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Saturday, April 28, 2018 Favoriting
Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch

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TICKET GIVEAWAY TONIGHT to see LADAMA + Balun, presented by World Music Institute, Saturday May 5th at Littlefield, 635 Sackett St, Brooklyn.

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To get in the running for a pair of tickets: Email me, Rob W, here, and please put the word "TIX" in the subject line. (Two pairs of tickets available.) Deadline to enter is midnight Sunday. Winners will be notified by Monday.

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World Music Institute:




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About the artists:

LADAMA is an ensemble of women musicians from across the Americas who, aside from performing as a touring band, strive to engage the youth in their respective communities in the process of music-making, composition and audio production through collaboration and performance workshops. The musicians are Mafer Bandola (Venezuela), Lara Klaus (Brazil), Daniela Serna (Colombia) and Sara Lucas (U.S.). With rhythm and percussion driving their original compositions that are sung in Spanish, Portuguese and English, they combine disparate, traditional roots music with pop. The result is a sonic experience that encourages the audience to view the future as a world that communicates across continents and cultures, using sound and story.

Brooklyn-based electronic indie band Balún self-identify as transnational. The quartet that broke out of the San Juan indie scene a decade ago has since undergone a formational odyssey through the industry, academia, and the stateside Puerto Rican experience. Balún’s long-awaited sophomore album Prisma Tropical focuses an incredibly wide field of genres and influences into a revelatory sound that evokes both of the band’s homes and the distance between them. Heavy doses of tiple, bomba barrel drum, and dembow work alongside loops and layers of shimmering synths to accomplish something explicitly of the island, yet fluent in the language of global pop. Tied together around the magical realism of singer Angélica Negrón’s lyrics, Balún’s deep understanding of reggaeton's Jamaican dancehall roots has transformed their shoegaze pop into “dreambow.”

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To get in the running for a pair of tickets: Email me, Rob W, here, and please put the word "TIX" in the subject line. (Two pairs of tickets available.) Deadline to enter is midnight Sunday. Winners will be notified by Monday.

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This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

John Lee Hooker: One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer Favoriting / King of the Boogie / Craft / * (0:00:00 Pop-up)

Oumar Konaté: Merde a la Paix Favoriting / Live in Bamako / Clermont / * (0:05:07 Pop-up)

Sidi Touré: Tchirey Favoriting / Toubalbero / Thrill Jockey (0:10:35 Pop-up)
GIG: Fingerlakes Grassroots Festival Trumansburg, NY 07. 27. 2018 Song notes (from Banning Eyre's Afropop review): "The track “Tchirey” is a standout. It’s a song of spirit possession, a call to the king of the Holleys, the djinn of thunder, and there’s bracing, mystic power in the song’s relentlessly cycling 12/8 riff"

Imarhan: Ehad Wa Dagh Favoriting / Temet (0:23:06 Pop-up)
GIGs: This Wed May 2 @ Rough Trade in Brooklyn; this Thurs May 3 FREE @ Lincoln Center Rubenstein Atrium - 7:30 pm but get there early to make sure you can get in

Mdou Moctar: Adounia Tewoun Favoriting / Adounia Ayassohen / Sahel Sounds (0:23:36 Pop-up)
GIG: Friday May 4 (w/ Cradle) @ Elsewhere, 599 Johnson Ave, Brooklyn

Super Djata Band Du Mali: Batila Favoriting / En Super Forme / Musique Mondiale (0:29:22 Pop-up)

Nass El Ghiwane: Arraghaya Favoriting / La Légende / EMI (0:34:27 Pop-up)

Maalem Mahmoud Gania: Mrahba Baba Hamouda Favoriting / Colours of the Night / Hive Mind / * (0:40:42 Pop-up)

Taktouka Musicians from the Rif Mountains: Waillali a Sudia Favoriting / Various Artists: Hafla! Popular Traditions of Morocco / Radiant Future (0:48:43 Pop-up)

Hossein Omoumi: Motion with Bliss Favoriting / Earthly Exile (1:00:03 Pop-up)
GIG: Hossein Omoumi performs tomorrow (Sunday) night (at 7 at Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave. in Brooklyn, the third and final night of Robert Browning's (ex-WMI director) annual World in Trance festival.

Rodrigo Rodriguez: Mountain Child Favoriting / Music for Zen Meditation (1:02:24 Pop-up)
GIG: Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival) @ Brooklyn Botanic Garden tomorrow (Sun April 29) along with many other performers, craftspeople etc and the annual Anime Cosplay Fashion Show

Sakai Ishinage Odori Preservation Society: Ishinage Odori (Stone-Throwing Dance) #1 Favoriting / Sakai Ishinage Odori / EM Records / * (1:04:20 Pop-up)
From the Sakai Ishinage Odori pre-summer harvest festival, from Sakai town, Saitama, north of Tokyo.

Songhee Pansori Lab: Indangsu Favoriting / Single / Mirrorball Music (1:13:44 Pop-up)
Kwon Songhee, vocals - this is an adaptation of the final part of a traditional Pansori piece

Yen Chang (Yutaka Fukuoka): Neo Haiya Favoriting / YEN Presents: Iwami Kagura - Sound Chronicle (1:21:19 Pop-up)

Sri Malem Br. Bangun: Pinta-Pinta Favoriting / Various Artists: Indonesian Folksongs: Karonese / Pertiwi (1:24:36 Pop-up)

Filastine & Nova: Perbatasan Favoriting / Drapetomania (1:28:56 Pop-up)

Balún: Años Atrás Favoriting / Años Atrás (1:34:17 Pop-up)
GIG / GIVEAWAY: Saturday night May 5, WMI presents LADAMA + Balún @ Littlefield - To get in the running for a pair of tickets: Email me, Rob W, here, and please put the word "TIX" in the subject line.

LADAMA: Cumbia Brasileira Favoriting / LADAMA / Six Degrees (1:44:19 Pop-up)
GIG / GIVEAWAY: Saturday night May 5, WMI presents LADAMA + Balún @ Littlefield - To get in the running for a pair of tickets: Email me, Rob W, here, and please put the word "TIX" in the subject line.

Sonido Gallo Negro: Cumbia Ishtar Favoriting / Mambo Cósmico / Glitterbeat (1:49:22 Pop-up)

Los Golden Boys: Se Trabo La Banda Favoriting / El Paseo Sabroso / Discos Fuentes (1:53:22 Pop-up)

La Cuneta: La Rebusca Favoriting / Cañambuco / Round Whirled (1:55:33 Pop-up)

Four Stars: Djina Favoriting / Les Quatre Étoiles / Four Stars Production (2:02:03 Pop-up)

Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang: Game Ova Favoriting / Build Music / Luaka Bop (2:06:19 Pop-up)

Sorie Kondi: Wetin Yu De Cray For Favoriting / Thogolobea / Dutty Artz (2:11:55 Pop-up)

Wawa et Racine Kanga: Limba Favoriting / Vieja Mirak Vol. 2 / Geronimo Records (2:15:09 Pop-up)

Maracatu Nacao Estrela Brilhante: Clementina de Jesus no Morro da Conceicao Favoriting / Maracatu Estrela Brilhante do Recife (2:24:50 Pop-up)

Fi Yi Yi and the Mandingo Warriors: / When That Morning Comes / Pertunia (2:29:20 Pop-up)
Led by Chief Victor Harris

Cha Wa: Geechie Boom Boom Favoriting / Spyboy / Upt Music / * (2:34:31 Pop-up)

The Original Pinettes Brass Band: Lord Lord Lord Favoriting / Finally (2:37:40 Pop-up)

Semèl Rebèl: La Reel de la Semelle Favoriting / Semèl Rebèl / QNJ (2:43:28 Pop-up)

Steve Kroon: Monterrey Favoriting / Without a Doubt (2:52:50 Pop-up)
GIG: New Cuban Express: Manuel Valera • Yosvany Terry • John Benítez • Mauricio Herrera • Obed Calvaire + Steve Kroon Latin Jazz Sextet @ Hostos Center, Bronx, Sat May 5

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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 upcoming Sat May 26th holiday weekend live remote from the amazing Issyra African Art Gallery in Hoboken) - send an email to Rob W here and be sure to write "list" in the subject line.

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Organizations supporting the rights of immigrants and refugees:

(For more suggestions see

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.

Listener comments!

Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 6:14pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

sounding wonderful so far, thanks!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:27pm Rob W:

Thanks Granny Spicy Tuna, good evening folks!
  7:07pm Steve:

Was at Sakura Matsuri festival earlier weather beautiful Koto drummers were great Did FMU fair last night
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:44pm maestroso:

Good sounds Rob! Just got back from the record fair. feeling like a hoarder.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:45pm katie:

impressed you got the segue from Iran to Japan.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:48pm Rob W:

Thanks Katie and well, someone's gotta do it...!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:49pm Rob W:

maestroso, it's not so bad to feel like a hoarder once in a while - ask Katie what it feels like to LIVE with a hoarder! And I'm afraid I'll be stocking up some more when I stop by the Record Fair tomorrow...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:53pm maestroso:

The dollar bins were outstanding this time; I think I got some real gems.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:54pm northguineahills:

Cumbia??? mas por favor!!!!
  7:54pm Steve:

Was at chili pepper festival too great show picked up their CD too also great show from you Thanks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:01pm northguineahills:

Growing 5 different kinds of chillies, and they're starting to flower. Carolina Reaper, Bhut jolokia, habanero, jalapeno, y poblano.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:02pm northguineahills:

Petula Clark.....waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:08pm northguineahills:

musica du congolese!
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 8:47pm Ken From Hyde Park:

What an enjoyable ride, once again. Thanks, Rob.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:51pm Smilty69:

Fun show, Rob! As always. Thank you!
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