2016-09-16 Global Songs of Democracy

songs-of-democracy-kaosSept. 15 is the UN International Day of Democracy. STG observes the occasion with songs extolling democracy (and pointing out obstacles to achieving it) from all over the planet. Plus new releases and old faves in hour 2.

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2016-09-09 – New World Music Releases + Concert Previews

Yemen BluesNo fancy theme this week, just great global music. Mostly new releases and a few concert previews in hour 2. Thanks to the listeners who called in with comments, questions, and greetings — it’s always great to hear from you!

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2016-09-02 – Global Hip-hop

Ana TijouxLike jazz, reggae, and afrobeat (with which it shares roots), hip-hop didn’t take long to go global. This episode explores the influence of hip-hop around the planet, mostly as it blends with other global styles to create something distinct yet familiar.

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2016-08-26 Global Cover Songs

Dolapdere Big GangIn which STG digs up world music versions of popular Western songs.

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2016-08-19 Top 10 World Music Albums, August edition

Marabout Orkestra - Seven LivesYour monthly top 10 countdown featuring a track from each of the ten best new global releases of the last couple of months. Plus other tunes and requests in hour 2.

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2016-08-12 Music of Saints

St. Yared of AxumThe Beloved Festival is underway this weekend, which gets one to thinking sacred thoughts. Which results in one pulling together songs about saints from all over the world. Plus some new global releases and previews of concerts coming to Cascadia.

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2016-08-05 Women of the Muslim World

Aziza-BrahimFrom Iran to Morocco, Indonesia to Senegal, the Muslim world has fantastic women musicians, though you wouldn’t know it from mainstream media. This week we highlight a few of them, along with some new global releases and previews of concerts coming to Cascadia.

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2016-07-29 Songs of Nations

Music of NationsPraise, criticism, nationalism — there are many reasons musicians sing about countries. We hear songs titled for countries this week, from Argentina to Zanzibar.

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2016-07-22 Afrobeat Flavors from Across the Globe

Afrobeat - Spin The GlobeAfrobeat drumming pioneer Tony Allen celebrated a birthday July 20, and STG follows that up with a survey of the contemporary Afrobeat scene, from Nigeria to Europe to the USA to some corners of the world where you might not expect to find Afrobeat groups.

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2016-07-15 Top 10 World Music Albums, July edition

Nakany Kante - NakaYour monthly top 10 countdown featuring a track from each of the ten best new global releases of the last couple of months. Plus other tunes and requests in hour 2.

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