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Radio Shows

Hosted by former KFOG personality Rosalie Howarth, the Putumayo World Music Hour (PWMH) is an internationally syndicated radio show that takes listeners on a weekly journey through the music of many different cultures. The program is heard on more than 100 commercial and non-commercial stations around the world.

PWMH playlists include a blend of music from well-known artists and 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.

Also be sure to check out World Playground with Putumayo Kids on Sirius XM channel, Kids Place Live

This Week's Putumayo World Music Hour

Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent, and it has hundreds of distinct cultures.
Today, we'll hear some of Asia's most intriguing voices, from the grasslands of northwestern
China, to the Thai peninsula and the island nations of Japan and Indonesia.
Voices of Asia Playlist

Previous Playlists

World Nomads

Nov 4 - Nov 10,  2019


We'll explore the music of nomadic and isolated culture and history, form the Tuaregs of theSahara, to the Sami of the Arctic Circle.

Dia de los Muertos

Oct 28 - Nov 3,  2019


This time of year is marked in many cultures by holidays that celebrate the connection between the living and the dead. In Mexico, Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is celebrated as a joyful time of remembrance. This week, we'll pay our respects to some world musicians who passed away in the last few years.

Halloween & All-Saints Day

Oct 21 - Oct 27,  2019


Several spooky holidays occur around the end of October, including: Halloween, Dia de losMuertos, and Celtic New Year called Sahwain. Join us for songs of ghosts, spirits, and black magic!

Women of Jazz

Oct 14 - Oct 20,  2019


This week we'll explore the feminine side of the most quintessential American music style, jazz. Women have broadened the appeal of jazz since legends such as Ella Fitzgerald first came on the scene, and today, a vibrant group of international female musicians in countries as diverse as Brazil, Mexico, Canada and Greece lend their own flavor to the genre.

Cover the World

Oct 7 - Oct 13,  2019


Today we "Cover the World" with a fun set of songs you'll recognize...though it may take a minute or two. You'll hear the music of Simon & Garfunkel, the Eagles, Ray Charles, the Beatles, and U2, all given a unique spin by musicians from different cultures.

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