Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: April 3rd at 2:30 PM

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Bass player Jerry Jemmott
Saturday, April 4th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Bronx native Jerry Jemmott who started gigging at age 12, joined King Curtis' Kingpins as a teen, and recorded some of the most memorable and influential bass lines in music history, including work work with Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Wilson Pickett, Roberta Flack, BB King, The Rascals & Gil Scott Heron!

Monsieur Doumani - Edgy New Roots Music From Cyprus, Recorded at WOMEX, October 2019
Saturday, April 4th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

The politically outspoken Cyprus-based trio Monsieur Doumani blends traditional influences with contemporary elements, both musical and topical. They've certainly struck a chord: The band's latest album Angathin topped the Transglobal world music DJ chart, they've won critics' awards in Italy and Germany and three award nominations from UK-based Songlines magazine. And they showcased at October's influential WOMEX World Music Expo in Finland. Join us on Saturday for Rob's interview with Monsieur Doumani and their WOMEX EBU radio studio session!

Chris Gilliard, privacy scholar
Monday, April 6th, 6pm - 7pm
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
Surveillance in America is at an all-time high. On the next Techtonic, Chris Gilliard returns to the show to give an overview of how corona is accelerating the rise of surveillance technology - and what we can do about it.

Will Oldman (Bonnie "Prince' Billy) Pt. 2
Tuesday, April 7th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Will Oldham returns to discuss his shift from acting as a teenager to songwriting which included writing music for films and documentaries ("Ode," "Broken Giant," "Seafarers," "Wendy & Lucy") and his eventual return to acting (Phil Morrison's "Junebug," Kelly Reichardt's "Old Joy" and "Wendy & Lucy," David Lowery's "A Ghost Story"). Listen to Pt. 1 HERE where Will discusses his co-headlining tour with Jonathan Richman in promotion of his latest Drag City album "I Made A Place," working with John Sayles on Matewan, and his cameo on Jackass 3D.

La Patronal: Boisterous Village Brass Traditions From Peru
Saturday, April 11th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

With public events on pause, venues have launched online alternatives. Flushing Town Hall (FTH), which embraces the multi-cultural flavor of Queens, offers FTH@Home: Tuesday and Friday evening live video streams from recent concert archives. Including: An exuberant performance by La Patronal, a brass band that celebrates the boisterous traditions of Peru's fiestas populares (town fairs). Their FTH show streams Friday evening April 24th. Meet César Fe of La Patronal and hear their music on this week's show!

Valgeir Sigurðsson
Tuesday, April 14th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

celandic composer and producer Valgeir Sigurðsson discusses his score for Grímur Hákonarson’s comedy "The County," the follow up to Grimur's 2015 Canne Un Certain Regard winner "Rams." The soundtrack was released on the Bedroom Community collective/record label he founded with Nico Muhly and Ben Frost in 2006. Valgeir also composed for "An Acceptable Loss," documentary "Dreamland" and Icelandic TV show "Mannaveiðar," in addition to his own solo works and working with Björk since her 2000 score for Lars Von Trier’s "Dancer In The Dark."

Emilia Amper, Champion of Sweden's Nyckelharpa, Recorded at WOMEX, October 2019
Saturday, April 18th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Meet 2010 World Nyckelharpa Champion Emilia Amper! Okay, maybe you didn't know there's a world championship for Sweden's beloved keyed fiddle. Although perhaps you've heard of the Grammys - Emilia been nominated for one of those as well. She's a great musician and principled as well: Amper is among a growing number of performers who, because of climate concerns, no longer tour by plane. Emilia Amper joins us for a musical meet and greet recorded at the WOMEX world music expo.

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