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Tuesday at 8 PM
WNHH-LP 103.5 FM
New Haven, CT
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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)
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Tuesday at 6:00 PM (local time, France)
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The week of March 6th, 2017
The 229th edition of RootsWorld Radio starts with NY-based Cameroonian bassist and bandleader Richard Bona and two tracks from his latest release with his ensemble Mandekan Cubano. We'll also hear band new music - their first recording together in 20 years - from l'Orchestre Afrisa International, the band the supported the legendary Congolese singer and band leader, Tabu Ley Rochereau, and a classic Congolese rumba from 1962 by Le Grand Kalle. Other artists on the show include Cantabrian singer Manuel Luna, a quartet from Galicia called Rustica, two Tunisian brothers, Amine & Hamza M'raihi with their Band Beyond Border, Belgian singer and bass player Vincent Noiret , the Finnish band Okra Playground and finish off with our Music of the Month artist, Garifuna artist Aurelio Martinez.

The week of February 27th, 2017
The 228th edition of RootsWorld Radio starts with some artists that explore The Treasure of Language; in this case, lesser know tongues of Europe and the Atlantic. Languages all have their own unique rhythms and meter that are reflected in both the poetry and in the music itself. These artists offer us a glimpse into their very local worlds, singing (and, in effect, playing) in Faroese, Karelian and Älvdalska. The artists for these pieces are Kata (Faroe Islands), Lekkujad (Finland/Karelia) and Lena Willemark (Älvdalans, Sweden). Other artists on the show include Derroll Adams (US), Okra Playground (Finland), Nisia (Italy/Belgium) and Olu Dara (US).

Aurelio's Darandi is RootsWorld's Music of the Month selection for March. Find out more!

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