Words on World Music

Blog archives for January, 2008

Archive for January, 2008

Saturday, January 19th, 2008

World music moves in cycles according to geographical origins of interest, albeit at glacial speeds. But, if you persist long enough in this biz, you do get a sense of movement and trends. I remember at the beginning of this century detecting a wave of new sounds coming from the Balkans and I think my […]

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

Alexis Puentes (a.k.a. Alex Cuba) is a super-talented artist, one half of the Puentes Brothers, and, we’re proud to say, a good bud of ours. Last summer we caught him at the Harrison Festival of the Arts and he was terrific.  Now, good news about his latest release. “Amor Infinito”, the lead-off track from Alex […]

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

I came across a great blog  by Megan Romer.  I’ve added it to the blogroll because a) she knows her stuff, and b) I like her writing style. And c) there’s not enough information out there on World Music.  One thing Megan got me thinking about, in her post on Zydeco and Cajun nominees for […]

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

Although I complain about radio in Vancouver quite a bit, it turns out that it’s not like the weather – that is, even though everyone talks about it you can actually do something about it. For instance, right now there are several companies who have applied to the CRTC for a frequency here in Metro […]

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

For all of us labouring (with love) in the world music industry, one question keeps coming up – How can we get the “Mainstream” audiences interested in world music?  What is going to wake them up and shake them up to the reality of a whole “world” of music?  We can’t rely on traditional mainstream […]