Trying to catch up on things happening musically. A few items that caught my eye (or ear):
Hugh’s Room Fall Sale
This is the last week to save money on some of Hugh’s shows September through November by Jul 31, and get coupons for $10 (3 shows), $20 (4 shows), or $30 (5 shows). Some of these are close to selling out already.
Free online course: “Listening to World Music”
Really.. from the University of Pennsylvania. A seven week course, involving 5-7 hours per week, it started July 23. Details and enrollment here:https://www.coursera.org/course/worldmusic
African music, African food
While much of this website covers African music, here’s an item about local African food. Some of you may know Patience Chirisa who has promoted various Zimbabwean musicians in the past, including Oliver Mtukudzi. Outside music, she’s a chef who promotes African food, and now hosts the Rogers TV show, Wine Dine Africa
It’s broadcast in various areas in the 905 area, but not yet in Toronto. Or check her website for a taste of Africa: http://www.winedineafrica.com
Catch some eclectic sounds online
Caught this on Twitter, courtesy of @CBCWorldMusic)
who described it as “some wild listening”.
Bill Bragin’s Maximalist Mixtape on-demand for a limited time. Listen here