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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.

Viva la Africa

Sure, that title is a mixed up metaphor. But I could think of no better nod to the great chunk of tunes we'll hear on this week's World Music Show (10/25). And, as the headline suggests, a good portion of the show will be dedicated to music from different parts of Africa.

If Pictures Could Sing

If you could only look at these pictures and trust that what's lined up on the virtual turntable for this week's World Music Show (10/18), will be songs by some of greatest World Music musicians, as well as upcoming artists, ever assembled in a two-hour chunk. But alas, you'll have to trust my song selecting abilities (and not the fact that I just used the word "alas" in a sentence). And within this week's blog, I'll try my best to convey why you should join me for this week's show. 

Reason #1--Hour 1:

Hey You! Don't Fear Music!

There's the old adage "There's nothing to fear but fear itself," coined by FDR. And while that, of course, could apply to all sorts of things today, could that include music? If there are things outside of our normal realms that we don't quite "get," should music--especially World Music--be lumped into that summation? On this week's World Music Show (10/11), we'll attempt to break down some of the barriers that may be blocking those who may indeed fear new and different music.

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