Words on World Music

Blog archives for August, 2008

Archive for August, 2008

Monday, August 25th, 2008

It’s true …the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. But what do you do if your father is one of the most revered and recognizable guitar players in popular music? Well, take piano lessons of course! Twenty-five year old Salvador Santana certainly inherited a passion for music from his father, Carlos. He studied at […]

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

As part of their release celebration for the new album “What’s the Rumpus?”, Gaelic Storm held a video contest for their fans.  As the Press Release stated: Gaelic Storm would like YOU the FANS to create a video for their song The Night I Punched Russell Crowe off their new CD “Whats the Rumpus?”. One […]

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

Catch encore presentations of world.bEAts until September when channel m becomes Omni and world.bEAts becomes history.  SUNDAY, August 24 @ 10pm IN THE SPOTLIGHT with MAPUMBA    Putumayo Records have spent the last fifteen years introducing fresh ears to the planet-wide possibilities of contemporary music. They’re celebrating this milestone with the release of two new African music […]

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

Download our podcast this week, or tune in to AM1470 Sunday, August 24, at 4 pm, (Metro Vancouver area) and you’ll hear these great Celtic artists! Click on the band names to go to their websites. Gaelic Storm Damien Dempsey Geoffrey Kelly Great Big Sea Julie Fowlis Abigail Washburn Donal Lunny Instinkt Jimmy Rankin Afro Celt Sound […]

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Robbie Burns wrote: “Oh would some power the gift to give us, to see ourselves as others see us.” One of the coolest things about today’s global music is hearing western influences of rock, pop and hip hop through the filter of another culture. Kumi and Naoki met at university in Tokyo and connected immediately. […]