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Monday, November 20, 2006

Free form show- featuring Hip hop tracks from all over the map


Tuesday, November 14, 2006

ATERCIOPELADOS interview- Podcast link on Radio4all + another show

Here's last week's show featuring an interview with Andrea Echeverri, lead singer of Aterciopelados (see previous post)

and here's the previous week's show- some lovely ambient "after dark" rhythms and sounds (it was a full moon) and plenty of politically outspoken lyrics (i was all revved up for Election day which was on Nov 7th)

SETLISTS WILL BE ADDED ASAP!!!!! I need to catch up with that-- thanks for your patience.. ENJOY the MUSIC!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Tomorrow Night! a special interview with Andrea Echeverri of Aterciopelados!! on "If Music Could Talk"


Tune in tomorrow evening for an interview with Andrea Echeverri of Aterciopelados- we'll be discussing their new album "Oye" (in stores now, and highly recommended!)
plus two hours of cool music from around the world...
THIS Sunday at 7pm EST!!! (go to HERE tomorrow evening and click "LISTEN")

special thanks to Andrea Echeverri and Héctor Buitrago of Aterciopelados!
also, many thanks to Nacional Records for making this happen!!!!

don't miss it!

also check out Hector's Buitrago's new video: Damaquiel - from his solo Album "Conector" (vocals: Ever Suarez & Martina Camargo)

"If Music Could Talk" Sundays 7-9 PM EST on WRIR 97.3 FM Richmond Independent Radio

(also, big shouts to Bill Lupoletti of "Global A Go Go"-- and Marcelo and Barbara of "El Che Y La Rubia" -who also have awesome weekly shows on WRIR)

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

"World" music in groovy musical/planetary rotation this THURSDAY!!

Fall is here, full moon passin' by, still tallying the numbers on the VOTE here in the US, rainy wet leaves in the gutters... the clocks roll back.... the whole world keeps moving forward..

& 'nuff good music on the way THIS THURSDAY!

want to hear a sample? check out last month here
--->listen to FILE#2!! SOME seriously transcendental global-vibe-mixing complete with DJ rewinds and natural audio imperfections... perfectly groovy
and LIVE at CAFE G Every month!
thanks (ahead of time) for showing up this Thursday !


Friday, November 03, 2006

25th Anniversary * * Festival of India * *

Last weekend was the 25th Anniversary of the Festival of India in Richmond VA. I was barely able to go, given a hectic schedule at WRIR and also, a full time job.. but the hour i spent there reminded me why it's one of my favorite events in Richmond. I have always loved how this Festival combines great food & live music, and brings such a wonderful energizing breath of LIFE to downtown Richmond. Held in one of the largest most cavernous rooms of that behemoth building on Broad Street known as the Richmond Convention Center, it's definitely a euphoric sensory overload. Every year that I've been lucky enough to attend this event, even from when I was young, my love for Indian film, music, and food has grown, and I always have the same reaction.. more PLEASE! Ive always departed, eager to continue to learn about Indian music and culture... Luckily, I have always brought home a few classics from early Bollywood. And at some point, i definitely started buying more Indian groceries from some of these stores, and regularly seeking out restaurants that are represented at the Festival of India. This annual celebration of Indian culture is an open invitation to the Richmond community to experience and appreciate everything that's beautiful about India. With so many inspiring cultural events in Richmond lately, I feel truly Thankful this month.

Pulitzer prize winning photographer speaks at a cool program for young Journalists

Last week, I met Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, Melanie Burford (a native New Zealander and self proclaimed Kiwi) from the Dallas Morning News- She was speaking downtown at the Jefferson Hotel for the VHSL Championship Journalism Workshop awards luncheon that afternoon. Luckily, I was able to attend the event -& to hear her speak and see her photos. This event, and her speech and photography were both incredible and life affirming. Thanks to Lisa Giles (VHSL Championship Journalism Workshop coordinator) for allowing me to attend the event, and giving so much positive encouragement to these kids.. and thanks to Melanie Burford, for sharing her inspiring perspective with all the talented young journalists that day. Its great to see the importance of creativity and world awareness being passed on to the younger generations. And it makes me want to share more of that with people too. See her photography here: (NOTE many of these photos are very hard to look at- very emotional and graphic)
also an interview

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