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A Different Spin-Again

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.

UR Ensemble-in-Residence Eighth Blackbird Featured on NPR Music Tiny Desk

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.

Mixin' it Up

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.

Hop Aboard

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.

British Funk Band The New Mastersounds in Richmond on Tuesday

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.

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