Archive for the "World Music" category

WanderGear Wednesday: chicBuds PLUS Win a pair!

by Beth Whitman (March 31st, 2009)

Yes, you CAN win a pair of these cool earbuds for yourself! Read my review first and I’ll then tell ya how. When I received an email from the gals at chicBuds asking me to review their earbuds, I thought… really? A review for a pair of earbuds? I dunno… But then I took a […]

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Contest Winners! Intrepid and Zune

by Beth Whitman (March 5th, 2009)

In my newsletter a few days ago, I announced the winners of both the Intrepid Travel and the Zune Tunes Contests. Didn’t get the memo? Sign up for my newsletter and you’ll be the first to know next time 😉 On to the meat and potatoes. The Intrepid Travel contest drew hundreds of entries from […]

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Shuffle – On the iPod: Chiwoniso

by Beth Whitman (February 26th, 2009)

Gotta love an album named Rebel Woman. This is the latest release from Zimbabwean artist, Chiwoniso. As a resident of Harare, a city which is often in the news for its unrest, she sings about the every day struggles that she witnesses. At least that’s what I’ve read. Most of the CD is not sung […]

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Travel Tunes for a Zune

by Beth Whitman (February 24th, 2009)

I love a good distraction. And nothing will distract me more quickly than excellent music. A couple of weeks ago I launched a contest. I’m giving away an 8GB Zune to one lucky person who sends me their top travel tunes. The only parameters are that you’re limited to 10 songs and I just need […]

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Send Me Your Travel Playlist – Win a Zune!

by Beth Whitman (February 3rd, 2009)

OK – time to have a little fun. You’ve probably already deduced from my world music reviews that I’m a huge music fanatic. A little known fact is that I used to be a DJ. Yup. Spinnin’ tunes in NJ. $6/hour playing the same top 40 songs over and over wasn’t quite stimulating enough for […]

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Shuffle – On the iPod: Yungchen Lhamo

by Beth Whitman (October 9th, 2008)

Call it a perfect moment. Call it perfect music. Call it what you will, but it all came together for me when I heard the CD Ama from Yungchen Lhamo. Yunghchen fled Tibet on foot in 1989 and has since traveled to 70 countries singing her often a cappella music which is steeped in Tibetan […]

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Shuffle – On the iPod: Hanggai

by Beth Whitman (September 2nd, 2008)

Hanggai is an ancient Mongolian word that describes a grassland landscape of mountains, trees, rivers and blue skies. Hanggai, the musical group, has roots in this landscape but crosses over into the modern world of China and, specifically Beijing, on their first CD, Introducing Hanggai, from World Music Network. I’ve always been fascinated by the […]

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Shuffle – On the iPod: Putumayo Roundup

by Beth Whitman (July 18th, 2008)

I have several compilations from Putumayo currently making the rotation on my iPod. Hmmm, actually I have 9 total. But I won’t talk about them all here. How ’bout I mix it up and give you a sampling from around the world? Because I love this city and because it has certainly gotten the shaft […]

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Shuffle – on the ipod: Pernambuco

by Beth Whitman (May 7th, 2008)

Pernambuco is a state in the northeast corner of Brazil. Best known for its capital, Recife, the area is overshadowed by Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. It’s a region that gets little attention, particularly when it comes to music. Little attention doesn’t mean little talent, however. The various musicians on this compilation, What’s Happening […]

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Shuffle – On the iPod: Shantel

by Beth Whitman (March 26th, 2008)

DJ Shantel (aka Stefan Hantel from Germany) is the Balkan pop mix master of the moment. Best known for his blend of gypsy tunes that he called Bucovina Club, Shantel just released his first solo album in seven years. Disko Partizani incorporates sounds from Greece, Turkey, Middle Europe and beyond. Though the cover of this […]

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