2014-09-05 : India Meets Hawaii, plus other global sounds

Asha BhosleThis weekend brings the Live Aloha festival to the Seattle Center. September 8 is the birthday of legendary Bollywood playback singer Asha Bhosle. Mash them together, and you’ve got a radio show alternating sounds from Hawaii and India. Plus new releases, concert previews, and other global sounds in hour 2.

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2014-08-29 BumberSpin (The World Music Festival in My Mind)

Bumberspin - the world music festival in my mindThis episode it’s the festival in my own mind, the collection of musicians I’d love to see collected in one place on a sunny weekend with outdoor stages, cool drinks delivered by people on stilts, and no lines, ever. This weekend brings Bumbershoot to Seattle. But my festival is better.

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2014-08-22 Global Cover Songs

Bugotak - world music cover songs on Spin The Globe radioThere’s good news, and there’s bad news. The bad news is that despite proper watering and fertilization, this week’s show recording disappeared into the ether sometime in the early hours of the afternoon. We looked under the sofa cushions, yes. Nowhere to be found. The good news is, we do have the playlist, which means you can still do some digging on your own to track down some of these odd and wonderful cover songs. You can also head over to Mixcloud and listen to lots of other installments of STG. Just not this week’s show.

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2014-08-15 – Musics of Brazil

music of Brazil on KAOS fm COmmunity RadioTo warm up for this weekend’s annual BrazilFest at the Seattle Center, we spin many flavors of Brazilian music this week, new and old. Plus a few sounds from elsewhere late in the show, including a Cuban Devo cover, new-old music from Kenya, and some very tasty flamenco.

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2014-08-08 Top 10 World Music Albums

Black Flower - Abyssinia AfterlifeSelections from each of the albums on the Spin The Globe World Music Top 10 Chart, plus new releases and your requests in hour 2. Congrats to the listeners who won tickets to see Vieux Farka Toure during this show!

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2014-08-01 New Global Music + Old World Music Favorites

3 Mustaphas 3No particular theme, just some of the best new releases along with some old favorites and listener requests. This week, got more requests via Facebook than phone, so that was fun.

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2014-07-25 Music of Zimbabwe

zimfest 2014 posterMusic from and influenced by Zimbabwe, as we welcome the annual ZimFest celebration to Tacoma, WA this weekend. Plus new releases, requests, and other whatnot in the second hour of the show. Congrats to the listeners who won tickets to the Tacoma Jazz & Blues Festival during the show!

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2014-07-18 Mokoomba Interview + music from Nigeria, Ethiopia, & South Africa

Allen Nigeria Selassie Ethiopia Mandela S AfricaThe birthdays of three African greats inspire today’s theme: July 18: South African icon Nelson Mandela; July 20: Nigerian Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen; July 23: Ethiopian/Rasta leader Haile Selassie. Music from all three nations on this week’s episode. Plus an interview with Zimbabwean band Mokoomba about their new CD and their upcoming shows in Seattle and Tacoma (at Zimfest).

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2014-07-11 World Cup of World Music: Argentina vs. Brazil

Germany-v-Argentina-World-Cup-2014-Final-MatchCan the music of the two FIFA World Cup finalists reveal the winner of the championship game on Sunday? Listen to this show and find out. Alternating songs from Germany and Argentina, followed by other new releases and faves for the remainder of the show.

Bonus: If you start the show right at the opening whistle of the World Cup final and mute the TV sound, you’ll notice eerie correlations between the music and the action on the pitch (ala Dark Side of the Moon / Wizard of OZ).

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2014-07-04 Global Music from the USA for Independence Day

July-4---USAWhat could be more patriotic on this USA Independence Day than to celebrate the diversity of the nation through music? Native Americans and immigrants alike have shared and blended their traditional sounds, and this show features US-based and US-recorded music with global leanings. Have a safe and happy Fourth of July, all!

Also, go Ticos!

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