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RootsWorld Radio #276: Some of our favorite songs from 2018
RootsWorld Radio #275 will feature some brass and bagpipes from southern Italy, three global takes on new jazz, a Scottish tale of immigration and return, an Australian exile's tale, Haitian roots in North America, and some songs from the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Artists include Karine Polwart, Giulio Bianco, Cesare Dell'Anna & GirodiBanda (our Music of the Month selection), Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Jowee Omicil, Sons of Kemet, Malou Beauvoir, Opa Cupa, and songs from the Small Island, Big Song project.
On the 274th edition of RootsWorld Radio, I'll be offering music new and music old, from Reunion, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, Italy, and Cuba-via-Canada. Artists on the show include Astor Piazzolla, Emma Junaro, Okan, Macha Y El Bloque Depresivo, Ann O'aro, and Giulio Bianco. I close with what I think is one of the best songs of migration and immigration written so far this century, by Scots singer and songwriter Karine Polwart.
On the 273rd edition of RootsWorld Radio, we explore a taboo subject in a song from Reunion. We'll listen to some jazz from Montreal and the UK with deep roots in the Americas and the Caribbean. We'll hear what artists can do with some classical war horses, and some some central American pop re-imagined in Mayan, the return of my favorite Gabonese songwriter, some traditional folk from England and some global folk-fusions. Artists on the show include Ann O'aro (our Music of the Month artist for November), Jowee Omicil, Sons Of Kemet, Cesare Dell'Anna's GirodiBanda, The Furrow Collective, Pierre Akendengue, Doctor Nativo, Kyab Yul Sa, and Sekou Bah.
RootsWorld Radio #272 starts with electricity from Finland, a diesel fueled waltz from Denmark, and then carries on with songs of love and friendship from Madagascar, and string music from Chile via NYC. Along the way we'll hear voices from Latvia, a global pop-orchestral collaboration, and a song from our Music of the Month artist, Mayan activist and songwriter Doctor Nativo. Artists on the program include Tautumeitas, Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider, Bokate & Metrople Orkest, Razia, and Suistamon Sahko.
On RootsWorld Radio #271, we'll hear pointed social songs from Reunion, fife and drums from France, a Violetta Parra song reinterpreted for string quartet and voice, roots-rock from Guatemala, old school Latin roots from San Francisco, older school popular music from Marseilles, re inventions for the modern nyckelharpa in Quebec, and one more from our music of the month selection by Rinde Eckert. Artists include Magos Hererra & Brooklyn Rider, Anna O'aro, Belouga Quartet, Jean-Francois Belanger, Moussu T e lei Jovents, Doctor Nativo and the Hip Spanic Allstars.
On the 270th edition of RootsWorld Radio, we'll hear some traditional Spanish folk music from the province of Toledo, classic Afro-beat from Ghana, and new sounds from Mali, DR Congo and Guadeloupe via the US. We'll hear another song from our Music of the Month recording by American singer Rinde Eckert, and new music from Italy, Sweden and Germany. Artists include Les Tambours de Brazza, Bowing 9, Riccardo Tesi's Banditaliana, Viguela, Delgres, Sekou Bah, Bolga Zohdoomah and Jodelfisch.
RootsWorld Radio #269 features a lot of songs, in English, French, German and Spanish, featuring the music of Steve Tilston (UK), Very Be Careful (US/Colombia), Mariachi Reyna De Los Angeles, Alba Griot Ensemble (Scotland/west Africa), Jodelfisch (Germany), The Blue Dahlia (US/France/global), and tracks from my pick for Septermber's Music of the Month, Rinde Eckert's The Natural World.
On RootsWorld Radio #268 we'll hear modern folk music from Iran, Slovenia, Italy, Denmark, China via Cuba (or is it Cuba via China?), an old French classic, and some new Ethiopian pop. Artists on the program include Agricantus, Katalena, Massimo Donno, Malicorne, Mineyeshu, Vingefang, Mehdi & Adib Rostami, and Wu Man & Son de San Diego. We'll also feature the latest Music of the Month album, Kulku, by the multi-national quintet, SANS.
RootsWorld Radio #267 starts with American writer and singer Rinde Eckert from his August release, "The Natural World." I'll also play a classic track from John Hartford's "Aereo Plain" from the early 70s, a song from English guitarist and singer Steve Tilston, and an old ballad from Nashville singer Lee Ann Womack. We'll hear from The Markku Lepistö Trio (Finland), Pulsar Trio (Germany), Baul Meets Saz (Turkey, India, Belgium), Jean Baptiste Ferre (France) and finish off with a trio of Nordic fiddle duos: Mikael Marin & Ånon Egeland, Storis Limpan Band, and Ulf Nilsson & Örjan Hans-Ers.
On the 266th edition of RootsWorld Radio, we'll start with some unusual music rooted in Madagascar, by an ensemble of musicians from many of the islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans, from a collection called "Small Island Big Song" with the Ankivio Village Band, Airileke, Andro and many others. We'll also hear a quartet of musicians from Iran and North America called Ppium Moon; the Haitian band RAM, Italian accordionist Riccardo Tesi and Banditaliana, the Danish duo Vingefang, the German Pulsar Trio, and the Lebanese/Palistinian duo of Philippe El Hage and Youssef Hbeisch.
On the 265th edition of RootsWorld Radio we'll listen to tracks from a new album by Cypriot trio Monsieur Doumani. We'll also go back to my 2013 interview with the members of the group. Also on the show, a look at a new book and 2 CD set called "Listen All Around" that documents the recordings of the 1950s made by musicologist Hugh Tracey in central and East Africa. Other artists on the program include Djeneba & Fousco (Mali), and Les Tambours de Brazza (Congo).
On the 264th edition of RootsWorld Radio, we'll explore new sounds from Brazil, Finland, Galician & Valencian Spain, Mexico via Belgium, and Gascon France. Artists include Mercedes Peon, Anne-Mari Kivimaki, Aallotar, Catherine Bent, Esteban Murillo, La Cleda, and Trio Organico.
The 263rd edition of RootsWorld Radio presents some Arabic jazz, a Welsh-Senegalese harp duet, a Chinese-Arabic string duet, American roots, Malian blues, a Basque accordionist's explorations in Catalan Spain, some Italian brass bands, and guitar music from Zimbabwe. Artists include The Bhundu Boys, El Hage & Hbeisch, Finch & Keita, Rafea & Hong, Ry Cooder, Samba Toure and Massimo Donno.
On the 262nd edition of RootsWorld Radio, we'll hear from our May Music of the Month selection, the Sami mother and daughter duo Solju . We'll also hear some classic recordings from Hugh Masakela from a new 3 CD set of music from 1966 to 1976. Other artists on the program will include Kardemimmit and Tunto (both from Finland), The Rheingans Sisters, Mahsa Vahdat & Coskun Karademir (Iran/Turkey), and Ali Fuat Aydin & Cenk Guray (Turkey).
On the 261st edition of RootsWorld Radio, we'll explore some Afro-Finnish, Faroese and American jazz, accordion solos and modern joiks from Finland, new and traditional roots from the US, France, Bulgaria and Ireland. Artists include Eugenia Georgieva, Shane Mulchrone, Enekk, Darshan, Markku Lepisto, John Minton, Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble; Psalite, Lidia Pujol & Miquel Gil; and Kate McGarry, Keith Ganz &Gary Versace.
On the 260th edition of RootsWorld Radio, we'll begin with some contemporary 'post-folklore' from Latvia, Jewish roots and rap from NYC, Turkish percussion with Armenian reeds, chaabi jazz and wander through some older favorites from Brazil, France, Italy, and the US. Artsis on the show include Darshan, Ilgi, Koum Tara, Levent Yildirim, Ludovico Einaudi, Snakefarm, Trio Ifriqiya, Caetano Veloso and The Graceland McCollough Tigers.
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