Sometimes we all want to hide under the covers. For various reasons, such as the weather, the news, or the recent holiday feasting, we’ve all contemplated or even done just that. However, on this week’s World Music Show (11/25), there’ll be no need to hide.
Articles by Ian Stewart
The new Chesterfield Planning Director took the helm of his first meeting last night.
It’s going to be a coastal wonderland of sound on this week’s World Music Show (11/18). That’s right, from the obvious locales, such as tropical sounds from the beaches of Ipanema, to the not so apparent, such as beats from the wind-swept, craggily-rocky areas of Ireland and Greece, we’ll try to inhabit the entire spectrum of beach music.
Now, with that hearty introduction out of the way, let’s break down some of the coastal routes we’ll be taking.
Warriors, chariots, swords and archers—these are just some of the items that are going be on display starting Saturday when the Terracotta Army invades the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
During the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors Meeting on Wednesday (11/15), concerned residents over a large piece of land being referred to as a Mega-site, spoke out because the land is currently zoned residential. The 1, 675 acre site is just south of Route 10 in Chesterfield County.
As the now infamous line from the film “Forrest Gump,” goes: “..life was like a box of chocolates, you never now what you’re going to get.” Well, on this week’s World Music Show (11/11), we could use that well worn adage to convey that we may not now what we’re going to hear.
Get ready to travel around six of the seven continents for this week’s World Music Show (11/4). Why only 6? Well, Antarctica doesn’t play well with others, and there’s really no music in my vast World Music CD collection. But maybe that’ll be a challenge for a future show.
Once in awhile it’s a good idea to just chill out. You know, kick your feet up, sip a beverage or two and relax. With that in mind, this week’s World Music Show (10/28) has the perfect soundtrack. Get ready to enter the World Lounge.
That’s right, for pretty much the entire two-hour show, we’ll delve into some groovy, chill-out, lounge-inspired beats that provide a good background to whatever you’re doing this Saturday night.
Some of the highlights from our trip to the World Lounge include many tracks off several Putumayo record label releases, including:
Like peanut butter & jelly, the themes for this week’s World Music Show (10/21) go together rather well. Ok, the themes of “New Music” and “Protest Songs,” is nothing like one of my favorite sandwich combinations. It was a long shot at best, but that shouldn’t deter you from checking out this week’s stellar line-up.
For the newness, we’ll be checking out a handful of never-before-heard bands (on this show at least), to some new tracks from some of the new bands that we’ve been featuring lately.
I love open-ended questions for leads. As in, what do you get when you cross Heavy Metal with Cumbia music? Glad you asked, because on this week’s World Music Show (10/14) you’ll get the answer.
And that answer will come from my interview with the leader of the Oakland, Ca based band called La Misa Negra (who’s name is a reference to a Heavy Metal group—to find out which one, you’ll have to tune in).