2013-07-12 LoCura live at KAOS + other global tunes

LoCura live on Spin The Globe at KAOS-fmGreat show this week, featuring a lot of new releases, then an in-studio performance by Bay Area band LoCura. Catch them on their current tour of the west coast, or at the very least check out their great Latin/flamenco/ska/rock sound on their latest album Semilla Caminante.

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2013-07-05 Calypsos + Kobo Town interview

Kobo TownA celebration this week of Trinidad’s calypso roots and the various global branches of calypso today, plus an interview with Drew Gonsalves, leader of Kobo Town, on his contemporary take on this music and Kobo Town’s new album Jumbie in the Jukebox. Plus some new releases and concert previews in hour 2.

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2013-06-28 Music of North Africa + Moh Alileche interview on Matoub Lounes

Lounes MatoubMusic from North Africa this week, with a special focus on Berber musician/activist Matoub Lounes. We got Algerian-born, Portland-based musician Moh Alileche’s perspective on this North African icon. And we heard a variety of new releases in hour 2.

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2013-06-21 Global Horns + Red Baraat Interview

STG-HonkfestHONK! Fest West returns this weekend, and we set the tone with brass / street band music of many styles on this week’s show. Plus, and interview with Sunny Jain of Red Baraat, who visit Seattle’s Neptune Theater on June 26. Thanks for listening, and congrats to the ticket winners!

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2013-06-14 Global Dance Music

STG- Global Dance MusicWe celebrated various dance sounds from around the planet this week, from Ethiopia to Turkey to Senegal to India to Brazil, with lots of detours along the way.

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2013-06-07 Music of the Caribbean

STG - Caribbean SoundsThis week, a variety of music from around the Caribbean. You may hear calypso, reggae, ska, son, salsa, bachata, soca, Cuban hip-hop, and other styles of music. The show was prompted by great new CDs by Kobo Town and Lord Mouse & the Kalypso Katz — be sure to check those out, along with the stunning new Afro-Latin album from Osvaldo Hernandéz-Napoles. Hour 2 veered more toward new releases. Enjoy, and have a great weekend!

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2013-05-31 Global Music of the 1980s

1980s global music sowetoThe first in a series of STG shows highlighting the world-music sounds of different decades. The 80s were when I really began discovering global sounds, so the show includes some of my early favorites plus many 80s artists & songs I’ve discovered since.

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2013-05-24 Afrobeat + FELA! interview

Fela! -c-Tristram KentonThe touring Broadway show Fela! about the Nigerian originator of Afrobeat hits Seattle next week. We celebrate with songs from the many Afrobeat bands that have since emerged worldwide, from NYC’s Antibalas to Portugal’s Cacique’97 to Fela’s own offspring who are keeping the form vibrant. Plus an interview with Jordan McLean, one of the musical directors of FELA! and a founding member of Antibalas. (Congrats to the STG listeners who won tickets to opening night during this show!)

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2013-05-17 Pacific Sounds

World Music from the PacificThis week, a sort-of celebration of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Which is happening now, all around you. Plus some new releases, including a “the future sound of South Africa” set from Freshlyground and Skip & Die, and new releases from Ethiopian girl group Yegna, Vieux Farka Toure, and Lord Mouse and the Kalypso Kats.

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2013-05-10 Top 10 Global CDs, May 2013 + Jujuba interview

Cascadia '10 + JujubaWe counted down the Top 10 recent world music albums, playing a tune from each until reaching the glorious pinnacle that is #1. With a brief interruption in the countdown for an interview with Portland-based Afrobeat band Jujuba, who play tonight at the Olympia Ballroom alongside Cascadia ’10.

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