Global Revolutions

Solidarity Singalong Holiday Special

Monday, 16 December 2013

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. more »


Tuesday, 25 June 2013

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 details and information about both bands check out: For a link to their kickstarter campaign: photos courtesy of the Tale of Two Nations tour. The music heard in this episode: Djalma Corrêa - Tudo Madeira from Baiafro. Ricardo Gomes, Arnaldo JR – Maracatus Nation Beat – Clementina De Jesus No Morro Da Conceicao from Maracatuniversal Estrelha Brillante – Toque o Gongue Nation Beat - Tu-Maraca from Maracatuniversal Thanks to Scott Kettner and the staff colective at WORT 89.9 FM, Listener Sponsored Community Radio in Madison, WI Recorded and Produced by Robert Schoville and Martin Alvarado at the WORT Studios June, 2013. check out Global Revolution on Facebook at Global Revolutions more »

Countdown to Carnaval 2013

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Robert Schoville, founder of the Handphibians, will be our guest on Global Revolutions over the next three Mondays to present some of the music and history of carnaval from Brazil, the United States (New Orleans Mardi Gras), and the Madison community. Joining him in the studio will be special guests and musicians who will be participating in the annual Handphibian Carnaval, February 8th and 9th at the Majestic Theater.   Tune in on Mondays – January 21st, January 28th and February 4th – from 10:30 to 11:30 on WORT 89.9 FM more »

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