Monday, February 9, 2009

Music Traditions in Places of Political Unrest

Hosting Musical Migration, 2-7-2009 (radio show)

My friend and colleague Gypsy Flores asked me to fill in for her on Saturday to do her world music radio show Musical Migrations. The show is now up on the Internet to listen to on demand; see below for locating the link. It will only be available till next Saturday.

I found myself playing music from countries where there's a lot of political unrest and violence, e.g. Madagascar, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, India. The wonderful music from those areas is a poignant contrast. I had a little trouble finding CDs I wanted to play, because that section of the station library has moved around quite a bit since I last did a world music show. Some curious segues resulted.

You can see exactly what was played by referring to the playlist (originally broadcast 2/7/2009).

Player of Valiha, Malagasy Art

Gypsy Flores is the regular host of Musical Migrations on Saturday afternoons, 3-5 (PT).

KUSP Radio is now offering On Demand downloads of its music programs. Peruse the calendar listing, with audio links, of The Shows Available. Click the one for Musical Migrations Saturday afternoon to hear this show.

Each broadcast is available for download until it is replaced by the subsequent week's program.

You can also stream KUSP live of course.

No comments: