2015-06-19 – Honk! A celebration of brass, street, and marching bands

Honkfest west 2015Honk!Fest West takes over the streets of Seattle this weekend, and STG kicks things off with a raucous two hours of global brass, street, marching, drum, and other such groups.

Note: the KAOS transmitter was down today, so the only way to hear this show was the live stream, or the archive on Mixcloud or Radio Free America. We hope to have the transmitter fixed right quick.

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2015-06-12 Selections from the Top 10 World Music CDs, June ’15

Flavia CoelhoListen for a tune from each of the CDs on the World Music Top 10 chart for June — and keep listening for more new releases, favorites, and a few concert/tour previews.

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2015-06-05 Music of the Islands of Earth

philippine music - kudyapiThis weekend brings the Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival at the Seattle Center — a great excuse for a show featuring music from island nations all over Earth.

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2015-05-29 – Global Songs of Peace

Songs of World Peace29 May is the International Day of UN Peacekeepers, and while peacekeeping may have a mixed record of success, it’s a difficult and noble goal that deserves support. So this show features songs of peace and peacemaking from around the planet.

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2015-05-22 – Interview with Joe Driscoll + New Global Tunes

Joe Driscoll & Sekou KouyateFollowing last week’s show of older world music, this week we spin some of the best new releases in recent weeks from every corner of the globe. Plus an interview with Joe Driscoll, who has been collaborating with Seckou Kouate on some fascinating West African flavored hip-hop (their latest album is Faya).

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2015-05-15 Global Music of the 1960s

Lord Kitchener, Lord Superior, and Lord Melody

Lord Kitchener, Lord Superior, and Lord Melody, 1962.

Third in a series of STG shows highlighting the global music sounds of different decades. I wasn’t listening to much global music in the 1960s, but it was there alongside (and sometimes mingling with) the rock and psychedelia of the counterculture. Dig it, daddy-o!

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2015-05-08 — Seckou Keita live in-studio plus May Top 10

Seckou Keita

Hear a song from each of the ten best new global releases. Plus a live interview with Senegalese kora virtuoso Seckou Keita, whose newest release “22 Strings” comes out 26 May. And a few other tasty tidbits as well.

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2015-05-01 World Music of Work and Workers

May Day musiciansIt’s May Day, a great time to celebrate workers. This show features global-flavored songs about work and workers from all over the Earth.

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2015-04-24 – A Musical History of Sergio Mendes

sergio mendes Sergio Mendes started playing in Brazilian nightclubs in the late 1950s, just as bossa nova was being born of its famous parents, jazz and samba. So Sergio and bossa grew up together, and they’re still going — Mendes is on tour now, playing at Seattle’s Jazz Alley 23-26 April. This show will be a celebration of his music, with lots of Sergio’s covers and collaborations mixed in. Plus new releases and other global fun.

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2015-04-03 World Music Elders

Dorothy MasukaThe upcoming birthdays of Hugh Masekela (4/4) and Ravi Shankar (4/7) prompted a train of thought that stopped at the station of “let’s do a radio show featuring musicians who are/were still making music as elders.” Along with those two, let’s hear from Asha Bhosle, Wendo Kolosoy, Abdullah Ibrahim, Celia Cruz, Ernest Ranglin, Dorothy Masuka, Tito Puente, Miriam Makeba, Tony Allen, and others! Plus a few new releases to round out the show.

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