April 10: Guest Host David
I’ll be away, but the globe will still spin. Tune in for a show with David of Xenophilia rounding up sounds from around the planet.
April 17: Anch Spins the Globe
This weekend brings the 22nd annual World Rhythm Festival to Seattle, a cornucopia of free(!) workshops and concerts. Guest-host Anch will likely play some global rhythms along with the other sun-drenched tunes she brings. Join her!
April 21: Sundrenched
I’ll fill in for Anch this (Tuesday!) morning, playing tunes from the sunny regions of the world for your dancing and listening enjoyment. Make a request! Call during the show 360-867-5267 or leave a note on the STG Facebook page.
April 24: Sergio Mendes
Sergio Mendes started playing in Brazilian nightclubs in the late 1950s, just as bossa nova was being born of its famous parents, jazz and samba. So Sergio and bossa grew up together, and they’re still going — Mendes is on tour now, playing at Seattle’s Jazz Alley 23-26 April. This show will be a celebration of Brazilian music, with lots of Sergio’s music and collaborations mixed. in. Have a Mendes favorite? Make a request! Call during the show 360-867-5267 or leave a note on the STG Facebook page.
May 1: World Music of Work
It’s May Day, a great time to celebrate workers. Tune in for global-flavored songs about work and workers from all over the Earth.
May 8: Top 10 World Music Albums, May edition
Hear a song from each of the ten best new global releases, plus other sounds (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.
May 15: World Music in the 1960s
Third in a series of STG shows highlighting the global music sounds of different decades. I wasn’t listening to much global music in the 1960s, but it was there alongside (and sometimes mingling with) the rock and psychedelia of the counterculture. You’ll likely hear from artists such as Celia Cruz, Jorge Ben, Fela Kuti, Franco, King Sunny Ade, Mahotella Queens, Tabu Ley, and the classic calypsonians. Have your own favorites? Make a request! Call during the show 360-867-5267 or leave a note on the STG Facebook page.