Global A Go-Go: Friday August 19, 5-7 PM presents:
Freedom And Rain, a 1990 collaboration between June Tabor and Oysterband, is in my opinion one of the finest British folk-rock recordings of all time, on par with the best work of Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and Pentangle.
Twenty-one years later (hey, what's the rush?), they've reunited to make a second recording together. Ragged Kingdom comes out in September, and in the meantime we have a single that makes me very bullish on the full album's prospects. You'll hear that single this week on Global A Go-Go. Also this week: no one expects
the Spanish Inquisition mariachi music; at the blues dance; and eskista music from Ethiopia.
With WRIR's Fall '11 Fund Drive coming up soon (September 16-25), I'm pleased to announce that I'll be hosting some fabulous live-in-the-studio performances. Kicking off the fund drive on Friday Sep 16 will be a performance by the University of Richmond's Gamelan Raga Kusuma, playing Balinese gender wayang and belaganjur music. On Friday Sep 23, Richmond's salsa machine Bio Ritmo returns to Global A Go-Go, premiering their brand-new album La Verdad. And I'll be filling in for Charles Williams on The Other Black Music on Sunday Sep 18, where I'll be joined by Hotel X co-founder Tim Harding and his quartet.
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August 19th, 2011
Posted In: Music Shows