RootsWorld Radio : Wednesday Feb. 12, 5 PM

RootsWorld Radio program #90 will visit some old musical friends and some new work, as well. Expect roots from Cyprus and Spain, some experiments from Iraq, France and Denmark, a bit of Neapolitan rock and Corsican jazz. And the proverbial “much more” this week on RootsWorld radio.
Artists include Tinariwen, Artús, Monsieur Doumani, Hal Parfitt-Murray & Nicolaj Busk, Malicorne, Spaccanapoli, Fawzy Al-Aiedy, David Rueff & Patricia Bartoli-Dau, Jose Serrano, Beñat Achiary, and Bolo-Varis-Tiboum.

Wednesday,  Feb. 12th at  5 PM eastern time

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Photo: Monsieur Doumani from Cyprus

RootsWorld Radio – January 29, 2014

Cliff Furnald starts with some banjos old and new, hits on Belgian art music, Swedish experiments in folk, some Hatian classics and much more. Artists include George Pegram, Neil Driscoll, Taran Project, Ambrozijn, Mark T and the Brickbats, Yoläriis, Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita, Trio Ifriqiya, Raul Guillame et son groupe and Les Animatuers.

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RootsWorld Radio – Wednesady at 5 PM

RootsWorld Radio, today at 5 PM eastern time on taint radio.
Cuban, Brazilian and Haitian jazz mix with Swedish folk, African pop and Italian tanantissmo on this week’s show, program #87. It’s all mixed up and ready to go just about anywhere. Artists will include Mimmo Epifani, Mikata, Toninho Ferragutti, Salif Keita, Africando, Jacques Schwarz-Bart, TaranProject, Yölariis, Neil Driscoll and Nakany Kante.

Mimmo Epifani

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RootsWorld Radio – Wednesday, 5 PM

RootsWorld Radio 042 will ring out the old with music both contemplative and danceable. Join us and these artists: Kitty Brazelton, Oliver Schroer, Malicorne, Les Fin ‘Amoureues, Vishten, Regis Gizavo, Nuru Kane, The Afro-Semitic Experience, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, Habadekuk, Riccardo Tesi and Banditaliana, Andrew Cronshaw, and Tim Eriksen. Wednesdays 5pm (Eastern) & Saturdays 8am. Archived programs Sundays 6am & Thursdays 2am
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RootsWorld Radio for Wednesday, December 4th at 5 PM


This week’s post-holiday RootsWorld Radio #83  maintains radio silence. Less chatter, more music. A musical trip without the tour guide. Artists will include Kirjava Lintu, D’en Haut, Henning Sommerro, Toninho Feragutti, Ellika-Solo-Rafael, Deepti Navaratna and Boston Musica Viva, Svestar, Juha Kujanpää, Spillwark, Tesi-Vaillant-Trovesi,  Dreamers’ Circus, Henning Andersen and Herman Sukke.
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RootsWorld Radio: Wednesday, 5 PM

A grand tour from Ethiopia to Estonia, from France to Cape Verde, China to Mali, and Italy from north to south. Artists will include Mohammed Abdullah, The Krar Collective , Aster Aweke , Ad’arrOn, Compagnie Chez Bousca, Marja Nuut, Joan Frances Tisnèr , Orchid Ensemble, Sés (María Xosé Silvar) , BonificaEmilianaVeneta (BEV), Carmen Souza, Sancto Ianne, Toumani Diabate & Ali Farka Toure.

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RootsWorld Radio – July 10, 5 PM

Coming up at 5 PM Wednesday
RootsWorld Radio

Artists will include D’en Haut, Mara Aranda, Maarja Nuut, Zephyr, Luca di Vola & Claudia Bombardella, Joan Frances Tisnèr, Compostela, 4th Ward AfroKlezmer Orchestra, The Ale Moller Band, and Feiz Noz Moc’h.

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RootsWorld Radio – 5 PM Wednesday February 20

At 5 PM eastern time, on the 47th edition of RootsWorld Radio we’ll be getting our news from Trinidad, our guitars from Vietnam and Senegal and some plena from Puerto Rico. We’ll hear from the godmother of Brazilian song and one of the great folk trio’s of Sweden. All of this and the proverbial ‘Much More’ on RootsWorld Radio this week. Artists will include Anna-Kaisa Liedes, Kim Sinh, Kobo Town, Bellowhead, Maria Bethânia, Tesi-Vaillant-Trovesi, Hamilton de Holanda, Väsen, Jarmo Romppanen, Nuru Kane, Plena Libre with Gary Nuñez, Abdou Diop and Spiro.

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RootsWorld Radio – Wednesday February 13

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On RootsWorld Radio #46, we’ll listen to three challenging renaissance men from Cameroun and NY, explore a new recording of the classic Brazilian jazz of Black Orpheus, hear new roots from Guinea and Mali, and visit Denmark, Italy and Turkey along the way. Artists will include Francis Bebey, Barana Quintet, Helene Blum, Criolo, Vinicio Caposella, Sekouba Bambino, Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, Alexander Berne, Njacko Backo & Kalimba! Kalimba!, Nilson Matta, and Senem Diyici Mavi Yol Quartet.

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RootsWorld Radio #41: a musical elegy

As this rather difficult year ends, I thought I’d offer a musical elegy of a sort, a selection of songs meant to encourage thought and revive hope for the coming year. Join me today at 5 PM.
– Cliff Furnald