Words on World Music

Blog archives for March, 2008

Archive for March, 2008

Monday, March 31st, 2008

“We have it; the smoking gun, the evidence, the potential weapon of mass destruction we have been looking for as our pretext of invading Iraq. There’s just one problem – it’s in North Korea.“ Jon Stewart – US comedian Celt In A Twist: New York’s contemporary Irish experience, Black 47 have long recognized music’s capacity […]

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

Pacifika are taking their music to the next level, doing Vancouver ’s world music community proud in the process. The trio of Silvana Kane, Adam Popowitz and Toby Peter has signed with the ground-breaking worldbeat label, Six Degrees to release their latest album, Asuncion, world- wide! While they’re paused on the brink of future possibilities, […]

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

Download our podcast this week, or tune in to AM1470 Sunday, March 30, at 4 pm, (Metro Vancouver area) and you’ll hear our Top Ten for March with these great Celtic artists: Boiled in Lead Mozaik Great Big Sea Sultans of String The Elders Old Blind Dogs Mark Knopfler The Spirit of Eden Young Dubliners Oliver Schroer And an […]

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

Billy Bragg wrote an editorial  for the New York Times about the proliferation of websites using songs to lure eyes and ears to MySpace and now Bebo.com.  Of course, website advertising works the way every other form of advertising does – you attract viewers or listeners to your site (or newspaper, or television program), and […]

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

What keeps world music a step ahead is the dialogue it encourages across barriers of language and culture. It leads to innovation and collaboration and … in some instances, to lasting friendships. Compadres are two brothers from different mothers; both exceptional guitarists, united by a unique fusion of Celtic roots and Latino flamenco which they’ve […]