I thought the best way to celebrate would be to revisit some of the most unusual and fun sounds we’ve experienced over this last 2+1/2 years, along with some of the new artists we’ve learned about together. I’m thinking of the outrageous Moroccan group Les Boukakes; from Belize, Umalali and Andy Palacio; India’s slide guitar master Debashish Bhattacharya; the desert nomads Tinariwen; and national styles like fado, cumbia, bhangra, bachata, compàs, and qawwali. For starters.
World of Music is a Ben Franklin-brandishing, round 100, centennial mix of blues, jazz, poetry, and world music every Monday from 3-5pm ET on the Radiator. Online, or at 105.9FM if you’re listening in Burlington, VT.
Stop by for the birthday party!