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Saturday, November 10, 2018 Favoriting
Back in the Saddle

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TICKET GIVEAWAY TONIGHT to see Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer at the Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street, Manhattan, this Thursday night (Nov 15) at 8 pm.

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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 tonight (Saturday) at midnight. Two pairs of tickets are available. Winners will be notified by Monday.

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Description: Three masterful genre-benders and the leading virtuosos on their respective instruments, banjo, tabla and double bass, Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer move with ease among the worlds of classical, bluegrass and world music. Three of the most limitless creators and composers in the history of music, Fleck, Hussain and Meyer share an unprecedented array of projects and pairings among them that touch every geographical and stylistic corner of the musical world.

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Additional Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer trio tour dates here:

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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 tonight (Saturday) at midnight. Two pairs of tickets are available. Winners will be notified by Monday.

Note: Anyone may enter but preference will be as follows: First preference to listeners who have never won tickets on this show. For those who have won tickets on this show in the past, priority be based on the amount of time that has passed since the last time you have won tickets on this show (in other words, the longer it's been since you last won tickets on this show, the better your chances to win this time).

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This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Cro Magnon: Caledonia Favoriting / Orgasm / ESP-Disk (0:00:00 Pop-up)

Saor Patrol: Road to the Isles Favoriting / Battle of Kings / ARC Music / * (0:04:03 Pop-up)

Tartan Amoebas: Funkypipes Favoriting / Tartan Amoebas / Greentrax (0:09:36 Pop-up)

Red Hot Chilli Pipers: Low Rider Favoriting / Music for the Kilted Generation / Rel Records (0:13:10 Pop-up)
GIG: Wednesday, 13 March 2019 @ Sony Hall

Kristi Stassinopoulou: Strong Winds Blockade Favoriting / The Secrets of the Rocks / Hitch-Hyke Records (0:16:24 Pop-up)

Giannis Dobridis: Zonaradikos Favoriting / Various Artists: The Greek Folk Instruments: Gaida, Tsambouna, Zournas / FM Records (0:20:48 Pop-up)

Päre: Åttastjillingspolskan | Polskan Från Lappfjärd Favoriting / Hausjärvi Beat / Zebo Records (0:27:18 Pop-up)

WÖR: Peeken Favoriting / Sssht / Appel Rekords (0:31:19 Pop-up)
Interpretations of 18th century Flemish songs

Ndiaz: Ulviéu Favoriting / Son'Rod / Paker Prod (0:33:59 Pop-up)

SVER: Batch15 Favoriting / Reverie / Folkhall Records / * (0:39:19 Pop-up)

Susana Seivane: Al Compás de los Olivos Favoriting / Fa / Nakra / * (0:45:38 Pop-up)

Vigüela: Malagueña a tres del dos (Malagueña in Trios of Two) Favoriting / A Tiempo Real / ARC Music / * (0:48:07 Pop-up)

El Naán: Charro del Marinero y la Estrella (The Charro of the Sailor and the Star) Favoriting / Código de Barros - An Iberian Music Project / ARC Music / * (0:53:39 Pop-up)

El Noy: El Loco Favoriting / Various Artists: Gipsy Rhumba: The Original Rhythm Of Gipsy Rhumba In Spain 1965-74 / Soul Jazz (0:57:40 Pop-up)

Rumba Tres: Rumbita Tru, La, La Favoriting / Bravo!!! / Belter (1:00:38 Pop-up)

Los Chichos: Soberana Favoriting / Ni Más ni Menos / Philips (1:03:06 Pop-up)

Los Delinqüentes y Tomasito: Kiss Off Favoriting / Los Hombres De Las Praderas y Sus Bordones Calientes / El Volcán Música (1:06:15 Pop-up)

La Marelu: Si tú no Quieres Favoriting / Various Artists: Las 40 Mejores Rumbas de los Años 60 / Novoson (1:08:21 Pop-up)

Marinah: El Volcán Favoriting / Afrolailo / Kasba Music (1:10:36 Pop-up)
Former lead singer for Barcelona's Ojos de Brujo

Caracoles: Flores Favoriting / Flores / Clipia / * (1:13:17 Pop-up)

Olga Cerpa y Mestisay: Por el Norte Favoriting / Jallos / Ediciones Mestisay (1:16:58 Pop-up)
GIG: FREE concert Tuesday evening Nov 20 2018, 7:30 pm @ Lincoln Center Rubenstein Atrium (presented by World Music Institute)

Lluis Llach: Aquell Vaixell Favoriting / A L'Olympia / Movieplay (1:28:47 Pop-up)

Los Cenzontles: La sarna Favoriting / Con Su Permiso, Señores / Smithsonian Folkways (1:31:31 Pop-up)

Kalàscima: Centu Vie Favoriting / K / Ponderosa Music & Art / * (1:35:37 Pop-up)

Antonio Castrignanò: Aria Caddhipulina Favoriting / Aria Caddhipulina / Ponderosa Music & Art / * (1:39:05 Pop-up)

Grus I Dojjan: Då Kände Jag En Liten Rysning Favoriting / Slarvigt Men Säkert / Playback (1:45:02 Pop-up)

Earlybird Stringband: Danse Ikke Grate Na Favoriting / LassoFolk / Grappa Musikkforlag AS (1:47:52 Pop-up)

Germán López & Althay Paez & Beselch Rodríguez & Yone Rodriguez: Folías Swing Favoriting / Timples y Otras Pequeñas Guitarras del Mundo / Multitrack (1:52:18 Pop-up)

Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer: Bubbles Favoriting / The Melody of Rhythm / Entertainment One (1:58:24 Pop-up)
GIG / GIVEAWAY: The trio performs this Thursday night (Nov 15) at 8 @ Town Hall. We have two pairs of tickets to give away. 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 tonight (Saturday) at midnight. Winners will be notified by Monday.

Ta Dhom Project: Ta Dhom Favoriting / Ta Dhom / Rajagopalan Productions / * (2:01:56 Pop-up)

A.R. Rahman, Daler Mehndi, K.S. Chitra: Rang De Basanti Favoriting / Various Artists: Tunak Tunak Viral Hits / Sony (2:06:11 Pop-up)

Falu: Tarana Favoriting / Foras Road / Monsoon Records (2:11:59 Pop-up)

Sofiane Saidi & Mazalda: Yamma Favoriting / El Ndjoum / Airfono / * (2:15:19 Pop-up)

Maghrebika with Bill Laswell: Kafa Favoriting / Neftakhir / Barraka El Farnatshi ‎ (2:19:21 Pop-up)
GIG: Well, not quite the same thing but Laswell is performing as part of large ensemble tomorrow (Sun) night at NuBlu, 151 Ave C as part of the NuBlu Jazz Festival -

Gaye Su Akyol: Laziko Favoriting / İstikrarlı Hayal Hakikattir / Glitterbeat / * (2:23:44 Pop-up)

Moonlight Benjamin: Memwane Favoriting / Siltane / Ma Case / * (2:28:18 Pop-up)

Delgres: Mo Jodi Favoriting / Mo Jodi / PIAS / * (2:31:25 Pop-up)

Tootard: Bayati Blues Favoriting / Laissez Passer / Glitterbeat (2:35:25 Pop-up)

Ali Hassan Kuban: Yah Nasma Yah Halina Favoriting / From Nubia to Cairo / Piranha (2:46:53 Pop-up)

Kamal Keila: Ghali Ghali Ya Jinub Favoriting / Muslims and Christians / Habibi Funk / * (2:54:35 Pop-up)
New anthology

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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 🌍 6:02pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob! Good to have you back!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm Rob W:

Thanks Bas, good evening everyone!
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 6:04pm chresti:

  6:07pm Chud:

I like the bagpipe theme!
Avatar 6:07pm Megaroni:

Fab kick off !
  6:08pm Delphine:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:09pm Rob W:

Hi and thanks Delphine, Megaroni, Chud, Chresti and everyone!
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 6:13pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Rob and worldwide listeners. You're back with plenty of great new music, I trust?
Avatar 6:16pm Undead83:

Grooving start ^^
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:21pm Rob W:

Thanks Undead83 and Ken From Hyde Park, I have way too much new music. I'll be sprinkling some in soon although this first section of the show is leaning a little more on golden oldies...
  6:23pm Delphine:

The first notes of this track had my dog doing a major head tilt
Avatar 6:32pm TDK60:

Hi Rob W. We're bagpiping?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:32pm Rob W:

HI TDK60! We have been although shifting a bit soon...
Avatar 6:52pm TDK60:

Galicia is the area of Spain with Celtic influence.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:53pm northguineahills:

The canary, a bird named after the Canary Islands, named by the King of Mauratania in the 3rd c CE b/c of the dogs purported found there (Latin - Canis, corrupted to Canary).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Rob and all
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 7:02pm chresti:

The news....oh forget it, I just can't! Love the gipsy music!
Avatar 7:04pm TDK60:

Hi Chresti. Looks like another night there was bad, fire-wise.
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 7:04pm chresti:

I know someone who, while living on the Canary Islands, had a fly land in her mouth.
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 7:06pm chresti:

Hi TDK- pretty smoky around here, really smoky up north, thanks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:06pm Smilty69:

Good evening, Rob and friends. This Spanish music is getting me psyched! Paella and sangria, hermano!
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 7:10pm chresti:

meanwhile, that fathead in office has to start whining about bad California and expensive fires. The town, Paradise, wiped out by fire, is full of Trump supporters!
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 7:12pm chresti:

sorry for the vent!
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 7:14pm chresti:

oops too many ,,,,,
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 7:18pm chresti:

Hi Rob, coel, Smilty, Bas, ngh, Megaroni, Delphine, Ken! Chud, Undead, n' everbody!
Avatar 🌍 7:19pm Bas NL:

Hi Chresti!
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 7:22pm chresti:

Bas-are you in Netherlands?
  7:23pm PowersPowers:

It's Sunday morning here in Tokyo and I'm working away. I just want to say that this show makes my day a little bit better every week. Thanks for the music!
Avatar 🌍 7:23pm Bas NL:

Yes Chresti, in very much europy The Netherlands. :)
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 7:25pm chresti:

Love Amsterdam, I heard the jails are comfortable, too
Avatar 🌍 7:28pm Bas NL:

Now there's a lot of worldly time zones tuned in! Hello PowersPowers!
@Chresti I share your good feelings for Amsterdam; i'm afraid i have no jail time experience over here.. should be fine though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:29pm coelacanth∅:

chresti @7.04 that might traumatize me for Life! flies disgust me more than pretty much anything.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:29pm Rob W:

Good morning Tokyo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:51pm Franco Twinkie:

It nice to back in the house listening happy music. It's dreadful outside.
Avatar 🌍 7:55pm Bas NL:

Sounds a bit like ukulele?
  8:03pm chresti:

Coel- in that case, I better not share my dad’s fly in the mouth story!
  8:05pm chresti:

Bas- you inspired Franco to practice on the ukulele
Avatar 🌍 8:11pm Bas NL:

I just learned the ukulele has Portuguese roots in a roundabout way.. Music travels. Heh, like what we can here now: Banga rap with a pinch of latin?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:21pm maestroso:

Just tuned in... that Saidi & Mazalda was seriously funky.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:22pm Rob W:

Yes indeed Bas. Here's a little something on the ukelele vs timple angle:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:23pm northguineahills:

I swear I can fin Bill Laswell anywhere!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:24pm coelacanth∅:

chresti i'm not squeamish! -less than most people probably. i just know what a health risk it is to be in contact with flies,and the filth that is natural to them.
if, someday, you share your gross fly story, i'll share a gross stinkbug story! ...maybe wait until we see each-other on a comment board of a metal set or a punk set!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:27pm coelacanth∅:

nice this laziko. (i'm a sucker for a fast 7 though)
Avatar 🌍 8:28pm Bas NL:

@Rob That clarifies a lot!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:29pm coelacanth∅:

(...and an exotic surf guitar!)
Avatar 8:36pm TDK60:

..once again, Rob rocks out..
  8:36pm el Garee le Bee~:

Hi Rob. I did an interview in 2002 with the amazing Vishwa Mohan Bhatt who described his personal musical evolution and gave me a one on one concert. If you're interested in any of it, you can find me. Right now, there's a Serb Fest going on just blocks away. Beat goes on...
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 8:39pm chresti:

good idea coel!
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 8:40pm chresti:

(eww stinkbugs)!
  8:44pm great:

This station plays wonderful music
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:49pm Rob W:

Very interesting el Garee le Bee - I will follow up with you, thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:50pm coelacanth∅:

haha chresti! i'm not grossed out by stinkbugs, except in certain circumstances; and i've dealt with possibly hundreds of them, and i've never noticed any smell at all. i wonder if it's even true!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:52pm Franco Twinkie:

el Garee - Saw Vishwa Mohan Bhatt years ago at the Harrick Chapel. Amazing doesn't do justice to this man. That guitar of his is something to behold!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm coelacanth∅:

early 90s i was playing that "from nubia to cairo" album in the "health food" store i used to run when a generally needy and notoriously grumpy, businesslike customer came in. he smiled so big and became very animated! he asked me about it i told him it was a cassette i had and he asked if i'd make him a copy. he said this was music from his home and he hadn't heard it in many years. that changed out whole relationship.
  8:59pm el Garee le Bee~:

Franco Twinkie- He devised his own version of the classical chittraveenna and named it of course, the "Mohan" Veena, after himself. I gotta go to Serbfest now.
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 9:00pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Rob. See you next time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Rob!
Avatar 🌍 9:01pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob! Great show!
Avatar 🌍 Swag For Life Member 9:04pm chresti:

thanks rob
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