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Saturday, July 7, 2018 Favoriting
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TICKET GIVEAWAY tonight to see an excellent all-ages Indie Latin music show at WFMU's Monty Hall this Wednesday night, July 11th (7:30 pm doors, 8:30 show) with Puerto Rico's superb indie salsa band Orquesta el Macabeo and Jersey City's own Puerto Rican rock and roots band United States of Boogaloo!

Info and tickets for Wednesday night's Orquesta el Macabeo and United States of Boogaloo show at WFMU's Monty Hall, 43 Montgomery St. in Jersey City here.

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To enter the drawing for a pair of tickets: Email me, Rob W, here, and please put the word "TIX" in the subject line.

Deadline to enter is Sunday at midnight. Two pairs of tickets are available. Anyone may enter. A drawing will be held using to choose winners, and winners will be notified by Monday.

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About the bands:

Among the leading lights of the revolución of new salsa, Puerto Rico’s own Orquesta el Macabeo are more than just some punk generation metalheads playing their parents’ music. They are, in fact, a tight, searing, brassy salsa ensemble of high caliber precision and interesting, darkly humorous lyrics sung in an atypical way. A unique combination of traditional salsa dura elements with a garage/punk/pop spirit. Macabeo have releases on a number of labels, including Discos de Hoy, Peace & Rhythm, Vampisoul, Electric Cowbell and others. •

The United States of Boogaloo performs a stew of Spanish-English grooves cooked up from the sonic styling’s of Boogaloo, Punk, Salsa, Rockabilly, Samba, and Puerto Rican Bomba y Plena music. The band delivers percussion-heavy tunes that pulse from a trickster mix of the group's collective upbringing in New Jersey and a deep respect for their Latin American heritage. •

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To enter: Email me, Rob W, here, and please put the word "TIX" in the subject line.

Deadline to enter is Sunday at midnight. Two pairs of tickets are available. Anyone may enter. A drawing will be held using to choose winners, and winners will be notified by Monday.

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This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Lonnie Donegan: World Cup Willie Favoriting / Rock Island Line: The Singles Anthology / Castle Music (0:00:00 Pop-up)
The 1966 World Cup "official" song - the one and only time England won the World Cup.

Guillermina Motta: Cap a Futbol Favoriting / Various Artists: Pop A La Catalana - Jazz, Bossa & Groovy Sounds From Catalunya (1963-1971) / Vadim Music (0:03:23 Pop-up)

Alèmayèhu Eshèté: Temar Iedje Favoriting / Éthiopiques Vol. 22: More Vintage! 1972-1974 / Buda Musique (0:05:55 Pop-up)

Dereb Desalegn: Aynei Favoriting / Dereb the Ambassador / Other Tongues ‎ (0:10:04 Pop-up)

Hailu Mergia: Gum Gum Favoriting / Lala Belu / Awesome Tapes From Africa (0:15:24 Pop-up)

The Rwenzoris: Handsome Boy (E Wara), pts. 1 & 2 Favoriting / Various Artists: Mr Bongo Record Club, Volume One / Mr Bongo (0:22:21 Pop-up)

Kaleta and Super Yamba Band: Mr Diva Favoriting / Live April 5 2018 at Paste Studios / Web Only (0:28:41 Pop-up)
GIG: GIG: Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays tomorrow, 7 to 8:30 pm at Pier I, Riverside Park South (near W 72 St - search for PIER i CAFE on Google Maps etc to find it), FREE

Trio Da Kali and Kronos Quartet: Ladilikan Favoriting / Ladilikan / World Circuit (0:40:54 Pop-up)
GIG: Saturday night July 14 @ Celebrate Brooklyn, Prospect Park Bandshell (FREE although donations are encouraged)

Sheng Xiang and Band: Wind in the Pines Favoriting / Village Besieged / Foothills Folk (0:46:08 Pop-up)
GIG: Tonight (pretty much right now) at Central Park Summerstage, Rumsey Playfield "Taiwanese Waves" concert (with Soft Lipa and Elephant Gym) - concert ends at 10 pm

Beilkhan Haliakbar: Aydenda Oynagan Akkew Favoriting / Air Walk / Modern Sky Entertainment Co., Ltd. (0:49:36 Pop-up)
Kazakh musician via Xinjiang, China

Katalena: Le Pijmo Ga Favoriting / Kmečka Ohcet / Dallas Records (0:51:43 Pop-up)
From Slovenia

Moğollar: Özüm Kaldı Favoriting / Moğollar / Pharaway Sounds (0:54:18 Pop-up)

Hudna: Kaynaşma Favoriting / Kaynaşma / Gateway Music (0:56:18 Pop-up)

Beata Bocek: Na Początku Zelandii Favoriting / O Tobje / Self-released (0:59:53 Pop-up)

Zanmari Baré: Pokor Favoriting / Voun / Buda Musique / * (1:03:45 Pop-up)

Yoshimasa Touyama: Haiban Nu Sumuree Favoriting / Various Artists: Music from Okinawa 2016-2017: Okinawa Shimauta / Okinawa Prefectural Foundation for Cultural Promotion (1:09:28 Pop-up)

Kanayo: Yoshitoo! Favoriting (1:11:51 Pop-up)

Tarika Sammy and Ado’ Kaliting Pacidal: Fangaro (Small Island Mix) Favoriting / Small Island Big Song / Small Island Big Song / * (1:19:01 Pop-up)

Malagasy Guitar Masters: Kabary Lava Favoriting / Volo Hazo / Buda Musique / * (1:23:54 Pop-up)

Prince Nico Mbarga and His New Rocafil Jazz: Let Them Say Favoriting / Let Them Say / Rogers All Stars (1:27:30 Pop-up)

Les Tambours du Brazza: Brazza Favoriting / Kongo / Buda Musique / * (1:31:09 Pop-up)

La Santa Cecilia: Calaverita Favoriting / Calaverita (1:35:07 Pop-up)
GIG: SOBs Sat July 14

United States of Boogaloo: Panama Favoriting / United States of Boogaloo / Self-release (1:43:13 Pop-up)
GIG / GIVEAWAY: We have two pairs of tickets for their show at Monty Hall Wed w/ Orq el Macabeo - to get in the running for a pair of tix email me, Rob W, here, and please put the word "TIX" in the subject line. I'll let you know on Monday if you're a winner. Good luck!

Malawi Mouse Boys: Ndili Ndi Nyumba Favoriting / Forever Is 4 U / Omnivore (1:47:37 Pop-up)

Dobet Gnahore: Lobe Favoriting / Miziki / Café de la Danse / * (1:49:28 Pop-up)

Systema Solar: Rumbera Favoriting / Rumbo a Tierra / Polen Records (1:53:06 Pop-up)
GIG: Thurs July 12, FREE City Parks Foundation Summerstage / LAMC concert @ Queensbridge Park, Queens: Systema Solar / Very Be Careful

Gato Preto: Dia D Favoriting / Tempo (1:56:39 Pop-up)
GIG: Thurs July 12, FREE @ Lincoln Center Rubinstein Atrium - 7:30 show but get there early to make sure you can get in

DJ Katapila: Monkey Favoriting / Aroo EP / Awesome Tapes From Africa / * (2:01:28 Pop-up)

Samba de Coco Raízes de Arcoverde: Canta Coco Morena Favoriting / Maga Bo apresenta Coco Raizes de Arcoverde / Kafundo Records (2:04:19 Pop-up)

El-Sahwa: Track 4 Favoriting / El-Sahwa / Undetermined (2:07:21 Pop-up)

Dania: Rayah Albak (The Pumpin Radio Mix) Favoriting / Rayah Albak / EMI (2:11:45 Pop-up)
Dania Khatib - from Lebanon

La Mambanegra: La Compostura Favoriting / El Callegüeso y Su Mala Maña / Movimientos Records (2:16:13 Pop-up)

Orquesta el Macabeo: Macabionico Favoriting / Salsa Bestial / Vampi Soul (2:26:04 Pop-up)
GIG / GIVEAWAY: We have two pairs of tickets for their show at WFMU's Monty Hall Wed - to get in the running for a pair of tix email me, Rob W, here, and please put the word "TIX" in the subject line. I'll let you know on Monday if you're a winner. Good luck!

Orkesta Mendoza: Cumbia Volcadora Favoriting / ¡Vamos A Guarachar! / Glitterbeat (2:29:47 Pop-up)

Eskorzo: Cumbia Canibal Favoriting / Alerta Canibal / Rootsound Music (2:32:55 Pop-up)
From Spain

Los Golden Boys: Cariñito Mio Favoriting / El Paseo Sabroso / Discos Fuentes (2:39:28 Pop-up)

Sirom: Mehki Koraki Favoriting / I. (2:40:48 Pop-up)

Steve Kroon: Monterey Favoriting / Without a Doubt (2:48:05 Pop-up)

Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band: Prodoh Selo Favoriting / Do Zore (Until Dawn) / Zlatne Uste (2:52:56 Pop-up)
GIG: Liberty State Park 6 pm ‐ 8 pm Jersey City, TOMORROW: HONK NYC presents Nevermind Orchestra @ Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band. Location = Behind Ferry Parking Lot on Audrey Zapp Dr. and in “North Cove Field”. The parking lot is free after 5pm. FREE

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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 6:31pm Megaroni:

Far out rhythms TPSP! Thanks for the festive vibes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:33pm Rob W:

Thanks Megaroni, greetings everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:34pm Smilty69:

Wonderful intro, Rob! I hope everybody's having a great evening
Avatar 6:34pm mb:

Cheers all!!
  6:53pm queems:

so psyched to be getting the 90.1 signal at my family’s lake house!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm Rob W:

Glad to hear the queems family dacha is getting the signal!
Avatar 7:10pm

Nice tunes. Tho as usual, I've never heard of a single band. I am not (james)worthy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:16pm Rob W:

Thanks Herb, well, what can I say, we're digging deep!
  7:16pm Carmichael:

Rob. People. Music.
  7:23pm Listner dBsound:

Hey Rob! Where can I find a copy of O Tobje.... She's the best find of the week, Ms Beata B!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:32pm Rob Weisberg:

dBsound - I only have it digitally myself and I know it can be found digitally via the usual suspects (Amazon, itunes, Spotify etc)... she's from Czech Republic and here's her web page and discogs page:
  7:33pm Katie:

A mea culpa will be in the fridge. Straight from Brighton.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:38pm Rob W:

Thanks Katie. Was anyone watching the World Cup over there in Brighton Beach? Russia was knocked out by Croatia in overtime this afternoon! There are lots of Russian emigres thereabouts of course...
  7:49pm Carmichael:

The best mea culpas are always in the frig. Or on the grill.
  7:54pm Katie:

The lifeguards cheered. Evidently there was a friendly wager.
  7:55pm Katie:

This mea culpa involves creamy walnut gravy...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm Rob W:

That's an excellent Mea Culpa!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:59pm Rob W:

By the way, if you too enjoy walnut gravy mea culpas, head for the Georgian bakeries in Brighton Beach - that's our dining tip for the day...
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 8:00pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Rob and company. Nice to see you & Katie and many others at the Garbecue.
  8:01pm Carmichael:

May contain nuts. And that’s OK!
  8:04pm queems:

i was so bummed not to make it out to garbecue. but hopefully next year
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:04pm Rob W:

It was great to see you too Ken! Yes, though sadly the Parking Lot will be a thing of the past, Matt W. is already scouting Garbecue
locations for next year queems!
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 8:12pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Party at Matt's place!
  8:12pm Carmichael:

You can all come to my house in California.
  8:14pm queems:

can’t wait!
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 8:15pm chresti:

Yay! california! red flag warning!
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 8:18pm Ike:

Yeah it was abnormally delightful this year! Great to see everyone. Here's hoping Matt finds a location for next year.
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 8:18pm chresti:

Red flag garbeque!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:40pm Rob W:

Next year we'll be bringing a Georgian walnut gravy mea culpa to the Garbecue!
Avatar 8:46pm mb:

That was a creepy station ID. Sounded like it was delivered by Father Feely.
Avatar 🌍 8:49pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob! I'm late back home, but thanks already for the archives!
  11:37pm Listner dBsound:

Thanks for that... and for the show!
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