Words on World Music

Blog archives for January, 2009

Archive for January, 2009

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

You know those times when you just can’t get anything started?  When everything you do just feels like you’re trying to push a rope?  January was one of those times for me.  Maybe it was because Mercury was retrograde, maybe it’s because that new presidential guy just made it seem like everything was possible and […]

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Oh sure, Canada can achieve some kind of governmental excitement — in our own quiet way. Take a break from parliamentary problems — relax with an hour of world music.  This week worldbeatcanada radio brings you the best! Find it at the iTunes store and our podcast page at worldbeatcanada.com Tune in and discover the […]

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

OK, this is a bit late for people who are actually within the sound of the BBC broadcast, but this global time shift thing takes a little getting used to. Here’s some info we received from Eccodek: Please join Eccodek on the venerable BBC network this Sunday, January 25th when we are featured on Pathaan’s […]

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

I know I’ve whined about it before, but this stretch between New Year’s and Spring really seems like the longest part of the year — even though Spring comes early to Vancouver. If you are a fan of winter sport you can enjoy the local mountains and rinks.  My idea of sport at this time […]

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

The Toronto Star tells us that the new Royal Conservatory of Music chief programmer is interested in bringing new sounds to those hallowed halls. Mervon Mehta (yup, he’s related) says That means a mix of world music, jazz, roots and pop as well as classical. “The mandate is to bring the best musicians, the best […]