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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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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