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World Music Show

World Music Show

The World Music Show with Ian Stewart
Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.
The World Music Show skips around the continents in search of modern (and classic) beats with the hopes of bringing the world closer together. Ian Stewart delves into styles such as Bossa Nova, Reggae, Afro-beat and Japanese pop, and explores regions or countries, such as Brazil, France and Asia to hear the sub-texts offered up from these areas. Plus, the show always showcases local (and American-style) World Music. The motto of The World Music Show is “Don’t Fear Music.” On Twitter @wcveworldmusic.

Locals Only

As a surfer/skater kid who grew up in Southern California, I used to see that sign quite a lot when I would travel from my Valley home to surf spots along various parts of the Pacific Coast Highway. However, before you think I've changed format, this week's World Music Show (3/21), has nothing to do with California, or surf music. Instead, it has a lot to do with local World Music. Wait, you say, there's World Music here in RVA? Yes, yes there is. And we'll explore as much as we can--at least for the first hour.

Hmmm, What's This World Music All About?

Suppose you're new to this genre called "World Music." Or perhaps you're a seasoned listener. Or maybe you're listening tastes fall somewhere in between. Either way, I want to say this: don't fear music. Because whether you're a newbie or a grizzled veteran of global music, this week's World Music Show (3/14) has something for everyone. It's two hours of beats from around the world, sprinkled with bits of background as well some (hopefully) humor.

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