World Rhythms

Get your musical passport stamped as our regular roster of rotating hosts take you around the world to experience new cultures and new sounds.

This Way to the Egress Musicians on World Rhythms

Apr 21, 2016

Host Bill Dautremont-Smith will be talking with Taylor Galassi (accordion & vocals) and Sarah Shown (keys, violin & vocals) from the genre-defying six-piece band This Way to the Egress who include gypsy jazz, circus, punk and world music in their myriad influences.  

Host Tahya talks with Bernard Fowler about the release of his new CD entitled "The Bura."  This CD is the second solo project from the renowned singer, songwriter, producer, and percussionist best known for providing backing vocals with The Rolling Stones for over 25 years on recordings and tours. Fowler's dynamic vocals have appeared on hundreds of albums for bands as diverse as Herbie Hancock, John Mayer, Rod Stewart, Duran Duran, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Michael Buble, Philip Glass, Yoko Ono, Alice Cooper, The Neville Brothers and many more.

Vieux Farka Toure on World Rhythms

Sep 30, 2013

This week's host Bill Dautremont-Smith talks with Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré, in advance of his WDIY sponsored performance at Lehigh University's Zoellner Arts Center on Sunday, Oct. 13.

Alo Brasil on World Rhythms

Aug 15, 2013

Host Bill Dautremont-Smith welcomes Alex Shaw and Patricio Acevedo of the band Alo Brasil. The band will be bringing a taste of Brazilian carnaville to the studio for an interview and live performance prior to their show at Musikfest on the Volksplatz stage at 7pm later that evening.

The Board of Directors of WDIY announced that its Executive Director, Dr. Bill Dautremont-Smith will retire by the end of the summer. The Board plans to engage in a national search to fill the position. Dautremont-Smith, who will assist with the transition, spent five years at WDIY as Executive Director. Prior to that, he served on the board of directors for four years, and has been a volunteer on-air host for the past ten years.