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Talkin’ bout a Revolution

I think Tracy Chapman said it best when she sang ‘Talkin’ bout a Revolution.’ In this statement, which is both simple in context while at the same time powerful, it reminds me how in the world of world music, there are a slew of songs in this vein.

So on this week’s World Music Show (4/21) we’ll tackle this subject—using a few world music genres such as Afrobeat, Latin Rock and Reggae. But they’ll also be a few surprises along the way as well.

Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia Performs Live in our WCVE Studios

The Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia will be performing two concerts this weekend, first on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 in the Richmond Public Library and then Sunday afternoon at 4:00 in the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Richmond.  The concerts are themed to music from the Latin worlds, the old world of Italy and Spain,

Virginia Opera Presents Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor"

Virginia Opera is in town this weekend, presenting Gaetano Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor."  The opera is "high drama – at its best."  The most iconic of all bel canto operas, it's the consummate tale of thwarted love and dashed expectations. "Lucia" clearly paints a sensitive portrait of a woman at the breaking point, fully expressed in the most haunting and well-known mad scene ever produced.

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