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Each week, host Cliff Furnald will take you on a little tour across borders and genres, introducing you to music from far flung places and sometimes from right in your own backyard, where ever you live. It might be jazz from Italy, folk music from Madagascar, Balkan music from Knoxville or a touch of the avant garde from Toronto. Each week will be a global tour, with no boundaries and no limits.
10/18/2014 - On the 123rd edition of RootsWorld radio, we'll feature two recordings that could easily make host Cliff Furnald's 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.