WBEZ | music industry http://www.wbez.org/tags/music-industry Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Assessing violence against Egyptian protesters and why obesity is on the rise in Mexico http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-07-10/assessing-violence-against-egyptian-protesters-and-why-obesity-rise <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP100414025856.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Human Rights Watch Egypt Director Heba Morayef weighs in on violence against protesters. We find out what is behind rising obesity rates in Mexico. &#39;Sound Opinions&#39; assistant producer Annie Minoff highlights some of the similarities and differences in music industries around the globe.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F100495544&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-assessing-violence-against-egyptian-prot.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-assessing-violence-against-egyptian-prot" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Assessing violence against Egyptian protesters and why obesity is on the rise in Mexico" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p></p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 09:48:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-07-10/assessing-violence-against-egyptian-protesters-and-why-obesity-rise Global Notes: Comp captures rawness of rarely heard Mauritanian guitar virtuosos http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-27/global-notes-comp-captures-rawness-rarely-heard-mauritanian-guitar-virtu <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-July/2011-07-27/wallahilezein300.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Mauritania, a large but sparsely populated country in northwestern Africa, has a rich musical tradition but virtually no formal music industry. That means no commercial radio stations. No record labels. No music clubs. Only one studio exists in the entire country.</p><p>Instead of pursuing recording careers, most musicians do what they’ve done for centuries: perform for people in public gatherings.</p><p>A new compilation of Mauritanian guitar music released by Latitude Records, an imprint of Chicago indie label <a href="http://www.locustmusic.com/" target="_blank">Locust Music</a>, captures some of these raw live performances, rarely heard outside the Maghreb. It’s called <em>Wallahi le Zein!! Wezin, Jankwar and Guitar Boogie from the Islamic Republic of Mauritania</em>. Jerome and <a href="http://www.wbez.org/radio-m" target="_self"><em>Radio M</em></a> host Tony Sarabia talk to the album's curator, Matthew Lavoie, a former host of the Voice of America program <em><a href="http://www.voanews.com/english/programs/radio/65209317.html" target="_blank">Music Time in Africa</a>.</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Track List</strong></p><p>1. Baba ould Hembara – "El Shams w'al Qamar"</p><p>2. Kebrou – "Banjey 'Boogie'"</p><p>3. Jeich ould Chighaly – "Wezin"</p><p>4. Kweli ould Seyyid &amp; Kleyhid ould Meylid – "Gav"</p><p>5. Baba ould Hembara – "il Leyla"</p><p>6. Kweli ould Seyyid &amp; Klayhid ould Meylid – "Wezin"</p></p> Wed, 27 Jul 2011 16:31:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-27/global-notes-comp-captures-rawness-rarely-heard-mauritanian-guitar-virtu