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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2016-03-04 Balkan Morning Northwest

Balkan Night Northwest 2016Saturday brings the 5th Annual Balkan Night Northwest to Seattle…  but why wait until the weekend? We start the festivities off this morning with Balkan sounds from bands you’ll see in Seattle, and other great Balkan flavors. Plus new releases and concert previews in hour 2.

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Boban i Marko Marković Orkestar
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2016-02-26 Music of European Cities

Istanbul

The second edition of STG’s shows on the music of cities takes us to Europe: Paris, Berlin, Istanbul, Moscow, and beyond. European musical styles, plus sambas, calypsos, reggae, Balkan brass, and more. Plus concert previews, new releases, and more in the second hour.

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2016-02-19 – Top 10 World Music Albums, February edition

Debo Band - Ere GobezListen in for a track from each of the 10 best newly released global albums. In hour 2, your requests, old faves, concert previews, and other wandering musics.

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