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Higher Ground Playlist

The Higher Ground Playlist is a searchable list of all the selections played over the past eight years. Read more

World Music Resources

See a list of world music record labels.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Listen to the archive from the 38th Annual Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the State Capitol Rotonda.

About Jonathan

Learn more about "Higher Ground" host, Dr. Jonathan Overby. Read more

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Thursday, October 4, 2018, at 12 Noon, WPR presents the premiere of The Odyssey Series Live - “Sacred World Music” produced and hosted by Jonathan Øverby. Each Public Program staged in Buck Studio is world-music-centered and designed To explore Pathways To Increased Understanding of Varied Cultural, Spiritual, Sacred and Communal Traditions. Read more

Peruvian genre-bending musical force Novalima will be performing in Madison, WI on Wednesday, August 1st! From their humble start, file-sharing musical ideas and producing their first album in separate countries during the dawn of the internet, Novalima is now revered worldwide...Read more


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Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) was proud to present the 38th Annual Tribute and Ceremony honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Capitol Rotunda on January 15 at noon. This year’s theme is "Do You Remember," featuring clinician, lecturer, actor, and Milwaukee resident Muhibb Dyer....

The following introduces a collaborative effort with the organizers of Live Music Now Scotland www.livemusicnow.org/scotland featuring The Free Fringe Music Concert Series staged in the grand gallery of the National Museum of Scotland in...

Olagón: a Cantata in Doublespeak is the newest album from multiple Grammy Award-winning chamber ensemble Eighth Blackbird. The project finds the innovative new-music sextet collaborating with vocalist Iarla Ó Lionaird of the Irish supergroup The Gloaming; Princeton-based composer-fiddler Dan...Read more

A refreshing and indeed a "relaxing selection of acoustic African songs" featuring new and legendary artists.  Tune - in and hear these new sounds from Putumayo World Music.

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