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Protest Songs From Around The World

Like peanut butter & jelly, the themes for this week’s World Music Show (10/21) go together rather well. Ok, the themes of “New Music” and “Protest Songs,” is nothing like one of my favorite sandwich combinations. It was a long shot at best, but that shouldn’t deter you from checking out this week’s stellar line-up.

For the newness, we’ll be checking out a handful of never-before-heard bands (on this show at least), to some new tracks from some of the new bands that we’ve been featuring lately.

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.

Keynotes of a World Musical Nature

I’ll get right to the point for this week’s World Music Show (9/30). I’ve got a few worthwhile things going on. From a musical nod to storm and earthquake ravaged Puerto Rico and Mexico, to some new music, it’ll be a shame to miss.

There’s been a ton of natural disasters going on lately, which seems overwhelming to fathom (especially for those directly involved). But what can we do (besides of course donate much needed money, supplies and attention) to ease the trauma of such events?

What's Happening!

Be forewarned—I’m going to date myself. And it’s not the first time. It’s all about What’s Happening. And no, not the “Hey, Hey, Hey, What’s Happening” from the classic TV show with Rerun and the gang, though that’s what I thought of when I came up with this title (hence, the dating myself). But for this week’s World Music Show (9/2), we’re going to find out What’s Happening!

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