I got a fever! And sadly I’m not talking about the epic Christopher Walken skit on SNL. I’m talking about the World Cup. Though, an image of Christopher Walken playing defender for Germany would be a great image or meme to see. And sadly too, because of the time difference and life itself, I can only catch quick score updates on the FIFA app. So, yes, I’m a bad fan.
It’s going to be a Brazilian love-fest on this week’s World Music Show (5-13). In the first hour, I’ll have an interview with the founder of the band Forro in the Dark. We’ll talk about their new CD as well as some of the great musicians they’ve worked with. Then for the rest of the show, we’ll explore the subcultures of Brazilian music. So either you way you slice it, the Brazilian beats are going to be thick this week, which is by no means a bad thing.
On the turntable (and I use that term figuratively) for this week's World Music Show (2/13), will be some new Brazilian music from a singer who's sold more than 20 million albums worldwide and who's the best female performer in that country with the most #1 hits. Plus, she's also virtually vinyl. Plus, get ready for a mini-salute to the Mexican band Cafe Tacuba, the band who's singer could be channeling Tom Waits.
There's a few things going on for this week's World Music Show (10/31). Sure, they'll be some Halloween-inspired World Music tunes but, to be in the spirit of the day, that's just the tip of the knife or the start of the candy meltdown. The bulk of the show will be a shuffled up mess of songs, in which we jump locales, genres and styles. Plus, added in just for kicks, they'll also be some great cover tunes just to keep the flow going.
What a weird, wooley and wild show I've got lined up for you on this week's World Music Show (4/4). Maybe it's the fact that we just passed one of my favorite non-holidays, April Fools Day. Or perhaps, the reasoning behind this week's line up is that perhaps Spring is finally showing it's springy head. In any event, the tunes, genres, cultures and styles are quite unique.