Sandy Miranda’s

One World Radio  


These days, I’m doing occasional two-hour Saturday afternoon American roots  and World roots music specials on KALW’s Folk Music & Beyond in San Francisco.

We play roots music from all over the world, including the best from Africa, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Asia, Central & South America, and the world's most musical island cultures. American Roots Music is well-represented too, and we love to throw in our own digital recordings of live performances, making this show one of the most eclectic programs on the air.

Past shows have featured:

  1. Interview with Bill Frisell about The Great Flood, his new film score.

  2. Live from Maui, 7th Anniversary Slack Key Concert w/George Kahumoku.

  3.   Live visit/concert: Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys & Chris Strachwitz

  4.   Te Vaka live broadcast (roots band from the South Pacific).

  5. .Chris Strachwitz talks about “Hear Me Howling”, his new 4-cd set.

  6.   Live show from Hot Rize coming early in 2011 (recorded in Berkeley).

  7.   Patrick Landeza plays live in the studio: California/Hawaiian Slack Key

  8.   Interview with Tim O’Brien, great bluegrass multi-instrumentalist. 

  9.   Live broadcast with Orquesta La Moderna Tradicion  (Cuban danzon).

  10.   Interviews with Nonesuch legend and "musical tourist" David Lewiston.

  11.   Interview and performance with Babatunde Olatunji and Drums of Passion.

  12.   Interview with violinist Alicia Svigals.

  13.   Interview with curator of the Impressionist Show in San Francisco, 2010.

  14.   Live Hawaiian slack key with Uncle Raymond Kane and Elodia.

  15.   An in-studio performance with Madagascar band Tarika.

  16.   French accordionist, Odile Lavault.

  17.   Live Hawaiian slack key with Grammy winner, George Kahumoku, Jr.

  18.   Conversation with David Byrne on world music.

  19.   Stories with Cosby, PNG (carver, Stanford New Guinea Sculpture Garden).

  20.   Judy Slattum and Made Surya from Bali tell stories of trance rituals 

  21.   Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Ensemble rock our roots off.

  22.   Eric & Suzy Thompson play live in the studio.

  23.   Emitt Powell and the Gospel Elites bring in their favorite gospel

  24.   My field recordings from Bali, Rarotonga, BVI, Hawaii.

  25.   A talk with Ry Cooder.

  26.   An Interview with music/culture critic Greil Marcus about I’m Not There,

     the Todd Haynes film about Bob Dylan. 


Celebrating world roots music & culture...