Putumayo World Music Hour


Hosted by KFOG personality Rosalie Howarth, the Putumayo World Music Hour is an internationally syndicated radio show that takes listeners on a weekly journey through the music of many different cultures, now heard internationally on more than 150 commercial and non-commercial stations around the world.

PWMH playlists include well-known names like Bob Marley, Sting, Loreena McKennitt, and Santana, along with exceptional, underexposed international artists. The one-hour radio program also features interviews with world-class music makers such as Los Lobos, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, and Taj Mahal who eagerly support and have been influenced by world music.

Click here to see a list of more than 150 stations that feature the show.


  • World Guitars [1/09 – 1/15]

    The guitar has been around for more than 5,000 years.  Found nearly everywhere in the world, and this week, the guitar is adaptable to so many styles of music: rock and roll, blues, jazz, Latin rhythms, and the folk.  This week, we’ll highlight guitarists around the globe, from Latin America to Africa, and Australia to Japan and beyond.

    1 Ali Farka Touré Savane Savane World Circuit/Nonesuch Mali 7:43
    2 Toumani Diabaté Boulevard De L’Independendance Toumani Diabaté’s Symmetric Orchestra World Circuit/ Nonesuch Mali 3:57
    3 Rodrigo y Gabriela Tamacún Rodrigo y Gabriela ATO Mexico 4:23
    4 Harry “Haruomi” Hosono Sanji No Komoriuta Tokyo Lounge Vol. 4 Crown Japan 2:42
    5 Joe Camilleri Hell to Pay Bakelite Radio Head Records/ Mushroom Music Australia 4:04
    6 Andy Palacio & The Garifuna Collective Weyu Larigi Weyu (Day By Day) Watina Cumbancha Belize 5:23
    7 Los Pinguos Esperanza Serenta Los Pinguos Argentina/ USA 4:17
    8 Maki Afri-K (Untitled) Track 1 Afro-Caribbean Lounge Palenque Records Colombia 5:26
    9 Amin Spicks and Specks Under the Same Sky Stereo Jasrac Japan 2:26
    10 Luca Mundaca Nao se Apavore Luca Mundaca/Women of the World: Acoustic Lumeni Productions/ Putumayo Brazil 4:39
    11 Max Lasser 2 Talk Between Impact Music South Africa/ Switzerland 2:06
    12 Modeste Eritreritra Modeste Space Shop Madagascar 3:56
    13 Ernest Ranglin Below the Bassline Music from the Coffeelands Putumayo Jamaica 4:07

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