2015-07-17 Tony Allen Birthday Bash

Tony AllenVisionary Nigerian drummer Tony Allen  has had an amazing career, from his days with Fela Kuti to his current collaborations with all kinds of artists, from British rappers to Brazilian singer Flavia Coelho. This show features a range of his work both past and present to celebrate his 20 July birthday. Plus some other music — mostly new releases and concert previews — at the end of the show.

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2015-07-10 Music of Poland

Vavamuffin from PolandThe Seattle Polish Festival takes place 11 July at the Seattle Center, and we kick things off with a wide variety of sounds from Poland, from folk to Afrobeat.

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2015-07-03 – Global Sounds from the USA (USA! USA!)

World Cup 2015-034 - www.NWexposure.comTwo days after this show aired, I was in Canada with 53,000 close personal friends cheering an amazing World Cup victory for team USA. Was Carli Lloyd listing to the show archive in her headphones as she warmed up before her unprecedented hat trick? I’m sworn to secrecy. But this show will certainly inspire you. It’s filled with global sounds made in the USA, by American-born musicians and immigrants alike. Enjoy!

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2015-06-26 Global Music Mix

The DolomitesNo theme this week, just a blend of some of the best global sounds from near and far, new and old.

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2015-06-19 – Honk! A celebration of brass, street, and marching bands

Honkfest west 2015Honk!Fest West takes over the streets of Seattle this weekend, and STG kicks things off with a raucous two hours of global brass, street, marching, drum, and other such groups.

Note: the KAOS transmitter was down today, so the only way to hear this show was the live stream, or the archive on Mixcloud or Radio Free America. We hope to have the transmitter fixed right quick.

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2015-06-12 Selections from the Top 10 World Music CDs, June ’15

Flavia CoelhoListen for a tune from each of the CDs on the World Music Top 10 chart for June — and keep listening for more new releases, favorites, and a few concert/tour previews.

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2015-06-05 Music of the Islands of Earth

philippine music - kudyapiThis weekend brings the Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival at the Seattle Center — a great excuse for a show featuring music from island nations all over Earth.

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2015-05-29 – Global Songs of Peace

Songs of World Peace29 May is the International Day of UN Peacekeepers, and while peacekeeping may have a mixed record of success, it’s a difficult and noble goal that deserves support. So this show features songs of peace and peacemaking from around the planet.

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2015-05-22 – Interview with Joe Driscoll + New Global Tunes

Joe Driscoll & Sekou KouyateFollowing last week’s show of older world music, this week we spin some of the best new releases in recent weeks from every corner of the globe. Plus an interview with Joe Driscoll, who has been collaborating with Seckou Kouate on some fascinating West African flavored hip-hop (their latest album is Faya).

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2015-05-15 World Music in the 1960s

Lord Kitchener, Lord Superior, and Lord Melody

Lord Kitchener, Lord Superior, and Lord Melody, 1962.

Third in a series of STG shows highlighting the global music sounds of different decades. I wasn’t listening to much global music in the 1960s, but it was there alongside (and sometimes mingling with) the rock and psychedelia of the counterculture. Dig it, daddy-o!

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