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The Unfamilar

It's always good to look for things in unfamiliar places. Why? Because on the off chance that when you find something, it'll be unique. Or it will be a surprise. But not like those junky surprises found at the bottom of the Cracker Jack box. No, I'm talking about the unexpected--the kind of surprise what makes you stop in your tracks to listen. So for this week's World Music Show (6/18), I'm hoping that what you find will be remarkable and even phantasmagorical (though, I may be overselling this week's show just a tad).

Liven up Yourself!

It's just like clockwork, at least for me. And it's usually around this time of year, when the weather starts to beg us to come outside, that I start hankering to do something. And one of the best things to do outside, at least with a group of people besides running a marathon (though, I'm sure that is debatable), is to see a live show. So, on this week's World Music Show (6/11), I'm going to try to capture that feeling of a live show.

The World in a Snapshot

Listen: This past week was a little tough. Life threw me just a little too many curve balls, which made it hard to write out an overview for the show. So for this week’s World Music Show (6/4), I thought I would stoop to doing a basic and random photo essay.

The photos, which don't included everyone on the show, are tagged and as mentioned they’re in no particular order. You’ll just have to tune in to hear when I play some of the below artists. I may mention a bit or two about them as well.

A World Music Picnic

I'm in a bit of a pickle for this week's World Music Show (5/28). You see, it's a holiday weekend, which brings to mind summer, picnics and the like. But to wrap a theme around these images, especially a "World Music" theme is no picnic. In fact, after careful consideration, I think it's best to remember that it's all about the music. And that on this particular holiday, the two driving forces I'm dealing with don't match.

A Different Spin-Again

It's time to pack your bags because on this week's World Music Show (5/7/16), we're going to head to the mythical place known as Bongolia. This means that if you spin around your old school globe or do a quick Google Map search that you won't find it. However, if you were to check out our special musical map, then you'd be able to pinpoint where the sounds of Bongolia hail from.

Mixin' it Up

It'll be a mix of Fado, Mourna and classic Brazilian tunes on this week's World Music Show (4/30). Plus, we'll also take some Asian and African travels to uncover some unique beats. Also thrown in for good measure will be some Garifuna tunes as well as some Malian soul music. And we'll get to the bottom of just what a Snarky Puppy is. The World Music Show is going to try and go beyond the Snarky this week, so read on if you dare.

Hop Aboard

There's plenty of room for you to hop aboard the mobile musical camel on this week's World Music Show (4/23). From some really great desert music by one of the best rated guitarists in the world, to some classic Juju tunes as well as some lost and found Cuban music, this week's show should have something for everyone, whether you like to ride camels or not.

Have a Seat

Look. I know it's been sort of a rough week for you, so why don't you have a seat? Sit a spell and hear the tale of what's going on for this week's World Music Show (4/16). Because I guarantee that after you peruse what's in store, you'll look forward to Saturday night and leave the show feeling happier and even more well-adjusted (Ok, that could be stretching it.)

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