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On the 233rd edition of RootsWorld Radio, we'll visit the island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean for some vocal and percussion music called maloya. Then we'll move north west to Mali and then across the Atlantic to Brazil. We'll head back to the north east and hear new recordings from Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. Artists on the program will include Väsen, Mamadou Kelly, Vieux Farka Toure, Dona Onete, Bragr, Vrang, Danyél Waro, and Jaakko Laitenen & Väära Raha.

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On the 232nd edition of RootsWorld radio, we'll hear Tuvan and old gospel tunes played by an harmonica chamber group, explore some obscure Chinese pop, and listen to clarinets from the Czech Republic, marimbas from Burkina Faso, flutes from Sweden, hurdy-gurdy from Basque Spain, Czech Breton fest-noz, and Arab-Breton hammer dulcimer. Artists include Corky Seigel's Chamber Blues, The Clarinet Factory, Kanazoé Orkestra, Zephyr, Bidaia, Yann Fañch Kemener & ba.fnu, Kazut de Tyr, Wu Junde and South City Second Brother.

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The 231st edition of RootsWorld Radio will feature lots of newly released music from around the world, from Brittany to Ethiopia, Dominica to the Congo and Belgium back to Honduras. Artists on the program this week will include Kazut de Tyr, Girma Beyene, L'Orchstre Afrisa Internationale, Vieux Farka Toure, Kala Jula, KV Express, Calicanto, Jamie Stone's Folklife and Aurelio.

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The week of February 27th, 2017
The 228th edition of RootsWorld Radio starts with some artists that explore The Treasure of Language; in this case, lesser know tongues of Europe and the Atlantic. Languages all have their own unique rhythms and meter that are reflected in both the poetry and in the music itself. These artists offer us a glimpse into their very local worlds, singing (and, in effect, playing) in Faroese, Karelian and Älvdalska. The artists for these pieces are Kata (Faroe Islands), Lekkujad (Finland/Karelia) and Lena Willemark (Älvdalans, Sweden). Other artists on the show include Derroll Adams (US), Okra Playground (Finland), Nisia (Italy/Belgium) and Olu Dara (US).

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On the 227th edition of RootsWorld radio, there will be dances in the forests of Brazil, in the supermarkets of Finland, in the barber shops of Naples, in the streets of Santa Monica and on a mythical Congo Square in Madagascar. We'll feature a few songs from our Music of the Month selection by Sekou Keita and Omar Sosa, and much more. Artists on this week's show include Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang, Kerdoncuff, Le Floc'h & Berthou, Tao Ravao & Thomas Laurent, The Epifani Barbers, the Osama Abdulrosol Qunitet, Osman Martins & Quatour MP4, Subsonic Trio and Jaakko Laitenen & Väära Raha.

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On the 226th edition of RootsWorld Radio, we'll start with experimental music for the Brazilian berimbau, listen to a Czech Breton collaboration both musically and socially charged, globe hop with some great guitars, some Cape Verdean accordion, a bit of punta rock, and listen to something that is "as melancholy as it is strange" from Niger. Artists inculde Arcomusical, ba.fnu & Yann-Fañch Kemener, Bitori, Robson Banda & The New Black Eagles, Malagache Connexion, Aurelio Martinez, Jawhar & Mitsou, and Boubacar Traoré and Studio Shap Shap.

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The 225th edition of RootsWorld starts off with music from the Finno-Russian border region of Karelia. We'll also hear Garifuna music from Honduras, a singer from Galicia, and a song of a Russian shtetel. Featured recordings on today's show include Greek singer Martha Mavroidi's a capella exploration of Greece, the Balkans and beyond; and a collaborative work by Cuban pianist Omar Sosa and Senegalese singer, percussionist and kora player Sekou Keita. Artists on the program include Lekkujad, Aurelio Martinez and The Klezmatics.

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