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Wednesday at 1:30 AM
WESU 88.1 FM in Middletown, CT
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Thursday at 2 PM
WNHH-LP 103.5 FM
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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)
Mérida, Spain
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Tuesday at 6:00 PM (local time, France)
Radio Pacoul
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Thursdays at 7:00 AM
on WPKN FM Bridgeport, CT on 89.5 FM
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For the week of September 12, 2016
We'll start off the 208th edition of RootsWorld Radio with some Brazilian sounds, both old and new. New tracks come from Luísa Maita, and Meta Meta, mixed with some classic sounds from Caetano Veloso, Antonio Nobrega and Hermeto Pascoal. We'll hear Londan based trio Elda do an unusual crossover from Brazil, through Slovenia into Sweden. We'll move on to a trio of women from Norway, Denmark and Sweden called Fru Skagerakk, hear a French dance set by The Rheingans Sisters from England, and a renewed old time American song by Last Forever. We'll go out with some jazz by oud player-composer Issa Murad and his ensemble.

The week of September 19th, 2016
We open the 209th edition of RootsWorld radio with new music from the unusual folk trio of American fiddler and banjo player Bruce Molsky, Finnish fiddle and and kantele player Arto Järvelä, and Norwegian fiddler and flautist Ånon Egeland. We'll also survive a lighthouse sniper with English shanty-punks, Seas of Mirth. We'll also hear a classic from the Venician band Calicanto. Also on the show will be Swedish folk and jazz by Birgitta Flick Quartet, an Eastern European collussion between Dobrek Bistro and clarinetist David Krakauer, some Cuban roots via east LA by Changüí Majadero, the ensemble Constantinople from Montreal, with Ablaye Cissoko, from Sainte-Louis, Senegal on the kora. We'll end with another track from the Kurdish-inspired suite Hawniaz composed by Kayhan Kalhor.

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