A native of Roanoke of European and Lebanese descent, bandleader Christina Marie Gleixner, writes her songs in Turkish and considers Turkey to be her second home.
David Dominique is a multi-faceted musician with advanced degrees in composition and theory and a background in indie rock, jazz, ska, and experimental improv. Based in Richmond and employed as an Assistant Professor of Music at William and Mary, Dominique maintains strong ties to the LA creative music scene. In this segment, he talks about his creative process and there are excerpts of several compositions from his recent album "Mask."
Three years ago, twin Virginia sisters Sarah and Savannah Church were primarily an acoustic bluegrass and gospel ensemble, but since then they’ve gotten married, they’ve caught the ear of Taylor Swift’s Big Machine Label Group and have released an album that leans more toward country, called A Night At The Opry.
Based here in Richmond, the group named Miramar led by Puerto Rican singer Rei Alvarez wanted his bolero ensemble to reflect the simple poetry of everyday life and provide a romantic snapshot of a place both near and far away from home.
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.