Words on World Music

Blog archives for July, 2008


Archive for July, 2008

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

We all know that music can have an effect on politics.  How strong an effect is debatable, but when Johnny Clegg and Savuka drew the world’s attention to apartheid in South Africa, the world took notice.  So did the South African government, who banned their songs (that ban has been lifted.) And the film The […]

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

  WOMAD is really hopping at Charlton Park in Wiltshire.  Metro UK has coverage of the event. (Glad to hear Seun Kuti made it, visa troubles looked like jeopardizing his appearance). World Music Central gives us a good summary of the celebration. And the venerable Telegraph newspaper has included a little video.  Congratulations to everyone who […]

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Home is where the heart is and despite earning an engineering degree, an MBA and a plum management position, Sona Mohapatra’s heart just wasn’t in it. The Indian beauty with the ‘ancient voice’ had been balancing the corporate world and her musical passions for years. Then the moment came when, she explains, “the idea of […]

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

SUNDAY, July 27th @ 10pm IN THE SPOTLIGHT with RAI Mainstream music can feel the rhythm of the dhol pounding at its door as bhangra begins to break in North America. Second generation Punjabi artists, growing up in the west have developed just the right formula to bring magic to the mix; fusing the folk […]

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

 Download our podcast this week, or tune in to AM1470 Sunday, July 27, at 4 pm, (Metro Vancouver area) and you’ll hear these great Celtic artists! Click on the band names to go to their websites. Old Blind Dogs Gaelic Storm Ashley MacIsaac Le Vent Du Nord Breabach Aidan O’Rourke Jim Moray Sultans of String Moving Cloud […]