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11:51 am Ana Tijoux: '1977' 4/14/2014
11:48 am Baloji: 'Karibou Ya Bintou' 4/14/2014
11:43 am Suenalo Sound System: 'Suenalo' 4/14/2014
11:39 am DAM: 'I don't have freedom' 4/14/2014
11:36 am Chelo Silva: 'Tristeza de Quererte' 4/14/2014
11:33 am Teresa Salgueiro: 'Maracangalha' 4/14/2014
11:29 am Lo' Jo: 'Armangue' 4/14/2014
11:25 am Ilham Al Madfai: 'Marina' 4/14/2014
11:22 am Chlopcy konta Basia: 'Mam Ja Meza' 4/14/2014
11:19 am Narciso Martinez: 'Flor Marchita' 4/14/2014
11:16 am Giada Hinnawi: 'Biddi Ilek Shi' 4/14/2014
11:03 am Johnny Clegg & Juluka: 'Jwanasibeki' 4/14/2014
11:00 am Johnny Clegg & Juluka: 'Siyayilanda' 4/14/2014
10:57 am Johnny Clegg & Juluka: 'Shake My Way' 4/14/2014
10:52 am Johnny Clegg & Juluka: 'Digging for Some Words' 4/14/2014
10:47 am Johnny Clegg & Juluka: 'Scatterlings Of Africa' 4/14/2014
10:41 am A R Rahman: 'Jai Ho' 4/14/2014
10:38 am Ravi Shankar: 'Kathakali Katthak' 4/14/2014
10:25 am Bajofondo: 'Pa' Bailar - Siempre Quiero Mas (feat. Julieta Venegas)' 4/14/2014
10:23 am Astor Piazzolla: 'BAILONGO' 4/14/2014
10:19 am Rodolfo Mederos Orquesta Tipica: 'EL CHOCLO' 4/14/2014
10:16 am La Chicana: 'La Patota' 4/14/2014
10:15 am Daniel Melingo: 'José 'El Cuchiyero'' 4/14/2014
9:54 am Rodrigo y Gabriela: 'The Soundmaker' 4/14/2014
9:47 am Los Colorados: 'The Passenger' 4/14/2014
9:44 am The Freak Fandango Orchestra: 'Requiem for a Fish' 4/14/2014
9:41 am Gogol Bordello: 'Last One Goes the Hope' 4/14/2014
9:38 am Mano Negra: 'Mala Vida' 4/14/2014
9:34 am Les Négresses Vertes: 'Hey Maria' 4/14/2014
9:24 am Sandy Lopicic Orkestar: 'Makedonsko Devojce' 4/14/2014

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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 and Venus In Furs you’ll hear the sounds of “Kosmic Radiation” brought to you by Dave 3000 of late night Thursdays fame, and then we’ll slink into the “Leopard Print Lounge,” usually only open Tuesday nights at 11 pm, where your hostess Jenni will rock you up till White Mystery takes the stage for the final set of the day. She’ll also be spinning a “cool down” set if time permits. Check out all these shows in our online archives, and don’t be shy about coming up to say Hello and give kudos to your favorite rock DJs at our stage in the 800 block of Williamson Street at the far west end of the fair. You’ll also find our tent with a huge blowout sale of used and new CDs in all genres, all to be had for just a song….it’s the last sale of the season, so come and take a chance on some new music at bargain prices, and we really hope you enjoy all the entertainment at this year’s Fair!!

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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 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

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Linda & Alhaji are back on Panfrica with Vieux Farka Toure!

06/21/13 2:46 PM | Sybil Augustine

Malian guitar magic is coming to La Fete de Marquette on Thurs. July 11 at 9:30 pm. We’ll have an interview with Malian SuperStar and Monster Blues Guitarist Vieux Farka Toure on Panafrica Radio Show on WORT FM 89.9 tomorrow, Saturday, June 22nd. Son of the late legendary Grammy-winning Malian Blues man Ali Farka Toure, Vieux has stepped out and up to become an international star of his own. Here is Vieux Farka live .    Listen live Saturday, June 22nd, 2-4 PM Central on and follow us on facebook or twitter @panafricawort Panafrica Team Alhaji & DJ Linda

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Countdown to Carnaval 2013

01/16/13 12:28 AM | Global Revolutions

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

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