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Options December 14, 2019:
Lakha Khan: Master Fiddler From Rajasthan, India (Recorded Live at WOMEX)

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Lakha Khan is a master of the Sindhi sarangi of Rajasthan - one of India's great folk fiddles. Indian label Amarrass Records has brought him from the village to the world, releasing his albums and bringing him out to tour internationally. Including: A stop at the 2019 WOMEX World Music Expo in Finland, where Khan was selected to showcase.

Rob was thrilled to record a session with the master accompanied by his son in the WOMEX EBU Radio Studio. Massive thanks to Ankur Malhotra and Ashutosh Sharma from Amarrass Records and Arne Berg, Sigtor Kjetsa and Tore Bern from NRK Norway for all their help making this possible!

Learn more about Lakha Khan and other great artists, plus videos and more, at the Amarrass Records website, https://www.amarrass.com/,

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Artist Track Album Label Comments New Approx. start time
Les Abranis:   Atheggaeledh   Options 7"  Oasis      0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Ayşen Bilen   Nasip Olur Amasya'ya Varırsan   Options Pinhan  Ahenk Müzik      0:05:14 (Pop‑up)
Umut Adan  Sevdiğimi Seçtim   Options Bahar  Riverboat    *   0:09:04 (Pop‑up)
Tufan Derince  Cida   Options Ağır Delilo Halay    GIG: Tufan Derince and his trio are among the dozen artists showcasing at the annual globalFEST World Music Showcase, Sunday night Dec 12th at the Copacabana in Times Square  *   0:12:55 (Pop‑up)
Gülden Karaböcek   Icra Memuru   Options Volume 1  Pharaway Sounds       0:29:58 (Pop‑up)
Erni Ardita  Kembalilah   Options Various Artists: Seleksi Disco Dangdut Pilkita Pilihan Kita  PT.Sani Sentosa Abadi      0:30:36 (Pop‑up)
Titi Kamal  Buronan Cinta   Options Various Artists: Mendadak Dangdut  Trinity Optima Production      0:34:53 (Pop‑up)
Rhoma Irama  Seni   Options Seni  Irama Record      0:38:40 (Pop‑up)
Banyen Rakkaen  Khong Khrai Khong Man (soul)   Options Lam Phloen World Class: The Essential Banyen Rakkaen  Em Records      0:48:47 (Pop‑up)
Dam Dansuphan  Ripe Love   Options Various Artists: Classic Productions by Surin Phaksiri: Luk Thung Gems from the 1960s-80s  Em Records    *   0:50:45 (Pop‑up)
Phairin Phonphibun  Ok Phansa (soeng)   Options Lam Klom Thung: Essential Phairin Phonphibun  Em Records      0:53:41 (Pop‑up)
Ankur Malhotra, Lakha Khan  Interview   Options Recorded at WOMEX 2019, Tampere, Finland        1:05:14 (Pop‑up)
Lakha Khan with Dane Khan  Krishna Playing His Flute in Madhuban (Hindu Bhajan) Live at WOMEX   Options         1:09:24 (Pop‑up)
Lakha Khan with Dane Khan  Rajasthani Folk Tune, Instrumental (Live at WOMEX)   Options         1:18:08 (Pop‑up)
Lakha Khan with Dane Khan  Khedan De Din Chaar (Sufi Kalam by Bulleh Shah, Live at WOMEX)   Options         1:23:10 (Pop‑up)
Lakha Khan  Burdened With Your Pain   Options At Home With Lakha Khan  Amarrass Records      1:31:05 (Pop‑up)
Lakha Khan  Bhanwarji Kalali   Options Live in Nashville  Amarrass Records  A traditional folk song from Rajasthan - performed here as an instrumental, but the lyrics are about the king's hunting party and a liquor-still baron...    1:35:09 (Pop‑up)
Lakha Khan  Mast Qalandar   Options Live in Nashville  Amarrass Records  Lakha Khan's take on the very popular spiritual Sufi song written to honor the Sufi saint of Sindh, Lal Shahbaz Qalandar    1:41:46 (Pop‑up)
Vieux Farka Touré, Lakha Khan, Madou Sidiki Diabaté & Barmer Boys  Meeting of the Minstrels - Desert Jam #2   Options Various Artists: Live at the Amarrass Desert Music Festival 2011  Amarrass Records      1:50:13 (Pop‑up)
Nahawa Doumbia  Tjefouroule   Options La Grande Cantatrice Malienne Vol 1  Awesome Tapes from Africa  New Reissue  *   2:05:39 (Pop‑up)
Abdallah Ag Oumbadougou  Anou Malane   Options Anou Malane  Sahel Sounds    *   2:10:01 (Pop‑up)
Kune  Obeso   Options Kune - Canada's Global Orchestra  The Royal Conservatory    *   2:14:14 (Pop‑up)
Abdeslam Damoussi and Nour Eddine  Assalat   Options Spiritual Music From Morocco  ARC    *   2:20:10 (Pop‑up)
Land of Kush  Recuerdo   Options Sand Enigma  Constellation    *   2:23:26 (Pop‑up)
The 13th Tribe  Khazar   Options Ping Pong Anthropology  Review Records       2:26:38 (Pop‑up)
Xylouris White  Ascension   Options The Sisypheans  Drag City    *   2:31:11 (Pop‑up)
Petroloukas Halkias with Vassilis Kostas  Palio Zagorisio   Options The Soul of Epirus  Artway - Technotropon    *   2:35:21 (Pop‑up)
Evritiki Zygia  Fog   Options Live at Saristra Festival  Teranga Beat      2:38:47 (Pop‑up)
Orontes  Dimashq Blues   Options Dancing on the Heads of Snakes      *   2:51:06 (Pop‑up)
Hamid Sakhizada  Hafiz Divination   Options Dai Raft      *   2:56:30 (Pop‑up)
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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.

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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.

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm chresti:

Hello TSPers and Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:06pm Smilty69:

Good evening, Rob, chresti, & friends!
Avatar 6:06pm Snortley:

Something seems to be out of phase.
Avatar 6:07pm Snortley:

Now this track sounds all right.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:07pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob and peoples!
Avatar 6:09pm mariano:

Hey Rob and everyone.
  6:17pm Ike:

Good evening everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:40pm chresti:

Snortley, I like your avatar
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:52pm chresti:

The Yellow background works with the maroon background^
  7:04pm ParUbi:

Hi Rob and all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:10pm Rob W:

Good evening everyone, thanks for sticking with us!
  7:14pm yellow:

god, i love this!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:16pm chresti:

Hi ParUbi!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:16pm Bas NL:

  7:18pm yellow:

thanks, Rob!
  7:18pm ParUbi:

Just lovely music! Wow!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:23pm Ike:

Very very nice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:23pm Rob W:

Thanks everyone!
Avatar 7:28pm slugluv1313:

Good Evening, Rob and everyone!
yes, lovely!
  7:30pm Meesalikeu:

faaantastic thanks!
  7:33pm ParUbi:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:33pm chresti:

Wonderful! Thanks!
Avatar 7:34pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Rob and guests
beautiful stuff
  7:44pm yellow:

amazing, and i'm listening through a 'outer speaker
  7:44pm yellow:

er, 'puter ;.0
  7:54pm yellow:

I love you, Rob
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:21pm Smilty69:

The percussions on Kune has me air percussioning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:35pm Bas NL:

Ahhh, i missed Xylouris White recently on a festival. There were too many great concerts at the same time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:39pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Rob. Lots of neat material tonight.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:51pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I think the Tufan Derince gig is January 12. www.worldmusiccentral.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:54pm Megaroni:

Thank you TPSP! Love the concert calendar on your show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob! Great live music by Lakha Khan!
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