Words on World Music

Blog archives for February, 2009


Archive for February, 2009

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

Our producer, Cal Koat, caught up with Ashley MacIsaac — fiddle virtuoso and iconoclast– at his home down east, and spent a little time chatting. I don’t think I’ve ever told you, but Ashley MacIsaac is the main reason I started to love Celtic music, and a performance he gave some years back here in […]

Friday, February 27th, 2009

The worldbeat canada top 30 music chart for February is up at our sister website, worldbeatcanada.com.  Be sure to check it out for the newest and freshest tunes to catch our ears this month.  Plus Worldbeat to Watch For, The Top 5 World Videos, and Top 3 Canadian albums. And drop by the Celt in […]

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

  We’re just about to leave Mardi Gras celebrations and begin preparations for St. Patrick’s Day.  If I used the expression “perfect storm” I would wield it now, in reference to the world music pouring into the streets and the airwaves and the internet. Discover great world music at our new worldbeatcanada radio podcast.  You […]

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Cal has been keeping his ear to the grindstone lately, listening to the great world music albums that come zinging in over the transom. Check out these world music reviews (and sample the tunes) at our website, worldbeatcanada.com: Radio Retaliation – Thievery Corporation Radio Romanista – KAL Big Blue Ball – Various Artists

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

We’ve had a run of fantastic weather here in Vancouver this week.  That’s extra nice for all the visitors to our fantastic city.  This week, in addition to all the other events we have in town, we are playing host to the Northern Voice Personal Blogging and Social Media Conference.  I won’t be attending, but […]