KCRW's Global Gig Guide
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Please join Gemma Dempsey each week as she virtually tours the world in search of interesting festivals and concerts. You may have heard of some of the events that she discovers, while others will be totally new to your ears. Why not make it your guide to global music events - and keep that passport handy - you may be tempted to turn the virtual into reality!
||Festival International de Louisiane, Heineken TransAtlantic Festival, Ether Festival||The Festival International de Louisiane was set up in 1986 to celebrate the French cultural heritage of southern Louisiana and is the larges outdoor FREE francophone event in the US. Taking place April 22-26 the line up boasts over...||4/9/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Organica and Lila Downs, Leonard Cohen and STRP||UCLA Live has some great shows coming up ? April 5 Christoph Bull returns for the 10th Anniversary of Organica. Since 1999 this composer and musician has reinterpreted organ music...||4/2/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Middle East Rocks, Blue Note 7, Glastonbury||The Levantine Centre in Los Angeles describes itself as an oasis of peace as it seeks to build a bridge of knowledge and understanding between western and middle eastern cultures...||3/26/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||SXSW in Austin, Coachella at Indio Palm Springs, V Festival in Australia||KCRW?s SXSW 2009 showcase featured The Boat People & Ida Maria amongst others, & Morning Becomes Eclectic broadcasts live from SXSW with guests Peter, Bjorn & John, PJ Harvey & John Parrish. If you want a break from music...||3/19/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||How Sweet It Is in LA, WMC in Miami, and Snowbombing in Austria!||How Sweet It Is features Kraak & Smaak, Booka Shade and Judge Jules and is produced by Insomniac who curate some of the best dance events in Southern California. It takes place March 21st in San Bernadino where the festival site will be transformed in||3/12/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||GGG goes to LA, NYC and New Zealand!||This week The Global Gig Guide gives you the skinny on Mariza at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Four Tet and friends at the Rose Centre for Earth and Space ? part of New York?s American Natural History Museum, and WOMAD in New Zealand, featurin||3/5/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Global Gig Guide Aussie Special||Gemma Dempsey, Host of the Global Gig Guide interviewed a variety of Australian artists and festival directors to find out about music festivals down under. Check out her conversations as she catches up with new indie bands and...||1/6/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Australia, Sydney, and Mali||This week we?ll head to Australia for The Falls, Pyramid and Sydney Festivals and to Mali for the Festival Au Desert.||12/16/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||Holiday Gig Guide||Its December and for many of us that means Christmas, so I?ve got a Californian festival that combines both music and eco friendly gifts; for those bah humbugs amongst we?ll check out the Nightmare Before Christmas in the UK; Estrella Damm?s Primavera Cl||12/9/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||Australia, France and India||The Global Gig Guide heads to Homebake in Australia; Trans Musicales in France and Live Earth in India.||11/25/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
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Interesting. I'll check out a few more for trends, but if you're a musicologist/concertologist/festivalologist, then you'll surely wish it was longer. I like the female voice...a bit less commercial and it would be perfect for this franchise. Subscribe today? Hmmmm...I'll check back again before I dilute my music library with one more source to check before the OCD subsides and I can walk away from this device.