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Saturday, February 9, 2019 Options
Lunar New Year Spectacular

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This Week's Playlist:

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Anu Kaliting Sadiponga: Macelemay (Brilliant Diver) Options / cepo' / Wind Music

Minh Xuân & Phượng Hoàng: Mặt Trời Đen (Black Sun) Options / Various Artists: Saigon Rock & Soul: Vietnamese Classic Tracks 1968-1974 / Sublime Frequencies (0:04:08 Pop‑up)

Tengger Cavalry: Paranoid Options / Live / Self-released (0:07:20 Pop‑up)

The Monotones in the Basement: Fall Of The Dawn Options / Various Artists: Jebidabang Compilation 2017+2018 / Jebidabang (0:09:03 Pop‑up)

Jambinai: Time of Extinction Options / Differance / Sony (0:14:40 Pop‑up)

Hanggai: Hong Galou Options / Baifang / Harlem Recordings (0:15:16 Pop‑up)

Yuya: I Asked Baiyun (From the Movie of the Same Name) Options / Various Artists: 70s Movie Soundtracks / Polydor (0:23:56 Pop‑up)

Linda Yong And The Silvertones: Good Luck in the New Year Options / Various Artists: Singapore A-Go-Go / Sublime Frequencies (0:26:51 Pop‑up)

Yao Surong: Home in Taipei (from the Movie of the Same Name) Options / Various Artists: 70s Movie Soundtracks / Polydor (0:29:08 Pop‑up)

John Teo and the Stylers: Riding A Trishaw Around Chinatown Options / Various Artists: Singapore A-Go-Go / Sublime Frequencies (0:31:13 Pop‑up)

Thanh Lan: Hoài Thu (Autumn Memory) Options / Various Artists: Saigon Rock & Soul: Vietnamese Classic Tracks 1968-1974 / Sublime Frequencies (0:33:17 Pop‑up)

Zhou Xuan: Kisses are All Around Options / Volume 4: Phoenixes Flying / EMI (0:38:47 Pop‑up)

Grace Chang: Achoo Cha Cha Options / The Wild, Wild Rose / Regal (0:41:56 Pop‑up)

Chang Loo: Lover's Snare Options / Ladies of Chinese Song - Chang Loo & Xiao Loo / Made in Europe Records (0:44:04 Pop‑up)

Gary Lucas w/ Celeste Chong: Night In Shanghai Options / The Edge of Heaven: Gary Lucas Plays Mid-Century Chinese Pop / Label Bleu / Indigo (0:46:56 Pop‑up)
GIG: Wednesday, February 20th: Gary Lucas, Feifei Yang, and Jason Candler: The Edge of Heaven @ Joe's Pub, 7 pm

Pink Martini: Congratulations - A Happy New Year Options / Joy to the World / Heinz Records (0:49:12 Pop‑up)
GIG: Thurs Mar 28 @ Sony Hall w/ Meow Meow + Thomas Lauderdale

Li Xiang (remixed by Ian Widgery): Plum Blossom Options / Various Artists: Shanghai Lounge Divas: Original 1930's Sessions Remixed For Today / EMI (0:55:45 Pop‑up)

Jah Wobble and the Chinese Dub Orchestra: Horse Mountain Song Options / Chinese Dub / 30 Hertz Records (0:58:19 Pop‑up)
Vocals by Wang Jinqi

NST & The Soul Sauce: Red Tiger Options / Back When Tigers Smoked / Eastern Standard Sounds (1:01:40 Pop‑up)
Vocals by Kim YulHee (Pansori style)

SsingSsing: Tteok Taryeong Options / Various Artists: Jebidabang Compilation 2017+2018 / Jebidabang (1:06:48 Pop‑up)

Teresa Teng: Guǐ mǎ qiào yīshēng (from the Movie of the Same Name) Options / Various Artists: 70s Movie Soundtracks / Polydor (1:08:38 Pop‑up)

Akama: Tsedung Options / Akama 2000 / Akama (1:11:27 Pop‑up)
Based in Dharamsala, India (Tibet exile community, home of Dalai Lama - the album celebrates his 60th anniversary on the throne)

Ekhmetjan: Dilyar Options / Dilyar / Self-released (1:15:53 Pop‑up)
Also spelled Exmetjan. Uighur rock icon who died at age 22 in 1991.

Sangpuy: Malikasaw Options / Dalan / Sound Wave (1:28:01 Pop‑up)

Chalaw Basiwali: I Have Nothing Options / Polynesia / We Music (1:31:35 Pop‑up)

Coreyah: Hey You, Boss Options / Songs Of Our Ancestors / Self-released (1:35:33 Pop‑up)

Pansori Project ZA: Wongi Jarang Options / Various Artists: World Music Of Korea: Into The Light (Classical & Contemporary Traditional Music) / Korea Arts Management Service (1:40:07 Pop‑up)

Tulegur: Blue Sky, Grassland, Sheeps, Dogs Options / Wind, Grass, Sound / Self-released (1:43:30 Pop‑up)

AnDa Union: Drinking Song Options / Homeland / AnDa Union (1:48:23 Pop‑up)
GIG: World Music Institute presents Anda Union Saturday, March 30, 2019, 8pm Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center 129 W 67th Street, Manhattan

Min Xiao-Fen: Spring Is Coming Options / Mao, Monk and Me / Min Xiao-Fen (1:57:39 Pop‑up)
GIG: TOMORROW, Sun Feb 10, w/ Alan Chan @ Brooklyn Public Library Central Library, Grand Army Place, 4 pm, FREE

Erkin Abdulla: Meshrep at Our House Options / Best Of / Jingwen Records (2:01:48 Pop‑up)
Also spelled Arkin Abdulla

The Uyghur Musicians From Xinjiang: Ejem Options / Music from the Oasis Towns of Central Asia / GlobeStyle (2:06:16 Pop‑up)

Mukam Art Troupe of Xinjiang: With My Heart Options / Don't Torment Me Dear / Hugo (2:09:59 Pop‑up)

Kyungso Park: Welcome To My Table Options / Be My Neighbor (EP) / Kyungso Park (2:12:34 Pop‑up)
With Yeojoo Yoon , percussion

Be-Being: Swaehyangsu Options / Various Artists: Into the Light II / Korea Arts Management Service (2:17:36 Pop‑up)

Ban Nhac Le Go Vap: Rap Ban Options / Nhac Le, Ritual Music Of Vietnam / King Records (2:19:46 Pop‑up)

Xuân Hoạch: Heroine Song - Hát Hầu Cô Bơ Options / Various Artists; Hanoi Masters: War Is a Wound, Peace Is a Scar / Glitterbeat (2:21:47 Pop‑up)

Duo Bud: Dark Silence Options / Various Artists: SXSW Sampler / No Label (2:30:02 Pop‑up)
Sora Kim and Jihye Lim

Yungchen Lhamo and Reggie Watts: Those Who Watch Options / Antibabel / Pop!Tech (2:36:32 Pop‑up)

Dong Village Singers: At the flowing water, I am anxious Options / Various Artists: Dong Folk Songs: People and nature in harmony / Mediafusion (2:38:57 Pop‑up)

Bridges (Dong Chinese & Norwegian artists): Olaf, Olaf Kjyra Di E Dau / Till Till Tare / Borte Id Dala Våra Og Dar Options / Bridges Live in China / Heilo (2:41:42 Pop‑up)

Urna Chahar-Tugchi and Kroke: Jigder Nana Options / Ser / UCT / * (2:44:58 Pop‑up)

Huong Thanh & Nguyen Le: Rowing The Sampan Options / Fragile Beauty / ACT Music (2:47:09 Pop‑up)

Benjamim Taubkin, Ari Colares, Ricardo Herz, Jeong Ga Ak Hoe: O Canto da Ema Options / Co-Bra Project / Núcleo Contemporâneo (2:50:30 Pop‑up)

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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.

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND): KIND serves as the leading organization for the protection of children who enter the US immigration system alone and strives to ensure that no such child appears in immigration court without representation. We achieve fundamental fairness through high-quality legal representation and by advancing the child's best interests, safety and well-being.

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 6:01pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:11pm chresti:

Hello Rob and Transpacific Sound System fans!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:12pm Doobois:

Wow! That TC cover was so great. And hello, Rob and all!
Avatar 6:12pm Marc Francis:

I'm always here for your show Rob. But I am EXTRA here for this one so far!!!!!!
Avatar 6:13pm Bas NL:

I love all this! Keep them coming Rob!
  6:13pm Dan:

Jeezus, you got something to prove, rocking a metric-f-ton harder than Mr. Phonic? Losing our minds over here!
  6:15pm McGreivey:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:19pm chresti:

Happy Lunar New Year
Avatar 6:21pm Bas NL:

Yeah! Great set!
  6:22pm Dan:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:23pm Doobois:

The Jambinai was fantastic!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:23pm chresti:

The vietnamese restaurant on the corner had their Dragon Dance today
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:32pm Rob W:

Good evening everyone, thanks for listening - and thanks for the scene report chresti!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:47pm Smilty69:

At first the "Achoo Cha Cha" song almost led to a fight with the wife. Great show, btw! Thanks Rob!
Avatar 7:03pm Bas NL:

It IS Jah Wobble! Such a familiar bass sound... Weirdly great co-operation!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:09pm Rob W:

Jah Wobble did a few pretty far-flung collaborations at one point - for example he also did an album called Molam Dub with northeast Thai artists...
Avatar 7:11pm Bas NL:

Interesting! On my 'wants' list.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:26pm chresti:

Oh yes, I think I know what you mean, King of TSP.
  7:27pm PowersPowers:

Hi Rob- Love the show! Thanks for the great tunes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:30pm chresti:

I love Uighur folk music
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:31pm Rob W:

Thanks Chresti and PowersPowers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:33pm Rob W:

We are going to get to some more folksy Uighur music a bit later by the way...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:39pm chresti:
Avatar 7:39pm Marc Francis:

Avatar 7:40pm Marc Francis:

Just. Fucking. Wow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:41pm chresti:

..Has some field recordings from Xinjiang
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:45pm Rob W:

Chresti - interesting, thanks, I'll check that out!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:53pm maestroso:

Hi Rob! Totally love this Anda Union record! I may try to make this event.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:55pm chresti:

Hope they come to Los Angeles.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:02pm Rob W:

Looks like just an east coast tour for AnDa Union, at least per
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:02pm chresti:

@Mark Francis- Wow Times A Hundred!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:13pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, everybody. Been listening in the car and now at home.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:21pm chresti:

Hi Ken!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:23pm chresti:

Be my Neighbor
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:26pm Ken From Hyde Park:

The verdict is in: TSP all the way!
  8:35pm Brach:

what is this duo bod song
  8:38pm Carmichael:

Heya Rob and really cool people.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:42pm Rob Weisberg:

Brach, I don't know if the Duo Bud track is officially released but you can hear it here: (they will showcase at SXSW in March)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:47pm maestroso:

Oh man, this is great... Chinese and Norwegian artists together!
  8:51pm Carmichael:

Think of the food! I guess I should go get dinner ...
  8:54pm Carmichael:

Was trying to explain hoomei singing to a guy yesterday. He thought I was from another planet.
Avatar 8:59pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob! Great show!
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