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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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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Japan Fest September 11, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

Dianne Daugherty of the Heart of America Japan-America Society returns to provide a sneak preview of the Greater KC Japan Festival, scheduled for October 1st.

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Exploring Persian music with Salar Rajabnik! September 4, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

our Persian past and Iranian now, in 100+ years of recorded music exploration!

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Ethnic Enrichment Fest 2016 Highlights August 28, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

Live recordings from the 2016 Kansas City Ethnic Enrichment Festival as well as musical selections and radio essays from around the globe, all celebrating the diverse communities in KC!

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Recycled World Instruments Duo! August 7, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

Amado Espinoza and Karen Lisondra play their various hand-made instruments made from recycled materials modeled after native and antique South American instruments!

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India and Vine! July 31, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

Venkat Manda returns to Global Roots Radio with a more than healthy dosage of exquisite music from enchanting India, some old music from black and white movies!

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Original Compositions of Amado Espinoza July 24, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

Amado Espinoza recorded live at Prospero's Upstairs with night of original tunes and special guests - playing love songs, dance songs, songs for roadtrips, snowfalls, and one or two that I donĀ“t know how to categorize...

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inspired by tragic events. July 3, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

gleaning inspiration from tragic current events and remembrance of lives lost in in attacks both past and recent, we showcase a mix of music from Iraq, Turkey, Iceland, Iran and Egypt!

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