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Saturday, October 18, 2008 Options

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Live set by Kal – a scintillating Belgrade band mixing Roma (Gypsy) and non-Roma musicians that’s very of-the-moment and original yet steeped in Roma and East European musical traditions. Plus an interview with Dragan Ristic of Kal with Sani Rifati of Voice of Roma.

Kal in Hungary, photo c/o the Dumneazu blog.

Kal sings traditional Roma favorites but also contemporary songs about the Roma’s social and political challenges facing discrimination and other obstacles in Europe.

Kal is playing Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St. on Sunday Oct 19 at 9:30pm and a benefit organized by the partisan human rights organization, the International Action Center at the Solidarity Center, 55 West 17th St, #5C: on Monday Oct 20 at 7pm.

Also: Learn about a related Amala Roma music school in Kal leader Dragan Ristic’s home village outside of Belgrade: And Voice of Roma, the US Roma rights / awareness organization that supported KAL’s US tour:

Thanks to driver Sonya and our illustrious engineer Bil Bowen!

WANTED: Obama Songs in multi-culti styles for our pre-election show!

We are putting together as many world music and / or non-English Obama songs as possible for the last show before the election on Saturday, November 1 and for a special one hour program during WFMU's special election day webstream on election day, November 4.

If you have suggestions for songs to play or want to offer your own creation, original song or mash-up please email your host Rob Weisberg via this g-mail address: r.l.weisberg AT gmail DOT com.


This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Sinn Sisamouth: Track 14 Options / Classic Rocks (Sayonara Sounds Vol 7) / Sayonara Sound Productions

A Chaoyeay: Mission Impossible Rap Options / Khmer Surin / CVM

Sovath and Pichenda: Chein Jerng Joul Krong Options / Rasmey Hang Meas CD Vol. 339 / Rasmey

Him Sivorn & Noy Vanneth: Track 10 Options / Rasmey Hang Meas CD Vol. 240 / Rasmey

Kishore Kumar: Yeh Sham Mastani Options / Varous Artists: The Rough Guide to Bollywood Gold / World Music Network
Originally in the film Kati Patang

Arturo O' Farrill: Encantando de la Vida Options / Noche Inolvidable / Palmetto
Featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra. Vocals: Claudia Acuna, Herman Olivera

Cuban Cowboys: Jinetero Options / Cuban Candles / Mun Nice / *

Bradez: One Gallon Options / Various Artists: Akwaaba wo Africa / Akwaaba / *

Kofi Sammy: Maame Options / Various Artist: Akwaaba wo Africa / Akwwaba / *

Fula Flute: Obama Options
Hot off the presses! Thanks to session engineer Ethan Donaldson and Sylvain Leroux and Bailo Bah from Fula Flute.


Kal: Obrenovac Boogie Options / KAL / Asphalt Tango

Kal: Radio Romanista Options
Live at WFMU

Kal: Dvojka Options
Live at WFMU

Kal: Ding Dang Dong Options
Live at WFMU

Kal: Eclectica Options
Live at WFMU

Kal: I Am a Gypsy, Tsigane, Gitane Options
Live at WFMU

Kal: Djelem, Djelem Options / KAL / Asphalt Tango

Kal: Mozzarella Options / KAL / Asphalt Tango

Titubanda: Pena Options / The Grinder
Saban Bajramovic

Metropolitan Klezmer: Uskudar Taxim / Terk in Amerike Options / Traveling Show / Rhythm Media Records

Armenian Navy Band: Malkhas Akhber Options / Bzdik Zinvor

Rabih Abou-Khalil: Amarrado a Saudade Options / Em Portuges / Enja / *
Vocals: Ricardo Ribeiro

Phaleg: Psyche Options / Psyche

French Frith Kaiser Thompson: March of the Cosmetic Surgeons Options / Invisible Means / Fledg'ling / *
New reissue of 1990 recording.

Sam Newsome & Lucian Ban: Danube Stroll Options / The Romanian-American Jazz Suite / Jazzway / *

Juaneco y Su Combo: Dale Juaneco Options / Masters of Chicha Volume 1 / Barbes / *

Banda Musical de Quito: Flores Quitenas Options / Fiesta Popular / Rondador

Curumin: Caixa Preta Options / Japanpopshow / Quannum Projects / *

Cascabulho: Clementina de Jesus no Morro da Conceicao Options / Hunger Gives You a Headache / Piranha

Nation Beat: Coroa Imperial Options / Legends of the Preacher / Modiba

Listener comments!

  Sat. 10/18/08 6:25pm julian:

What a great start to the show...but now I have to go out. Pah!
Thank goodness for the archives!
  Sat. 10/18/08 6:42pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi. The show is sounding quite nice this evening.
  Sat. 10/18/08 6:42pm alan thomson:

Must get myself some more of the Cuban Cowboys!Enjoying the music
  Sat. 10/18/08 6:47pm Your DJ:

Thanks all for the good words. That Cuban Cowboys cd has been travelling in my bag for months. I've been meaning to play it... well, glad I finally did!
  Sat. 10/18/08 7:09pm Sister Hairy Hymen:

Klezmer? this is good>
  Sat. 10/18/08 7:42pm Your DJ:

Actually a Roma band from Belgrade - but of course there are similarities with klezmer...
  Sat. 10/18/08 8:19pm hfox:

Thank you for this excellent music! Listening from Louisville, KY and it sounds f-ing great!
  Sat. 10/18/08 8:23pm Your DJ:

Thank you Louisville!
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