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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2017-05-19 Top 10 World Music Albums, May 2017 edition

Oumou Sangare - MagoyaHear a track from each of the best 10 new global releases, plus other new releases and a few old faves.

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2017-05-12 Global Songs of Motherhood

Sia TolnoMay 14 is Mother’s Day, so we celebrate with songs from around the planet about moms. Plus a few new releases & concert previews.

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“My Mother” from Adura Power Continue reading 2017-05-12 Global Songs of Motherhood →

2017-05-05 – Cinco de Mayo Music

Lila DownsMexican, Mexican-flavored, and other Latin music appropriate to celebrate the curiously American party holiday that grew out of a Mexican military upset of the French in 1862.

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2017-04-28 World Rhythms

Tony AllenThis weekend brings the World Rhythm Festival to the Seattle Center, an amazing free festival of performances and workshops centered around global music and rhythms. STG celebrates with a playlist of some of the most fun, dance-able, and compelling rhythms the planet has to offer.

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2017-04-21 Global Music Mix

Jewish Monkeys CDA mix of global genres, artists, eras, and sounds this week. I dig into the archives, and also highlight some great new world music releases.

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“Sañanaro” from Darandi Continue reading 2017-04-21 Global Music Mix →

2017-04-14 Top 10 World Music CDs, April edition

Carmen Souza - CreologyHear a track from each of the best 10 new global CDs, plus some other (mostly new) world music.  It’s great to be back after missing the last couple weeks (big thanks to Maddie and DJ Kalambre for filling in!).

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2017-03-24 – Global Music of the Body

world music songs about the bodyHave you ever made up a song about your fingertips or your backside? If you have, you’re not alone! This week, a collection of songs about body parts, from hair to lips to shoulders to legs to feet. Plus new releases, old faves, and more in hour 2.

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2017-03-17 Top 10 World Music Albums, March edition

Red Baraat - Bhangra PiratesAn exploration of some fresh global sounds, with a track from each of the best 10 new releases. In fact, two tracks from one of them.

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