Odds and Ends… July notes

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

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