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Future Renaissance

Composer Benjamin Tassie dives into the worlds of contemporary Baroque and Renaissance musicians and their obscure instruments. This week: music by George Benjamin, Michael Nyman and Ryuichi Sakamoto. Plus, Benjamin’s guest is the viola da gamba player and founding member of Fretwork, Richard Boothby. For more information visit benjamintassie.com. [Repeated Friday 7am.]

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12:00am - 1:00am

Turtle Island

Contemporary Native American and First Nations music from a wide range of indigenous musicians in North America, selected by multi-disciplinary sculptor Andrew Graves-Johnston (aka DJ Droid), who first came across it when researching the Standing Rock protests of 2016/17. Featuring Divide And Dissolve, Tracy Lee Nelson, Skylar Wolf, Alas, Black Rain, Burnstick Ms. Panik and award winning songwriter Jade Turner whose Highway Town has just been released. Visit facebook.com/turtleislandradio for more information. [Repeated Saturday 12.30am.]

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1:00pm - 2:00pm

Talking Africa

A magazine show covering African development issues hosted by Sonny Decker. This week: Dr Webster Zambar, senior project leader at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in South Africa, talks to Sonny about peace - what it means, and if lasting peace is attainable. See mixcloud.com/talkingafrica for more Talking Africa shows. [Repeated Tuesday 9am.]

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4:30pm - 5:30pm

Future Renaissance

Composer Benjamin Tassie dives into the worlds of contemporary Baroque and Renaissance musicians and their obscure instruments. This week: music by George Benjamin, Michael Nyman and Ryuichi Sakamoto. Plus, Benjamin’s guest is the viola da gamba player and founding member of Fretwork, Richard Boothby. For more information visit benjamintassie.com. [Repeated Friday 7am.]

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