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Running on World Music

Ok legs, let's go. We've got many miles to cover. On this week's World Music Show (11/14), we're trying to cram too much stuff into one theme or idea. First up, there's the show happening this week, which has it's own playlist. And if you can't tell, the theme is about running (more on that in a moment). And second, there's a brand new function or "thing" that we've created for you to enjoy (if you're a runner or even if you're not) which is also dedicated to running (more on that later).

A Little Down Time

Perhaps it's the impending holidays or I guess you can say that we've now jumped off the high dive and are hurtling toward the watery abyss of holiday madness below. Halloween? Done! Thanksgiving? Just up ahead. You can see where I'm going with this. So, on this week's World Music Show (11/7), I'm going to help you slow down a bit. Because if we don't take a few moments to just take a breath, then before you know it, it'll be a new year and a new set of holidays.

Don't be Scared, It's Only World Music

There's a few things going on for this week's World Music Show (10/31). Sure, they'll be some Halloween-inspired World Music tunes but, to be in the spirit of the day, that's just the tip of the knife or the start of the candy meltdown. The bulk of the show will be a shuffled up mess of songs, in which we jump locales, genres and styles. Plus, added in just for kicks, they'll also be some great cover tunes just to keep the flow going.

Roustabout

In trying to come up with a title for this week's World Music Show (10/24) I landed on the above word "Roustabout." When double checking the meaning, one of the definitions is "Circus Laborer," which pretty much sums up this week's show. On the one hand, when I cull together tracks for a two-hour show dedicated to World Music, I often feel like a ringmaster--you know, coordinating various animals of music and fitting them into an entertaining show.

Spanning the Globe

Ok, I have to give a nod to the the title of this week's World Music Show (10/17). If you're of a certain generation or generations, then you may recognize that snippet. And if you don't recall where it's from, don't worry--I'll reveal it later on because there are more pressing things to uncover, such as a brief overview of what to expect on the show this week.

Dropping the Musical Anchor

It won't be complicated for this week's World Music Show (10/10). We'll drop our musical anchor in places like the Dominican Republic, Dakar, France, India and even in the U.S. Plus, within those locales, we'll even dip back in time to hear some psychedelic Funk as well as some early Bollywood dance tunes.

Just the Highlights

Listen--it's been one of those weeks. You know, not enough time...rain, work, music, life, etc. But, I don't want to skip out on letting you know about this week's World Music Show (10/3). However, I'm just going to bounce in and around the highlights. I will however, give you this tasty little synopsis of what to expect.

The Future is Now

Yes, the future is now. And that future involves you becoming a member of WCVE during our Fall Membership Campaign. Usually for the weekly blog of The World Music Show (this week, 9/19), I create a well-crafted, supurbly written electronic tome about what's coming up on the show. However, for this week's blog, I'll just stick to the basics--but, for your enjoyment, I will include some pictures and along with some hearty pleas for you to become a member.

I've Been to the Desert...

Ok, before you dig deep into your memory bank to finish the quote to the headline (which is a song reference, by the way) for this week's World Music Show (9/12), I want you to know that in no way will that song show up on this week's show (not that it's a bad song, it's just not appropriate). Instead, this week's show will be a bit of everything. It could be desert blues mixed with Brazilian Timbalada. Or it could be Asian Beat mixed with Ska.

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