It's time to pack your bags because on this week's World Music Show (5/7/16), we're going to head to the mythical place known as Bongolia. This means that if you spin around your old school globe or do a quick Google Map search that you won't find it. However, if you were to check out our special musical map, then you'd be able to pinpoint where the sounds of Bongolia hail from.
The Chicago-based new-music sextet Eighth Blackbird have been an ensemble-in-residence at the University of Richmond since 2004. I had the pleasure of seeing them perform twice this winter/spring: in January when they presented the musically and visually stunning Hand Eye, and again in April with the Matt Ulery Trio for a concert that bridged classical and jazz.
Over its 30 year history, PBS’ American Masters has brought us several documentaries on music icons including B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell and The Doors. Now the legendary Janis Joplin can be added to that list!
It'll be a mix of Fado, Mourna and classic Brazilian tunes on this week's World Music Show (4/30). Plus, we'll also take some Asian and African travels to uncover some unique beats. Also thrown in for good measure will be some Garifuna tunes as well as some Malian soul music. And we'll get to the bottom of just what a Snarky Puppy is. The World Music Show is going to try and go beyond the Snarky this week, so read on if you dare.
Acclaimed organist Christopher Houlihan will perform in Richmond at Centenary Methodist Church on East Grace Street Friday evening (4/29) at 7:30 p.m. The recital is sponsored by the Richmond chapter of the American Guild of Organists and admission is free!