2018-07-06 The Birthday Show: Mandela, Sosa, Franco, Mapfumo, Kidjo, & more

globe birthday cakeAn astounding cluster of musician birthdays happens in July: Thomas Mapfumo, Franco, Mercedes Sosa, Mighty Sparrow, Angelique Kidjo, and Tony Allen. Also global figures The Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, and Haile Selassie. We’ll celebrate with music from the former, and about the latter. If it’s your birthday in July, happy birthday to you as well!

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2018-06-22 Songs of Fathers & other global music

Fatherhood - world musicJune 17 was Fathers Day in the USA, and we keep the honors rolling with songs about dads around the planet. Plus other global sounds, old and new.

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2018-06-15 Top 10 World Music Albums, June edition

Angelique Kidjo - Remain In LightHear a song from each of the ten best new world music CDs this week. Plus other new releases and old faves in hour 2.

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2018-06-01 Electronic Global Music

Midival PunditzWhile STG has a clear bias toward acoustic music, this week we dig into some of the compelling electronic sounds that are emanating from the far reaches of the planet. Enjoy.

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2018-05-25 A Celebration of Live Music

Ojos de Brujo liveThis weekend brings the Northwest Folklife Festival, so STG brings you its own version of a great music festival with tracks recorded live from some of our favorite artists. Consider it a warmup to Folklife, or a way to enjoy a great music festival without all the driving and crowds.

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2018-05-18 Top 10 World Music Albums, May edition

Fatoumata Diawara - FenfoHear a song from each of the ten best new world music CDs this week. Plus other new releases and old faves in hour 2.

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2018-05-11 Global Songs of Motherhood

Mothers DaySTG kicked off Mothers Day Weekend (that’s a thing, right?) with songs of motherhood from around the globe. Plus a few old favorites and new releases sprinkled in during hour 2.

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2018-05-04 Global Songs of Fear & Courage

Mandela on courageA collection of world music addressing fears and the courage to face them. Plus new releases, old faves, and other global sounds in hour 2.

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