2014-05-09 Music of West Africa

May-9- Music of West AfricaThis weekend brings the Spirit of West Africa festival at the Seattle Center. Which prompts a show filled with the dynamic sounds of the region, from traditional griot music to cross-cultural blends and a slew of guitar music.

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2014-05-02 Mexican (and related) Musics for Cinco de Mayo

2 May cinco-de-mayoYeah, it’s a few days before Cinco de Mayo, but no matter — we’ll celebrate this commemoration of a Mexican military victory with some peaceful but rambunctious Mexican music from both sides of the border.

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2014-04-25 Music(s) of Japan

Japanese world music on KAOSWarming up for this weekend’s Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival at the Seattle Center, we heard music from Japan, and music from elsewhere featuring Japanese instruments and themes. And as you might expect, it wasn’t all traditional! Also, new releases and more in hour 2.

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2014-04-18 Mazigazi Band live + World Music Mix

Mazigazi Band at KAOSA mix of new sounds and old from all over the planet. Plus live in-studio music by Mazigazi, who will be doing a local show April 25 at the Hands On Children’s Museum as part of an instrument drive for children in Kenya, and Simon Okelo, executive director of One Vibe Africa and right decent nyatiti player.

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2014-04-11 Guest-host w/ Mali + KAOS membership drive

new KAOS radio t-shirtThanks to Anch and the KAOS pledge team for holding down the fort this week while I was in Canada at a soccer tournament (at which we went undefeated, I should add!). Here’s what she spun for you.

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2014-04-04 Global Rhythms – a warmup for the World Rhythm Festival

DjembesThe annual Seattle World Rhythm Festival is this weekend, so we’ll warm you up with rhythms from around the planet. Listen, or get out your drum and play along.

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2014-03-28 Pre-milennial World Music

Harry-Belafonte-and-Miriam-MakebaLooking at recent STG playlists, I noticed that much of the music played was recorded in the last 15 years. Time for us to set the wayback machine to pre-2000, and see what the last millennium sounded like. Music from the 1960s to the 1990s from around the planet in the first hour; new releases and concert previews in the second hour.

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2014-03-21 Top 10 Global / World Music CDs, March 2014

Mamani Keita - KanouSelections from the ten best recently released global albums. Plus new releases, the concert calendar, and more.

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2014-03-14 Indian Fusions (and happy Pi Day!)

Shiela ChandraIn honor of the 14 March birthday of world-music pioneer Sheila Chandra, we hear music from her and other artists fusing Indian music with jazz, rock, blues, and other musical flavors.

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2014-03-07 Women of World Music

Gina ChavezIn celebration of International Women’s Day on 8 March, this week’s show features music by women from around the planet.

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