Ok, the title for this week's World Music Show (8/20), is really a play on words. It's in no way a sly reference to an African American heavy metal band known as Living Colour. The title is merely a reference to an icon in Bolero music that is the crux of existence for a group featured on this week's show.
Call it what you will, but come this time of year, the heat and humidity cause my brain to get a little wonky. It's a good thing I don't have hair, otherwise I could add big hair to my conundrum. However, despite the wonkiness of the season, I am able to get solace by playing some music that fits perfectly into this season. With that in mind, on this week's World Music Show (8/13), we'll get our Reggae vibes on by grooving to tracks from Bob & Ziggy Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Peter Tosh and more.
Concluding on October 1, enjoy an encore presentation of the 2015 Richmond Folk Festival, only on 88.9 WCVE.
88.9 WCVE provided exclusive, live coverage of the 2015 performances from the Altria main stage throughout the festival weekend. Listen again to great performances from artists such as:
We hope you will join us for all the festivities this Saturday night (8/6/16) at 11:00 as Henry and I dust off our party hats and noisemakers and celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Time for the Blues!
Can you believe it? We’ve been coming into your life for a full decade now bringing you hundreds of amazing songs and at least three good jokes. Maybe two good jokes, one was kind of iffy, but we’re counting it anyway.
I'd like to say that I had the foresight to schedule this week's World Music Show (8/6) around the spectacle that is the Summer Olympics. Sure, I can see it now, a full hour or two of Brazilian music; me spinning the tunes while wearing my Carnaval outfit. The list could go on an on. However, this week's show was centered around another spectacle--my birthday, and the upcoming BirthdayBash (Friday, August 5).
We hope you will join us for Time for the Blues this Saturday night (7/30/16) at 11:00 because John and I are planning a fast hour of great blues for you. We’ve got so much good music, I’m not really sure we can get it all into one hour.
I gave John the week off with regards to writing this week’s blog. Why? Because that’s the kind of guy I am. Plus, to paraphrase the great Otis Blackwell, “this is MY show.” At least this week.
On the next episode of the World Music Show (7/30), we'll tackle beats from the New York salsa band Los Hacheros, sample some new cuts of Fado from Ana Moura, and go back in time to hear some fuzzy Brazilian and Turkish guitar from a variety of bands, circa 1960s through 70s. But that's just the promo teaser for the show. For more meat, for more of the gooey good stuff, for more of the filler, you'll have to break open the crust, lift the top layer of bread, break that Oreo cookie open in order to learn more.
The Cypress String Quartet recently performed their final concerts together after a 20-year collaboration. As a culmination of the group’s work, they have released a CD set of the complete Beethoven string quartets.