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Favoriting January 27, 2024: Lots of Music from the Arab World

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Artist Track Album Label Comments New
Praed  El Hawi   Favoriting Kaf Afrit  Akuphone    *  
Acid Arab  Leila Feat Sofiane Saidi   Favoriting Trois  Crammed Discs     
Omar Faruk Tekbilek  Haydar   Favoriting Spin Remixes       
Ifriqiyya Electrique  Qaadrii - Salaam Alaik - Massarh   Favoriting Rûwâhîne  Glitterbeat     
Bab L'Bluz  Africa Manayo   Favoriting Nayda!       
Yagmur Ertu  Come Together   Favoriting Padma  Lee Fry Music    *  
Didon  Aman Aman   Favoriting Tunisian Tale       
Lalalar  Yarin Yokmus Gibi   Favoriting En Kotu Iyi Olur  Bongo Joe    *  
Baba Zula  Col Aslanari   Favoriting Hayvan Gibi    The title means “to act with the natural grace of an animal."   
Mohammad Syfkhan  I Am Kurdish   Favoriting I Am Kurdish  Nyahh Records  Mohammad Syfkhan is a Syrian refugee living in Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim, Ireland. He lived in Raqqa where he was a surgical nurse who also had his own band.  *  
Petroloukas Halkias & Vasilis Kostas  Ilios & Palia Itia (Featuring Thanasis Vollas & Petros Papageorgiou)   Favoriting The Soul Of Epirus, Vol. II    This album is based on a creative approach to the instrumental pieces and the playing style established by the great clarinetist from Epirus (Northwestern Greece), Kitsos Harisiadis, in the decade of 1920-30. This time, focus is on a new dialogue between the master clarinetist Petroloukas Halkias and the laouto virtuso Vasilis Kostas.  *  
Fatimah Sirri  Ana bass saktalak   Favoriting Various Artists: Women of Egypt 1924-1931  Topic Records  From a compilation of fantastic Arab women, stars of Egyptian theatre and song who recorded in the nineteen twenties and early thirties.   
Oum Kalthoum  Fe Nour Mahyak   Favoriting Volume 23       
Ramzi Aburedwan & Dal'Ouna Ensemble  Dhikrayati   Favoriting Oyoun Al Kalam    Ramzi Aburedwan is a Palestinian composer, arranger, educator; and viola and buzuq player. He is the founder of Ensemble Dal’Ouna and the Palestine National Ensemble of Arabic Music. He founded the al Kamandjâti music centre and has collaborated with international and renowned musicians  *  
Karim Baggili and Le Trio Joubran  Ella & Jad   Favoriting Kali City    Karim Baggili, born in 1976, is a Belgian composer, guitarist, and oud player. Le Trio Joubran is an oud trio playing traditional Palestinian music. The trio consists of the brothers Samir, Wissam, and Adnan Joubran.   
Sonia M'Barek  Mihtara Bein Ithnein   Favoriting Takht    Sonia M'barek is a Tunisian singer of classical Arabic music and related genres. She was Minister of Culture from January to August 2016.   
Aziz Herawi  Yak Shabi Tan Ha Biya   Favoriting Cry of the Mountains    Aziz Herawi was a noted musician from Afghanistan who specialized in the dutar and rubab, both plucked string instruments. - Wikipedia   
Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, Shahzad Ismaily  To Remain To Return   Favoriting Love in Exile  Verve  When Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer and Shahzad Ismaily stepped into a New York City studio to record their first trio album, they did so with nearly nonexistent advance preparation. Which is borderline axiomatic, as all three musicians hail from improvisatory spaces.   
Kayhan Kalhor and Toumani Diabate  Wayfarers of the Legends   Favoriting The Sky Is The Same Colour Everywhere       

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Listener comments!

Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 9:01am
Bas NL:

Hi Rob! Hi all!
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 9:02am

bob ya head
Avatar 9:03am

Hola, "I Get Around" Rob.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am

Good morning/day/eve Rob & citizens of the comment board. Happy to be listening in real time this week!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am
Rob W:

Hi folks...
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Listener Tom:

Hi Rob!

Hi Rob! And this one, banger
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 9:15am
Peter from Saranac Lake NY:

Good morning Rob and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am

Thanks to your concert calendar listing I saw the Thunderbird Native American Dancers :), thanks Rob
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18am
Rob W:

That's great Megaroni.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

~Good ♄Saturday FMUvianz~
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48am
Handy Haversack:

Morning, Rob, Border Smashers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50am
Rob W:

Hi Handy, good to hear from you. It's been a bit quiet over here. Everyone doing okay?
tom tom the pipers son:

↳ Megaroni @9:15
did you join the round dance?
tom tom the pipers son:

good morning rob w and people...

Morning Rob and all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59am
Handy Haversack:

↳ Rob W @9:50
We had a bit of a lie-in. Long weeks! But doing OK. Joe Bataan tonight in Jersey City and Julianna Hatfield tomorrow in Manhattan. Not too bad for a January weekend.
rx "rexy" scabin:

Good morning, Rob and Everyone? Musette?
tom tom the pipers son:

↳ Revolution Rabbit Nov63 @9:35
hey rev rabbit... david skal...RIP... huh...:(((
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05am

Good morning, Rob, and hello familiar avatars. Along for the paradisaical.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:09am

morning all.
Great set Rob.
tom tom the pipers son:

its fantastic how the egyptian orchestras "revv" up
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↳ katie @10:09
Love your tuxie! They're such good kitties

@hyperDose yes they are!

technical difficulties make wfmu human.
You'll have to program your AI DJ to do them.
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 10:13am
Ken From Hyde Park:

Good morning, Rob and par avion!
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 10:14am
Bas NL:

↳ Song: "Fe Nour Mahyak" by "Oum Kalthoum"
Oum Kalthoum never failed and fails to amaze.
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 10:20am

Morning Rob and paradisians!
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 10:21am

Been listening and making coffee..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:22am
Rob W:

Good morning chresti, Ken, and everyone else who's checked in. Good to hear from you.
Toothgrinder Tom:

this music is extremely good.
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 10:27am

↳ HyperDose @10:10
Speaking of tuxies and assorted tabbies, time to serve our customers waiting on the porch!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:30am
Chris Hiatt:

Hallo, Rob and all. Been listening to the great sounds all morning, just getting a chance to check in now.
Toothgrinder Tom:

It nourishes the soul.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:41am

good morning Rob
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↳ chresti @10:27
A black cat crossed my path today. That's good luck!
Avatar 🌍 10:46am
Listener Tom:

I love this record.
Avatar 10:53am
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

↳ Toothgrinder Tom @10:26
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:54am
Handy Haversack:

Thanks, Rob! Take that, world!
Avatar 10:55am

Thanks, Rob!
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 10:55am
Bas NL:

Thanks Rob!
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Mister Dobalina:

Excellent show, Rob.
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 10:58am

Thanks Rob!
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

~ TY Always DJ RobW ~

thank you!
Avatar 🌍 10:59am
Listener Tom:

Great show Rob!
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 10:59am
Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Rob. Enjoy the weather, everyone!
gone with the wind:

See you next time.
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 11:00am

↳ HyperDose @10:42
that's right!
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