Words on World Music

Blog archives for September, 2008

Archive for September, 2008

Monday, September 29th, 2008

The fine pipers and drum corps of Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC won the top prizes at the recent World Pipe Championships in Glasgow.  The BBC Scotland story is here.  The bad news is that North Americans can’t watch the embedded video. The good news is that you can watch the band in action […]

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

worldbeatcanada radio continues the pursuit of Calcopyrite Communications to expose contemporary global rhythms as an exciting alternative to jukebox radio; opening a window on other cultures and modern innovations, fostering awareness and appreciation.  Each episode features tracks from the very latest releases, reviews, concert updates, and interviews with the artists who make the magic. But […]

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

Download our podcast this week, or tune in to AM1470 Sunday, September 28, at 4 pm, (Metro Vancouver area) and you’ll hear these great Celtic artists! Click on the band names to go to their websites (and maybe buy one of their albums). For the complete top ten, check out our other website. Capercaillie Tiller’s Folly Breabach […]

Friday, September 26th, 2008

The Vancouver International Film Festival is on RIGHT NOW! And there are several films to appeal to the ears as well as the eyes.  I speak particularly of world music films, and they have a passle. Youssou N’Dour, Return to Goree,  Throw Down Your Heart, The Halfmoon Files, The Song of Sparrows, Archeology of Memory, Café […]

Friday, September 26th, 2008

This morning New Yorkers were entertained by world musician Angelique Kidjo, will.i.am, and apl.de.ap, as they sang on the steet together.  It was just a reminder for the world leaders gathering in that city that they had pledged to end world poverty — and they expect them to live up to their promise. Check it […]