2012-05-18 New & Old + Kaivama & Arto Järvelä live!

kaivama & Arto Järvelä playing live on KAOS-fmIt’s another ping-ponging show, but this time instead of across international boundaries, we bounced between musical eras. Our arbitrary dividing line is 1987 — the year some record executives got together and coined the term “world music” for the exotic non-western recordings that didn’t have another place to reside on store shelves. (Spin The Globe uses that term less and less these days as multicultural sounds find their way into more and more mainstream genres.) The question is… The show also included a live set from Arto Järvelä and Kaivama (pictured), currently on tour (and at Traditions Cafe in Olympia May 18).

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2012-05-11 Global Wedding Music

wedding henna handsPrompted by a request from listener Annette in Munich, Germany (and the upcoming nuptials of my own nephew), I’ve rounded up a marital bliss of wedding songs from Lapland, South Africa, the Balkans, and beyond. For all of you getting married, staying married, or contemplating marriage, may this show give you some inspiration — and reasons to dance. Oh, and feel free to invite me to your wedding, particularly if your ceremony is in some fascinating exotic location. 

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2012-04-27 Global Rhythm & Percussion

This week’s episode features all manner of rhythm from all corners of the Earth, from water drumming to vocal percussion to rhythms played on actual drums. All in honor of this weekend’s Procession of the Species here in Olympia, and the World Rhythm Festival a bit to the north of us. hand drumming

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2012-04-20 Global Mambo + Pledge Plea

It’s Tito Puente’s birthday! We celebrated the King of the Timbales by playing his music, and other music in the salsa-mambo vibe from all over the planet this week. Plus new releases and other groovy stuff in hour 2. Please give us the gift of your membership to your favorite community radio station during the KAOS spring membership drive. Pledge online, or call 360-867-5267 during the drive, and tell them Spin The Globe sent you.

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2012-04-06 Songs of the Moon

Songs of the Moon - from Spin The Globe radioWith the full moon getting ready to make an appearance this evening, this show celebrates the moon through music. Plus new releases and concert previews in hour 2. Oh, and congrats to the winner of the tickets to the Makedonians show! Have a great weekend, all…

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