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Saturday, August 18, 2018 Favoriting
Chalaw Basiwali with Anu Kaliting Sadiponga:
Basiwali: Taiwanese Indigenous Roots Music

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Chalaw Basiwali (formerly known as Chalaw Garu - photo above) and Anu Kaliting Sadiponga (photo below), talented singer / songwriters from Taiwan, are both are members of the Amis ethnic minority. They are among a growing number of indigneous artists from Taiwan creating original music inspired by their roots.

They also explore broader cultural connections in Chalaw's group Basiwali, which also features Kilema, who's from Madagascar. (Taiwanese indigenous people and people from Madagascar are both part of the broader Austronesian cultural family.)

A duo version of Basiwali featuring Chalaw with Anu Kaliting Sadipongan is in town to perform Friday night August 17th at Flushing Town Hall and Sunday night August 19th at Joe's Pub - with special guests accompanying them at the live shows. And in between the duo joins us live on WFMU!

Basiwali web page (with background in English:

Anu google page (with background in English):

Chalaw Basiwali on facebook:

Anu Kaliting Sadiponga on facebook:

Basiwali's album, Polynesia:

Anu's album, Cepo':

Huge thanks to Chi-Ping Yen of Taipei Cultural Center in New York, Bo Hsu, Yuri Kwon of Joe's Pub for making the connections, all the folks at Flushing Town Hall, and our illustrious engineer Glenn Luttman!

This Week's Playlist:

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Hana Ulrychová: A Co Má Bejt Favoriting / Various Artists: Czech Up! Vol. 2: We'd Be Happy / VampiSoul / * (0:00:00 Pop-up)

Ettika: Ettika (Version Maxi) Favoriting / Various Artists: Chebran Vol. 2 / Born Band / * (0:12:16 Pop-up)

Lizzie Mercier Descloux: Mais Ou Sont Passees Les Gazelles? Favoriting / Zulu Rock / ZE Records (0:16:51 Pop-up)

Pépé Kallé & Nyboma: Nazingi Maboko Favoriting / Les étoiles du Zaïre: Hommage à Emoro / Syllart (0:21:08 Pop-up)
GIG: Nyboma performs with the Soukous All Stars, a big cast of great Congolese musicians from the 80s golden age of soukous, this Thurs night at 7:30 @ Lincoln Center Rubenstein Atrium - FREE but get there early (I'd suggest 6:45 pm to be safe) to be assured of entry

Alon & Joca with NDR Bigband: Ceu de Aruanda Favoriting / Dança Das Águas / Chant Records / * (0:27:39 Pop-up)

Bovick: Kaful Mayay Favoriting / Hard Mokonyônyô Rock (New Afro Sound) / Safran ‎ (0:31:48 Pop-up)
Tabu Ley Cover

Novalima: Ch'usay Favoriting / Ch'usay / Wonderwheel / * (0:42:09 Pop-up)

Vilma Sanchez: Decepcionada Favoriting / Decepcionada / No label (0:46:56 Pop-up)

Chancha via Circuito: Los Pastores Favoriting / Bienaventuranza / Wonderwheel / * (0:51:42 Pop-up)

Wu Man and Son de San Diego: El Pajaro Carpintero Favoriting / Fingertip Carnival / Wind Music / * (0:55:00 Pop-up)

Chalaw Basiwali with Anu Kaliting Sadiponga: Basiwali Live on WFMU Favoriting / N/A / N/A (1:02:57 Pop-up)

Chalaw Basiwali with Anu Kaliting Sadiponga: Salama (Live on WFMU) Favoriting / N/A / N/A (1:15:05 Pop-up)

Anu Kaliting Sadiponga with Chalaw Basiwali: Makota'ay Ritual Song (Live on WFMU) Favoriting / N/A / N/A (1:24:40 Pop-up)

Anu Kaliting Sadiponga with Chalaw Basiwali: Thanks for the Spirits (Live on WFMU) Favoriting / N/A / N/A (1:31:07 Pop-up)

Chalaw Basiwali with Anu Kaliting Sadiponga: Ocean Far Away (Live on WFMU) Favoriting / N/A / N/A (1:37:28 Pop-up)

Chalaw Basiwali with Anu Kaliting Sadiponga: Old Man's Drinking Song Favoriting / N/A / N/A (1:42:01 Pop-up)

Barrio Manouche: Pasion Arabe Favoriting / Aires de Cambio / Six Degrees / * (1:47:34 Pop-up)

Monsieur Doumani: Drinking and Kissing Favoriting / Angathin / Monsieur Doumani / * (1:52:43 Pop-up)

Saeid Shanbehzadeh, Rostam Mirlashari & Naghib Shanbehzadeh: Kalfat Favoriting / Pour-Afrigah / Buda Musique (1:59:02 Pop-up)

Erwan Keravec, Mounir Troudi, and Wassim Halal: Hallaj Favoriting / Revolutionary Birds / Buda Musique (2:06:17 Pop-up)

Helvia: El Garrotin Favoriting / Tierra de Nadie / Hispavox (2:15:08 Pop-up)

At First Light: The Pipers of Roguery Favoriting / Idir / At First Light (2:18:30 Pop-up)

Blowzabella: Blowzabella / Marriage Marches Favoriting / Traditional Dance Music / Plant Life (2:22:54 Pop-up)

Rare Air: New Swing Reel Favoriting / Primeval / Green Linnet Records (2:26:15 Pop-up)

Saor Patrol: Road to the Isles Favoriting / Battle of Kings / ARC Music / * (2:30:20 Pop-up)

Modhan: Bus Stop No. 9 Favoriting / The Astonishing Flying Ring / Modhan (2:37:23 Pop-up)

Guy Klucevsek: Ratatatatouille Favoriting / The Multiple Personality Reunion Tour / Innova Recordings (2:45:39 Pop-up)

Mario Batkovic: Machina Favoriting / Batkovic Solo / Veruston (2:49:57 Pop-up)

Anti Paalanen: Kraftsman Favoriting / Meluta / Westpark Music (2:53:31 Pop-up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 🌍 6:06pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob!
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 6:08pm chresti:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:18pm spodiodi:

Sounds good :D
Avatar 6:22pm Fredericks:

I know a different version of that song.
Avatar 6:23pm Fredericks:

Mais Ou Sont Passees Les Gazelles, "that song."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:38pm Rob W:

Yes good catch Fredericks - there were a bunch of songs with the same basic music and different titles / lyrics - the original was actually Kazete No.2 by Obed Ngobeni from South Africa on his album "My Wife Bought a Taxi" - at least I think that was the original - but the Mahotella Queens also did a version.
Avatar 6:40pm Fredericks:

Rob, you are great it was the Queens.
Avatar 6:47pm Fredericks:

Explains why searching the title was so frustrating.
  7:23pm Paddy MeBoy:

Thanks Rob and band. This is excellent.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:28pm Rob W:

Thanks Paddy!
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 7:46pm Ken From Hyde Park:

WFMU live sessions always come out so great. What a great service you provide us listeners!
  7:47pm Paddy MeBoy:

I do keep hearing Enigma though. In a good way.
  7:48pm Paddy MeBoy:

Oh! It is that song! lovely!!!
Avatar 7:48pm Stashu:

Wasn't that a very popular song!? I recognized it! So nice!
Avatar 7:49pm Stashu:

Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 7:51pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hey there, Stashu. I believe the records have arrived at the station. Safe and sound, I hope.
Avatar 7:53pm Megaroni:

What a delight hearing amazing Taiwanese duo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:03pm Rob W:

Thanks Megaroni!
Avatar 8:04pm andaloudog:

Wonderful stuff, I had to but Chalaw's album. Maybe Anu's too. Terrific!
Avatar 8:05pm andaloudog:

I meant *buy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:12pm Rob W:

Thanks andaloudog!
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 8:20pm chresti:

Wonderwheelful! Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:21pm Rob W:

Thanks chresti!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:25pm maestroso:

Pipers of Roguery! [turns volume higher] Nice! Hi Rob! Been with you from the start, mostly outside cooking.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:54pm maestroso:

Mario Batkovic! I've been listening to this CD, it's great!
Avatar 🌍 9:00pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob!
  9:05pm dank:

Digging this.
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