Options Vocal Fry with Dan Bodah: Playlist from January 29, 2018 Options

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Music with vocals weird & wonderful -- beatboxing, yodels, auction chants, Tuvan throatsinging, & eerie polyphonies.

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Options January 29, 2018: 118: Villages

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Dafinka Stojaneva Paneva & Nikulina Kirova Nejkova  Todor Todorka Dumashe   Options V/A: "Two Girls Started to Sing...": Bulgarian Village Singing  Rounder  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Aka pygmy hunters  Mongombi   Options V/A: Aka Pygmy Music  UNESCO/Auvidis  0:03:46 (Pop‑up)
Dorzé singers  Song of a halak'a festival   Options V/A: Ethiopia: Polyphony of the Dorzé  Le Chant du Monde  0:10:06 (Pop‑up)
Simon Mashoko  Mbiriviri   Options V/A: The Soul of Mbira: Traditions of the Shona People  Nonesuch Explorer  0:13:07 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Francis Bebey 

Akwaaba   Options


Original Music  

0:20:03 (Pop‑up)
Merita Halili  Legend of the Walled-in Woman   Options V/A: Unblocked: Music of Eastern Europe  Ellipsis Arts...  0:28:45 (Pop‑up)
Maria Dolan  En hiver au village d'Izverna   Options V/A: Romania: Musical Travelogue  Auvidis  0:33:56 (Pop‑up)
Singers from Obidim  Jofcharche Mlado   Options V/A: In the Shadow of the Mountain: Bulgarian Folk Music  Elektra/Nonesuch  0:37:35 (Pop‑up)
Rustavi Choir  Guruli Naduri   Options Georgian Voices  Elektra/Nonesuch  0:40:44 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Francis Bebey 

Akwaaba   Options


Original Music  

0:45:13 (Pop‑up)
Mikhail Alperin  Prayer   Options V/A: Voices  Alula Records  0:50:56 (Pop‑up)
Orera  Krimanchuli   Options Krimanchuli  Melodiya (USSR)  0:53:35 (Pop‑up)
Leon Thomas  Um Um Um   Options The Creator 1969-1973: The Best Of The Flying Dutchman Masters  BGP/Ace  0:57:11 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm Michael 98145:

sounds like these singers are using encryption.
love this.
Avatar 7:02pm Tom Miller:

Wow! Quite an opening number.
Avatar 7:03pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

The traditional community stuff always gets me...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm Richard S:

Avatar 7:03pm Froggie:

hi Dan and fellow fryers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04pm Fuzzy:

v42.bis voice modulation.
Avatar 7:04pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...the WickerMan is your Friend...
Avatar 7:05pm Dan Bodah:

Evening all! Welcome.
  7:06pm yippie:

wow pygmies hunt elephants and eat them is this the song they sing
  7:07pm JakeGould:

Avatar 7:08pm βrian:

Out of the vocal pan and into the fry. Good evening.
Avatar 7:10pm βrian:

I hope this is pre or post hunt. I can't imagine wild game would sit still for this. I will, of course.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm Michael 98145:

elephant charmers
  7:11pm yippie:

when pygmys hunt an elephant it can take many days to catch it
Avatar 7:12pm βrian:

Yes, that strategy doesn't work so well when hunting voles or sparrows.
Avatar 7:12pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Perhaps they flush it out...I wouldn't want to spook an elephant too very much...
  7:13pm maybud:

I love this show, Dan! Thank you for the sounds
Avatar 7:13pm glenn:

hmmmm. not much eatin' on a vole.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:13pm Richard S:

I'd lure it into a carefully prepared ambush.
Avatar 7:13pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...but then - I pray for them, rather than prey on them...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:14pm Michael 98145:

i'm still astonished the polynesians intentionally brought rats to hawai'i ...
Avatar 7:15pm Tom Miller:

This album shaped me. I took the name Mashoko when I became a fictive high priest in the Church of the Imminent Apocalypse.
  7:15pm penelope:

Hi DB! <3
  7:16pm moontana:

Ululators of the world, Unite!
Avatar 7:16pm βrian:

We intend to plant some leafy ambushes along the sidewalk this spring.
Avatar 7:16pm Tom Miller:

I believe he played at bira trance ceremonies, but actually it turns out Simon Mashoko was Catholic.
Avatar 7:17pm Tom Miller:

Great hosho rattle groove too
Avatar 7:17pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...'Haiti is 70% Catholic...& 100% Vodoun'...
Avatar 7:18pm Dan Bodah:

@Tom, he did perform the trance ceremonies. If there's one thing history provesd it's that there's nothing inconsistent in practicing local rituals as well as being Catholic.
Avatar 7:19pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...egs. : Xmas...
Avatar 7:19pm Dan Bodah:

Just recently read about a Norse ruler in old Normandy who was a Christian convert but sacrificed a bunch of people to Odin AND built a bunch of churches to hedge his bets when facing a tough situation.
Avatar 7:21pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Some say what the Romans *really* persecuted the Xians for was their intolerance...
Avatar 7:21pm βrian:

I bet his dogmas turned on him in the end.
Avatar 7:21pm Tom Miller:

It's like the old Irish joke about the Protestant woman who converted to marry a Catholic man, cooking a T-bone on Friday night and chanting: "I'm a Catholic, not a Protestant; you're a fish, not a steak"
Avatar 7:22pm Tom Miller:

When your dogma gets run over by your karma
  7:22pm yippie:

YOIKS! I flipped my lid
Avatar 7:22pm Tom Miller:

I heard that joke from the great Sean Nos singer Joe Heaney
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:23pm Michael 98145:

Constantine was the first Roman emperor to convert to Christianity but certainly covered all his bases.
  7:26pm purple haze:

Me and Jessa's number rodents say hello to you!
so do the piggies.
"WHEEK!" :)
Avatar 7:26pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Read 'The Christ Conspiracy' by Archaya S. What is the actual historical evidence of Christ? Not a thing. How does Xianity relate to all the other Religions? Like all the others relate to each other...
Avatar 7:28pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

What's the definition of 'Mythology'?
...Someone *else's* Religion...

...Ok - I was joking about the WickerMan thing...
  7:28pm PERSONATOR from highland park:

I’ve enjoyed your show greatly if it’s not too blasé of me to recommend the album vocabularies

By Bobby McFerrin

The track brief eternity it may not be weird but it’s definitely relevant in my Opinion
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:28pm Michael 98145:

love this show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:33pm chris:

this is great. even the birds are getting in on the action in this recording.
Avatar 7:33pm Dan Bodah:

@Personator, thanks for the suggestion! It's on my list now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:35pm Michael 98145:

- gives a whole new meaning to blockhead -
Avatar 7:35pm Tom Miller:

In the year 999 or 1000 Chief Þorgeir threw his idols in the falls after deciding Iceland would convert to Christianity.Locals maintain Þorgeir's idols have never been found by archaeologists or underwater treasure hunters; locals maintain that they washed out to sea.
Avatar 7:36pm Tom Miller:

He let it be known, however, that Icelanders could continue their pagan rituals in the privacy of their own homes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:37pm Michael 98145:

hitting my slavic centers
  7:37pm JakeGould:

Don’t trust those Pagan Icelanders then!
Avatar 7:39pm Dan Bodah:

@purple haze & @penelope -- hi!
Avatar 7:41pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

This episode of 'All Songs Considered' :
- reviewed GlobalFest - & featured RobWeisberg!
...Suggested here that the Voix Bulgares we famously know was 'Sovietized': large ensemble & such...
Avatar 7:42pm βrian:

Have we gone Georgian?
Avatar 7:42pm ranjit:

Thanks for the vocals, Dan!
  7:49pm yes:

Got any sevdah?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:49pm Ken From Hyde Park:

These were the Grammy nominees for the Vocal Fry category?
Avatar 7:50pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Grammy got fried?? Benzedrine in the Ovaltine again...
Nice one DB - Thx.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:52pm Richard S:

Speaking of Grammy Awards, Hillary has one.
Avatar 7:56pm northguineahills:

Ahh, I have that Bulgarian Nonesuch Comp. It's amazing!
Avatar 7:57pm Linda Lee:

love the orera track! both profoundly pretty & pretty corny. love it.
Avatar 7:57pm ranjit:

yeah, what Linda Lee said!
Avatar 7:58pm DC:

Loved that Orera track! Very playful yet super high level of musicianship
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm chris:

thanks, Dan! great stuff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:00pm Richard S:

Catch you next week, Fryers! It's time to POLKA!
Avatar 8:01pm Linda Lee:

nothing touches me like early 70s political commentary in African American music
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