For more than thirty years, Toronto-based saxophonist and flautist Jane Bunnett has been studying, teaching and performing with Cuban musicians. She’s collaporated with both established legendary performers and young up-and-coming musicians. Her current band features fuve brilliant female Cuban musicians: Dayme Arocena, Magdelys Sevigne, Yissy Garcia, Danae Olano and Celia Jimenez.
You know, a ton of shows, be it of the radio or television kind, may lay claim that theirs is the place where the fun begins. But, I happen to have it on good authority (from a certain big, yellow bird), that this place--and this show, is actually where the fun begins. So, on this week's World Music Show (8/29), I'll set out to prove any naysayers wrong. I'm not sure if a gauntlet will be thrown down or not, but we'll see.
Before the summer slips away into the fall, it’s time to check out some of the most recent releases that have hit my desk. We’re expecting a big shipment for the fall, so be sure to head back here soon, and in the meantime, here are a few things you’ll be hearing on Time For The Blues in the near future.
Sometimes it's great to just take a journey into sound through the visual of pictures. So for this week's blog about this week's World Music Show (8/22), I'll attempt to express just that. And, in another attempt, I'll try to limit the verbiage I usually give to these blogs and try, hard as I might, to just skim through the highlights. Because when it comes down to it, the best way to experience the World Music Show is just tune in.
We hope you will join us this week (8/15/15) on Time for the Blues as Henry and I are celebrating our 9th Anniversary on the air! That’s right, the little show that we thought might make it six weeks has somehow stuck around for nine years of great music and really bad jokes! (Important note about Kenny Wayne Shepherd show Friday 8/14 below!)
Sometimes I'm all about the phrases or just phrasing in general. There's something fun about word play that makes me giddy. I feel the same way about playing around with the genres and styles of World Music. So, on this week's World Music Show (8/15), I'll be doing just that--hence the header "Soup to Nuts."
And if you can't guess what the show will be like from that headline, just understand that it basically means we'll be covering a bunch of styles...a swath, if you will, of musical styles cut from the cords of world beats.
Podcasts and playlists make the perfect companion for long drives as Richmonders rush to take vacations before the hot, lazy summer fades away. Following in the footsteps of our parent station NPR, WCVE staff pulled together a list of our favorite summer songs by (mostly) local bands to accompany you on your end of summer journey. Take a listen and tell us what you think!
Ok, admit it. You like lists, right? To-do lists, not withstanding, I think we all like lists in terms of "best of" or "Top Tens." Well, coming up on this week's World Music Show (8/8/15) the show will sort of be like a list. It'll be a show in which we'll try to cram 50 songs into the span of just 2-hours. The bonus for you is that we'll skip all over the globe while we attempt this monumental feat. It's a special birthday show and the gift of 50 songs is from me to you, so get your pencils and pads of paper out, because since this birthday show, I'll need help counting.
We hope you will join us this week (8/1/15) on Time for the Blues as Henry and I try to combat the rising summer temperatures with some very cool music. Think about it, the word “blues” even sounds cool – it’s the best way to wind down a busy hot Saturday.