Have you ever gone clothes shopping and picked out so many new clothes, that you couldn't wait to wear them--even if it was all at once? Though that wouldn't be too prudent (unless the pieces coordinate), this week's World Music Show (3/3) is sort of like that feeling of newness.
There’s lots of good music programming on our stations this week. On television we have American Masters: Cab Calloway: Sketches, which documents the singer/bandleader's career and legacy (Friday 3/2 at 9:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS). Elvis Costello appears on Live from the Artists Den (Thursday 3/1 at 11:00 p.m.
Join us this week on Time for the Blues (2/26/12) as I'm throwing CDs around the studio and Henry plays the ones that don't hit him! I warned him to bring his catcher's gear into the studio! I have a feeling he'll be chucking a few back to match me! Who wins in this contest? You do! Look--I studied this instructional picture on how to throw them!
The biggest curse of commercial radio isn't the commercials. Its the enervating mediocrity of programming done by focus groups in other cities and slammed in your face day after day. Month by month. Year after year.
On this week's World Music Show (2/18), besides our usual forays into some varied and unique sounds from musical hotspots around the globe (more on these later), we'll be holding a salute to traditional Latin music (which is the translation of this week's blog headline). We're talking about hearing some classic "Son" Cuban music as well as some marimba music from Guatemala. Plus, we'll take a listen to "Musica Ranchera," otherwise known as Mexico's soulful "country music."
What's in it for you?