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Favoriting January 20, 2024: New releases, mixed bag

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Artist Track Album Label Comments New Approx. start time
Terakaft  Tirera   Favoriting Kel Tamasheq  World Village      0:00:00 (Pop-up)
Bombino  Darfuq   Favoriting Sahel  Partisan Records      0:05:37 (Pop-up)
Maria Mazzotta  Sula Nu Puei Stare feat Bombino   Favoriting Onde  Zero Nove Nove  Maria Mazzotta's visceral interpretation meets the electric sounds of Post-Rock, creating an original and profound blend. Onde (Waves), an album in which she has chosen for the first time in her twenty-year career to express the outspoken and vital force of peasant tradition through contemporary instruments with a rural flavor to its essence.  *   0:11:59 (Pop-up)
Les Abranis  Therrza Rathwenza   Favoriting Amazigh freedom rock 1973-1983  Les Disques Bongo Joe  Les Abranis were the pioneering Algerian band that blended traditional Berber music with western rock, folk, disco, and funk, all the while proudly celebrating their Kabyle heritage and taking the Maghrebi music scene by storm, from Algeria to France, the latter becoming a new creative center for the Kabyle diaspora.    0:17:23 (Pop-up)
Cserepes  This Little Lészped   Favoriting Pink  Fonó  "This album is the last piece of my "remix" series. With the "remix" method, my goal was to show some great old Hungarian folklore singers to a wider, non-professional audience in archival origins, yet in a novel sound environment." - Cserepes Károly  *   0:25:21 (Pop-up)
Fågel Roc  Uti vår hage   Favoriting Folk  pbpRecords  Fågel Roc – The Band without Borders – plays Swedish Folk Music in a World Wide Way. The 14th album from Fågel Roc. Some new tracks – Some old – Some Medieval, played in the very special Fågel Roc way by The Swedish Band from all over the Planet.  *   0:29:34 (Pop-up)
Naaljos Ljom  SkraddarlÜtten   Favoriting Naaljos Ljom 2  Motvind Records  Good news for everyone who likes microtonal folk music mixed with electronics and noise! Tenacious Naaljos Ljom follows up their debut record "Naaljos Ljom" (2021) with more of the same – headbanging nods to acid folk, Kraftwerk and Eivind Groven.    0:33:29 (Pop-up)
Frode Fjellheim and Skruk  Elden   Favoriting Mitt alter er fjellet - Vaerieh mov aalhtarinie  Kirkelig Kulturverksted  Frode Fjellheim and SKRUK have created a vibrant album where Saami music, hymns, church music and Argentine tango meet.    0:38:00 (Pop-up)
El Laberinto Del Coco  Lo Que Te Vuelve Loco (feat. Ama Rios)   Favoriting El Laberinto Del Coco    Héctor “Coco” Barez is one of the most active Puerto Rican percussionists of his generation. During his extensive career he has had the opportunity to represent the Island in both folkloric and popular music stages.    0:48:05 (Pop-up)
Ninfa Giannuzzi e Valerio Daniele  Ulisse   Favoriting Amartìa  desuonatori  Amartìa contains original songs in an ancient and "dead" language, the grico, a minority language from Salento, aiming at the paradox of writing new songs using a dead language, mainly using this language for its musicality and sound.  *   0:51:47 (Pop-up)
Eva Väljaots & Robbie Sherratt  Helevalge tuvi   Favoriting Skylark    Skylark is the debut album of Anglo-Estonian folk duo Eva Väljaots & Robbie Sherratt. It features their own compositions inspired by English and Estonian traditional music and folklore.  *   0:56:25 (Pop-up)
Johanni Curtet  Baavgai Bolokhson   Favoriting If Only I Could Hibernate Original soundtrack to the film by Zoljargal Purevdas  Buda Musique  This film is a cry from the heart for Mongolia perceived through the harsh daily life of a family in Ulaanbaatar: the abandoned yurt neighborhoods, the daily fight to survive the winter, the pollution of the coldest capital in the world, the question of equal opportunities, but also social issues such as the rural exodus and the gap between the nomadic presence and urban planning.  *   1:03:28 (Pop-up)
Saramaccan Sound  Please, Save Me   Favoriting Where the River Bends Is Only the Beginning  Glitterbeat  Saramaccan Sound (Suriname) are a brother duo – Dwight Sampie and Robert Jabini – who write and perform flowing acoustic songs sung in Saramaccan, the language from the Americas with the most African elements. Their debut album was recorded in situ by Grammy winner Ian Brennan along a remote riverside in the Amazon region of Suriname.  *   1:09:15 (Pop-up)
Tomislav Livaja  Skripi djeram momacko kolo   Favoriting Made in Sarva​š​- Music from Eastern Croatia  Antonovka Records / Čto Slyšimo  Tomislav Livaja is a Croatian folklorist, artist and school teacher. He plays many Croatian traditional instruments — flutes, ocarina, bagpipes of various types and the plucked samica.  *   1:12:55 (Pop-up)
Pedro Rosa  Com a bola no pé   Favoriting Midnight Alvorada  ajabu!  The album features a combination of rhythms, such as samba, baião, ijexá, bossa nova and waltz and features the participation of prominent names in Brazilian music, such as Jurandir Santana, Mônica Salmaso, Vanessa Moreno, Zé Luis Nascimento and Ivan Sacerdote.    1:15:09 (Pop-up)
Aguidavi do Jêje  Na Palha do Dendê   Favoriting Aguidavi do Jêje  Rocinante  Hailing from Bahia, the Afro-percussive group skillfully blends Candomblé rhythms of the Jeje-Mahin nation, creating a percussive ritual that bridges the gap between the past and the present.  *   1:19:13 (Pop-up)
Adebukonla Ajao & Her Group  Aboyin Ile   Favoriting Various Artists: Apala: Apala Groups in Nigeria 1967-1970  Soul Jazz    *   1:26:03 (Pop-up)
Edgar Gonzalon  Apretaito   Favoriting Single        1:31:25 (Pop-up)
Vumbi Dekula  UN Forces (Get Out of the Democratic Republic of Congo)   Favoriting Congo Guitar  Sing A Song Fighter / Hive Mind Records  At last, Mr Dekula is finally releasing an instrumental solo guitar album after more than 40 years of playing lead guitar in numerous great bands and orchestras. Vumbi, who now lives in Sweden and is one of Europe's greatest ambassadors for Congolese music, has got a special story to tell and he uses his magnificent, infectious guitar playing to do so.    1:36:08 (Pop-up)
Super Biton de Segou  Diarabi Muso   Favoriting Afro.Jazz.Folk Collection Vol 2  Mieruba, Deviation Records  The collection includes early and rare 70s recordings by this important Malian orchestra showcasing the diverse musical roots of 1970s Mali, combining Afro-Latin percussion, Mandingo songs, jazzy brass, and funky guitar.  *   1:39:58 (Pop-up)
Les Ambassadeurs du Motel de Bamako  Mana Mana   Favoriting Les Ambassadeurs du Motel de Bamako: Vol. 1  Syllart / Sterns      1:45:18 (Pop-up)
Gosti  Slobodno / Choice   Favoriting A Path to Travel        1:52:48 (Pop-up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am

Buongiorno a tutti!
Avatar 9:08am

Morning, Rob.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10am
Rob Weisberg:

Good morning TDK, Luisa and all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10am

Still getting used to your show/sets not being Saturday evening!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13am

So great! A song in Italian!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am

Ballpark Frank:

Digging these sweet jams this morning!
Avatar 9:15am

↳ Song: "Sula Nu Puei Stare feat Bombino" by "Maria Mazzotta"
After 20+ years of hearing the term, I'm still trying to figure out what "post-rock" is. It sounds like rock to me. But maybe this matters little. Maybe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am
Handy Haversack:

Morning, Rob, Border Spanners.
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 9:16am
Ken From Hyde Park:

Good morning, Rob and transients!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19am
Rob W:

Good morning Handy and Ken.
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 9:20am

Morning Rob and sound paradisians!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26am
Rob W:

Morning chresti!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31am
Rob W:

↳ TDK60 @9:15
I'd say it sounds like rock to me too, at least on that track. By the way, this week most of the blurbs I'm posting come from artists or management comments about the albums, rather than bios.
  Swag For Life Member 9:31am
Zinn The Mood:

Just want to thank you for having on last week the guitarist/mandolinist for Swedish band Frander. After you announced they’d be playing a free show at the Scandinavian House I took my young daughter on the ferry with a bicycle. We had a wonderful time. Great tunes, dynamics; sort of bridging different types of traditional folk music with occasional hard rock and hypnotic grooves, updated or modern Tull but ancient too. The singer, who I was disappointed to find is not on the record, was really stunning. She was diminutive country girl with a radiant smile in a deep red dress, the epitomize of Nordic fairy tale; sort of a cross between Sandy Denny, Bjork and Ann Wilson. There were drinks and finger food provided for all attendees. Felt like back in the music industry days.
Thanks again for introducing us to them, and back announcing their show.
Think they’ll be coming to Flushing Music Hall in the fall. We’ll be there.
Hey folks!

Mornin WFMU
Avatar 9:34am

↳ Zinn The Mood @9:31
Morning Zinn and thanks for the report. I almost went to that but decided to go to a protest instead.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:36am
Rob W:

↳ Zinn The Mood @9:31
Thanks Zinn for your report, I'm glad that you were inspired to check out the show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38am

Is that a Jaw harp?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am
Rob W:

↳ Luisa24 @9:38
Yes, on the Naaljos Ljom track, that was some jaw harp action.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am
Chris Hiatt:

Good morning, Rob W and all. Excited to be able to listen in today!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43am

Frode Fjellheim and Skruk are my copilots - love whatever the hell this is
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43am

Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 9:44am

↳ Song: "Elden" by "Frode Fjellheim and Skruk"
Argentine tango!
Toothgrinder Tom:

Rob has such a calming voice, it’s much appreciated.
Listener Bryan (the Professor):

Morning, all. This was a great festival closer wasn’t it? So much energy,
Listener Bryan (the Professor):

@ Chris — how was Amir Elsaffar?
Avatar 9:50am

10F/-12C in upstate////
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51am
Handy Haversack:

↳ Listener Bryan (the Professor) @9:49
Morning, Bryan.
Avatar 9:52am

↳ Song: "Lo Que Te Vuelve Loco (feat. Ama Rios)" by "El La...
very cool 😎
Listener Bryan (the Professor):

@Handy — hey, double H. Pro tip: grocery store’s empty this morning. Kind of glad I’m doing this early.
Avatar 9:56am

↳ HyperDose @9:52
ambient temperature, or the song?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56am
Chris Hiatt:

↳ Listener Bryan (the Professor) @9:50
It was so pure and it was the first time they had all played together. The hour and change went very quickly. Everyone was amazing, especially the gent on the bull fiddle (learned that from CP). Amir sang at the end, it was beautiful.
Avatar 9:57am

i'll be back in nyc sunnite. my former dj partner who has been putting me up has a date sunnite, so, I'll need a spot then. My sublet starts Feb3 in Sunset Park (thanks to a friend Dave Mandl)
Avatar 9:57am

↳ northguineahills @9:56
that tune had my hips gyrating like Elvis!
Listener Bryan (the Professor):

@chris — nice. I’ve enjoyed his shows so much in the past.
rx "rexy" scabin:

Good morning, Rob and Everyone.
Avatar 9:59am

ok, contacting your HMO for a hip replacement surgery (Wait, you live in US, well, we'll GFM that) [life under capitalism]
Avatar 10:00am

↳ HyperDose @9:57
working w/ gov't types at my job, are weirdly very liberal.. not used to that ....
Avatar 10:00am

↳ Song: "Helevalge tuvi" by "Eva Väljaots & Robbie Sherratt"
we need more Eesti volk!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02am

Gunaydin Rob:), wonderful Saturday with you
Avatar 10:04am

↳ Song: "Ulisse" by "Ninfa Giannuzzi e Valerio Daniele"
nearly dead language. there still exists a salento (italo) - greco language. many place names and slang still exist down there...
  Swag For Life Member 10:06am
Zinn The Mood:

↳ TDK60 @9:34
Hey TDK. Need to get myself to more protests again.

Sort of been made inert by contempt for so much. But mainly my ire, which can tend to overwhelm me and I have to keep in check, is over an inability for folks to rise up against what seems to me like a piling off tinder that keeps getting waaaaay too high for waaaaay too long.

The hurdles are as difficult as ever. Politics and “news” is a complete and utter joke, charade and total distraction. Problem as ever is the masses still are transfixed in their misguided fear, not realizing it’s entertainment programming to appease advertisers. Not at all interested in the Dem/Rep soap opera; the fundamental economic issues are purposefully obscured and ignored for entertainment value and market share.

While all around us, right in our faces, we’re being buried with price-gouging at the grocery stores, high markups at restaurants, cost of living racing sky high, a dystopian world of co-pays, deductibles and minimum account balances.

I guess my only outlet is doing the occasional public rant in a supermarket about the criminal price-gouging that everyone knows is happening but no one seems to want to talk about. “Who’s making the pricing here?” It’s gratifying to watch the knowing heads nod or pass an affirmative comment. These petty bourgeois small business owners/merchants all looking around at each other taking more and more and thinking “why not, if he’s doing it.”
That’s my little release. Hoping somehow others will take it up until we get a Boston Tea Party type resistance or something.
I don’t know, man.
I’ll stop there.
Thanks for letting me rant a little.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07am
Rob W:

↳ northguineahills @10:04
Thanks for the clarification ngh and thanks Megaroni!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07am
Spikey BXL:

This thing on?

Morning, peoples
Avatar 10:12am
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

~Good ♄Saturday FMUvianz~
Waking slow & appreciating great musics for it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:18am

good morning Rob and others
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:18am
Chris Hiatt:

↳ Spikey BXL @10:07
Hey, Spikey.
  Swag For Life Member 10:19am
Zinn The Mood:

↳ Rob W @9:36
Thanks again, Rob!

Connecting with music again has been invigorating. And you folks at FMU have been the best sources.
Avatar 10:19am

↳ northguineahills @10:00
The paradigm must be shifting!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:21am
Spikey BXL:

↳ Chris Hiatt @10:18
How are you, Chris?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:27am
Chris Hiatt:

↳ Spikey BXL @10:21
Doing pretty well, thanks. Cold here in NYC! How's things?
rx "rexy" scabin:

I must go. Thank you, Rob and Everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:29am
Spikey BXL:

↳ Chris Hiatt @10:27
We still have snow here, but the sun's been out all day and made it lovely for a walk through the neigbouring fields.

Dug the Mongolian music earlier
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:32am
Chris Hiatt:

↳ Spikey BXL @10:29
Sounds lovely!
Avatar 10:37am

↳ Song: "Apretaito" by "Edgar Gonzalon"
que ricooo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:41am
Spikey BXL:

↳ Song: "Baavgai Bolokhson" by "Johanni Curtet"
So odd, I can't find the track here, Rob.
As said earlier, loved it and went looking.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:45am
Spikey BXL:

Think it might be the title of the movie - will stop nerding out and check out the rest of the OST later. Disregard.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47am
Rob W:

↳ Spikey BXL @10:45
I might have screwed up the title, not sure - sorry about that!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:49am
Spikey BXL:

↳ Rob W @10:47
No need to apologize - you've opened a new rabbit hole for me to get lost in and I thank you for it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:50am
Handy Haversack:

Thanks, Rob! Been swotting away over here, but enjoying the tunes.
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 10:53am
Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks for the tour today, Rob. ✈️
Avatar 10:54am

↳ Song: "UN Forces (Get Out of the Democratic Republic of ...
i must explore more of Vumbi Dekula's music! (have been reading about the Democratic Republic of Congo this past week)

good morning, Rob! Paradisians!

have been listening, enjoying (just not able to hang out with all the cool kids in the comments)

fantastic show, as always -- thanks so much! 😺😺
Avatar 10:56am

Crazy good show, Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58am
Chris Hiatt:

Not sure I'll be able to check out Peter Apfelbaum tomorrow, but anyone in the tri-state area who can go should consider. He's fantastic!

Thanks, Rob Weisberg! Have great Saturdays, folks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58am
Rob W:

Thanks everyone! See you next time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58am

Thanks Rob
Listener Bryan (the Professor):

Thx, Rob
Avatar 11:06am
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

~ TY Always DJ RobW ~
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