2013-10-18 Goverment Shutdown Edition

Government-Shutdown by Tom TolesHere’s the Government Shutdown edition of Spin The Globe. It was supposed to be a Top Ten show for October, but STG’s crack team of pollsters and statisticians were furloughed, and were either out on the street corners with cardboard signs saying “Will Compile Statistics For Food” or whooping it up in Tahiti, depending on who you talk to. I’ll see if we can’t get them to come up with a Top 10 for this month, but apparently they have a lot of backlog from the last couple weeks to catch up on. Still, I think you’ll enjoy this show of mostly new music, including some of my best guesses for what they might put on the Top 10 chart.

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2013-10-11 Fela vs. Nusrat

Nusrat-v-FelaThis week’s show starts with a celebration of the lives and music of Afrobeat originator Fela Kuti and Qawwali king Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, whose birthdays are this week. Without them, the face of “world music” would be far different. Though one is known for his vocal prowess in singing devotional Sufi music and the other for feisty anti-establishment poly-rhythmic funk-jazz, both are huge figures. Listen in to see how they sound side by side. Plus new releases from other parts of the planet in the second hour of the show.

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2013-10-02 New Global / World Music Tunes

Gipsy ManifestoSelections from some of the best new global CD releases, re-issues, and discoveries. Plus an extended set from Boban & Marko Markovic when a fire alarm kicked everyone out of the building for 20 minutes. Enjoy, and have a great weekend!

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2013-09-27 Top 10 World Music CDs – September edition

Boban & Marko Markovic- Gipsy ManifestoCountdown of the Top 10 World Music Albums chart for September, with a track from each album. Or in the case of #1, two tracks. Plus other new releases, old favorites, and your requests.

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2013-09-20 Global Songs of Peace

UN International Day of PeaceSept 21 is the United Nations International Day of Peace. This show gets the peace-mongering started by spinning world-music songs of peace, reconciliation, and general getting-along.

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2013-09-13 Four Shillings Short live on KAOS

Four Shillings Short at KAOS-fmThanks to Four Shillings Short for bringing some of their many instruments in for an extended live set in the KAOS performance studio. Playing the spoons, hammered dulcimer, sitar, even the bowed psaltry (pictured), they are a remarkable duo, rich in spirit, skill, and knowledge. The rest of the show featured new global music and a few choice oldies. Enjoy!

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2013-09-06 Indiaspora

Indiaspora - Indian music from around the globeYou can find music with its roots in India now spread all over the planet. And not just the Roma-flamenco path; today there’s Bollywood music erupting from Australia (The Bombay Royale), Indo-jazz from Toronto (Autorickshaw) and the India-rock sound of Seattle’s own Manooghi Hi. Check out this episode of SpinTheGlobe for many samples of this global “Indiaspora.”

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2013-08-30 Bumbershoot Preview + the Festival in My Mind

Bumbershoot logo 3013This show starts out with four global bands appearing at this weekend’s Bumbershoot festival. Then it heads into the festival in my own mind; artists I’ve seen at festivals or would like to see or just seem like extra-special fun. Who’s playing at the festival in your mind?

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2013-08-23 Music from the Highest Lands

Techung live in concertMusic from the highest-elevation nations on earth in the first hour-plus of this show. Tibet, Nepal, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Argentina, Chile, and beyond. Plus new releases and old gems in the second hour.

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2013-08-16 – Live in-studio set with Techung + World Music Top 10, August 2013

Techung performing live at KAOS-fmTibetan musician/activist Techung brought his band by the KAOS studios this week for a live performance and interview — you can find out more about his music and current tour at techung.com — big thanks to them for bringing such deep-spirited music to share! This show also featured a countdown of the Top 10 World Music Albums of August, from #10 Felix Lajko to #1 Oliver Mtukudzi. You can view the complete chart here.

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