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The Outerglobe

[Repeated from Thursday 6.30pm.] Debbie Golt takes African music and wider arts and culture as her starting point. This week: Debbie interviews Misty River main woman singer/songwriter/string player, Carmen Phelan in depth. Misty River look forward to exciting tours here and in Canada and getting to play Americana-styled debut album, Promises, out at last. Visit outerglobe.co.uk for more information. Tweet to @outerglobe.

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12:00pm - 1:30pm

The Ambrosia Rasputin Show

Freewheeling music series with Ivor Kallin. This week: some more experimental Kurdistan-Iraqi music from Khabat Abas and Hardi Kurda, a wee shamanic diasporic performance from Ghedalia Tazartes, a post-COP26 poem from the Scots Makar, a ride on the back of a 66 bus in Glasgow, and of course, no show is complete without some Elliott Sharp. It’s why ears were invented. [Repeats Friday 1am.]

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6:00pm - 7:00pm

Sitting With Gianluca

Interviews and informed portraits of contemporary American musicians with our stateside correspondent Gianluca Tramontana. This week: Gianluca celebrates the electric bass by airing an interview with the father of funk bass, George Porter Jr., formerly of The Meters. Gianluca and George met up at George's home in New Orleans before lockdown to talk music and deep funk. [Repeats Thursday 7am.]

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7:00pm - 8:00pm

Isotopica

Cultural sonic detours with artist Simon Tyszko. This week: Isotopica listens deeply to some vital works from experimental composer Alvin Lucier, alongside some improvised monologues from his legendary cinematic alter ego, the fugitive surgeon Dr Chicago, both of whom unfortunately died earlier this week. Visit theculture.net/ for more information. [Repeats Thursday 5am.]

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