2018-07-27 African Jazz (aka Afrojazz)

African Jazz #9 (Michael A. Cummings)This week, we engage in  a wildly varied exploration of African jazz, from Ethiopia to Nigeria to South Africa.

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2018-07-20 The Sound of French Football: Music from French Africa

France's African World Cup

This week we celebrate the French World Cup victory,  particularly  highlighting the music of the countries from which the immigrant players came or to which they have family ties: Congo, Cameroon, Guinea, Algeria, Mauritania, Senegal, Togo, Mali, Angola, and Morocco. Plus a few other gems in the last segment of the show.

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2018-07-13 Top 10 World Music Albums, July 2018

red_baraat_sound_the_peopleHear 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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2018-07-06 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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