Let me ask you this: Are you someone who likes to or has to play a CD from start to finish? Or are you someone who likes to hit the shuffle or random button when you play your music? As for me, my needle (that's a reference to how albums are played) likes to play my music both ways. Sometimes I have to go from start to finish and other times I like to take whatever plays. So on this World Music Show (5/21), I've decided to hit the shuffle button on my world music playlist, which will feature some tunes from my personal iPod.
To kick off this show, I'm featuring two tracks from a new CD by a band out of Jamaica called The Jolly Boys, they play a style of music called Mento, which pre-dates reggae and ska. Plus, they're latest album is all covers. You'll hear the songs "Should I Stay or Should I Go," originally done by The Clash. And the song "Rehab," done by Amy Winehouse.
A highlight of this first hour, is the song I'll play by the duo called Undersea Poem, which are made up of singer Juju Stallbach and musician Chris Root, who were in the New York/Brazilian band Mosquitos. And I'll have a nice chunk of shuffle music that features Angelique Kidjo, Anoushka Shankar, Karsh Kale and the "Afropean" band Zap Mama.
Also, in this hour, I'll feature local world music from the band Bio Ritmo, with a new song off an upcoming CD.
In the second hour, the shuffle button will land on songs by Jimmy Cliff, David Byrne, Babatundi Olantunji, and Yuri Shevchuk as well from the bands The English Beat and The Talking Heads.
And, you'll want to hear some music from when the country of Hungry was under Communist country, off an album called Well Hung. My shuffle show is going to a fun mix of songs from all over the globe. I hope you don't hit the shuffle button on this.
The World Music Show aires Saturday nights at 10:00 PM.
Follow me on Twitter @wcveworldmusic during the broadcast and I'll be tweeting some background information, pictures and trivia on what I'm playing. Thanks, as always, for tagging along.