Music 101 for Saturday 17 October 2009
Nick Bollinger reviews Blind Blake - a singer and band leader in the Bahamas from the 30s to the 60s. His music is a strange mix of old island classics, more recent calypso compositions and American ballads.
Hear a sassy Afro-Brazilian session from Minas Gerais musicians Tambolele (pictured above).
Diwali, the Indian festival of light - is happening at the moment. We meet a group of wandering Baul minstrels from Bengal.
Catch up with Editors - purveyors of dark indie rock from Birmingham.
Access All Areas: Future of Music Summit - Can't We All Just Get Along?
USA music, technology, business and government communities gathered recently for the Future of Music Policy Summit.
The conference addressed the biggest question in music today: How to create a legitimate digital marketplace for music.
Trevor Reekie talks to conference attendee Doron G, Technology Director from New York radio station WFMU about the issues facing the American music Industry.
New Zealand Musicians in Berlin
The traditional London OE seems to be "so last decade" for a large group of New Zealand musicians.
Attracted by the rich culture and dirt-cheap rent, several local acts are now calling the German capital home.
And despite not a word of German being spoken among them, the kiwi music mafia is getting its message across…
Music reporter Julie Hill speaks to New Zealand émigrés An Emerald City, the Benka Boradovsky Bordello Band and Ginger Brown - and finds herself at a gig appropriately named 'A Kiwi Invasion'.
Tiny Vipers is the nom de plume of the pixieish Jesy Fortino from Seattle - we trick her into playing a song or two.