Words on World Music

Blog archives for June, 2009


Archive for June, 2009

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

So happy that summer is truly here, butno time to work on our tans — we have been kept hopping!  Last weekend our producer Cal Koat was on stage both days hosting the world beat stage at the Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival.  And for the next week he’ll be MCing some of the […]

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

I was perusing the internet looking for information on some Irish tunes — and say howdy!  I sure found it. This website, irishtune.info,  lists albums and songs, so when you hear a familiar tune, but can’t quite place it (and let’s face it, that kind of thing can lead to insanity!) you can look it […]

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Cal Koat had a chance to chat with Demir Demirkan, who, with partner Sertab Erener, has been creating exciting new music from the Eastern European tradition. Be sure to catch this inciteful interview on this week’s show. Find the worldbeatcanada radio podcast up at the website, here. Or, get the worldbeatcanada radio podcast for free […]

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

It’s the beginning of the festival season here in Vancouver.  This weekend is the Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival with its world beat stage (hosted by our producer, Cal Koat).  Next weekend is the TD Canada Trust Vancouver International Jazz Festival.  Then there’s the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, the Harrison Festival of the Arts, […]

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

This month brings the TD Canada Trust Vancouver International Jazz Festival — and this week we celebrate the festival with a show entirely dedicated to the event!  John Orysik, Media Director of Coastal Jazz and Blues Society is Cal Koat’s special guest, and festival artists present all the music on the show. Find the worldbeatcanada […]