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Ian Stewart

Articles by Ian Stewart

When Worlds Collide

This week's World Music Show (1/17/15), will play like an an episode of "When Worlds Collide." After looking over this week's set list, I've noticed that there's seems to be quite a bit of mash-ups going on. From Samba Soul 70s music, to Electronic Tango music, to techno-ish throat singing, the term "When Worlds Collide," will take on a new meaning--and those brief examples are just the tip of the iceberg (or the start of the record, or the first track of the CD or side one of the cassette--ok, enough bad metaphors). I think you get the point.

African Odyssey

Once in awhile, it's a good idea to take a trip. You know, get faraway in order to explore a region's culture in order to see the world in a different light and perhaps gain insight on yourself. So, with that in mind, on this week's World Music Show (1/10/15), we'll do just that--just think of the savings!

My Picks for the Best of 2014

Sure, I'm jumping on the bandwagon for an annual "Best of" list for this week's World Music Show (12/27). However, unlike the other music websites, including the big ones (like NPR), my list is more, shall I say, homegrown. This means my list features songs, and artists that I was lucky enough to get ahold of either through sheer begging or through the goodwill of artists and/or record labels. However I came across this music, the list is filled with some great tracks that not only came out this year, but are also on my favorites list.

Get Excited! It's the Annual World Music Holiday Show!

You know, during this time of year, there are a lot of lists floating around. From Christmas & Channukah Wish Lists, to "Best Of" lists to grocery lists to major to-do lists. So, on this week's World Music Show (12/20), I'll jump on the bandwagon by giving a quick list of what to expect during my annual World Music Holiday Show

Tis' the Season

Ok, Ok--we can't escape it. We're too far in, so we might as well accept it. So, whether you're a Scrooge or a proud holiday-sweater-themed-wearing embracer of the season, this week's World Music Show (12/13) may good for whatever side of the holiday fence you happen to fall on. However, this isn't the annual World Music Holiday Show--that'll come next week. 

Tour de Force

Sometimes you can't deny it. Sometimes, things align themselves up so well that they become a force all their own. Well, on this week's World Music Show (12/6), the forces of World Music beats line up in this way. The'll be quite a bit to digest and deal with, so it's a good thing that all these beats are done in the name of all that is good.

Jump For Joy!

Right off the bat, let me say Happy Holidays and yada yada yada and all that stuff that goes along with the season. And, throughout this season, they'll be nuggets of World Music type of celebration tunes to bring the globe closer to us here in RVA. But, as for this week's World Music Show (11/29), let the fun commence!

So, About This Week's Show...

So, about this week’s World Music Show...which by the way falls on this Saturday 11/22/14, will be jammed packed with a whole bunch of goodness. From Tropical Discotheque music, to desert blues music to classic French pop music by a racontour, this week's show will be filled with sounds that reach far beyond the typical. So, come with me now, as we examine, albeit briefly, on a tour a what to expect for this week.

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