On this week’s World Music Show (10/1), we’ll create a travelogue of musical souvenirs, with highlights in alternative Portuguese tunes, as well as some Rock-n-Roll tracks out of Russia. Plus, we’ll hear a melding of African & Brazilian music, as well as some groovy Gypsy songs.
Pianist Xiayin Wang performs a variety of repertoire and she recently released a new album of solo piano works by Enrique Granados on the Chandos label. The album centers around Granados’s towering Goyescas, a set based on the paintings of Francisco Goya.
I think Tracy Chapman said it best when she sang ‘Talkin’ bout a Revolution.’ In this statement, which is both simple in context while at the same time powerful, it reminds me how in the world of world music, there are a slew of songs in this vein.
So on this week’s World Music Show (4/21) we’ll tackle this subject—using a few world music genres such as Afrobeat, Latin Rock and Reggae. But they’ll also be a few surprises along the way as well.
The Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia will be performing two concerts this weekend, first on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 in the Richmond Public Library and then Sunday afternoon at 4:00 in the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Richmond. The concerts are themed to music from the Latin worlds, the old world of Italy and Spain,