2014-06-13 Soccer/Football Music – World Cup 2014

Music of the World Cup 2014The 2014 FIFA World Cup has begun in Brazil. So that’s going to be a big distraction for me over the next month, and I don’t want you to feel left out so I’ll spin lots of soccer-themed songs this week. And probably more over the next four weeks as well.

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2014-06-06 : Music of Brazil. Or Brasil.

Music of Brasil (Brazil)The sports world’s attention will turn to Brazil next week; we set the stage with two hours of Brazilian sounds that will transport you to one of the world’s greatest incubators of music and culture. Samba, funk, bossa, choro, forro, and more.

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2014-05-30 – World Music in the 1970s

World Music in the 1970sThe second in a series of decade-themed world music shows. The term “world music” didn’t appear as a marketing tool until the 1980s — so what did the music sound like before it had been pigeonholed into its own genre? This show answers that question, and includes a musical tribute to Maya Angelou dating even further back…to her 1957 calypso album!

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2014-05-23 – Global Music, Recorded Live

Oliver Mtukudzi live in concertThis weekend brings the Northwest Folklife Festival — a writhing mass of musicians and fans and BBQ — to the Seattle Center. We kick things off by spinning live recordings of great global music performances.

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2014-05-16 – Top 10 World Music Albums, May 2014

Aziza Brahim - Soutak coverThis week, selections from each of the Top 10 global CDs of the month, plus other new sounds in hour 2. Congrats to the listeners who won movie passes to the Olympia Film Society during the show — if you’d like to win, keep listening to KAOS; we’re giving away two pair of passes every week.

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2014-05-09 Music of West Africa

May-9- Music of West AfricaThis weekend brings the Spirit of West Africa festival at the Seattle Center. Which prompts a show filled with the dynamic sounds of the region, from traditional griot music to cross-cultural blends and a slew of guitar music.

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2014-05-02 Mexican (and related) Musics for Cinco de Mayo

2 May cinco-de-mayoYeah, it’s a few days before Cinco de Mayo, but no matter — we’ll celebrate this commemoration of a Mexican military victory with some peaceful but rambunctious Mexican music from both sides of the border.

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2014-04-25 Music(s) of Japan

Japanese world music on KAOSWarming up for this weekend’s Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival at the Seattle Center, we heard music from Japan, and music from elsewhere featuring Japanese instruments and themes. And as you might expect, it wasn’t all traditional! Also, new releases and more in hour 2.

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2014-04-18 Mazigazi Band live + World Music Mix

Mazigazi Band at KAOSA mix of new sounds and old from all over the planet. Plus live in-studio music by Mazigazi, who will be doing a local show April 25 at the Hands On Children’s Museum as part of an instrument drive for children in Kenya, and Simon Okelo, executive director of One Vibe Africa and right decent nyatiti player.

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2014-04-11 Guest-host w/ Mali + KAOS membership drive

new KAOS radio t-shirtThanks to Anch and the KAOS pledge team for holding down the fort this week while I was in Canada at a soccer tournament (at which we went undefeated, I should add!). Here’s what she spun for you.

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Salif Keita
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