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Saturday, November 11, 2017 Options
Discoveries From WOMEX, Europe’s World Music Expo. With guests Anastasia Tsioulcas, Jordana Leigh, Tom Pryor and Katie Gentile.

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WOMEX - held last month in Katowice, Poland - is the annual worldwide "world music" industry trade fair, a SXSW for world music geeks. If you want to learn about new artists, new trends, new happenings in the many worlds of world music, WOMEX is the place to be.

This week Rob and these globe-trotting colleagues share their WOMEX musical discoveries: Anastasia Tsioulcas of NPR Music, Jordana Leigh of Lincoln Center’s Rubenstein Atrium concert series, writer Tom Pryor, and musician Katie Gentile.

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TICKET GIVEAWAY to see the acclaimed multi-cultural band from Angers, France Lo’Jo TOMORROW, Sunday afternoon November 12th at 12:30 at Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette Street (at the Public Theater)!

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To get in the running for a pair of tickets to see Lo’Jo tomorrow, Sunday Nov 12th at 12:30 pm at Joe’s Pub: Email me, Rob W, here, and please put the word "TIX" in the subject line. The first two people to email will win the tickets. (Two pairs of tickets are available.) Winners will be notified by midnight tonight.



About Lo’Jo (from the Joe’s Pub event page):


Since they first got together in 1982, in a tiny village near Angiers, France, Lo’Jo have been one of the most eclectic, eccentric and mesmerizing musical collectives that Europe has ever produced. Like their British contemporaries, The Mekons, Lo’Jo are globetrotting legends and musical shapeshifters who’ve gone through many incarnations, and they’ve incorporated theater and visual art into their music since the beginning. Led by charismatic songwriter Denis Péan, Lo’Jo’s travels have taken them from collaborations with street theater groups and circuses to concerts in West Africa and the Sahara (including the very first edition of the now-legendary Festival au Desert), festival stages in Europe and North America and even a residency at Paris’ venerable Cabaret Sauvage.

Along the way Lo’Jo managed to record several iconic albums — from their 1993 debut recording Fils de Zamal and their 1998 breakthrough Mojo Radio to their 2012 album Cinema El Mundo. All have shaped Lo’Jo’s unique sound, which reimagines classic French chanson spiked with sounds and instruments from all over the world. With over 30 years of musical vagabondage behind them, Lo’Jo shows no signs of slowing down yet, and continues to tour and record into their third decade.

Lo'Jo's latest album Fonetiq Flowers was released on the World Village label this September and topped the Transglobal World Music radio chart in October.

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Trebunie Tutki: Ktoredy, Ktoredy Options / Folk Karnawal / F.F. Folk (0:00:00 )

Rebetiki Istoria: Krasopino (I Drink Water) Options / Rebitika Songs of Greece / Rebetiki Istoria (0:07:22 )
GIG: Nov 18 (Sat) Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave

DakhaBrakha: Oy Ishov Chumak Options / Shlyakh / DakhaBrakha (0:08:25 )
GIG: Nov 19 (Sun) Littlefield, 635 Sackett St, Brooklyn: DakhaBrakha. 8 pm.

Navatman Music Collective: Summer Love Options / An Untimely Joy / Navatman Music Collective (0:16:48 )
GIG: Nov 19 (Sun): Symphony Space, Broadway and 95th St: Navatman Music Collective: An Untimely Joy Daytime event: 4 pm.

Night : Live at WOMEX in Katowice 2017 Options / Unreleased (from a video made by crunk / WIMM PRODUCTIONS) / Unreleased (0:28:41 )

La Dame Blanche: Yo Quiero Trabajar Options / Wakan Tanka Records / La Dame Blanche 2 (0:45:46 )

King Ayisoba: Dapagara Options / 1000 Can Die / Glitterbeat / * (0:54:22 )

Luciana Jury: Cuando el Amor se Aproxima Options / Canciones Brotadas de mi Raíz / Suramusic (1:09:38 )

Wowakin: Zemsta Bogusza Options / Kraj Za Miastem / Serpent (1:15:10 )

Metá Metá: Imagem do Amor Options / MM3 / Metá Metá (1:18:53 )

47 Soul: Into the Shamstep Options / Shamstep (EP) / 47Soul (1:25:06 )

Pixvae: La Fuga Options / Pixvae / Les Disques Bongo Joe (1:34:13 )

Leyla McCalla: A Day For the Hunter, a Day for the Prey Options / A Day For the Hunter, a Day for the Prey / Jazz Village (1:41:58 )

Aux: 버럭 (Buruk) Options / The Outside Entry / YDCT (1:48:52 )

Les Mangalepa: Kanema Options / Last Band Standing / Strut (1:57:38 )

Ifriqiyya Electrique: Stombali Options / Rûwâhîne / Glitterbeat Records / * (2:07:09 )

Lankum: Sergeant William Bailey Options / Between the Earth and Sky / Rough Trade / * (2:14:11 )

Gato Preto: Dia De Options / Tempo / Unique (2:22:06 )

Talisk: Ballyhoura Options / Pinnacle / Talisk Records (2:25:47 )

Bitori: Natalia Options / Legend of Funana / Analog Africa (2:29:43 )

Lo'Jo: Les Innombrables Options / Fonetiq Flowers / World Village / * (2:44:26 )
GIG / GIVEAWAY: TOMORROW @ Joe's Pub at 12:30 pm - email me, robw AT wfmu dot org right now and you can have a pair of tickets!

Oumou Sangaré: Djoukourou Options / Mogoya / No Format / * (2:47:20 )

Valentin Clastrier and Steven Kamperman: Viell Mania Options / Fabuloseries / Home Records / * (3:00:37 )





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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.

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Email here to JOIN the TSP E-MAIL LIST for giveaways, show news!

If you want to be on an email list for special ticket and music giveaways and to hear news about upcoming specials and special events (including our remote broadcasts from Barbes in Park Slope, Brooklyn - send an email to Rob W here and be sure to write "list" in the subject line.

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Listener comments!

Avatar Sat. 11/11/17 6:24pm Andrew S:

That DakhaBrakha song really snapped me to attention, that was great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 11/11/17 6:39pm maestroso:

Ah, finally got to tune in.
  Sat. 11/11/17 6:45pm sheepfriend:

This is great. Our world has the best music.
Avatar    Sat. 11/11/17 6:52pm Megaroni:

Thanks TPSP, sounding great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 11/11/17 7:18pm maestroso:

Zemsta Bogusza. Fantastic.
Avatar    Sat. 11/11/17 7:21pm Rob W:

Thanks Maestroso!
Avatar    Sat. 11/11/17 7:22pm jkeigh:

First time listener to this show here. I'm enjoying the hell out of everything I've heard tonight
Avatar    Sat. 11/11/17 7:24pm Rob W:

Thanks jkeigh, glad you're enjoying it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 11/11/17 7:29pm maestroso:

Oh wow, I remember Anastasia from the WKCR days... so cool she is with you now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 11/11/17 7:35pm maestroso:

Pixvae are truly awesome!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 11/11/17 7:42pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I'm sure the musicians at WOMEX are the best of the best, so tonight we're getting the best of the best of the best. Thanks so much, Rob and team!
  Sat. 11/11/17 7:49pm Carmichael:

Heya Rob and listeners.
  Swag For Life Member    Sat. 11/11/17 8:00pm yippie:

under the sea!
  Sat. 11/11/17 8:15pm Carmichael:

Now we’re talking. Bring on the Irish!
Avatar    Sat. 11/11/17 8:15pm Rob W:

Indeed!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 11/11/17 8:28pm maestroso:

I'm all in on the Irish.
  Sat. 11/11/17 8:30pm Carmichael:

Feckin’ brilliant!
  Sat. 11/11/17 8:42pm Tamar:

Digging the show!
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