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Saturday, December 2, 2017 Options
Greek Judas: Psychedelic Sounds of the Greek Underworld

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The New York Music Daily has called them "New York's best new psychedelic band", and that's saying something.

But there's more: Greek Judas doesn't just play regular old psychedelic rock (not that there's anything wrong with that). Greek Judas plugs in and amps up rebetika, the anguished music of 1920s and 30s urban Greek lowlife, and takes it to another dimension.

The band's self-titled four song EP was released on December 1, in advance of the forthcoming debut album: judas

And you can catch them live soon: Greek Judas is playing Brooklyn's underworldly Hank's Saloon Thursday December 14th. The band will also be playing the famed Golden Fest at Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn in January.

But first: Join us as Greek Judas makes its Garden State radio debut right here on WFMU!

Massive thanks to our illustrious engineers Manny Yupa and Glenn Luttman!

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TICKET GIVEAWAY to see the Tuareg “desert blues” trio Anewal, from Niger, Thursday night (December 7) at 7:30 pm Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2, 196 Allen St. in the Lower East Side!

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To get in the running for a pair of tickets to see Anewal, Thursday December 7th at 7:30 pm at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2, in a show produced by the World Music Institute as part of their ongoing series of concerts presenting music from around the world, around New York: Email me, Rob W, here, and please put the word "TIX" in the subject line. (One pair of tickets available.) Winner will be notified by Monday.

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About Anewal (from the World Music Institute event page):

Anewal is the new trio of Alhousseini Anivolla, former lead guitarist and singer of the famous desert blues band Etran Finatawa from Niger, which brings together traditional African songs of the Tamashek people of the Saharan desert in a new soundscape. With Anewal, Alhousseini continues his mission as an ambassador for cultural diversity in a changing world. Anewal uses hypnotic two-chord jams, trance inducing beats, biting blues-infused guitar with Alhousseini’s warm vocals sung in his local vernacular. He’s an incisive and remarkably subtle guitarist, varying his attack on the strings, adding minute levels of natural distortion, with his incisive, blues-infused phrasing.

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This Week's Playlist:

(* = new, *** = special)

Julie Covington: My Silks and Fine Array Options / Various Artists: Milk of the Tree: An Anthology of Female Vocal Folk And Singer-Songwriters 1966-73 / Cherry Red / * (0:00:00 Pop‑up)

Sandy Denny: I Wish I Was a Fool (For Shame For Doing Wrong) Options / Gold Dust (The Final Concert) / Island / *** (0:05:16 Pop‑up)

Heron Oblivion: Your Hollows Options / Heron Oblivion / Sub Pop (0:12:24 Pop‑up)

Tinariwen: Tenere Defeo Nikchan Options / Amassakoul / World Village (0:18:07 Pop‑up)

Mdou Moctar: Nikali Talit Options / Sousoume Tamachek / Sahel Sounds (0:22:50 Pop‑up)

Alhousseini Anivolla: Imadanan Id'Madiakan Options / Anewal / The Walking Man / Riverboat (0:32:30 Pop‑up)
GIG / GIVEAWAY - enter the drawing to win a pair of tix to see Alhousseini Anivolla and Anewal Thursday night Dec 7 @ Rockwood Music Hall - email Rob W via the link on this page (put "TIX" in the subject line) to enter.

Boubacar Traore: Dounia Tabolo Options / Dounia Tabolo / Lusafrica / * (0:36:59 Pop‑up)

Slim Harpo: Cigarettes Options / Various Artists: Bluesin' By the Bayou: Ain't Broke, Ain't Hungry / Ace Records (0:43:16 Pop‑up)

Amadou Balaké: Bar Konon Mousso Options / Various Artists: The Original Sound Of Burkina Faso / Mr Bongo / * (0:51:52 Pop‑up)

Chicago Afrobeat Project: White Rhino Options / What Goes Up / Chicago Afrobeat Project / * (0:50:53 Pop‑up)

Greek Judas: Two Mangas in Jail (Live on WFMU) Options (1:00:53 Pop‑up)

Greek Judas : Why I Smoke Cocaine (Live on WFMU) Options (1:07:42 Pop‑up)

Greek Judas: I'm On My Way (Live on WFMU) Options (1:16:57 Pop‑up)

Greek Judas: Roma Girl (Live on WFMU) Options (1:23:00 Pop‑up)

Greek Judas: Young Hash Smokers (Live on WFMU) Options (1:28:31 Pop‑up)

Greek Judas: Bouzouki Mou (Live on WFMU) Options (1:34:13 Pop‑up)

Sandcatchers: The Breathless Empty Morning Options / What We Found Along the Way / Chant Records / * (1:37:42 Pop‑up)

La Mambanegra: Me Parece Perfecto Options / El Callegüeso y Su Mala Maña / Movimientos Records (1:43:15 Pop‑up)

La Misa Negra: Pistola Options / La Misa Negra / Nam Entertainment / * (1:48:08 Pop‑up)

Ry-Co Jazz: Tu Bois Beaucoup Options / Various Artists: Disque La Raye - 60's French West Indies Boo-Boo-Galoo / Diggers Digest / * (1:52:55 Pop‑up)

Mercedes Peon: Deroran Options / Sos / Fol Música (2:01:10 Pop‑up)
GIG: Fri, December 8, 7pm – 9pm Where CUNY Grad Center Elebash Hall, 365 5th Ave: (map) Description CUNY Elebash Hall, 365 5th Ave: Live Sounds presents: Mercedes Peón: Ancient and Contemporary Songs of Galicia Spain. 7 pm.

Smadj: Haute Atlas Options / Solotronic / Whirling Wolf / * (2:04:00 Pop‑up)

Baraka Moon: Narayane Options / Wind Horse / Six Degrees / * (2:08:35 Pop‑up)

IndiaLucia: Kinna Sohna Options / Acatao / CM / * (2:17:06 Pop‑up)

Trigal: El Gitano Andres Options / Baila Mi Rumba / Pharaway Sounds / * (2:23:35 Pop‑up)

Teaspoon & the Waves: Oh Yeh Soweto Options / Various Artists: Mr Bongo Record Club Volume Two / Mr Bongo / * (2:27:31 Pop‑up)

Abafana Bama Soul: Masiszwane Options / Various Artists: Next Stop Soweto, Vol. 4: Zulu Rock, Afro-Disco and Mbaqanga, 1975-1985 / Strut (2:31:36 Pop‑up)

Elias Maluleke & the Mavambe Girls: Khombo Ranga Options / Various Artists: Next Stop Soweto, Vol. 4: Zulu Rock, Afro-Disco and Mbaqanga, 1975-1985 / Strut (2:34:57 Pop‑up)

'Ndiaz: Ulvieu Options / Son 'Rod / * (2:39:14 Pop‑up)

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino: Lu Giustacofane Options / CGS / Ponderosa Music / * (2:44:50 Pop‑up)

Trad Attack!: Paevake (Sun) Options / Kullakarva (Shimmer Gold) / Trad Attack Records / * (2:48:24 Pop‑up)

Juurakko: Tanssi, Tanssi Options / Oi, Maalina / IMU-Inkoon Musiikki / * (2:54:15 Pop‑up)

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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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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:04pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob! Looking forward to Greek Judas!
Avatar 6:05pm katie:

Inspired by Heron Oblivion last night?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:07pm Rob W:

Ah yes well...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:08pm Aaron Working In Newark:

Good evening Rob
Avatar 6:08pm katie:

Sandy singing Richard (and Linda) - A healing balm for the crappy world.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:09pm Bas NL:

(Can't wait for Heron Oblivion to hit our shores.. love them!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:14pm Bas NL:

Avatar 6:16pm katie:

Bas, they were fantastic! Meg's voice is so pure and, for me, I felt like I was transported to some fantasy of a rocking out June Tabor circa 1974. Or Pentangle.
Avatar 6:18pm northguineahills:

What Bas said...

Damn, hadn't heard that Sandy before!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:18pm Bas NL:

I've experienced Meg with Espers three times.. just amazing!
Avatar 6:21pm katie:

Yes Espers were great. We saw them open for the reformed Incredible String Band. I want Meg to tour with her sister.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:23pm Bas NL:

Ow, yes Katie! About time here sister joins in on tours! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:46pm Mike East:

making me want a cigarette...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:48pm Mister Dobalina:

Just don't bum one, Mike East. Just joining in and things are soundin' rather stellar!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04pm Mister Dobalina:

So great, a live show without leaving my home and I felt dumb for staying in on a saturday nite and doing laundry. Good time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:06pm Bas NL:

This a completely new take on such a well known song! Fantastic!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm Scraps deSelby:

h’lo hoop hey
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:37pm Bas NL:

Greek Judas that was fantastic! Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:38pm Rob W:

Thanks Bas!
  7:38pm Paddy MeBoy:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:39pm Paddy MeBoy:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:41pm Paddy MeBoy:

  7:59pm ?:

SHow is on fire tonight!
  8:00pm ?:

Not too far from where I'm from.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:43pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Rob. Sounding good tonight. I just got back from the Sinterklaas parade up in Rhinebeck. It had a real WFMU vibe, jazzy horns and drums.
Avatar 8:54pm northguineahills:

Thanks Rob, I'm out the door!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:55pm Rob W:

Thanks everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:56pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob!
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