Ya Elah, the women's vocal ensemble, returns to KALW with a new line-up of singers and musicians. Their spiritual songs combine the rhythms and melodies of Balkan and Middle Eastern music with sacred and liturgical texts. Our other guests include two great acoustic guitarists--Steve Baughman and Nina Gerber (who has accompanied the late Kate Wolf, as well as Dave Alvin, Nanci Griffith, and Peter Rowan).
Join us this Saturday (10/26) at 3 pm for Folk Music & Beyond's 25th birthday celebration! The show started October 1988 and we've been going strong, thanks to your support and the support of our local music community. We'll stroll down memory lane and listen to highlights from the many live concerts that have taken place in the KALW studios these past 25 years.
Folk Music & Beyond welcomes master musician Ross Daly from the Grecian isle of Crete. He draws upon a number of popular and classical idioms mainly from the Balkans and Middle East, but also from North Africa and Central and South Asia, incorporating elements of each into his compositions and renditions of traditional repertoire.