Not Your Average Run of the Mill Blog
In looking over this week’s World Music Show playlist (2/4), I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m stumped. That’s right, I’m stymied as to what to hang a hook on. There’s so much goodness for your ears that it’s hard to pick just one thing, just one artist as to give you a reason to tune in. So, let’s break it down so I give you a dozen reasons to listen.
To jump start the show, you’ll hear some stellar Latin music. How good? Well, we’ll start with a song from The Buena Vista Social Club, and follow that with a track from Dan Zanes & friends, as well as a song from the great Desi Arnaz.
For a special request, for John Porter (co-host of the WCVE Program Time for the Blues), I’ll play a couple of songs by Johnny Clegg & Savuka. I’ll follow that with some Soweto Street Music and a song by Sam Mangwana.
And like most of World Music Shows, we’ll transition to another style of music. In another set you’ll hear some tunes by Pepe & The Bottle Blondes and Eliane Elias. And something you want to stay tuned for is a cover of a Joni Mitchell song by Caetano Veloso.
In hour two of this week’s show, you’ll hear some new music from Ziggy Marley and the Saharan guitarist Bombino. And mixed throughout this hour, you’ll hear some music that at first listen, you may not associate as being “world music.” But if you listen closely, you’ll come to the conclusion that there are indeed elements of world beats infused inside these songs, by bands like: Talking Heads, The English Beat and Bjork. Plus, I’ll play a unique song by an 80’s band who were known more for their artsy, catching pop/new wave tunes then for playing any type of World Music. But the band XTC did do one song that I think could fall into the guidelines of the show.
So, perhaps after all I’m not so stymied afterall. The World Music Show aires Saturday nights at 10:00 p.m. on WCVE Public Radio. You can follow me on Twitter, @wcveworldmusic