About the Project
After a few years of working for my college radio station, traveling, and connecting with people at cultural intersections, here we are, at my attempt to discover growth and empathy through music and discussion. Right now, that looks like finding a musician or group from every country in the world and writing about them. I'll be compiling a weekly playlist of five songs from around the world along with one artist review. If I stay on track, this project should last a bit under a year.
Whether you have never heard a world music song before or spend hours contemplating the role of music in our society, I want you to feel welcome in this conversation. That means less jargon, more information on music, culture, and geography that won't leave you more confused than when you started. If you want to know more about how I got here and what this project will look like, here's the extended introduction from Week One.
Hey, it's me: Macy. I have a degree in Linguistics and Spanish from Western Kentucky University. I started working for my college radio station, Revolution 91.7, and started my own specialty show, the World Wide Rev, of exclusively world music artists, influenced by my travels to Europe and North Africa and friendships with international students on campus. As I kept digging, I kept finding more amazing music coming from talented, diverse musicians with stories to tell. I dream of a world where people listen better to each other and connect over a common love of great music. I'm currently living and listening in Spain.
Don't hate me for my photos. Photography is not my specialty or profession.
All photos are mine, unless otherwise stated.
None of the music is mine. I will link to third party sites (Spotify, Youtube, Soundcloud, etc.) or the artists' personal webpages to give you access to their music.
Source material is linked throughout each review or listed as further reading on the artist.
No one is paying me for this.