2017-11-03 World Music of the 1940s

Juanito SanabriaFifth in a series of STG shows highlighting the global music sounds of different decades. Global music as it sounded in the 1940s, plus new releases, old faves, and listener requests.

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2017-10-27 Ancestors, Ghosts, and Other Things that Go Bump in the Night

Halloween / Day of the Dead - world music from Spin The Globe radioAs Halloween and Dia de los Muertos approach, STG has rounded up dozens of songs about family, and about those ancestors that linger (sometimes past long after their welcome runs out).

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2017-10-20 Music of the Cities of the Americas

Buenos Aires musicThis week, songs about the cities of the Americas this week, including Orishas waxing hiphoppy about Havana, Boyoyo having a Boston special, and Metá Metá shaking up Sao Paulo. Plus a variety of new releases and old faves in the second hour of the show.

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2017-10-13 World Music Top 10 + KAOS pledge drive

Ladama - LadamaHear a song from each of the Top 10 (actually 13, in honor of Friday the 13th!) new world music albums. In hour 2, more global sounds + concert previews. It’s the second week of the KAOS pledge drive, so if you’re not a member yet (you aren’t? really?), now’s the time to go online and join.

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2017-10-06 World Music Mix + KAOS Pledge Drive

KAOS 89.3FM COMMUNITY RADIOA mix of favorite old tunes, new releases, and requests from pledging KAOS members. If you’re not a member, now’s the time to go online and join.

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Mighty Mo Rodgers & Baba Sissoko
“Mali to Mississippi” from Griot Blues Continue reading 2017-10-06 World Music Mix + KAOS Pledge Drive →

2017-09-29 Global Songs of Fear & Courage

courageWe live in troubled times; there are myriad reasons to be afraid. But it also seems like the world is poised for great change for the better. This week’s songs acknowledge the fear, and give encouragement to the bravery that will be needed to change the world for the better. Courage, friends.

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2017-09-22 African Guitars

Fatoumata Diawara - FatouToday is the birthday of King Sunny Ade and Oliver Mtukudzi. Both are known for talents beyond their guitar playing, but we’ll use the occasion for a roundup of guitarists from around Africa, from Tinariwen and other desert rockers in the north to Malian guitarist Fatoumata Diawara to South Africa’s Philip Tabane.

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2017-09-15 Top 10 World Music CDs, September edition

Chicago Afrobeat Project - What Goes UpHear a song from each of the Top 10 new world music albums. In hour 2, more global sounds + concert previews + listener requests.

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2017-09-08 Global Songs of Geography

Antique World MapFrom fires to floods to earthquakes to hurricanes, the Earth seems to be trying to send us a message. Perhaps we can sooth it with a collection of songs about streams, odes to oceans, jingles about jungles. Plus new releases and old faves from around the planet in hour 2.

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Barika “River Niger” from Remember Continue reading 2017-09-08 Global Songs of Geography →

2017-09-01 Music of Work & Labor

African-worker - songs of work and laborSeptember 4 is Labor Day here in the USA, and STG contributes a musical celebration of work and workers, jobs and joblessness. And in the second hour of the show, a mix of new releases and some dusty things I pulled out of the KAOS music library.

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