Words on World Music

Blog archives for August, 2008


Archive for August, 2008

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Catch encore presentations of world.bEAts until September when channel m becomes Omni and world.bEAts becomes history.    SUNDAY, August 31st @ 10pm IN THE SPOTLIGHT with GREAT BIG SEA Lady Fortune stares blankly from the cover of Great Big Sea’s new album, which is a good thing, because as we all know, she can just […]

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

  Download our podcast this week, or tune in to AM1470 Sunday, August 31, at 4 pm, (Metro Vancouver area) and you’ll hear these great Celtic artists! Click on the band names to go to their websites. Tarras Capercaillie Uzume Taiko The Mahones Aidan O’Rourke Gaelic Storm The Tannahill Weavers Damien Dempsey Willie Nile Taxi Chain The […]

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

Here’s just a brief round-up of what’s happening in the world of world music right now. World fusion group Do’a is no more.  But the Wire has a story on the new boxed set of their undying music. Fave group Solas is playing Washington DC as part of the Planet Arlington World Music Festival.  Their newest […]

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Keep your eyes on Zaki Ibrahim. Her fresh approach to neo soul may just be the future of the style. Her music is the product of growing up between Canada’s west coast and South Africa. “Music held an esteemed position in our household,” she recalls, “because most of it was banned in South Africa during […]

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

XIHA Life is a world-wide social network — an on-line place to meet with your friends and chat and even set up a blog (sounds familiar, right?) but with one major difference — it’s multicultural.  And for multicultural musicians, the news is even better. XIHA Life also announced today XIHA Music, its global distribution channel that […]