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UPCOMING SHOWS:Spin The Globe poster 2011

Feb. 27: Top 10 World Music Albums, February 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.

March 6: Women of South Africa
The first of two special shows around UN International Women’s Day (March 8). This show focuses on the music of South African women. From the early jive of the Mohotella Queens to the jazz of Dorothy Matsuka and Miriam Makeba to the urban sounds of Busi Mhlongo, Brenda Fassie, and Freshlyground — as well as lots of other artists. Requests encouraged: call during the show 360-867-5267 or leave a note on the STG Facebook page.

March 13: Women of Asia
The Second of two special shows around UN International Women’s Day (March 8). This show focuses on the music of women from Asia. You may hear from some relatively well-known names such as Sheila Chandra, Asha Bhosle, Yulduz Usmanova, and Susheela Raman. And you can expect to hear lots of fantastic lesser-known artists as well. Requests encouraged: call during the show 360-867-5267 or leave a note on the STG Facebook page.

March 20: Top 10 World Music Albums, March 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.

March 27: Sounds of the Kora
The recipe for kora music: Take a large calabash gourd, dry it, put a large stick through it, stretch an animal skin over it, and add 21 strings or so. Then spend a lifetime learning to play it. Or…tune in to this show and hear the magical fingers of some of the best kora players in the world, including Toumani Diabate, Mory Kante, Mamadou Diabate, Ballake Sissoko, and others. If you want to hear a contemporary version of this wonderful music in person, head down to Traditions Cafe this evening for a concert by The Kora Band. Have a favorite kora player or song? Make a request! Call during the show 360-867-5267 or leave a note on the STG Facebook page.

 

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