Archive for June, 2007

World Music Birthday

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Did you know that twenty years ago, world music as a genre was born? Of course, world music has existed for much longer than that, but it did not have its own section in the music stores that is does today, outside of maybe something like “ethnic” or “folk” music. It started with a meeting in London of music industry people in 1987, who saw that international popular music needed a name and a market. Today, world music has both.

If you are new to world music but want to find out what it is all about, try some of HCPL’s world music recordings, such as Putamayo’s North African Groove or Italian Cafe. Or be more daring and try some ghazals, such as As Night Falls on the Silk Road, or Amadou and Mariam’s Dimanche a Bamako. These are just a small sample of our world music selection.

The Blob is Coming!!!

Monday, June 11th, 2007

Are you a fan of 1950’s horror movies? If you are, and The Blob happens to be one of your favorite movies, you may want to drive to Phoenixville, PA this summer for the annual BlobFest. Yes, join thousands of fans on July 13 – 14 for BlobFest: An Inconvenient Blob, at the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, the sleepy Pennsylvania town where a portion of this horror classic was filmed. In fact, the Colonial Theatre is the very movie theatre in which the Blob seeps from the projection booth into the now-screaming-and-fleeing audience. And don’t forget that this movie was Steve McQueen’s big break to stardom. See the link below for more information: BlobFest: An Inconvenient Blob