August 17 & 18, 2012, on The Signal:
An unlikely musical friendship blossomed thirteen years ago between two Americans and two West Africans in the Ivory Coast. Together, they formed the band Zieti. Since then, political turmoil has kept the old friends half a world apart. But thanks to modern technology, they’ve made a new album nonetheless. The American half of Zieti joins us with the new tunes, and the stories behind them.
We talk with Amalie R. Rothschild. She’s published a book about the life and legacy of her mother, artist Amalie Rothschild.
Plus: The online game, “World of Warcraft,” is inhabited by more than ten million dedicated gamers worldwide. We meet the master of that alternate universe, Blizzard Entertainment system designer Greg Street.