Words on World Music

Blog archives for December, 2009


Archive for December, 2009

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

  Time to celebrate the holiday season.    Producer Cal Koat has found the merriest, jolliest, most Yule-ish music in the Celtic canon.  Grab your eggnog and enjoy. Listen on the iTunes store for easy download.Or tune in to AM1470 Sunday, December 20, at 4 pm, (Metro Vancouver area) to hear the show on the radio! […]

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Maybe I’m beating a moribund cliche to death, but the cold weather has been on my mind all week. That and the eleventy-seven things I have to get done before Christmas. Luckily this week’s show has enough zippy tunes to keep my feet a’movin’, plus a chat with songstress Chiwoniso. Listen  at the player here, […]

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Cal’s pick of the week from the Savvy Insider newsletter. Ceu. She is a Brazilian songbird. And as Cal Koat discovered her latest effort is a near perfect marriage between vocal talent and production artistry. Cal has been active in Vancouver radio for 28 years. Today he produces a one-of-a-kind video and audio library of […]

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

If you’ve got any cockles to warm up, may we suggest cuddling up to your iPod or computer for the best of contemporary Celtic music. The cold winds will blow and we may have snow (sorry, Ontario, it’s a light frosting compared to yours) but we will keep warm with the hottest music on the […]

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

According to this story in the New York Times, the world music world has lost a great scholar and advocat. Long before the term was bandied about, Mr. Roberts was listening to, seeking out and reporting on what is now called world music. He wrote several seminal books on the subject for a general readership, […]