World Music Foundation Podcast

World Music Foundation Podcast
A podcast that explores the beauty and connectedness of musical cultures from every part of the globe.

Jess Sah Bi & Peter One: Ivory Coast Guitar & Vocal Duo
Aug 12 • 56 min
Jess Sah Bi & Peter One, musicians from Côte d’Ivoire in West Africa, recall hearing the harmonies and guitars of Simon and Garfunkel and Cat Stevens for the first time and how that impacted their music from that point onward. In our conversation they…
Pamyua: The Most Famous Inuit Band In The World
Jul 29 • 47 min
Pamyua’s musical footprint, spanning two decades and several countries, is a testament to the ongoing vibrancy of Inuit music, the group members, and their unique heritage. Brothers Phillip and Stephen Blanchett speak from the heart on issues of identity,…
Zeshan B: Chicago-Born Opera-Trained Indian Muslim Soul Singer
Jul 15 • 61 min
Chicago’s own Zeshan B’s fearlessness as an individual translates into music that knows no boundaries and takes from a wider range of influences than we may be used to hearing in one musician’s discography. In 2017 he released his critically acclaimed…
Strunz & Farah: Costa Rican-Iranian Global Fusion Guitar Duo
Jun 24 • 57 min
Originally from Costa Rica and Iran respectively, Jorge Strunz and Ardeshir Farah have brought the musical influences of their native lands into their highly virtuosic, rhythmic, and improvisation-rich original instrumental compositions, inspiring fans…
Aashish Khan - Living Legend of Indian Classical Music and Master of Sarode
Jun 17 • 48 min
Aashish Khan is the eldest exponent of an Indian Classical music lineage that reaches all the way back to the court of Mughal emperor Akbar the Great. He takes us back to the creation of his pioneering Indo-Jazz fusion band, Shakti, in the early 1970s, he…
Thomas Brooman, Co-Creator Of The Term World Music & Co-Founder Of WOMAD Festival
Jun 10 • 50 min
Thomas Brooman has always had a vision of a smaller musical world — from his early years spent among fellow awe-struck concertgoers during the European Rock-&-Roll boom, to his later work cultivating a collective of artists as co-founder of the globally…
Paramount Records: the Rise, Fall, and Resurrection
Jun 3 • 31 min
Our second episode brings us to a small town in the Northern part of the U.S. where we, surprisingly, find a deep Blues history. We follow Paramount Records through the peak of success, recording landmark artists that changed Western popular music…
Dave Pietro, American Jazz Saxophonist
May 27 • 56 min
Dave Pietro’s curiosity and workmanship have been the foundation of his decade’s long career as an internationally touring musician. He explains the value of truly listening— even if what you’re hearing confuses or frightens you at first. We touch on his…