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Options August 24, 2019: Veena Virtuoso Saraswathi Ranganathan + Brian Keigher of WMI

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The World Music Institute (WMI) season officially launches with New York's Slavic Soul Party and Copenhagen's Mames Babegenush channeling East European village band traditions Tuesday August 27th at the Mercury Lounge. But there's also a great pre-season concert Sunday afternoon the 25th: Saraswathi Ranganathan performs on the South Indian veena, precursor of the sitar, at the glorious Hudson Valley sculpture park, Storm King Art Center.

Saraswathi and mridangam (percussion) accompanist Ganapathi Ranganathan join us along with WMI's new Artistic Director Brian Keigher, who introduces music from around the world that WMI will bring to venues around NYC this fall.

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Artist Track Album Label Comments New Approx. start time
Juco Chaves  Take Me Back to Piaui   Options Various Artists: Brazilian Beats 4  Mr Bongo      0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Boogarins  Passeio   Options Sombrou Dúvida    GIG:Wed Sept 4 w/ Mdou Moctar @ Industry City    0:05:26 (Pop‑up)
Haruomi Hosono  Fuyu Goe   Options Hosono House  Light In The Attic      0:07:56 (Pop‑up)
Luis Bonfa  Bahia Soul   Options Various Artists: Brazil USA 70: Brazilian Music In The USA In The 1970s        0:13:12 (Pop‑up)
Macaco  One Step (feat Youssou N'dour and Oumou Sangare)   Options El Vecinadario        0:17:00 (Pop‑up)
Lila Downs  Clandestino   Options Al Chile    Manu Chao cover with updated text    0:19:40 (Pop‑up)
Stephen Cheng  Always Together   Options 7"  Sunshine  Adaptation of Taiwanese folk song Girls of Ali Mountain    0:23:00 (Pop‑up)
Ebo Taylor Jnr with Wuta Wazutu  Begging on Knees   Options Gotta Take it Cool  Mr Bongo  Reissue from 1978  *   0:25:11 (Pop‑up)
Soymanga  Moramora Zoky   Options Various Artists; Alefa Madagascar  Strut    *   0:29:29 (Pop‑up)
Guests: Brian Keigher, Artistic Director of the World Music Institute
and musicians Saraswathi Ranganathan and Ganapathi Ranganathan
Brian Keigher, Saraswathi Ranganathan  Interview (+ veena demonstration by Saraswathi)   Options Live on WFMU        0:36:45 (Pop‑up)
Mames Babegenush  Olympia   Options Mames Babegenush With Strings  Galileo Music Communication  GIG: Tuesday night @ Mercury Lounge w/ Slavic Soul Party     
Slavic Soul Party!  Gangsta   Options Single  Electric Cowbell Records   GIG: Tuesday night @ Mercury Lounge w/ Mames Babegenush     
Girma Bèyènè & Akalé Wubé  Ene Negn Bay Menesh   Options Ethiopiques Vol. 30  Buda Musique  GIG: Thursday, September 12, Le Poisson Rouge    1:13:51 (Pop‑up)
Lucibela  Sai Fora   Options Laço Umbilical    GIG: Chelsea Music Hall, Fri Sept 20  *   1:18:19 (Pop‑up)
Toko Telo  Menineny   Options Diavola    GIG: Friday, September 20, Chelsea Music Hall    1:31:07 (Pop‑up)
Saraswathi Ranganathan with Ganapathi Ranganathan  Live on WFMU   Options         1:39:40 (Pop‑up)
Saraswathi Ranganathan with Ganapathi Ranganathan  Bhajan - Live on WFMU   Options         1:47:47 (Pop‑up)
Väsen  Visselblåsaren   Options Rule of 3  Northside  GIG: Väsen + Kardemimmit @ Littlefield (WMI) Sept 26 Thurs    2:04:25 (Pop‑up)
Kardemimmit  Hapeaan Joutunut Tytto   Options Autio Huvila  Self-release  GIG: Väsen + Kardemimmit @ Littlefield (WMI) Sept 26 Thurs    2:05:34 (Pop‑up)
Nella  Me Llaman Nella (with Javier Limon)   Options     GIG: Sunday, October 20 @ Le Poisson Rouge    2:14:32 (Pop‑up)
The Bongo Hop  O Na Ya feat. Cindy Pooch   Options Satingarona Vol. 2    GIG: Fri Nov 1 @ Chelsea Music Hall    2:18:42 (Pop‑up)
KOKOKO!  Malembe   Options Fongola    GIG: Friday, October 4 @ Le Poisson Rouge    2:20:55 (Pop‑up)
Ani Cordero  Pan Pan   Options El Machete    GIG: Friday, December 6 @ The Sultan Room, Turk's Lounge    2:31:59 (Pop‑up)
Dona Onete  Festa do Tubarão   Options Rebujo      *   2:34:59 (Pop‑up)
Viva Vallenato  Las Tapas   Options Dance Music of Colombia      *   2:37:47 (Pop‑up)
Los Wembler's De Iquitos  Mi Caprichito   Options Vision del Ayahuasca  Barbés  GIG: Los Wembler's + Combo Lulo @ Le Poisson Rouge Mon Sept 23    2:41:58 (Pop‑up)
Monty Alexander  Misterioso   Options Wareika Hill    GIGs: Blue Note Sept 3-8  *   2:49:03 (Pop‑up)
Gamelan Çudamani  Rerejangan   Options Odalan Bali  Vital Records  GIG: Sun eve October 6 @ Symphony Space    2:57:29 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 6:02pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob! Hi all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:02pm mariano:

Hi Bas, Rob, everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:04pm Smilty69:

Good evening, Rob and friends!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:06pm chresti:

Hey Sound Paradise and Co!
Avatar 6:06pm hip:

What was that Brazilian funky song with kids? Tom Ze?
Avatar 6:08pm hip:

Amazing the Brazilian World of musics! So amazing. Miss it more than caipirinhas.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:09pm Ike:

@hip@6:06, I know it's a little busy on the left-hand side but it shouldn't be THAT hard to find! Look for "This Week's Playlist" above the calendar and below the image. I only see 2 things listed so far -- presumably it was Juco Chaves?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:12pm chresti:

You're talking about the chorus at the start of the Transpacific Sound Paradise clarion call?@hip
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:16pm Ken From Hyde Park:

According to Storm King's calendar, they have a monarch butterfly event at 1PM and then the concert. Admission to the site is $18, which I assumes includes the concert at 2PM. They offer a bus shuttle service from the Beacon station on the Metro North rail line.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:19pm Rob W:

Yes, admission includes the concert, thanks Ken!
  6:22pm Chuck:

Hi girlz and all... it's hard being a Democrat down here in Texas too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:27pm chresti:

This Stephen Cheng track is fabulous!
Avatar 6:27pm Bas NL:

Taiwanese rock-steady.. awesome!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:29pm mariano:

Really dug the Stephen Cheng as well!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:29pm chresti:

And this Ebo Taylor!!
  6:29pm Chuck:

Oops, wrong board sorry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:32pm chresti:

Haha Chuck, I thought you might be referring to Girls of Ali Mountain
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:37pm philosofish:

Yay Mark Koch!
Avatar 6:56pm Bas NL:

Great demo this!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:09pm Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

crank it UP!!! hi, Rob & folx!
Avatar 7:11pm hip:

Thank you @Ike & @ chresti. I can't see today's playlist or any link to it (?), Still not such a big problem. I'm gonna check your suggestion @Ike, it might be him. Hi # chresti, no, it wasn't the intro but the 1st or 2nd song that sounded today. Enjoying the program before I fall asleep (after midnight here).
Avatar 7:13pm hip:

Sorry!!! Now I can see it. I missed it between the main sitar&woman$&sea picture and the Google calendar.
  7:27pm Steve:

The WMI schedule looks great and I plan on getting to as many as possible but I talked with Gaby from WMI how bad the set up at La Passont Rouge is but still great shows coming up
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:50pm Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

this is wonderful!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:51pm Rob W:

Thanks GST!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:44pm Chris J:

Girma Bèyènè and Dona Onete -- two greats who, thanks to TSP, I first heard and got to see perform a couple of years ago!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:47pm chresti:

Thanks Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:51pm Smilty69:

Fun show, Rob! Thanks!!
Avatar 8:54pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob and guests!
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