Words on World Music

Blog archives for the day Monday, September 8th, 2008


Archive for September 8th, 2008

Monday, September 8th, 2008

  The Times of India has a nice background piece on world musician Rupa. It describes how she has given gypsy swing to the Indian ragas. When Rupa sings her favourite song, La Pêcheuse (The Fisherwoman) in French, her voice has a tangy multicultural echo. Currently, Rupa and her band April Fishes are swaying the […]

Monday, September 8th, 2008

With the abundance of great global fusions it’s easy to forget one of world music’s most important roles; to document and  preserve cultural traditions. The Buena Vista Club album and subsequent spin-offs brought that aspect back into sharp focus as did the late Andy Palacio with the Garifuna Collective. Puerto Plata, a great Dominican sonero […]