I'm in a bit of a pickle for this week's World Music Show (5/28). You see, it's a holiday weekend, which brings to mind summer, picnics and the like. But to wrap a theme around these images, especially a "World Music" theme is no picnic. In fact, after careful consideration, I think it's best to remember that it's all about the music. And that on this particular holiday, the two driving forces I'm dealing with don't match.
The World Music Show
Sometimes trips are so fun that you have to go back for another dose. A few weeks ago we sonically visited a magical place called Bongolia. We heard so many cool beats that on this week's World Music Show (5/21) we decided to return to get another fill of these Salsa-rific beats.
So what do Bigfoot and World Music have in common? Well, on this week's World Music Show (5/14), I'll help you connect the dots. That's right, there are dots to connect, but you have to stick with me.
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.
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.
There's plenty of room for you to hop aboard the mobile musical camel on this week's World Music Show (4/23). From some really great desert music by one of the best rated guitarists in the world, to some classic Juju tunes as well as some lost and found Cuban music, this week's show should have something for everyone, whether you like to ride camels or not.
Look. I know it's been sort of a rough week for you, so why don't you have a seat? Sit a spell and hear the tale of what's going on for this week's World Music Show (4/16). Because I guarantee that after you peruse what's in store, you'll look forward to Saturday night and leave the show feeling happier and even more well-adjusted (Ok, that could be stretching it.)
It's time to get out of Africa for this week's World Music Show (4/9). Wait, what I mean is, it's time to get some superior sounds out of the African continent, at least in the first hour of the show. From the wonderful strings of Ali Farka Toure, Toumani Diabate, and Tinariwen to the powerful vocal chords of Angelique Kidjo, we'll be taking a mini-sound tour of some different parts of the Africa.
It's all in the numbers for this week's World Music Show (4/2). On the spreadsheet will be some new music from Anoushka Shankar, Karsh Kale and Daniela Mercury. Plus, we'll hear some street music out of South Africa and Ghana to total up the columns. But these are just the side notes to a show that will be full with all sort of beats.
We'll be cooking up a storm on this week's World Music Show (3/26), from some fiery Latin Rock N' Roll guitar music from the Ecuadorian/New York guitarist Eljuri to some burning New York Salsa tracks from Los Hacheros, it'll be a gumbo of pumped up sounds. Plus, we'll hear part two of the program within a program called "A Different Spin." And we'll take a drive using a roadmap by Complicated Animals as well as hear some beautiful harmonies from the Georgian singers Trio Mandili.