2016-06-10 Top 10 World Music Albums, June edition

Sun Hop Fat - Sun Hop FatYour regular monthly countdown of the Top 10 global / world music CDs. In the world! Plus a mixture of new releases, concert previews, and old faves in hour 2.

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2016-06-03 New vs. Old Global Music

This episode bounces between new global releases and old (mostly pre-1995) music. And despite a power surge that knocked out most of the air studio machinery mid-show, the music continued! Thanks for listening.

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2016-05-27 Global Music with Local Ties

Seattle-based Manooghi HiThe Northwest Folklife Festival starts today, and STG honors this amazing free annual gathering of musicians and dancers and culture by playing tunes from artists with Northwest connections, whether natives or immigrants. Plus new releases and other faves in hour 2.

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2016-05-20 – Global Music Mix

47SOUL - ShamstepNo theme this week, but I’m be back at the controls after a couple weeks off, spinning great global music new and old. Thanks for the calls and requests! Traveling is wonderful, and it’s also great to be home. Big thanks to you and Sy and D-Mo for keeping the globe spinning while I was away.

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2016-04-29 World Music Mix + Debo Band Interview

Debo BandI dig into a big stack of new global music this week (and throw in a few old favorites). Plus an interview with Danny Mekonnen, one of the founders Ethio-funk/rock group Debo Band whose new album “Ere Gobez” comes out May 20, followed by a tour.

Note: STG will have a guest host for the next two weeks as I’m off traveling. Stories and adventures to be related later!

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2016-04-22 Music of Nature and Creatures for Earth Day

Olympia Luminary Procession 2016With the annual Procession of the Species coming April 23, we spin global songs about nature, animals, and springtime to get your weekend started.

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2016-04-15 Top 10 World Music CDs, April 2016

Sociedade Recreativa - Sociedade RecreativaHear a song from each of the top 10 new global albums, plus new releases, your requests, old faves, and concert previews in hour two.

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2016-04-01 African Guitars + KAOS Spring Membership Drive

Habib Koite & Vusi Mahlasela at KAOSTwo fabulous guitarists — Habib Koite and Vusi Mahlasela — will be in the area this week, so we’ll hear music from them and other great African guitarists (I also recorded an interview with them that will air later on KAOS). It’s also the KAOS Spring Membership Drive — time for you to become a listener-member, or renew your membership to KAOS Community Radio. Call during the show at 360-867-5267 or pledge online. Your active support is crucial to our community!

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2016-03-25 – Global Music Mix

New Orleans - Mardi Gras IndiansA blend of styles and nations this week, including a dose of New Orleans, where I spent a delightful week last week (thanks to the fine people of WWOZ for the station tour, music tips, and general friendliness).

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2016-03-11 Women of World Music

dobet gnahoreAll women this week (Mar. 8 was International Women’s Day, after all). Two hours of global music by women, from Finland, to Madagascar, to Brazil, to Mali, to the USA. With many other stops along the way. Note: STG will have a substitute host next week; your regular DJ will return the following week. Be good while I’m away.

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