New World Beat:
A local mix of worldwide music.
on air: Fridays from 6:00-8:00pm, on KMUN and KTCB.
listen online: Fridays from 6:00-8:00pm.
Contact: Elizabeth Menetrey
Hosted by: Jeremy Hirsch, Kim Angelis, Rob Emanuel or Chris Bello
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Jeremy Hirsch has been hosting New
World Beat on and off since 2001. In an
attempt to be true to the show’s title,
you can often find songs within a set
defined by all three words in the show’s
moniker. His tastes vary from traditional
music to modern electronica to global hip-
hop (Beat). His version of New World
Beat will often contain some edgy, urban
sounds, as well as one or two ballads to
mellow things out from various locales
(World). He also makes an effort to
include many cuts that are less than six
months old (New).
Jeremy welcomes you to sit back and
enjoy his selected tracks, call in with
requests, or email him at
firstname.lastname@example.org to make
photo provided by Kim Angelis
Kim Angelis is an internationally
acclaimed violin virtuoso and composer
who has successfully transcended
artistic boundaries - a free spirit
blazing a melodic trail through the
territories of classical, world, and multi-
cultural music. Kim’s vision of a “Gypsy
chamber music”, liberally flavored with
passion, is exciting and inspirational.
Kim Angelis has enthralled concert
audiences from Ancud, Chile, to Alaska
and over the seas to Asia with her
dazzling virtuosity, romantic writing,
and exuberant stage presence.
Kim majored in music at the University
of California, Irvine, where she studied
with the best violinists in the Los
Angeles Philharmonic, including
concertmaster Sidney Harth and Ivan
Galamian protegee Lori Ulanova. She
won every available scholarship, and
was featured soloist with the UCI
Symphony, performing major works by
Vivaldi and Saint-Saens.
After graduating Magna Cum Laude,
the violinist met and later married
guitarist Josef Gault, who introduced
her to World Music. “Josef really
broadened my outlook,” she enthuses.
“One hundred years ago music was
confined to the areas in which it
developed. But today, with modern
recording and the internet, we are
able to listen to music from every
different culture. I like to collect the
sonic images evoked, and write a new
‘Gypsy chamber music’.”
Beautiful, historic Astoria, OR, is the
place Kim Angelis calls home - it is the
rich source of her serenity and
inspiration. Kim’s Christian faith plays
the primary role in her life. She has
been a host of the New World Beat
program since 2005.
Making waves since 1983
Chris Bello became fascinated by
Cuban music and its salsa offspring
while living in San Francisco’s Hispanic
Mission District in the 1970s, and he’s
been an avid student of the music
ever since. He later got to know some
of the Bay Area’s many Latin
musicians, and a couple of very
knowledgeable radio D.J.s, while
writing music reviews for the East Bay
Express in Oakland. Other
enthusiasms also percolate---for
African music, Mexican music, r&b,
blues, and jazz.
Michel Meiffren was born in France,
grew up in Western Africa and
traveled extensively throughout
Europe before moving to the US
almost 30 years ago.
Michelhosts New World Beat on