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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2014-11-28 Global Music for Black Friday

turkey_dancingMusic from all over the world to make you dance. Guaranteed to be more fun than fighting the crowds at the mall.

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2014-11-21 Top 10 World Music Albums, November 2014

aurelio landiniThis week, a song from each of the albums from the Top 10 World Music Chart in hour 1, plus more great music from around the planet in hour 2.

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2014-11-14 Global Music Mix + Pharaoh’s Daughter interview

Basya Schecter interview on KAOS-fmThis week’s show features a global mix of sounds, plus an interview with Basya Schecter of Pharaoh’s Daughter about the new album Dumiya, the spirituality of musical creation, and more.

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2014-10-31 Happy World Music Halloween!

Skeleton-drummerIt’s the time of the year for goblins, spooks, and other things that go bump in the night. STG’s Halloween / Day of the Dead show features frightening and wonderful music from all over the planet.

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2014-10-24 It’s an Afrobeat World!

Lagos Roots Afrobeat EnsembleI hardly need an excuse to break out the Afrobeat, and this week two concerts in Cascadia reinforce my Afrobeat inclinations. Lagos Roots Afrobeat Ensemble play at Rhythm & Rye in Olympia Oct. 25, and Chicago Afrobeat Project play at Seattle’s Nectar Lounge Oct. 30. We’ll hear from them, and from other great Afrobeat players. If you missed the recent KAOS fall membership drive, you can still become a KAOS member or renew your membership, call 360-867-6894 or visit kaosradio.org/join/

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2014-10-17 – Top 10 World Music CDs + KAOS pledge drive

kaos-shield…in which we hear a track from each of the ten best new global releases. Plus more new releases, old favorites, and your requests in hour 2. Also, it’s the KAOS fall membership drive: To become a KAOS member or renew your membership, call 360-867-6894 or visit http://www.kaosradio.org/join/

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2014-10-10 The Khan-Do Show!

Rahat-Fateh-Ali-KhanOctober 13 is the birthday of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, but he’s not the only musical Khan out there. This show will feature music from him, and also from other artists such as Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (Nusrat’s nephew), Amjad Ali Khan, Sultan Khan, Shafqat Ali Khan, Badar Ali Khan, Surjit Khan, even the Ali Khan Band. Khan do!

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2014-10-03 – Real World Records at 25 + Interview with label manager Amanda Jones

Real World 25Real World Records and the associated WOMAD festivals around the world have been instrumental in bringing global music to a broader audience over the past quarter century. Think Toto La Momposino, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, AfroCelt Sound System, Hukwe Zawose…and the list goes on. Now Peter Gabriel’s label has released a 3-CD compilation, and a brand new album by Garifuna artist Aurelio Martinez. This week’s show features a wide variety of Real World tunes, and a conversation with Real World label manager Amanda Jones about the past and future of Real World and world music.

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2014-09-26 15th Anniversary Celebration of Spin The Globe

Spin The Globe 15th Anniversary Radio ShowWay back in September 1999, I started a little show on KAOS ( www.KAOSradio.org ) called Spin The Globe. Since then, I’ve spun thousands of tunes, interviewed scores of musicians (and a few non-musicians), and listened to music from places that I previously hadn’t even heard of. It’s been a blast sharing all this with you, and this show hits some highlights from the last 15 years of world music and STG for your listening and celebrating enjoyment.

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