Do you have someone on your list this holiday season who loves World Music but you don't know your Afrobeat from your K-pop? Well, fear not, for I have come up with a list of some of the best gift choices to get that World Music lover on your list. Think of this as my gift to you--and if you end up purchasing any of the music I've listed below through our website, then WCVE will get a small gift as well. It's a holiday win-win, so let's get started.
Once, a few years ago, I was in the dark when it came to World Music. I assumed that the term World Music meant music from, you know, other parts of the world beside my own backyard. Well, fast forward a few years--and a few 100 shows of my World Music Show and I've come to learn that yes, Ian, there is World Music in your own backyard. And in fact, there is World Music to be found from all over the United States.
This is the time of the year when I especially enjoy epic adventures...both sonic and cinematic. That quickly brings us round to this Saturday night's show. While epic usually denotes "length of time"--thats only one dimension. The sublime talent of Rachel Bissex was cut way too short with breast cancer. Yet I define her musical career clearly in the realm of epic when you hear her December Moon which opens the show.
Thanksgiving. A time for family, rest, and all that food. And with all that food comes leftovers. On this week's World Music Show (11/26), the show will feature some choice musical leftovers. Though these tracks have been played on the show before, their freshness is sure to please anyone who is need of extra servings.
Make a big fat sandwich like the one Henry made that he dubbed "Henry's Temptation" and kick back for some killer tunes on this week's Time for the Blues! (11/27/11) There's enough to go around for everyone!