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Options June 20, 2020:

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Artist Track Album Label Comments New Approx. start time
Fadoul  Laylat Al Jadba   Options Al Zman Saib  Habibi Funk Records      0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Sohail Rana  Khyber Twist   Options Various Artists: Pakistan: Folk and Pop Instrumentals 1966-1976  Sublime Frequencies      0:05:36 (Pop‑up)
Aris San  Boom Pam   Options Memorial Collection  NMC      0:08:10 (Pop‑up)
Hen Mezrahi  Medley   Options Hen Party (?)        0:14:44 (Pop‑up)
TootArd  Emotional Twist   Options Migrant Birds  Glitterbeat    *   0:00:03 (Pop‑up)
Hassan el Asmar  Habibi   Options Samara  Sure      0:23:31 (Pop‑up)
Transglobal Underground  Stand Up (Nifhamou)   Options Walls Have Ears  Mule Satellite Recordings    *   0:29:59 (Pop‑up)
Zenobia  Yalla Yalla   Options Halak Halak  Crammed Discs    *   0:41:49 (Pop‑up)
Carthnage  Alf Leila We Leila   Options Single      *   0:45:17 (Pop‑up)
Argan  Assoumr   Options South Morrocan Motor Berber  Barraka El Farnatshi      0:49:22 (Pop‑up)
Ifriqiyya Electrique  Nafta Naghara   Options Laylet El Booree  Glitterbeat      0:53:51 (Pop‑up)
Shiran  Ya Banat Al Yemen   Options Gisah Sanaanea  Batov Records     *   1:02:18 (Pop‑up)
Banu Parlak  Narin Yarim   Options Single  Arpej Yapım      1:05:27 (Pop‑up)
Najah Salam  Yarim   Options Alez Gawabatak  Club du Disque Arabe      1:09:43 (Pop‑up)
Salamat Meet Les Musiciens Du Nil  El Zol Asai   Options Salam Delta  Piranha      1:17:34 (Pop‑up)
Mehmet Demirtaş  Tahta Kurusu   Options Anadolu Klasikleri, Vol. 5  Myu Prodüksiyon      1:23:11 (Pop‑up)
Brader Mûsikî  Termên Windayî (Missing Bodies)   Options Herim Kuda (Where Should I Go)  Terp  Lyrics are about assassinations of Kurdish leaders  *   1:28:45 (Pop‑up)
Gnawa Youmala  Mandinga   Options Dounya      *   1:39:32 (Pop‑up)
Danyèl Waro  N'in Zour   Options Tinn Tout  Buda Musique    *   1:44:46 (Pop‑up)
Toronto Tabla Ensemble  Maryem's Here   Options Unexpected Guests      *   1:48:07 (Pop‑up)
Quiné  Gondramaz   Options No Sótão da Velha (In the Old Attic)  Quiné Teles      1:52:43 (Pop‑up)
Acquaragia Drom  Pizzica Paliakos   Options Various Artists: Italia 3  Felmay      1:54:08 (Pop‑up)
Taranta Lanera  Focu d'Amore   Options Taranta Lanera  Vlad    *   1:57:15 (Pop‑up)
Eugenio Bennato  Taranta Power   Options Da Lontano  Rai Trade      2:03:03 (Pop‑up)
Nicolas Pellerin et les Grands Hurleurs  Chez-moi   Options 3/4 Fort  Coyote      2:08:06 (Pop‑up)
Harold Berty  Pas Bisin Batte Li   Options Various Artists: Soul Sega Sa ! Indian Ocean Segas From The 70's Volume 2  Les Disques Bongo Joe    *   2:11:23 (Pop‑up)
Transidelia  Ta Za   Options Anatoli      *   2:21:52 (Pop‑up)
Cornershop  Everywhere That Wog Army Roam   Options England is a Garden  Ample Play Records    *   2:26:05 (Pop‑up)
Sani  Loly   Options Various Artists: Ne'e Hau Nia Moris - Songs from the Lautem District of Timor Leste  Realtone Music      2:30:18 (Pop‑up)
Lido Pimienta  Resisto y Ya   Options Miss Colombia  Amped    *   2:34:19 (Pop‑up)
Minyo Crusaders and Frente Cumbiero  Cumbia del Monte Fuji   Options Single  Mais Um Discos    *   2:36:29 (Pop‑up)
El Super Grupo  El Cartero   Options Various Artists: Exitos Inolvidables  Difa      2:40:46 (Pop‑up)
Samsy Accouche  Mon Pou Ser   Options Praslin        2:44:35 (Pop‑up)
Damily  Mangebakebake   Options Early Years: Madagascar Cassette Archives  Les Disques Bongo Joe    *   2:47:52 (Pop‑up)
Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band  Obi Nfreno   Options Obiaa!  Strut    *   2:56:55 (Pop‑up)

WFMU's Transpacific Sound Paradise denounces explicit and implicit racism; condemns the culture of white supremacy, which enables the brutalization of black people and other communities of color, and supports Black Lives Matter and the movement it stands for.

Here's a link to The Movement for Black Lives: https://m4bl.org/

Here's a link to The Bail Project: https://bailproject.org/

Here's a link to Color of Change: https://colorofchange.org/

Here's a link to the NAACP's #WeAreDoneDying campaign: https://www.naacp.org/campaigns/we-are-done-dying/

Here's a link to Communities United For Police Reform: https://www.changethenypd.org/

Here is a page that lists and links to a range of anti-racism resources: http://bit.ly/ANTIRACISMRESOURCES.

Here's a link to the Arts Covid Big List/ – an extensive list of Relief and Resources For Artists, Freelancers, and Non-Profits: http://artscovid.org/

New York City COVID-19 Coronavirus Resource Page for culture - artists, performers etc: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dcla/resources/coronavirus-dcla.page.

The NEA listing of COVID-19 Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations is here: https://www.arts.gov/covid-19-resources-for-artists-and-arts-organizations.

Also: The Folk Artists COVID-19 Relief Fund. Right now the fund is seeking donations at https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/folk-arts-relief-fund

Musical America, oriented toward classical / art music but relevant for many musicians, posted an artist relief fund resource list with links on their site a few weeks ago; you can find it at https://www.musicalamerica.com/news/newsstory.cfm?storyID=44753.

Also: BRIC has an extensive and regularly updated pandemic crisis resource list on its website with artists, performers etc. in mind but relevant for everyone. See it here: https://www.bricartsmedia.org/blog/resources-artists-during-public-health-crisis.

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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 Rob and sound paradise company!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:04pm mariano:

Hey Rob W and crew, chresti, everyone!
Avatar 6:04pm andaloudog:

Al Zman Saib, cool album. A blatant Cream ripoff too, lots of fun. On Bancamp, btw
Avatar 🎸 6:05pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob! Hi Rob'sters!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:05pm Rob W:

Good evening everyone!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:06pm Smilty69:

Good evening, Rob & friends!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:07pm chresti:

Hi mariano!
Avatar 🎸 6:07pm slugluv1313:

good evening and HAPPY SOLSTICE, Rob and everyone!
about 15 minutes into the longest day (in this hemisphere, at least) FANTASTIC opening! everything i have heard from Habibi Funk is amazing :)
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:09pm chresti:

Happy Solstice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:17pm Your Ace From Exchange Place:

Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:18pm radioronan:

Good evening Rob & global citizens of comment board!
  6:24pm WX AMAN:

great show, bravo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:25pm Rob W:

Thanks WX AMAN!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:29pm Peter from Dover NJ:

A most awesome start to the show, Rob. Hello everyone.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:32pm Handy Haversack:

Rob! Transoids! THIS was a treat to come home to.

Hey, pals. Hey. Sure am glad to see you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:34pm Rob W:

Thanks HH, Peter and everyone!
  6:53pm Greg from Brooklyn:

This Argan track kills
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm Rob W:

Glad you liked that one Greg!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm Peter from Dover NJ:

Rob, it just occurred to me that you must have ESP. As I'm listening to the show, I'm reading a book called The Love of Stones, and right now the scene is Baghdad.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:10pm Handy Haversack:

@radioronan, I owe you an e-mail, but we got distracted with Juneteenth stuff and then ... well, stuff. You know. Pix to come!
  7:14pm Carmichael:

Heya Rob and Covidians.
  🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:21pm nodice:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21pm mariano:

Hah! I thought the same thing, nodice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:22pm mariano:

Heya Handy.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:23pm Handy Haversack:

Me too! Though I'm drinking rye. This really is transcultural!

Hey, Mariano.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:35pm Handy Haversack:

We got the hairy eyeball from several groups walking home today with our protest signs. It seems simplistic to say ... but it feels really good to come home to this music and a community that just seems to get it.

tl;dr: THANKS, ROB.
Avatar 🎸 7:38pm Bas NL:

Learned something again! ;)
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:40pm chresti:

Is the Hairy Eyeball an cult?
Avatar 7:41pm prguitar:

Hey Rob! Phil Rivlin here.. Glad to be listening in this evening! Trust you and Katie are doing well. Last in person for us was your Marathon show on 14 March.. 'moments' before everything shut down. Good evening everyone!!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:44pm Handy Haversack:

Kate's STILL mad at me 21+ years later for not going with this awesome Turkish scholar and activist in the Kurdish oppression who was really into me. But I had already fallen for Kate and was waiting for her to lose her loser BF. But Asja was a super, super cool person who taught me a ton about what was going on with the Kurds.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:44pm chresti:

Rob I have been super digging the last couple sets, been making coffee and eating tacos.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:44pm Handy Haversack:

(This was in Ann Arbor, Rob, is why I mention.)
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:48pm chresti:

Handy, that reminds me of hearing about my dad going out with Janice Rule, before getting together with my mother, (although I don't think she was mad at him).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:49pm Rob W:

That does sound like a real Ann Arbor story Handy - and thanks chresti and hi Phil, I hope you're doing OK!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:51pm chresti:

*a cult* not an cult.@7:40
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:52pm Handy Haversack:

chresti, my dad went out with (and was friends with) Billie Holiday!! I mean, set the bar a little higher next time, Dad.
  7:53pm Carmichael:

Apparently it’s always taco night at chez chresti/Franco.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:56pm chresti:

Carmichael, the Covidans, now that has a cultish ring to it. Yes, seems like it has been taco night since Franco had a bbq mishap while checking in with Marty.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:56pm Handy Haversack:

There are worse fates, that's for sure.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:58pm chresti:

These Guisado tacos are a treat, handmade tortillas...mmmm
Avatar 7:59pm prguitar:

I'm ok Rob, thanks for asking.. it's been such a difficult time for everyone.. amongst other things, the isolation has really been a challenge.. WFMU has been one precious lifeline..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:00pm mariano:

That's wild, Handy. The mother of my most recent ex was engaged to Tim Curry in the 60s. My only claim to fame is that John Kennedy Toole (Confederacy of Dunces) was my mom's English prof.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:01pm chresti:

Actually, Saturdays are usually taco nights.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:05pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Rob and skeleton helps. Thank you, mysterious guest station ID announcer.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:06pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

omelettes over here on Potrero Hill
hi, Rob and folx!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:06pm chresti:

My dad's 2nd cousin was Red Grange. We kids would tell our friends, and they would say -"who?", us-"you know, the "Galloping Ghost', etc.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:07pm chresti:

Hi Granny!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:07pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

mariano: totally impressed by the John Kennedy Toole connection. Dunces is a favorite in my household.
Avatar 🎸 8:08pm slugluv1313:

wow! love all these family/fame stories :)
and yes, @ prguitar and @ Handy -- TSP in particular and WFMU overall has been this beautiful oasis of sanity in these bizarre, often ugly times -- like therapy but WAY better!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:11pm chresti:

(I'm more of a limping ghost)
Hi slugluv!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:11pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

my sweetie says he once made GG Allin's brother spill his beer
Avatar 🎸 8:13pm slugluv1313:

@ Ken From Hyde Park -- sure sounds like Katie! (Rob?)
Avatar 🎸 8:14pm slugluv1313:

hiya chresti!
all this taco talk and now i am hungry again, hah!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:15pm radioronan:

@handy - I totally get stuff. Billie Holiday - that's royalty. @mariano Dunces is one my all time faves.
All this taco talk - I may have bump up my usual Sat scramble to huevos rancheros
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:16pm mariano:

Aww, thanks Granny and radioronan.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:17pm Handy Haversack:

@Mariano: Dunces! My mom taught Dunces and draft dodging in Alabama before they moved to ATL. A world classic.
Avatar 🎸 8:20pm slugluv1313:

was reading earlier that in addition to the Solstice (which some sources state is tomorrow, June 21st?), there are a boatload of planets in retrograde -- Venus, Mercury, Saturn, Jupiter, and Pluto -- and on Monday evening, Neptune retrogrades: "leaves us floating in a haze, which is pleasant in a hammock, and tough when we''re trying to accomplish anything new." -- oh joy! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:21pm mariano:

Handy: Yeah it was a real event in the house (and NOLA in general) when it came out. Oh, and when my mom was JKT's student, Walker Percy's daughter was her roommate at Dominican College (now part of Loyola).
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:26pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

mariano: oh my, the plot thickens!
Avatar 🎸 8:28pm slugluv1313:

@ mariano -- oh wow, so fascinating!
and DUH! once again i am realizing that i am one of the few humans on the planet who has yet to read "Dunces" -- especially considering how huge it was right after i got out of college!
(fetching library card to see if i they have a copy i could request -- they are *partially* opening this coming Monday, for returns and curbside pick-ups)
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:29pm Smilty69:

Making S’mores with my kids listening to TPSP. They’re shoving it down my throat like Theater of Blood. At least it ain’t dog pies
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:33pm Handy Haversack:

Mariano, I may have mentioned that my dad was a waiter? The dean of women and English at Agnes Scott College (in Atlanta) would always bring the Southern writing stars (Walker Percy, Eudora Welty, etc.) to his restaurant for dinner since she knew he could talk lit with them. She ended up teaching a class at my high school, and it was the one time my dad was like, "I don't like to tell you what to do much, but if you don't take her class, we're going to have to talk about why."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:36pm mariano:

Haha! I'm afraid that's as thick or fascinating as the plot gets. They assigned dorm rooms by last name at Dominican. Still, I always envied my mom's being college-age in New Orleans in the 60s. Oh, and she lived for a bit in the same French Quarter apartment building as Jim Garrison (aka Kevin Costner in JFK).

Oh wow, Handy, that's cool! You should write a bio of your dad, sounds like a fascinating guy. Eudora Welty was the writer in residence at Sewanee, where I went my freshman year. Never saw her though, but as you can guess Sewanee English classes were full of O'Connor, Faulkner, the Percys, etc.
Avatar 🎸 8:49pm slugluv1313:

@ Handy -- yes! you have all these cool Dad stories -- have you ever considered writing about him?
@ mariano -- again, feeling clueless! i had no idea that Toole was barely into his 30s when he committed suicide -- and he was a huge fan of Flannery O'Connor too :)
i am intrigued by The Neon Bible, will get that too when the library can do inter-library loans
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:51pm Handy Haversack:

Thanks, Rob. What a good place to have been. Much, much appreciated.

Thanks, Skeleton.

Thanks, WFMU.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:54pm mariano:

Yeah slugluv, apparently he suffered from some serious mental issues towards the end. He was known for being dapper and impeccably groomed but gradually got more and more disheveled, became paranoid, missed classes. He was supposed to have been an amazing lecturer.

Taking off, Handy? If so, have a good evening!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:55pm Handy Haversack:

Nah, nah -- I am around!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:55pm mariano:

Oh I see, lol. You were being gratuitously grateful ;)
Avatar 8:56pm litmus0001:

Great set! Thx so much Rob and wfmu
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:57pm radioronan:

Thanks Rob! Excellent show. Be well everyone!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:58pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

thank you Rob, great sounds! Thanks chatboard pals, fascinating conversations as always. Thanks WFMU crew and supporters!
Avatar 🎸 8:58pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob! Great show again!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm mariano:

Thanks Rob and Olivia, take care y'all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm Rob W:

Thanks everyone, take care!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:59pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Rob. Rally 'round the paradise!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:00pm chresti:

Thanks Rob and crew! Thanks Olivia!
Avatar 🎸 9:00pm slugluv1313:

thanks, Rob, for another great show!
stay safe, be well everyone!
Avatar 9:02pm prguitar:

Thanks Rob!! Say hey to Katy! So glad to be here!!
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