September 4: Songs About Bananas
Seriously. It may be the most popular fruit in the world, and the second most popular yellow-skinned thing in the world, after Minions. And it turns out there are a lot of songs written about the banana, from township jive to calypso to a rather famous Brazilian song about banana-flavored gum. So tune in, peel yourself a ripe one, and enjoy. Your requests welcome; call during the show 360-867-5267 or leave a note on the STG Facebook page.
September 11: Spain Meets Serbia
It’s a 24 hour drive along the E70 from Spain to Serbia, but these two European nations are worlds apart musically. Or are they? We’ll contrast and compare by ping-ponging songs from the two countries on this week’s show.
September 18: Top 10 World Music CDs, September edition
Tune in for a countdown of the best new global albums, with a song from each. Plus other new and favorite sounds. Your requests welcome! Call during the show 360-867-5267 or leave a note on the STG Facebook page.
September 25: Roma Music
The 15th Annual DjangoFest Northwest takes place this week on Whidbey Island, and while we appreciate “Gypsy swing,” we’ll think a little more broadly about the music of the Roma diaspora, and include sounds ranging from Balkan brass to flamenco hip hop. Your requests welcome; call during the show 360-867-5267 or leave a note on the STG Facebook page.
October 2: Sounds of Cuba
With the new warming of relations between the USA and Cuba, we might expect even more interchange among musicians from the two nations. We’ll explore Cuban and Cuban-flavored music from both countries this week, from jazz to salsa to hip hop.