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Heavy Metal Cumbia?

I love open-ended questions for leads. As in, what do you get when you cross Heavy Metal with Cumbia music? Glad you asked, because on this week’s World Music Show (10/14) you’ll get the answer.

And that answer will come from my interview with the leader of the Oakland, Ca based band called La Misa Negra (who’s name is a reference to a Heavy Metal group—to find out which one, you’ll have to tune in).

Paradise Has No Border

Let’s face it—it’s been a rough week. No getting around it. So hopefully on this week’s World Music Show (10/7) the musical choices will help our tired souls and perhaps lift us up a bit.

In hour one, we’re going to take the mellow/string driven road by hearing new music from the new collaboration featuring Mali’s Trio Da Kali and the long running Kronos Quartet. Their new CD, called “Ladilikan” is like a cross-cultural fertilization, in which both parties bring their A game to the turntable.

Membership Worthy

On this week’s World Music Show (9/23), I have three major reasons that are membership worthy. However, there are a few things that need to be said.

It’s an age-old Public Radio adage. You pay for the things you value—such as magazines, cable connections and coffee. But when it comes to Public Radio, which is available in many distribution outlets, it seems to be a freebie. I mean, you turn it on, or hit the streaming button and there it is—day and day out, whenever you need it.

No Time to Mess Around

I’ve got a basket full of new music to unwrap on this week’s World Music Show (9/9). Ok, wait—that’s a lie. Really, every track on this week’s show was downloaded digitally. Is that redundant? Because when you download something doesn’t that imply “digitally”?

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