2015-02-20 Mardi Gras & Carnival Music around the world

MardiGrasNewOrleans‘Tis the season… for music in the streets! The pre-Lenten celebration that is arguably more popular than Lent itself has spread around the planet. Music from Brazil, New Orleans, and other hotbeds of global carnival / carnaval / Mardi Gras music.

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2015-02-03 Global Love Songs + Irish Music + Sean-nos Festival preview

global-valentinThis week, some global songs of love and romance (sometimes gone bad) for Valentine’s Day, plus Irish music and an interview and live performance previewing the Sean-nós NW Festival happening this weekend at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.

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2015-02-06 Global Reggae (for Bob Marley’s 70th Birthday)

Bob MarleyReggae-flavored and -influenced tunes from across the planet in honor of Bob Marley’s birthday today. Plus a taste of Scotland’s Jim Malcolm, since he’s in town tonight, and a few new world music releases.

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2015-01-30 Music of the Nile + The Nile Project interview

The Nile ProjectThe Nile is an “international” river as its water resources are shared by eleven nations: Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan and Egypt. This episode features music from the region plus an interview with Mina Girgis, co-founder and CEO of the Nile Project. The Nile Project musicians perform at Meany Hall in Seattle tonight.

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2015-01-23 Top 10 World Music Albums, January edition

World-Music-Top-10Hear a song from each of the ten best new global releases, plus other new releases, a remembrance of Bo Dollis of the Wild Magnolias, and a few older favorites tossed in.

Note: I was out of town again last Friday, and while Anch subbed the show skillfully, there’s alas no audio archive available. That’s it for my vacations for a bit, so I’ll be with you every Friday for a while.

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2015-01-09 New Global Music for a New Year

Two hours of recently released and soon-to-be-released music from around the planetmulticultural hands lifting globe.

Note: Sorry no show last week; I was out of town. Will be away next week as well, so I’ll be back with another show on Mixcloud in two weeks. Spin The Globe will air with a substitute host, though, and you can always listen live online via www.KAOSradio.org

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2014-12-26 Best World Music of 2014

earth-with-headphonesI was expecting to have a top-10 or top-20 countdown for the final STG of 2014, but come showtime I’d only managed to narrow it down to the best 30-40 albums of the year. So I cobbled together a 2014 Greatest Hits show from among those offerings, and I offer it to you as a review of some of the best sounds from around the planet over the past year. If you’ve got favorites that didn’t get included, let me know!

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2014-12-19 Hot Music, Cold Music, Holiday Music

Hot & Cold & Holidays & World MusicAs the official first day of winter approaches, STG takes a two-hour tropical vacation, with music to warm soul and (if you dance) body. Plus Christmas and Hanukkah music — ’cause it’s the season. Happy holidays!

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2014-12-12 Antti & Arto Jarvela

Antti & Arto JarvelaNew “world music” releases mixed in with my old favorites and your requests, and a little holiday music. A global gumbo sure to satisfy your musical hunger. Plus a live music set with Finnish fiddlers Arto & Antti Järvelä who are currently on tour for their new album Os Fera Liluli.

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2014-12-05 Orchestras of Planet Earth

Orchestra BaobabNo, not symphonic music. We’re talking about the mostly large global musical ensembles that call themselves orchestra. Or orkestar, or orquestra. We’re talking Imperial Tiger Orchestra, Orchestra Baobab (pictured), Fourth Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra, Boban & Marko Markovic Orchestra, even our own local Orkestar Zirkonium. Plus a few concert previews. Enjoy!

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