2012-11-23 Global Music about Food

Spin The Globe's planetary food pyramidStill digesting turkey? Then you’ll love this show focused on nonfat, gluten-free music about foods of all kinds. A celebration of global eating, with music from around the planet. Happy Thanksgiving to all, and a very pleasant Buy Nothing Day as well.

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2012-11-16 Global Music from Multicultural Bands

multicultural hands lifting globeThis show focused specifically on multicultural bands. Okay, confession time… as I was collecting music for the show, I realized that much of the music heard on Spin The Globe regularly comes from bands with members from differing national/cultural backgrounds. It might actually be more challenging to find bands that had members from only one nation. In any case, a great show emerged, with lots of fascinating cultural interplay. Bonus points if you can identify the nations of all the musicians involved in the show.

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2012-11-09 Top 10 Global CDs, November edition

Fangnawa ExperienceI love music. And I love sharing it with you. And this month’s Top 10 chart is full of amazing albums that are well worth sharing. Listeners seemed to especially dig the cuts by Samuel Yirga, Bollywood Brass Band, Yannick Noah, and Fanga & Maalem Abdallah Guinea. But check out the show for yourself; you’re bound to find your own new favorites. From the tradimodern Korean sound of Geomungo Factory to the funky dub of Super Hi-Fi, there’s something for everyone.

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2012-11-02 – Day of the Dead + Global Mix

This week… music to honor the ancestors in observance of Day of the Dead / Dia de los Muertos, heavy on the Latin sounds — plus lots of other great tunes, including a brand-spankin’-new single from Cascadia ’10 and a track from Correo Aereo, who play here in Olympia tonight and tomorrow. umbrellasHope you all are staying warm and dry, and if you lost power in the Superstorm, that you get it back soon.

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2012-10-26 – Halloween & Day of the Dead

Halloween / Day of the Dead - world music from Spin The Globe radioSpooky songs and ghoulish grooves in this week’s show, a global soundtrack to Halloween and Day of the Dead. Dance with demons, sleep with vampires, and enjoy the haunting howls of vocalists from Serbia to Congo to New Orleans to Mexico to India and beyond.

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2012-10-19 Global Top 10, October edition

World Music Top 10 pumpkin globeThis week, a countdown of the best global CDs in the first hour, and new releases and concert previews in the second hour.
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2012-10-12 Afrobeat Worldwide

Fela Kuti Lives!In honor of the upcoming birthday of Fela Kuti, the father of Afrobeat, we heard Afrobeat bands from around the globe this week, from Japan to the Netherlands to the UK to the USA. Just a small taste of the widespread appeal of the sound and attitude of Afrobeat music. In hour 2, new releases and other good stuff, including a couple fun cuts from Ozomatli’s new kids’ album.

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2012-10-05 Music of Arab Lands + Olympia Arab Fest preview

Thanks for everyone’s support for Spin The Globe and KAOS-fm during today’s show and the first day of the KAOS fall membership drive. If you missed out, you can still join or renew by calling 360-867-5267 or visiting www.KAOSradio.org.Tarik Bentlemsami playing live during Spin The Globe at KAOS-fm

Special thanks to Amirah for sharing about this weekend’s first Arab Festival in Olympia, and to Tarik for bringing in his guitar and sharing some fantastic music. He’ll be playing several times at the festival; complete details at http://rachelcorriefoundation.org/peaceworks/arab-fest-2012

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2012-09-28 Italy Meets India

Italy Meets India on Spin The Globe - world music radioAnother of our famous ping-ponging shows. Do Italy and India share more than the initial letter of their names? We find out in this show. Plus new tunes from Portland forro band Z Bumba and Seattle Afrobeat band Cascadia ’10.

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2012-09-21 The Groove of Peace

UN International Day of Peace - the soundtrackThis week, a celebration of peace through global music. We’re celebrating the UN International Day of Peace (https://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/). We also had a set celebrating a couple of birthdays of great African musicians. Both Nigeria’s King Sunny Ade and Zimbabwe’s Oliver Mtukudzi were born on Sept. 22 (different years). Have a peaceful week, and enjoy the music!

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