One of the best parts of hosting a show based around World Music, is that you get to feature all sorts of instruments you won't normally find, say, in your average Rock or Jazz band. So, with that in mind, on this week's World Music Show (2/7), we'll get to sonically sample all sorts of unique instruments and sounds for that matter. Because when it boils down to it--what's better than hearing music that you don't normally get to listen to?
Sometimes, in the depths of these frigid days, you need an escape plan. You know, a place in which you can wash away the cold days of winter and bask in the glow of all things warm. Whether it be just a beam of sunlight streaming through the car window or an actual trip to warmer climates, little breaks in the dregs of winter cold sure do make a big difference. So, on this week's World Music Show (1/31), we'll attempt to bottle that warmness, then pour it out over the airwaves or digital waves in hopes of bringing some sunlight into the cold nights of January.
Violinist Rachel Barton Pine recently released a recording of the Mozart Violin Concertos in collaboration with the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Sir Neville Marriner.
Sometimes, while pulling together selections for the weekly World Music Show, I like to imagine myself as a tour guide of sorts. A tour guide a sound, if you will. And for this week's show (1/24), my imagination matches most of what we'll be hearing.
This week's World Music Show (1/17/15), will play like an an episode of "When Worlds Collide." After looking over this week's set list, I've noticed that there's seems to be quite a bit of mash-ups going on. From Samba Soul 70s music, to Electronic Tango music, to techno-ish throat singing, the term "When Worlds Collide," will take on a new meaning--and those brief examples are just the tip of the iceberg (or the start of the record, or the first track of the CD or side one of the cassette--ok, enough bad metaphors). I think you get the point.
We hope you’ll join us this week (1/10/15) on Time for the Blues because Henry and I have cooked up something very special for you. Alongside of our normal great music and bad jokes, we’re going to have a little company stop by for a chat.