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2014-02-07 Celebrating Bob Marley

In celebration of Bob Marley’s 6 February birthday, we remember the late, great reggae pioneer with songs from him and his offspring, and more than a few covers of his songs. Happy birthday, Bob! Remember to get your free Daily Spin by liking STG on Facebook — you can also subscribe to STG’s weekly email […]

2014-01-31 Global Funk

This episode takes you around the planet to explore some seriously funky music. From a Thai cover of James Brown to Portuguese Afrobeat to New Orleans horns, there’s never a dull moment. Hour 2 features new world-music releases and a concert calendar. Thanks for listening, and Go Seahawks! Remember to get your free Daily Spin […]

2014-01-24 Music of East Africa + New Releases

With the Krar Collective currently on tour, we turn our attention to East Africa. We hit many points throughout the region that includes Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Plus, in hour 2, a heaping helping of new world music releases, including new CDs from Angelique Kidjo, Habib […]

2014-01-17 — World Music Mix

Hello again! Hope the lack of a show last week didn’t bring you down. Your host was away, wandering the desert. Back now, having seen cacti and lizards, sand and sedimentary rock, sunshine and blue skies. So I tried to pack extra goodness into this week’s show. You’ll find old and new music from the […]

2014-01-03 New Global Music for a New Year

What better to usher in a new year than a slew of new music? This show features new (and new to me) songs from a wide diversity of global artists and styles. From Brazilian accordion to Palestinian hip-hop to Irish rock to dueling European and West African harps, we covered it. Happy new year! Remember […]

2013-12-27 STG’s Favorite Global / World Music of 2013

For the last show of 2013, a look back at some of the best songs and albums of the year. No particular ranking (hey, it was a busy holiday season!), but have a listen, and use this as a basis for making your own musical discoveries. Thanks for your support of Spin The Globe during […]

2013-12-13 Gypsy Allstars Interview + Global Christmas & Solstice Songs

This week, a swirl of global Christmas songs, and an interview with Cedric Leonardi of the Gypsy Allstars, who are pushing the bounds of borderless, modern Roma music (and visiting Seattle’s Jazz Alley Dec. 19-22). Remember to get your free Daily Spin by liking STG on Facebook — you can also subscribe to STG’s weekly […]

2013-12-06 Nelson Mandela, Tabu Ley Rochereau, Hanukkah – songs of passing

Songs of passings today… for a week that saw the deaths of South African icon (and global inspiration) Nelson Mandela, and of Congolese soukous originator Tabu Ley Rochereau. Also, a few straggling Hanukkah songs, transitioning into Christmas songs, and some new releases. Remember to get your free Daily Spin by liking STG on Facebook — […]

2013-11-29 – Black Friday + Hanukkah

Black Friday. On KAOS, that means songs from Oliver Mtukudzi & the Black Spirits, Black Cat Orchestra, and Banda Black Rio – and songs with titles like “Kale Bala (Black Hair),” “Luz Negra,” and “Noir Et Blanc.” Which are all included in this week’s episode, along with a few songs to help kick off Hanukkah. […]

2013-11-22 Worldwide Whatever, or, Songs from Across the Globe

From Zimbabwe to Canada to Brazil to Belgium, we covered a lot of ground in this weeks show. We sampled new albums from Autorickshaw, Chambao, Barika, Badi Assad, and others, along with some older releases and requests (thanks, Sarah!). Special thanks to everyone who became a new KAOS member or renewed membership during the fall […]