2017-03-17 Top 10 World Music Albums, March edition

Red Baraat - Bhangra PiratesAn exploration of some fresh global sounds, with a track from each of the best 10 new releases. In fact, two tracks from one of them.

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2017-03-10 Music of Global Women

Lala Njava from MadagascarFollowing UN International Women’s Day (March 8), STG keeps the celebration going with a show of tunes from women worldwide., from Karelia to South Africa to Brazil to Madagascar.

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2017-03-03 Music of the Balkans + Mazigazi Band live

Mazigazi Band live on KAOSMarch 4th brings the sixth annual Balkan Night Northwest, so we warm things up with accordion tunes, brass blasts, and Balkan fusion from the Balkans, the USA, and across the world. Plus a live set from Afro band Mazigazi, direct from the KAOS performance studio.

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2017-02-24 Music of Carnival and Mardi Gras

trinidad-and-tobago-carnivalThis week we celebrate the end of the Mardi Gras season as Fat Tuesday approaches. Carnival music from Brazil, New Orleans, Trinidad, and other Carnival-celebrating corners of the planet.

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2017-02-17 Top 10 World Music Albums, February edition

Les Amazones d’Afrique - République AmazoneHear a track from each of the best 10 new global releases, plus some other noteworthy new sounds, old faves, and concert previews. Visit the Top 10 page for the current chart toppers.

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Diom De Kossa
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2017-02-10 Global Songs of Public Transportation

Thai Tuk TukPublic transportation isn’t just something to take; it’s also something to sing about. Songs this week about trains, planes, buses, autorickshaws, boats, taxis, and more. Plus old faves and some new releases in hour 2.

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2017-02-03 Music of Immigration-Ban Nations

omar souleyman - SyriaThis week, an emergency show featuring songs from the nations impacted by the presidential immigration ban: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Plus new releases and concert previews in hour two.

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Rasha
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2017-01-27 Global Songs of Truth and Honesty

The Only Truth is Music - jack kerouacSongs about truth, lies, and how to tell the difference this week on STG.

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The Afromotive
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2017-01-20 Top 10 World Music CDs, January edition

terrakota - oxalaSpin The Globe takes special care on this Inauguration Day to highlight the best recent international releases. It’s a strange new world, but we’re in this together, and together we are strong in our diversity, supportive in our solidarity, and resilient in building our vision of a cooperative, peaceful future together. But yeah, it’s gonna take some work.

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2017-01-06 New World Music Releases for a New Year

Gypsy Cuban ProjectIf you’re hoping the new year will feel, well, new, then have we got the global soundtrack for you. All new music, with most songs making their KAOS debut.

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