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The 223 edition of RootsWorld Radio will start and end the program with a few songs from the ensemble Studio Shap Shap, who recorded their new album on the streets of their neighborhood in Niamey, Niger. We'll hear from Swedish singer and fiddler Lena Willemark, a trio of Swedes and Danes called Bragr, songs from a cooperative work by Montreal based ensemble Constantinople, a trio of Canadian and Persian musicians, joined by Senegalese kora player, singer and composer Ablaye Cissoko. Also in the show, Portuguese singer and accordionist Celina da Piedade, Malian guitarist Djessou Mory Kante, NYC song writer and singer Ani Cordero, Afro-Colombian diva Toto La Momposina, and Cuban pianist and band leader Roberto Fonseca.

The week of January 9th, 2017
RootsWorld Radio #222 begins with music from a trio of musicians from Niger and Brittany, Serendou. We'll feature 2 tracks from their album, Zinder, one of which includes tuba player Michel Godard. We'll carry on from there with ensembles with tuba players, from France and Norway. We will also feature a number of works from an unusual series called "The Bow Project," a series of compositions based on the bow playing and singing of Xhosa (South African) musician Nofinishi Dywili, who accompanied herself on a traditional bow and string instrument called the uhadi. The traditional bow and vocal recordings are paired with new works commissioned and performed by The Nightingale String Quartet from Denmark. From there we'll move to new work for vocals, percussion and strings from Swedish singer and composer Lena Willemark, and finish with some dance music from Denmark by Ostinat Expressen.

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