World Music Wednesdays on WBAI: Show #2

After posting last week’s set list I realize what a polyglot show this is and how amazing it really is to have all this world music be at the same time somewhat local.  I know, I know, it’s NY, “the greatest city in the world,” but just looking at music like this really makes it clear.  People are not only from everywhere, they are also influenced by everywhere and everyone.  You can find enthusiasts for popular, traditional and folk genres from Africa, Colombia,  Japan, and even home grown music brews such as jazz, tin pan, Appalachian, and blues, all right here in New York City and it’s buroughs!

Today’s subway clip featured the band Tin Pan with the fearless leader Jesse Selengut dressed in white smacking around a trumpet in Union Square.  They play every few Mondays from 6-9pm at this locale, and they also play at Herald Square (with an “e”) when MUNY allows.  Swing dancers usually find themselves magnetically drawn out of work mode and onto the “dance floor”.  See more photos here and read more about the song Bei Mir Bis Du Schoen here!

Today’s set list:

1. Andy Statmen (Brooklyn) 2. Sheila Chandra (UK & S. India) 3. Tom Ze (Brazil)  4. Lucha Reyes (Peru)  5. Chico Trujillo (Chile)  6. Kalyi Jag (Hungary)  7. Mycale (NY) 8. Chicha Libre (Brooklyn)  9.  Munequitos de Matanzas (Cuba – performing May 5-7 at Symphony Space)  10. Dengue Fever (Cambodia / LA)  11. Chicha Libre (Brooklyn)  12. Ana Tijoux (Chile / France)  13. Beirut (Albuquerque)  14. Antibalas (Brooklyn)  15. Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey (Nigeria)  16. John Carty & Brian Rooney (UK/Ireland) 17. Jorge Ben (Brazil) 18. Le Trio Joubran (Palestine)  19. Tin Pan (subway musicians of the week, Jesse Selengut, band leader – performing at Bowery Poetry Club this Saturday 4/16) (Brooklyn) 20. Cat (Thailand) (Thai Beat a Go Go Vol.1)  21. Las Rubias del Norte (Brooklyn)  23. Kelli Rae Powell (Brooklyn)  24. Gato Loco (performing at Nublu 4/14 at 9:30) (Brooklyn)  25. Ayde Mori (Turkey)  26. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (Pakistan)

Today’s Haiku written from song titles, album titles or band titles from today’s set:

Mr. Orange Paz

And If The Sea Was Whisky

Speaking in Tongues III

Send in your own Haiku from this show or any show (doesn’t have to be in English) and post it here!  Some guidelines to help you write your Haiku: use 5-7-5 syllable pattern, use season words, use two contrasting sensory images, and the last line should tie it all up in a surprise ending!  Go here to read more about Haikus.  Contact me with any questions about the show or World Music in general!


World Music Wednesdays on WBAI: Show #1

I had a great time DJing last week on WBAI for their World Music Wednesdays show.  As promised, I have the set list here for you just in case there was something that I forgot to back announce or in case you were spacing out when I announced the song and musician.  Overall it was a great experience, and the listeners who called in were thoughtful and appreciative with their comments.  I gave away tickets to see Zlatne Uste perform at the Hungarian House.  If you went, tell me how you liked it?  Did they knock your socks off or what!?  The Balkan scene in New York is second to none, I would have liked to have gone, but hopefully I can hear from you and find out all the dirt!

1.  AE (pronounced “Ash”)(Brooklyn)  2. Kotorino (Brooklyn) 3. George Brassens (France)  4. Emily Pinkerton (Pittsburgh) 5. Hawk and a Hacksaw (Albuquerque) 6. Zlatne Uste (NY) 7. Csokolom (Germany) 8. Lucho Bermudez y su Orquesta (Colombia) 9. Onuma Singsiri (Thailand) 10. Dimba Diangola (Luanda, Angola) 11. Quim Manuel o Espiritu Santo (Luanda, Angola)  12. Forro in the Dark (NY)  13. Habib Koite (Mali)  14. Olivier Mtukudzi (Zimbabwe)  15. Jali Muhammed Salieu (featured Subway Musician of the week! Also in the above photo at Union Square with his Kora)(Gambia) 16. The Mandingo Ambassadors (playing every Wednesday at Barbes in Park Slope) 17. Gato Loco (giving away tickets on show#2)(NY)  18. Chico Trujillo (Chile) 19. Afro Sound (Colombia) 20. Anti Social Music (NY) 21. Galeet Dardashti (NY)

The resulting Haiku from song titles for these artists (according to me) goes like this:

Slow Song Wind and Rain

Hero Cops Olympic Gold

Dia de Roda

Send in your own Haiku from this show or any show (doesn’t have to be in English) and post it here!  Here are some guidelines to help you write your Haiku: use 5-7-5 syllable pattern, use season words, use a two-part juxtapositional structure, and use primarily objective sensory imagery.  Go here to read more about haikus.