2014-08-08 Top 10 World Music Albums

Black Flower - Abyssinia AfterlifeSelections from each of the albums on the Spin The Globe World Music Top 10 Chart, plus new releases and your requests in hour 2. Congrats to the listeners who won tickets to see Vieux Farka Toure during this show!

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2014-08-01 New Global Music + Old World Music Favorites

3 Mustaphas 3No particular theme, just some of the best new releases along with some old favorites and listener requests. This week, got more requests via Facebook than phone, so that was fun.

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2014-07-25 Music of Zimbabwe

zimfest 2014 posterMusic from and influenced by Zimbabwe, as we welcome the annual ZimFest celebration to Tacoma, WA this weekend. Plus new releases, requests, and other whatnot in the second hour of the show. Congrats to the listeners who won tickets to the Tacoma Jazz & Blues Festival during the show!

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2014-07-18 Mokoomba Interview + music from Nigeria, Ethiopia, & South Africa

Allen Nigeria Selassie Ethiopia Mandela S AfricaThe birthdays of three African greats inspire today’s theme: July 18: South African icon Nelson Mandela; July 20: Nigerian Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen; July 23: Ethiopian/Rasta leader Haile Selassie. Music from all three nations on this week’s episode. Plus an interview with Zimbabwean band Mokoomba about their new CD and their upcoming shows in Seattle and Tacoma (at Zimfest).

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2014-07-11 World Cup of World Music: Argentina vs. Brazil

Germany-v-Argentina-World-Cup-2014-Final-MatchCan the music of the two FIFA World Cup finalists reveal the winner of the championship game on Sunday? Listen to this show and find out. Alternating songs from Germany and Argentina, followed by other new releases and faves for the remainder of the show.

Bonus: If you start the show right at the opening whistle of the World Cup final and mute the TV sound, you’ll notice eerie correlations between the music and the action on the pitch (ala Dark Side of the Moon / Wizard of OZ).

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2014-07-04 Global Music from the USA for Independence Day

July-4---USAWhat could be more patriotic on this USA Independence Day than to celebrate the diversity of the nation through music? Native Americans and immigrants alike have shared and blended their traditional sounds, and this show features US-based and US-recorded music with global leanings. Have a safe and happy Fourth of July, all!

Also, go Ticos!

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2014-06-27 Top 10 World Music Albums, June 2014

Sia Tolno-African WomanThis week, a countdown of the top 10 global / world-music albums of the month, including klezmer, Afrobeat, dueling harps, Ethiopian reggae via Israel, Bollywood via Australia, and more. Plus other new releases in hour 2.

STG also bids a fond farewell to Cover The Earth, a show that ran on KAOS for 18 years, and came to a graceful conclusion this weekend. Hosts Juli and Duncan were instrumental in selling me on the wonders of community radio, and starting Spin The Globe, which now becomes KAOS’s longest-running global music show at 15 years. I’m looking forward to hearing Juli now and then on Xenophilia — and probably also on Spin The Globe from time to time.

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2014-06-20 Global Brass / Warmup for HonkFest West

honkfestwestJune 19-22 sees brass bands from near and far invading the fair streets of Seattle for HonkFest West ( http://honkfestwest.com ). We kick things off with global brass tunes from Serbia, New Orleans, Ghana, Belgium, and many spots in between.

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2014-06-13 Soccer/Football Music – World Cup 2014

Music of the World Cup 2014The 2014 FIFA World Cup has begun in Brazil. So that’s going to be a big distraction for me over the next month, and I don’t want you to feel left out so I’ll spin lots of soccer-themed songs this week. And probably more over the next four weeks as well.

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2014-06-06 : Music of Brazil. Or Brasil.

Music of Brasil (Brazil)The sports world’s attention will turn to Brazil next week; we set the stage with two hours of Brazilian sounds that will transport you to one of the world’s greatest incubators of music and culture. Samba, funk, bossa, choro, forro, and more.

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