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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

PODCAST Dec 12, 2010

Sorry, I guess Ive been a bit sidetracked lately... here are all the podcasts I havent posted in the past few months...


PODCAST Dec 5, 2010

PODCAST Dec 5, 2010

PODCAST Nov 28, 2010

PODCAST Nov 28, 2010

PODCAST Nov 14, 2010 - Paul Ginder subbing

PODCAST Nov 14, 2010 - Paul Ginder subbing

PODCAST Nov 7, 2010

PODCAST Nov 7, 2010

PODCAST Oct 31, 2010

PODCAST OCT 31, 2010

PODCAST Oct 24, 2010

PODCAST - OCT 24, 2010

PODCAST Oct 17, 2010

PODCAST OCT 17, 2010

PODCAST Oct 10, 2010

PODCAST - OCT 10, 2010

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

another really BIG Bollywood Night at Hat Factory - first one of 2011!!

Bollywood Night - Bollywinter version!!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Art Karma - this Thursday !

I'll be Djing at this event alongside Afrobeta's Mikemetic Kemetic

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Bollywood Night - BOLLOWEEN!!! Oct 23rd THIS SATURDAY!!

Tuesday, October 05, 2010



SEP 26, 2010 --- PODCAST LINK

SEP 23, 2010 -- PODCAST LINK

SEP 12, 2010 -- PODCAST LINK

AUG 30, 2010 -- PODCAST LINK

AUG 22, 2020 -- PODCAST LINK

Friday, September 17, 2010

Tonight !! (oops .. i should have posted this earlier!)

this month's flyer features images mostly taken from Hong Kong films.. however, you can expect to hear a wide variety.. including lots of Malay Pop Yeh Yeh, Indonesian Psych, Khmer Rock, Thai Disco, and Chinese A Go Go.. plus many other groovy styles

it'll be a rockin' swingin' shakin' good time

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Bollywood Night - September 11, 2010!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Chaka Khan at Maymont Park - 8 / 14 / 2010

Here are some photos I took at the show... she was absoutely amazing!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

If Music Could Talk - Aug 15 2010


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Bollywood Night returns!

This Saturday at Cous Cous... see you there!!!

Asian Pop Night -- last weekend

(Flyer for the Asian 60s Pop Dance Party at Balliceaux last weekend)

When I reported to one of the Pop Yeh Yeh Legends (Dato Rahman) I met in Malaysia last month that i was doing an Asian Pop Night here this weekend, he was thrilled to hear that people were dancing to his music here in America!

This was so much fun -- i can't wait to do it again -- so we booked another one for Sep 17th!!

Sunday, August 08, 2010

If Music Could Talk - Aug 08 2010


note: podcast RSS feed separated into two parts



Tuesday, August 03, 2010

"If Music Could Talk" - Podcast link - August 1, 2010


Dub Reggae, Singapore 60s sounds, Dangdut, Boogaloo, Dub Cumbia, Bhangra, etc

Monday, July 26, 2010

If you havent checked out the blog from my trip to Singapore and Malaysia, here it is...


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A Really BIG Bollywood Night at HAT FACTORY

We're doing an extra special BIG Bollywood Night at Hat Factory on June 19th... see flyer for details...

Sponsored by HAT FACTORY, COUS COUS, INDIA K'RAJA, RUMORS, and HOUSE OF LUKAYA (links coming soon)

(Bollywood Night at Cous Cous is still second saturday once a month, except for this month ,June... . and July, when I'll be in Malaysia!! )

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

If Music Could Talk - May 23, 2010

Podcast link from last Sunday's episode of "If Music Could Talk" --Reggae, Afrobeat, Funk, Soul, Jazz, Old school House, Chilean Hip hop, Disco Rap, Indonesian music (hip hop, gambus, and 60s pop).. and some fresh Bollywood and Bhangra beats

just for you..


Sunday, May 23, 2010

tonight on If Music Could Talk

Setlist -

Budos Band - Budos Rising
J A Adofo and City Boys Band - Ankwanoma Dede
Extra Golden - Fantasies of the orient
King Tubby - Distinctive Dub
King Tubby - Characteristic Dub
Seiji - Elevator
Ana Tijoux - 1977
Fat Jon and the Ample Sound Physician - Soundgirl Personal
Assma - Ganenny
Pet Shop Boys - New York City Boy
House Nation - Esta Loca
Rhythm of Soul feat Teddy Turner - Wanna Live 4 U - Drum Dub
A Lazy Does it Mix - Pearls
Rockers Revenge - Walkin on Sunshine
Secret Weapon - Dj Man
Gigolo Supreme - City Life
Ramsey Lewis - Tambura
Erykah Badu - Umm Hmm
Kero One - Groovin'
Georgia Ann Muldrow - Morena Del Ray

Anna Manthovani - Gandrung Pinuh Kabingung
Rofiqoh Dharto Wahab - Muhamadun
Andayani Diana M.Y., Laila Suhad, Abdullah S. & O.G. Al fata - El Goder - GAMBUS Music
Lilis Suryani, Zaenal Arifin & the Females - Djangan Menantang Tjelaka
Lilis Suryani, Zaenal Arifin & the Females - Talitik kumbang djati
Diah Iskandar - Kau Dan Aku
Inneke Kusamuwati & Eka Sapta - Pantai Pasir Putih

Dara Puspita - ? ??

Indonesian Hip Hop -
Twin Sista - Otak Asap
Re Cycled - Bocah
Sweet Martabak - Ada Sumur Di Ladang
Fu Clan - Wedangan

Kishore Kumar - Nadiya Se Dariya - Anand, Mere Apne, Namak Haram, Bawarchi
Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic - Nihaal Ho Gayi +
Love Sex Aur Dhokha (2010)- Na Batati Tu - Kailash Kher
K.S. Makhan - Balle Balle
Sohan S. Khusropuria & Miss Pooja - Endeavor Aaugi
Tashan - Dil Haara

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

If Music Could Talk - May 16, 2010


"some funky international travellin' music to soothe your soul and strengthen your heartbeat "

Saturday, May 15, 2010

KICKSTARTER PROJECT - Research trip to Malaysia - meet artists, ask for interviews, discuss possible CD compilation

Click the window below to go to the Kickstarter page and watch my PROJECT VIDEO

If you'd like to email me comments, information, or helpful suggestions regarding this project , you can now reach me at carlitoyehyeh at yahoo dot com

Friday, May 14, 2010

Malaysian and Singapore Pop Yeh Yeh Research project featured in JUNK Magazine


Thursday, May 13, 2010

my Malaysian Pop Yeh Yeh project was just featured in a cool Malaysian online Magazine!

KLUE online - Malaysia

thanks to everyone at KLUE for spreading the word!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

If Music Could Talk - May 9, 2010 - Mother's Day - Music for Mama

PODCAST LINK for "If Music Could Talk" -- Sunday May 9, 2010 -- Mother's Day - Music for Mama - and lots more.. including some cool 45s from Malaysia and Singapore

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Bollywood Night - This Saturday -May 8, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

If Music Could Talk - April 25, 2010 Fund drive show (edited) "Hip Hop is Beautiful Music"


Here's an alternate link on Internet Archive (Radio4all has been on the fritz lately)

Listen to a lightly edited version of last night's Fund drive show
(a little less verbiage than what you heard last night - but still containing the important message - DONATE TO WRIR PLEASE!! )

Plus, lots of great music -- specifically some great Hip Hop, instrumentals, remixes - and lots of original samples that made the classic hits so great!

Monday, April 19, 2010

If Music Could Talk - April 18, 2010

PODCAST LINK - If Music Could Talk - April 18, 2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010

If Music Could Talk - April 11, 2010

Springtime classics from Bollywood, and Happy Khmer new Year , plus some new soul from Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, and Erykah Badu


Alternate link on (in case Radio4all goes down again)

Dj Carlito mentioned in Style weekly on the list of their favorite diverse Richmond DJs


Friday, April 09, 2010


Tuesday, April 06, 2010

If Music Could Talk - April 4, 2010


original SETLIST

13th Annual Asian American Celebration

Im definitely looking forward to this festival....

hmm... i see they've changed the flyer to "enchanting day in ASIA" instead of "enchanted day in the ORIENT" - and the photo is much different... i like this one better :) .. so here's the updated one

i get the feeling that the overall concept of this festival is really evolving and branching out in alot of new directions... has it been going on for 13 years? i'm glad they're publicizing it more this year. i like the fact that "Music" is being put in the spotlight this year.. somehow i missed it last year and heard there were some great music and dance performances.. and some really good food..

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

If Music Could Talk - March 28, 2010 - PODCAST

Salsa, Bollywood, Bhangra, Latin House, Indonesian Krontjong, Disco Rap, New Soul etc


Tune in every week from 7-9pm EST on WRIR - 97.3LPFM Richmond Independent Radio - listen online here :

Saturday, March 27, 2010

2010 SPACE ODYSSEY *FUSION* Event - Washington DC

DATE: Saturday March 27th, 2010
TIME: 9:30PM - 2:00AM
VENUE: Heritage Lounge, DuPont Circle, 1337 Connecticut Ave, Washington, DC 20036

TICKETS: $15 Pre-sale $20 at Door - ( Discounted till March 23rd - $12!! )

purchase tickets HERE

(Discounted Tickets for $12, Use promocode " fuzion1")

PHONE: 347.409.2615 OR 402.933.0647


For group discounts call above numbers or email

Dj and promoter of the incredibly popular monthly "Bollywood Night" and other international dance music parties in Richmond VA, DC and Norfolk, Host of the radio show "If Music Could Talk", Music producer, and International Dancefloor diplomat.

Carl Hamm- aka DJ Carlito,
David Hill - eDC Promotions
Jacqueline Lopez, Taniuka Inc.
Manan Singh Katohora, JMD Creations
Matt Kline, DCA Entertainment
Pushpa Koneri,
Sandra Pitt, WeMarketing Inc.

Monday, March 22, 2010

If Music Could Talk - March 21, 2010 - PODCAST


Punk Rock, Khmer Pop, Bollywood Classics, new Bhangra, and some new Bolly-Soundtracks, Japanese New Wave, Persian Club/House music, and some funky Soul..

Thursday, March 18, 2010

If Music Could Talk - March 14 2010 - Chicha, Cumbia, Old School Merengue, 60s and 70s pop from Indonesia, etc

Happy Spring to all the Pisces water babies, music fans, richmonders and world citizens!! Last week's show featured Chicha, Cumbia, old school Merengue, some golden 60s and 70s Indonesian Pop hits, and lots more!


tune in every Sunday on WRIR 97.3 LPFM 7-9pm EST - online at

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


from A.R. Rahman's official website :

"A.R. Rahman, best known for his work on the score for the Academy Award-winning film "Slumdog Millionaire," announced today (Mar. 4) that he will embark on a world tour this summer.

The "A.R. Rahman Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour" kicks off June 11 at the Nassau Coliseum in New York and will span 16 major cities worldwide.

For the trek, Rahman is collaborating with creative director Amy Tinkman, who has worked to create concerts for Britney Spears, the Backstreet Boys and Mariah Carey. The tour will not only feature Rahman's music, but also dance arrangements and acrobatics inspired by his native India. A press release described the concert as a "theatrical experience" utilizing "new technologies."

this tour includes a stop in WASHINGTON DC at the Patriot Center on Jun. 13!!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

"MOD" Cartoonist - Michel Quarez

found these full scans today on this cool blog here

The Kapoor Family Website

thanks to Memsaab for this wonderful link.. the Kapoor Family Webpage!!
for those of you who dont know.. the Kapoor's are not just a family but a Bollywood Dynasty - each of them had their own individual style of acting.. all of them legendary in their own way..

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

J P Singhal - "One of the Single Largest Solo Exhibitions of Indian Art Ever Held" - last month in Mumbai

view more of his work on his website

J P Singhal Solo Exhibition

more about J.P. Singhal

VIDEO about the painter

plus, here's a VIDEO showing Bollywood couple Boney Kapoor and Sridevi's attendance of this exhibition..

according to this article, Singhal was also consulted by Raj Kapoor for the "look" of Zeenat Aman's character "Roopa" in the RK film Satyam Shivam Sundaram...

Monday, March 08, 2010

My big sis, Xeni, tech journalist, and major influence on my musical tastes over the years gave me a cool shout out on her interview at Amoeba music!

full post on BoingBoing

If Music Could Talk - February 28, March 7, 2010 - Pashto pop, Balkan folk pop (Chalga), Korean club hits, and new Bollywood tracks


"International" pop music can be ok (if not awesome, at least interesting), and it can be really bad... this past Sunday on "If Music Could Talk" - we dabbled in "pop" music from several parts of the world.. specifically: Pashto (Afghani/Pakistani) pop, Balkan folk pop (Chalga), Korean club hits, and a few new Bollywood tracks..
as a disclaimer, some of this music is *really* awful.. and it should serve as proof that pop music is often pretty horrible no matter where it comes from... (not just in America as one might assume, although i believe we are the most prolific bad music makers)
then on the other hand, some of these songs are pretty damn good... but i'll let you be the judge. If Music Could Talk - March 7 , 2010
ps: check the setlist for video links - they're awfully good!

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Bollywood Night - March 13, 2010 - Spring is on the way..

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

If Music Could Talk - February 28, 2010 - Interview with Nana Kwame Ampadu I (founder of the African Brothers Band International of Ghana)

A special interview with African Highlife legend Nana Kwame Ampadu I, founder and band leader of The African Brothers Band International which was formed in the early 60s.
He's been making incredibly beautiful Highlife music for many many years..
truly a cultural treasure of international music..
One of my greatest dreams has come true to be able to present this interview to you.


official website for NANA KWAME AMPADU I

and here's an awesome PHOTO GALLERY on that same website

Monday, February 22, 2010

PODCAST - Feb 21 2010 - "If Music Could Talk"

If Music Could Talk - SUNDAYS 7-9pm EST on WRIR


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

If Music Could Talk - Valentines Day Feb 14, 2010 - Music is Love


Tuesday, February 09, 2010

If Music Could Talk - Feb 7, 2010

Here's the PODCAST LINK from last Sunday -- some great new music & re-issues.. and some classic vinyl as well... specifically, music with African roots from many different locations around the world.. for Black History month..

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Black History Month!

i bought this puzzle at an estate sale a few years ago.. finally found the missing peace after i moved..

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Bollywood Night... February 13, 2010 it's a bollywood love in!!

BOLLYWOOD NIGHT is the night before Valentine's Day this month!! i can feel the love already!!!

this dance night is absolutely free... the images used in the flyer above are for promotional purposes only...

ps: i recommend the film "Love Aaj Kaal" if you like romantic films! (bottom right) it's a great love story!!

If Music Could Talk - Jan 31, 2010

Special Cassette Set.... on If Music Could Talk - last Sunday's show on WRIR - every Sunday 7-9pm EST -- PODCAST LINK

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

"If Music Could Talk" - Jan 24, 2010

dubbed out music for you and your speakers


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Bass Culture - Jan 21, 2010 - at Balliceaux


Monday, January 18, 2010

Podcast Link- Jan 17 2010 - If Music Could Talk

In honor of Martin Luther King Day on Jan 18, 2010, we'll be travelling all over the world in search of the spirit of unity and brotherhood/sisterhood through music..... a language we can all speak... music brings us together...

Click read more

Podcast Link

Monday, January 11, 2010

If Music Could Talk - Podcast Link for Jan 10 , 2010

Hot Caribbean sounds on a cold sunday evening... and plenty of other musical vibes.


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Bollywood Night at Cous Cous - Jan 9th 2010

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Lagos Disco Inferno

this is probably old news to many, but if you havent already seen it... check out this interview piece on the guy known as Voodoo Frank, who found all those awesome nigerian funk records and compiled them as "Lagos Disco Inferno"

I've been following his blog, Voodoofunk, for while now

pretty amazing.. and i have to admit im a little envious that he got to pick through a "room full of nigerian funk records" like that.. but it must have taken some incredible effort to track that stash down ... so i give him major props for making the journey

below is a preview from the compilation set to images from his trip - click the link at the top for the full story

Monday, January 04, 2010

Help send Wunmi to Ghana to make an album!!!

One my favorite artists in the world, Wunmi, wants to go to Ghana to record an album.. this is a D.I.Y. project that she cant do without your help - - you cant always rely on record label contracts to do daring and creative projects like this one... Im pretty sure she wants to keep total creative control here, so she's asking for help from her fans.. more power to her I say! please help her make it happen -- also, if she doesnt make her goal, your pledge will be cancelled.. so this is all about reaching her goal, and following this through to completion -- all or nothing... read more about the kickstart process on their site here

THE SOLA CAMPAIGN - Fundraiser at Ishq Gallery on Broad St

Below info sent to me by the director of ISHQ Gallery

" The SOLA campaign is an international art project by A-Pax (Artists for Peace) that promotes the peaceful teachings of Islam and condemns the brutal and inhumane acts being committed in the name of this faith. The campaign takes its name from the word for “peace” in Pashto, the national language of Afghanistan.

The Qur’an is based on the concepts of morality, love, compassion, mercy, tolerance, and peace. There is a desperate need for Muslims around the world to take a stand against the injustice being done towards humanity in the name of Islam. It is our responsibility to condemn the killing of innocent people and separate ourselves from groups or individuals who commit crimes against humanity.

Through the use of fine art and print media, the SOLA campaign is a visual protest against crimes of terrorism. Banners, posters, and bumper stickers are adorned with the message “Stop the killing! Condemn terrorism and injustice towards humanity!” Next to this, Arabic verses taken directly from the Qur’an, (along with their translations) powerfully affirm that Islam does not condone violence and murder.

The images on the banners depict the deadly craft of terrorist: suicide bombs, car bombs, road side bombs, and other brutal attacks on innocent civilians. Acrylic and ink give shape to these tragic acts of ferocity and remind us daily of the innocent victims who bear the burden of this brutal aggression.

The SOLA campaign strives to encourage people to stand for peace and to openly exhibit their opposition against crimes of cruelty, brutal acts of terror, and injustice towards mankind.


WHEN: The weekend of the 8th, 9th, and 10th 2010
Event starts at 6pm

WHERE: ISHQ Fine Arts Gallery
209 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220

Director: Mariam Eqbal

There is an effort to raise money for this cause and to take it to the national level in the USA. In order to attain that goal, participation, involvement, and support is needed from all people who are motivated to promote the concepts of non-violence, peace, and maintaining the great reputation of the Islamic faith.

There is a fundraising event taking place the weekend of January 8th, 2010 at ISHQ Fine Arts Gallery, 209 West Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23220. The motivation behind the event is to make the campaign public and to call on people of all backgrounds to share and support a common interest. The event allows the public to view all the artwork and develop a better understanding of the efforts involved. It also give the opportunity to people to make personal donations or contributing to the fundraising by purchasing posters, and sticker. I am determined to reach as many people, in as many cities in this nation, so this campaign is the first of many.

HERE is the website that will provide detailed information on the campaign and the people involved.

Thank you all for your help and support.


Mariam Eqbal "

Podcast Link- Jan 3, 2010 - If Music Could Talk

im feeling pretty good about 2010 so far... after a week or so of not posting anything here, im glad to be back in blog mode....

last week's show was almost entirely Bhangra and Bollywood music, so if you like that sort of thing, theres lots of it here.. Ive just got so much new stuff to play that i wanted to stretch out a little and check out some of these new Bhangra and Bollywood tracks that I'll hopefully be playing this coming weekend at Bollywood night.... these are some of the ones that stood out on first listen.. i'll definitely be playing more rockin Bhangra tracks on IMCT in weeks to come

the previous week's show wasnt up to my standards so i decided not to post it.. sorry, it's a brand new year so im trying to take it to a new level y'all

heres the Jan 3 2010 show

PODCAST LINK - If Music Could Talk

Listen to "If Music Could Talk" on WRIR every Sunday at 7pm EST

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