“I’m going to devote this morning’s show to musicians who are based in France," says Crossing Continents host Gil Medovoy, "and I will start with the one musician I feel is probably, as far as world music is concerned, is very much at the top for me. His name is Thierry 'Titi' Robin (pictured, in a photo from his website). He started his musical career in the early ’90s. This is just about the time when I started delving into world music, and sharing it on the air.
“I was very much taken by what I’ve heard. He grew up in central France … his neighbors, his friends, many of them were Romani folks who lived in the area. As a young child, he engaged with this community very freely, and the results can be heard throughout his music.”
Crossing Continents, a world music show, covers the Middle East, the Mediterranean region, North Africa, Central Asia, and the Indian subcontinent, including traditional and contemporary music. Gil launched the program on KDRT six months ago, and hosts new episodes on Mondays at 10 a.m.