2012-07-13 Francophone Global Music

amadou & mariam - french-speaking artists from Mali, AfricaIn honor of France, Bastille Day (July 14), and Freedom Fries, this week’s show features music from French-speaking countries and artists worldwide, including Camille, Lo’Jo, Le Chauds Lapins, Paris Combo, Amadou & Mariam, Massilia Sound System, and many more. Vivre localement, rainure globalement!  Plus new releases and other sounds in hour 2.

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2012-07-06: Music of Central Africa

We celebrate the birthday of Congolese legend Francois ‘Franco’ Luambo Makiadi in this show with music from him along with more songs and styles from central African nations, including Burundi, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda. Franco Guitar Hero of Congo

Music from artists including Wendo Kolosoy, Franco, Papa Wemba, Papa Noel, Mounira Mitchala, Somi, and So Kalmery

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2012-06-29 Afro-Latin Tunes

Afro-Latin music on Spin The Globe world music radioThis week we explore the musical styles that sailed from Africa to the Americas, and have been bouncing back and forth ever since. Latin music from Africa, African percussion underlying Latin songs — and other twists on Afro-Latin music this week. Plus cuts from new released by Erev Rav, Lara Bello, Andra Kouyate, Chicago Afrobeat Project, and more. Continue reading 2012-06-29 Afro-Latin Tunes →

2012-06-22 World Music Top 10, June 2012

Maga Bo - CD coverThis week, a countdown of the Top 10 chart of global CDs –topped by the party-friendly Brazilian sounds of Maga Bo! Plus a variety of old favorites, new releases, and concert previews in hour 2. Enjoy, and happy summer!

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2012-06-15 – Persian / Iranian Music + Global Father’s Day Songs

Persian / Iranian music show on Spin The Globe When they’re not busy in their secret laboratories concocting new batches of evil (joking!), Iranians make some fine, fine music. Seriously, Persia/Iran has a rich and remarkably diverse musical and cultural history, and this week we’ll explore sounds ranging from compositions based on mystic Sufi poetry to modern pop and rock sounds. You’re in for some surprises, dear listener! Plus a few songs for dads, since Father’s Day is this weekend.

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2012-06-08 Global songs about bugs, insects, & spiders

spiderweb oudSpiders, butterflies, bees, fleas. Yes, it’s creepy crawly buzzy day on Spin The Globe, as we round up songs about some of the smaller, and sometimes more annoying, residents of our planet. Stand on a chair wielding a broom if you must, but don’t miss this collection of great songs about bugs. Plus new releases and concert previews in hour 2. Continue reading 2012-06-08 Global songs about bugs, insects, & spiders →

2012-06-01 Brass On! Global Brass, Drum, & Marching Band Music

honkfest west 2012This week’s show, inspired by this weekend’s HonkFest West, provides an invigorating blast of brass, drum, and marching band music the likes of which you’ll experience in the streets of Seattle this weekend. If you dare!

Also, a slew of new releases in hour 2. And congrats to the winners of the ticket giveaway for the OMO Africa show. Perhaps I’ll see you at one of these events. Whatever you are up to, remember to live locally and groove globally!

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2012-05-25 Top 10, May edition

This week, our monthly Top 10 countdown of the best new global music CDs, from Caramelo’s Peligroso at #10 to The Bombay Royale at #1. Plus other new releases, a very special request for Egyptian music, and some concert/Folklife Festival previews in hour 2.

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2012-05-18 New & Old + Kaivama & Arto Järvelä live!

kaivama & Arto Järvelä playing live on KAOS-fmIt’s another ping-ponging show, but this time instead of across international boundaries, we bounced between musical eras. Our arbitrary dividing line is 1987 — the year some record executives got together and coined the term “world music” for the exotic non-western recordings that didn’t have another place to reside on store shelves. (Spin The Globe uses that term less and less these days as multicultural sounds find their way into more and more mainstream genres.) The question is… The show also included a live set from Arto Järvelä and Kaivama (pictured), currently on tour (and at Traditions Cafe in Olympia May 18).

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2012-05-11 Global Wedding Music

wedding henna handsPrompted by a request from listener Annette in Munich, Germany (and the upcoming nuptials of my own nephew), I’ve rounded up a marital bliss of wedding songs from Lapland, South Africa, the Balkans, and beyond. For all of you getting married, staying married, or contemplating marriage, may this show give you some inspiration — and reasons to dance. Oh, and feel free to invite me to your wedding, particularly if your ceremony is in some fascinating exotic location. 

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