Musical Spaghetti | Community Idea Stations


Musical Spaghetti

Sometimes you just need to throw things against the wall. Whether it’s because of the weather or the news or whatever is on your plate, sometimes it just feels good (as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone or anything). So on this week’s World Music Show (9/29) I’m going to do just that--musically and metaphorically speaking of course.

What does this mean for you? Well, it means that overall, there’s no underlying theme and that each chunk of music may be a mixed up jumble of genres. However, I do of course have “the list” of what’s well, on the playlist.

And to keep you guessing as to when these will be played, they’ll be in no particular order. I will however, try to create some similarities.

Powerful Women

I do see a thread of some powerful women musicians in this week’s line up. We’ll hear another great track from Angelique Kidjo’s take on the Talking Heads Remain in Light cover. Added to that we’ll also hear from Anoushka Shankar, Imelda May, Jessica Hernandez, and Juana Molina.

Another group of powerful female musicians will include tracks from Ladama, the all-female band filled with members from all over Latin America. They are not only musicians but are also activists and do community outreach while on tour. They gather women-owned businesses and educational groups before their shows and have a sort of block party of information.



Other outspoken women in world music include activist Maya Jupiter, Nina Miranda, Leni Stern and Meklit. All these musicians strive to sing about social causes and things that matter to them.

In Other News…

Fun will be had with tracks from the Brazilian band Forro in the Dark doing a Ska song; The Atomic Bomb Band saluting Highlife musician William Oneyebear and the Latin bands Diamente Electrico; La Vida Boheme and Mexrrissey, who do a great cover of the Morrissey song “The Last of the Gang to Die.”



Sticking to the Wall

We’ll groove to some Afrobeat from Femm Nameless, I Speak Fula and Kokolo. They’ll also be a smidgen of French music featuring a couple of Serge Gainsbourg and a two cover songs of his done by Portishead, as well Marianne Faithfull and Sly & Robbie.

And for good measure, I’ll throw in songs from Piers Faccini, Ziggy Marley and the bands Pizzicato Five, Thornato and Cornershop doing a cover of the Archies “Sugar Sugar.”

So if digesting musical spaghetti appeals to you, then tune into the World Music Show Saturday night starting at 8pm on WCVE Music. Either stream it via this website, or go to 93.1 or 107.3FM to tune in. Also get track listings via this site and follow me on Twitter @wcveworldmusic and on Facebook at The World Music Show on WCVE.