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The Sounds of Soccer Diplomacy

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Our series Music of the World Cup looks at a famous World War I truce -- and the songs it inspired. Plus: we hear how relations among African nations have shaped the competition underway in South Africa.

Music of the World Cup: Soccer Diplomacy

At an international competition like the World Cup, a match between countries with strained relations can seem to be about much more than soccer. 

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Florent Ghys Live

Composer and bassist Florent Ghys writes pieces that blend elements of Minimalism, pop music and a dose of extravagant wit. His web site bio notes that he has a Masters degree in Arabic music. It also points out that his interests include weather reports, numbers, girls and hair dryers. Go figure.


Lasdon Arboretum

Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra Concert Series

Saturday, July 10 through Saturday, July 31

Saturdays in July means classical music at the Lasdon Park & Arboretum. Pack your picnic basket and spread out on the lawn. Gates open at 5pm.



We Are The World Too

Let's not admit that Ghana's music is great until after Saturday's game.

Burkina Electric

Gig Alerts: Burkina Electric

The Afro-electric outfit perform at the Bang on a Can Marathon at the World Financial Center's Winter Garden. Download their eclectic jam "Sankar Yaaré."


Nat Janoff

Gig Alerts: Nat Janoff Group

The jazz guitarist and his trio perform Sunday night at the Bar Next Door. Download Janoff's cool, dynamic track "Spiral."



Gig Alerts: DOM

This bubbly pop trio plays the Music Hall of Williamsburg Saturday night as part of the Northside Festival. Download their effervescent track "Burn Bridges."