2012-08-17 Global Songs about Animals

Dancing Hippos - global music about animalsOn 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.

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2012-08-10 Global Soundtrack for Your Summer BBQ

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. World Music for summertime

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2012-08-03 Back to Brazil

brazil luiz gonzaga forro musicianThe 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.

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2012-07-27 Baka Beyond live at KAOS

Baka Beyond performing live at KAOS-fm on Spin The Globe
Baka Beyond performing live at KAOS-fm on Spin The Globe

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

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Hour 1
Chris Berry & the Bayaka of Yandoumbe
“Congo Beat (feat. Eluka, Singa & Bomenge)” from Oka!

Bibi Tanga & The Selenites “Banda a Gui Koua” from 40º of Sunshine

Orchestre Super Borgou de Parakou “A Na Gan Garo Ka Nam” from The Bariba Sound

The Brave “Derviche” from Moroccan Spirit

Balkan Beat Box “Smatron” from Blue Eyed Black Boy

Niyaz “Vafa” from Sumud

Ba Cissoko “Politiki (feat. Ibrahima Kourou, Abdoulaye Kouyate, Alhassane Camara, Laurent Rigaud ‘Samba’, Ava Saty Marching Band)” from Nimissa

Ozomatli “Love & Hope” from Street Signs

Debo Band “Yekefer Wegagene” from Debo Band

Carla Hassett “Janela” from Círculo

Sylvain Leroux “Oxossi” from Quatour Creole

Mahube “Oxam” from Music from Southern Africa

Hour 2
Baka Pygmy Women
“Sakwe Ngombi” from Baka in the Forest

Set break — Baka Beyond – live in the KAOS performance studio

Baka Beyond “Together Again” from Baka Beyond the Forest

Andy Statman “Mah Yedidus (How Beloved Is Your Rest)” from Old Brooklyn

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars “Global Threat” from Rise & Shine

2012-07-20 Leni Stern interview + July Top 10

Leni Stern
Leni Stern

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.

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2012-07-13 Francophone Global Music

amadou & mariam - french-speaking artists from Mali, AfricaIn 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.

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2012-07-06: Music of Central Africa

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. Franco Guitar Hero of Congo

Music from artists including Wendo Kolosoy, Franco, Papa Wemba, Papa Noel, Mounira Mitchala, Somi, and So Kalmery

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2012-06-29 Afro-Latin Tunes

Afro-Latin music on Spin The Globe world music radioThis 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

2012-06-22 World Music Top 10, June 2012

Maga Bo - CD coverThis 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!

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2012-06-15 – Persian / Iranian Music + Global Father’s Day Songs

Persian / Iranian music show on Spin The Globe 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.

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