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Have a Seat

Look. I know it's been sort of a rough week for you, so why don't you have a seat? Sit a spell and hear the tale of what's going on for this week's World Music Show (4/16). Because I guarantee that after you peruse what's in store, you'll look forward to Saturday night and leave the show feeling happier and even more well-adjusted (Ok, that could be stretching it.)

Record Store Day: Saturday, April 16, 2016

This Saturday, April 16, 2016 is Record Store Day, the most important day on the record-buying calendar. It’s a day to celebrate brick and mortar independent record stores and the music lovers who shop at them. In the months leading up to Record Store Day processing plants are filled with orders for archival live recordings, demos, outtakes from the cutting room floor, reissues, new albums and more… anything that can be seen as special or collectible.

Out of Africa

It's time to get out of Africa for this week's World Music Show (4/9). Wait, what I mean is, it's time to get some superior sounds out of the African continent, at least in the first hour of the show. From the wonderful strings of Ali Farka Toure, Toumani Diabate, and Tinariwen to the powerful vocal chords of Angelique Kidjo, we'll be taking a mini-sound tour of some different parts of the Africa.

New Music from American Babies and Marco Benevento on Royal Potato Family

Royal Potato Family is a “farm to table” record label founded in 2009 by musician Marco Benevento and his manager/publicist Kevin Calabro. What started as a means to put out Marco’s music has expanded to include other artists whose musical aesthetic they believe in, with over 30 artists now on the roster.

Composer Laura Schwendinger Visits The Richmond Symphony

Composer Laura Schwendinger is in town with the Richmond Symphony this weekend, thanks to a residency program Music Alive: New Partnerships. This national program is designed to establish new relationships between composers and orchestras, and to help orchestras present new music to the public and build support for new music within their institutions.

Don't Fret About It

It's all in the numbers for this week's World Music Show (4/2). On the spreadsheet will be some new music from Anoushka Shankar, Karsh Kale and Daniela Mercury. Plus, we'll hear some street music out of South Africa and Ghana to total up the columns. But these are just the side notes to a show that will be full with all sort of beats.

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