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 multilingual 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).

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Upcoming episodes

Alex Martinez curates another GRR episode! October 28, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.

Alex Martinez curates another episode of GRR! <3

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Recent episodes

music curated by Alex Martinez October 14, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.

poet and activist Alex Martinez joins us with some favorite sounds and words ... <3

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Carmen Moreno: Blood of the Earth followed and music of Indonesia and Iran. October 7, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.

Independent artist Carmen Moreno joins us to talk about her upcoming research project Blood of the Earth, which seeks to research and understand the complex transformation of Latina Culture including visual imagery, narratives, and feminine identity - as well as provide a collective space for self-expression and artistic development .... preceded by an hour (3-4 pm) of music from Indonesia and Iran

See you then! <3

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KC Japan Festival; live performances of Japanese music on Shamisen and Classical guitar September 30, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.

A celebration of KC Japan fest, in conversation and live performance on Shamisen and guitar!

the second hour celebrates recordings of experimental Japanese music!

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Murmurations, a short documentary created by artists Tanya Hartman and Brian Hawkins for OpenSpaces
September 23, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.

in conversation with artists Tanya Hartman and Brian Hawkins... the creators of Murmurations, a short documentary which explores the intricacies, intimacies, beauties and losses in the lives of refugee and migrant teenage students enrolled in the English as a Second/Other Language program at Wichita East High Schook through interviews and impressionistic images.


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Hooray For Bollywood September 9, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.

Venkat Manda returns with a taste of India, as well as a peak into the Desi community in Kansas City.

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The Scottish Lute live with Neal Shipe! September 2, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.

Live performance, recorded pieces, and storytelling surrounding the Scottish Lute with Neal Shipe!
it's a good one! <3

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Hiroshima, Nagasaki remembrance and music! August 12, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.

Recordings from the the most recent Peace Works KC gathering of atomic bombing remembrance and a re-airing of stories and interviews in our Japan-centric first hour followed by celebration of music and cultures showcased at the 39th annul KC Ethnic Enrichment Festival!

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immigration Panel: we the people; all the people (recorded live) July 29, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.

immigration Panel: we the people; all the people recorded live in KC on July 24th, 2018.

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Jambaroque live recordings…. July 22, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.

Jambaroque live performance from Friday 7-20-18, recording by Mike Murphy at the Rime Buddhist Center.

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a musical journey of integration July 8, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.

Poetic Chico, aka Alex Martinez joins us with his musical selection of immigration and heritage!

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