PanAfrica host Jeff Spitzer-Resnick had the opportunity to interview Jenny Cathcart, author of “Notes from Africa-A Musical Journey with Youssou N’Dour.” The interview was broadcast previously. You can now listen to it and read a lightly edited (for clarity) transcript. This book is a genuine encyclopedia of African music, and African music audiophiles will surely […]
Pan Africa host Jeff Spitzer-Resnick recently had the opportunity to interview Dipo Oyeleye, a UW Ph.D student, who shared some popular African music which has gone viral in Africa to battle COVID-19 along with his views on the impact of African music around the world. Following is a transcript of the interview which originally aired […]
Folklore Village’s Festival of Christmas & Midwinter Traditions is now in its 73rd year, and its first as an online event! Join us for four days of music, dance, song, crafts, cooking, theater, social gatherings and more. Learn Romanian folk dances with instructors Sonia Dion and Cristian Florescu; participate in a virtual singalong with songleader […]
WORT world music programmer Jeff Spitzer-Resnick (co-host of PanAfrica and Diaspora) joined three other hosts: Gloria Hays, Ankur Malhotra and Dan Talmo at WOMEX-the Worldwide Music Expo, which was conducted virtually due to COVID. All four hosts are bringing music they discovered at WOMEX to WORT listeners, and they have also arranged for a number […]
Enjoy music from unique and unexpected parts of the world and a celebration of cultures, with artists performing at the UW-Memorial Union Terrace.
Disaster Passport is an eclectic, instrumental-only band that has been writing and performing in Madison since last winter. The quartet features two banjos played through effects and delay. Andy Moore (Winn Dixie) plays one of the five strings in a straight Appalachian style. Colin Crowley, who recently moved his family to Madison from Kenya, overlays […]