Richmond is going to be on the world stage once again, thanks to an international competition. But this isn’t another bike race. Instead, it’s a world renown violin event in which 44 of the world’s best young violinists, some as young as 10, will be coming to RVA.
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I think Tracy Chapman said it best when she sang ‘Talkin’ bout a Revolution.’ In this statement, which is both simple in context while at the same time powerful, it reminds me how in the world of world music, there are a slew of songs in this vein.
So on this week’s World Music Show (4/21) we’ll tackle this subject—using a few world music genres such as Afrobeat, Latin Rock and Reggae. But they’ll also be a few surprises along the way as well.
The Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU is set to open its doors to the public tomorrow (4/20). It’s the largest privately funded arts project in VCU’s history and it’s Richmond’s first art institution dedicated exclusively to contemporary art.
The Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU is opening downtown. The building has striking features and sits at the historic intersection of Belvidere and Broad Street.
It’s going to BIG, BOLD and BEAUTIFUL sounds pouring out of your speakers on this week’s World Music Show (4/14). That’s right, tons O’ fun for your ears this week. But let me break it down to the just the nitty gritty.
Prior to the tragedy involving gun violence in Parkland, Florida, two Chesterfield School Board members, were actively looking into the creation of Safety Task Force.
Welcome to another rousing short & sweet World Music Blog. For the week of 4/7, here’s what fun is in store for your ears.
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At a 2nd District Citizen’s meeting last night in Richmond, Councilwoman Kim Gray had speakers from the police, the new city auditor, a local school board member and even General Assembly members. All speakers gave updates from their respective areas, but it was where the meeting was held that may have had the most irony. Councilwoman Gray held another of her ongoing Citizen’s meetings at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center. It’s the place many 2nd District Citizen’s meetings have been held.
Ok, listen. This week’s World Music Show (3/31) blog is going to be short and sweet. Time is of the essence this week, so I’m not going to delve too deeply into every wonderful musician that you’ll be hearing this week.
But I will say that everyone you’ll hear, you’ll enjoy all of them and it’ll be worthwhile to tune in or stream.
One group of note will be the duo of Eva and Peter. This duet play a style of Gypsy/Balkan and Romani music that both incorporates the past but has its roots in the present.
As the weather warms, one popular activity is the Virginia Capital Trail. Along the scenic route, “bike ambassadors” provide an important role - for frequent users and newcomers. WCVE’s Ian Stewart has more for Virginia Currents.
Learn More: Find out more about the Virginia Capital Trail.