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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Persian dance party! (it’s not what you think) May 1, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

nilufar and Amory Bottorff play Persian musical ping pong! let's dance!

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The Bollywood Edition is back! April 24, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

Join Venkat Manda and guests for another edition of Bollywood classics and live performances as well as community news and calendar of Desi events!

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Immigrant’s Song – with Gerald Trimble and Serdar Tuncten April 17, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

Serdar and Gerald begin with the Turkish roots music and connections salient to their programs, and explore how thus tradition and many others have been shaped by migration of all kinds.

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April 10, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

Helen Gebre-Amlak of Ethiopian Connection will have a guest speaker, Harold Glen Fuller, that will talk about Ethiopian presence in the world since 1906, when National Bank of Ethiopia was first founded by Emperor Menelik II.

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Four More! April 3, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

Three more bands to bid on and support KKFI!

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The Bollywood Edition returns! happy Holi! March 27, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

Venkat Manda returns with Bollywood memories down the lane and a special report from the Festival of Colors celebrations in Kansas City. Two hours of Music from India and community news!

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Steve ‘Duck” McLane is back on Global Roots Radio! March 20, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

tune-in to hear Steve ‘Duck” McLane's choice cuts on this episode of Global Roots Radio!

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When Irish Ears are Smiling? March 13, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

Joe Cameron joins the show for Irish music and history!

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music and stories from The Gambia with Paul Ceesay! March 6, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

Paul Ceesay (former Olympian, current Global Roots Radio guest-host) joins us to share music and stories from his home country of Gambia! Tune-in for the sweet sounds of West Africa!

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The Bollywood edition featuring love songs for all ages, and live performances on the air! February 28, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.

Venkat Manda returns to the Global Roots Radio Program with Love as the theme with songs for all ages and live performances on air! Also there will be information about upcoming events in town! Tune-in and get smitten!

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