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Options September 14, 2019: Pulsating Korean Percussion: Kim So Ra w/ Hyun Seung Hun

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Kim So Ra is one of South Korea's top janggu (double-headed drum) players - winner of eight national music awards. She's currently touring North America with her acclaimed percussion / wind / string project A Sign of Rain - including a free show at Lincoln Center's Rubinstein Atrium Thursday Sept 19th.

Kim So Ra is joined by her fellow master percussionist (and husband) Hyun Seung Hun for a deep - and dynamic - dive into Korean percussion on our show this week!

More about Kim Sora at https://www.sorakim.org/.

Follow Kim Sora on Facebook here.

You can also see tour dates for her North America tour, which starts with the show Thursday at the Lincoln Center Rubenstein Atrium, and learn more, at https://sori.nyc/kimsora/.

Huge thanks to translator Sebastian Wang, founder and executive director of Washington Sumulnori!

Enormous thanks to Sean Choi, founding director of Sori, who works tirelessly to bring outstanding and adventurous Korean music to North America. Learn about Sori's artists and ensembles at https://sori.nyc/ - we recommend them all

And of course, massive thanks to our illustrious engineer Mark Koch!

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Artist Track Album Label Comments New Approx. start time
Takeshi Terauchi & Blue Jeans  Tsugaru Jongara Bushi   Options Let's Go Eleki-Bushi  King Record      0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Charlie Electric Guitar Band's Sound of Japan  Carnation   Options Various Artists: SIngapore a Go-Go  Sublime Frequencies ‎      0:04:16 (Pop‑up)
The Melodians  Dream of Spring   Options Golden Instrumental Hits  Happy      0:07:15 (Pop‑up)
Ros Sereysothea  Klach Houey Kdeh Sneh   Options Various Artists: Cambodian Bodega (Gary Sullivan)  WFMU Premium 2019      0:10:44 (Pop‑up)
Tanty Josepha  3 Tong Kosong   Options Kata Mutiara        0:16:23 (Pop‑up)
Sharifah Aini  Saat Hari Jadiku   Options Jankgan Putarkan Lagumu        0:18:40 (Pop‑up)
Dolores Vargas  Gitana Real   Options Anana Funk Hip 1970–1975  Pharaway Sounds      0:20:46 (Pop‑up)
Moreno y Clara  Dejé de Quererte   Options No Llores Mas  Pharaway Sounds      0:23:45 (Pop‑up)
Martirio  Sevillanas de los Bloques   Options Various Artists: Nuevos Medios: 30: 1982-2012  Nuevos Medios      0:27:30 (Pop‑up)
El Gitano Portugués  Fui a Bahia   Options Various Artists: Gipsy Rhumba: The Original Rhythm Of Gipsy Rhumba In Spain 1965-74  Soul Jazz      0:29:48 (Pop‑up)
Mazouni  Tu n'es Plus Comme Avant   Options Un Dandy en Exil (Algérie–France 1969–1983)  Born Bad      0:33:04 (Pop‑up)
Rachid Taha  Insomnia   Options Je Suis Africain  Naïve    *   0:44:03 (Pop‑up)
Fanfaraï Big Band  Zine Akahll Aïn   Options Raï is not Dead  Tour n Soul Productions      0:47:44 (Pop‑up)
Roberto de Brasov and Koby Israelite  Tour Babel   Options Provokation  Chant Records    *   0:52:46 (Pop‑up)
Ateshkhan Yuseinov  Fire Bees in a Box   Options Strange Suite      *   0:56:11 (Pop‑up)
Kim So Ra  Star Swallows the Night   Options A Sign of Rain  Beat Production      1:04:15 (Pop‑up)
Kim So Ra  Interview   Options         1:12:40 (Pop‑up)
Kim So Ra with Hyun Seung Hun  A Sign of Rain (Live on WFMU)   Options         1:22:29 (Pop‑up)
Kim So Ra with Hyun Seung Hun  Dok Dok Dok (Live on WFMU)   Options         1:31:41 (Pop‑up)
Kim So Ra with Hyun Seung Hun  Golden Festival (Live on WFMU)   Options         1:40:36 (Pop‑up)
Kim Sora  When the Rain Stops   Options A Sign of Rain  Beat Production      1:51:34 (Pop‑up)
Coreyah  Dondollariyo (Don't Know How It Will Be) 돈돌라리요   Options Walk Into the Sea        2:00:57 (Pop‑up)
Dona Onete  Ação a Reação   Options Rebujo  AmpliDiversão    *   2:06:51 (Pop‑up)
Banda de Pau e Corda  Aquela Rosa   Options Frevo  RCA      2:09:47 (Pop‑up)
Ferro Gaita  Tabankona   Options Festa Fora    GIG: SOBs Sat night Sept 21    2:11:42 (Pop‑up)
Khaleba  Vaovao   Options Ampela Mialy Lahy        2:16:45 (Pop‑up)
Toko Telo  Tsindria-Miepo   Options Diavola  Anio Records  GIG / GIVEAWAY to see Toko Telo make their NY debut in a concert produced by World Music Institute, Friday night at 8 at Chelsea Music Hall, 407 W 15th St. To get in the running for a pair of tickets to this show or our other giveaway tonight: Email me, Rob W, here, and please put the word "TIX" in the subject line. I'll let you know by Monday if you're a winner. Good luck!    2:26:10 (Pop‑up)
Toko Telo  Oka Niny   Options Diavola  Anio Records  GIG / GIVEAWAY - see above!    2:29:27 (Pop‑up)
Petroloukas Halkias with Vassilis Kostas  Mariola   Options The Soul of Epirus  Artway - Technotropon  GIG: Petroloukas Halkias with Vassilis Kostas, Panagiotis Georgakopoulos, Beth Bahia Cohen @ Holy Trinity Cathedral, 337 E 74 St, Sat Oct 5, 7 pm    2:36:09 (Pop‑up)
Jerusalem In My Heart  Bein Ithnein (Between Two)   Options Daqa'iq Tudaiq (Minutes That Bother)    GIG: Issue Project Room Sat Sept 28 w/ Moor Mother    2:47:24 (Pop‑up)
Warrior Women of Afro-Peruvian Music  Tumba y Cajon   Options Warrior Women of Afro-Peruvian Music  JustPlay  GIG: Araceli Poma Trio, leader / producer of Warrior Women @ Terraza 7 in Elmhurst, Queens, this Wed night, 9pm.  *   2:53:43 (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.

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:02pm chresti:

Hi paradise!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm chresti:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:04pm chresti:

I think
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:04pm chresti:

Oh no it's Terauchi!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:07pm chresti:

Hi Rob and lurkers in paradise!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:09pm Smilty69:

Good evening, Rob and friends! Looking forward to tonight's show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:10pm Rob W:

Good evening folks!
Avatar 6:16pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob! Hi all!
Avatar 6:19pm Fredericks:

Hello, Rob and Holy Modal Sounders.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:36pm Mister Dobalina:

Awesome mix so far!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:39pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hey there, Rob and worldwide listeners.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:54pm Rob W:

Greetings Ken, Mister Dobalina, Fredericks, Bas and everyone!
Avatar 6:54pm Scraps:

h’lo hey
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:56pm Rob W:

And of course Scraps!
Avatar 6:59pm Scraps:

sick today — get to listen to Rob W live, which is nice. cheers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm Smilty69:

Good to hear from you, Scraps!
Avatar 7:03pm Scraps:

(my older little brother [or should I call him my middle brother?] is also a Rob W)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:16pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Rob and Kim So Ra and Hyun Seung Hun
and all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:19pm Rob W:

Greetings coelacanth∅!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:20pm chresti:

Digging Kim So Ra
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:36pm chresti:

and Hyun Seung Hun!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:49pm wakeupbomb:

Amazing! Thank you for this, Rob.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:54pm Rob W:

Thanks wakeupbomb and chresti!
Avatar 7:55pm slugluv1313:

good evening, Rob and everyone!
LOVING this Korean percussion, thank-you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:02pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hiya, slugs. How've you been?
Avatar 8:04pm slugluv1313:

hello Ken From Hyde Park!
slugging along, ever humble servant to the kittehs :)
how is everything with you?
Avatar 8:07pm slugluv1313:

and thanks for the new Rachid Taha, Rob!
(sheesh, so out of the loop, did not even know this existed!)
  8:07pm Carmichael:

Heya Rob and folks.
  8:09pm Carmichael:

Looks like I missed a live Korean act. Dang, I could have translated.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Feeling good. Between the drumming and the rainfall tonight, this is quite relaxing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:13pm chresti:

Kim So Ra and Hyun Seung Hun..they were Humdingers!
Avatar 8:15pm slugluv1313:

nice! no rain here yet -- but yes, i know what you mean -- trying to get way-too-much done, the relaxing quality sure helps!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:19pm chresti:

It's hot here, the high 90s outside, clear, until Monday
  8:19pm Carmichael:

95 here. I just jumped in the pool, although it’s as cold as Lake Tahoe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:22pm chresti:

The cooler early temps helps, drier compared to the last wave
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:24pm chresti:

I'm getting jacked up for next week, when it hits 59 degrees in the morning
  8:40pm Carmichael:

Whoa, what time do you hit the courts, chresti?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:45pm Ike:

Cool cool cool.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:47pm Megaroni:

What a beautiful show tonite TPSP!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:47pm chresti:

I have today, the hottest day, off, Tomorrow I get there @7:30am
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:50pm chresti:

I don't hit the courts as much as walking around looking at the courts, Carmichael
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:51pm chresti:

Great show again, thanks Rob!
Avatar 8:53pm slugluv1313:

another fantastic show, Rob! thanks again!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:56pm Smilty69:

Wonderful show, Rob! Thanks!!
  8:58pm Carmichael:

Ha ha, ok. I was trying to athleticize the discussion ...
  8:59pm Carmichael:

Thanks Rob. Kamsamneda (phoneticized “thank you”)!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Rob! Thanks Kim So Ra, Hyun Seung Hun!
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