The boy from Boston by way of Florida would become one of the most noted and beloved musicians ever to call Richmond home. Over his four decades of writing songs and sharing his commanding stage presence, Robbin Thompson made legions of fans including prominent players like Bruce Springsteen and Eagle Timothy B Schmit. Robbin fought a long and courageous battle with cancer that ended in the early morning of October 10, 2015.
Ok, I have to give a nod to the the title of this week's World Music Show (10/17). If you're of a certain generation or generations, then you may recognize that snippet. And if you don't recall where it's from, don't worry--I'll reveal it later on because there are more pressing things to uncover, such as a brief overview of what to expect on the show this week.
The Richmond-based Braxzillian Ensemble Quatro Na Bossa has appearred on WCVE’s Jazz program several times over the years and it’s always a blast to have them live in the studio. The members of the group include guitarist Kevin Harding, singer Laura Ann Singh, percussionist Andy Brockman and bassist Rusty Farmer.
In this segment that originally aired in July of 2012, you’ll hear music of Joao Donato, Joao Gilberto, Carlos Lyra and Antonio Carlos Jobim.
This year the theme of the Virginia Folklife Area is “Youth Will Be Served.” Master practitioners and the young people that they’ve mentored will demonstrate their handywork and perform in the various musical folk traditions of Virginia.
For ten years the Virginia Folklife area has celebrated Virginia tradition bearers - craftsmen that specialize in building instruments and furniture and musicians that keep alive gospel, bluegrass and old-time music.
This year, instead of focusing on the preservation of folk traditions, the Virginia Folklife area will celebrate the youth that have embraced those tradition and made them their own. 88.9 WCVE producer Peter Solomon has more.
It won't be complicated for this week's World Music Show (10/10). We'll drop our musical anchor in places like the Dominican Republic, Dakar, France, India and even in the U.S. Plus, within those locales, we'll even dip back in time to hear some psychedelic Funk as well as some early Bollywood dance tunes.
We hope you’ll join us this Saturday night (10/3/15) at 11:00 for Time for the Blues, in what is sure to be one of our strangest shows to date. And considering some of the stunts we’ve pulled, that’s saying something!