Once in awhile I need to hear some sweeping, beautiful, “wall of sound” type of music—the kind that just pulls you in and surrounds you. You know, the kind of songs that, if you close your eyes, you can imagine being where the music was created.
Articles by Ian Stewart
I’ve got a basket full of new music to unwrap on this week’s World Music Show (9/9). Ok, wait—that’s a lie. Really, every track on this week’s show was downloaded digitally. Is that redundant? Because when you download something doesn’t that imply “digitally”?
Be forewarned—I’m going to date myself. And it’s not the first time. It’s all about What’s Happening. And no, not the “Hey, Hey, Hey, What’s Happening” from the classic TV show with Rerun and the gang, though that’s what I thought of when I came up with this title (hence, the dating myself). But for this week’s World Music Show (9/2), we’re going to find out What’s Happening!
At first glance of the title for this week’s world famous blog (ok, that’s a stretch, and it’s only in my mind), you’d think that I work at a PBS affiliated station. Well, I do and in fact our address is on Sesame Street. So, with that in mind, on this week’s World Music Show (8/26), part of theme will be to celebrate the famed letter L.
It’s amazing to me how many themes I can squeeze out of the idea of “world” and “travel.” For instance, on this week’s World Music Show (8/19), we’re going to be taking some nomadic travels.
This is thanks in part to some new music from a band who, after a 10-year-hiatus, has a new CD out and in which they describe themselves as musical nomads. What could be better than that as a description or theme for this week’s show? It’s hard to beat.
So, be prepared to have this theme beaten to death on this week’s show—well, ok, it won’t be too bad.
There’s one thing I know about the month of August—and it’s that those who’s birthdays fall in this month—like a tad bit of attention. Now, I know I’m stereotyping the Leo a bit, but it’s ok because Hello, my name is Ian, and I am Leo. Sure, I may be adding to this profile by declaring publicly or blog-icaly, that it is my birthday month too. But I do this bearing gifts.
We’re celebrating the world of female Latin musicians on this week’s World Music Show (8/5). From all over the Latin spectrum, we’ll checkout some top-rated musicians who are distinct, experimental and just plain amazing. It’s going to be two hours of some spectacular music. And to get you ready, here’s a bit of a primer.
On the bottom level of the newly refurbished Main Street Train Station in Richmond, computer coders, business leaders and tech professionals are in the middle of a 36-hour Hack-a-thon. 18 different businesses have teamed up to serve eight different non-profits in RVA.
Robbie Dumeria, executive director with the Richmond Tech Council, says the focus isn’t about how to break into computers. “This is good hacking, this is civic hacking.”
It’s going to be a tale of woe, misery with a chance at a life lesson on this week’s World Music Show (7/29). No, this isn’t a After School Special from the 70s.
We’re going to take a psychedelic trip on this week’s World Music Show (7/22). That’s right, it’s time to don our bell bottoms, funky high heels-for both men and women of course, and turn on the black light because we’re going to take a trip in more ways than one.
And this being World Music, you know that the beats we hear tonight, including ones from Brazil, Turkey and India, are going to be trippy. Plus, thrown into this crazy mix will be some other interesting sounds, including some Tuvan throat singing, some Gypsy music as well some Bollywood dance music.