RootsWorld Radio #107: Wednesday at 5 PM

Down at ‘The Point’ with Kim Carson (Photo: Debbie Stein)

RootsWorld Radio #107 finds us roaming through Denmark and Finland, encountering their own versions of country music before hitting New Orleans for the real deal. We’ll hear Oaxacan folk music, Argentine art music, some traditional rubab from Afghanistan, vibrant and innovative acoustic music from Hungary and a bit of Palestinian-Swiss fusion. Artists include Kamilia Jubran & Werner Hasler, Tuomas Logrén, Kim Carson, Richard Thompson, Impuls Trio, Cascada de Flores, Dino Saluzzi Group, Quraishi and Söndörgo.

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RootsWorld Radio – Wednesday at 5 PM

RootsWorld Radio #106:
There’s No Such Thing As African Music: Volume 2 includes music from Guinea, Senegal, Mali, Angola, Gabon, Mauritania and some surprise side trips, including a feature on Thione Seck’s epic adventure in Senegal, India and Egypt.

Artists include Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki Diabaté, Les Souers Diabaté, Les Amazones de Guinée, Pierre Akendengué, Toumani Diabaté & the Symetric Orchestra, Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca, Djeli Moussa Diawara, and Noura Mint Seymali.

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RootsWorld Radio – Wednesday, May 28th at 5 PM

Need to wash out your ears after the weekend of beer, lighter fluid and pop music at your uncle’s house? Tune in to RootsWorld Radio at 5 PM eastern time
Hear what the rest of the world was doing while you napped.


A little bit of fiddling starts us off this week, from Swedish duo Josefina Paulson & Jonas Ackerman and the Estonian/Swedish Duo Jansen Jüssi. From there, we’ll visit Sweden (NID; Boot), Italy (Quintetto Nigra; Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino), France (via Mongolia & Bulgaria with Violons Barbares), one of my favorite works by Argentinian master Astor Piazzolla followed by pop-tangoista Daniel Melingo and some Argentine-art-music Dino Saluzzi with Anthony Cox & David Friedman. We’ll wrap it up with some more fiddle and guitar by Finnish duo Arto & Antti Järvelä.

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RootsWorld Radio – Wednesday, May 21 at 5 PM

On the 103rd edition of RootsWorld Radio, we’ll go surfing with Sufi’s, wave a flag in Marseilles, get the fuzz tones of Mali, have a bit of sukiyaki étoufée in Okinawa and Brooklyn, and make stops in Rio, Norway, Wales, the US, Denmark and Galicia.

Artists will include 9 Bach, Anansy Cissé, Cicero, David MacBride, Shang Shang Typhoon, Moussu T e lei Jouvents, Solfrid Molland, Phønix, Peter Stampfel and the Banjo Squadron, Pray For Brain, Kohichi Makigauri w/ Guy Klucevsek, and Kepa Junkera.

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RootsWorld Radio #102

RootsWorld Radio on taint , Wednesday at 5 PM eastern time

RootsWorld Radio goes silent (well, at least the host does), with a full program of nothing but non-stop music from Brazil, Mali, the US, Thailand, Russia and the British Isles. It’s a seamless hour of global notes and local beats. The curious can find a play list online after the show at

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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