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).

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Upcoming episodes

Live from India Fest and more! August 20, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.

Venkat and Lakshmi return for an episode of the India Show and bring us sights and sounds in Bollywood music and from the India Festival!

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Recent episodes

Hiroshima and Nagasaki in remembrance. August 6, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.

On the 72nd anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, we honor the memories and stories of its survivors both here and far..... and celebrate KC's Japanese community in music and recordings.

wishing everyone peace and love on this difficult anniversary.

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Electronic music and more…. July 29, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.

Electronic Music from around the world (Sote, Creme de Hassan, Robert Lippok, Askat Jetigen) and in the second hour a re-listen of Jambaroque live!

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live recordings and advocacy that is immigrant KC!
July 23, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.

recordings from World Refugee day talent show in the first hour and an interview with Hillary Cohen Singer of Jewish Vocational Service of KC!

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Women of the world part two! July 16, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.

Moroccan singer Amina Alaoui and other women from Spain, Turkey and North Africa in recordings followed by soprano Victoria Botero's live performance from her upcoming concert "Morena" accompanied by members of her ensemble, including Beau Bledsoe-guitar, oud/John Kizilarmut-percussion/ GT-viola da gamba.

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Women of the World! July 9, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.

Gerald Trimble and Serdar Tuncten present a musical selection featuring women of early music followed by a live performance by oboeist Kelsey Reid and Jamboroque!

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global roots and radio essays with Sista G! July 2, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.

Join Sista G in a musical journey and education! Radio done well! <3

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quieter and more esoteric are the sounds! May 28, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.

listen-in for an intimate gathering of sounds from around the world in an effort to calm, introspect and inspire!


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Musical Journey with Gerald Trimble! May 21, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.

Gerald joins GRR to share the vast-ranging sounds of his personal collection and the knowledge of their stories!

Looking forward to the journey! <3 tune-in!

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celebrating mother tongues and mothers, in activism and music! May 14, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.

Mother's day celebrated in music and by honoring the activism from mothers all around the world!

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Bird Ellington Fleming and the Traditional Music Society! April 30, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.

Bird Fleming and drummers join us to share music live on the air and talk about the upcoming World Music and Dance Showcase in Kansas City!

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