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On the 258th edition of RootsWold Radio, we'll hear music new and old made by artists from the US, Portugal, Italy, Quebec, Cyprus, Gascony and Auvernge in France, and Turkey via Belgium. Artists include Monsieur Doumani, Aronde, 3MA (Ballake Sissoko/Driss El Maloumi/Rajery), The Pinhan Trio, Moira Smiley, Les Poules a Colin, Marco Poeta & Roberto Licci, Deltas, and Spanglish Fly.

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RootsWorld Radio #257 includes a Belgian-Arab string experiment, Estonian folk songs, folk-rock from Cyprus, accordions from Europe, modern Balkan sounds, Indo-Nordic dreams, and machines meeting reeds and strings. Artists on the show: Monsieur Doumani, Samurai Accordion, Mirkovic & Vasilic, Mames Babeganush, Belem & The Mekanics, The Ghent Folk Violin Project, Mari Kalkun, and Nordic Raga.

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The 256th edition of RootsWorld Radio will feature a lot of voices and fiddlers. Yodeling, liturgical singing, Balkan romance, Cypriot poetic politics, and modern Finnish balladry will be side by side with fiddles from England, Finland and more. We'll toss in a bass solo, an accordion quintet and a few more things to keep it varied and lively. Artists on the show include Luisa Cottifogli, Monsuier Doumani, James Patrick Gavin, Accordion Samurai, Okra Playground, Peter Stan & Eva Salina, Natasa Mirkovic & Nenad Vasilic, and Emilia Lajunen & Suvi Oskala.

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On the 255th RootsWorld Radio, we begin with some original compositions for the Syrian quanun, a traditional Middle Eastern zither. We'll hear from a trio of string artists from Madagascar, Mali and Morocco, vocal and percussion from France, a quartet of artists from India and Sweden who perform what they call Nordic Raga (our Music of the Month selection for February), a Swedish/Norwegian violin duet and finish off with some music from Ireland. Artist on the show include Maya Youseff, 3MA, La Mal Coiffee, Nordic Raga, Mikael Marin & Anon Egeland, and Andy Irvine & Paul Brady.

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RootsWorld Radio #254 will be heavy on the accordions as we listen to music from Poland, Finland, Belgium, and a quintet of boxes from all over Europe, plus music from Brittany and Canada. Artists include Accordion Samurai, Maria Kalaniemi & Eero Grundstrom, Didier Laloy's Belem & The Mekanics, WoWaKin, Adam Strug, Kapela Maliszów and Little Big Noz.

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On the 253rd edition of the show, we'll start with two great Polish bands, WoWaKin and Kapela Maliszów. The rest of the show is a live recording by Spöket i Köket (a ghost in the kitchen) They are a Nordic-Canadian band with roots in Québéc, Cape Breton, various Swedish and other Nordic traditions, as well as heavy metal and dixieland. It's a unique ensemble and here they are recorded live as part of the Folk Spot 2017 showcases at the famous Třnder Festival in Denmark.

The 250th edition of RootsWorld Radio will start and end with two very different artists from the American south. To get from there to there, we'll also hear some forbidden music from Italy, an old American song from a Nashville superstar, a hybrid of Scots and Austrian music, a Norwegian view of Ireland, edgy contemporary music from Lebanon, and a Balkan-Italian duo. Artists will include Ranky Tanky, Lee Ann Womack, Black Market Tune, Acquaragia Drom with Erasmo Treglia, Tania Saleh, Maria Mazzotta & Redi Hasa, KV Express and Mosquito Cabaret.

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249th edition of RootsWorld Radio kicks off with tracks from the album Oysters, Ice Cream, Lemonade by Too Sad for the Public, the latest project from NY composer, arranger and ensemble leader Dick Connette . We'll also hear a collaboration between Hawaiian and Mongolian musicians, and music from China, Sweden, Mali, Cameroon, Norway, Ghana and more. Artists include Paa Kow, Valérie Ekoumé, Leila Gobi, Daniel Ho & The Grasslands Ensemble, Kries and Andreas Aase.

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On the the 248th edition of RootsWorld Radio, we start off in Mali, with music from Leila Gobi and Makan Tounkara, visit the Ghanaian Afro-pop of Paa Kow, and then dig into innovative approaches to some roots from North America with Jaimeo Brown Transcendence, Ranky Tanky, Tim Eriksen and the Omar Sosa Sextet, Imaginary Homeland, and Indra Rios-Moore. Most of the American recordings were part of Michael Stone's article, What is Americana?

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RootsWorld Radio #247 will begin with modern music composed for the piano, based on an ancient Navajo song. We will hear from clarinets in the Czech republic, vocals and percussion from Venezuela, 18th Century rock from Flanders, an old English folk song reinvented in Denmark, , some Afro-French fuzz-espina, and a bit if artsy folk music from France. Aritists on the program will include Emanuele Arciuli , Basco, Clarinet Factory, Dje Baleti, Lo'Jo, Frnhill and our Music of the Month artists, Betsayda Machado y Parranda El Clavo.

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