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Sitting With Gianluca

[Repeated from Sunday 6pm.] Interviews and informed portraits of contemporary American musicians with our stateside correspondent Gianluca Tramontana.

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1:00pm - 2:00pm

Talking Africa

A magazine show covering African development issues hosted by Sonny Decker. This week: What is Colonial (Wildlife) Conservation, or what is referred to as "the dark side of (wildlife) conservation"? Cultural anthropologist Foire Longo explains what she discovered in her research into this issue. See mixcloud.com/talkingafrica for more Talking Africa shows. [Repeats Tuesday 9am.]

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2:00pm - 3:00pm

The Traditional Music Hour

Reg Hall and Kevin Sheils (on alternate weeks) present an informed and judicious selection of recordings of traditional musics from Britain, Ireland and occasionally further afield. This week: a selection sung by traditional singers from Britain and Ireland of songs that folk scene favourite, the revival singer Martin Carthy chose to record his own versions of on his seventh and eighth albums. [Repeats Monday 12pm.]

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7:30pm - 8:00pm

Hot Club du Monde

A Baedeker tour of international musical curiosities from the 78rpm era with Oliver Carter-Wakefield. This week: Wilhelmite Germany’s foremost professional whistler, a fugitive republican dissident who established one of Philadelphia’s leading Irish dance orchestras, a history lesson from an ironically named calypsonian and a surprisingly relevant lament about small town American dry laws. With music by Isham Jones, Tiny Parham, Edmund Jenkins, the Leake County Revellers and Le Jazz de Paris. [Repeats Friday 2pm.]

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