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Favoriting April 27, 2024: Pre-Japan Golden Week

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
El Malo  Monkey Monarchy   Favoriting Starship In Worship  Bellissima        0:00:00 (Pop-up)
Tokyo Cuban Boys  Walking The Balcony   Favoriting Various Artists: Akasaka Rare Groove Vol. 1  Denon    Japan's longest running Latin big band. Formed by Tadaaki Misago in September 1949. They were responsible for popularizing many Latin musical styles in Japan, by playing covers of Latin originals as well as their own Latin arrangements of Japanese pop hits. - Discogs    0:04:27 (Pop-up)
Bliki Circus  Opening Theme   Favoriting Bliki Charine  Mulatta    Bliki Circus is an acoustic gypsy/punk group in Kyoto, Japan. The music is reminiscent of traditional folk music from Japan, Eastern Europe and Russia, spiced with touches of Klezmer, tango, jazz, rock, and punk, and whatever else comes up. - facebook    0:07:01 (Pop-up)
Chanchiki Tornade  Theme of Ching-Dong   Favoriting 1st Tornade For Flying Around The World  Avex Trax        0:13:06 (Pop-up)
Asukasa Jinta  Dongara Gan   Favoriting Ginban  KSR    Experimental performance artists/preservation band Asakusa Jinta take their name and inspiration from the Tokyo historic district where jintas (roving Japanese street bands) once filled the streets.    0:18:09 (Pop-up)
Cicala Mvta  Tokyo Jinta   Favoriting Deko-Boko  Nektar        0:26:13 (Pop-up)
Nenes  Chimugukuru   Favoriting Akemodoro Unai  GlobeStyle        0:29:25 (Pop-up)
Shoukichi Kina and Champloose  Shin Jidai No Nagare   Favoriting Akainko  Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd. / Nipponophone        0:34:08 (Pop-up)
Kikusuimaru Kawachiya  Track 2   Favoriting Kawachi Junin-Kiri  Apollon        0:36:52 (Pop-up)
Rikki  Hounen   Favoriting Shimauta Trickles  Universal / Polygram    Rikki has been championed as the savior and future of Amami island music for years, ever since she started winning various Japanese folk competitions from the age of six. - Farside    0:45:09 (Pop-up)
Mayor Kaseda with three women and jyabisen accompaniment  Mochi Morai Uta   Favoriting Various Artists: Folk Music of the Amami Islands, Japan  Folkways  1954  This disc presents the distinctive folk music of the Amami Archipelego in Japan. Amami dialects, folktales, and traditions, although recognizable to someone familiar with Japanese culture, reflect the islands’ historical separation. - Folkways    0:49:25 (Pop-up)
Haruomi Hosono  Slack Key Rumba   Favoriting Various Artists: Island Music - Sound Image Series Vol.1 - CBS/Sony  CBS/Sony        0:52:26 (Pop-up)
Watanabe Hamako  San Francisco Chinatown   Favoriting Various Artists: Japanese Retro Hits - The Fifties, Volume 5  Musical Ark    Hamako Watanabe was the stage name of a Japanese popular singer, who was active during the Shōwa period of Japan, before, during and after World War II. - Wiki    0:55:14 (Pop-up)
Remon Nakanishi  Hohai Bushi   Favoriting Hinano Lezuto  DOYASA! Records    Remon Nakanishi is one of the brightest stars of Japan's minyo and Bon Odori music scene, especially known as a singer of Goshu Ondo, which is the ballad songs sung at Bon Odori (summer festivals where people dance) around Kansai area. - bandcamp  *   0:58:51 (Pop-up)
Huun - Huur - Tu, Carmen Rizzo & Dhani Harrison  Song Of The Caravan Riders   Favoriting Dreamers In the Field  Dark Horse Records / BMG      *   1:06:17 (Pop-up)
Violons Barbares  Old Man's Stories   Favoriting Monsters and Fantastic Creatures  Violons Barbares    The trio is composed of two fiddle players and a percussionist. From the steppe country of Mongolia will Dandarvaanchig Enkhjargal, who sings overtone singing and playing Morin Khoor. - home page  *   1:11:23 (Pop-up)
Auster Loo Collective  Kali   Favoriting Auster Loo Collective  Igloo Records    Auster Loo Collective is bringing a breath of fresh air into Belgium's acoustic music scene. - LD  *   1:14:24 (Pop-up)
Selda Bağcan  İnce İnce Bir Kar Yağar   Favoriting 40 Yılın 40 Şarkısı Vol.2  Majör        1:22:59 (Pop-up)
The Orient Express  Layla   Favoriting The Orient Express  Mainstream    New reissue  *   1:26:22 (Pop-up)
Cem Karaca, Dervisan  Tamirci Çırağı   Favoriting Tamirci Çırağı  Yavuz Plak        1:30:32 (Pop-up)
Kavita Shah  Chaki Ben (feat. Maalem Hassan Benjaafar)   Favoriting Cape Verdean Blues  Folkalist    Kavita Shah is a vocalist and composer from New York, NY. She has been hailed by NPR for possessing an “amazing dexterity with musical languages” - Wikipedia  *   1:36:53 (Pop-up)
Ann O' aro  Saple   Favoriting Bleu  Buda Musique    Anne-Gaëlle Hoarau, best known by her stage name Ann O'aro, is a musician and writer from Réunion. She is noted for her contribution to contemporary fonnkèr, a Réunionese genre of oral poetry. - Wiki  *   1:40:03 (Pop-up)
Danyèl Waro  Batarsite   Favoriting Batarsite  Piros        1:46:20 (Pop-up)
Synnøve Brøndbo Plassen  Springleik   Favoriting Den Lyse Dag  Heilo    Synnøve Brøndbo Plassen has in a short time become one of the most sought-after young folk musicians in Norway. - bandcamp  *   1:55:39 (Pop-up)
Kristo Rodzevski  Stomni   Favoriting Red Earth  Defkaz Records    Black Earth has eleven traditional Macedonian songs infused with African aesthetics, including Gnawa undertones, Congo rumba, and African field recordings. - defkaz    1:56:51 (Pop-up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 9:00am

Morning Rob and paradisians!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01am
Handy Haversack:

Morning, Rob and Border Spanners!
Avatar 🌍 9:01am
Charles in Chicago:

Hola Pacificos!
Avatar 9:03am

Good morning, Rob. I hear rumor of music from beyond the horizon.
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 9:03am
Peter from Saranac Lake NY:

Good morning Rob and paradise seekers!
Avatar 🌍 9:07am
Listener Tom:

Buenos dias everybody.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am
Rob W:

Good morning folks, thanks for listening.
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 9:11am
Ken From Hyde Park:

Good morning, Rob and those listening!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12am

↳ Handy Haversack @9:01
Going on from Brian's playlist: It might settle when Radio figures Voltron is the Alpha here
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 9:12am
Bas NL:

Hi Rob and all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am
Handy Haversack:

↳ fred @9:12
Yeah. Radio's *pretty* good with all of them. He gets a little too frisky sometimes -- I had to give him a timeout yesterday when he charged at Goblin, who didn't seem upset about it, but still. Voltron has mostly retired to the bed but will hang out on the back of the couch sometimes and tolerates being close to the dog then.

Haydi haydi!
Avatar 🌍 9:18am
Charles in Chicago:

I saw Laaraji and Sam Prekop last night, playing in a church that's been converted to a performance venue. Laaraji was great, as expected. Prekop's modular synth excursions left me cold.
Avatar 🌍 9:19am
Listener Tom:

Well that song will wake you up...
Avatar 🌍 9:19am
Charles in Chicago:

↳ Charles in Chicago @9:18
(but to be fair I don't really enjoy watching modular synth perfomances, except that one time I saw Suzanne Ciani)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20am
Handy Haversack:

↳ Charles in Chicago @9:18
Ooo, nice. Laaraji!
Avatar 9:22am

Joining from Hong Kong, it's 9:22pm here :)

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23am

↳ Charles in Chicago @9:19
Have you seen Keith Fullerton Whitman?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30am

↳ Song: "Chimugukuru" by "Nenes"
I love Nenes!
Avatar 🌍 9:30am
Charles in Chicago:

↳ fred @9:23
No, I haven't. But I think after last night maybe I've hit my lifetime quota of live modular synth performaces ... watching someone stare at a rats nest of wires is just not that interesting to me. (I can do that at home). Ditto for anyone playing with a looper pedal.

Okinawa music for Japan sounds similar to the West Indies music for America
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32am

↳ Charles in Chicago @9:30
Hey, you can't like everything
Avatar 9:32am

↳ yippie @9:32
We need some Yu-Mex on this show
Avatar 🌍 9:33am
Charles in Chicago:

↳ fred @9:32
yeah, true that. i try to keep a pretty open mind and listen to a lot of different stuff. and i'm loving this show right now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am

↳ yippie @9:32
I can't fly, but I'd love to go to Okinawa
Mike in DC:

I don't know who needs to hear it but Selda Bagcan, the Turkish folk/rock icon is making a few rare US stops. Houston suburbs (Stafford, TX) tomorrow. NYC on May 4 (Palladium time square).
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 9:44am
Peter from Saranac Lake NY:

Signing off; lurking on the radio until it's time to work out. Have a great day, everyone!
Mike in DC:

If I'm not mistaken, Rob is among her fans?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44am
Rob W:

Thanks for sharing that Mike.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45am

↳ Mike in DC @9:42
Good call there, anyone who needs to know is probably here
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52am

I'm clicy-starring this show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54am

↳ Song: "Slack Key Rumba" by "Haruomi Hosono"
Paradise View is the last fiction movie I saw
Avatar 🌍 9:58am
Charles in Chicago:

↳ fred @9:54
Did you like it?
Avatar 🌍 10:00am
Listener Tom:

Love this one. hoo-ah hoo-ah hoo!
Mike in DC:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01am

↳ Charles in Chicago @9:58
I did, though I'm no movie critic
Jim in MA:

Good morning, Rob and fellow paradise seekers! Enjoy the tunes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04am

↳ fred @10:01
I mean, Hosono, Jun Togawa, Okinawa legends on the soundtrack or the background, what could I do?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:06am

Wish I could go but tix are over $140 for Selda
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08am
Rob W:

Wow - thanks Megaroni.
Mike in DC:

↳ Megaroni @10:06
They are really more than they should cost which is why I think so few have sold. But there are tickets in the $70-80 range
Mike in DC:

I checked the venue and resale sights. It looks like probably half of what has sold are robots trying price arbitrage, but there is admittedly little demand at this price. I may try the $70 tickets and hope moving up in a half empty auditorium is allowed. Or grab last minute resales at a loss to the robots.
Avatar 🌍 10:14am
Charles in Chicago:

↳ Song: "Old Man's Stories" by "Violons Barbares"
Khoomei me!
Mike in DC:

Anybody know how the palladium treats moving up rows when there are a lot of empty seats??
Mike in DC:

Digging the Old Man's Stories!

↳ Jim in MA @10:02
Hey Jim!
Mike in DC:

Avatar 10:33am

↳ Song: "Tamirci Çırağı" by "Cem Karaca, Dervisan"
thanx DJ Rob W
Jim in MA:

↳ Alexandra @10:22
Hey, Alexandra! Enjoying the music vibes today?
Avatar 10:38am

This is fantastic, Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43am

good morning, Rob and all!
Avatar 🌍 10:53am
Listener Tom:

Went to NY oud festival event at Jalopy in Brooklyn last night - great stuff!
Jim in MA:

Scalping tickets hits a sour note in music events.
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 10:58am
Bas NL:

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

Thank you, Rob!
Avatar 🌍 11:00am
Listener Tom:

Great show - thanks Rob!
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 11:00am

Thanks Rob!
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