RootsWorld Radio: Wednesday at 5 PM

Danish music and more this week on RootsWorld Radio


Basco, in concert

This week, we feature the music of the Denmark-based band Basco, in an excerpt from a concert with the Danish Radio Big Band, and later in the show, a full set they performed at the Tønder Festival in August, 2014. In between, we’ll listen to music new and old from Suden Duden (Norway), Spiro (UK), Marta Sebestyén (Hungary), Rudl Trio (Norway), and Dálava (US).

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RootsWorld Radio at 5 PM, Wednesday

RWR square 180On the 123rd edition of RootsWorld Radio, we’ll feature two recordings that could easily make my personal Top 10 list for 2014. Guinean guitarist Djessou Mory Kanté‘s River Strings: Maninka Guitar is a solid collection of instrumentals, some traditional, most written by Kanté himself. It’s beautifully recorded with a no nonsense approach to arrangements and instrumentation, and offers the listener a guitar sound that abounds in elegant complexity and deep traditional rhythms.


Across the Atlantic, we’ll hear 2 tracks from Garifuna singer and band leader Aurelio. Michael Stone says in his recent RW review of Lándini that the recording is “Aurelio’s strongest outing yet.” I agree.

We’ll also visit Mali, Italy, Bulgaria, Trinidad, Finland and Spain and hear from artists including Bulgara, Hiite, Amadou & Mariam, Lord Kitchener, Luisa Cottifogli, Re Niliu, Piia Kleemola, and Lidia Pujol, Psàlite & Miguel Gil.

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RootsWorld Radio – 5 PM Wednesday

On the 1RWR square 18021st edition of RootsWorld, we’ll be serving up a few potatoes and some mini songs on the side, along with some blues, rock, folk and jazz from around the world to bring in October. Artists will include Violons Barbares, Andreas Ase, 3 Metre Day, Lo’Jo, The Step One Just Plain Folk Singers, Leadbelly, Brave Combo, Frigg, Oliver Schroer and the Stewed Tomatoes, Kepa Junkera, Tim Eriksen, Shel Silverstein, Guy Klucevsek, Nordan, Cheb Zergui, Moussu T e lei Jovents and The Incredible String Band.

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RootsWorld Radio, Wednesday at 5 PM eastern time

RWR square 180

On the 120th edition of RootsWorld Radio, we’ll hear a few global fusions, from Mali via Israel and New York via India. Plus old things and new from Brazil and the Amazon, traditional music from Norway, modern roots and contemporary jazz from France and the Faroe Islands, and much more. Artists will include Marlui Miranda, Yggdrasil, Sally Nyolo, Touré-Raichel Collective, Gypsy Hill, Maria Bethânia, Massilia Sound System, and Andreas Aase.


Touré-Raichel Collective | Gassi Gabbi |  The Paris Sessions | Cumbancha
Touré-Raichel Collective | L’amour |  The Paris Sessions | Cumbancha
Sally Nyolo | Tiga | Tiger Run | Riverboat
Marlui Miranda | Tche Nane | Ihu: todos os sons | Blue Jackal
Marlui Miranda | 15 Variações de Hai Nai Hai | Ihu: todos os sons | Blue Jackal
Maria Bethânia | Confesso | Memoria de Pele | Verve
Caetano Veloso | Um Communista | Abraçaço | Nonesuch
Kiran Ahluwalia | Hum Dono |  Sanata: Stillness | artist release
Kiran Ahluwalia | Hayat (Life) |  Sanata: Stillness | artist release
Massilia Sound System | Je marche avec | Massilia |
Gypsy Hill | Balkan Beast | Our Routes |  Batov
Yggdrasil | Átufressurin |  Dímun | Tutl
Andreas Aase | Dalakopa | Tre | Ora Fonogram
Andreas Aase | Kristina (closing excerpt) | Tre | Ora Fonogram
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RootsWorld Radio: Wednesday at 5:00 PM

Omar Sosa

On the 119th edition of RootsWorld radio, we’ll simply ear-wander aimlessly about. Come join me and see where we end up. Artists will include Pape and Cheikh, Omar Sosa and the New Afrocuban Quartet, Riccardo Tesi & Banditaliana, Tunto, FatDog, Lo’jo, Calaita Flanenco Son, Calicanto, Arun Ramamurthy Trio, and Hekla Stalstrenga.

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WTF with Bob Rogers, 11 AM Saturday

11am-noon – Bob Rogers presents another edition of WTF

Jazz Worldwide at noon, Saturday

Improvisatory sounds from around the planet, coming up a 12 noon Saturday