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Saturday, July 13, 2019 Options
Marja Mortensson​: New Indigenous Nordic Sámi Music

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Scandinavia's indigenous Sámi people long faced discrimination but now are having a cultural revival. A revival of the Sámi vocal style called yoik began in the 1970s. Don't think you've heard yolking? Maybe you have; Sámi musician Frode Fjellheim composed Vuelie - the opening track of Frozen.

Now Fjellheim has taken a new generation yoiker under his wing: Marja Mortensson​, who at age 24 already has two albums out. Her second album, Mojhestasse - Cultural Heirlooms (with accompanists Daniel Herskedal and Jakop Janssønn) just won Norway's highest musical award, the Spellemannprisen, in the category of Folk / Traditional music. (Photo of Marja, Daniel and Jakop, below, by NRK Sapmi, is from the award ceremony.) And, she's playing the legendary WOMAD world music festival at Charlton Park in Malmesbury, UK (the last weekend of this month). Meet Marja Mortensson on our show tonight!


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Marja Mortensson's albums, Mojhtestasse (Cultural Heirlooms), 2018 and Aarehgïjre (Early Spring), 2017:

Both of Marja's albums are on Frode Fjellheim's label Vuelie Records:

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Vieux Farka Touré at Industry City Courtyard 1-2 (Food Hall Entrance), 238 36th Street, Brooklyn, Thursday night July 25th.
Doors open at 7:30 pm, show starts at 8, rain or shine. Note: This is an age 21+ show. And it's part of an excellent new summer music series at Industry City presented by City Farms. Full schedule, info and tix at

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We have a significant number of tickets on offer. To request tickets simply Email me, Rob W here by Wednesday July 24th, and please put the word "TIX" in the subject line. I'll write back ASAP with instructions on how to collect your tickets.

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About Vieux Farka Touré:
Often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara”, Vieux Farka Touré is the son of legendary Malian guitarist Ali Farka Touré. His self-titled debut album was released in 2006; in April 2017, Vieux released his latest album Samba (Six Degrees Records), hailed by critics as his finest, most well-rounded and mature album to date. With each new project, Vieux expands his horizons, embraces new challenges and further entrenches his reputation as one of the world’s most talented and innovative musicians.

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Kikagaku Moyo: Majupose Options / Masana Temples (0:00:00 Pop‑up)
GIG: Fri Nov 15 @ Warsaw in Brooklyn

Alceu Valença & Geraldo Azevedo.: Mister Mistério Options / Quadrafônico (0:05:06 Pop‑up)
GIG: Alceu Valença @ Central Park Summerstage Sat eve July 27

Salif Keita: Tonton Options / Un Autre Blanc (0:07:25 Pop‑up)
GIG: TONIGHT w/ Courtnee Roze @ Celebrate Brooklyn Prospect Park Bandshell 7-10 pm

Sessa: Flor de Real Options / Grandeza / Boiled / * (0:09:54 Pop‑up)
GIG:Sessa + Ilya @ National Sawdust (part of Brasil Summerfest) Wed, July 24, 7 pm

Los Delinqüentes y Tomasito: La Cacerola Options / Los Hombres de las Praderas y Sus Bordones Calientes (0:13:32 Pop‑up)

Macaco: Somos La Fiesta Options / Civilizado Como Los Animales (0:16:57 Pop‑up)
Dani Carbonell, original member of Ojos de Brujo

Okan: Luz Options / Sombras / Lula Lounge Records / * (0:31:41 Pop‑up)
GIG: Wed July 24th at Midnight @ Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1

African Express feat Mahotella Queens, Zola 7: The River Options / Egoli (0:33:47 Pop‑up)
Damon Albarn project

Yanga: Ron Con Limon Options / Libérate Volumen 1 & 2 / Names You Can Trust (0:36:19 Pop‑up)
GIG: TONIGHT at 10 pm @ Barbes in Park Slope (preceded at 8 by Kuye feat. members of MAKU Soundsystem)

Emmanuel Okine: Yaaba Options (0:39:59 Pop‑up)
GIG: TONIGHT: Gadangme Council Of NY Fundraising Dance @ 1211 Brook Ave, The Bronx - he's a musician and circus performer based in London, UK

Vieux Farka Touré: Samba Si Kairi Options / Samba / Six Degrees (0:51:22 Pop‑up)
GIG / Giveaway: Vieux Farka Toure, presented by City Farms at Industry City, Brooklyn (adjacent to the food court). Thurs July 25, 8 pm. For tickets to this show simply email me, Rob W, here, and please put the word "TIX" in the subject line - you WILL get tickets, I have plenty - I will get back to you in the next day or two with info on how to collect your tickets.

Marja Mortensson: Interview Options (1:06:27 Pop‑up)

Marja Mortensson: Johan A. Persson Options / Mojhtestasse - Cultural Heirlooms / Vuelie (1:12:44 Pop‑up)

Marja Mortensson: Interview Options (1:18:04 Pop‑up)

Marja Mortensson: Svahken Vuelie - The Mountain Of Svahkes Options / Mojhtestasse - Cultural Heirlooms / Vuelie (1:23:33 Pop‑up)

Marja Mortensson: Miesiej Vuelie (Live on WFMU) Options (1:37:00 Pop‑up)

Marja Mortensson: Mojhtestasse Options / Mojhtestasse - Cultural Heirlooms / Vuelie (1:40:49 Pop‑up)

Marja Mortensson: Aarehgïjre Options / Aarehgïjre – Early Spring / Vuelie (1:53:00 Pop‑up)

Marja Mortensson: Ume River Yoik (Live on WFMU) Options (1:57:50 Pop‑up)

Marja Mortensson: Mojhtesh - Memories Options / Mojhtestasse - Cultural Heirlooms / Vuelie (1:59:44 Pop‑up)

Mari Boine: Duottar Rássi (Tundra Flower) Options / Eight Seasons / Lean, Universal, EmArcy. Northside (2:06:00 Pop‑up)

Áššu: Áššu Options / Áššu / Bafe's Factory / * (2:10:24 Pop‑up)

Solju: Irgeávnnas Options / Ođđa Áigodat / Bafe's Factory / Nordic Notes / Sibelius Academy (2:15:30 Pop‑up)

Vassvik: East Options / Gákti / Heilo ‎ / * (2:18:25 Pop‑up)
(Torgeir Vassvik, Sami Musician from Norway - Yoik with Tuvan Khomei overtone singing too on this track)

Wimme: Ruovdi (Iron) Options / Mun (2:24:13 Pop‑up)

Trejasmens: Miesmeti Melnaci Kam Nāci Agri Options / Trejasmens (2:27:32 Pop‑up)

Tautumeitas: Raganu Nakts (Night of the Witches) Options / Tautumeitas (2:28:37 Pop‑up)

Altın Gün: Şoför Bey Options / Gece / Glitterbeat / * (2:36:29 Pop‑up)
GIG: Rough Trade Brooklyn, Wed eve July 24

Grup Ses, Elektro Hafiz: Yarım Pansiyon Options / Varyete / Zel Zele / * (2:39:15 Pop‑up)

Adir Jan: Janaki Mou Options / Leyla / Trikont / * (2:41:25 Pop‑up)

Maryam Saleh & Zeid Hamdan: Walan El Akk Options / Halawella / Lebanese Underground (2:47:24 Pop‑up)

Sam Shalabi: Music For Egyptians Part 2 Options / Music For Arabs / Majmua Music (2:52:52 Pop‑up)

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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 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.

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 6:03pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob! Hi all!
  6:05pm Guido from Cologne:

Hallo everyone
Avatar 6:06pm Linda Lee:

wow!! what a pretty opener! love it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:06pm chresti:

Hi Sound Paradise!
  6:07pm John from florham park:

Hello fellow listeners
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:07pm listener 126464:

so good
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:20pm chresti:

Linda, are you referring to the show opener? If so, I agree, it's special!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:21pm Rob W:

Greetings everyone, thanks for listening!
  6:31pm Marley Dogg:

Evening everyone
  6:40pm D from DC:

Love this!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:42pm Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

howdy hey, sounding great!
  7:15pm yippie:

Time to yoik it up
  7:30pm KevinfromBayRidge:

This is truly wonderful.!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:34pm Rob Weisberg:

Thank you KevinfromBayRidge!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:37pm maestroso:

Hallo Rob and Marja! Loving this show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:38pm Rob:

Thanks maestroso!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:44pm Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

So amazing! Thank you for sharing this beautiful tradition with us. Thank you, Marja! Thank you, Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:47pm Rob W:

Thanks Granny Spicy Tuna!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:59pm chresti:

Thanks Rob and Marja!
  8:04pm Jeffrey Davison:

Amazing music. Thank you.
Avatar 8:07pm TDK60:

Late here and hello..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm Rob W:

Thanks chresti and thanks Jeffrey D - and greetings TDK60!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm maestroso:

I'll certainly be seeking Marja's CDs.
  8:13pm Katie:

Hi. Power outages in manhattan. Might be stuck in Brooklyn. Call when you’re done.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:18pm Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

this is extremely pleasing to me
  8:22pm JakeGould:

FWIW, multiple power outages on the Upper West Side. 27,000+ customers affected and it is affecting subways in the area as well.
  8:23pm JakeGould:

More details, “The blackout seems to extend from as far south as 45th Street to as far north as 72nd Street, according to Con Edison.”
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:32pm maestroso:

Oh man, I have this record! Tautumeitas are awesome!
  8:44pm Dave Miss:

Salif Keita about to go on at the BK Bandshell!
  8:46pm Carmichael:

Better late than never. Heya Rob and Trannies. 96 degrees F here in CA.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:47pm Rob W:

Dave you're making me jealous - but have a great time!
Avatar 8:48pm TDK60:

darn, was gonna go see Salif Keita in Brooklyn and forgot, it's tonight.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:52pm chresti:

Do you have electricity, TDK60?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:54pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Nice show tonight, Rob. Good luck getting back home tonight. Maybe you'll need to take the George Washington Bridge or something.
Avatar 8:56pm TDK60:

chresti, yes, I'm way up north at 181st St. but I can see some tall midtown buildings that are dark.
Avatar 8:57pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob! And thanks Marja! Great show!
Avatar 8:58pm TDK60:

.. thanks RW.
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