Words on World Music

Blog archives for the day Monday, August 18th, 2008

Archive for August 18th, 2008

Monday, August 18th, 2008

There’s nothing like coming home from a vacation to find…..obituaries. Ronnie Drew of The Dubliners passed at age 73. A musician who touched many lives, Drew brought the music of Ireland to its citizens, and its diaspora. Steve Edge of the Rogue Folk Club broke the news to us of the death of Eval Manigat, […]

Monday, August 18th, 2008

The latest recording project from Jamaican roots singer, I Wayne took shape as his response to the message of violence and destruction he was hearing in hip hop and dancehall lyrics. You won’t find all the answers in his ‘Book Of Life’, but the album does play like a kind of ‘owners manual’. The roots […]