Words on World Music

Blog archives for March, 2009


Archive for March, 2009

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Tonight, a friend of mine will be boarding a plane for Miami and the Winter Music Conference.  This is a pilgrimage she makes yearly, and always comes back relaxed and happy. Enjoy yourself, Leanna!  Hasta la vista!

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

I spent the weekend engaging in a little multicultural out-reach program of my own, trying to talk the nice people in India and the Philippines into fixing Cal’s email account so that he could actually (dare I say it) email someone again. Once again it was clear that technology has made the entire planet into […]

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

This week, producer Cal Koat sat down with two members of The Clumsy Lovers, Chris Jonat and Trevor Rogers, to chat about their new album, Make Yourself Known.  Be sure to listen to these charming and talented performers, and hear their new song, Is This My Life, on the Celt in a Twist radio show […]

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Sure, we know that music from around the world can touch us emotionally — that it’s the universal language. Well now Dr Thomas Fritz of the Max-Planck-Institute has proven this to be true.  And it works….both ways. Dr Fritz enlisted members of the Mafa, one of about 250 ethnic groups in Cameroon based in the […]

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Sure we love him to bits — but K’naan is seriously making waves throughout the world. Be sure to listen to the interview with Cal Koat on this week’s worldbeatcanada radio podcast (and hear one of the songs from his new release, Troubadour), and check out this interview with him in the LA Times. Here’s […]