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Music of Indigenous Peoples
This weekend is the Spirit of Indigenous People Festival in Seattle, and STG gets things started with music of such people from around the planet. Note: It’s impossible to cover all — or even most — indigenous groups in an hour or two, and a listener pointed out that this show is short on music of the people of the Western Hemisphere, apart from a couple of tracks from Central America. Mea culpa. I may get more Native American music on future shows, but in the meantime I highly recommend you tune in to those KAOS shows who cover this music better than STG ever will: Make No Bones About It (Sundays 4-6pm) and View From the Shore (Sundays 6-8pm). You can view the complete KAOS program schedule here.  Hour 2 of this show featured mostly new releases.

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UPCOMING:

July 1: Songs of Freedom
July 4 is an important day in the story of the USA’s freedom. But freedom is a universal aspiration, and this week we’ll hear songs from musicians both yearning for and celebrating freedom in their own lands.

July 8: World Music in the 1950s
Fourth in a series of STG shows highlighting the global music sounds of different decades.

July 15: World Music Top 10, July edition
Your regular countdown of a track from each of the ten best new global releases of the last couple of months. Plus other tunes and your requests in hour 2.  Leave requests on the STG Facebook page, or call during the show at 360-867-5267.

July 22: Afrobeat Flavors
Afrobeat drumming pioneer Tony Allen celebrated a birthday July 20, and STG follows that up with a survey of the contemporary Afrobeat scene, from Nigeria to Europe to the USA to some corners of the world where you might not expect to find Afrobeat groups.

July 29: ???
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