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Street Music Rules

When I lived in Santa Barbara there was this musician named Mason B. Mason who played pretty much everyday on State Street. Everyone knew him and most locals would stop to listen and throw a few bucks into his open guitar case. Mason B. Mason never made it big, but he had a big impact on everyone who walked by. It’s in this vein that many of the songs on this week’s World Music Show (11/17) are all about--that immediate connection.

Not a Ghost Town

When pulling tracks together for this week’s World Music Show (10/27) I usually go and grab The Specials “Ghost Town.” I do this because it’s an easy, fun little tie in to Halloween. Sure, from the outside, it’s an obvious pick.

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.

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?

A Tale of Two Femi’s

There’s tale of two cities, The Handmaid’s Tale, and the classic Shark Tales. But on this week’s World Music Show (2/24) we have a Tale of Two Femi’s.

We’ll hear from two masters of African music from two styles that are somewhat similar. And, both of these will have uplifting messages. Plus, we’ll be spinning the World Music Wheel O’ Fun!

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