In honor of the upcoming birthday of Fela Kuti, the father of Afrobeat, we heard Afrobeat bands from around the globe this week, from Japan to the Netherlands to the UK to the USA. Just a small taste of the widespread appeal of the sound and attitude of Afrobeat music. In hour 2, new releases and other good stuff, including a couple fun cuts from Ozomatli’s new kids’ album.
Thanks again to everyone who showed support for commercial-free, community-supported radio station KAOS during our fall membership drive last week. If you didn’t have a chance to pledge your support, you still can by heading over to the “join” page at www.KAOSradio.org. Thanks!
Thanks for everyone’s support for Spin The Globe and KAOS-fm during today’s show and the first day of the KAOS fall membership drive. If you missed out, you can still join or renew by calling 360-867-5267 or visiting www.KAOSradio.org.
Another of our famous ping-ponging shows. Do Italy and India share more than the initial letter of their names? We find out in this show. Plus new tunes from Portland forro band Z Bumba and Seattle Afrobeat band Cascadia ’10.
This week, a celebration of peace through global music. We’re celebrating the UN International Day of Peace (https://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/). We also had a set celebrating a couple of birthdays of great African musicians. Both Nigeria’s King Sunny Ade and Zimbabwe’s Oliver Mtukudzi were born on Sept. 22 (different years). Have a peaceful week, and enjoy the music!
Our usual joy at spinning global sounds for you was diminished this morning upon learning of the passing of Obo Addy. Born in Ghana, Addy became a master drummer at age 6, and more recently made his home in Portland, Oregon. He was at the center of so much performing, teaching, and cultural educating that it’s hard to imagine the world without him. Our best to his family and friends and students, and may he find new rhythms in the great beyond.
The show must go on, however, and we counted down the month’s Top 10 global CDs, most of them new entries since the last chart. Listen, explore, enjoy!
What a beautiful day for a celebration! Early September, and the forecast is for sun with a high of 86 degrees. Perfect for an on-air party celebrating STG’s 13th Anniversary and with Brazilian Music Day. We celebrated with a live performance from Olympia-based Choro Tomorrow and many other Brazilian sounds.
You’ve been an integral part of the show, whether you’ve been listening from the start back in 1999, or just tuned in this week. So thanks for listening, and I’m always eager to hear your feedback on the show or ideas for future shows.
Bumbershoot may not be your first stop for global music, filled as it tends to be with pop and rock acts. But it has enough this year to perk up the ears of the “world music” fan, including Ana Tijoux, Bombino, Debo Band, Omar Souleyman, and Cascadia ’10. Also of note are great New Orleans sounds from Soul Rebels and Rebirth Brass Band. Mix those in with some new releases, and son…you’ve got yourself a radio show!
This show was big fun, as we explored the sounds of tango worldwide, from traditional sounds represented by Piazzolla and Gardel, to global and cutting-edge versions of the Argentine musical form. I wasn’t able to get the requested Yiddish tango into the show, but we sure heard an otherwise wide variety of tunes. Plus a few new releases and show previews near the end of the show.
Wonder if they had this much fun a couple weeks ago at the Tango at the Fountain dance here in Olympia?
On my bike ride to the radio station this morning, I passed a doe and two fawns, and a death-defying squirrel. It was an interesting prelude to this show, which featured music from all over the planet about animals, domesticated, wild, even imaginary.
Thanks for the calls and requests — I was unable to find a couple requested songs in the KAOS library, but hope you’ll find something engaging in the playlist. There’s something there for lovers of dogs, cats, dragons, chickens, even elephants.
It’s FINALLY summer here in the Pacific Northwest, with some sustained sun and warmth. So we’re providing an upbeat, summery soundtrack of music to go with your BBQ, pool party, or just lazing around soaking in the season. This week we include music from Angelique Kidjo, Rachid Taha, The Bollywood Brass Band, Ba Cissoko, Freshlyground, Zap Mama, and many more. Enjoy, and have a great weekend.