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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Happy Tet! It’s the Vietnamese new year! February 7, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

Megan Bui and guests from the greater Vietnamese community of Kansas City tell us all about Tet and share music and stories, as we ring in 2016, Vietnamese style!

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Meet me in Istanbul: Serdar Tuncten and Gerald Trimble play musical ping-pong! January 31, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

Songs from their vast musical collections, both physical and mental, ping-poing back and forth for the duration of the show! Tune-in and find out how it goes!

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The Bollywood Edition with Venkat Manda! January 17, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

A new year and new music to share! Bollywood celebrates 2016 and shares news of South Asian community in KC with live singing and Tamil poetry recitation!

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Live musical performances of 2015! January 3, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

2015 was filled with live musical performances by the many talented musicians of the diverse KC / Lawrence community! We'll listen to a few of our favorites on this week's Global Roots Radio!

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Happy Holidays from around the world in Kansas City! December 27, 2015 | 3:00 p.m.

Global Roots Radio guest-hosts from Bolivia, Germany, The Gambia and The Phillipines share how they celebrate the winter holidays through music and stories! Staring with a live performance by the Sampaguita Choir and Rondalla Ensemble !

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The Hao culture of Ukhrul, in the mountains of Manipur, Northeast India! December 20, 2015 | 3:00 p.m.

Rakmila Shaiza, a community activist from the town of Ukhrul in the mountains of Manipur, Northeast India, will join us to talk about her journey to the United States and what it has taught her about the need for her people, the Hao, to rediscover the culture of their ancestors.

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Ethiopian Connection with Helen Gebre-Amlak! December 13, 2015 | 3:00 p.m.

More new releases + there is talk of Ethiopian coffee roasting live on the air! Will it really happen? Will popcorn be served? Will you be able to smell it? Tune-in and find out!

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Music for Peace from West to East with Serdar Tuncten and Gerald Trimble!
December 6, 2015 | 3:00 p.m.

A worldwide Holiday celebration exploring the musical connections of Middle Eastern, Asian and African traditions with European historical styles.

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Ethiopian Connection: Music for the Origin of Nile River November 29, 2015 | 3:00 p.m.

Helen Gebre-Amlak is back with brand new music in the third month of the new Ethiopian year 2008!

Tune-in for the latest Ethiopian jams!

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Indonesian adventures!
November 22, 2015 | 3:00 p.m.

Guests will share their Indonesia with us through music, and stories!

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