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E komo mai !

The late great Israel Kamakawiwo-ole
photo courtesy of the Artist's estate
The late great Israel Kamakawiwo-ole

E komo mai - Celebrating Hawaii becoming the 50th state 63 years ago today, and much much more !

This program will air on Sunday, August 21st from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The Quechee Scottish Games and Festival will be held on Saturday August 27th at the Quechee Club on Main St. in Quechee from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. One of the features of the event are 6 highland pipe bands !

On Friday August 26th from 5 - 8 p.m.
Carol Hausner and Jonathan “Doc” Kaplan will perform for
“Friday Nights at the Farm” at Sisters of Anarchy Ice Cream
at Fisher Brothers Farm, 4947 Spear Street, Shelburne
There will be Ice cream and a food truck on a beautiful field!

Folk musician Lenny Solomon will play the Stage 33 Live listening room at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls on Sunday, August 28th at 4 p.m. Limited seating. The performance will be recorded and filmed. More information at

The Scandinavian band Frigg will be performing at La Ministere, 4521 St. Laurent in Montreal on Saturday, August 27th at 7 p.m.

Spencer Lewis and the New Old Vermonters will perform at the Plainfield Rec Field on Sunday, August 28th from 4-5 p.m.

Pete's Posse will perform in a reunion concert on Friday September 2nd at 7166 VT-100B, in Moretown. Music begins at 6:30 p.m.

The Summit School of Traditiional Music and Culture in Montpelier presents the Summer Spice Celebration on Saturday August 27th. Featured performers include: Jake Blount, Sammy Lynd, the Slide Grinders, and Nadine Landry! The Celebration will feature Workshops, Jams and Concerts all day. All events will be at the Old Shelter in Hubbard Park, Montpelier.

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present an evening of swing and Americana music by Zara Bode's Little Big Band and StompBoxTrio as part of the 2022 Next Stage "Bandwagon Summer Series," on Sunday, August 28th at 4:00 p.m. on the lawn at New England Center for Circus Arts at 10 Town Crier Drive in Brattleboro.

The Meeting House on the Green in E. Fairfield presents the WDEV Radio Rangers on Saturday August 27th. All shows start at 5 p.m. and seating will be outside weather permitting. Light supper fare and desserts will be available for sale or you’re welcome to bring your own.

Please note: We recommend checking on all live events before planning to attend - because of COVID concerns, many shows change from being in person to being only available online at the last minute!

Robert Resnik has been the host of All the Traditions, VPR's folk and world music show, since 1996. He is the winner of the 2019 Herb Lockwood Prize In the Arts, an honor that "aims to reward the pinnacle of arts leadership in a state blessed with creative energy disproportionate to its population." He is also the recipient of the 2022 Magaret Kannestine Arts Advocacy Award from the Vermont Arts Council, and is a 2023 inductee to the International Folk Alliance's FolkDJ Hall of Fame.