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Saturday, August 8, 2009 Options
The Tel Aviv Show + Concert Previews

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Photos by Katie Gentile at Kol Ha Kampus: Top row L-R: Gil Rouviou, Ilan Rosenberg and Rob Weisberg.

This week Transpacific Sound Paradise time-shifts back to Rob's recent Holy Land Tour for a show recorded at Israel College of Management radio station Kol Ha Kampus ("The Campus Voice"). Kol Ha Kampus is probably Israel's most adventurous and influential non-commercial music station - in fact by some accounts it is the second most listened to radio station in Tel Aviv.

Rob is joined by guest-DJs Gil Rouviou of Kol Ha Kampus and Ilan Rosenberg, Tel Aviv native but currently host of Jaffa Jive Sundays at noon on WCBN-FM in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Gil and Ilan give us a multi-genre intro to rootsy contemporary Israeli (and some Palestinian) artists, many of whom have rarely been heard on US airwaves. This is not your stereotypical Jewish music - not a bit of schmaltz, and nary a klezmer song is in the mix. Well except, of course, for Oy Division.

Thanks to Katie Gentile!

And thanks to WFMU DJ Jeff Mullan for board-op assistance. Listen to Jeff's shows:

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Arab and Jewish Street Vendors, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv: Market calls (field recordings by Rob Weisberg) Options
Mixed with show intro

Lior Elmalich, Chaim Laroz, Micha Shitrit: Achot Ktana Options / Elmalich - Laroz - Shitrit
Micha Shitrit, a member of Hachaverim shel Natasha, one of the most influential Israeli rock ensembles of the 1980s and 1990s, collaborated with the liturgical poet Lior Elmalich and the music arranger Haim Laroz to set poems by Halevi and Gabirol, as well as by the 16th-17th century liturgical poet Israel ben Moses Najara .

Bikini: Morenika Options / Bikini 2 / LE

Amal Murkus: Taalu Options / Amal / SISU

Nizar Rohana: Mili Alina Options / Demo
Vocals: Sana Musa. Apologies - the spellings on this one are a bit imaginary...

Ahuva Ozeri: The Hidden Light Options / Bells Ringing / Nada

Bustan Abraham with Noa: Naa'ma Options / Fanar / SISU

Guy Mar: Me and You Options / I Have Nothing to Complain About / Acum

Maski Shivroh: Who is Dreaming Options / Various Artists: The Melting Pot - Ethnic Voices From Israel / NMC

Gevolt: Tum Balalaika Options / Sidur / Gevolt Productions

Oy Division: Oy Gewald A Ganef Options / Oy Division! / Lev Ha'Olam

Pissuk Rachav: Song of Love Options / Eretz Hakodesh / Tzadik

Panic Ensemble: Jewish Women Options / Panic Ensemble / Earsay

The Apples: Natri Ba Makom Options / Attention! / Audio Montage
"Jump Up and Down"

Balkan Beat Box: Ramallah Tel Aviv Options / Nu Made Remixes / JDub

Berry Sakharof: Behayeichem Adumei Hasfatot Options / Ibn Gabirol: Adumei Hasfatot / Helicon Records / *
With Rea Mochiach. 12 new songs with lyrics taken from the poetry of 11th century Jewish philosopher Solomon Ibn Gabirol.

Daniel Zamir: My Field Options / Echad / The 8th Note (Hatav Ha-shmini)
Vocals: Berry Sakharof

Koby Israelite: Ethnometalogy Options / Mood Swings / Tzadik

Yasmin Levy: Mano Suave Options / Mano Suave / Four Quarters Entertainment / *
Didn't know this at the time of recording, but Yasmin will make a rare NYC appearance on Friday November 8 at Symphony Space, Broadway and 95 St.
See for info.
Also: Mono Suave will be her first US release, coming out on Four Quarters (4Q) in September.

David Broza: Mi Princesa De Jade Options / Parking Completo / SISU
With Spanish musicians

Avishai Cohen: Gbede Temin Options / After the Big Rain / Anzic Records

Concert Previews:

Midival Punditz: Har Ek Baat Options / Hello Hello / Six Degrees / *

Tanya Tagaq: Force Options / Auk (Blood)

Alash: Chavadak Options / Alash

Romashka: Rustemul Options / Romashka

Joan Soriano: Me Muero de Amor Options / El Duque de la Bachata / Montano

Pablo Mayor and Folklore Urbano: La Pringamosa Options / Dance / Chonta

Sidiki Conde: Agfrisse Options / Sidiki

Gato Loco: Coconino 8 Options / Coconino

Jose Conde / Baby Loves Salsa: El Color De Mi Ritmo Options / Salsa Para Gatitos y Perritos / Baby Loves Salsa

Baye Kouyate: Live Intro Options
Music bed for concert listings

Hot 8 Brass Band: Sexual Healing Options

Listener comments!

  Sat. 8/8/09 4:51pm Your DJ:

Note - this week's playlist is not live - the show was pre-recorded and the playlist is complete as of show time. But you may post your comments here and I'll read them and / or relay them to our guests.
  Sat. 8/8/09 6:07pm Ken From Hyde Park:

This sounds like a very interesting show.
  Sat. 8/8/09 6:38pm BXML:

Thought it didn't get better than the traditional pop artists (Kleinstein, Artzi, Lieder) but I'm loving this music. Any chance kol hakampus can develop an English version of the webpage?
  Sat. 8/8/09 6:48pm slugluv1313:

very cool, love what i am hearing so far!

omg, OY DIVISION?!?!?!?
  Sat. 8/8/09 8:21pm bill:

oy division. Yeah, don't you know them. new band from liverpool, John, paul, ringo and.......
  Sat. 8/8/09 8:32pm john:

Woah, where are we on the playlist? I want that last record (8:30ish EST).
  Sat. 8/8/09 8:53pm brandon:

yeah what was the song that just played?
  Sat. 8/8/09 11:19pm Your DJ:

Not positive about the song IDs... the East European track around 8:30 was Romashka; the Dominican guitar / vocal type song that followed it was Joan Soriano. As far as 8:53 - I would have been yakking around then, doing concert info. The last song before concert info was the Jose Conde / Baby Loves salsa tune with kids singing along. Right before that, the instrumental Afro-Cuban piece was Gato Loco.
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