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International Folk Bazaar
PO Box 301899
Austin, TX 78703-0032

Hosted by Kim Simpson, the International Folk Bazaar is your weekly excursion into all manner of global roots music, featuring records and the occasional live guest. The show has been running on KOOP since 2008 (with a hiatus between 2014-2016). Submissions are always welcome.

Kim Simpson is a musician-writer-DJ based in Austin, Texas. He is the author of Early ’70s Radio (Bloomsbury), runs the “Song ID Blog,” has spun records for both KOOP and KUTX in Austin, and records his own music as a songwriter and guitarist available at He has taught courses in music and culture at the University of Texas and Texas State University and has appeared as a commentator on documentaries such as “I Can Go For That: The Smooth World of Yacht Rock” (BBC) and “Music’s Greatest Mysteries” (AXS TV).

Previous Playlists / Previous Shows on Mixcloud

  • May 01, 2022

    International Folk Bazaar: Annual Children’s Special

    On this week’s edition of the International Folk Bazaar (Wed, 5/4 @ noon) Kim will do his annual roundup of selections from the archives of global-rootsy children’s music.

  • Mar 21, 2022

    Ukrainian Music on the International Folk Bazaar

    On this week’s edition of the International Folk Bazaar, host Kim Simpson will play some of his favorite roots-oriented tracks with connections to the rich musical terrain of Ukraine. Wednesday, March 23 at noon.

  • Jan 18, 2022

    International Folk Bazaar – Poe Show

    For the January 19 edition of the International Folk Bazaar (Wednesday at noon), Kim will round up some examples from the surprising array of format-friendly tributes to Edgar Allan Poe. Be a Poe toaster and tune in.