Words on World Music

Blog archives for February, 2008

Archive for February, 2008

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Fidel Castro isn’t the only statesman stepping down.  Apparently Byron Lee might be retiring after a half-century of “revolution”.  Here’s Cal Koat’s review of his newest album, from the worldbeat website.  Byron Lee & The Dragonaires – Essential (VP Records)  Along with his renowned band, The Dragonaires, Byron Lee pioneered the ‘tropical big band’ sound […]

Monday, February 25th, 2008

Last night’s Angelique Kidjo concert was a blast, with this high-energy performer delivering a bright evening of entertainment. Opening act Alex Cuba was also on form and so a good time was had by all. Evening highlight: Seeing Alex Cuba, called back on-stage to take up a guitar for the finale, take instead the bass […]

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

IN THE SPOTLIGHT  with SUKHI GHUMAN from VIBC For nine days every year, the bhangra beat is bigger than ever in the Pacific Northwest. The Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration Society energizes the city with the dhol-driven pulse of this Punjabi dance rhythm. From the authentic to the innovative, bhangra is thoroughly explored and celebrated in all […]

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

Download our podcast this week, or tune in to AM1470 Sunday, February 17, at 4 pm, (Metro Vancouver area) and you’ll hear more music and less malarkey with these great Celtic artists: Eamonn Coyne & Kris Drever Dropkick Murphys Natalie MacMaster McGillicuddys Shooglenifty The Carthys with Transglobal Underground Skyedance Cara (website in German) Heidi Talbot Tune in Next […]

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

February 25th, the CRTC opens a round of hearings in Vancouver to deal with a host of radio, television and other communications-related business that fall under their authority. Most attention however, will be focused on the 13 applicants who are vying for what could be the last FM frequency in the market. It’s funny, because […]