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IdeaStation WCVE: Richmond VA celebrates the Tour de France with Paris Combo

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Like competition? Like biking? Well on this week's World Music Show (7/15) you get a mix of both, which is odd for a World Music Show, right? Well, let me explain…Seriously, there's no competition but this week's show does have a biking theme. Blame or thank the Tour de France, which is the epic bike race that takes place in numerous stages around the French countryside. Now, I love biking and each Tour, I keep trying to understand the Tour more and more (sorry, I'm just slow when it comes to digesting this event). But that's no reason we can't celebrate it with music from this beautiful country, right? So, we'll ride around the country to check out some really great French music from now to the past. Plus, we'll also hear music from other countries too-you know, to break up the stages. 

Stage 1 through 4 (otherwise known as Hour One) features standout racers include Team Paris Combo, who have a new CD out called Tako Tasubo. This quartet takes the style of Django Reinhardt, French Chanson (lyric-driven music) and adds their own twist-namely catchy hooks and beats.

The World Music Show hit the stages on Saturday form 8:00-10:00 p.m. on 88.9 WCVE Richmond Public Radio. Follow the race on Twitter @wcveworldmusic and on Facebook at the World Music Show on WCVE.