• Best of 2021 Folk & World

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    As they have for the last several years, a few of the WTJU Folk & World announcers look back at some of their favorite 2021 releases.  Because there were so many wonderful releases by local acts, most of the announcers chose to limit their lists to those outside the Charlottesville area. Click on the respective […]

  • 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 […]