Coming Soon, An Interview with Putumayo World Music Founder Dan Stoper
Friday, October 30, 2020, 3:00pm
Putumayo began in 1975 as a Latin American handicraft shop in New York City, by then 23-year old founder Dan Storper. Dan majored in Latin American Studies, and on a trip to Colombia found himself in the Putumayo river valley where he fell in love with the indigenous handicrafts, people, and...
TOS from Home - New Season on Hold
Friday, May 15, 2020, 3:00pm
On-line programs will feature interviews, discussions and performances expressed through the power of music and its potential to aid in the fostering of increased understanding of those who are different. The series aims to illumine the commonalities and unique human expressions of those whose...
The Odyssey Series Live - Featuring Sheila "Sile" Shigley
Friday, November 15, 2019, 3:00pm
For the second program in the TOS Live Series, Sheila "Síle" Shigley appears with guest artist, Amy Curl . Shigley was raised in Kowloon, Hong Kong where nestled beneath majestic High Junk Peak in jungled hills overlooking the South China Sea, a tightly-knit missionary community spent a good deal of time engaged in musical pursuits, including spirited hymn singing. Sheila’s family was particularly fond of early American hymns - many with deep roots in the old Celtic song traditions. Her interest in Celtic music was rekindled in the early 1980’s when she discovered WPR’s broadcasts of Simply Folk and The Thistle & Shamrock.
The Odyssey Series Live - New Season Coming This Fall
Friday, October 19, 2018, 3:00pm
The Odyssey Series Live - “Sacred World Music” Public Programs that are World Music Centered and Designed To Explore Pathways To Increased Understanding of Varied Cultural, Spiritual, Sacred and Communal Traditions. "each program in the series is designed to illumine the Wisconsin Idea, inclusion,...
The Odyssey Series Live
Friday, October 19, 2018, 3:00pm
The Odyssey Series Live - “Sacred World Music” produced and hosted by Jonathan Øverby presenting Public Programs that are World Music Centered and Designed To Explore Pathways To Increased Understanding of Varied Cultural, Spiritual, Sacred and Communal Traditions. Øverby says "each program in the...
Premier of The Odyssey Series Live
Saturday, August 4, 2018, 7:00pm
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.
Peruvian Music Comes To Madison
Thursday, July 26, 2018, 10:00am
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 for breaking...
CITY OF CHICAGO 2018 MILLENNIUM PARK SUMMER SEASON
Friday, March 9, 2018, 10:00am
CITY OF CHICAGO ANNOUNCES THE 2018 MILLENNIUM PARK SUMMER SEASON Millennium Park’s 2018 summer season which runs from May through September. Millennium Park will offer traditional favorites like the Chicago House Music Festival, Chicago Gospel Music Festival, Chicago Blues Festival, Summer Music...
Madison Celtic Festival 2018 - Weekend Of Celtic Culture
Friday, March 9, 2018, 10:00am
From Esty Dinur Communications, Community Relations, and Publicity Director, Wisconsin Union TheaterChair for Artistic Selection, Madison World Music Festival Experience a world of Celtic Culture at the Madison Celtic Festival during the weekend of March 9 th /10 th ! Festival passes for the two...
Pankhurst Anthem and UK's Centenary of Women's Suffrage
Friday, February 16, 2018, 11:00am
Source: BBC Radio 3 6 February 1918 ground-breaking Act of Parliament allowed some women in the United Kingdom to vote for the first time. Although it would be another ten years before all UK women could vote on the same terms as men, it was a momentous step on the road to voting equality. 100...
Hindustani Classical Music
Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 11:00am
North Indian or Hindustani art music has a wealth of vocal genres and instrumental styles, some of them rooted in the past and others of a more recent origin. Although Indian music is primarily an oral tradition, it has a long practice of written music theory. Through dozens of musicological...
La Banda Morisca In Concert
Thursday, November 16, 2017, 11:00am
La Banda Morisca brings together a mix of flamenco, Andalusian folk music and the musical traditions of the three monotheist religions to create a unique and exciting sound all its own. The group originates from the Spanish city Jerez in the province of Cádiz in the autonomous community of...
Music from Russian to Manchurian to Han Chinese
Friday, September 22, 2017, 12:00pm
Daniel Ho, a native Hawaiian currently based in Los Angeles, plays piano, ukulele and slack key guitar. He has received six Grammies as a producer and his album Polani (Pure) was the first 'ukulele album to be nominated for a Grammy. Ho, who visited Oberlin as part of Asian/ Pacific Islander...
Calypso, Highlife, Apala, Mambo & Juju On One Album
Thursday, September 7, 2017, 12:00pm
Soul Jazz Records' says this about their 2016 "Nigeria Freedom Sounds Release: (The album with great liner notes) "features a stunning selection of material spotlighting the vibrant musical scene in Nigeria at the start of the 1960s. With a wealth of musical and cultural history and newly...
Pink Martini - Simply "Sympathique"
Friday, September 1, 2017, 12:00pm
While dining is a Turkish restaurant in Inverdeen, Scotland just weeks ago, I was struck by the music, quite robustly bellowing from the speaker just above my table. In truth, I have a hard time sustaining a conversation or even eating with music playing in the background - it distracts me and...
African Children's Choir Comes To Wisconsin
Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 12:00pm
The internationally acclaimed African Children’s Choir recently performed at Crossroads Church, 3815 S Dutch Mill Rd, Madison Wisconsin. E vent Date: Fri, 2017-05-19 . The African Children’s Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs...
37th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute And Ceremony
Monday, January 16, 2017, 12:00pm
On Monday, January 16, 2017 at Noon, the State of Wisconsin presented the 37th Annual “Tribute & Ceremony” honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the State Capitol Rotunda in Madison, Wisconsin. This event was produced, directed and hosted by Wisconsin Public Radio’s Dr. Jonathan L. Overby,...
Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 1:00pm
Tango is a dance that has influences from European and African culture. The exact origins of tango—both the dance and the word itself—are lost in myth and unrecorded history. One plausible theory is that in the mid-1800s, enslaved Africans transported to Argentina would - with their descendants...