2016-03-25 – Global Music Mix

New Orleans - Mardi Gras IndiansA blend of styles and nations this week, including a dose of New Orleans, where I spent a delightful week last week (thanks to the fine people of WWOZ for the station tour, music tips, and general friendliness).

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2016-03-11 Women of World Music

dobet gnahoreAll women this week (Mar. 8 was International Women’s Day, after all). Two hours of global music by women, from Finland, to Madagascar, to Brazil, to Mali, to the USA. With many other stops along the way. Note: STG will have a substitute host next week; your regular DJ will return the following week. Be good while I’m away.

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2016-03-04 Balkan Morning Northwest

Balkan Night Northwest 2016Saturday brings the 5th Annual Balkan Night Northwest to Seattle…  but why wait until the weekend? We start the festivities off this morning with Balkan sounds from bands you’ll see in Seattle, and other great Balkan flavors. Plus new releases and concert previews in hour 2.

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Boban i Marko Marković Orkestar
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2016-02-26 Music of European Cities

Istanbul

The second edition of STG’s shows on the music of cities takes us to Europe: Paris, Berlin, Istanbul, Moscow, and beyond. European musical styles, plus sambas, calypsos, reggae, Balkan brass, and more. Plus concert previews, new releases, and more in the second hour.

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2016-02-19 – Top 10 World Music Albums, February edition

Debo Band - Ere GobezListen in for a track from each of the 10 best newly released global albums. In hour 2, your requests, old faves, concert previews, and other wandering musics.

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2016-02-12 – Songs of the Heart – Global tunes of love and heartbreak for Valentine’s Day

Heart shaped globeThe heart is an enigma, and we’ll delve into the mysteries of the heart both wonderful and devastating this week, with songs of love, heartbreak, longing, and bliss. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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2016-02-05 Carnival! Mardi Gras! Carnaval!

Carnival-in-TrinidadCarnival season is officially underway, and we celebrate with festive music from wherever Carnival is celebrated — particularly Brazil, Trinidad, and New Orleans. Plus new releases and requests in hour 2.

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2016-01-29 – Songs About African Cities

Spin The Globe: African CitiesSure, there are lots of songs about food and love and nature, but I’ve been collecting songs about the places where most people live: the cities. The first installment of this series of shows highlights songs about cities in Africa, from the bustling capitols to small but mighty places. From Cape Town to Cairo, the sounds of African cities.

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2016-01-22 Top 10 World Music Albums, January edition

Gangbé Brass Band - Go Slow to LagosThis week, our (usually) monthly run-down of the best music on the planet, with a selection from each of the top 10 world music albums around. At the top of the chart is the stunningly sharp album by Benin’s Gangbe Brass Band. Seriously, you need to check this one out for yourself. And the rest are great, too. Hour 2 was mostly a free-for-all of newish releases. Thanks for listening and supporting your volunteer-powered, commercial-free community radio station!

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2015-01-15 – Music of Refugees, Immigrants, & Borders + Yogoman live in-studio

Yogoman live at KAOS-fmPoliticians have been having a field day talking about refugees and immigrants, but I’m thinking musicians have a better idea of what the experience of refugees and immigrants actually is, since many of them have experienced it first-hand. We hear their songs this week. Plus a live in-studio set from Yogoman as they kick off a USA tour.

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