2016-07-15 Top 10 World Music Albums, July edition

Nakany Kante - NakaYour monthly top 10 countdown featuring a track from each of the ten best new global releases of the last couple of months. Plus other tunes and requests in hour 2.

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2016-07-08 World Music in the 1950s + Lakou Mizik Interview

lakoumizikFourth in a series of STG shows highlighting the global music sounds of different decades. Plus an interview with Steeve Valcourt, guitarist/ vocalist/ co-founder of the multi-generational Haitian music collective Lakou Mizik, which recently released its debut album Wa Di Yo and is currently on tour in Canada and the USA.

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2016-07-01 Global Songs of Freedom

World Music of Freedom and LibertyJuly 4 is an important day in the story of the USA’s freedom. But freedom is a universal aspiration, and this week we hear songs from musicians both yearning for and celebrating freedom in their own lands. Plus new releases and other sounds in hour 2.

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2016-06-24 Music of Indigenous Peoples

Sophia Blanco - Photo: Sarah WeedenWho are indigenous people? One definition says “those ethnic groups that were indigenous to a territory prior to being incorporated into a national state, and who are politically and culturally separate from the majority ethnic identity of the state that they are a part of.” This weekend is the Spirit of Indigenous People Festival in Seattle, and STG gets things started with music of such people from around the planet. Note: It’s impossible to cover all — or even most — indigenous groups in an hour or two, and a listener pointed out that this show is short on music of the people of the Western Hemisphere, apart from a couple of tracks from Central America. Mea culpa. I may get more Native American music on future shows, but in the meantime I highly recommend you tune in to those KAOS shows who cover this music better than STG ever will: Make No Bones About It (Sundays 4-6pm) and View From the Shore (Sundays 6-8pm). You can view the complete KAOS program schedule here.  Hour 2 of this show features mostly new releases.

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2016-06-17 Things That Go Honk! Brass, Marching Band, & Street Music

Honk Fest West 2016HonkFest West has rolled around again, and STG starts the celebration with music of drums, brass, marching bands, and other such music from all around the planet. Plus some new releases in hour 2.

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2016-06-10 Top 10 World Music Albums, June edition

Sun Hop Fat - Sun Hop FatYour regular monthly countdown of the Top 10 global / world music CDs. In the world! Plus a mixture of new releases, concert previews, and old faves in hour 2.

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2016-06-03 New vs. Old Global Music

This episode bounces between new global releases and old (mostly pre-1995) music. And despite a power surge that knocked out most of the air studio machinery mid-show, the music continued! Thanks for listening.

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2016-05-27 Global Music with Local Ties

Seattle-based Manooghi HiThe Northwest Folklife Festival starts today, and STG honors this amazing free annual gathering of musicians and dancers and culture by playing tunes from artists with Northwest connections, whether natives or immigrants. Plus new releases and other faves in hour 2.

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2016-05-20 – Global Music Mix

47SOUL - ShamstepNo theme this week, but I’m be back at the controls after a couple weeks off, spinning great global music new and old. Thanks for the calls and requests! Traveling is wonderful, and it’s also great to be home. Big thanks to you and Sy and D-Mo for keeping the globe spinning while I was away.

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2016-04-29 World Music Mix + Debo Band Interview

Debo BandI dig into a big stack of new global music this week (and throw in a few old favorites). Plus an interview with Danny Mekonnen, one of the founders Ethio-funk/rock group Debo Band whose new album “Ere Gobez” comes out May 20, followed by a tour.

Note: STG will have a guest host for the next two weeks as I’m off traveling. Stories and adventures to be related later!

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