Cranky Crow World Music Celebrates Its First Birthday

Seattle, USA – The world music Web site run by one of World Music Central’s main collaborators is celebrating its first birthday.

Starting on a lark and fondness for world music, Patty-Lynne Herlevi will be celebrating the first anniversary of her homegrown world music site, Cranky Crow World Music June 2003. The celebration will feature CD giveaways (kindly donated by Real World/Narada, Tinder Records, White Swan Music, Naxos World and NorthSide), reviews of summer releases and features along with links to world music festivals around the globe.The site that was created to promote peace through the sharing of music has featured interviews with Axiom of Choice, Simon Emmerson, Johnny Kalsi, Lo’Jo as well as, numerous reviews of globe-trotting musicians. The site also features special sections on Scandinavian music, women musicians (Divas), a meditation room, African musicians (African Tour) and a multitude of links to other resources. Expect more concert reviews, more diversity and the inclusion of international indigenous musicians.

In the future, Patty-Lynne plans on relocating to Western Canada where she will join with others in starting the Rainbow Music Cooperative that will invite indigenous musicians from around the world to come together to share and create new musical hybrids. The coop will include a recording studio, rehearsal space and eventually lodging for the musicians while promoting a sustainable lifestyle (solar power, eco-friendly construction and organic farming).

For now, Cranky Crow World Music resides in Seattle where Patty-Lynne shares various musical acts with like-minded individuals and novices wishing to learn more about folk roots music. While she won’t take on the world, Patty-Lynne will bring the world to your computer. Go to Cranky Crow World Music and join the world music community.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for TelevisiĆ³n EspaƱola (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.