Madison’s The Kissers play 2 shows Saturday at High Noon, so the band paid their annual Saint Patrick’s Day visit to WORT with a set on Global Revolutions. The Kissers celebrate 20 years of mixing traditional Irish tunes with modern styles and lyrics. Along with a sampling of their tunes, band leader Ken Fitzsimmons talks about their […]
Wandering WORT world music host Gloria Hays shared her experiences at this year’s WOMEX festival on Jan. 13-14 during our Panafrica and On The Horizon shows. Listen to them on-demand here, and read on to learn more about her musical travels! Roma meets Scandanavia at a booth in the Expo Center (with WORT volunteers Dan Talmo […]
Bob Kaspar spins Christmas music for Scrooges and curmudgeons on the Winter Solstice, Thursday, Dec 21 from 9 am to Noon. Tune in for a light-hearted escape from the burdensome traditions and bloated commercialism. Bob, also known as “The Folk Anarchist” and “The Tall Guy,” formerly hosted the Tuesday morning folk show on WORT for […]
Madison’s annual Latin Music Fest is a major gathering of Dane County’s Latino Community, held for the last 10 years on the night before Thanksgiving. Several WORT programs will feature music and opportunities to win tickets to the show on Nov. 22 at Liquid Lounge (see below.) This year’s event has special meaning, as it is a […]
Paul Novak interviews Dan Gutman, author of children’s books, including The Kid Who Ran for President which got a big boost recently when it was featured on the HBO series Last Week Tonight With John Oliver. Paul talks about Dan’s Wisconsin connections , their shared interests in baseball and many other subjects.
Here’s one last installment from WOMEX 2017 in Katowice, Poland. For me, the networking dimension of WOMEX was much bigger this year than the past two years. The trade show hall comfortably fit all 300 trade stands. One could easily roam from stand to stand, make new connections, or stumble onto old friends. • Madison […]