2015-09-18 Global Swing Tunes + Lache Cercel interview

Lache CercelSlight change of plans this week. No Top 10 countdown, because our crack team of statisticians were busy making clocks in solidarity with #IStandWithAhmed. So instead, swing tunes from around the world. Plus… born in Romania and now calling Canada home, Lache Cercel and his Roma Swing Ensemble combine the flare and passion of traditional Eastern European melodies with swinging jazz harmonies. Learn about their music in advance of their appearance at DjangoFest NW in a live interview with Cercel.

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2015-09-11 Spain Meets Serbia

La Trocamba MatanuscaIt’s a 24 hour drive along the E70 from Spain to Serbia, but these two European nations are worlds apart musically. Or are they? We ping-pong songs from the two countries on this week’s show so you can draw your own conclusions. Plus, new releases and concert previews in hour 2.

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2015-06-04 Songs About Bananas

Banana HarmonicaThe banana may be the most popular fruit in the world, and the second most popular yellow-skinned thing in the world (after Minions). And it turns out there are a lot of songs written about the banana, from township jive to calypso to a rather famous Brazilian song about banana-flavored gum. So tune in, peel yourself a ripe one, and enjoy. Plus some old faves and concert previews in hour 2

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2015-08-28 Music of the Arab World

soapkills - Arabic Music on Spin The GlobeThe annual Arab Festival takes place in Seattle this weekend, so STG will kick things off with a long set of music from around the Arab world… including some that may surprise your ears. Plus other new global releases and concert previews in hour 2.

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2015-08-21 Top 10 World Music CDs, August edition

Novalima - PlanetarioThis week, a countdown of the top 10 global albums of the month, with a track from each. Plus other new and favorite and requested music.

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2015-08-14 Music from All Corners of the Earth

World Music from around the globeNo theme this week, just a blend of some of the best music from around the planet, new and old.

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2015-08-07 – Music of Earthquake Nations

Copyright 2008 Rich Iwasaki

There’s been a lot of blather recently on THE BIG ONE that may shake the Pacific Northwest sometime. But in general, the US doesn’t even make the top 10 of seismic nations. Those include Japan, Nepal, India, Ecuador, the Philippines, Pakistan, El Salvador, Mexico, Turkey, and Indonesia — and we hear music from most of these and a few bonus quake zones this week, along with some concert previews and new releases to round out the show.

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2015-07-31 Let’s Latin: Latin Music from Around the World

Let's Latin - STG playlist Poncho Sanchez, Novalima, and Jorge Drexler are all performing in the area in the next week, we spend this show digging into Latin sounds, from classics to what’s going on today in Latin American and beyond.

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2015-07-24 Top 10 World Music CDs, July 2015

Flavia CoelhoThis episode starts with a countdown of the top 10 global albums for July — with a track from each one — then moves in to a globehopping second hour with tunes from Madagascar, Tuva, Pakistan, Mali, Scotland, Zimbabwe, and beyond.

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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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