2014-04-04 Global Rhythms – a warmup for the World Rhythm Festival

DjembesThe annual Seattle World Rhythm Festival is this weekend, so we’ll warm you up with rhythms from around the planet. Listen, or get out your drum and play along.

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2014-03-28 Pre-milennial World Music

Harry-Belafonte-and-Miriam-MakebaLooking at recent STG playlists, I noticed that much of the music played was recorded in the last 15 years. Time for us to set the wayback machine to pre-2000, and see what the last millennium sounded like. Music from the 1960s to the 1990s from around the planet in the first hour; new releases and concert previews in the second hour.

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2014-03-21 Top 10 Global / World Music CDs, March 2014

Mamani Keita - KanouSelections from the ten best recently released global albums. Plus new releases, the concert calendar, and more.

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2014-03-14 Indian Fusions (and happy Pi Day!)

Shiela ChandraIn honor of the 14 March birthday of world-music pioneer Sheila Chandra, we hear music from her and other artists fusing Indian music with jazz, rock, blues, and other musical flavors.

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2014-03-07 Women of World Music

Gina ChavezIn celebration of International Women’s Day on 8 March, this week’s show features music by women from around the planet.

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2014-02-28 Mardi Gras / Carnival meets Balkan Night – a festive mashup

Brazil_Carnival meets Balkan MusicCarnival season is in full swing, and we’re celebrating with festive music from Brazil, New Orleans, and other corners of the globe where people know how to party musically. Plus sprinklings of Balkan music, since this weekend also brings the 3rd Annual Balkan Night Northwest to Seattle. Call it… Mardi-Balk!

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2014-02-21 World Music in English – Global Sounds for the Monoglot

Feb. 21 Mother LanguageToday is UN International Mother Language Day, and we celebrated with global music in my mother language, English. Sure, a smattering of other languages sneaks in here and there, but that’s to be expected when one grooves globally. Enjoy, and spread the word that great global music doesn’t have to be entirely in incomprehensible tongues.

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2014-02-14 Top 10 World Music CDs Countdown

Feb.14-Planet-earthSelections from each of the 10 best global albums of the month, plus your requests and more in the second hour of the show. And sadly, a goodbye to Mike, a devoted listener for many years.

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2014-02-07 Celebrating Bob Marley

Bob Marley on Spin The GlobeIn celebration of Bob Marley’s 6 February birthday, we remember the late, great reggae pioneer with songs from him and his offspring, and more than a few covers of his songs. Happy birthday, Bob!

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2014-01-31 Global Funk

Jan31-World Music FunkThis episode takes you around the planet to explore some seriously funky music. From a Thai cover of James Brown to Portuguese Afrobeat to New Orleans horns, there’s never a dull moment. Hour 2 features new world-music releases and a concert calendar. Thanks for listening, and Go Seahawks!

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