The news of Bob Dylan winning the Nobel prize for literature inspired me to check out 1967’s low-key but enduring John Wesley Harding, an album I had long overlooked. Many of the songs on JWH were already familiar, including All Along the Watchtower, but I was immediately struck by track 2. As I Went Out One Morning was a cut I had never heard before.
We’ll start this week’s World Music Show (10/29) with a tribute to a musician who plugged in the kamele N’goni and became known as ‘Electric Issa.” And we’ll explore other sounds from the African Continent, including Brazilian/Afro-folk songs. Plus, in hour two, it’ll Red Hot in the land of Rio. With all that, it’ll be a show worth the price of admission—but more on that in a moment.
Renowned violinist Jennifer Koh has released a new album of the complete works for violin and orchestra by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. This recording reunited Koh with a conductor and orchestra with whom she developed close bonds early in her career: Russian conductor Alexander Vedernikov and Denmark’s Odense Symphony Orchestra.
Welcome one and all to the fabulous spectacle that is this week’s World Music Show (10/22). Ok, perhaps that’s over selling it a bit, but that could be because I’ve seen the playlist and I know that this week’s show will do its best to thrill and entertain you—or at least it’ll help you pass the time for a few hours on a Saturday night.
Virginia Opera presents a “double your pleasure” evening at the Carpenter Theatre this weekend. It’s two operas at one performance...“Pagliacci” by Ruggero Leoncavallo and “The Seven Deadly Sins” by Kurt Weill.