The world music follow-up continues from WOMEX 2020, the worldwide music expo which WORT DJs Gloria Hays, Ankur Malhotra, Jeff Spitzer-Resnick and Dan Talmo attended in October (virtually, of course.) In addition to lots of great new music that each of them have played on their shows and shared with other WORT world music DJs, […]
World music host Jeff Spitzer-Resnick recently interviewed Simone Bottasso, an Italian accordion/flute player and half of the music group Duo Bottasso. They met virtually during WOMEX, the Worldwide Music Expo, and Simone explained the fascinating trajectory of the music and art he makes with his brother Nicolò Bottasso, from very traditional Italian Alpine dance music […]
WOMEX-the Worldwide Music Expo-was forced to go virtual this year instead of its planned live presentation in Budapest. There were advantages and disadvantages with this decision. While the personal connections and ability to see musicians perform live were significantly diminished (though not completely eliminated,) the greatly reduced admission fee and elimination of travel costs allowed […]
Diaspora host Terry O’ caught up with folk singer Steve Forbert before his show at The Winnebago in Madison. Originally aired Thursday, January 9th.
Listen to this exclusive WORT interview with Zakir Hussain, considered by many to be the world’s greatest tabla player. Originally from India and now living in California, Hussain talks with WORT DJ Jeff Spitzer-Resnick about the many musicians he has collaborated with including Mickey Hart, Carlos Santana, and John McLaughlin. Hussain performs in Madison on […]
Multi-talented Ivory Coast artist Dobet Gnahore took time out of her busy schedule to talk to Jeff Spitzer-Resnick on Diaspora Thursday morning. Hear them chat about Madison, touring, parenthood and more in this exclusive interview! Dobet returns to Madison for three performances, starting with 2 sets at the final Sessions At McPike Park on Thursday […]