Radio & Television

 

Cal Koat and Calcopyrite Communications Inc. are proud to have produced world.beats television on Channel M, Vancouver for 5 seasons. The 1 hour program was nominated for a coveted Leo Award. world.beats introduced an insightful, new approach to the exposure of Global Music. Unlike the world music video 'jukebox' programs previously available to viewers, world.beats draws on Cal's extensive experience in presenting this music to create a show that is rich in content and context. All episodes are currently available for syndication. Contact us at the Contacts Page on this website with your interest. world.beats cuts a wide swath across the world music spectrum, focusing on contemporary, cutting-edge fusions, African, Latin, South Asian, Middle Eastern, Caribbean, Nordic, Celtic and Eastern European to name a few.

Over the past ten years, the next generation of Urban and club culture producers, spearheaded by the groundbreaking work of groups like Transglobal Underground and the AfroCelt Sound System have manipulated the folkloric traditions through electronic wizardry and propelled them to the very leading edge of new music expression. These contemporary hybrids along with efforts to fuse global sounds with jazz, rock and pop are classified as, ‘Worldbeat’ or ‘Global Rhythms’ and represent one of the fastest growing and dynamic musical forms today.

Because Worldbeat has, to varying degrees, both folkloric and contemporary elements, it is inherently recognizable and accessible, making it an ideal vehicle to promote awareness and appreciation of other cultures. After all, music is the international language. Now add the power and passion of cutting-edge video art and you really have something special.

Along with the music videos, every episode of world.beats includes Spotlight interviews with the artists. And, “Inside The Beat” takes a closer look at a some of the biggest names in the business, particular styles of world music and the hottest trends.

For more information on our host, actress and television personality Vanesa Tomasino,
visit her webpage.

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                                                 Cal Koat, Radio and Television