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
“Azara Alhai” from Sudaniyat Continue reading 2017-02-03 Music of Immigration-Ban Nations →

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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“lies” from Scare Tactics Continue reading 2017-01-27 Global Songs of Truth and Honesty →

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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2016-12-30 Global Songs of Change and Progress

Tony Allen Progress - global songs of changeChange is a constant; years change, politicians change, seasons change, music changes. The question is how well we steer and adapt to these changes. This week as we teeter on the verge of a new year and a new politics in the USA, I share global songs of change and progress. Enjoy, and let’s go into the new year and find ways to make it better … locally and globally. Happy new year.

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La Cherga
“Make a Change” from Revolve Continue reading 2016-12-30 Global Songs of Change and Progress →

2016-12-23 Global Songs of Winter, Hanukkah, and Christmas

A global musical celebration of winter and its holidays. Hope your winter festivities are fantastic; enjoy the lengthening days!

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Ini Kimoze
“All I Really Want for Christmas” from A Putumayo World Christmas Continue reading 2016-12-23 Global Songs of Winter, Hanukkah, and Christmas →

2016-12-16 Best Global Songs of 2016

Sociedade RecreativaThis week, STG’s favorite songs of the year, more or less. Honestly, I’m hoping to whittle my list down to 20 or so, but right now there are 30+ releases still in the running. 2016 may have been questionable politically, and terrible for the life expectancy of musicians, but some great new music emerged, and it’s worth celebrating.

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Sociedade Recreativa
“Xote Natural (feat. Flavia Coelho)” from Sociedade Recreativa Continue reading 2016-12-16 Best Global Songs of 2016 →

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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