2014-01-24 Music of East Africa + New Releases

Krar Collective, live at Womex 2011. Photo by Jacob Crawfurd (www.crawfurd.com)With the Krar Collective currently on tour, we turn our attention to East Africa. We hit many points throughout the region that includes Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Plus, in hour 2, a heaping helping of new world music releases, including new CDs from Angelique Kidjo, Habib Koite, Shanren, Tiécoro Sissoko, and many others.

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2014-01-17 — World Music Mix

Bixiga 70Hello again! Hope the lack of a show last week didn’t bring you down. Your host was away, wandering the desert. Back now, having seen cacti and lizards, sand and sedimentary rock, sunshine and blue skies. So I tried to pack extra goodness into this week’s show. You’ll find old and new music from the likes of Jaakko Laitinen & Väärä Raha, Angelique Kidjo, Barika, Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita, and Kila. A hard-to-define mix, but one I think you’ll enjoy. Happy listening!

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2014-01-03 New Global Music for a New Year

Karol Conka

Karol Conka

What better to usher in a new year than a slew of new music? This show features new (and new to me) songs from a wide diversity of global artists and styles. From Brazilian accordion to Palestinian hip-hop to Irish rock to dueling European and West African harps, we covered it. Happy new year!

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2013-12-27 STG’s Favorite Global / World Music of 2013

Omar SouleymanFor the last show of 2013, a look back at some of the best songs and albums of the year. No particular ranking (hey, it was a busy holiday season!), but have a listen, and use this as a basis for making your own musical discoveries. Thanks for your support of Spin The Globe during the past year, and have a safe and happy transition to the new year. See you in 2014!

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2013-12-13 Gypsy Allstars Interview + Global Christmas & Solstice Songs

Gypsy AllstarsThis week, a swirl of global Christmas songs, and an interview with Cedric Leonardi of the Gypsy Allstars, who are pushing the bounds of borderless, modern Roma music (and visiting Seattle’s Jazz Alley Dec. 19-22).

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2013-12-06 Nelson Mandela, Tabu Ley Rochereau, Hanukkah – songs of passing

Nelson "Madiba" MandelaSongs of passings today… for a week that saw the deaths of South African icon (and global inspiration) Nelson Mandela, and of Congolese soukous originator Tabu Ley Rochereau. Also, a few straggling Hanukkah songs, transitioning into Christmas songs, and some new releases.

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2013-11-29 – Black Friday + Hanukkah

BlacBlack Friday KAOS!k Friday. On KAOS, that means songs from Oliver Mtukudzi & the Black Spirits, Black Cat Orchestra, and Banda Black Rio – and songs with titles like “Kale Bala (Black Hair),” “Luz Negra,” and “Noir Et Blanc.” Which are all included in this week’s episode, along with a few songs to help kick off Hanukkah.

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2013-11-22 Worldwide Whatever, or, Songs from Across the Globe

Rokia TraoreFrom Zimbabwe to Canada to Brazil to Belgium, we covered a lot of ground in this weeks show. We sampled new albums from Autorickshaw, Chambao, Barika, Badi Assad, and others, along with some older releases and requests (thanks, Sarah!).

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2013-11-15 Global Goulash, Malian Melodies, and Balkan Madness

Bucharest Drinking Team - photo ©Scott Allan Stevens, www.NWexposure.comThis week, a goulash of global sounds, old and new, far and wide. With some sparkling fresh releases from the likes of Autorickshaw, Chambao, and Flavia Coehlo, and a special NW Balkan set previewing a show happening tonight at Ballard’s Oddfellows Hall (see Calendar).

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2013-11-08 World Music Mix + KAOS Membership Drive

Spin The Globe on KAOS-fmThis week, a mix of global sounds, new and old, and a request for you to support KAOS Community Radio, the station in Olympia, WA where Spin The Globe originates. If you’re familiar only with Spin The Globe, check out the rest of the KAOS lineup, including local and syndicated music, news, and public affairs shows. It’s a mix you’ll only get on a grassroots-grown community station, commercial-free and programmed by humans, not corporations. Make a pledge of support today by calling 360-867-6894 or visiting www.KAOSradio.org and clicking the “pledge” button. You can also “like” KAOS on Facebook

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