Part 2 of International Workgroup’s playlist – a real Japanese pop star, a virtual Japanese pop star, an up and coming British singer of Ghanaian & Nigerian descent, and a legendary Malian singer with a U.S backing band.
1. Kyari Pamyu Pamyu (Japan) – Pon Pon Pon
This video is everything.
2. Hatsune Miku (Japan) – Sharing the world (“live” on David Letterman)
22nd century J-pop meets 20th century American TV.
3. Lola Rae (Nigeria’Ghana/UK)
There will be dancing.
4. The Sway Machinery featuring Khaira Arby (US and Mali)- Gawad Teriamou
Khaira Arby, also know as the Nightingale of the North hails from Mali.
The deadline for the WOBC Zine has been extended until the end of November. We want playlists, art, essays, opinions comics, interview, show listings, concert reviews. Whatever works! Send submission/questions to email@example.com by November. Submissions boxes will also be in Mudd and the station, if you want to drop off a physical copy. Leave your name and email on copies that you want returned!
The international workgroup playlist – part 1 – is here! Check out: a Belgain rapper whose video has more than 200 million views; beautiful Korean folk pop; toetapping “electro-cumbia” from Mexico; a 60s French classic; and breathtaking Russian throat singing.
1. Stromae (Belgium) – Papaoutai
Belgium’s finest rapper and pop auteur takes a trip to the uncanny valley.
Do you want to play live music but have had trouble finding an outlet? Do you crave fame and/or glory? Do you routinely write in the margin of your notebook bad band name puns (Geezer, Velvet Underwear, Def Jeopardy)?
Then apply for the COVER BAND SHOWCASE! Applications are due on November 19, and the fun will take place on December 12.
Please submit applications to firstname.lastname@example.org including: band name, songs you will cover, members of band, and instruments played. In order to make this event as inclusive as possible, we ask that individuals only apply for one cover band.