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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2013-05-03 New World Music + interview with Miles Arntzen of EMEFE

EMEFE afrobeatThe third plan for today’s show finally stuck: A phone interview with Miles Arntzen of NYC-based Afrobeat group EMEFE, a brief tribute to the late Bob Brozman, and a pile of new global music assembled for your listening pleasure.

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2013-04-26 The Grooving Globally Street Parade in My Mind

Procession of the Species - photo courtesy www.NWexposure.comMarching bands, brass bands, Balkan bands, samba bands. All that and more this week, as we celebrate this weekend’s annual Procession of the Species here in Olympia, and the broader idea of music made on streets, out in the fresh air.

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2013-04-19 New Global Music

It was great to be back on the airwaves this week… and big thanks to Anch for covering the show last week (and providing a great interview with the Georgian group Zedashe!

This week, we heardFemi Kuti - No Place for My Dream a slew of tunes from new global releases, along with a couple requests. Consider it a little balm amid what has been a week full of bad news.

Oh, and if you didn’t have a chance to call in with your pledge during last week’s KAOS spring membership you can still support us by going to the KAOS website right now to join or renew:    — It’s the station’s 40th anniversary year, so your support is especially festive at this key juncture! Thanks.

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2013-04-05 Shankarmania!

Ravi ShankarApril 7 is the birthday of Ravi Shankar, the first he won’t be around to celebrate with us. So we celebrated a few days early with songs by the sitar master performing with a variety of other musicians in the first hour of the show. Plus new releases and requests in hour 2.

The KAOS spring membership drive is next week, and you can get a jump on things by going to the KAOS website right now to join or renew:    — It’s the station’s 40th anniversary year, so your support is especially festive at this key juncture! Thanks.

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2013-03-29 New and Old Global Music

Bembeya Jazz, way back when

Bembeya Jazz, way back when

Old and new this week. New world music releases alternating with tunes 20, or 30, or 40 years old. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the old stuff — would you like to hear future shows dedicated to music from specific decades? All 1960s music / 1970s music? Earlier? Later? Let me know your thoughts, and you might hear this on a future episode.

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