The Road To Higher Ground with Jonathan Øverby

Dr. Jonathan Øverby uses the power of music as a “pathway to increasing our understanding of diverse groups worldwide.” Shaped and inspired by his many years of independent travel, research, and engagement with music makers around the globe, Jonathan invites you to tune in and experience an evening of culturally — inclusive celebration of genres — near and far, ancient and modern, familiar and unique.


WPR Music, Saturdays, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Jonathan Øverby

Playlist Archives

Search here for past playlists, available for you to view Sundays after 12:00 PM. You can also listen to the Saturday broadcast online for two weeks after the original broadcast date on Mondays.

Latest Episodes

  • #1564 15 June 2024

    An evening of World Music with African roots and much more.

    #1564 15 June 2024
  • #1563 8 June 2024

    Jack Costanzo, Nisos, Azam Ali, Ben Harper, Chris Wood, Deolinda, Gypsy Kings, Sekouba Bambino, Karen Matheson, Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Ibrahim Ferrer, Tito Puente, Eric Bibb, Eva Ayllon, and more.

    #1563 8 June 2024
  • #1562 1 June 2024

    A showcase of world music from lands near and far.

    #1562 1 June 2024
  • Edition #1557 27 April 2024

    An evening of international, global roots, and indigenous music from lands near and far.

    Edition #1557 27 April 2024
  • Edition #1551 16 March 2024

    Sweet Honey In The Rock, Mariachi flor De Toloache, Salsa Celtica, Hugh Masekela, Mariachi El Bronx, La Bottine Souriante, Warsaw Village Band, Fatoumata Diawara, Cesaria Evora, Tshala Muana, The Gloaming, […]

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    Edition #1551 16 March 2024

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Dr. Jonathan Øverby

Host & Executive Producer
Jonathan Øverby

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