Not one but two special features in this week’s show. First we heard from Christos Govetas about Seattle’s first annual Balkan Night Northwest, happening March 10 (http://www.balkannightnw.com) sandwiched amongst some tasty Balkan music.
Then in the second hour, we had live guitar music in the KAOS studios from touring musician Goh Kurosawa (http://www.happysad.org/goh/english/index.html). It was all over too quickly, alas.
This week, a romp through the sounds of our monthly Top 10 chart, featuring the best new music on Planet Earth. Full reviews of many of these albums coming soon at SoundRoots.org –
We may be starting to see the hints of spring here in the north, but in Brazil it’s time for a full-on sweaty summer street party. Our Carnaval on the air features music from Brazil, Trinidad, New Orleans, and other corners of the earth where Carnival/Carnaval is celebrated. Plus some new releases and such in hour 2.
In our first ping-ponging show of the year, we bounced between Iraq and Hungary, and found some curious musical connections therein. In the second hour of the show, new releases and concert previews dominated. Thanks for listening, and thanks to our new likers on Facebook!
This week, music from the Spin The Globe Cafe, a small cozy bistro that exists only in my mind. But the sounds from its eclectic live stage exist in the real world, as captured in this two-hour radio show archive. Enjoy!
You can find current and past episodes of Spin The Globe for free online listening at http://www.mixcloud.com/SpinTheGlobe/
What a way to round out the month… the Polyrhythmics joined me live in the KAOS performance studio for a rousing set of funky global music, including songs from their recent album Labrador and some unrecorded tracks. You may think of global funk as an evening sound, but they proved it works for the morning hours too. Special thanks to Daniel for manning the mixer and making it all sound great!
Here’s your belated confirmation that there was no show this week. The snow and ice storm was quick and messy, knocking down a lot of tree limbs which in turned knocked out a lot of electricity, including that which supplies the KAOS transmitter. The station was fine, and could have broadcast using our fanch-schmancy generator. But without the transmitter up and running, all that great radio would have just sat in a sad little pile with no way for us to disperse it to your ears. The plan is for a generator at the transmitter site as well, but for now be assured that most electricity has been restored in Thurston (no, not Thurston Howell III) County, and all will soon be back to normal.
If by normal, you mean what we do at KAOS. Such as this Friday’s live in-studio Spin The Globe performance by The Polyrhythmics.
Thanks for bearing with us, and here’s hoping your home is warm and bright…
Prompted by a new CD release and a local concert tomorrow, we explored the many sounds of the West African kora today — a harp that’s been used in classical Jali (griot) music as well as in global fusions with other instruments. In the second hour of the show, new releases and concert previews. And congrats to the listeners who won tickets to see Erev Rav and Vagabond Opera — I’ll see you at the show.