It’s going to BIG, BOLD and BEAUTIFUL sounds pouring out of your speakers on this week’s World Music Show (4/14). That’s right, tons O’ fun for your ears this week. But let me break it down to the just the nitty gritty.
In the land of Afrobeat & Highlife (because that’s a great place to start), we’ll hear from Chicago Afrobeat Project, Chopteeth, William Onyeabor, The Atomic Bomb Band and Kyeremateng Atwede & his Kyeremateng Stars. These will all be spread out since I don’t want to crowd your head with too many high caliber beats at once.
From the arena of funky Latin music, we’ll check out some Afro-Cuban music from Battle of Santiago, some Timbalada drums from Carlinhos Brown, some Cumbia from La Misa Negra and some creative sound from the Mexican Institute of Sound. And we’ll go classic with tracks from the big congas of Desi Arnaz and the unusual big orchestrations from Esquival.
From Japan, we’ll have a trifecta of big beats from Pizzicato Five, Shonen Knife and Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra. Then, heading East or to the Middle East, we’ll check out sounds from the amazing Omar Souleyman and Karsh Kale.
Finally, inserted throughout the show will be some new music from Monsieur Doumani and Ziggy Marley, as well as some calm music from Piers Faccini and Alex Cuba.
In order to enjoy this week’s show, you’ll need to turn up the volume on whatever magical listening device you happen to hear the show on. The World Music Show airs Saturday nights from 8-10pm on the Community Idea Stations, 88.9FM, 107.3 and 93.1 or you can stream it via this website. Also on this website you’ll find track listings for the show. Follow the show on Twitter @wcveworldmusic and on Facebook at The World Music Show on WCVE.