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2016-08-19 Top 10 World Music Albums, August edition

Marabout Orkestra - Seven LivesYour monthly top 10 countdown featuring a track from each of the ten best new global releases of the last couple of months. Plus other tunes and requests in hour 2.

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2016-08-12 Music of Saints

St. Yared of AxumThe Beloved Festival is underway this weekend, which gets one to thinking sacred thoughts. Which results in one pulling together songs about saints from all over the world. Plus some new global releases and previews of concerts coming to Cascadia.

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2016-08-05 Women of the Muslim World

Aziza-BrahimFrom Iran to Morocco, Indonesia to Senegal, the Muslim world has fantastic women musicians, though you wouldn’t know it from mainstream media. This week we highlight a few of them, along with some new global releases and previews of concerts coming to Cascadia.

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2016-07-29 Songs of Nations

Music of NationsPraise, criticism, nationalism — there are many reasons musicians sing about countries. We hear songs titled for countries this week, from Argentina to Zanzibar.

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2016-07-22 Afrobeat Flavors from Across the Globe

Afrobeat - Spin The GlobeAfrobeat 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.

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2016-07-15 Top 10 World Music Albums, July edition

Nakany Kante - NakaYour monthly top 10 countdown featuring a track from each of the ten best new global releases of the last couple of months. Plus other tunes and requests in hour 2.

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2016-07-08 World Music in the 1950s + Lakou Mizik Interview

lakoumizikFourth in a series of STG shows highlighting the global music sounds of different decades. Plus an interview with Steeve Valcourt, guitarist/ vocalist/ co-founder of the multi-generational Haitian music collective Lakou Mizik, which recently released its debut album Wa Di Yo and is currently on tour in Canada and the USA.

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2016-07-01 Global Songs of Freedom

World Music of Freedom and LibertyJuly 4 is an important day in the story of the USA’s freedom. But freedom is a universal aspiration, and this week we hear songs from musicians both yearning for and celebrating freedom in their own lands. Plus new releases and other sounds in hour 2.

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2016-06-24 Music of Indigenous Peoples

Sophia Blanco - Photo: Sarah WeedenWho are indigenous people? One definition says “those ethnic groups that were indigenous to a territory prior to being incorporated into a national state, and who are politically and culturally separate from the majority ethnic identity of the state that they are a part of.” 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 features mostly new releases.

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2016-06-17 Things That Go Honk! Brass, Marching Band, & Street Music

Honk Fest West 2016HonkFest West has rolled around again, and STG starts the celebration with music of drums, brass, marching bands, and other such music from all around the planet. Plus some new releases in hour 2.

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