2015-11-20 – Romania Meets New Zealand

Whiri Tū AkaMaori group Whiri Tū Aka is in Seattle tonight, and this weekend is Seattle’s Romanian Film Festival. So let’s get these two disparate cultures together, and see what happens. Brass bands + haka + fiddle tunes + Polynesian flavors = what this show sounds like.

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2015-11-13 Karim Nagi interview + New Global CDs

karim-nagiThis episode features a wide-ranging survey of the best new releases from around the planet. Plus an interview with Karim Nagi, whose new album “Detour Guide” is a great blend of catchy rhythms, clever poetry, and smouldering frustration at cultural ignorance and racism.

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2015-11-06 – Chano Domínguez interview + Senegal & Zimbabwe

 Chano DomínguezSenegalese superstar Youssou N’Dour plays in Seattle Nov. 8, and Nov. 10 is the birthday of Zimbabwean guitarist/songwriter Louis Mhlanga. This show includes music from these two great African cultural hotspots, plus an interview with flamenco-jazz luminary Chano Domínguez (who performs in Olympia Nov. 8). Yep, this show is chock full of global goodness!

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2015-10-31 Halloween + Dia de Muertos

Dia de Muertos bandMusic of things spooky, scary, ancestral, and otherworldly this week, as we celebrate holidays of the season.

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2015-10-23 – Top 10 World Music CDs, October Edition

Te Vaka - AmatagaA countdown of the ten best global albums of the month, with a track from each one. Plus other great wide-ranging new releases and concert previews in hour 2.

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2015-10-16 – Jensen & Bugge live in-studio plus music from Turkey, Finland, and Beyond

Jensen-&-Bugge-at-KAOS fmDanish folk duo Jensen & Bugge drop by STG for a live set of music and talk about folk music and how they found old Danish tunes forgotten at home but alive in the American midwest. You’ll also hear music from Finland, and tunes from Turkey as a  warmup for this weekend’s Turkfest at the Seattle Center.

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2015-10-09 Global Musical Collaborations

eric bibb & habib koiteWith Vieux Farka Toure & Julia Easterlin currently on tour together, one’s mind turns to some of the great cross-cultural musical collaborations. Enjoy Russia-meets-USA, India-meets Germany, Canada-meets-Tanzania, Israel-meets-Mali, and other fascinating combinations of culture and sound in this week’s show.

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2015-10-02 – Music of Cuba

Music of Cuba on Spin The Globe radioWith the new warming of relations between the USA and Cuba, we might expect even more interchange among musicians from the two nations. So this show explores Cuban and Cuban-flavored music from jazz to salsa to hip hop and more.

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2015-09-25 Roma & Ladino Music + Guy Mendilow interview

Guy Mendilow ensembleThis week we explore the music of the Roma and Jewish diasporas, and include sounds ranging from Balkan brass to Ladino indie rock. Plus a live interview with Guy Mendilow, who is on tour with his diverse musical ensemble (with members hailing from Israel, Palestine, Argentina, Japan, the UK and the USA) in support of his “Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom” project and CD, a sonic journey from the Balkans to the Mediterranean to Jerusalem.

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2015-09-18 Global Swing Tunes + Lache Cercel interview

Lache CercelSlight change of plans this week. No Top 10 countdown, because our crack team of statisticians were busy making clocks in solidarity with #IStandWithAhmed. So instead, swing tunes from around the world. Plus… born in Romania and now calling Canada home, Lache Cercel and his Roma Swing Ensemble combine the flare and passion of traditional Eastern European melodies with swinging jazz harmonies. Learn about their music in advance of their appearance at DjangoFest NW in a live interview with Cercel.

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