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Options August 31, 2019: Mdou Moctar @ WFMU's Monty Hall + Rob & Katie's Labor of Love

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The phenomenal Tuareg guitarist from Agadez, Niger Mdou Moctar and his scorching band recently played a sold-out show at WFMU's Monty Hall. We'll air a substantial portion of that sizzling set on our show this week.

(If you missed them last time, good news: Moctar and band's extensive tour brings them to Brooklyn's Industry City Courtyard 1/2, 274 36th Street, Brooklyn, Wednesday evening September 4th - with another FMU fave, Brazil's neo-psychedelic Boogarins, opening.)

Mdou Moctar's tour dates are on his Sahel Sounds label web page, https://sahelsounds.com/artists/mdou-moctar/. (More on Sahel Sounds below.)

Check out Mdou Moctar's latest album, the super-charged tour de force Ilana the Creator, at https://mdoumoctar.bandcamp.com/album/ilana-the- creator.

And of course you can like and follow Mdou Moctar on facebook if you haven't already, at https://www.facebook.com/mdoumoctarofficial/.

Mdou Moctar's music - and that of many more amazing artists from the Sahel - has been brought from West Africa to the world by the record label Sahel Sounds. Check out Sahel Sounds' fabulous catalog, see videos, listen to exclusive field recordings and learn lots more at https://sahelsounds.com/.

And it just so happens... that another wonderful group on the Sahel Sounds label, the female trio Les Filles de Illigahad from central Niger, embarks on its US debut tour this fall, including a Tuesday evening October 15th date at Pioneer Works (159 Pioneer St., Red Hook, Brooklyn). Learn more about Les Filles de Illigahad and see their tour dates at https://sahelsounds.com/artists/les-filles-de-illighadad/.

Moctar's show at Industry City is part of the City Farms Presents summer concert series there. More info on the series, which runs through the end of September and still has some pretty exciting shows to come (including Budos Band, Lee Scratch Perry, Guided by Voices and Antibalas), at https://www.cityfarmpresents.com/summerseries.

Also this week: Rob's annual "Labor of Love" DJ duel with his better half Katie Gentile! The eighteenth edition of an annual late summer tradition. Rob Weisberg and longtime sidekick Katie Gentile play radio ping-pong, trading tracks back and forth. Rob bounces popular and unpopular music from around the world off Katie's vintage and contemporary indie rock. It's genre-clashing at its FMU-iest.

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Artist Track Album Label Comments New Approx. start time
75 Dollar Bill  WZN3   Options I Was Real  Glitterbeat    *   0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Les Filles De Illighadad  Inssegh Inssegh   Options Eghass Malan  Sahel Sounds  GIG: Pioneer Works, Red Hook, Brooklyn Tues eve Oct 15    0:10:59 (Pop‑up)
The Ex + Tom Cora  One-Liner From China   Options And the Weathermen Shrug Their Shoulders  RecRec      0:13:46 (Pop‑up)
Ammar 808  Layli   Options Maghreb United  Glitterbeat      0:17:58 (Pop‑up)
Richard Earl  The Corton Spin   Options The Egg Store Ilk  Pilot Records      0:20:38 (Pop‑up)
The 40 Watt Banana  Nirvana   Options Peeled  Pharaway Sounds  New anthology of tracks by late 60s / early 70s New Zealand band  *   0:25:59 (Pop‑up)
The Primitives  Shadow   Options Lovely  RCA      0:29:00 (Pop‑up)
Monsoon  Mirror of Your Mind   Options Mirror of Your Mind  Indipop      0:32:30 (Pop‑up)
Apples in Stereo  Sunndal Song   Options         0:40:13 (Pop‑up)
The Black Five  Dimakatso   Options Various Artists: Tower Special  Love Letter      0:43:53 (Pop‑up)
Trader Horne  Sheila   Options Morning Way        0:46:50 (Pop‑up)
Trad Attack!  Reied (Thighs)   Options AH  Nordic Notes      0:49:20 (Pop‑up)
The United States of America  Garden of Earthly Delights   Options The United States Of America        0:52:08 (Pop‑up)
Los Chichos  Si Tanto Me Querías   Options Ni Más ni Menos        0:55:36 (Pop‑up)
Celibate Rifles  Wild Desire   Options The Celibate Rifles  Hot      1:04:00 (Pop‑up)
Saor Patrol  Copper Tun   Options Battle of Kings  ARC      1:07:57 (Pop‑up)
Eyelids  854   Options 854  Jealous Butcher Records      1:12:51 (Pop‑up)
ImantaDiamanta  Skanēt Skan   Options Izauga Mātei Brīnuma Meita        1:15:17 (Pop‑up)
The Hummingbirds  It's Just That I Miss you   Options Various Artists ‎– Assorted Desecrations And Magnificent Mutations  Phantom      1:18:00 (Pop‑up)
Luis Carlos Vinhas  Ye Mele   Options Various Artists: Brazilian Beats 4  Mr Bongo      1:21:43 (Pop‑up)
Snowgoose  Harmony Springs   Options Harmony Springs  Open Hearth      1:25:09 (Pop‑up)
Asha Bhosle, Mahendra Kapoor  One Two Three Baby   Options Various Artists: Kismat (Bollywood OST, 1968)  Odeon      1:28:24 (Pop‑up)
King Creosote  Bluebell, Cockleshell, 123   Options From Scotland With Love        1:41:54 (Pop‑up)
Delgres  Whole Lotta Love (Live on WFMU)   Options Unreleased        1:43:55 (Pop‑up)
Nikki Sudden  Back To The Coast   Options Waiting on Egypt        1:47:23 (Pop‑up)
The Hu  The Great Chinggis Khaan   Options Single    GIG: Bowery Ballroom, Sun eve Nov 17    1:51:29 (Pop‑up)
Mdou Moctar and his band  Live @ WFMU's Monty Hall, Wed June 26, 2019   Options     GIG: THIS Wed night (Sept 4) w/ Boogarins presented by City Farms @ Industry City    2:01:31 (Pop‑up)
Mdou Moctar and his band  Live @ WFMU's Monty Hall, Wed June 26, 2019   Options         2:15:05 (Pop‑up)
Mdou Moctar and his band  Live @ WFMU's Monty Hall, Wed June 26, 2019   Options         2:21:06 (Pop‑up)
Mdou Moctar and his band  Live @ WFMU's Monty Hall, Wed June 26, 2019   Options         2:28:12 (Pop‑up)
Mdou Moctar and his band  Live @ WFMU's Monty Hall, Wed June 26, 2019   Options         2:45:47 (Pop‑up)
Mdou Moctar and his band  Live @ WFMU's Monty Hall, Wed June 26, 2019   Options         2:49:24 (Pop‑up)
Mdou Moctar and his band  Live @ WFMU's Monty Hall, Wed June 26, 2019   Options         2:52:06 (Pop‑up)
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Organizations supporting the rights of immigrants and refugees:

(For more suggestions see https://www.bustle.com/p/9-immigration-organizations-to-donate-to-if-you-want-to-support-daca-recipients-80757.)

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 Swag For Life Member 5:52pm chresti:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:04pm listener 126464:

wanted to see this this show but slept on tickets. Thanks Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:04pm listener 126464:

hi chresti
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:10pm Rob W:

Hi wonderful Swag For Life Members chresti and listener 126464 and everyone! Just to mention: Katie and I will do our thing first and the Moctar set will air at 8 pm Garden Stage time.
  6:14pm John from Florham park:

Hello fellow TTP listeners
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:15pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Rob, Katie and assortments. Will the concert segment be included in the archive?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:19pm chresti:

Hi listener 126464, hi Rob!
  6:21pm John from Florham park:

Hey chresti
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:22pm chresti:

hi John
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:25pm chresti:

Sounding GOOD Rob n' Katie
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:31pm listener 126464:

this is a solid record
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:44pm radioronan:

Always enjoy these Rob & Katie shows!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:46pm TomDash:

Ahh - just tuning in and missed Monsoon! Love them, pure 80s college radio right there. Almost pulled their LP for my show tonight - ha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:46pm Rob W:

Thanks glorious Swag for Lifer radioronan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:47pm Rob W:

Great minds think alike TomDash!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:49pm TomDash:

Indeed! Happy to be along for the remainder of the Rob & Katie ride...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:09pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob, Katie & all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm Rob W:

Hi splendiferous trans-Atlantic swag for lifer Bas!
  7:12pm Carmichael:

Saor Patrol! Heya Rob and trannies.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:13pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Love Saor Patrol!
  7:16pm Daldar Isonrow:

This playlist is making me SO HAPPY. 10-Q 10-Q 10-Q!!
Avatar 7:21pm JakeGould:

Hey Rob! Is Katie reading this? I talked to her about the waters near Coney Island and Sheepshead Bay during a marathon volunteer stint.

Sheepshead Bay’s waters are now hilariously filled with swan poo so it’s nasty. But the waters between Breezy Point and Coney Island are great. If anyone lives in NYC they should try taking the ferry from Wall Street or Sunset Park to the Rockaways. An amazingly nice and simple trip to see NYC from a new angle.
  7:28pm Carmichael:

Nice Scottish sound here!
Avatar 7:29pm katie:

@jakegould the waters near BB are fabulous. Sorry to hear about Sheepshead Bay. Ferries to Rockaways or Riis!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:30pm Vomit Flowers:

Hi both - really enjoying the show while cooking as the sun sets!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:32pm patrick321:

@Jake when it rains hard at the Jersey shore after a dry spell they sometimes close the water to swimming because of the bacterial runoff (swan and Canada geese feces) on the coastal lakes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:34pm Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

digging it, baby! hi, Rob & folx!
Avatar 7:35pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Rob and others
this is Lovely!
(but i hope i didn't miss all the Mdou Moctar set)
Avatar 7:35pm JakeGould:

@patrick321: Yup! Still preferable to dead bodies, garbage and toxic run off. I recently visited the beach in the far side of Coney Island near Sea Gate and was stunned: It’s actually nice and as clean as the main beach at Coney Island. That place used to be called “Creepy Beach” back in the day in the neighborhood… Because it was creepy.

NYC is actually doing a good job of making and keeping parks and waterways clean.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:37pm Ken From Hyde Park:

If they can establish some oyster beds out there, maybe that could help clean things up?
Avatar 7:40pm JakeGould:

@Ken: Correct. But I seem to recall that when oysters were proposed by a local college group that showed how useful oysters can be in cleaning stuff up, the bureaucratic response is the oysters would becoming toxic garbage and thus they could not support the effort.

Maybe things have changed, but it seems like some territorial B.S. to claim that toxicity in the water is better than having the equivalent of a natural filter (aka: an oyster) being toxic.
Avatar 7:45pm katie:

Actually the waters are way cleaner. Used to be I'd get my hand stuck in plastic bags or snickers wrappers. Not so now.
Oysters are used in the Hudson, also a lovely swim.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:49pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Oysters to the rescue! www.billionoysterproject.org
Avatar 7:53pm JakeGould:

@Ken: Good to know they are doing that on the Hudson! I think the proposal for oysters got rejected for the Gowanus Canal.
Avatar 7:56pm katie:

one of my dreams is to swim the Gowanus so I do hope they clean it soon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm maestroso:

The Hu! I've got some of their music on its way. Great show Rob & Katie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:00pm listener 126464:

Thanks Katie & Rob
Avatar 8:01pm Franco Twinkie:

Hi Rob! Happy holiday weekend.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:09pm Rob W:

Thanks very much illustrious Swag for Lifers Maestroso and Franco Twinkie and everyone, happy weekend to you as well!
  8:25pm Carmichael:

Moctar is my guitar god.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:26pm deesat:

Hi Rob and Katie! Jammin' out to Mdou!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:34pm Rob W:

Greetings esteemed Swag for Lifer deesat, rock on!
Avatar 8:51pm Bic Lighter:

I'm a swagger too and this is spectacular...what a sound!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:53pm Rob W:

Yes indeed, thanks supremo swagger Bic Lighter, thanks everyone for listening tonight!
  8:54pm Carmichael:

The phone app doesn’t show status, but I am a S4L too. Love Moctar and this show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:55pm listener 126464:

Thanks Rob and associates, sounds great. Cheers everybody
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:56pm Rob Weisberg:

Thanks Carmichael for your Swagdom as well! Good to know about that actually, thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:56pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob & Katie! Great Mdou Moctar tunes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm Rob W:

Thanks Bas, have a great night and weekend everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Nice! Thanks, Rob & Katie. Have a good weekend.
Avatar 9:00pm coelacanth∅:

i guess i should contact Joe about my missing radio after all?
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