2017-08-04 Songs of Traveling

World Travel - Spin The GlobeFor many, summer is a season of travel. STG has your road-trip soundtrack, with global songs about adventurous journeys, both literal and metaphorical. Even if you’re staying home, this will take you on a vicarious trip you won’t soon forget.

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2017-07-28 Free Range World Music

meikhanehNo theme this week, just a great mix of new releases, old favorites, and listener requests.

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2017-07-21 Global Songs of Fruit

melondrumsIt’s summer — which means it’s fresh fruit season! Exactly which types of fruit depends on your location, of course. But people around the world love fruit so much, they’ve penned songs about cherries and mangoes and papayas and peaches and durians. Lots of those songs in this week’s episode, plus some new releases and old tunes thrown into the mix.

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Sidestepper
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2017-07-14 Top 10 World Music Albums, July 2017 edition

They Must Be Crazy - Mother NatureYour monthly World Music Top 10 countdown, with a song from each of the best new global albums. In hour 2, more global sounds + concert previews + requests.

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10- Duo Sabîl
“Awalem” from Zabad, L’écume Des Nuits . Zabad, Twilight Tide

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2017-07-07 Sounds of Poland + Old & New World Music

Warsaw Afrobeat OrchestraPrompted by the the June 8 Polish Festival at the Seattle Center, today’s episode features the musics of Poland from klezmer to club beats to ???. Plus a mix of the old and new in the second hour of the show.

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2017-06-30 Global Piano

Abdullah IbrahimThe piano may not be the first instrument that comes to mind when you think of “world music,” but there’s a lot of great global music that features prominent key work. Music in this episode from Samuel Yirga, Chano Dominguez, Abdullah Ibrahim, Maurice el Medioni, and other greats.

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2017-06-23 Global Songs of Animals & Nature

Singing HipposSongs about nature nature and critters this week. Plus new releases, concert previews, and old faves in hour 2.

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2017-06-16 World Music Top 10 + Songs about Fathers

Toko Telo - Toy Raha ToyThis show includes our monthly countdown of the top 10 world music releases. Also, June 18th is Fathers Day, so we celebrate with songs about fathers. Oh, and congrats to all the new Greener grads!

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2017-06-09 Songs of Asian Cities

ulan bator, mongoliaMusic from and about Kabul, Kyoto, Karachi, and other cities in Asia this week in the third installment of STG’s cities playlists. Plus new releases and whatnot in the second hour of the show.

Note: You may have noticed that I wasn’t in for a fresh episode of STG last week. Threats of violence closed the Evergreen campus — including KAOS — and while a few intrepid KAOS staffers kept the station on-air, everyone else was instructed to stay away. Here’s hoping the threats come to nothing and the threateners are dealt with appropriately.

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2017-05-26 Festivals & Live World Music Recordings

Femi Kuti live in concertThis weekend brings one of the biggest world-music-friendly festivals of the year to the Pacific Northwest: the annual Northwest Folklife Festival. STG kicks off the festivities with two hours live recordings from global artists — something of a personally curated global festival for which you don’t need a ticket or sunscreen. Enjoy!

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