessa: Toda Instância do Prazer Options / Grandeza / Tratore / * (1:28:25 )
Sessa + Ilya @ National Sawdust (Brasil Summerfest event) @ National Sawdust, 80 N 6th St., Brooklyn, Wed eve July 24

Polina Shepherd: Ay Yay Yay Options / Three Centuries Ago (1:32:03 )
GIG: Vezhlivy Otkaz, Hudost, Leonid Fedorov, West Philadelphia Orchestra and many others @ Jet Lag Festival @ Peaceful Valley Campsite June 21-23

Le Vent du Nord: Le Pays de Samuel Options / Territoires (1:39:47 )
GIG: Le Vent du Nord @ Bryant Park, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues and between 40th and 42nd Streets in Midtown Manhattan Friday July 12, 6 pm (presented by Carnegie Hall Citywide, Carnegie's off-site free music series)

León Gieco : De Igual a Igual Options / Bandidos Rurales (1:43:04 )
GIG: León Gieco + Kevin Johansen + El Mató A Un Policía Motorizado + Silvina Moreno + Juan Ingaramo presented by LAMC @ Queensbridge Park (a free City Parks Summerstage concert, in association with LAMC - the Latin Alternative Music Conference), Sat July 13th starting at 5 pm

Ladama: Sin Ataduras Options / Ladama / Six Degrees (1:46:34 )
GIG: Ladama @ Madison Square Park (at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Broadway at 23rd Street, Manhattan) Wed July 10 6 pm, free

Tulipa Ruiz: Expirou Options / Dancê (1:51:26 )
GIGs: Tulipa Ruiz + Duda Beat + Filipe Catto at Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St (part of Brasil Summerfest) Tues eve July 30 + Tulipa Ruiz @ Lincoln Center Rubenstein Atrium, Broadway btw 62 & 63 St Thurs Aug 1 7:30 pm (FREE but get there early because if the venue reaches capacity they can't let in more people unless / until others leave)

Cimarrón: Maraca y Fiesta Options / Orinoco / * (2:05:36 )
GIG: Joe's Pub, Friday Aug 9th 9:30 pm

La Santa Cecilia: Mexico Americano featuring Rebel Cats Options / Amar y Vivir / Universal (2:09:10 )
GIG: La Santa Cecilia + Film: Coco @ Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Damrosch Park Bandshell, Thurs eve July 25

Lila Downs: Dos Botellas de Mezcal Options / Al Chile / * (2:11:27 )
GIG: Lila Downs + Lido Pimienta @ Central Park Summerstage Sun eve, Aug 11

Aterciopelados: Show Options / Claroscura (2:17:44 )
GIG: Aterciopelados + Diamante Eléctrico presented by LAMC @ Queensbridge Park (City Parks Summerstage, FREE) Thurs July 11, 7 pm

Alceu Valença: Maracatu Colonial Options / Magico / Barclay (2:21:01 )
GIG: Alceu Valença + Cordel Do Fogo Encantado + Labaq @ Central Park Summerstage / Brasil Summerfest plus pre-concert Discussion Sat eve July 27

Salif Keita : Itarafo Options / Un Autre Blanc (2:25:14 )
GIG: Salif Keita + Courtnee Roze @ Celebrate Brooklyn, Prospect Park Bandhshell, Saturday even July 13

Magic System: Premier Gaou Options / Premier Gaou (2:29:51 )
GIG: Magic System + Smarty + Selma Uamusse @ Central Park Summerstage, Rumsey Playfield, Sunday afternoon July 28

Lakou Mizik: Gaya featuring Michael Brun Options / Karnaval 2017 (Single) (2:33:54 )
GIG: Tabou Combo + Lakou Mizik @ Springfield Park (City Parks Summerstage, FREE) Sun eve July 7, 6 pm

Da Cruz: Sinha Mandou Options / Eco do Futuro (2:37:59 )
GIG: Da Cruz, Tagua Tagua, Luciane Dom (all NY debuts, part of Brasil Summerfest) @ NuBlu 151 Ave C (part of Brasil Summerfest) Tues eve July 23

Selma Uamusse: Ngono Utane Vune Kudima Options / Mati (2:43:07 )
GIG: Magic System + Smarty + Selma Uamusse @ Central Park Summerstage, Rumsey Playfield, Sunday afternoon July 28

Pedro Torres and Beto Jamaica: Barranquilla en Carnaval Options / Made in Colombia (2:46:45 )
GIG: Accordions Around the World Festival featuring el Rey Vallenato Beto Jamaica and many more @ Bryant Park (FREE) Fri Aug 16, 5-10 pm; Plus July 24 - Aug 14 Accordions Around the World brings free accordion music to spots all over Bryant Park every Wed eve 5:30 to 7:30

Cha Wa: Can't Cage a Bird Options / Flyboy (2:56:00 )
GIGs: Thurs July 25 at BAM Metrotech noon to 2 pm AND Fri July 26, 6 pm @ Bryant Park in Midtown - both free@



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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. 6/1/19 6:04pm chresti:

Hello sound paradise and Rob W
  Sat. 6/1/19 6:07pm M&K:

Tell me they’re not Russians
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/1/19 6:16pm Rob W:

That first track was definitely Russian I'm afraid M&K, although this one most definitely is not! Greetings chresti and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/1/19 6:17pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Rob and international listeners. I guess there were some upsets at Roland-Garros today, chresti.
Avatar Sat. 6/1/19 6:18pm Fredericks:

Hailu Mergia brings a bit of Louisiana to my ears. The farther away the moreso.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/1/19 6:19pm Asheville Jon:

YAY for Altin Gun!
  Sat. 6/1/19 6:23pm antonio:

Double YAY! When are they coming to nyc?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/1/19 6:27pm Asheville Jon:

next month
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/1/19 6:27pm Asheville Jon:

Rough Trade on the 24th
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/1/19 6:29pm chresti:

Uh-oh, what kind of upsets? @KFHP
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/1/19 6:31pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Osaka and Serena are out.
  Sat. 6/1/19 6:33pm antonio:

Cool!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/1/19 6:34pm chresti:

Serena got beat, I see. It's gonna be way busy tomorrow at work, EVERYBODY wants to play tennis during the French Open (when they're done watching it)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/1/19 6:36pm Smilty69:

Good evening, Rob and friends! Thanks for the heads up on this Cimafunk & La India show in August. I'm definitely taking the wife to it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/1/19 6:48pm Rob W:

That's great Smilty! Sorry about the tennis news folks. Whenever I'm in France and get bad news I have a croque monsieur, I find that helps...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/1/19 6:50pm chresti:

Glad Rafa and Roger are doing okay
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/1/19 7:01pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob! Hi friends!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/1/19 7:02pm Rob W:

Greetings Bas!
Avatar Sat. 6/1/19 7:23pm TDK60:

Good evening Rob W. and worldly ones.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/1/19 7:44pm chresti:

Soupe a l'oignon, too @Rob W.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/1/19 7:45pm Rob W:

Oh yes indeed chresti. And good evening TDK60!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/1/19 7:48pm maestroso:

I've got to make this Le Vent du Nord show in July. Awesome band.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/1/19 7:50pm chresti:

Evening TDK60, Hi Bas! Smilty! Everybody!
Avatar Sat. 6/1/19 7:52pm TDK60:

I saw Le Vent Du Nord last year at Fairport Convention's fest. They really have some verve.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/1/19 7:56pm chresti:

Verve in a good way?
Avatar Sat. 6/1/19 7:56pm TDK60:

Hi Chresti on the left coast; Bas in the Lowlands; etc. // Oh Rob, the prize I won on this here show arrived: "Opika Pende, Africa at 78 RPM." What an attractive package.
Avatar Sat. 6/1/19 8:01pm TDK60:

chresti: yes, verve in the sense of vigor, enthusiasm. They stood out as one of the more interesting bands due to their zest.
Avatar Sat. 6/1/19 8:02pm TDK60:

..don't get me wrong tho… I like melancholy, somber folk too; hehee.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/1/19 8:06pm chresti:

Did you see many performances there@TDK60?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/1/19 8:09pm chresti:

show up, music!
Avatar Sat. 6/1/19 8:11pm northguineahills:

I don't know if it's your thing Rob, here's an album that draws from the Shijing (the 300 Classic Poems of the Tang), accompanied by classical guitar. Unfortunately, it's in English (Chinese poetry is great, b/c of being a tonal language): poetryxmusic.bandcamp.com...
Avatar Sat. 6/1/19 8:11pm TDK60:

chresti- yes, but not all, spent time wandering around. But saw the Levellers, Fairport, Oysterband, Brian Wilson, Al Stewart, etc. unknowns at a camp sidestage.
Avatar Sat. 6/1/19 8:15pm northguineahills:

I wish I had one bottle of mezcal...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/1/19 8:16pm chresti:

Is there an app to have performers come to your town/street/house?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/1/19 8:21pm chresti:

Those horns!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/1/19 8:22pm chresti:

On that other song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/1/19 8:23pm chresti:

The Downs track-horns-
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/1/19 8:23pm Rob W:

Companies like Sofar sounds kinda do that chresti...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/1/19 8:24pm хtina:

Summerstage is a great way to see incredible talents for free. And best enjoyed with dos botellas de Mezcal, lol
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/1/19 8:26pm chresti:

Oh, right, for parties?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/1/19 8:29pm chresti:

Need to check out the Santa Monica Pier schedule, I think it's still free
Avatar Sat. 6/1/19 8:30pm TDK60:

..have seen a bunch of concerts at Summerstage, many global artists. don't wanna list, as I get carried away with lists.
Avatar Sat. 6/1/19 8:33pm northguineahills:

@xtina: I have a high alcohol tolerance, but unless those were very small bottles of mezcal, I'd be in the ER (now, I want some mezcal)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/1/19 8:36pm хtina:

@nhg well naturally you'd have to split them with a lot of people but if not botellitas :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/1/19 8:37pm chresti:

High alcohol tolerance, how so?
Avatar Sat. 6/1/19 8:38pm TDK60:

I wouldn't mind one serving of mescaline. been a while.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/1/19 8:41pm chresti:

A thimble full. It's been ages, we're not big drinkers.
Avatar Sat. 6/1/19 8:45pm northguineahills:

@chresti: My ancestors were Scottish?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/1/19 8:45pm chresti:

I sampled a shot of absinthe a couple years ago. It wasn't what it was all cracked up to be
Avatar Sat. 6/1/19 8:45pm northguineahills:

Now, TDK is talking!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/1/19 8:47pm хtina:

Artemisa absinthum, the 'active ingredient' in absinthe is actually not a hallucinogen, but it does cause seizures at high dosages. You're better off with mescaline right @TDK?
Avatar Sat. 6/1/19 8:48pm northguineahills:

(outside of a Dutch women and French Huguenot, all of my ancestry is Scottish except for someone from Essex, and someone from York [told you I was WASP AF{w/o the blue blood}])
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/1/19 8:49pm chresti:

ngh, mine too
Avatar Sat. 6/1/19 8:49pm TDK60:

xtina- never tried absinthe! // Rob, it's been a great big paradisiac world musicky show. Thanks!
Avatar Sat. 6/1/19 8:51pm northguineahills:

Too bad I can't afford to have a kid w/ my Mexican wife, as my gene pool needs a bit of chlorine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/1/19 8:52pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Rob. Another plaisir mondain!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/1/19 8:53pm chresti:

I think the absinthe available here doesn't have seizure level thujone, or whatever the active element
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/1/19 8:55pm chresti:

-it has a lot of proof tho.
thanks ROB W!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/1/19 8:57pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob! Great music on a warm evening!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/1/19 8:58pm chresti:

I'd like to have an absinthe plant, it repels insects
Avatar Sat. 6/1/19 8:59pm northguineahills:

I used to do absinthe at a certain monthly Brooklyn party, after a few shots, once, me and my female friend could just slump in seat together for about 30 minutes. The legal kind, today, just feels like weak liquor.
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