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Accordion Crimes & Other Misdemeanors

So what does the Accordion, Keith Richards and Led Zeppelin have to do with World Music? Well, they’re all part of this week’s World Music Show (10/15/16), in which we’ll investigate crimes against the accordion, or rather we’ll explore this magical instrument as it travels through some of the crevasses of World Music. As for the Richards and Zeppelin reference? You’ll have to read through this week’s Top Ten List to find out.

The Digital Non-Divide

Come one, come all to the land of new music! That’s right, It’ll be a bevy of new music on this week’s World Music Show (10/8), including new music from Don La Nena, Latin bands Compass and San Lazaro and new, moving songs the Zomba Prison Project.

A Musical Travelogue

On this week’s World Music Show (10/1), we’ll create a travelogue of musical souvenirs, with highlights in alternative Portuguese tunes, as well as some Rock-n-Roll tracks out of Russia. Plus, we’ll hear a melding of African & Brazilian music, as well as some groovy Gypsy songs.

Time To Spread Your Wings

Get ready to spread your wings and some Big Noise on this week’s World Music Show (9/24). That’s right, we’ll check out some Funky Tropicalismo music which has a big band sound to it, plus we’ll get a Brazilian groove going with Bebel Gilberto and a few others. And if that weren’t enough for you, how about some world music covers of some of your favorite pop songs? Don’t be shy, come read what’s up for this week’s show.

Time To Crank It Up!

It’ll be an eclectic mix on this week’s World Music Show (9-17). From some Afro-Brazilian mixes and songs recorded as part of the Zomba Prison Project, to some Irish punk music about a summer in Siam as well as some Japanese groove pop, it’ll be like we turned the musical blender on Frappe’.

The BirthdayBash Revisited

A few weeks ago, well, actually about a month ago, there was a bash, a BirthdayBash to be exact. Dubbed “The World Music BirthdayBash,” it was a celebration of World Music, The World Music Show and um, my birthday. In case you missed it (and the live Facebook feed), on this week's World Music Show (9/3), I’m broadcasting highlights from that event.

No Travel Visa Required

From East to West and North to South, it’s time to get your compass out of that drawer for this week’s World Music Show (8/27), because in the next two hours, we're going to try cover all the points of musical interest on the continent of Africa. So grab a map and get that sextant ready because the trip is about to begin, right after these musical beats.

The Cult of Personality

Ok, the title for this week's World Music Show (8/20), is really a play on words. It's in no way a sly reference to an African American heavy metal band known as Living Colour. The title is merely a reference to an icon in Bolero music that is the crux of existence for a group featured on this week's show.

A Mighty Mighty Show

Call it what you will, but come this time of year, the heat and humidity cause my brain to get a little wonky. It's a good thing I don't have hair, otherwise I could add big hair to my conundrum. However, despite the wonkiness of the season, I am able to get solace by playing some music that fits perfectly into this season. With that in mind, on this week's World Music Show (8/13), we'll get our Reggae vibes on by grooving to tracks from Bob & Ziggy Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Peter Tosh and more.