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.
So what does the Accordion, Keith Richards and Led Zeppelin have to do with World Music? Well, they’re all part of this week’s World Music Show (10/15/16), in which we’ll investigate crimes against the accordion, or rather we’ll explore this magical instrument as it travels through some of the crevasses of World Music. As for the Richards and Zeppelin reference? You’ll have to read through this week’s Top Ten List to find out.