Get ready to travel around six of the seven continents for this week’s World Music Show (11/4). Why only 6? Well, Antarctica doesn’t play well with others, and there’s really no music in my vast World Music CD collection. But maybe that’ll be a challenge for a future show.
The World Music Show
Once in awhile it’s a good idea to just chill out. You know, kick your feet up, sip a beverage or two and relax. With that in mind, this week’s World Music Show (10/28) has the perfect soundtrack. Get ready to enter the World Lounge.
That’s right, for pretty much the entire two-hour show, we’ll delve into some groovy, chill-out, lounge-inspired beats that provide a good background to whatever you’re doing this Saturday night.
Some of the highlights from our trip to the World Lounge include many tracks off several Putumayo record label releases, including:
Like peanut butter & jelly, the themes for this week’s World Music Show (10/21) go together rather well. Ok, the themes of “New Music” and “Protest Songs,” is nothing like one of my favorite sandwich combinations. It was a long shot at best, but that shouldn’t deter you from checking out this week’s stellar line-up.
For the newness, we’ll be checking out a handful of never-before-heard bands (on this show at least), to some new tracks from some of the new bands that we’ve been featuring lately.
I love open-ended questions for leads. As in, what do you get when you cross Heavy Metal with Cumbia music? Glad you asked, because on this week’s World Music Show (10/14) you’ll get the answer.
And that answer will come from my interview with the leader of the Oakland, Ca based band called La Misa Negra (who’s name is a reference to a Heavy Metal group—to find out which one, you’ll have to tune in).
Let’s face it—it’s been a rough week. No getting around it. So hopefully on this week’s World Music Show (10/7) the musical choices will help our tired souls and perhaps lift us up a bit.
In hour one, we’re going to take the mellow/string driven road by hearing new music from the new collaboration featuring Mali’s Trio Da Kali and the long running Kronos Quartet. Their new CD, called “Ladilikan” is like a cross-cultural fertilization, in which both parties bring their A game to the turntable.