World Music

  • #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. Hear the broadcast streamed Saturdays 5 p.m. Central on WPR’s NPR News & Music Network at wpr.org and…

    #1547 17 February 2024 The Road To Higher Ground with Jonathan Øverby
  • ‘Early Music For The Ages’ with Dr. Rebecca Cypess

    Coming soon is Jonathan’s podcast series that explores ancient music and its role in shaping future genres, cultures, and musicians who followed.

    ‘Early Music For The Ages’ with Dr. Rebecca Cypess
  • #1541 6 January 2024 The Road To Higher Ground with Jonathan Øverby

    Join Jonathan for this weekend’s showcase featuring the Ahn Trio, The Chieftans and the Punch Brothers, Nickel Creek, Yale Strom and Hot Pstromi, Kekele, music fro Thailand, Hungary, Poland, Norway, Morocco, with Nina Simone, Paul Desmond, Art Tatum, Ruth Brown, Idan Raichel and Vieux Farka Toure, Novalima and more. Hear the broadcast streamed Saturdays 5…

    #1541 6 January 2024 The Road To Higher Ground with Jonathan Øverby
  • #1540 30 December 2023 The Road To Higher Ground with Jonathan Øverby

    This weekend’s showcase features Gilberto Gil and Harry Belafonte, accordionist Richard Galliano, a mix of Caribbean and reggae sounds, Lila Downs, Mariza, Franco and Tpok Jazz, Karen Matheson, Cesaria Evora,The Burning Bush, Dehli 2 Dublin, Stockholm Lisboa Project and more. Hear the broadcast streamed Saturdays 5 p.m. Central on WPR’s NPR News & Music Network…

    #1540 30 December 2023 The Road To Higher Ground with Jonathan Øverby
  • WILDWOODS FOLK BAND AT THE BUR OAK

    PERFORMANCE AT THE BUR OAK IN MADISON, WI Hailing from the Great Plains of Lincoln, NE, enchanting folk/American trio, The Wildwoods are excited to perform at The Bur Oak on Thursday, January 18th, 2024. Doors are at 7:00pm and the show will begin at 8:00pm. The Bur Oak is an independently run event venue in…

    WILDWOODS FOLK BAND AT THE BUR OAK
  • #1538 16 December 2023 The Road To Higher Ground with Jonathan Øverby

    This weekend’s showcase features an encore broadcast from 26 August 2023 featuring music by Ballake Sissoko and Vincent Segal, Ana Moura, Raghu Dixit, Youssou N’Dour, Moishe’s Bagel, Tamikrest, Sam &8 Ruby, Kiran Ahluwalia, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Cachao, Nueva Manteca, Gurrumul, Spiro, Martin Hayes, Aaron Copland, Syriana and more. Hear the broadcast streamed Saturdays 5…

    #1538 16 December 2023 The Road To Higher Ground with Jonathan Øverby
  • #1539 23 December 2023 The Road To Higher Ground with Jonathan Øverby

    This weekend’s showcase features Sierra Leone’s Refugee All stars, Ali Hassan Kuban, Portuguese fado music for the guitar, Antonin Dvorak, Cuba’s Vocal Luna, Ravi Shankar, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, a bit of blues, folk music from Quebec, Hugh Masekela, Tony Allen, Mercedes Sosa and Hindustani Classical Music. Hear the broadcast streamed Saturdays 5 p.m. Central on…

    #1539 23 December 2023 The Road To Higher Ground with Jonathan Øverby
  • #1536 2 December 2023 The Road To Higher Ground with Jonathan Øverby

    This weekend’s showcase features an encore broadcast from 20 May 2023 featuring music by Mariza, Silly Sisters, Take 6, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Afro Celt Sound System, Miriam Makeba, Aurelio, music from Findland, Claire Lynch, Orquesta Akokan, Pablo Mayor-Folklore Urbano, Angelique Kidjo, AnDa Union, Tina Malia, Divanhana, Loyko, ÌFÉ and more. Hear the broadcast streamed…

    #1536 2 December 2023 The Road To Higher Ground with Jonathan Øverby
  • #1535 25 November 2023 The Road To Higher Ground with Jonathan Øverby

    This weekend’s showcase features music by Colombiafrica, Mabulu, Kiran Ahluwalia, Los Lobos, Solas, Toumani Diabate, Herbie Hancock, Shanren, Mediaeval Baebes, Timbuktu, pianist and composer Shostakovich, the Polish Women’s trio – Sutari, with tonight’s featured artist, Tommy Emmanuel and Friends and Monoswezi and more. Hear the broadcast streamed Saturdays 5 p.m. Central on WPR’s NPR News…

    #1535 25 November 2023 The Road To Higher Ground with Jonathan Øverby