Well, here it is—the end of the road for 2017. Which means it’s time for the final Best of the Best for this week’s World Music Show (12/20). If you’ve been reading the blogs for the past month, then you’ll remember that we’ve been highlighting some of the best music that we were lucky enough to receive. And with that, I’m not going to delve into each band/or song too much, since you can go back and see all my notes from the past month.
On Saturday December 30 at noon the Community Idea Stations will hold a memorial service in George's honor at the station, located at
23 Sesame Street, Richmond, VA 23235
We welcome members of thepublic, and there will be a reception following.
Well, it’s that time of year—the time in which I try to think of some cliche that will combine the theme of holidays with world music in order to pique your interest to unwrap this blog—there, there’s the cliche.
Not that cliche’s are that bad—it’s just they’re so easy during this time of year. Visions of “Unwrapping,” or “stockings full of…” or even, “gifts filled with…” are just a tad too easy. However, don’t let the lack or overstuffing of cliches on this week’s World Music Show (12/23) stop you from continuing. Because I may lapse into a few here and there.
If you’re not familiar with the term “White Elephant Gift,” then let me explain. It’s basically regifting a gift you’re not too thrilled with. And they’re usually given during holiday parties, where most of the gifts are unusually tacky, funny or downright strange (that’s right, I’m talking to you Talking Bass Wall fixture!). Some of the gifts can be very cool, though, and thus during the gift exchange part of the party, participants can “take” a gift they like better than the one they opened—usually up to three times. It’s a fun party to be at.
Symphony Spotlight highlights the careers of orchestral musicians across the country. My guest for our December segment is Sue Heineman, Principal Bassoonist for the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC. Sue joined the NSO in 2000, after holding positions with the New Haven, Memphis, New Mexico, and New Zealand Symphony Orchestras.
So, don’t think that I’m slipping you a mickey on this week’s World Music Show (12/9) since last week’s ran in a similar vein—meaning that it’s another “Best Of” show! That’s right, 2017 had so much to offer that we’re stretching out the fun all month long (save for the annual World Music Holiday Show).
With that, let’s dive right into some of the best releases that appeared on my radar this past year.