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To Swoosh or Not to Swoosh

I’m always amazed when big companies do good things. I mean, it’s not like that have to. I’ve been mulling this over lately due to all the talk of about a certain company with a swoosh that started a new ad campaign. I won’t get into that discussion here--my sneakers aren’t fast enough to keep up. But when I was tinkering around with a theme for this week’s World Music Show (9/15) I merged this chatter with what I know about some record labels that are actually out in the world doing good things with sincerity.

Time to Decompress

I’m not sure about you but I could sure use a musical break after this week’s topsy-turvy news cycle. Added to this, was for many, back-to-school and the end of summer goings-on. Phew! So wouldn’t it be nice to unwind with a couple of hours of fantastic world music? I think so. That’s why on this week’s World Music Show (9/8), I’ll attempt to whisk you away with travels to places such as Cuba, Brazil, France and Uganda. Mixed within and without these, will be some new music from a variety of folks.

A New Groove

I’m going to steal that CD title from the good folks at the Putumayo record label to tell the story of this week’s World Music Show (8/25). Because even though their CD is from way back in 2007; and even though I’ll be featuring some songs off it, the title fits nicely as the moniker for the show. As you can most likely guess, we’ll be going back in time a bit to hear some “new grooves,” but we’ll also be checking out some new, new grooves. So for me, it’s the best of many worlds.

Head in the Sand

Ah vacation. What a great time to tune out, or tune in perhaps. On this week’s World Music Show (8/18), I’m continuing my thread from last week of vacation-tinged report. But this edition won’t be filled with beach-beats or wave-inspired tunes. On the other hand, it’ll be crafted with some great Latin tunes of from many corners of this huge genre. And it’ll be dotted with some gems of Afrobeat, some Dutch music and some classic Ska.

Now if you want to dig your head in the sand to get a better sense of what I’ll be playing, then get your shovel ready.

The Epitome of World Music

Sometimes shows just click. For instance on this week’s World Music Show (8/4), many of the artists I’m featuring encompass so many parts of the world with just their style. So, instead of concentrating on particular regions on the show this week, many of the songs will encompass all sorts of worldly styles. What could be better than that?

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