Esteemed cellist Amit Peled is highly respected on the worldwide stage as a performer and teacher. Currently on the faculty of the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, he leads The Amit Peled Peabody Cello Gang.
I’m assuming like most cultures, the French hate cliches as much as any culture—especially when it comes to describing all things French. I mean, it’s too easy to fill up a beret of croissant filled images of all things Parisian. So on this week’s World Music Show (1/20), I’ll try to avoid using cliches to describe some of the great French music that will dominate the first hour like a shadow of the Eiffel Tower over a cafe.
It’s going to be big beats O’ sound for this week’s World Music Show (1/13). From an hour of Afrobeat, with a look at its past, present and future, to some classic Brazilian beats by a master statesmen who worked some hip-hop legends, to some Dub beats as well as some brand-spanking new Latin alternative music, it’ll be Beats O’ Plenty!
To jump start our foray into this magical land, you’ll first have to strap on those ear-goggles or crank up the speakers to just about maximum, since you’ll want to take full advantage of the music.
As the title to this week’s World Music Show (1-6) implies, it’ll be a bare-bones sort of show. Now, does this mean that there won’t be any spark or fire beneath the beats I’ve cooked up for us? Not at all. It just means that with all the hoopla and rigermorale of the holiday season behind us, it’s a good time to just take a step back and enjoy the show.
Well, here it is—the end of the road for 2017. Which means it’s time for the final Best of the Best for this week’s World Music Show (12/20). If you’ve been reading the blogs for the past month, then you’ll remember that we’ve been highlighting some of the best music that we were lucky enough to receive. And with that, I’m not going to delve into each band/or song too much, since you can go back and see all my notes from the past month.