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Radio Cosmopolis

Fridays at 9:00 p.m.

"Radio Cosmopolis: Music Without Borders" is a weekly program hosted by Shane Graham. It explores the musical traditions of a world in constant migration and transformation—where those traditions come from, and what happens when they intersect with others and become something new. Some episodes explore a particular region, theme, or musical style, while others roam the planet. On a given program, you might hear: afrobeat, gypsy punk, reggae, bhangra, Senegalese rap, Thai funk, Cuban jazz, Celtic electronica, tango, Bollywood, dubstep, trance, and much, much more. Tune in every Friday night at 9:00 p.m. and join the adventures among the hybrid musical offspring of globalization.



Radio Cosmopolis
12:31 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Radio Cosmopolis- Back To School Special

Shane Graham brings back Radio Cosmopolis for a one-off “back-to-school” special, featuring hybrid and cosmopolitan music by Antibalas, Muszikas, Bio Ritmo, Janka Nabay, Bibi Tanga, and many other great artists. This episode will take the place of the Putumayo World Music Show only on Friday August 31 at 10 pm.

Radio Cosmopolis
11:39 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Radio Cosmopolis- June 15

Radio Cosmopolis airs its final episode on Friday night at 10 o’clock. Tune in to hear old favorites and recent releases by Os Mutantes, Vieux Farka Touré, Ana Tijoux, the Pogues, Gogol Bordello, Miriam Makeba, and others.

Radio Cosmopolis
11:18 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Radio Cosmopolis- June 8

Tune in this week for an eclectic mix of mostly new music by Chicha Libre, Brownout, the Spy from Cairo, Amadou & Mariam, and many others.

Radio Cosmopolis
11:32 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Radio Cosmopolis- June 1

This week brings you the third installment in the “cosmopolitan collaborations” series, featuring musical match-ups such as the Chieftains with the Decemberists, Keith Richards with Lee Scratch Perry, Sting with Anoushka Shankar, David Byrne with Caetano Veloso, and many others.

Radio Cosmopolis
10:19 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Radio Cosmopolis- May 25

This week catch a special episode focusing on the music of Southeast Asia, including Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Burma, and beyond.

Radio Cosmopolis
10:57 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Radio Cosmopolis- May 18

Listen this Friday for examples of Afrobeat, a gypsy dance, Bollywood film soundtracks, Hawaiian slack key guitar, and much more.

Radio Cosmopolis
1:57 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Radio Cosmopolis- May 11

This week catch an hour of great music from around the world, including tunes by Dengue Fever, Terakaft, Thievery Corporation, Brownout, and many others.

Radio Cosmopolis
5:53 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Radio Cosmopolis - May 4

This week Radio Cosmopolis presents Volume 2 of Cosmopolitan Collaborations, including Itzhak Perlman with the Klezmatics, U2 with the Soweto Gospel Choir, Vusi Mahlasela with Taj Mahal, Celia Cruz and Johnny Pacheco, and much more.


Radio Cosmopolis
5:35 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Radio Cosmopolis - April 27

This week you'll hear examples of Afrobeat, English folk, Turkish psych-funk, French salsa, and much more.


Radio Cosmopolis
5:02 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Radio Cosmopolis - April 20

Tune in Friday for an eclectic assortment of music from around the world, including Mexican jazz, African psychedelia, Bollywood remixes, reggae from New Zealand, and a whole lot more.