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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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 & Ĺnon Egeland, Storis Limpan Band, and Ulf Nilsson & Örjan Hans-Ers.


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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.


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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).


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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.


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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.


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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).


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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.


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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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On RootsWorld Radio #259, we'll hear voices from North America, Latvia, Mali, France and Brazil and instrumentalists from Malta, Russia and Turkey. The show will include new works and old. Artists include Emicida, Etnika, Ilgi, Moira Smiley, Malicorne, Gabriel Yacoub, Samurai Accordion, Darshan, Djeneba & Fousco, Levent Yildirim, and Lunar Cape.


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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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