Over the weekend, I tuned into XM Radio’s world music station. I’ve been doing this more and more lately – ever since we started a short-lived debate about whether NewTunes should include foreign language music.
There’s not much rhyme or reason to their playlist (that I can tell), so it can be very hit and miss. For example, I came across kind of a house/trance jazz song called “Aganju” by a woman named Bebel Gilberto. The song is very ethereal and a bit haunting, and I really loved her voice. Here’s the track…
Immediately after this song, there was a very traditional choral version of “Danny Boy,” the Irish tear-jerker. Wasn’t really a smooth transition.
But all-in-all, XM radio is a great source of finding new music. It comes with DirecTV, but if it weren’t for that, I’d find it to be unfortunately expensive.