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Favoriting May 25, 2024

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Artist Track Album Label Comments New Approx. start time
Salim El Baroudi  Fatouma   Favoriting Various Artists: Zamaan Ya Sukkar - Exotic Love Songs And Instrumentals From The Egyptian 60’s  Radio Martiko      0:00:00 (Pop-up)
Tito Rinesi & Ensemble Dargah  Halet Ile Bana   Favoriting Ilahi    Italian composer takes o n Sufi music.  *   0:05:23 (Pop-up)
Abeer Nehme, Marcel Khalifa  Ya Henna   Favoriting Sing a Little        0:11:34 (Pop-up)
Turbo Tabla  Allahu Ya'Allam   Favoriting Arabic Music Re-Imagined    Produced by Egyptian drummer, Karim Nagi.    0:15:30 (Pop-up)
Arabic Rock Orchestra  Mijwiz   Favoriting The Rough Guide To The Best Arabic Music You've Never Heard  World Music Network  (Also known as Khalas), a band who cite influences as wide as System Of A Down to vintage Arab Druze singer Asmahan. - World Music Network    0:19:19 (Pop-up)
The Orient Express  Fruit of the Desert   Favoriting The Orient Express  Mainstream  New reissue  *   0:23:27 (Pop-up)
Ramy Essam  Tartoor   Favoriting The Rough Guide To Arabic Revolution  World Music Network  Rock artist and human rights defender Ramy Essam is considered to be one of the loudest voices of today. His resilient journey from the hub of the Egyptian revolution to the international stages has included viral hits and awards as well as moments of struggle. - home page    0:26:07 (Pop-up)
Olcay Bayir  Daha Senden Gayrı Aşık Mı Yoktur?   Favoriting Tu Gulî  ARC Music  Olcay Bayir is a London-based singer, songwriter, and composer of Kurdish origin from Turkey. Bayir’s music is a mixture of her original compositions and songs based on Anatolian folk music tradition with a dynamic, contemporary twist. - Wiki  *   0:29:17 (Pop-up)
Sabahat Akkiraz & Orient Expressions  Kaleden Kaleye Şahin Uçurdum (Temir Ağa) - I Sent A Hawk Fortress To Fortress   Favoriting After the fact    The threesome combines electrophonic sensibilities as applied by Dj Yakuza with Turkish Folkish/ Alevi song and instrumental forms to render a well-integrated sound that moves through polyharmonic, jazzy vibes with darbuka and traditional percussion-laden groove. - WOMEX    0:37:40 (Pop-up)
Tootard  Babe   Favoriting Migrant Birds  Glitterbeat      0:43:04 (Pop-up)
Rizan Said  From Mandal to Mandal   Favoriting King of Keyboard  Annihaya Records      0:46:30 (Pop-up)
Abu Wafsi  Deg Deg Degdeglo   Favoriting Various Artists: Dabke - Sounds of the Syrian Houran  Sham Palace      0:52:51 (Pop-up)
AC BC Project, feat. MISS MAAWA, Adama Yalomba, Mobjack  Danse   Favoriting CultureRize / Bamako All Stars, Vol.I  Roadmusic Prod.  West African collaborative project. Roadmusic Productions endeavors to implement the concept of transculturation, in which sounds and ideas from various cultures influence the music. Transculturation is the musical representation of Roadmusic's exploration of anthropology! - WOMEX  *   1:00:37 (Pop-up)
Les Soeurs Doga & Viktor Marek  Mashallah   Favoriting Bayiri  Fun in the church  Twin sisters Haoua and Azera Doga have mastered the art of blending traditional Mooré melodies with modern, rap-like vocals since the early 2000s. They address urgent issues such as terrorism and hunger, but in uplifting call-and-response songs full of positivity. Hamburg-based beatmaker Viktor Marek enhances the unique style and message of les soeurs Doga.  *   1:05:18 (Pop-up)
Malian Musicians (Afel Bocoum, Toumani Diabaté & Friends) & Damon Albarn  Bamako City   Favoriting Mali Music  Honest Jon's      1:09:05 (Pop-up)
Cheikh Efrita  Ya Hasra (Cheikh El Afrit)   Favoriting Cheikh Efrita  Monograph  Cheikh Efrita reinvents a century-old Tunisian musical repertoire, projecting it into the present through a stylistic palette ranging from Footwork to Hyperpop, Breakbeat, IDM and Post-Club. His compositions are based on Tunisian archive music from the 1920s-1950s, and this debut album is an homage to 7 artists, most of them famous female singers. - bandcamp  *   1:12:54 (Pop-up)
Bab L' Bluz  Mouja   Favoriting Swaken    GIG: Sat July 20 @ Celebrate Brooklyn.Bab L'Bluz are a French-Moroccan four-piece that play a tasty blend of fiery psychedelic rock backed up with hypnotic North African gnawa rhythms. - fb  *   1:18:58 (Pop-up)
Rachid Taha  Khalouni / Ya Oumri   Favoriting Zoom        1:23:41 (Pop-up)
Ahmed Moneka  Funky Iman   Favoriting Kanzafula: Afro-Iraqi Sufi Soul  LulaWorld  My life and experiences as a multidisciplinary artist specializing in acting in theatre/film and Afro-Middle Eastern music. Originally from Baghdad, Iraq. I was raised by a musical family honouring and preserving their Afro-Iraqi culture and traditions. - home page  *   1:33:33 (Pop-up)
Bedouin Burger  Zamel   Favoriting Ma Li Beit  PopArabia  Made up of Syrian celestial vocalist, composer and musician Lynn Adib and Lebanese underground trailblazer, music producer and multi-instrumentalist Zeid Hamdan, Bedouin Burger is a Paris based duo seamlessly intersecting Arabic folk with pioneering electronica. - YouTube  *   1:37:13 (Pop-up)
Areasud Electric Roots  Lutiripù   Favoriting Comusì  Mhodì Music Company  Areasud Electric Roots is the first studio production of a musical collective born in 2023 as a parallel project of the Areasud Quartet, active in Sicily since 2010 in folk and world music.  *   1:42:14 (Pop-up)
Terrae  Hiedra (Feat El Naan)   Favoriting Medra    This is the first album by this enigmatic Galician duo in which they propose to accompany them on a sound and intercultural journey that transcends borders through contemporary electronics in synergy with ancestral sounds. - Vicious Magazine  *   1:45:33 (Pop-up)
Tria  Mariposas en Marea   Favoriting Tria      *   1:49:46 (Pop-up)
Herandu  Taxi Trip   Favoriting Ocher Red  Hive Mind  Herandu are brothers Evgeny and Mikhail Gavrilov from Novosibirsk in Siberia. Mikhail and his brother have played music together since they were very young eventually forming the band FPRF together in the mid 2000's. - deejay.de  *   1:54:07 (Pop-up)

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Listener comments!

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Bas NL:

Hi Rob! Hi all!
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

~ Good ♄Saturday FMUvianz ~
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Marley P. Dogg:

Hello Rob, Bas and Rabbit and friends! Happy weekend!
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 9:05am

Morning Rob and paradisians!
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Listener Tom:

Buenos dias, Rob & everybody!
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Handy Haversack:

Morning, Rob and Border Smashers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17am
Rob W:

Good morning everyone, thanks for joining us.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19am

hi everyone. this is a perfect set for a lovely sunny morning.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Yerknow ...I'm trying not to be Thee Clickyslut of FMU anymore
...but it takes some restraint to not clicky☆ all these magnificent trax first thing of a morning...
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...course, I just love ArabTrad...
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 9:37am

DJs like to see stars, I heard..
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 9:41am

↳ Song: "Kaleden Kaleye Şahin Uçurdum (Temir Ağa) - I Sent...
Shaking my pill bottles to this!
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 9:59am
Ken From Hyde Park:

↳ chresti @9:41
Medicine cabinet dance party!
Also, hello!
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Spikey BXL:

↳ Song: "Deg Deg Degdeglo" by "Abu Wafsi"
This one was super fun. Hi Rob
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 10:02am

↳ Ken From Hyde Park @9:59
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 10:27am
Tom P in Brooklyn:

Hi Rob. Enjoying the show!
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 10:30am

sounding great today, Rob!

Good morning all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:34am
Rob W:

Thanks Trouble and Tom, good morning wenzo!
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Mister Dobalina:

Awesome set so far, Rob !!
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Rob W:

Thanks Mister Dobalina!
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Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Rob. Enjoy your hitchhiking adventure across the galaxy! 🌌
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Bas NL:

Thanks Rob! Great show!!
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Thanks Rob!
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

~ TY Always DJ RobW ~
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