Words on World Music

Blog archives for July, 2008

Archive for July, 2008

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

It’s been six years since I attended my one-and-only WOMAD festival in Redmond, Washington. But the memories are still clear about the wonderful time we had there.  It’s really a terrific experience. I loved the way everyone of all ages could sample world music, world food, and even do a little shopping at the importer’s […]

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

We think that world music is something that is exported from Ireland.  Turns out they are just as crazy as the rest of us about world music.  And celebrate it at the Dún Laoghaire Festival of World Cultures, in Dún Laoghaire (outside Dublin).  Along with Tiken, the Festival will feature musical talent from Algeria, Brazil, China, […]

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Those adorable Celtic choristers The Town Pants are at Connolly’s Klub 45  in New York City tonight as part of Irish Rock Fest with Ceann and Ice Cream Flu.  Pray, celt on gentle souls.

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

The Fes Festival of World Sacred Music is making news in Fes Morocco.  Popmatters brings us the whole story. And from the sacred to the, well, not-so-sacred.  The “World Music Award” went to Amr Diab, the biggest star in the Middle East.  To put that award in perspective, Avril Lavigne, Justin Timberlake, and Celine Dion […]

Monday, July 21st, 2008

 Yoav uses every surface of the guitar to blur the lines between acoustic and electronic. Light music was never tolerated in his home in Israel and later, in Cape Town where he grew up. His mother was an opera singer and ‘Classical’ was the only sound heard in the house. So, as a nine year, […]