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Favoriting January 16, 2021:
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Artist Track Album Label Comments New Approx. start time
Trad Attack!  Rikas sittus   Favoriting Make Your Move!  Trad Attack!      0:00:00 (Pop-up)
Forshpil  Mezhiritsh   Favoriting Tsvey  Forshpil  From Latvia - Yiddish Psych-folk    0:04:18 (Pop-up)
DakhaBrakha  Torokh   Favoriting Alambari  DakhaBrakha      0:12:07 (Pop-up)
Warsaw Village Band  Splawiany - Drifter   Favoriting Waterduction (Uwodzenie)  Karrot Kommando    *   0:16:53 (Pop-up)
Zafîf  Heure de Pointe   Favoriting Zafîf EP  Zafif  Led by Khalil Bensid and Samir Mokrani - North African (Gnawa), Turkish and Yemeni mix via Geneva, Switzerland    0:20:53 (Pop-up)
Raed Yassin  Book of Psalms   Favoriting Archeophony  Akuphone  Raed Yassin, born in Lebanon, also works out of Berlin; also a visual artist  *   0:25:37 (Pop-up)
Moonlight Benjamin  Pale Pawol   Favoriting Simido  Ma Case      0:36:16 (Pop-up)
Vusi Mahlasela  Khona Manje   Favoriting Shebeen Queen  Craft Recordings      0:40:05 (Pop-up)
Lucas Nwananga and His Band  Elastic Bands   Favoriting Back to Soweto  Umsakazo Records      0:45:35 (Pop-up)
Mateus Aleluia  Gangagila (feat Lenna Bahule)   Favoriting Olorum  Tratore  At 76, Bahian singer-songwriter Mateus Aleluia released his third solo album of new songs, with participations from some of the country’s leading musicians.  *   0:49:20 (Pop-up)
Thornato  Timbavati Bounce (feat. Benjamín Vanegas)   Favoriting Escape Plan  Wonderwheel  Producer Thor Partridge  *   0:53:29 (Pop-up)
Santrofi  Adwuma   Favoriting Alewa  Out Here      0:59:50 (Pop-up)
Jupiter & Okwess  Abalegele Gale   Favoriting Na Kozonga EP  Everloving Records  Jupiter Bokondji's messages describe social unrest in his hometown of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo    1:03:50 (Pop-up)
Keleketla!  International Love Affair   Favoriting Keleketla!  Ahead Of Our Time  Keleketla! was initiated by the Johannesburg based Keleketla! Library project and UK charity In Place Of War. Coldcut were joined by Nono Nkoane, Tubatsi Moloi,Thabang Tabane Sibusile Xaba and Gally Ngoveni. Plus contributions from Tony Allen, Shabaka Hutchings, Dele Sosimi, The Watts Prophets, Tamar Osborn, Miles James, Ed ‘Tenderlonious’ Cawthorne, Afla Sackey, Antibalas and others. - Bandcamp blurb    1:08:14 (Pop-up)
Groupe RTD  Raani (The Queen) / Hassan Omar Houssein   Favoriting The Dancing Devils of Djibouti  Ostinato Records      1:15:32 (Pop-up)
Ningue Ningue  Maragato   Favoriting Ningue Ningue  Requerec  From Guarda, Portugal, revisiting oral traditions    1:27:12 (Pop-up)
Thiago Nassif  Cor   Favoriting Mente  Gearbox  Co-produced by Arto Lindsay    1:29:37 (Pop-up)
Falle Nioke & Ghost Culture  Loneliness   Favoriting Youkounkoun EP  PRAH  Guinea / UK collab    1:32:26 (Pop-up)
La Gallera Social Club  Moroka-jia   Favoriting Tropico Salvaje  Tortuga Music  From Maracaibo, Venezuela - twin brothers Alexis and Miguel Romero  *   1:38:04 (Pop-up)
Bab L'Bluz  Nayda!   Favoriting Bab L'Bluz  Real World Records    *   1:41:42 (Pop-up)
Izouran N-Sahara  Chamra   Favoriting Tisnant  Hit the Road Music  Izouran N-Sahara (Roots of the Desert) represent the rich and diverse culture of Tagounite and M’hamid El Ghizlane in southeastern Morocco. Fusing traditional music styles of the Amazigh and Aarib people of the Sahara Desert, Izouran N-Sahara presents a new generation’s efforts to bring the storied traditional music cultures of their ancestors into the future (Source: Rhythm Passport)  *   1:45:50 (Pop-up)
Sidi Touré  Bortchin   Favoriting Afrik Toun Mé  Thrill Jockey  Great Malian guitarist / feat Mamadou Kelly and Boubou Diallo    1:49:15 (Pop-up)
Tidiane Thiam  N'Dianguene Demngal Men   Favoriting Siftorde  Sahel Sounds  From Fouta Toro, Northern Senegal    1:53:20 (Pop-up)
Fra Fra  Destiny (Orphans)   Favoriting Funeral Songs  Glitterbeat  Fra Fra are a quartet from the predominantly Muslim northern part of Ghana / recorded by Ian Brennan    1:56:13 (Pop-up)
Ann O'aro  Talon Malgash   Favoriting Longoz  Buda Musique  From Réunion. With Teddy Doris on trombone, Bino Waro on percussion    1:59:25 (Pop-up)
Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn  Busy Weaving / Julianne Johnson / Open Little Hand / Back Step Cindy   Favoriting Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn  Smithsonian Folkways  Instruments = Guzheng, Banjo    2:10:18 (Pop-up)
Ötödik évszak  A une femme   Favoriting Ne rejtsd el  Fonó Budai Zeneház  Band name (from Hungary) means "Fifth Season"  *   2:13:13 (Pop-up)
Frigg  Hakkisen   Favoriting Frixx  Frigg      2:16:04 (Pop-up)
Zedashe  Chkim Chonguri (My Chonguri, Samegrelo)   Favoriting Silver Sanctuary  Electric Cowbell  From the Republic of Georgia    2:19:31 (Pop-up)
Proekt Polotentse  Mesyats   Favoriting Kolechko  Proekt Polotentse  A joint project of the Moscow musicians Olga Zrilina and Alexander Polyushkin. Traditional songs from different regions of Russia in minimalistic arrangements. The album uses traditional songs from Bryansk, Kharkov and other former and present regions of Russia.    2:21:53 (Pop-up)
Etienne de la Sayette  Safari Kamer feat. Erik Aliana   Favoriting Kobugi  Muju  New album by french musician/producer Etienne de la Sayette (Akalé Wubé, Baeshi Bang…) blending jazz/groove with african & korean flavors Production / Recording / Compositions / all instruments: Etienne de la Sayette    2:24:36 (Pop-up)
A Cumpagnia & Trio Sospirata  Maganzia   Favoriting Mare Nostrum  Casa Editions  Mare Nostrum is a remarkable collaboration between innovative Corsican vocal group A Cumpagnia and Italian instrumental ensemble Trio Sospirata. Mare Nostrum combines Corsican polyphonic and solo vocal traditions with the Tuscan infused sounds of an exploratory trio that uses an unconventional format of euphonium/ trombone, virtuosic accordion and frame drums.  *   2:30:06 (Pop-up)
Marion Cousin et Kaumwald  La Bastarda y el Segador   Favoriting Tu Rabo Par'Abanico  Les Disques Du Festival Permanent  Heard this one on Meghan's show Underwater Theme Park on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio yesterday morning!    2:34:02 (Pop-up)
Falsa  Behad Ramzan (Boundless Secrets)   Favoriting American Sufi  Falsa      2:45:37 (Pop-up)
Kutiman  A Giant Snail   Favoriting Wachaga  Siyal Music  Ophir Kutiel from Israel    2:53:43 (Pop-up)
L'Attirail  Drum Lung   Favoriting Footsteps In The Snow  CSB Productions  Feat Sidi Bemol    2:58:34 (Pop-up)

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Check out the Transpacific Sound Paradise World Covers YouTube Playlist (many new songs added this week!) at http://tiny.cc/youtube-worldcovers.

Here's a video from our World Covers YouTube playlist:

I have a few other world musicky YouTube playlists under construction including an intriguing "World Music 70s" playlist - you can see them all and subscribe at: http://tiny.cc/wfmu-tsp-youtube.

Also check out our all-time African popular music faves Spotify playlist at: http://tiny.cc/wfmu-tsp-african-faves

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Listener comments!

Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 5:50pm

Hi Rob and sound paradise party! Tuned in...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:02pm

Rob, Crew, chresti, everyone!
Cumbia Phil:

Happy Fest season Rob! Globalfest was rad
Cumbia Phil:

Wish we was at the Goldenfest Hall tonite

evening, peoples
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:04pm
Rob W:

Hi everyone - Cumbia Phil, I agree, globalFEST did a great job online. Golden Fest is online tonight as well - but I miss them both in person, yes...
Avatar 🎸 6:05pm
Bas NL:

Hi Rob! World class people!

Good evening Rob and global citizens of the comment board!

the goldenfest streams worked very nicely for me, last nite. it's pay-as-you-wish, btw. I'll probably try again tonite after giving due listening service to Marty
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:08pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

Hello, Rob and globules!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:16pm
Rob W:

Thanks headcleaner, glad you checked out Golden Fest online and thanks for reporting back! (Golden Fest streams through 1 am Garden State time tonight as well folks - go to goldenfest.org and yes, pay as you wish to watch. A very lively comments board there too (as was the case for globalFEST).

oyez, pointe well taken
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:29pm

Hi mariano!
Dave Miss:

Electric zither is a thing.
Avatar 6:36pm

Great to hear you Rob! Happy 2021
Avatar 6:42pm
Mister Dobalina:

Just tunin' in...haven't missed too much I hope.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:43pm
Cooh John:

Hello all. Signing in early, chresti & mariano.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:45pm
Rob W:

Thanks Megaroni, a happy one to you too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:46pm
Cooh John:

Hi Rob. Great to hear sounds from around the globe. Perhaps the sounds can unite us.

Rob this is hitting the spot!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:50pm
Rob W:

Thanks folks!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:51pm

Hi Cooh John. About to have tacos...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:54pm
Cooh John:

Had tacos yesterday, chresti. Just poured a Guinness in front of the fire.
Dave Miss:

Fun set!
Avatar 6:59pm

My habib'ti told me to stop skoal-ing in front of the mirror. But what else am I do to with a glass of aquavit?
Dave Miss:

Hi Rob! Do you know this group from Mozambique named Cheney Wa Gune Quarteto? My friend was there for decades and sent me their Jindji Jindji album. Really upbeat.

Rob W, thank you so much for your show. it is the perfect cooking soundtrack. I'm just dancing in my socks and chopping stuff over here

this song (International Love Affair) is still fresh in my mind since when I last heard it, which must have been MattW's play on Aug 11

(meaning, "that's how good it is" - not that Rob is cribbing from Matt)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:13pm
Rob W:

Thanks Mandy, good chopping! And you know headcleaner, I might have first heard Keleketia on Matt's show - he does a great job (in addition to being a wonderful guy) and believe me, I take notes!

Quarteto Cheney Wa Gune look promising, @DaveMiss - thanks for tip

@robw - all good!

Lol @Mandy same here, socks and all lolol
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:22pm

Good Stuff Rob W!
Dave Miss:

@headcleaner they’re really fun
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:27pm
Rob W:

Thanks PR20!

Tx for the beautiful music, Rob
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:55pm

Good evening, Rob and all!

I would feel so honored to have this sung at my funeral
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:04pm

we are LOVING the show Rob from N brooklyn
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm
Rob W:

Thanks john_NN_nn_n!
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Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:17pm

Frigg! A fave of mine..

Help it's roots music
winston legthigh:

hey hey hey rob w, john_nn_nn_n, headcleaner, ike, marie, dave miss, pr1920, tdk60, maestro, andal, mandy, brian, cooh john, chresti, turkeysexy, mister dobalina, megaroni, manana, mariano, ken from hyde park, bas nl, cumbia phil !!!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:36pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, winston. Great show tonight, isn't it?
winston legthigh:

tis kfhp!
Avatar 8:46pm

Hello Winston.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:48pm

Hi winston!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:50pm

Really good show is right!
Avatar 8:50pm

i don't get to comment on this playlist a lot but i love this show v. much - thanks for all the years mr. dj
Avatar 8:54pm

Good night, Rob.
winston legthigh:

wonderful show rob w, all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm

Thanks Rob! Thanks skeleton crew! Keep keeping your ears open, all!
Bas NL:

Thanks for the sounds Rob!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:58pm

Thank you Rob and crew!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:58pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Rob. Stay warm!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm
Rob W:

Thanks everyone, have a good week!
Avatar 🎸 9:00pm

been listening and loving the show -- thanks so much, Rob!
sending peace and blessings and hopeful, positive energy out to y'all :)

Rob, You are a treasure - This was the most fantastic show - My favorite of all time - just everything so great and helped me concentrate in the weaving - your segues between tunes so lovely! Thanks for sharing your gifts with us!
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