Words on World Music

Blog archives for April, 2008


Archive for April, 2008

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Of course the first problem any world musician faces is — how do they pay?  To record? To distribute? To market?  Well, someone has come up with a solution, using the micro-financing model that won a Nobel Prize for Muhammad Yunus.  It’s obvious that the big recording and distribution companies won’t touch unknowns — even […]

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Have you ever had a day when things just seem to go your way?  An unusual event, I must say, but so nice when it happens.  First, we found out that world.beats is nominated for a Leo award!  This gives us the opportunity to schmooze and have a nice dinner and maybe come home with […]

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

THE THREE IRANIAN SOPRANOS    You can’t silence a gifted voice. As Iranian violinist and composer, Mohammed Hassan Asgari puts it, “Music is not a caged bird.” That’s why his children were given the freedom to indulge in their passion for music, though two of his daughters and their friend would eventually be prevented from […]

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

Download our podcast this week, or tune in to AM1470 Sunday, April 20, at 4 pm, (Metro Vancouver area) and you’ll hear these great Celtic artists: Flogging Molly Boiled in Lead The Mahones Blackthorn Billy Bragg and Young Copper Old Blind Dogs Solas Sultans of String The Proclaimers Glenn Graham Willie Nile Dharmakasa

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

Where is the next generation of music lovers coming from?  From the streets, from the schools, from the ……kindergartens?  Why not? Parents in the Metro Vancouver area have an opportunity — nay, an obligation! to introduce their kids to a great music experience.  Some of the top world music performers in Vancouver (perhaps the world) […]