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Viva la France!

You’re in luck on this week’s World Music Show (1-5) because for the first show of the new year, I was able to interview two members of the fantastic French quartet Paris Combo. This band has been playing their own unique blend of Swing/American Jazz and World-Beat-infused tracks for more than 20 years.

Not All Somber Notes

When pulling together the tracks for this week’s World Music Show (11/3) I usually try to stay away from national news and things. Sometimes some of my themes will touch base on a particular trend or event (like an election).

But with this past week’s killing of 11 senior citizens at the Temple of Life Synagogue in Pittsburg, I thought I’d show some solidarity and respect by playing some songs off a powerful CD called “Yiddish Glory: the lost songs of WWII.”

Hey, Chill Out Man.

Once in awhile it’s a good idea to just chill out. You know, kick your feet up, sip a beverage or two and relax. With that in mind, this week’s World Music Show (10/28) has the perfect soundtrack. Get ready to enter the World Lounge.

That’s right, for pretty much the entire two-hour show, we’ll delve into some groovy, chill-out, lounge-inspired beats that provide a good background to whatever you’re doing this Saturday night.

Some of the highlights from our trip to the World Lounge include many tracks off several Putumayo record label releases, including:

Keynotes of a World Musical Nature

I’ll get right to the point for this week’s World Music Show (9/30). I’ve got a few worthwhile things going on. From a musical nod to storm and earthquake ravaged Puerto Rico and Mexico, to some new music, it’ll be a shame to miss.

There’s been a ton of natural disasters going on lately, which seems overwhelming to fathom (especially for those directly involved). But what can we do (besides of course donate much needed money, supplies and attention) to ease the trauma of such events?

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