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Saturday, May 12, 2018 Favoriting
Today's Show Title Has Been Pre-empted In Order To Remind You To Come To Our Free Issyra Gallery Hoboken Live Remote Sat May 26th!

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Mark Your Calendars! Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg heads to the fabulous Issyra African Gallery at 300 Observer Highway (in the Neumann Leather Building) in Hoboken for a free, open-to-the-public a Memorial Day Weekend live remote Saturday May 26th from 6 to 9 pm!

Join us in person or via the airwaves for three hours of Wall-to-Wall live music in the Issyra African Gallery, an amazing space overflowing with traditional African sculpture and contemporary art (photo above by TBishphoto).

Featuring performances by Brian Prunka (oud); Alfred Kpebsaane (Ghanaian gyil - xylophone) with Brittany Anjou (keyboards); plus a very special appearance by Senegalese pop star Oumar Ndiaye (pictured below) with Issa Sow and Smokey Hormel. And - we'll be giving away free WFMU swag!

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Puffy: Destruction Pancake Favoriting / Spike / Sony
GIG: Sunday @ Japan Fest @ Central Park Naumburg Bandshell

Boogarins: A Sua Frente Favoriting / As Plantas Que Curam / Other Music Recording Co. (0:04:05 Pop-up)

Habibi: Nedayeh Bahar Favoriting / Cardamom Garden Double 7" / Modern Sky USA / * (0:09:42 Pop-up)

Kourosh Yaghmaei: Del Dare Pir Misheh Favoriting / Various Artists: Persian Funk / Secret Stash (0:12:34 Pop-up)

Wrong Notes: Verequoi Favoriting / Various Artists: Waking Up Sheherazade Volume 2 / Ali Baba and His 40 Records (0:16:32 Pop-up)

Ahmed Malek: Bossa Favoriting / Various Artists: Habibi Funk 007: An eclectic selection of music from the Arab world / Habibi Funk Records / * (0:20:08 Pop-up)

Bappi Lahiri: Disco Title Music From Dahshat Favoriting / Various Artists: Bollywood Bloodbath: The B-Music Of the Indian Horror Film Industry / B-Music (0:22:55 Pop-up)

Sai Sai Mao: Aay Jaay Nuuw Yuu Favoriting / Kau Yon Phe Tang / Monrak Pleng (0:26:11 Pop-up)

DoReDos: My Lucky Day Favoriting / Single / BIS Music / * (0:35:34 Pop-up)
The WFMUrovision champion

Orquesta Akokán: Otro Nivel Favoriting / Orquesta Akokán / Daptone / * (0:38:41 Pop-up)
GIG: Lincoln Center Midsummer Night Swing Thurs July 12

Orquesta el Macabeo: Macabionico Favoriting / Salsa Bestial / VampiSoul (0:42:35 Pop-up)
GIG: WFMU's Monty Hall with United States of Boogaloo Wed. July 11! Also, Lincoln Center Midsummer Night Swing Tues July 12

Bazurto All Stars: El Bololo Favoriting / Single / Bazurto Music (0:46:43 Pop-up)

Dr. Nico: Mamu Wa Mpoyi Favoriting / Dieu de la Guitare No 1 / Africa New Sound (0:50:18 Pop-up)

Orchestre Mode Succes (Baba Ley et Bopol): Je Peux Attraper Hypertension Favoriting / Innovation 4 / Innovation (0:54:54 Pop-up)

Oumar Ndiaye Xosluman: So Demme Favoriting / YouTube single / No Label (1:04:37 Pop-up)
GIG: Sat May 26 WFMU live broadcast 6-9 pm from Issyra African Gallery, 300 Observer Highway in Hoboken - free admission - I hope you can join us there!

Baaba Maal, Samba Diabare Samb & Mansour Seck: Thiaroye Favoriting / Ngawle / Midi Musique (1:09:13 Pop-up)

Oumar Konaté: Ehoura Favoriting / Live in Bamako / Clermont (1:13:55 Pop-up)

Ali Farka Toure: Takamba Favoriting / The Source / World Circuit / * (1:17:38 Pop-up)
New reissue

Sidi Touré: Djirbi Mardije Favoriting / Toubalbero / Thrill Jockey (1:22:21 Pop-up)

Alfred Kpebsaane: Te Maale Irg Libir Yang (We Should Be Careful of Money, Money is Satan) Favoriting / Te Songtaar (The Northern Solohitter) / Kpebsaane (1:30:44 Pop-up)
GIG: Sat May 26 WFMU live broadcast 6-9 pm from Issyra African Gallery, 300 Observer Highway in Hoboken - free admission - I hope you can join us there!

Venancio Mbande Orchestra: M'ngeniso Favoriting / Timbila ta Venancio Mbande / Naxos (1:37:19 Pop-up)

Eduardo Durao and Orquestra Durao: Haguma Nguma Tekenha Favoriting / Timbila / Globe Style (1:42:37 Pop-up)

Mabulu: Mahanhela Favoriting / African Classics / Sheer Legacy (1:48:26 Pop-up)

Ghorwane: Mpulane Favoriting / Kukavata / Modigi (1:51:36 Pop-up)

Joe Arroyo y la Verdad: El Centurion de la Noche Favoriting / En Acción / Discos Fuentes/World Circuit (1:55:10 Pop-up)

Feufollet: Baby's on Fire Favoriting / Single / Valcour / * (2:04:46 Pop-up)

Clifton Chenier: Hot Rod Favoriting / Louisiana Blues and Zydeco / Arhoolie (2:08:53 Pop-up)

EV: Ihala Favoriting / Huchai / Creon Music (2:12:38 Pop-up)

Blowzabella: New Road to Alston & Lottie's Hornpipe Favoriting / Various Artists: The Ultimate Guide to English Folk / ARC Music (2:15:14 Pop-up)

Aallotar: Ameriikan Laulu Favoriting / Ameriikan Laulu / Nordic Notes / * (2:21:05 Pop-up)

Enkel: Tipitii (Love Birds) Favoriting / We Are Enkel / Nordic Notes / * (2:24:25 Pop-up)

A. Kostis: Dertildikos Horos Favoriting / Various Artists: Greek Rhapsody: Instrumental Music from Greece 1905-1956 / Dust to Digital (2:34:46 Pop-up)

Loxandra Ensemble: Milia Favoriting / In Transition / Dalit-Music / * (2:38:36 Pop-up)

The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices: Unison Favoriting / BooCheeMish / Prophecy / * (2:41:46 Pop-up)

Buck Curran: River Unto Sea Favoriting / Morning Haikus, Afternoon Ragas / ESP-Disk / Obsolete Recordings / * (2:46:33 Pop-up)

Tuomas Palonen: Olukkainen Juomukkainen Favoriting / Palatsi / Samsara Records / * (2:55:16 Pop-up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:35pm Rob Weisberg:

Moldova has won WFMUrovision! As voted by the good people enjoying the Eurovision viewing party at WFMU's Monty Hall this afternoon. Which of course has nothing to do with whoever actually wins Eurovision today. But WFMU and the Garden State congratulate the landlocked Republic of Moldova!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:14pm Fud:

This sounds unreal so far.
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 6:15pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob!
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 6:26pm Bas NL:

Bappi Lahiri! Nice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:27pm Rob W:

Thanks Fud, good evening Bas and everyone! It will probably get a little more real, but I hope you can stick with us...
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 6:30pm Bas NL:

Define 'real'? Sounds are awesome!
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 6:41pm Bas NL:

DoReDos.. nice!!
Avatar 7:09pm βrian:

This doesn't sound like Oumar Ndiaye Xosluman!
Avatar 7:11pm βrian:

Oh, criminy! I was on the Drummer stream again!
Avatar 7:13pm βrian:

Nah. Sounds right and righteous now.
Avatar 7:22pm βrian:

Damn, this Ali Farka Touré brings back fond memories.
Avatar 7:33pm Blues Mandinga:

Hi Rob! Its Me! From Colombia. I write fron Barranquilla, Colombia: Champeta Rules!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:39pm Rob Weisberg:

Great to hear from you Blues Mandinga all the way from Baranquilla and yes, I agree!
Avatar 7:58pm Blues Mandinga:

Uepajeeeee!!! El Joe Arroyo!!! Thanks Rob !!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:59pm Rob W:

¡Claro que sí!
  8:06pm Peter from Dover NJ:

Great show, Rob.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:07pm katie:

ah you finally get to play it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm coelacanth∅:

i'm really glad that i just tuned in in time for one of the most bizarre covers i've ever heard!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:11pm coelacanth∅:

...and hi Rob and Paradisians
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:14pm the Canterbury wood-elf:

Woah, loved that "Baby's on Fire"!
Here's another unlikely Eno cover you may dig, Rob:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:21pm Rob Weisberg:

Thanks for the tip, Canterbury wood-elf!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:22pm Rob Weisberg:

And thanks Peter from Dover NJ!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:25pm maestroso:

Like Wood-elf said, loved the Eno cover, and that Blowzabella was awesome. And now Finnish laulu, wonderful!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:29pm maestroso:

Holy smokes! Enkel! Where did you get this Rob? I've been anticipating their new CD!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:38pm Rob W:

Hi Maestroso - the Enkel album is not officially out yet so there may not be any audio online yet, it's due in June, info here - - email me separately if you'd like to play it on your show!
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 8:38pm chresti:

Hi. Lovely!
  8:46pm Pomona:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:49pm maestroso:

Thanks Rob! Yes, I've been following them on FB... Maija Pokkela is also a member of Kardimimmit, who just released their new album Midnight Sun, which is wonderful!
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 8:51pm Ken From Hyde Park:

If your WFMUrovision office pool was Israel, then you have won!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:53pm Smilty69:

Hello Rob and friends. Great show! Thanks Rob!
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 8:54pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Rob!
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