For those of you who love to travel around the world, explore AND love music, this article is perfect for you! If you haven’t had the chance to plan a vacation yet, this might give you some great ideas. The article has a slideshow of 10 live music venues that are very original. It includes locations from Rome to West Hollywood to England. The venues range from old churches, venues who’s history includes rock legends and the list even includes the gardens of a psychiatric hospital. Go ahead and read the article and start planing your next round-the-world vacation!
Looks like today is turning into a pretty nice day after all…good thing i pulled out the tall rain boots, rain jacket and umbrella! ha. Well anyway, since the weekend is off to a great start I might as well make it even better by telling you all that tickets for non-members for our Fall 2013 shows go on sale MONDAY (6/17). So pick the shows you want to watch and buy some tickets! Go to www.worldmusic.org to get your tickets and find out more information on the shows or call us at 617.876.4275
I thought I’d start this Wednesday off with a video! Maybe I can start a theme day called Watch This Wednesday, what do you guys think?
Well, this is a great video of The Pedrito Martinez Group performing their song “Memorias” at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (Austin, TX). The video gives you a little taste of the group’s saucy music that just makes you want to dance! If you decide you like them, come out and watch it’s show on Saturday, October 19 at Johnny D’s. This show will be the group’s BOSTON DEBUT, so obviously you can’t miss it! Check out more information on the show here and watch more of their videos here.
June will be over before you know it, so you don’t want to miss out on our last two shows this month! On June 22 we are presenting Amadou & Mariam with Crossroads Presents at the Paradise Rock Club. I have included a video above of their official music video for their song “Africa mon Afrique.” This couple is sure to bring an unforgettable show filled with bluesy guitar bits, contagious melodies and their strong voices. The very next day (June 23) Caravan Palace will be performing at Brighton Music Hall (you can check out a video of them here). This group will have you on your feet dancing to their tunes in no time.
Be sure to grab your tickets to one or both of the shows! For more information visit our website at: www.worldmusic.org.
If you didn’t know, today is NATIONAL DONUT DAY (or doughnut, whichever spelling you prefer). And what do donuts and music have in common (besides records & CDs being the same shape as donuts, oh lala)? Well you can turn to both when you’re having a terrible day and need cheering up, you can turn to both when you are celebrating and you can turn to both just because! So go out and grab some donuts, listen to your favorite playlist and try not to let this rainy Boston weather ruin your day.
So you like world music, right? Do you like Mick Jagger? Well, if you answered yes to both these questions then the article I attached is perfect for you! In the article featured on The Telegraph, Jagger discusses his favorite world music artists and it also includes some of his favorite songs at the end. Take a look, make a new playlist and maybe you’ll have the moves like Jagger (ha ha, get it).
As you all start to wind down for the day, take a look at this article from the Boston Herald featuring tomorrow night’s Coeur de Pirate show and the Paradise Rock Club! The show is tomorrow night (6/6/13) at 8pm. As the article suggests, the show would be perfect for a date night with the artists whimsical, indie sound. So grab a date or just some friends and go see the show! For more information click here.
Even though this isn’t World Music/CRASHarts related, it’s summer time and everyone enjoys a delicious smoothie during the summer! Therefore, I thought I’d share these seven smoothie recipes with you all. Go on and get your smoothie on, girl. (Can anyone guess the song?)
Man oh man, today is an exciting day! Our Fall 2013 season has been released and it includes a vast variety of artists! The season truly brings Boston performances from far and near corners of the globe with artists from Japan, India, Mali, Ireland, France, Uruguay and more. There will be dancing, singing and a handful of different instruments throughout the performances. Performances include singer-songwriter Ben Solle, the Joshua Redman Quartet, Celtic Fiddle Festival, two Boston premieres from Armitage Gone! Dance, Mehliana featuring Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana, French comedian Gad Elmaleh and many more.
This is going to be a season you do not want to miss! Members can start buying tickets TODAY. Tickets go on sale to the general publicon June 17. For more information on how to become a member or to find out more information on the shows in the Fall 2013 schedule, head on over to our website at www.worldmusic.org or call us at 617.876.4275!
I hope everyone enjoyed the sunny weekend and maybe even made it to the beach to get some color! Besides the fact the my allergies where on full blast this weekend, itchy eyes and all, I did enjoy the sunny weather. The sunshine has left us behind this Monday morning but hopefully it comes back soon!
Anyway, I found this audio of Amadou & Mariam. It is a remix of their song “Coulibaly” which feature Akon. It is a great mixture of two different artists and genres. If you haven’t heard it, take a listen! The song is sure to get you ready for the day and may even help you forget that it is cloudy and rainy outside. If you dig the song, you can watch them perform in Boston at the Paradise Rock Club on June 22. Check out more information here.
World Music, a non-profit organization established in 1990, is New England’s premier presenter of global culture, featuring music and dance from the far and near corners of the globe. In 2001, World Music launched CRASHarts as a division of World Music dedicated to presenting a contemporary performing arts series in greater Boston. World Music/CRASHarts strives to offer audiences an opportunity to share in many different cultural and artistic expressions and seeks to foster an atmosphere of discovery and exploration. The organization presents approximately 70 concerts and 15 educational programs per year. For more information, call (617) 876-4275 or visit www.WorldMusic.org