2016-10-21 Afro-Cuban and Afro-Caribbean Music

Celia Cruz by Erich Lugo PadillaThe musics of Cuba and Africa are so enmeshed that it can be tough to tell where one ends and the other begins. But who cares? It’s all great music, and we hear Afro-Cuban and Afro-Caribbean sounds from both sides of the Atlantic this week. Not coincidentally, today is the birthday of Celia Cruz.

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2016-10-14 – World Music Top 10 + Leyla McCalla interview

leyla-mccallaYour monthly top 10 countdown featuring a track from each of the ten best new global releases of the last couple months as compiled by STG’s crack team of statisticians. Plus an interview with cellist Leyla McCalla, a Haiti-rooted, New-Orleans-based former Carolina Chocolate Drop, and a few other tunes.

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2016-10-07 – Songs of Colors + Nordic Fiddlers Bloc live

Songs about colors and colorful things this week, from Afro Blue to Pink Wasabi. Plus live in-studio music by The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc. All this and it’s the KAOS fall membership drive, so be sure to make your pledge of support (do it online). Your favorite community radio station thanks you!

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2016-09-30 – Music of the Indian Subcontinent + Eljuri Interview

eljuriKnown as the Indian Subcontinent, the Asian Subcontinent, or just The Subcontinent, the region encompassing India, Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka is rich in many ways, including musically. We visit the region and hear a selection of styles and artists. (Remember that you can hear more of this kind of music on KAOS’s The Junglee Hour, Saturdays 4-6pm every week.) Plus, an interview with Ecuador-born singer-songwriter/guitarist Eljuri about her new album and related topics.

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2016-09-23 Top 10 World Music Albums, September edition

Yemen BluesYour monthly top 10 countdown featuring a track from each of the ten best new global releases of the last couple months. Plus new releases, concert previews, and some old faves in hour 2.

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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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