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

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

Some live recordings from this year's Ethnic Enrichment Fest.

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Recent episodes

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 don´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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Germany in recordings and stories with Sister G! June 26, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

Gabi returns to her hometown of Michelbach in Germany after 10+ years! She shares recordings with her musical excursions, stories from Berlin and overall impressions of German daily life! (And much bragging of the German teams's successes in the European Cup!)

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The Bollywood Edition celebrates father’s day! June 19, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

Venkat and Lakshmi share some father-centric Bollywood favorites! + news from the Desi community and live singing on the air!

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The Immigrant’s Song part two with Serdar Tuncten and Gerald Trimble June 5, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

Throughout history, people have migrated, bringing their music and combining and absorbing different influences. Many important musical traditions have been the result of this movement. Serdar and Gerald continue their worldwide exploration of some of the styles driven by immigration- lands ranging from Ireland to India, Africa to America and beyond.

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Mundo Nouvo performs live!! May 29, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

Members from Kansas City's newest Latin group, Mundo Nouvo, will perform live and discuss the formation and collaboration of their 11-Latin Orchestra comprising of some of KC's finest musical talents!

Can't wait!

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India Returns May 22, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

Venkat Manda returns with all things Indian, both here in KC and on the sub-continent.

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Stories of Migration
May 15, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

Stories of Migration

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