Wednesday, July 28, 2021

STREET JAMS: Hip Hop 1979-83 | 7-10 PM EDT


TONIGHT on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio, Bodega Pop spins three hours of the genre's first five years on wax

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

TAKE A CHANCE WITH MOÉ: The Aut'chose Experience

A romp through French-speaking Canada's punk, proto-rap, prog, disco, stoner, and sci-fi metal scenes by way of Lucien Francoeur & Co. 

For our good buddy Brandon Downing, who introduced us to the band many years ago.

Listen to the show

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

International Vinyl | 7-10 PM EDT


TONIGHT on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio, Bodega Pop spins our first-ever all-vinyl show! Featuring recently acquired LPs, EPs, and 45s from Armenia, Cambodia, Canada, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, India, Iran, Lebanon, and Mexico

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Pathé 100 : The Series

From 7-10 PM TONIGHT, Bodega Pop on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio spins Folk, jazz, mandopop, movie songs, rock 'n' roll, and shidaiqu from the now ultra-rare reissue series


Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Portland & Seattle Score | 7-10 PM EDT


Bodega Pop returns tonight to spin tracks from cassettes, CDs, singles, and 10" records found on a recent trip to the Pacific Northwest

Listen to the show in the archives

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Benin | 7-10 PM EDT


Inspired by the first episode of Stephen Satterfield and Jessica Harris's High on the Hog, we spin field recordings, funk, neo-traditional Bariba & Dendi music, and more from the West African Republic

Bookmark the page and see you at 7 PM!

Monday, May 31, 2021

Orchestra Zeitouni | FLAC cassette rip


Here's a high-energy Moroccan cassette I found at Nassem Halal Meat and Mediterranean Grocery on Steinway Street, walking distance from my place here in Astoria, Queens.

There is no track list for this cassette, not on the J-card, not on either side of the cassette itself.

The kamenjah on the cover is featured prominently throughout. Supporting it: Percussion, guinbri, keyboard (barely detectable rhythmic pumping on Side 1, Track 3; a bit more prominent on Side 2), and vocals.

Grab it now (link in the comments) 

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Massnawa | Cassette FLAC rip


I know next to nothing about Massnawa, other than that they are a Moroccan group, in the ballpark of similar Moroccans Lemchaheb, Jil Jilala, and Nass El Ghiwane.

I don't even know what year this cassette is from; no one has yet added this album to Massnawa's Discogs page.

All I can tell you is that it is one of the most inventive Moroccan albums I've ever heard and I doubt you'll feel any different.


Side 1
Rujue Hayya رجوع هيئة
Warda Fi Al Sahra وردة في الصحراء

Side 2
Al Gharib الغريب
Sidi Moussa Ben Ali سيدي موسي ابن عاي
Mawsim Al Sayda موسم الصيدة

Link in the comments. Grab it while you can.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Cassettes | 7-10 PM EDT


Tonight on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio, Bodega Pop plays scorchers from around the globe on everybody's least favorite analog format!

Bookmark the page and see you at 7:00 PM!

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Orchestra Abdel Hamid | FLAC cassette rip


I've had this Moroccan cassette for years, something I picked up on Steinway Street's Nassem Halal Meat and Mediterranean Grocery long before the owner sold the store. This is an enjoyable ride, with bursts of punchy strings and organ fills -- are they real strings and organ or synth? -- over a driving, complex but steady, rocking beat. Terrific, subtly emotive vocals, with call-and-response chorus.

I've made a first attempt at a track list, but I don't entirely trust my transliteration skills. Worth noting that most of the songs bleed into each other, thus tracks 2 and 3 on Side One are really two songs, and Side Two is a continuous track consisting of four songs.


Awad عواد

Fatna فاطنة and Taxi تکایسي

Ana Al Maebud Allah أنا المعبود الله and Alalat Rah Kwany  الالة راه کواني


Ma Yuqit Lak Qabar ما يقيت لك  قابار and Mimai Dariha ميمىي دارها and Eayt Ana Manhbur عيت أنا مانحبر and Malo Malo مالو مالو

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