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Preview of our Thurs (Oct 11) HONK NYC! @ Monty Hall Brass and Street Band Concert Extravaganza + Cocek! Brass Band Live!

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Our brass-tastic annual collaboration with NY's beloved brass and street band extravaganza, the HONK NYC! Festival, returns to WFMU's Monty Hall Thursday night October 11th. This year's spectacular spectacle features no less than five bands:

• Unidos do Swing from Brazil - - uniting cathartic carnival traditions of Brazil and NOLA;

• New Creations Brass Band - - second line power direct from New Orleans;

• Bulla en el Barrio - - dynamic Afro-Colombian bullerengue-roots-percussion-dance;

• The L Train Brass Band - - fabulous new faces on the HONK! scene;

• Nation Beat - - brassily bridging the sounds of Brazil and NOLA with Brooklyn flair!

Our previous four cathartic HONK! NYC shows at Monty Hall are the stuff of legend. This year, you can be there too - buy your tickets here and support WFMU and HONK NYC!! and / or enter our ticket giveaway contest - info below! And if you need proof of the fun and craziness guaranteed at a HONK NYC! show at Monty Hall, check out the video of last year’s spectacle, above.

We'll get psyched on Transpacific Sound Paradise tonight with music from this year's bands plus highlights from last year's Monty Hall HONK NYC! spectacular plus a live set by Boston's Honk!-Friendly Cocek! Brass Band!

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TICKET GIVEAWAY TONIGHT to our HONK NYC! Blowout Thurs night @ WFMU's Monty Hall!

Get in the running for a pair of tickets to our five-band HONK NYC! Festival Extravaganza at WFMU's Monty Hall this Thursday night (Oct 11), 7 pm at WFMU's Monty Hall!

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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. Deadline to enter is tomorrow (Sunday) at midnight. Winners will be notified on Monday. Anyone may enter and it's an all-ages BYOB show.

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About Cocek! Brass Band:

Cocek! Brass Band consists of Sam Dechenne (trumpet/vocals/composer), Ezra Weller (flugelhorn), Clayton DeWalt (Trombone), Jim Gray (Tuba) and Grant Smith (Tappan Drum). A 5-piece ensemble from Boston, MA playing all original compositions. The music is influenced by Eastern-European and New Orleans dance songs, Afrobeat, Klezmer and elements of reggae and Western classical pieces.

Cocek! Brass Band has two original albums out - Round Two is the latest - remix album, and they've been releasing a song-a-month online in 2018, many accompanied by original illustrations. Check out the monthly songs at

Massive thanks to our engineers this week: Rob C and Marcus for Cocek Brass Band and Irene Trudel for our HONK NYC! at Monty Hall 2017 mixes. And huge thanks to Sara Valentine and everyone from the HONK NYC! Festival.

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Delgres: Anko Favoriting / Mo Jodi / Pias / * (0:00:00 Pop-up)

Khaira Arby: Chris Favoriting / Gossip / Clermont Music (0:03:37 Pop-up)

Mamadou Kelly: Nakaam Favoriting / Politiki / Clermont (0:08:22 Pop-up)
GIG: Mamadou Kelly + Kaleta & Super Yamba Band @ Brooklyn Bowl Wed Oct 24th, 8 pm

Lost Bayou Ramblers: Nezpique Favoriting / Kalenda / Rice Pump Records (0:20:24 Pop-up)
GIG: Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Ivan Neville, Ian Neville, George Porter Jr, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Lost Bayou Ramblers Duo, 79rs Gang, Terence Higgins (Take Me to the River: New Orleans tour) @ Sony Hall, 235 West 46th St, Oct 25th (Thurs)

Lemon Bucket Orchestra: Crooked Favoriting / If I Had the Strength / * (0:23:36 Pop-up)

Cocek Brass Band: Turkish Wedding Favoriting / Live on WFMU (0:30:36 Pop-up)

Cocek Brass Band: Treck Through Town Favoriting / Live on WFMU (0:42:07 Pop-up)

Cocek Brass Band: Good Old Seoul Favoriting / Live on WFMU (0:48:46 Pop-up)

Cocek Brass Band: Orange Orca Favoriting / Live on WFMU (0:53:13 Pop-up)

Cocek Brass Band: Mr. Kapitan Tappan Favoriting / Live on WFMU (1:02:03 Pop-up)

Cocek Brass Band: Storm (Live on WFMU) Favoriting (1:07:13 Pop-up)

Fanfare Ciocărlia: Iag Bari Favoriting / Iag Bari / Piranha (1:11:37 Pop-up)

Mamak Khadem: Do, Don't Favoriting / The Road (1:16:18 Pop-up)

Damas de Ferro: Live at HONK NYC! in NJ! @ WFMU's Monty Hall, October 12th, 2017 Favoriting (1:28:20 Pop-up)
Great all-women's feminist / activist band from Rio de Janeiro who traveled all the way from Brazil to play HONK! in Boston and HONK NYC! in 2017. Give them a like and follow them at .

New Creations Brass Band: Live at HONK NYC! in NJ! @ WFMU's Monty Hall, October 12th, 2017 Favoriting (2:08:10 Pop-up)
GIG: They're playing the HONK NYC! festival again this week including our show at WFMU's Monty Hall on Thursday! A wonderful 21st Century New Orleans Second Line band who have become HONK! and HONK NYC! festival favorites. Give them a like and follow them at

L-Train Brass Band: Game of Thrones Theme Favoriting / Live, Unreleased (2:51:10 Pop-up)

Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars with Maracatu NY: Out of What Favoriting / Carnival Conspiracy / Piarnha (2:53:57 Pop-up)

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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:

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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 🌍 6:05pm Bas NL:

Hello Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:10pm Philthy woman:

Heyo! This is so delicious!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:36pm Rob W:

Good evening Bas, PhW and everyone!
  6:51pm Lawrence:

Go Cocek! Sounds great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:52pm Rob W:

Thanks Lawrence on behalf of Cocek!
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 7:12pm chresti:

Hi Rob and TP Sound System!
Avatar 🌍 7:14pm Bas NL:

Thanks Cocek Brass Band!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm Rob W:

Hi Chresti and thanks Bas!
  7:49pm Nacho:

Tremendo show!! Genial Damas de Fierro!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:55pm Rob Weisberg:

Thanks Nacho!
  8:08pm Nacho:

Ferro, not fierro.. I'm sorry
  8:24pm Barbara Steiner:

Thanks for playing Honk NYC. I just came from Honk!'s mothership festival in Somerville MA (it's held in Somerville, not Boston, y'all, just btw) and Unidos de Swing absolutely ROCKS!!! Or, should I say, SWINGS! Helpful antidote to today's news. Have fun next week everyone.
  8:31pm Bridgegirl:

Thanks for playing this tonight. Brass Bands make me happy after this terrible day.
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 8:41pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Lovin' the Honk show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:41pm Rob Weisberg:

Thanks Bridgegirl and thanks Barbara S, yes, a little catharsis for a very dark day in history. Hang in there everyone and keep fighting the good fight!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:41pm Rob W:

And thanks Ken from HP!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:56pm Franco Twinkie:

Brassy and sassy! This show could lead a procession straight into the East River.
Avatar 🌍 8:58pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob! Another great show!
  9:00pm spodiodi:

Nice show, Rob! Thank you
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