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Out of Africa

It's time to get out of Africa for this week's World Music Show (4/9). Wait, what I mean is, it's time to get some superior sounds out of the African continent, at least in the first hour of the show. From the wonderful strings of Ali Farka Toure, Toumani Diabate, and Tinariwen to the powerful vocal chords of Angelique Kidjo, we'll be taking a mini-sound tour of some different parts of the Africa.

Don't Fret About It

It's all in the numbers for this week's World Music Show (4/2). On the spreadsheet will be some new music from Anoushka Shankar, Karsh Kale and Daniela Mercury. Plus, we'll hear some street music out of South Africa and Ghana to total up the columns. But these are just the side notes to a show that will be full with all sort of beats.

Let's get Cooking!

We'll be cooking up a storm on this week's World Music Show (3/26), from some fiery Latin Rock N' Roll guitar music from the Ecuadorian/New York guitarist Eljuri to some burning New York Salsa tracks from Los Hacheros, it'll be a gumbo of pumped up sounds. Plus, we'll hear part two of the program within a program called "A Different Spin." And we'll take a drive using a roadmap by Complicated Animals as well as hear some beautiful harmonies from the Georgian singers Trio Mandili.

Time to Boogie!

It's time to get your dancing shoes dusted off for this week's World Music Show (3/19). I'll layout some revved up Rumba, Mambo & Cha-Cha-Cha tunes as well as some Flamenco tracks that will be sure to get your feet moving. Plus, we'll take a spin around the new CD from the Ugandan artist Kinobe and the live CD from the Brazilian singer Ceu. And to get your feet grooving in a different way, we'll go back in time a few decades to hear some Reggae and Ska music.

A Different Spin

I know. It's just around the corner. That "holiday" known as St. Patrick's Day. And that's right, I gave the holiday some quote marks. I'll get to that in bit. But there's something else on the horizon for this week's World Music Show (3/12). And I'll get to that too in greater detail down below. But for those who require a quickie, or who want a just the facts, well then, here you go.

Take a Walk into Cool

On this week's World Music Show (3/25), we're going to take a walk into the land of cool by looking at the alternative side of Latin music, as well as hear new releases from the über cool Karsh Kale and we'll pull down some covers on some great rock songs as well as head to Cyprus to check out those cool looking fellows pictured above, who are Monsieur Doumani.

Here Comes the Beat

That's right. Here comes the beat, along with Ska, harmonies and some desert guitar music. In fact, this week's World Music Show (2/20) could be titled or sub-titled: Beats, Ska & Harmonies (as a reference to the Rap band with a similar name).

But this is just the tip of the drumstick my friends.

It's Time to Line Up for World Music!

On the turntable (and I use that term figuratively) for this week's World Music Show (2/13), will be some new Brazilian music from a singer who's sold more than 20 million albums worldwide and who's the best female performer in that country with the most #1 hits. Plus, she's also virtually vinyl. Plus, get ready for a mini-salute to the Mexican band Cafe Tacuba, the band who's singer could be channeling Tom Waits.

Harmony

Harmony. Harmony can mean many things. From the obvious meaning in music to the slightly obscure or obtuse one in terms of cohesiveness, harmony is nice solid word. On this weeks World Music Show (2/6), I'll attempt the almost impossible: To stay harmonious throughout the two-hour broadcast.

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