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.
The Brazil women’s soccer team may be out of the Olympics, but that won’t put a damper on this Sunday’s Brasilfest at the Seattle Center… and it didn’t rain on this radio show either. We heard all manner of Brazilian music, from forro to funk, for some two-thirds of the show. Plus new releases and more in hour 2.
It’s gonna be a sizzling weekend (’bout time!) here in Cascadia. Stay cool … and as always, live locally and groove globally until next Friday’s show.
What a delight to have Baka Beyond live in the KAOS performance studio for a live set during this show! The band just flew in from the UK, and kicks off a mini-tour of the western USA, with stops in Washington, Oregon, and California in coming days.
More info on Baka Beyond and their projects at http://bakabeyond.net
We counted down the best new global sounds from the July Spin The Globe / SoundRoots Top 10 chart this week, with a break in the middle for a fascinating conversation with guitarist Leni Stern, who has recently found a great groove in collaborating with West African musicians. She’s currently on tour as well.
If you’re around the Olympia area this weekend, be sure to drop by the KAOS booth at Lakefair. I’ll be down there this afternoon, and would love to talk with you about global music. Or drop me a line here with any show comments or suggestions.
In honor of France, Bastille Day (July 14), and Freedom Fries, this week’s show features music from French-speaking countries and artists worldwide, including Camille, Lo’Jo, Le Chauds Lapins, Paris Combo, Amadou & Mariam, Massilia Sound System, and many more. Vivre localement, rainure globalement! Plus new releases and other sounds in hour 2.
We celebrate the birthday of Congolese legend Francois ‘Franco’ Luambo Makiadi in this show with music from him along with more songs and styles from central African nations, including Burundi, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda.
Music from artists including Wendo Kolosoy, Franco, Papa Wemba, Papa Noel, Mounira Mitchala, Somi, and So Kalmery
This week we explore the musical styles that sailed from Africa to the Americas, and have been bouncing back and forth ever since. Latin music from Africa, African percussion underlying Latin songs — and other twists on Afro-Latin music this week. Plus cuts from new released by Erev Rav, Lara Bello, Andra Kouyate, Chicago Afrobeat Project, and more. Continue reading 2012-06-29 Afro-Latin Tunes→
This week, a countdown of the Top 10 chart of global CDs –topped by the party-friendly Brazilian sounds of Maga Bo! Plus a variety of old favorites, new releases, and concert previews in hour 2. Enjoy, and happy summer!
When they’re not busy in their secret laboratories concocting new batches of evil (joking!), Iranians make some fine, fine music. Seriously, Persia/Iran has a rich and remarkably diverse musical and cultural history, and this week we’ll explore sounds ranging from compositions based on mystic Sufi poetry to modern pop and rock sounds. You’re in for some surprises, dear listener! Plus a few songs for dads, since Father’s Day is this weekend.