2016-12-09 – New, Old, and Favorite Global Tunes

Roberto-Fonseca-&-Fatoumata-DiawaraThere’s snow on the ground, and it’s not even winter yet! No particular theme this episode — I pull out some old favorites and mix in some great new releases.

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2016-12-02 Global Songs of Family + Danish trio Gangspil live

Danish trio GangspilThe winter holidays often find us gathering with family… this week we celebrate families in all their messy and delightful forms with music about mothers and sons and grandfathers and sisters and how they eat and quarrel and  love and make music together. Plus a live in-studio set from Danish trio Gangspil, who are on tour.

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2019-11-25 Songs of Blackness

kenboothe-songs-of-blacknessBuy Nothing Day (aka Black Friday) prompts a show focusing not on consumption, but on a celebration of black. Black Lives Matter. And today, black songs matter. Happy Thanksgiving – #NODAPL – thanks for calling in with requests, and thanks for listening.

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2016-11-18 Top 10 World Music CDs, Nov. edition

Cacique 97 - We used to be AfricansYour 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 many more new releases in the second hour of the show.

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2016-11-11 Post-Election Recovery Music

Gina ChavezI take one week off from my show, and America elects Trump? Remind me not to disappear before an election again. In selecting my post-election songlist, I found myself drawn to global music by great women artists, some of whom are singing about women’s rights and social justice. Maybe that was just coincidence (hah!), but it made for a compelling, cathartic show.

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Moana & The Moahunters
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2016-10-28 Halloween & Day of the Dead Music + Derek Gripper interview

Derek GripperMusic of ghosts, full moons, ancestors, and other things that go bump in the night or illumine the darkness. Plus an interview with South African kora-style guitarist Derek Gripper about his new album “Libraries on Fire” and his current tour.

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Tarika
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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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