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Led by 33rd generation Ivorian musician Adama Dembele, the music of Zansa, a Nouchi slang word from Ivory Coast meaning “combination” or “blend,” is a synthesis of traditional and modern styles of West Africa. The 5-piece band, based out of Asheville, visits Studio B this Friday in advance of a CD release show in Asheville on the 7th.
Singer/songwriter Bonnie Whitmore covers the sweet side of the ruinous heartbreak side of country music pretty well; think dark tales sung by someone between Neko Case and Mary Chapin Carpenter. She joins Joe Kendrick for an interview on her way to a Greenville show Monday night and Knoxville Tuesday.
We'll try to start saying farewell to summer on Monday night with a trip to the tropical Cape Verde Islands. One woman is responsible for bringing this island nation's rich musical tradition to the world: Cesaria Evora (8/27/41-12/17/11). Her Cape Verdean mornas and Portuguese fados, blended with West African percussion, Brazilian modhinas, and British sea shanties, were among the most captivating and beautiful of world music sounds. No passport needed as we sail to Cape Verde with her 1992 album.
One of our favorite more unusual collaborations is the piano of Bruce Hornsby and the hard-drivin' bluegrass of Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder. They're back with a live album, released this past week. It's our Peak of the Week Thursday night.
The Foundation Performing Arts Center announces its 2013-2014 season marking the 50th Anniversary of the founding of Isothermal Community College (and the 15th season for The Foundation.) The Foundation's Director Russell Wicker talks about the fun and challenges of finding performers that would represent 50 years of music.
Who doesn't like good food and the good wines that go with it? Pairing regional food with the best wines has been a tradition as far back as the Greeks and Romans, and long before that. The 5th Annual Asheville Wine and Food Festival takes place beginning on Thursday, August 22nd and running through Saturday, August 24th with the GRAND TASTING at the U.S.Cellular Center at 87 Haywood Street in Asheville.