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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.

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  • #1548 24 February 2024 The Road To Higher Ground with Jonathan Øverby

    Tonight’s showcase features: Norma Waterson, Ojos De Brujo, Miles Davis, George Gershwin, Abigail Washburn & Bela Fleck, Isley Brothers,Aretha Franklin, Buddy Holly, Benny Carter, Duke Ellington with Louis Armstrong, Allen Toussaint, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Trixie Smith, Emma Sweeney and more.

    #1548 24 February 2024 The Road To Higher Ground with Jonathan Øverby
  • #1547 17 February 2024 The Road To Higher Ground with Jonathan Øverby

    Your weekend showcase features: Karine Polwart, Anne Phoebe, Family Atlantica, Tito Puente, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Leontyne Price, Mami Smith, Catrin Finc & Seckou Keita, Mano Chao, George Jones, Kate Rusby, Tannahill Weavers, Magfos Herrera and Pink Martini.

    #1547 17 February 2024 The Road To Higher Ground with Jonathan Øverby

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