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Options December 7, 2019:
Haruna Walusimbi and Mark Stone: Ugandan Roots Music and More

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Haruna Walusimbi is one of Uganda's most celebrated traditional musicians and music educators, but that's not all: He founded performing arts troupe Nile Beat, launched Uganda's biggest annual cultural festival, and won a Grammy for his leading role in Bela Fleck's film Throw Down Your Heart.

Walusimbi and fellow musician / scholar Mark Stone join the band Kakande for shows at the Shrine in Harlem Saturday night and a house concert in Brooklyn Sunday afternoon.

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Artist Track Album Label Comments New Approx. start time
Gong Gong Gong  The Last Note   Options Phantom Rhythm 幽靈節奏  Wharf Cat Records    *   0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
The Bombay Royale  Monkey Fight Snake   Options Various Artists: Over Under Away Volume 1  Hope Street      0:06:08 (Pop‑up)
Anbessa Orchestra  Negestat (Kings)   Options Negestat      *   0:10:03 (Pop‑up)
Hailu Mergia and the Walias Band  Birukane   Options Tche Belew  Awesome Tapes  GIG: Tomorrow (Sunday) night, 7 pm, FREE w/ RSVP @ Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St., Red Hook, Brooklyn    0:21:05 (Pop‑up)
Bab el West  Kelma   Options Houdoud      *   0:26:31 (Pop‑up)
El Khat  Munajimin   Options Saadia Jefferson  Batov Records    *   0:29:58 (Pop‑up)
Sofiane Saidi & Mazalda  Gasbah Trisinti   Options Saida  Glitterbeat  GIG: globalFEST World Music Showcase (w/11 other bands / artists) @ Copacabana, Sun night Jan 12    0:34:51 (Pop‑up)
Fofoulah  No Troubles (Kelinte)   Options Fofoulah  Glitterbeat      0:45:19 (Pop‑up)
Asmâa Hamzaoui & Bnat Timbouktou   Foulani   Options Oulad Lghaba  Ajabu! Records    *   0:52:04 (Pop‑up)
Haruna Walusimbi and Mark Stone  Intro   Options         0:58:01 (Pop‑up)
Haruna Walusimbi and Mark Stone  Endongo Yangui (Live on WFMU)   Options         1:01:29 (Pop‑up)
Haruna Walusimbi and Mark Stone  Interview   Options         1:10:01 (Pop‑up)
Haruna Walusimbi and Mark Stone  Baksimba song on endingidi fiddle (Live on WFMU)   Options         1:15:35 (Pop‑up)
Haruna Walusimbi and Mark Stone  The River Nile   Options     Played on adungu arched harp; this song shows the influence of Congolese guitar band music in East Africa    1:29:26 (Pop‑up)
Haruna Walusimbi and Mark Stone  Sente Nekola / Money Does the Work (Live on WFMU)   Options         1:41:47 (Pop‑up)
Haruna Walusimbi and Mark Stone  Song For Haruna's Mother (Live on WFMU)   Options         1:50:03 (Pop‑up)
Mark Stone  Atenga Omwana (featuring Haruna Walusimbi and Miles Brown)   Options Kakaire  Jumbie Records  The Joy of Having a Child    2:01:43 (Pop‑up)
Mark Stone  Presence (featuring Tiruvarur Vaidyanathan and Raghavendra Rao   Options Kakaire  Jumbie Records       2:09:14 (Pop‑up)
Mark Stone  Yaa Yaa Kole (feat. Regina Carter and Dan Piccolo)   Options Kakaire  Jumbie Records  Traditional Dagara    2:15:36 (Pop‑up)
Go: Organic Orchestra and Brooklyn Raga Massive  Dialectic   Options Ragmala  Meta / BRM  GIG: Go: Organic Orchestra and Brooklyn Raga Massive perform together Friday night at 7 pm @ Elebash Hall, CUNY Grad Center, 365 5th Ave.  *   2:25:29 (Pop‑up)
Go: Organic Orchestra and Brooklyn Raga Massive  Chakawali   Options Ragmala  Meta / BRM  Featuring special guest Hassan Hakmoun; also features Samarth Nagarkar (vox) and Jay Gandhi (bansuri)  *   2:29:24 (Pop‑up)
Suns of Arqa  Gentraige   Options Scared Sacred  LSD - Liquid Sound Design    *   2:38:52 (Pop‑up)
Pixvae  La Balsada   Options Cali  Buda Musique    *   2:51:01 (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!

  6:02pm Jett:

I love the Diablos. What an excellent choice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm chresti:

It's Sound Paradise in here!
Avatar 6:03pm full metal monkey:

Hello Rob :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:04pm Mr. Pumpy:

Hi Rob...ready for some TPSP. Ugandan roots!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:05pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob! Hi all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:08pm Mr. Pumpy:

Damn...right out of the gate with a scorcher...GONG GONG GONG!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:09pm Rob Weisberg:

Greetings dear listeners!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:09pm chresti:

Total scorcher!
  6:09pm Lynne:

Oh how fab to hear one of my all time faves, The Wind, even if it’s not by the Jesters. But a great version nonetheless. Where else but WFMU. THANKS.
Avatar 6:09pm Fredericks:

What a song. Gong Gong Gong!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:10pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Hella Kewl
  6:11pm Hi Rob.... iii:

  6:12pm Dirk Zaffer Brussels:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:13pm Smilty69:

Hola, Rob y mis amigos!
  6:13pm spodiodi:

Mokey Fight SNake is great
  6:14pm spodiodi:

aloha rob, smilty, all
  6:14pm Jett:

@Lynne, it was the original version by The Diablos, one of my favorites of all-time. The Jesters did a nice remake.
  6:21pm Lynne:

Thanks Jett. Good to know.
  6:23pm Jett:

@Lynne Anytime! I love that record.
Avatar 6:31pm slugluv1313:

hiya Rob and everyone!
happy to be home and listening LIVE!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:43pm Rob W:

Hi slugluv and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:46pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Interwebz access intermittent
- so good to listen indeed.
Thx so much to RobW - & 'BodegaPop' - primary among others
- for alleviating my Western Popular myopia - & giving us actually the World.
Being landlocked in the lower working class in smalltown NewHampshuh - it is @ once a generous edification - & a nourishing transportation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:50pm Mr. Pumpy:

@Rabbit - a generous edification - & a nourishing transportation. Well put. Live Free or Die!
  6:54pm upstate sean:

Dude this is kickin
  6:56pm upstate sean:

Whasup Rob
Been following your show for many years off and on, a lurker
  6:57pm upstate sean:

Always so interesting
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04pm Mr. Pumpy:

Upstate sean...upstate NY? I've had a place in Delaware County fro most of my life. Great country!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:07pm Mr. Pumpy:

Rob...very cool show today. Thanks for bringing the live guests!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm Rob W:

Thanks Upstate Sean and thanks Mr Pumpy too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:10pm Philthy woman:

This is deliciously GEORGEOUS thank you all for sharing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:12pm Bas NL:

(Applauding wildly!!)
Avatar 7:21pm northguineahills:

what Bas gestated....
Avatar 7:23pm slugluv1313:

yes, fantastic!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:40pm Mister Dobalina:

Thanks for the show so far..good stuff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:45pm Rob W:

Thanks Mister Dobalina and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:50pm Smilty69:

"Money Does the Work" would be my motto if I HAD any money. Nice piece tho!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:51pm Mister Dobalina:

  8:00pm ParUbi:

Hello everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:04pm Bas NL:

Thanks Haruna & Mark!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:05pm Webhamster Henry:

Hi Rob +Mark + Haruna!
  8:05pm ParUbi:

Thank *you* for the wonderful music
  8:08pm Carmichael:

Heya Rob and folks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:14pm Megaroni:

Thank you TPSP for bringing such great musicians to your program !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:15pm Rob W:

Thanks Megaroni and everyone!
Avatar 8:20pm northguineahills:

and again, what Bas said....and ParUbi and Megaroni
Avatar 8:20pm slugluv1313:

this is all so beautiful!
thanks so much Rob, and Haruna Walusimbi and Mark Stone!
  8:28pm Brendan:

I’m so thrilled to finally catch this live. I’ve been listening for years on archives. I love this show thank you Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:36pm Michael 98145:

'evening, friends
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:37pm Michael 98145:

what Brendan just said
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Zats, seems I've missed a fine program tonight. Was at Die Sinterklaus Parade in Rhinebeck.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm maestroso:

Ah, Pixvae! Wonderful band. Hi Rob, been listening since 7:00.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm Rob W:

Well how could you miss the Die Sinterklaus Parade K of HP! Thanks everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm Mister Dobalina:

Reminds me of Bloque from Colombia...wow have not thought of them in a while.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob! Great show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm chresti:

Thanks Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01pm Michael 98145:

This is always such a great show. Thank you.
Avatar 9:01pm slugluv1313:

another wonderful show, Rob -- thanks so much, and have a great weekend/week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:42pm Ken From Hyde Park:

A news article about the holiday event this past Saturday - www.dailyfreeman.com...
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