Bill Lupoletti hosts Global A Go-Go, a weekly two-hour world music radio program that originates in the studios of WRIR 97.3 FM Richmond Independent Radio.
Bill describes Global A Go Go as “Music from around the world in the universal language of groove”. In short, you could call it a world music program that emphasizes the danceable over the folkloric. You’ll hear plenty of newly released music on Global A Go-Go, but I also feature classic and historic recordings on virtually every program. I play music from all continents (OK, not Antarctica) — if I tallied everything Africa would certainly come in #1 and South America would probably be #2. And I do play music from the USA when it fits the context.
GLOBAL IS LOCAL – My favorite definition of world music is that it’s “local music from somewhere else.” In addition, I play quite a bit of what you might call “culturally hybrid” music — music that draws on multiple, independent cultural traditions. Hybridity is a hot topic in academia, but my interest in it is anything but academic. I’m simply a lifelong fan of music, and to my ears the most interesting, exciting music in the world right now reflects the ever-decreasing distance between cultures in today’s world.
- Tuesday - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm