Category Archives: World Music

2018-08-17 Top 10 World Music CDs + The Debaucherauntes interview

The Debaucherauntes at KAOS-fmThe bad news: due to an excess of airborne smoke and road fatigue, The Debaucherauntes weren’t able to play a live set on today’s show. The good news: they came in anyway, and we had a long chat about their music, their tour, and the various ways a radio host can mangle their name. Plus, the monthly countdown of the 10 best new global albums.

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2018-08-10 Global Music to Inspire & Uplift

Beloved Festival 2018The Beloved Festival is taking place in Oregon this weekend. STG takes the opportunity to spin some of the global music — both secular and sacred — that we find inspiring.

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2018-07-27 African Jazz (aka Afrojazz)

African Jazz #9 (Michael A. Cummings)This week, we engage in  a wildly varied exploration of African jazz, from Ethiopia to Nigeria to South Africa.

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2018-07-20 The Sound of French Football: Music from French Africa

France's African World Cup

This week we celebrate the French World Cup victory,  particularly  highlighting the music of the countries from which the immigrant players came or to which they have family ties: Congo, Cameroon, Guinea, Algeria, Mauritania, Senegal, Togo, Mali, Angola, and Morocco. Plus a few other gems in the last segment of the show.

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2018-07-13 Top 10 World Music Albums, July 2018

red_baraat_sound_the_peopleHear a song from each of the ten best new world music CDs this week. Plus other new releases and old faves in hour 2.

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2018-07-06 The Birthday Show: Mandela, Sosa, Franco, Mapfumo, Kidjo, & more

globe birthday cakeAn astounding cluster of musician birthdays happens in July: Thomas Mapfumo, Franco, Mercedes Sosa, Mighty Sparrow, Angelique Kidjo, and Tony Allen. Also global figures The Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, and Haile Selassie. We’ll celebrate with music from the former, and about the latter. If it’s your birthday in July, happy birthday to you as well!

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2018-06-22 Songs of Fathers & other global music

Fatherhood - world musicJune 17 was Fathers Day in the USA, and we keep the honors rolling with songs about dads around the planet. Plus other global sounds, old and new.

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2018-06-15 Top 10 World Music Albums, June edition

Angelique Kidjo - Remain In LightHear a song from each of the ten best new world music CDs this week. Plus other new releases and old faves in hour 2.

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