Oct. 3: Real World Records at 25 + interview with label manager Amanda Jones
Real World Records and the associated WOMAD festivals around the world have been instrumental in bringing global music to a broader audience over the past quarter century. Think Toto La Momposino, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, AfroCelt Sound System, Hukwe Zawose…and the list goes on. Now Peter Gabriel’s label has released a 3-CD compilation, and a brand new album by Garifuna artist Aurelio Martinez. We’ll spin a wide variety of Real World tunes, and talk with label manager Amanda Jones about the past and future of Real World and world music.
Oct. 10: Yes, We Khan!
October 13 is the birthday of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, but he’s not the only musical Khan out there. This show will feature music from him, and also from other artists such as Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Amjad Ali Khan, Sultan Khan, Ustad Vilayat Khan, Abbas Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Khan & Ayaan Ali Khan, Hameed Khan, Shujaat Husain Khan, Daud Khan, Hameed Khan, even the Ali Khan Band. Khan do!
Oct. 17: Top 10 World Music Albums, October edition
…in which we hear a track from each of the ten best new global releases. Plus more new releases, old favorites, and your requests in hour 2. To make a request, call during the show 360-867-5267 or leave a note on the STG Facebook page.
Oct. 24: It’s An Afrobeat World
I hardly need an excuse to break out the Afrobeat, and this week two concerts in Cascadia reinforce my Afrobeat inclinations. Lagos Roots Afrobeat Ensemble play at Rhythm & Rye in Olympia Oct. 25, and Chicago Afrobeat Project play at Seattle’s Nectar Lounge Oct. 30. We’ll hear from them, and from other great Afrobeat players.
Oct. 31: Music of Global Ghosts, Spirits, and Scary Stuff
It’s the time of the year for goblins, spooks, and other things that go bump in the night. STG’s Halloween show will feature frightening and wonderful music from all over the planet.
Nov. 7: Guest host
I’m outta town, but a special guest host will spin the globe with you this week.