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Tuesday 3rd May 2016
Gypsy Folk Radio – World Radio -
11:30 & 23.30 GMT Gypsy Folk Radio is a monthly podcast run by Balkan Alien Sound bouzouki player Martin Coyle. Its aim is to share the music that inspires us and also to interview local musicians exploring the influence of folk and trad in their musical lives and hear their stories behind the tunes.
Listen on demand the full series:
Joby Fox Refugee Mission in Lesbos -
10:00 & 22:00 GMT Recorded at Fort William youth club Mount Vernon, Musician & Songwriter Joby Fox talks to the young people about his experience helping Refugees in Lesbos, Greece.
This radio interview was part of a Refugee and Asylum Seeker awareness project with young people in Belfast.
Jozi FM South Africa interview on UNESCO’s Empowering Local Radio -
08:00 & 20:00 GMTUNESCO interviews JoziFM, South Africa, about the positive impact UNESCO disaster reporting training has had on their radio station and their listeners. The UNESCO project "Empowering Local Radio with ICTs" has helped build the capacity of 59 local radios in 10 African countries, since 2012. Funded by Sweden, its overall goal was to improve the lives of the poor, especially women and girls, by raising local radio stations' quality programming and capacity to provide public service broadcasting.
The interviewer is Alison Meston from UNESCO and she is joined by:Ms Nomcebo Mahasha, Ms Tumelo (Dumi) Mokete and Mr Oscar Masiya and JoziFM station listener, Ms Khosi Nyakame
Music Unite – Interview with John Higgins -
03:00 & 15:00 GMTTravis Rumohr talks to John Higgins about the Music Unite project,
Music Unite is a project developed by both the Centre for Democracy and Peace Building and Beyond Skin which engages with Loyalist Flute Bands. The project aims to provide an opportunity, through music, for loyalist band members and musicians from different cultures to develop relationships, enabling a shared peaceful expression and celebration of identity whilst challenging the stereotypes that are often associated with Loyalist bands.
Pomeroy Scouts meet Donna from Uganda -
04:00 & 16:00 GMTPomeroy Scouts interview Donna from Uganda as part of a Global Education workshop, and learn a few traditional songs along the way
Refugee Radio Network UNESCO interview -
11:00 & 23:00 GMTA prelude to World Radio Day
UNESCO’s Alison Meston joins RRN’s Larry McCauley for an interview for World Radio Day 2016. The radio DJ’s life story of fleeing Nigeria to Libya after conflicts between ethnic groups, then having to flee his new Libyan home again during the 2011 conflict. Larry took the perilous journey across the sea to arrive in Italy, where he eventually made a new home in Hamburg and founded the Refugee Radio Network, to give other refugees a voice.
Refugee Radio Network.
The History of Fife & Drum Marching Bands -
09.00 & 21:00 GMT John Higgins, Flautist & Music Director for the Shankill Road Defenders and Music Unite project, talks to Travis Rumohr about the history of Fife and Drum bands. The origins of Loyalist Flute Bands may be more diverse than you think.
Tinariwen – “Desert Stars (The Belfast Interview)” -
18:00 GMTAn exclusive interview with Tinariwen for Homely Planet recorded whilst the band were performing in Belfast City.
Tinariwen is a Grammy Award-winning group of Tuareg musicians from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali.
The band was formed in 1979 in Tamanrasset, Algeria, but returned to Mali after a cease-fire in the 1990s.
Programme produced by Maurice Macartney, Emily Molloy & Michael Marie.
Travis Rumohr “Dark Days -
07:00 & 19:00 GMTDavy Bates talks to Portland student & musician aTravis Rumohr about his experience in Syria and working with Beyond Skin in Northern Ireland.