2014-10-24 It’s an Afrobeat World!

Lagos Roots Afrobeat EnsembleI hardly need an excuse to break out the Afrobeat, and this week two concerts in Cascadia reinforce my Afrobeat inclinations. Lagos Roots Afrobeat Ensemble play at Rhythm & Rye in Olympia Oct. 25, and Chicago Afrobeat Project play at Seattle’s Nectar Lounge Oct. 30. We’ll hear from them, and from other great Afrobeat players. If you missed the recent KAOS fall membership drive, you can still become a KAOS member or renew your membership, call 360-867-6894 or visit kaosradio.org/join/

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2014-10-17 – Top 10 World Music CDs + KAOS pledge drive

kaos-shield…in which we hear a track from each of the ten best new global releases. Plus more new releases, old favorites, and your requests in hour 2. Also, it’s the KAOS fall membership drive: To become a KAOS member or renew your membership, call 360-867-6894 or visit http://www.kaosradio.org/join/

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2014-10-10 The Khan-Do Show!

Rahat-Fateh-Ali-KhanOctober 13 is the birthday of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, but he’s not the only musical Khan out there. This show will feature music from him, and also from other artists such as Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (Nusrat’s nephew), Amjad Ali Khan, Sultan Khan, Shafqat Ali Khan, Badar Ali Khan, Surjit Khan, even the Ali Khan Band. Khan do!

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2014-10-03 – Real World Records at 25 + Interview with label manager Amanda Jones

Real World 25Real World Records and the associated WOMAD festivals around the world have been instrumental in bringing global music to a broader audience over the past quarter century. Think Toto La Momposino, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, AfroCelt Sound System, Hukwe Zawose…and the list goes on. Now Peter Gabriel’s label has released a 3-CD compilation, and a brand new album by Garifuna artist Aurelio Martinez. This week’s show features a wide variety of Real World tunes, and a conversation with Real World label manager Amanda Jones about the past and future of Real World and world music.

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2014-09-26 15th Anniversary Celebration of Spin The Globe

Spin The Globe 15th Anniversary Radio ShowWay back in September 1999, I started a little show on KAOS ( www.KAOSradio.org ) called Spin The Globe. Since then, I’ve spun thousands of tunes, interviewed scores of musicians (and a few non-musicians), and listened to music from places that I previously hadn’t even heard of. It’s been a blast sharing all this with you, and this show hits some highlights from the last 15 years of world music and STG for your listening and celebrating enjoyment.

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2014-09-18 Global Songs of Peace

World Music PeaceSongs about peace, harmony, and nonviolence from many corners of the globe this week, in the run-up to the International Day of Peace on 21 September. Plus new releases and some old favorites in hour 2.

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2014-09-12 Cuban, Afro-Cuban, and Cuban-flavored Sounds

Cuban Music on KAOS-fmCuban music is wildly popular all over the world, and has influenced other styles from places as far-flung as Congo and the Balkans. Check out this week’s show for all manner of Cuban, Afro-Cuban, and Cuban-influenced sounds.

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2014-09-05 : India Meets Hawaii, plus other global sounds

Asha BhosleThis weekend brings the Live Aloha festival to the Seattle Center. September 8 is the birthday of legendary Bollywood playback singer Asha Bhosle. Mash them together, and you’ve got a radio show alternating sounds from Hawaii and India. Plus new releases, concert previews, and other global sounds in hour 2.

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2014-08-29 BumberSpin (The World Music Festival in My Mind)

Bumberspin - the world music festival in my mindThis episode it’s the festival in my own mind, the collection of musicians I’d love to see collected in one place on a sunny weekend with outdoor stages, cool drinks delivered by people on stilts, and no lines, ever. This weekend brings Bumbershoot to Seattle. But my festival is better.

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2014-08-22 Global Cover Songs

Bugotak - world music cover songs on Spin The Globe radioThere’s good news, and there’s bad news. The bad news is that despite proper watering and fertilization, this week’s show recording disappeared into the ether sometime in the early hours of the afternoon. We looked under the sofa cushions, yes. Nowhere to be found. The good news is, we do have the playlist, which means you can still do some digging on your own to track down some of these odd and wonderful cover songs. You can also head over to Mixcloud and listen to lots of other installments of STG. Just not this week’s show.

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