On this week’s World Music Show (10/1), we’ll create a travelogue of musical souvenirs, with highlights in alternative Portuguese tunes, as well as some Rock-n-Roll tracks out of Russia. Plus, we’ll hear a melding of African & Brazilian music, as well as some groovy Gypsy songs.
The World Music Show
It’s going to be a little bit of this and a little bit of that on the World Music Show this week (1/19). On what seems to be a semi-regular basis, I pull out the Wheel O’ Fun, an Elvis Costello rip-off or homage really, in order to say I have no theme. And I’m sure this ok, as perhaps only a handful of folks pay attention to the themes I pull out of thin air sometimes as if by magic.
But rest assured, even without a theme, the main gift will be some great world beats, which may actually be clumped together in some sort of coherent thread.
We’re barely into the new year and already I want to hide under the covers. Fortunately, the covers I’m talking about are World Music cover songs. So for this week’s World Music Show (1/12) we’ll get the opportunity to do just that. And, added to this theme, I’ll mix in some specific tunes that reference the 80s (as in the 1980s). It’ll be a beautiful mash-up.