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RootsWorld Radio #288 will feature a number of cross-border collaborations, with music by Gaizca Project (Catalonia, Galicia and Basque country), Alegria e Liberta (Spain, Italy, Belgium), Kayhan Kalhor & Rembrant Frerich Trio (Iran, Netherlands), and Heida Bjorg and Kaos (Iceland, France). We will also feature Zimbabwen mbira player and singer Hope Masike, Finnish accordionist Teija Niku, and Basque triki master Kepa Junkera.
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The 287th editions of RootsWorld Radio will include Polynesian singer Olivia Foa'i and the band Te vaka; South American bluegrass-Latin band Che Apalache, Irish fiddler Martin Hayes with the string quartet Brooklyn Rider; Finnish accordionist Teija Niku, Real Vocal String Quartet, Portuguese singer Mísia, Väsen from Sweden; Lea Nicholson on concertina, and the ensemble Bube Dame Konig from Germany.
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Artists on RW Radio #286 include Cimarron, Mad Hansens Kapel, Spoket i Koket, Floating Sofa Orchestra, Real Vocal String Quartet, Shahbaz Hussain & Helen Anahita Wilson, Oumar Konate, Rachele Andrioli & Rocco Nigro, Dancas Ocultas and Mary Ann Kennedy.
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RootsWorld Radio #285 features a wide ranging group of contemporary takes on tradition, from auto-tuned voices from Ghana and Afro-futurist rhythms from Brazil, to trans-global collaborations from Los Angeles to the Ivory Coast. Artists on the program include Real Vocal String Quartet, Aurelie Dorzee & Tom Theuns, Rachele Andrioli & Rocco Nigro, Linda Ayupuka, Fausty Amoa Mabila, Clang Sayne, Andy Statman, Tartit and Ziminino.
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The 284th edition of RootsWorld Radio will focus on the vocal music of the northern tier of Scandinavia know as Sapmi or Sami land, the region known as Lapland in the past. We'll hear traditional vocals called joik, sung in nature, contemporary folk music that incorporates these songs, and inventive modern electronics and jazz that bring it into the 21st century. Artists from the Sami lands of Finland and Norway on the show will include The Jazz Joik Ensemble, Assu, Ulla Pirttijarvi, Jeinat, Moenje, Johan Anders Baer, Wimme & Rinne, Marie Boine and Vassvik. We'll also hear one non-joik from the Finnish group Pauanne.


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RootsWorld Radio #283 will be two uninterrupted sets of music that will bounce rather furiously about the world. Artists featured on the show will include Pauanne (Finland), Markku Lepistö & Mikko Hellenius (Finland), Kanazoe Orkestra (Burkina Faso /France), Kyriakos Kalaitzidis (Greece), Africa Express (Europe/South Africa), Angelique Kidjo (Benin), Benji & Rita (Brazil/USA), Las Hermanas Carroni (Argentina/Belgium), Espiral (Portugal), and Moenje (Norway/Saami).


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The 282nd edition of RootsWorld Radio starts with some raw brass and drums and African hip-hop. From there we'll wander through Afro-Colombian pop, Moroccan spirituals, a Sephardic song, music from Scotland, Brittany and French Canada and close out with some radical new folk music from Finland. Artists on the show include Le Rex, Africa Express, Ya Punto, Abdesselam Damoussi & Nour Eddine, Mara Aranda, Le Vent Du Nord, Yann-Fañch Kemener, Mary Ann Kennedy and Pauanne.


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The 281st edition of RootsWorld Radio will ramble around the world, from rooted pop music from Mali, to some Czech blues from the muse in Brittany. There will be a ‘kind of folk’ from Norway, sisters from Argentine France, some Fra Fra power from Ghana, and Sufi voices and percussion in Morocco. Artists include Groupa, Las Hermanas Caronni, Mahsa and Marjan Vahdat with Kronos Quartet, Daniel Cros, Mr Folxlide, Hama Sankare, Fausty Amoa Mabila, Linda Ayupuka, and Abdesselam Damoussi & Nour Eddine.


On the 280th edition of RootsWorld Radio we’ll ‘kind of’ have folk music from Norway, Italy, Finland, Estonia, Gascony, Italy north and south, as well as some decidedly not folk from the US and beyond. Artists on the program include Mimmo Epifani; Maarja Nuut and Ruum; Layale Chaker and Sarafand; Duo Bottasso e Simone Sims Longo; Lucilla Galeazzi, Ialma, Didier Laloy, Carlo Rizzo and Maarten Decombel; Feiz Noz Moc’H, Johnny Cash, Puhti, and Groupa.


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On the 279th edition of RootsWorld Radio, we'll feature some of the final recordings by Malian vocal giant Salif Keita. We'll hear a Czech dream song, some deep jazz through the lens of folk traditions from Gambia and Trinidad. There will be semi-classical tango. And we'll feature Hatitian-American, New York bred and New Orleans resident Leyla McCalla (My pick of the month). Other artists on the show include Ponk, Dawda Jobarteh, Etienne Charles, Pablo Aslan, and Bassekou Kouyate.


On RootsWorld Radio 278, features a special presentation from a collective of musicians in Rotterdam called "Music Through The Walls." We'll hear klezmer of a more political nature, roots new and old from Ethiopia, Ghana and Mali; a collaboration of artists from Mongolia and Poland; contemporary roots from Bulgaria; mandolin from Italy and Arabic classical music. Artists on the show: Kërkim, Dawda Jobarteh, Urna & Kroke, The Dur Dur Band, Hama Sankare, Doctor Professor Atamina, Ayuune Sule, Mimmo Epifani, Belonoga, Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird, and The Ayn Trio.


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