Ever have one of those weeks in which there is just too much going on and time just seems evaporate before your eyes? Well, I'm having one of those weeks. But, despite that type of week, I wanted to make sure that you knew what to expect on this week's World Music Show (6/7/14). Well, as I used to say to my dad about what my day was like, it's "a little bit of this of this and a little bit of that."
So with that bit of forewarning, here's what to expect on this week's show. We'll kick it off with some Timeless music from the great Sergio Mendes and Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas. And we'll hear some Cuban music from the multi-talented and multi-ensembled band Afrocubism, as well as some tunes from the Spanish singer Bebe and the Mexican-alt band Cafe Tacuba.
Switching gears from Latin music, we'll move to some African and European music--otherwise known as "Afropean" music from the singer Zap Mama. Then we'll dip back in time to hear some Highlife/Afrobeat music out of Nigeria from Ify Jerry Krusade--but we won't stay in the past too long, because we'll jump back to the future to hear from Beninese singer Anglique Kidjo.
And like all good shows, we'll change our African stride and move to some Bollywood music from Rahul Dev Burman and from the band Ursula 1000.
For hour two, this description will be brief--as I'm running out of time. We'll hear from Michael Franti and Spearhead, Ziggy Marley, The Jolly Boys, Pizzicato 5 and a whole bunch more.
Don't let this brief message about this week's World Music Show cloud or sway your judgement or expectation about what you'll hear--it'll be a great show--promise. The World Music Show aires Saturday nights at 8pm on Richmond Public Radio, 88.9FM or online via this website. Plus you can follow show updates via Twitter, @wcveworldmusic