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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2016-01-08 – New Global Tunes for the New Year

2016 - Year of the MonkeyHappy New Year! Celebrate the beginning of 2016 with great global sounds from all corners of the planet. Two hours of fresh tunes you probably haven’t heard yet. How’s your Year of the Monkey going so far?

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2015-12-25 – Christmas, Solstice, and Winter Songs

christmas-around-the-worldMerry Christmas! My present to you is two hours of global, non-annoying tunes about the winter solstice, Christmas, and winter in general. And don’t worry about getting me anything; your gift is that you listen to Spin The Globe, love global music, and (perhaps?) are a listener-member of KAOS Community Radio. I’m away next week and Sy (of KAOS’s Junglee Hour) will be filling in. I’ll be back with you on January 8 for my first broadcast of the new year. So also, Happy New Year!

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2015-12-18 – Best World Music of 2015

Flag GlobeThis week, the best songs from the best global albums of the year. I’ve combed through 2015’s playlists, requests, and my own favorites and come up with two hours of compelling listening — and perhaps a few great suggestions for last-minute holiday gifts!

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2015-12-11 Songs from and about Mountains

table-mountainDec. 11 is International Mountain Day, and to prove that mountains are as integral to music as they are to climate and culture, I curate some lofty songs about Earth’s highest places.

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2015-12-04 Music of the Balkans

keep-calm-and-listen-to-balkan-musicWith Balkansky on tour in our area, I round up some great Balkan music, both traditional and modern, to share with you. Plus a few new releases and such in the latter part of the show. Thanks for listening!

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2015-11-27 World Music Top 10, November 2015

Daktarimba - d'AfriqueHerewith, the final Spin The Globe monthly top 10 world music chart of 2015 (in December, we’ll do the best music of the year). Listen for selections from fantastic new releases from all corners of the planet. Plus a few artists who didn’t quite make the top 10, and concert previews.

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