• WTJU Best of 2020 – John Bates

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    John Bates co-hosts World Turning, heard each Friday afternoon from 12-2 (eastern). Artist(s)/Album/Label Les Amazones D’Afrique/Amazones Power/Real World iyatraQuartet/Break The Dawn/iyatraQuartet Sibusile Xaba/Ngiwu Shwabada/Komos Trad.Attack!/Make Your Move/Made in Baltics Wesli/Rapadou Kreyol/Cumbancha Awale Jant Band/Yewoulen/ARC Fra Fra/Funeral Songs/Glitterbeat Tamikrest/Tamotait/Glitterbeat Beto Jamaica/Rey De Mi Folcior Vallenato/OM Producciones Chouk Bwa & The Angstromers/Voudou Ale/Bongo Joe L’Eclair/Noshtta/Bongo Joe Ladama/Oye […]

  • WTJU Best of 2019 – John Bates

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    John Bates co-hosts World Turning, heard each Friday afternoon from 12-2 (eastern). ARTIST – ALBUM – LABEL Nobunto – Obabes Bembube – 10th District Music Making Movies – ameri’kana – 3/2 Recordings Mary Ann Kennedy – Glaschu – ARC Tuuletar – Rajatila – Bafe’s Factory Rachid Taha – Je Suis Africain – Believe AKA Trio […]

  • WTJU Folk (World): John Bates Best of 2016

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    John Bates co-hosts World Turning Friday afternoons from 12-2 (est). (Artist – Album – Label) Derek Gripper – Libraries On Fire – Derek Gripper Alkibar Jr. – Jamal – Studio Mali Richard Bona – Heritage – Quest Gypsy Cuban Project – Havana Nights – Universal Romania Maarja Nuut – Une Meeles – Maarja Nuut Leni […]

  • John Bates’ Best World Albums of 2015

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    John Bates, host of World Turning (Friday, 12-2 pm) In no particular order (artist/album/label) Toumani Diabate & Sidiki Diabate – Toumani & Sidiki – Nonesuch Angelique Kidjo – Sings – 429 Records Anoushka Shankar – Home – Deutsche Grammophon Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal – Musique de Nuit – Six Degrees Sam Lee – The […]