Words on World Music

Blog archives for February, 2008

Archive for February, 2008

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

We were happy to see the profile of local world music guru, Randy Raine-Reusch in Global Rhythms magazine of Feb. 21.  Randy has been a mainstay of the world music community for some time and we’re glad to see him getting this kind of international exposure.

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

It occurred to me that some folks might not realize that Cal reviews CDs every month.  A wealth of these reviews can be found at our other website, but it’s nice to spread the word through this medium, too.  So here is the first of many: Ky-mani Marley – Radio (Vox)  Music is as much about […]

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

It’s so nice when you can have a say in who you want to win an award!  (Ain’t universal sufferage grand?) Mister Bryans has alerted us to the Independent Music Awards, and its world music category .  (Way to keep your finger on the pulse, Billy!)  He recommends Alex Cuba, but I have to say my […]

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

I was sorry to find out that The Chieftains won’t be visiting Vancouver on their current tour.  Right now they are in California (just a short plane ride from here, honest!), then it’s on to the midwest and the east coast. Of course, after touring for 43 years they are entitled to skip a few […]

Monday, February 18th, 2008

Megan Romer tells us (and Variety confirms) that Martin Scorsese will direct a documentary on Bob Marley’s life.  As keen as I am on Martin’s body of work, I’m wondering if he can “helm” this with the kind of sympathy for the material that will be needed. His work on No Direction Home (as producer […]