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Transpacific Sound Paradise Favoriting
Saturday, August 4, 2018 Favoriting
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This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Banyen Rakkaen: Promise of March Favoriting / Lam Phloen World-class: The Essential Banyen Rakkaen / EM Records / *
New anthology

Ros Serey Sothea: Klach Hoeuy Kdeh Sneh Favoriting / Various Artists: Gary Sullivan's Cambodian Bodega | Psychedlic Rock, Soul + Synthpop 1960s-1990s / WFMU 2016 Marathon Premium (0:03:28 Pop-up)

Sharhabeel Ahmed: Argos Farfish Favoriting / Various Artists: Habibi Funk: An Eclectic Selection of Music from the Arab World / Habibi Funk Records (0:06:59 Pop-up)

Alèmayèhu Eshèté: Ya Tara Favoriting / Ethiopiques 9 / Buda Musique (0:11:39 Pop-up)

Girma Bèyènè: Yebeqagnal Favoriting / Various Artists: Ethiopiques Volume 8: Swinging Addis / Buda Musique (0:13:56 Pop-up)

Junior Wells: Chitlin con Carne Favoriting / Hoodoo Man Blues / Delmark (0:17:30 Pop-up)

John Lee Hooker: You Can Lead Me Baby Favoriting / Single (B-Side of Unfriendly Woman) / Vee Jay (0:21:03 Pop-up)

Samba Touré: Goy Boyro (The Good Work / Well Done) Favoriting / Wande / Glitterbeat / * (0:23:29 Pop-up)

Ali Farka Toure: Goye Kur Favoriting / The Source / World Circuit / * (0:28:16 Pop-up)
New reissue

Bombino: Deran Deran Alkheir (Best Wishes) Favoriting / Deran / Partisan / * (0:34:29 Pop-up)

Etran de L'Aïr: Tamiditine Favoriting / No. 1 / Sahel Sounds / * (0:38:24 Pop-up)

The Campbell Brothers: Jump For Joy Favoriting / Various Artists: Sacred Steel LIVE! / Arhoolie Records (0:43:15 Pop-up)
Les Grands Hurleurs + Ismael Kouyaté + Jordan Officer + Tribu Baharú + Campbell Brothers: Carnegie Hall Citywide Night @ Bryant Park Fri, August 10, 5 pm – 10 pm, FREE

Baiana System: O Carnaval Quem E Que Faz Favoriting / Various Artists: Oi! A Nova Musica Brasileira / Mais Um Discos (0:55:28 Pop-up)
GIG: BaianaSystem / Hamilton de Holanda Trio feat. Roberta Sá / Xênia França / DJ Patricktor4 - Brasil Summerfest Concert @ Central Park Summerstage (FREE, donation encouraged) TOMORROW (Sunday), 3 pm.

AXA Band: Wuk It feat Chewawah Favoriting / O-Yea! O-Yea! / AXA Band (0:59:49 Pop-up)

Ranky Tanky: Ranky Tanky Favoriting / Ranky Tanky / Resilience Music Alliance / * (1:04:41 Pop-up)
GIG: Lincoln Harbor Park, Weehawken NJ, Wed August 8, 7 pm (FREE)

Mark Ernestus' Ndagga Rhythm Force: Jigeen Favoriting / Yermande / Ndagga (1:07:03 Pop-up)
GIG: Fri Aug 17 @ Pioneer Works, Red Hook, Brooklyn

John Zorn: Spiral (featuring Cyro Baptista and others) Favoriting / Filmworks Xxii: Last Supper / Tzadik (1:12:34 Pop-up)

Artist from Orituco: Tambor de Palma Favoriting / Musica de Venezuela 1972-81 (recorded by Oswaldo Lares) / Tal Music / * (1:15:02 Pop-up)

Ammar 808: Boganga & Sandia (feat. Mehdi Nassouli) Favoriting / Maghreb United / Glitterbeat / * (1:16:49 Pop-up)

Amira Saqati: Marrakech X-Press Favoriting / Destination Halal / Barraka El Farnatshi (1:21:03 Pop-up)

Sonia M'Barek: Qasdi Andhor Favoriting (1:25:46 Pop-up)
GIG: Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm with Simon Shaheen & Qantara: Songs from Cairo to Tunis @ Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center (presented by Robert Browning Associates)

Sezen Aksu: Yalnız Kullar Favoriting / Ağlamak Güzeldi̇r / Kervan Plakçılık ‎ (1:33:11 Pop-up)

Argan: Assoumr Favoriting / South Morrocan Motor Berber / Barraka El Farnatshi (1:36:53 Pop-up)

Yemen Blues: Um Min Al Yaman Favoriting / Live in Tel Aviv / Chant Records / * (1:42:13 Pop-up)
GIG: Brooklyn Bowl, Tues Aug 7

Nickodemus feat Ismael Kouyaté: N'dini (Tal M Klein Remix) Favoriting / Sun People Remixed (1:55:12 Pop-up)
GIG: Les Grands Hurleurs + Ismael Kouyaté + Jordan Officer + Tribu Baharú + Campbell Brothers: Carnegie Hall Citywide Night @ Bryant Park Fri, August 10, 5 pm – 10 pm, FREE

Dahler Mehndi: Saade Dil Te Chhuriyan Chaliyan Favoriting / Ho Jayegi Balle Balle / Magnasound (2:00:11 Pop-up)

Garry Sandhu feat. Roach Killa: Dr. De De Favoriting / Various Artists: The Asian Collection / Sony Music (2:03:22 Pop-up)

Vishal Vaid: Fakira Favoriting / Various Artists: Soundtrack (2:09:44 Pop-up)
GIG: Tuesday Night, Aug 14 @ 8:30 pm @ La Mama, part of the Navatman Drive East Festival @ La Mama Basement Theatre, East Village

Tribu Baharú: Amor Champetuo (feat. Diblo Dibala) Favoriting / Pal Mas Exigente Bailador (2:12:35 Pop-up)
GIG: Les Grands Hurleurs + Ismael Kouyaté + Jordan Officer + Tribu Baharú + Campbell Brothers: Carnegie Hall Citywide Night @ Bryant Park Fri, August 10, 5 pm – 10 pm, FREE

Nyboma: Double Double Favoriting / Nyboma & Kamale Dynamique / Sterns (2:18:07 Pop-up)
GIG: Thurs Aug 23: Soukous All-Stars featuring Nyboma, Lokassa Ya Mbongo, Huit Kilos and many more @ Lincoln Center Rubinstein Atrium (FREE / no RSVP but get there early to make sure you get in!) 7:30 pm

Rebolú: Mañana Me Voy de Aquí Favoriting / Abriendo Caminos (2:26:11 Pop-up)
GIG: TOMORROW, Sunday, August 5 Andy Statman + Cherish the Ladies + Grupo Rebolu + Sidiki Conde and Tokounou: Made in NYC: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance @ Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Hearst Plaza, 1 pm to 5 pm followed by a dance party w/ DJ Rekha. Host: WNYC's Arun Venugopal. The event will also honor our co-founder and Artistic Director Emeritus, Ethel Raim. FREE admission.

Elio Reve & Su Charangon: En La Calle No Hay Casualidad Favoriting / Arriba Las Manos (2:31:33 Pop-up)

Lafayette Afro Rock Band: Nicky 1 4 5 Favoriting / Afro Funk Explosion (Split 2-CD with ICE) / Manifesto Records (2:41:02 Pop-up)

Kupamim Royals: Sika Ye Pena Favoriting / Sike Ye Pena (2:48:30 Pop-up)

Juan Luis Guerra y 4:40: Me Enamoro de Ella Favoriting / Mientras mas Los Pienso... Tu / Karen (2:51:09 Pop-up)

Sema Lopi: Sema Lopi Favoriting / Various Artists: Palop Africa / Sterns (2:56:06 Pop-up)

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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 🌍 6:12pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:14pm Rob W:

Good evening Bas and everyone!
Avatar 6:16pm jake6573:

Hello room
Avatar 🌍 6:25pm Bas NL:

Yeah! World wide blues! Loving this Rob!
Avatar 🌍 6:39pm Bas NL:

Owwww... New Bombino! Added to wishlist.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:41pm Rob W:

Yes, I haven't played the new Bombino much but it's nice - just a bit of an oversight! He's playing Amsterdam Aug 25 and in Western Europe (including a few Netherlands gigs) Sept / Oct.
Avatar 🌍 6:42pm Bas NL:

Cheers Rob; I'll make sure to get to one of his concerts!
Avatar 7:07pm Megaroni:

Groovin' tunes tonite on TPSP! Thanks for taking us around the globe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm Rob W:

Thanks Megaroni!
  7:28pm Carmichael:

Heya Rob und leuten.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:36pm Rob W:

Hi Carmichael et al!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:41pm maestroso:

Finally! Now I can tune in. Sounds great Rob!
  7:41pm Mr. Palchepo.:

Bad ass.
  7:41pm xtina:

from earlier in the list, but i spent a min reading up on john zorn's insanely prolific career and for a minute forgot which albums ive got. phew...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:44pm northguineahills:

Checking in, cleaning the housu, got half of my swag (shirts, etc), can't wait for my musical half! Thanks Rob (yes, I picked your premium of te nxpremiums I selected).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:46pm northguineahills:

the n x premiums (keyboard is going dark on me)
  8:48pm queems:

gantry is the best park fyi.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:50pm Rob W:

Thanks for the recommendation queems!
Avatar 🌍 8:59pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob!
  2:43pm dirk rombous:

Again a Phenomenal show Rob iiiii Whaaawww ...
  2:45pm dirk rombous:

Again a phenomenal Show Rob !!!!! Whaaawwww
  2:49pm dirk rombous:

Again a phenomenal Show Rob !!!!! Whaaawwww
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