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Saturday, June 21, 2008 Options
Mehmet Dede of Drom: Music from Turkey and beyond

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Guest DJ (hours 1 & 2): Mehmet Dede, who books music for the ascendant world-musicky nightspot Drom (85 Ave A in the East Village), new entrants into the cut-throat commercial fracas on the mean streets of Alphabet City. Mehmet spins roots and pop music from his native Turkey and the Mediterranean.


The scene at Drom.


While Drom is especially notable as a downtown a gateway for new European roots-oriented bands as well as a new downtown hub for the local Balkan roots scene, its booking is extremely eclectic, encompassing Brazilian, African, Asian music, jazz, etc.

Mehmet gives us the lowdown on Drom’s musical agenda and some alluring upcoming shows, including an annual Gypsy / Romany music festival in late September and Early October. A number of excellent European bands will make their NYC / US debuts at the festival (including Mahala Rai Banda, Baba Zula and Watcha Clan) sharing bills with leading lights of the local Balkan / E. European scene.


This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Burcan Ocal: Part IV Options / Sultan Osman
With Pete Namlook

Omar Faruk Tekbilek: Shinanay Options / Alif / Narada
With Steve Shehan

Wax Poetic: Hoppala Options / Wax Poetic Istanbul / Nublu Records

Ojos de Brujo: Tanguillo de Maria Options / Bari / World Village

Linda Castel: Boa Nova Options / Various Artists: Original Fado / Sound of Music

Watcha Clan: Balkan Qoulou Options / Various Artists: The Balkan Club Night / Lolas World

17 Hippies: Was Bleibt Options / Ifni / Buda Musique

Zeb: Balkany Flowers Options / Various Artists: The Balkan Club Night / Lolas World

Selim Sesler: Kiremit Bacalari Options / Kesan'a Giden Yollar / Kalan

Mercan Dede: Gulname Options / Sufi Traveler / Doublemoon

Fahir Atakoglu: Vals Options / Senfonik Konseri / Imaj Records

Sertab Erener: Dargin Degilim Options / La'l / Tempa Muzik

Baba Zula: Alexander Options / Roots / Doublemoon

Osman Ismen Project: Buselik Fantasy Options / Jazz Eastern / Sony

Gokhan Kirdar: Fayton Options / Ustume Basip Gecme / Loopus Muzik

Uncredited: Guzel Ask Options / Guitar-Ney / Cinar Muzik

Nomo: All the Stars Options / Ghost Rock / Ubiquity / *

Orchestra Baobab: Ndeleng Ndeleng Options / Made in Dakar / Nonesuch / *

Issa Babayogo: Kalan Nege Options / Various Artists: Rough Guide to the Music of Mali / World Music Network / *

Mali Music: Le Hogon Options / Mali Music / Astralwerks

Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara: Yo Lay Lay Options / Soul Science / World Village / *

Midival Punditz: 136 Options / Midival Punditz Remixed / Six Degrees / *
Gautam's Downtempo Mix

Apollo Nove: Yage Cameras Options / Res Inexplicata Volans / Crammed Discs

Vieux Farka Toure: Tabara Options / Various Artists: Rough Guide to the Music of Mali / World Music Network / *
Featuring Ali Farka Toure

Ballake Sissoko: Improvisation 1 Options / Deli / Indigo
Music Bed / c/o calabashmusic.com

Salif Keita: Kamoukie Options / M'Bemba / Decca




Listener comments!

  Sat. 6/21/08 7:31pm charles:

i like turkish music and i like omer faruk tekbilek. i celebrate their work.
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