2017-09-29 Global Songs of Fear & Courage

courageWe live in troubled times; there are myriad reasons to be afraid. But it also seems like the world is poised for great change for the better. This week’s songs acknowledge the fear, and give encouragement to the bravery that will be needed to change the world for the better. Courage, friends.

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2017-09-22 African Guitars

Fatoumata Diawara - FatouToday is the birthday of King Sunny Ade and Oliver Mtukudzi. Both are known for talents beyond their guitar playing, but we’ll use the occasion for a roundup of guitarists from around Africa, from Tinariwen and other desert rockers in the north to Malian guitarist Fatoumata Diawara to South Africa’s Philip Tabane.

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2017-09-15 Top 10 World Music CDs, September edition

Chicago Afrobeat Project - What Goes UpHear a song from each of the Top 10 new world music albums. In hour 2, more global sounds + concert previews + listener requests.

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2017-09-08 Global Songs of Geography

Antique World MapFrom fires to floods to earthquakes to hurricanes, the Earth seems to be trying to send us a message. Perhaps we can sooth it with a collection of songs about streams, odes to oceans, jingles about jungles. Plus new releases and old faves from around the planet in hour 2.

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2017-09-01 Music of Work & Labor

African-worker - songs of work and laborSeptember 4 is Labor Day here in the USA, and STG contributes a musical celebration of work and workers, jobs and joblessness. And in the second hour of the show, a mix of new releases and some dusty things I pulled out of the KAOS music library.

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2017-08-25 Music of Mali

August 25 is the birthday of Salif Keita, “The Golden Voice of Africa.” We celebrate the occasion with music from him and many other artists from his native Mali.

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2017-08-18 Top 10 World Music CDs, August edition

 Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet - Ladilikan Hear a song from each of the Top 10 new world music albums. In hour 2, more global sounds + concert previews +  requests.

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2017-08-11 Uplifting and Inspirational Global Tunes

Bobi CéspedesMusic isn’t just entertainment, of course. It tells stories and makes comments, heals and inspires. With the annual Beloved Festival taking place this weekend, STG presents its own collection of inspirational, uplifting, re-heartening tunes from around the planet.

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2017-08-04 Songs of Traveling

World Travel - Spin The GlobeFor many, summer is a season of travel. STG has your road-trip soundtrack, with global songs about adventurous journeys, both literal and metaphorical. Even if you’re staying home, this will take you on a vicarious trip you won’t soon forget.

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2017-07-28 Free Range World Music

meikhanehNo theme this week, just a great mix of new releases, old favorites, and listener requests.

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