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Options November 23, 2019:
Live From Barbès: Sounds of Africa and the Americas: Kaethe Hostetter, Kuye, Natu Camara, Anbessa Orchestra

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Transpacific Sound Paradise returns to Barbès for the first time in two years! Rob and co-host / tech guru Irene Trudel return to the music-lover's haven at 376 9th St in Park Slope, Brooklyn for a jam-packed early evening of live music from Africa and the Americas.

Featuring stellar performances by:

- Kaethe Hostetter (of Qwanqwa) - Ethio violin & electronics

- Nuyo-Colombian-Sudanese musical explorers Kuye

- Groundbreaking Guinean songbird Natu Camara

- Ethiopian instrumental groovers Anbessa Orchestra (pictured above)

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Artist Track Album Label Comments New Approx. start time
Kaethe Hostetter  Live from Barbès   Options         0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
The Good Ones  Where Did You Go Wrong, My Love   Options Rwanda, You Should Be Loved  Anti-    *   0:44:50 (Pop‑up)
Nahawa Doumbia  Sokono Woulouni   Options La Grande Cantatrice Malienne Vol 1  Awesome Tapes From Africa  New reissue  *   0:54:11 (Pop‑up)
Issa Sow  Dieynaba   Options Aynaabé  Home Records    *   1:01:45 (Pop‑up)
Carrión Folk  Con El Picotín   Options Tradiciones Vives  Carrión Folk      1:07:01 (Pop‑up)
Guy Buttery and Kanada Narahari  Bakithi (feat. Chris Letcher)   Options Nāḍī  Self Released    *   1:10:45 (Pop‑up)
Natu Camara  Dimedi   Options Live from Barbès        1:14:13 (Pop‑up)
Natu Camara  Waa (Live from Barbès)   Options         1:21:46 (Pop‑up)
Natu Camara  Nnakhounde (Live from Barbès)   Options         1:26:04 (Pop‑up)
Natu Camara  Arabama Di (Live from Barbès)   Options         1:32:12 (Pop‑up)
Natu Camara  Live from Barbès   Options         1:37:47 (Pop‑up)
Amabano  Amabano-Munzanire   Options Amsterdam Ticket    New reissue  *   1:51:01 (Pop‑up)
Kuye  Live from Barbès   Options         2:10:15 (Pop‑up)
Sylvain Leroux & l'Ecole Fula Flute  Paya Paya   Options Tyabala  Mulatta    *   2:35:39 (Pop‑up)
Aziza Brahim  Mujayam   Options Sahari  Glitterbeat     *   2:39:12 (Pop‑up)
Asmâa Hamzaoui & Bnat Timbouktou  Sandia   Options Oulad Lghaba  Ajabu! Records      2:44:39 (Pop‑up)
Rafiki Jazz  Cajueiro   Options Saraba Sufiyana (Mystic Utopia)  Koni    *   2:47:47 (Pop‑up)
Anbessa Orchestra  Tch'elema   Options Live from Barbès        2:53:27 (Pop‑up)
Anbessa Orchestra  K'etema (Live from Barbès)   Options         2:59:39 (Pop‑up)
Anbessa Orchestra  Live from Barbès   Options         3:09:09 (Pop‑up)
Anbessa Orchestra  Negestat (Live from Barbès)   Options         3:15:59 (Pop‑up)
Anbessa Orchestra  Lions (Live from Barbès)   Options         3:24:31 (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 6:01pm chresti:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm Jim the Poet:

Sounds good!
Avatar 6:04pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob!
Avatar 6:06pm Bas NL:

and hi Irene!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:06pm Rob W:

Hi everyone, thanks Jim!
  6:09pm tuskandhusk:

tuned in from a marsh in northeast Ohio. I miss barbéz.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:13pm Rob W:

Glad we can bring a little bit of Barbès to you tuskandhusk!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:25pm mariano:

Hey y'all! Yeah, I miss Barbes as well, used to live not too far. Great to be able to tune in live.
  6:31pm Lis T. Ner:

Sonding good in Rhode Island !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:33pm ParUbi:

Just tuning back in, hi Rob and every-1
  6:36pm fullmetalmonkey:

Hi Rob & everyone. This is awesome.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:40pm ParUbi:

This is just beautiful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:44pm ParUbi:

So Barbes is a venue in the area somewhere?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:49pm Rob W:

Yes Barbès is in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn, 376 9th St. near 6th Ave - great intimate space for world, jazz, roots, etc. every night.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:51pm ParUbi:

I wish we had that in Pittsburgh!
  6:58pm fullmetalmonkey:

Great vibe on this song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:58pm chresti:

Sounds great, love this, Issa Sow
  6:58pm fullmetalmonkey:

Issa is great
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm ParUbi:

"Carrion folk"-- excellent name!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:10pm ParUbi:

Mixing issues!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm Jim the Poet:

We can hear the vocals
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:22pm Rob W:

Thanks Jim - I hope it's sounding better overall! We have to mix on the fly here because we have so little time and don't want to get too far behind schedule!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:23pm Jim the Poet:

It's good. You guys are doing a great job!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:25pm Rob W:

Thanks Jim!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:26pm ParUbi:

There was only briefly an issue at 7:10 when the male vocalist's voice was heavily distorted. This didn't happen again, so smooth sailing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:32pm Rob W:

Ah good, thanks ParUbi!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:38pm ParUbi:

You guys are doing great, and the bands were fantastic
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:43pm JohnEBGood:

Looked up Barbes and found it in Brooklyn. Wish I was there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:45pm Jim the Poet:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm Jim the Poet:

Legal ID
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:08pm Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

Greetings, Transpacific Sound Paradisians!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:12pm Rob W:

Greetings from Brooklyn GST and everyone who has joined us along the way!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:26pm JohnEBGood:

I lot of people won't get no justice tonight!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:36pm Jim the Poet:

lost the feed
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:36pm Jim the Poet:

The feed is back!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:39pm Rob W:

Thanks Jim - er, that was me actually! Accidentally hit the mute button...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:40pm Jim the Poet:

I thought I had spilled too much beer on the console
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:42pm Rob W:

I'm sure that would NEVER happen!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:42pm JohnEBGood:

Oh no not the console!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:50pm JohnEBGood:

Love the organizations list. Check out the history of New Amsterdam and New Netherlands. Amazing!!
Avatar 8:55pm Bas NL:

Old Utrecht says thanks Rob and artists and crew! Great remote from Barbès!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm Rob W:

Thanks Bas and Old Utrecht - from, well, not too far from New Utrecht actually (Bensonhurst Brooklyn that is!)
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