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World Music

2014-05-02 Mexican (and related) Musics for Cinco de Mayo

Yeah, it’s a few days before Cinco de Mayo, but no matter — we’ll celebrate this commemoration of a Mexican military victory with some peaceful but rambunctious Mexican music from both sides of the border. Remember to get your free Daily Spin by liking STG on Facebook — please like and share! With FB’s new […]

2014-04-25 Music(s) of Japan

Warming up for this weekend’s Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival at the Seattle Center, we heard music from Japan, and music from elsewhere featuring Japanese instruments and themes. And as you might expect, it wasn’t all traditional! Also, new releases and more in hour 2. Apologies; the audio archive of this week’s show suffered technical difficulties, […]

2014-04-18 Mazigazi Band live + World Music Mix

A mix of new sounds and old from all over the planet. Plus live in-studio music by Mazigazi, who will be doing a local show April 25 at the Hands On Children’s Museum as part of an instrument drive for children in Kenya, and Simon Okelo, executive director of One Vibe Africa and right decent […]

2014-04-11 Guest-host w/ Mali + KAOS membership drive

Thanks to Anch and the KAOS pledge team for holding down the fort this week while I was in Canada at a soccer tournament (at which we went undefeated, I should add!). Here’s what she spun for you. The KAOS Spring Membership Drive is history. But you can still renew or become a member online […]

2014-04-04 Global Rhythms – a warmup for the World Rhythm Festival

The annual Seattle World Rhythm Festival is this weekend, so we’ll warm you up with rhythms from around the planet. Listen, or get out your drum and play along. Remember to get your free Daily Spin by liking STG on Facebook — please like and share! With FB’s new restrictions, fewer people are being exposed […]

2014-03-28 Pre-milennial World Music

Looking at recent STG playlists, I noticed that much of the music played was recorded in the last 15 years. Time for us to set the wayback machine to pre-2000, and see what the last millennium sounded like. Music from the 1960s to the 1990s from around the planet in the first hour; new releases […]

2014-03-21 Top 10 Global / World Music CDs, March 2014

Selections from the ten best recently released global albums. Plus new releases, the concert calendar, and more. Remember to get your free Daily Spin by liking STG on Facebook — please like and share! With FB’s new restrictions, fewer people are being exposed to STG’s sounds. Your shares can help. You can also subscribe to […]

2014-03-14 Indian Fusions (and happy Pi Day!)

In honor of the 14 March birthday of world-music pioneer Sheila Chandra, we hear music from her and other artists fusing Indian music with jazz, rock, blues, and other musical flavors. Remember to get your free Daily Spin by liking STG on Facebook — you can also subscribe to STG’s weekly email update (and we […]

2014-03-07 Women of World Music

In celebration of International Women’s Day on 8 March, this week’s show features music by women from around the planet. Remember to get your free Daily Spin by liking STG on Facebook — you can also subscribe to STG’s weekly email update (and we never share/sell/spam your email). Listen to this show and other episodes […]

2014-02-28 Mardi Gras / Carnival meets Balkan Night – a festive mashup

Carnival season is in full swing, and we’re celebrating with festive music from Brazil, New Orleans, and other corners of the globe where people know how to party musically. Plus sprinklings of Balkan music, since this weekend also brings the 3rd Annual Balkan Night Northwest to Seattle. Call it… Mardi-Balk! Remember to get your free […]