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Ruut at the Viljandi Folk Festival

Kathryn Tickell with the band Ruut recorded at the Viljandi Folk Festival in Estonia, plus a Road Trip to Tanzania.

Kathryn Tickell with the Estonian folk band Ruut recorded at the Viljandi Folk Festival in Estonia.

Named after a local wetland bird and with album titles that mean 'Picking Strawberries' and 'Junipers' Ruut are a band deeply in touch with their environment and Estonian heritage - "We have to take care of the nature and the birds" they say "otherwise they will not exist anymore. It is the same thing with traditional music."
We feature highlights from their concert at the Viljandi Folk Festival, a quiet village that once a year becomes the centre of Estonian roots music.

We've a Road Trip to Tanzania, Bill Odidi introduces us to the roots of Tanzanian music from the slopes of the great Mount Kilimanjaro to traditional songs of Zanzibar.

And Kathryn's Classic Artist is the Godfather of World Music - sitar player Ravi Shankhar

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Bassekou Kouyaté


    • Outhere Records.
  • Rüüt


  • Rhiannen Giddens & Francesco Turrisi

    I'm On My Way

    • Nonesuch.
  • Angleique Kidjo

    Angleique Kidjo

    • Decca Records France ‎.
  • Anandi Bhattacharya & Carola Ortiz

    Maya's Dream (Kalavati)

    • Riverboat Records.
  • Rüüt

    Mina meri (Me and the Sea)

  • Rüüt

    Orjalaul (Slave Song)/Piis pitka

  • Coldara

    A Luz De Yaya

    • Agogo Records ‎.
  • Lau


    • REVEAL.
  • Master Musicians of Tanzania


    • Triple Earth ‎.
  • Master Musicians of Tanzania


    • Triple Earth ‎.
  • Members of the Chagga tribe

    Chagga chant: Mfwa Kipanga

  • Bi Kidude

    Muhogo Wa Jang'ombe

    • Buda Musique ‎.
  • Nicky Athmani & The Hodi Boys Band

    Mopenzi Tu

    • Columbia ‎.
  • Saida Karoli

    Maria Salome Karanga

  • Rüüt

    Ilus ole (Be Fair)

  • Dona Onete


    • Mais Um Discos.
  • Minyo Crusaders

    Mamurogawa Ondo

    • P-Vine Records.
  • Ravi Shankar, Kamala Chakravarty & Alla Rakha


    • Warner.
  • Ravi Shankar & Anoushka Shankar

    Pancham Se Gara

    • Warner.


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