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10:58 am Aboulaye Alhassane Toure: 'Yeti Yeta' 7/21/2014
10:53 am Seun Kuti: 'African Soldier' 7/21/2014
10:17 am Susan Leviton: 'Shmilik, Gavrilik' 7/21/2014
10:14 am Veretski Pass: 'Movement 1: Without Beginning - A Voice Says Proclaim' 7/21/2014
10:09 am Howie Leess & Sid Beckerman: 'Dave Tarras' BB Bulgars' 7/21/2014
10:05 am Masanka Sankayi and the Kasai Allstars: 'Wa Muluendu' 7/21/2014
9:59 am Andrew Bird vs Konono N°1 & Sobanza Mimanisa: 'Ohnono/Kiwembo (Andrew Bird vs Konono N°1 & Sobanza Mimanisa)' 7/21/2014
9:56 am Konono N°1: 'Guiyome' 7/21/2014
9:50 am Kasai Allstars: 'The Chief's Enthronement / Oyaye' 7/21/2014
9:43 am Movits!: 'Appelnyckarjazz' 7/21/2014
9:40 am Ayalew Mesfin: 'Hasabe' 7/21/2014
9:28 am Fishtank Ensemble: 'Sweet Child O Mine' 7/21/2014
9:25 am Little Cow: 'Ne engedj el shohsem' 7/21/2014
9:22 am Juhos Egyuttes: 'Hajloadozik nadszal' 7/21/2014
9:19 am Balkan Beat Box: 'Ljepa Mare' 7/21/2014
9:15 am Panorama Jazz Band: 'New Orleans Shout' 7/21/2014
8:55 am David Rovics: 'OCCUPATION' 7/21/2014
8:50 am Z.E.P: 'Palestine' 7/21/2014
8:44 am Hanna Cinthio Ft. Suhell Nafar of DAM: '(OH GAZA) - New Year' 7/21/2014
8:40 am Berry Sakharof, Rea Mochiach & Ibn Gabirol: 'Greetings to You, Ruddy Friend (Shalom Lecha Dodi)' 7/21/2014
8:31 am KLEZMANIA!: 'Salaam/Shalom (Peace)' 7/21/2014
8:29 am Orphaned Land: 'A'salk' 7/21/2014
8:10 am Maddness: 'Night Boat to Cairo' 7/21/2014
8:07 am UB40: 'You're Not an Army' 7/21/2014
8:04 am The Specials: 'A Message To You Rudy' 7/21/2014
8:01 am The English Beat: 'I Am Your Flag' 7/21/2014
10:20 am Fish Tank Ensemble: 'Live in the studio' 7/14/2014
10:02 am Asha Bhosale: 'Dum mora dum' 7/14/2014
9:59 am Charanjit Singh: 'Hey mujhe dill de' 7/14/2014
9:56 am Charanjit Singh: 'Jaaneman Jaaneman' 7/14/2014

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Central Park Sessions to benefit WORT & Project 1808

07/27/14 2:45 PM | Sybil Augustine

WUM-poster Please join us Thursday for the inaugural Central Park Session, a night of live African music that we’ll be broadcasting and streaming from 5-10 pm. WORT benefits from the proceeds of refreshments and raffle tickets sold at the concert series, so come down to the show and/or listen to the live remote this Thursday!

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Live on King Street announces final headliner

07/21/14 8:01 PM | Sybil Augustine

h and h small The Majestic Theatre’s 4th annual Live on King Street lineup is complete! The fifth and final evening on September 19 will end with The Head and the Heart. This free, all ages event finishes out the summer series of similar shows featuring Cracker (July 25), Ziggy Marley (August 8) and Deer Tick (August 22).

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Funky roots world music from The Budos Band at the Majestic tonight!

07/10/14 1:29 PM | Sybil Augustine

Web_Image_-_The_Budos_Band-543x320 On Friday, The Budos Band will shake the Majestic dance floor with deep funk grooves. Tickets are still available for this early evening, all ages show at the Majestic box office.

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Barmer Boys live on WORT: from Rajasthan to Madison

05/9/14 2:13 PM | Sybil Augustine

Barmer Boys The Barmer Boys from Rajasthan appeared live on Global Revolutions Monday, April 28. The archive is available at

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Johnny Clegg Band at the Barrymore

04/4/14 2:01 PM | Kelsey

johnny clegg On Saturday, April 19th South African world music star and activist Johnny (“The White Zulu”) Clegg and his band will perform at the Barrymore Theatre in Madison. Johnny is touring behind his acclaimed 2010 release “Human”. This show also precedes the April 29th release of his new CD, “Best, Live & Unplugged at the Baxter Theatre, Cape Town”. Both CDs are on Appleseed Recordings. Johnny is an internationally acclaimed musician and sociopolitical activist. A fascinating story, he is not only a socially conscious singer, songwriter, and guitarist, he is also an anthropologist, ethnic dancer, and even a French knight!   See a preview of his music here:

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Solidarity Singalong Holiday Special

12/16/13 10:07 AM | Global Revolutions

coverWEB-200x300 Join us today as we welcome the Solidarity Singalong, to bring some rebellious holiday cheer. If you want to sing at home you can download the songbook and sing at home or your workplace. at: If you’re looking for for a stocking stuffer for the rabble-rouser in your life Unintimidated: Wisconsin Sings Truth to Power. We’ll be taking to some of the people involved in the production of this independent book that looks at the mass arrests of protesters at the Wisconsin Capitol this year and the creative resistance that was rekindled by the heavy-handedness of state authorities.

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WORT DJs spin live on Willy St. Sunday

09/20/13 1:54 PM | Sybil Augustine

record store day Our Underground Stage on Sept. 22 also features several WORT radio hosts spinning music before, between and after the bands. Kicking it off at 11:30 am is Cardinal Din, host of “Feed Me Weird Things” late night Saturdays, until Oedipus Tex takes the stage at noon. He’ll be followed by The Real Jaguar of Friday afternoon’s “Who Cooks For You?” bringing you music before a set by Cowboy Winter; then “Global Revolutions” will commence as Monday morning world fusion host Martin Alvarado selects the beats leading up to the ska-punk of 4 Aspiring Morning. After 4AM kicks it into high gear, DJ El Serpentine’s “Rattlesnake Shake” as heard here some Friday evenings follows, leading into Dick the Bruiser. Between DTB ….

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A Gringa’s Guide to the Madison World Music Festival!

09/12/13 1:14 PM | Sybil Augustine

Performing Indian symphonic string music Thurs. Sept 19, 5 pm at the Memorial Union Terrace. Susan Kepecs’ “Cultural Oyster” gives an overview of the acts appearing at the Madison World Music Festival this year at the Memorial Union and Willy St. Fair. Read and watch videos of several visiting artists on her blog.

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Photos and audio from La Fête de Marquette 2013

07/15/13 11:19 AM | Daniella Echeverria

Fete de Marquette 2013 Photos by Ankur Malhotra ( and Norm Stockwell. Links to streaming audio of each artist’s set that was broadcast live are below. Many thanks to our community supporters, whose generosity helps us bring you all this great music!!

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06/25/13 11:30 PM | Global Revolutions

foto-1-rainha-edit-flat A look at the music of the northeastern Brazilian state of Pernambuco. A multi-part series showcasing the music of this region with the styles of: maracatu, forro, cocu and more. Check out our first installment on Maracatu, a Brazilian musical genre that has its origins as a cultural resistance to slavery. Maracatu! (click on the link above to download MP3 file) We talk with Scott Kettner, a New York-based musician and scholar who has researched extensively the music of Northern Brazil. Scott is organizing the North American tour of Estrela Brilhante, a traditional Maracatu Nation that has been playing since 1906. Estrela Brilhante will be joining Nation Beat on a tour of the United States. For tour ….

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