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Wednesday, 1:30 AM
WESU 88.1 FM in Middletown, CT
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Wednesday at noon
WNHH-LP 103.5 FM Listen online at The New Haven Independent

Friday at 12:00 noon (18:00 Copenhagen)
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Saturday at 8:00 AM (2:00 PM local time, 1 PM GMT)
Mérida, Spain
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Tuesday at 6:00 PM (local time, France)
Radio Pacoul
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Also listen to Cliff's (non-RootsWorld) live broadcast.
Thursdays at 7:00 AM
on WPKN FM Bridgeport, CT on 89.5 FM
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The week of August 8th, 2016
The 203rd edition of RootsWorld Radio starts with the 6 strings of the guitar and 4 strings of the fiddle of Caleb and Rowen Gallant, and the head on the frame drum of Jesse Périard; the trio called Ten Strings and a Goat Skin. We'll also hear some nearly lost recordings by the late Malian artist Vieux Kanté, and some drumming from Burkina Faso's Adama Drame and his ensemble. We'll feature songs from the Sicilian and American trio of Michela Musolino, Fabio Turchetti and Michael Delia - Terra Sangue Mare; and tracks from live recordings by British/Palestinan singer Reem Kelani, and two of Brazil's most important songwriters, Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil. We'll finish off with a vocal group from Finland, four women who call themselves Tuuletar.

The week of August 1st, 2016
We'll start the 202nd edition of RootsWorld Radio with the music of Kristi Stassinopoulou & Stathis Kalyviotis, from their upcoming CD NYN. We continue with a more traditional quartet led by bouzouki player Gianis Stamatoiu, recorded in 1956, and then hear from some of Greece's most influential modern interpreters of tradition, including Savina Yannatou, Thanasis Papakonstantinou, The Martha Mavroidi Trio, Mode Plagal, Yiota Vei and Melina Kana. We finish up with more music from Kristi & Stathis from two of their earlier recordings.

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