Words on World Music

Blog archives for the day Friday, February 6th, 2009


Archive for February 6th, 2009

Friday, February 6th, 2009

You may know him as an actor, an author, a comedian.  But he’s also a virtuoso bluegrass banjo player!  Steve Martin has recently released an album of original songs, “The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo.” From this story in the New York Times, we learn Now Mr. Martin is once again in the […]

Friday, February 6th, 2009

Seems that I’m not the only one with Toumani Diabate on my iPod.  According to this story from Reuters, the new president is also digging the Mali musician. President Barack Obama, no less, recommended “Kulanjan” — his 1999 recording with Taj Mahal — in a survey for the Borders book chain. Another reason I am […]

Friday, February 6th, 2009

From Melanie Copple at Beggars Group Canada we get the breaking news that The RIAA just announced this morning that M.I.A. will be performing at this years Grammy Awards which take place this Sunday February 8th on her due date! Adele will also be performing Chasing Pavements at the awards. Hmmmmmm.  Maybe she’ll name the […]