2013-11-22 Worldwide Whatever, or, Songs from Across the Globe

Rokia TraoreFrom Zimbabwe to Canada to Brazil to Belgium, we covered a lot of ground in this weeks show. We sampled new albums from Autorickshaw, Chambao, Barika, Badi Assad, and others, along with some older releases and requests (thanks, Sarah!).

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2013-11-15 Global Goulash, Malian Melodies, and Balkan Madness

Bucharest Drinking Team - photo ©Scott Allan Stevens, www.NWexposure.comThis week, a goulash of global sounds, old and new, far and wide. With some sparkling fresh releases from the likes of Autorickshaw, Chambao, and Flavia Coehlo, and a special NW Balkan set previewing a show happening tonight at Ballard’s Oddfellows Hall (see Calendar).

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2013-11-08 World Music Mix + KAOS Membership Drive

Spin The Globe on KAOS-fmThis week, a mix of global sounds, new and old, and a request for you to support KAOS Community Radio, the station in Olympia, WA where Spin The Globe originates. If you’re familiar only with Spin The Globe, check out the rest of the KAOS lineup, including local and syndicated music, news, and public affairs shows. It’s a mix you’ll only get on a grassroots-grown community station, commercial-free and programmed by humans, not corporations. Make a pledge of support today by calling 360-867-6894 or visiting www.KAOSradio.org and clicking the “pledge” button. You can also “like” KAOS on Facebook

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2013-11-01: Day of the Dead / Dia de los Muertos + Halloween

Dia de los Muertos on Spin The GlobeThis episode is a celebration of ancestors for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), with a bit of the spookiness of Halloween thrown in just for fun.

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2013-10-25 – World Music Mix

earth-with-headphonesNo clever theme this week, just two hours of fun, amazing music from different cultures and different regions of the world. Enjoy listening, and have a great weekend! Back next week with a Dia de los Muertos / Halloween themed show.

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2013-10-18 Goverment Shutdown Edition

Government-Shutdown by Tom TolesHere’s the Government Shutdown edition of Spin The Globe. It was supposed to be a Top Ten show for October, but STG’s crack team of pollsters and statisticians were furloughed, and were either out on the street corners with cardboard signs saying “Will Compile Statistics For Food” or whooping it up in Tahiti, depending on who you talk to. I’ll see if we can’t get them to come up with a Top 10 for this month, but apparently they have a lot of backlog from the last couple weeks to catch up on. Still, I think you’ll enjoy this show of mostly new music, including some of my best guesses for what they might put on the Top 10 chart.

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2013-10-11 Fela vs. Nusrat

Nusrat-v-FelaThis week’s show starts with a celebration of the lives and music of Afrobeat originator Fela Kuti and Qawwali king Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, whose birthdays are this week. Without them, the face of “world music” would be far different. Though one is known for his vocal prowess in singing devotional Sufi music and the other for feisty anti-establishment poly-rhythmic funk-jazz, both are huge figures. Listen in to see how they sound side by side. Plus new releases from other parts of the planet in the second hour of the show.

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2013-10-02 New Global / World Music Tunes

Gipsy ManifestoSelections from some of the best new global CD releases, re-issues, and discoveries. Plus an extended set from Boban & Marko Markovic when a fire alarm kicked everyone out of the building for 20 minutes. Enjoy, and have a great weekend!

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2013-09-27 Top 10 World Music CDs – September edition

Boban & Marko Markovic- Gipsy ManifestoCountdown of the Top 10 World Music Albums chart for September, with a track from each album. Or in the case of #1, two tracks. Plus other new releases, old favorites, and your requests.

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2013-09-20 Global Songs of Peace

UN International Day of PeaceSept 21 is the United Nations International Day of Peace. This show gets the peace-mongering started by spinning world-music songs of peace, reconciliation, and general getting-along.

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