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Saturday, March 4, 2017 Options
Marathon Eve

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We have tickets for this show on offer:

Susana Baca, Friday March 17th at 8 pm in a World Music Institute Concert at Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn.

To get in the running for a pair of tickets to this show: Email me, Rob W, here, and please put the word "TIX" in the subject line.

Susana Baca is a singer-songwriter, ethnomusicologist, folklorist, teacher, and winner of two Latin Grammy Awards. With a splendid voice and equally impressive interpretive gifts, Susana Baca is a primary exponent of the Afro-Peruvian musical tradition. Baca was an important figure in the revival of Afro- Peruvian music which, like the culture that provided it, had previously been little recognized, but is now regarded as an important part of Peruvian culture. Baca contributed greatly to its international popularity when, in her later years, she came to worldwide attention in 1995, with her rendition of “Maria Lando,” a heartbreaking ballad of Third World worker oppression. It was included on David Byrne’s The Soul of Black Peru compilation that was released on the Luaka Bop record label. Since then, she has toured the United States several times and released numerous albums. With her husband, she founded the Instituto Negrocontinuo (Black Continuum) in Lima, which is dedicated to preserving Afro-Peruvian culture.

To get in the running for a pair of tickets to this show: Email me, Rob W, here, and please put the word "TIX" in the subject line. The deadline to enter is Sunday night at midnight. Winners will be notified on Monday.

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Super Mambo 69: Sweeper Soul Options / Various: Afro Rock (Vol.1) / Strut / * (0:00:00 )

Idrissa Soumaoro Et L'Eclipse De L'Ija: Fama Allah Options / Various Artists: The Original Sound Of Mali / Mr Bogo / * (0:03:01 )

Ali Ayhan: Bana Göre Kızlar Çok Options / Various Artists: Uzelli Psychedelic Anadolu / Kudos Records / * (0:14:37 )

Hervé Imare : Mêle Mêle Pas Toué P'Tit Pierre Options / Various Artists: Soul Sega Sa ! Indian Ocean Segas From 70s / Les Disques Bongo Joe / *

Kerekes Band: Trans--Nomad Express Options / Back to Folk / EFB Music / * (0:24:40 )

Tlahoun Gèssèssè: Aykedashem Lebe Options / Various Artists: Rough Guide to Ethiopian Jazz / World Music Network / * (0:26:37 )

Ethio Stars: Kermosew Options / Ethio Stars | Tukul Band, Addis 1988 / Piranha / * (0:30:58 )
New reissue

Tamikrest: Wainan Adobat Options / Kidal / Glitterbeat / * (0:34:30 )

Alain Peters: Ti Pas Ti Pas N'Arriver Options / Rest' La Maloya / Moi J'connais Records / * (0:43:13 )
New anthology

Mû Mbana: Dimokracia Options / Iñén / Balaio Producciones / * (0:47:06 )

Vieux Kanté: Sinamon Options / The Young Man's Harp / Sterns Music / * (0:51:50 )
New posthumous release

King Ayisoba: Nerba Options / Various Artists: This Is Kologo Power! A Bolgatanga Ghana Compilation. / Sahel Sounds / Makkum Records / Red Wig / * (1:03:26 )

Atimbila: I have something to say Options / Various Artists: This Is Kologo Power! A Bolgatanga Ghana Compilation. / Sahel Sounds / Makkum Records / Red Wig / * (1:08:38 )

Susana Baca: Baho Kende + Palo Mayimbe Options / Afrodiaspora / Luaka Bop (1:16:15 )
GIG / GIVEAWAY: We're giving away two pairs of tickets to see Susana Baca, Friday March 17th, 8 pm at Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St., Red Hook, Brooklyn. Email me, Rob W, here and please put TIX in the subject line and I'll put you in the drawing for a pair of tickets. I'll email you on Monday if you're a winner.

Fruko y Sus Tesos: Salsa Na Ma Options / Various Artists: Mr Bongo Record Club Volume One / Mr Bongo / * (1:21:09 )

Willie Colon: Ghana'e Options / La Gran Fuga / Fania (1:25:24 )

Orchestre Super Mazembe: Naleli Libota Options / Mazembe @ 45 RPM Vol. 1 / Sterns Music (1:29:38 )

Orchestre Super Jambo: Yenga Options / Various Artists: Urgent Jumping: East African Musiki Wa Dansi Classics / Sterns Music / * (1:34:29 )

Siama Matuzingidi: Sisili Options / Rivers - from the Congo to the Mississippi / Siama (1:41:25 )

La Troba Kung-Fu: Senyora Vanitat Options / Santa Alegria / Chesapik (1:51:02 )

Bitori: Cabalo Options / Legend Of Funaná (The Forbidden Music of The Cape Verde Islands) / Analog Africa (1:53:38 )

Jean Emilien: Mercedes Options / Various Artists: Madagaskar 1 / Feuer & Eis (1:58:41 )

Tao Ravao and Thomas Laurent: Hymne à la Paresse Options / Au But du Petit Matin... / Buda Musique / * (2:03:16 )

Ventanas: Arrelumbre Options / Arrelumbre (2:06:36 )
GIG: Tues March 7th at 9:30 pm at Drom, 85 Ave A.

Javier Lopez Jato: Quisiera Entrar en tu Cuarto Options / Various Artists: The Ultimate Guide to Spanish Folk / ARC Music (2:11:12 )

Bagad Plougastell: Le Marche Africain Options / Kant Bro, Kant Giz (2:15:16 )

Saor Patrol: Worming Stone Options / Early Years / ARC Music (2:17:19 )

Bagad Kemperle: Bomb-hard Options / Kejadenn / Silex (2:19:32 )

Theologis Gryllis and Friends: Satyrs Options / Tsambouna Jazz / FM Records (2:25:10 )

Lakha Khan: Mast Qalandar Options / Live in Nashville / Amarass (2:36:10 )
GIG: Friday night, March 10th, 7 pm at CUNY Elebash Hall, 365 5th Ave (produced by Live Sounds)

Maria Pomianowska: Monsoon Options / The Voice of Suka / For Tune / * (2:44:50 )

Yemen Blues: Mountains Will Dance Options / Insaniya (2:55:36 )
GIG: March 7 (Tues) Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St: Yemen Blues. 9:30 pm.

Organizations supporting the rights of immigrants and refugees:

National Immigration Law Center: Established in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants.

National Immigration Forum: The National Immigration Forum is one of the leading immigrant advocacy organizations in the country, with a mission to advocate for the value of immigrants and immigration to the nation.

New York Immigration Coalition: The New York Immigration Coalition aims to achieve a fairer and more just society that values the contributions of immigrants and extends opportunity to all. The NYIC promotes immigrants’ full civic participation, fosters their leadership, and provides a unified voice and a vehicle for collective action for New York’s diverse immigrant communities.

Arab American Family Support Center (New York City): The Arab-American Family Support Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-sectarian organization that provides culturally and linguistically sensitive services to immigrant communities throughout New York City.

Action NYC: ActionNYC connects New Yorkers to free, safe immigration legal help. You can make an appointment to learn your immigration legal options and get immigration application assistance. There are ActionNYC sites in all five boroughs. Appointments are required. Your appointment will be in your language.

Immigration Equality is the leading LGBTQ immigrant rights organization in the country. It provide s advice and legal services to thousands of LGBTQ and HIV-positive immigrants seeking refuge, fair treatment, and freedom in the United States. The work is truly lifesaving because there are nearly 80 countries around the world where it is a crime to be LGBTQ, with consequences up to and including the death penalty. For this reason, Immigration Equality fights to obtain asylum in the United States for LGBTQ and HIV-positive refugees - with a remarkable 99% win rate.

International Refugee Assistance Project: The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) organizes law students and lawyers to develop and enforce a set of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced persons. Mobilizing direct legal aid and systemic policy advocacy, IRAP serves the world’s most persecuted individuals and empowers the next generation of human rights leaders.

International Rescue Committee: The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.

Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF): AALDEF is a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans by combining litigation, advocacy, education, and community organizing. Issues / focus include immigrant rights, civic participation and voting rights, economic justice for workers, language access to services, educational equity, housing and environmental justice, and the elimination of anti-Asian violence, police misconduct, and human trafficking.

Make the Road New York (MRNY): MRNY builds the power of Latino and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services.

Make the Road New Jersey (MRNJ): Make the Road New Jersey builds the power of immigrant and working class communities in New Jersey to achieve dignity and justice through community organizing, legal and support services, transformative education and policy innovation.

The following message is being circulated on Facebook (original post here),
from Matthew Covey, directory of Tamizdat (a non-profit musical / cultural exchange organization that among other things has a service to provide visa service for international musicians coming to the US):
U.S. ARTS PRESENTERS: If you have a currently booked performance with a performing artist from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan or Yemen, please send an email with the information about the performance to matthew (at) tamizdat (dot) org. We are trying to document the immediate impact denying entry to individuals from these countries would have on cultural programming. Please indicate whether the booking can be shared with the public or not. (IMPORTANT: Information will be confidential unless you indicate otherwise, but, alas, will NOT be protected by attorney client privilege). PLEASE COPY AND REPOST.

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Listener comments!

Avatar Sat. 3/4/17 6:04pm geezerette:

Hola ,Rob & pacifists!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/4/17 6:08pm Rob W:

Hi geezerette and everyone, thanks for listening!
  Sat. 3/4/17 6:10pm Julie:

this is groovy and great
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/4/17 6:11pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob! Hi all!
Avatar Sat. 3/4/17 6:14pm slugluv1313:

good evening, Rob and everyone!
Avatar Sat. 3/4/17 6:19pm slugluv1313:

and again, THANK YOU SO MUCH for all the resources you have listed for immigrants and refugees!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/4/17 6:21pm Rob W:

Sure thing slugluv!
  Sat. 3/4/17 6:23pm ?:

woah i love this song!! its reminding me of Alain Peters kind of!
  Sat. 3/4/17 6:24pm Tara:

oops that was me above about alain peters and this amazing Herve Imare song !
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/4/17 6:25pm Rob W:

Actually I'm going to be playing something by Alain Peters in just a little while Tara...
  Sat. 3/4/17 6:36pm Tara:

oh great! I love him. love your show too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/4/17 6:37pm Rob W:

Thanks very much Tara!
  Sat. 3/4/17 6:48pm Tara:

  Sat. 3/4/17 7:07pm Mandy:

when specifically on Sunday evenings? I'm a schoolteacher so i have a bit of an early bedtime but id love to help!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/4/17 7:13pm Rob W:

Thanks Mandy! I'm not exactly sure - but you can email WFMU volunteer director Scott Williams
via this link - - and he will let you know. Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/4/17 7:49pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Rob and worldly listeners. A fine program to warm things up this chilly evening.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/4/17 8:01pm Rob W:

Hi Ken. It is indeed a tad chilly, especially a little bit of a shock in such a warm winter. Did you hear that Chicago has set a record, 75 straight winter days with no significant snowfall? We've actually out-snowed Chicago in 2017. Pretty odd...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/4/17 8:22pm Bas NL:

Great bagpipe tunes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/4/17 8:27pm Rob W:

Thanks Bas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/4/17 8:30pm maestroso:

Yeah, this set is pretty great Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/4/17 8:58pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob! Great show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/4/17 9:00pm Ike:

Thx Rob!
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