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In between the four songs they played in the “unplugged/acoustic” style (which translates to no drums or amplifiers), we talked about all sorts of things. Such as his performance at last year’s Lockin’ Festival (in which he got to see Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead perform); about the songs on his forthcoming unnamed album and when it will be released (*stay tuned); and about his trips to Kenya to help the Makindu Children’s Program.

He and his band will be playing at the Broadberry in downtown Richmond on Saturday, February 16th. It’s the last show of his Mighty Marley Celebration. And if you can’t guess, it’s a celebration about the life of Bob Marley, who would’ve turned 74 this month.

So besides hearing some of his new music, we’ll also check out a great, acoustic cover of Marley’s “Soul Shakedown.”

In honor of that, we’ll finish the hour with our own tribute to Bob Marley by playing a remix version of “Soul Shakedown,” and “Rainbow Country” and a cover of “War/No More Trouble” by Playing for Change, and an early Marley song, “Kinky Reggae.”

 

 

For the second hour, we’ll have a few other celebrations. Earlier this week, it was apparently “International Clash Day.” Which means it was a day to celebrate the iconic Punk band The Clash. Now, in case you didn’t know, The Clash was adept at also playing songs with Reggae, Dub and Ska beats, which is how they’ll fit into the World Music Show.

Other commemorations will be for Salif Keita, who just put out his last and final CD called “Un Autre Blanc.” He’s known as the Golden Voice of Africa but he’s also a master guitar player too. And in a remembrance I’ll play a track from the late guitarist and Zimbabwean musician Oliver Mtukudzi.

In way to tie up a pretty bow, I’ll have another dose of Reggae music from the likes of Black Uhuru, Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers and Peter Tosh. Plus, I’ll feature two tracks from the desert blues band Tinariwen. They appear in their own song and as back up hand clappers in a song by Yusef (who is better known as Cat Stevens).

Of course, other surprises and celebrations will be heard. But you’ll have to tune into for that. The World Music Show airs on WCVE Music 93.1 or 107.3FM locally. Or stream the show via this website. Live streaming track listings will magically appear here as well. Follow me on Twitter @wcveworldmusic and on Facebook at The World Music Show on WCVE.