Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

Global Roots Radio

The mission of Global Roots Radio is to showcase the various ethnic, immigrant and hyphenate communities in the greater Kansas City area. Global Roots is a bi-lingual magazine show
featuring the music and public affairs, language and culture of various ethnic
communities, in their own voice.

Global Roots aims to provide a venue for the many immigrant and second generation communities in the Kansas City metropolitan area to showcase their culture, music and language, in their own

The program invites guests, to air music from their own collections, and speak about their communities in KC and back home. (Engineering and technical expertise provided by KKFI/Global Roots Crew).

Upcoming episodes

India Show with Venkat and guests! December 11, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

music, local Desi community news and more!

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Recent episodes

“We are the Landscape” in person and theory! December 4, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

Creators of We are the Landscape, a unique theatrical journey through the lands of our ancestors, join us in an exploration of all that it inspires in movement, culture and music!

.....AND Transfinity KC Singing for Peace.

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Giving Thanks to Global Friends November 27, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

Join Gerald and Serdar in the spirit of Thanksgiving as we profile respected friends many lands who are doing admirable work in making World Music available. These dedicated entrepreneurs have all created individual labels and companies producing music they believe in.

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That’s All Folks November 20, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

SUNDAY 3:00 PM Alex Mallet 150
SUNDAY 3:30 PM The Accidental Project

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India in Kansas City November 13, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

Venkat and Lakshmi return with more music and community news, as well a discussion of how the election results affect the community in Kansas City and beyond.

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Geometry and Indian classical and western music with Professor Purna Bangere! November 6, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

Violinist and KU professor of mathematics, Purna Bangere joins us to discuss Indian music and its relationship with mathematics!

Professor Bangere will introduce Indian classical music, play some of his most recent and never before heard recordings and conclude with a collaborative project with David Balakrishnan (multi Grammy award winning direcor of the Turtle Island String Quartet) of Indian classical and Western music with its theoretical foundation rooted in geometry!

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GRR’s autumnal hallows and heathens sonic experience! October 30, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

We celebrate the change of seasons and a holiday of contemplation and reflection with minimalist and instrumental sounds and story-telling vocals from around the world!

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Haiti in crisis with a Kansas City connection: Maison de Naissance.
October 23, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

Jim Grant , Executive Director of Maison de Naissance along with Abbey Masonbrink, MD talked about their work with a maternal Hospital in Haiti and about how the Hurricane has devastated the Island.

De Black and Jean Paul both Haitians , share their thoughts on what is taking place in Haiti. De Black is a musician and performs locally. Live from Haiti Global Roots was joined by Daphne who lived through the Hurricane and is experiencing the aftermath of its rampage.

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Romani music and a Nobel Peace Laureate! October 16, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

Ensemble Iberica's live broadcast from International Folk Fest (Feb 2016) relived in the first hour. The second hour features the 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee's speech after receiving the Community of Christ International Peace Award (June 2016; Independence, MO). HEARD!

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India Show with Lakshmi and Venkat! October 9, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

Join us and celebrate the culture of India through music and current events happening in the greater Desi community!

Guest Cat Mueller tells us about the upcoming Diwali Dance Party and Passport to India event at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in KC!

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Immigration and empowerment through music! September 25, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

Amado Espinoza, Fr33man and Scott SK Miller share their experiences of empowerment through the creative outlet of music in Kansas City, as well as international essays!

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