It's time to pack your bags because on this week's World Music Show (5/7/16), we're going to head to the mythical place known as Bongolia. This means that if you spin around your old school globe or do a quick Google Map search that you won't find it. However, if you were to check out our special musical map, then you'd be able to pinpoint where the sounds of Bongolia hail from.
The Chicago-based new-music sextet Eighth Blackbird have been an ensemble-in-residence at the University of Richmond since 2004. I had the pleasure of seeing them perform twice this winter/spring: in January when they presented the musically and visually stunning Hand Eye, and again in April with the Matt Ulery Trio for a concert that bridged classical and jazz.
Over its 30 year history, PBS’ American Masters has brought us several documentaries on music icons including B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell and The Doors. Now the legendary Janis Joplin can be added to that list!
It'll be a mix of Fado, Mourna and classic Brazilian tunes on this week's World Music Show (4/30). Plus, we'll also take some Asian and African travels to uncover some unique beats. Also thrown in for good measure will be some Garifuna tunes as well as some Malian soul music. And we'll get to the bottom of just what a Snarky Puppy is. The World Music Show is going to try and go beyond the Snarky this week, so read on if you dare.
Acclaimed organist Christopher Houlihan will perform in Richmond at Centenary Methodist Church on East Grace Street Friday evening (4/29) at 7:30 p.m. The recital is sponsored by the Richmond chapter of the American Guild of Organists and admission is free!
We hope you will join us on Time for the Blues this Saturday (4/30/16) at 11:00 p.m. as Henry and I are putting together a great show for you that features some amazing music and at least two jokes that just might make you chuckle!
There's plenty of room for you to hop aboard the mobile musical camel on this week's World Music Show (4/23). From some really great desert music by one of the best rated guitarists in the world, to some classic Juju tunes as well as some lost and found Cuban music, this week's show should have something for everyone, whether you like to ride camels or not.
The New Mastersounds are a guitar/bass/keyboard/drum quartet from Leeds, England that plays Meters and Grant Green inspired funk/soul music. Their new album The Nashville Session is being released today – April 22 – as a limited edition, 1000-quantity vinyl exclusive pressing. It won’t be available in any other formats until May 27th.
This Friday, April 22 at 11:00 p.m. WCVE PBS will be re-broadcasting the Tweedy episode of Austin City Limits from the show’s 40th Anniversary Season. This is one of the best ACL episodes of the last few years so it’s definitely worth watching (or re-watching). Every single song is a winner.