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On the 232nd edition of RootsWorld radio, we'll hear Tuvan and old gospel tunes played by an harmonica chamber group, explore some obscure Chinese pop, and listen to clarinets from the Czech Republic, marimbas from Burkina Faso, flutes from Sweden, hurdy-gurdy from Basque Spain, Czech Breton fest-noz, and Arab-Breton hammer dulcimer. Artists include Corky Seigel's Chamber Blues, The Clarinet Factory, KanazoÚ Orkestra, Zephyr, Bidaia, Yann Fa˝ch Kemener & ba.fnu, Kazut de Tyr, Wu Junde and South City Second Brother.
The 231st edition of RootsWorld Radio will feature lots of newly released music from around the world, from Brittany to Ethiopia, Dominica to the Congo and Belgium back to Honduras. Artists on the program this week will include Kazut de Tyr, Girma Beyene, L'Orchstre Afrisa Internationale, Vieux Farka Toure, Kala Jula, KV Express, Calicanto, Jamie Stone's Folklife and Aurelio.
The week of February 27th, 2017
On the 227th edition of RootsWorld radio, there will be dances in the forests of Brazil, in the supermarkets of Finland, in the barber shops of Naples, in the streets of Santa Monica and on a mythical Congo Square in Madagascar. We'll feature a few songs from our Music of the Month selection by Sekou Keita and Omar Sosa, and much more. Artists on this week's show include Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang, Kerdoncuff, Le Floc'h & Berthou, Tao Ravao & Thomas Laurent, The Epifani Barbers, the Osama Abdulrosol Qunitet, Osman Martins & Quatour MP4, Subsonic Trio and Jaakko Laitenen & Vńńra Raha.
On the 226th edition of RootsWorld Radio, we'll start with experimental music for the Brazilian berimbau, listen to a Czech Breton collaboration both musically and socially charged, globe hop with some great guitars, some Cape Verdean accordion, a bit of punta rock, and listen to something that is "as melancholy as it is strange" from Niger. Artists inculde Arcomusical, ba.fnu & Yann-Fa˝ch Kemener, Bitori, Robson Banda & The New Black Eagles, Malagache Connexion, Aurelio Martinez, Jawhar & Mitsou, and Boubacar TraorÚ and Studio Shap Shap.
The 225th edition of RootsWorld starts off with music from the Finno-Russian border region of Karelia. We'll also hear Garifuna music from Honduras, a singer from Galicia, and a song of a Russian shtetel. Featured recordings on today's show include Greek singer Martha Mavroidi's a capella exploration of Greece, the Balkans and beyond; and a collaborative work by Cuban pianist Omar Sosa and Senegalese singer, percussionist and kora player Sekou Keita. Artists on the program include Lekkujad, Aurelio Martinez and The Klezmatics.
RootsWorld Radio #224 starts with the thought that we all need to "work like we are living in the early days of a better nation." We'll be introducing you to the diasporadical sounds of Ghanaian American rapper Blitz The Ambassador, listening to a new musical collaboration by Cuban pianist Omar Sosa and Senegalese singer and kora player Seckou Keita. Other artists featured on the program include Ani Cordero, Diabo a Sete from Portugal, The Oysterband, Italian singer Louisa BailŔche, and the London folk trio Teyr. From Belgium we'll hear the banjo, accordion, guitar, violin and keyboards of Big Sun. And we'll revisit recordings by two ensembles with roots in Niger - Serendou, and Studio Shap Shap.
The 223rd 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.
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