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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2013-03-22 Global Water Music

boy water drummingIn celebration of UN World Water Day (https://www.un.org/en/events/waterday/), this show features music about water and things watery (rivers, rain, clouds…) Plus a few new releases from the likes of Oliver Mtukudzi, The Skatalites, and Kobo Town.

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2013-03-15 Balkan Music + Artesian Rumble Arkestra live at KAOS

Artesian Rumble ArkestraThanks to David and Seamus of the Artesian Rumble Arkestra for coming in today to share some background on the band, community-based music in general, and the general sexiness of the tuba. The show included some exclusive ARA tunes recorded live in the KAOS performance studio, along with lots of Balkan music to get you all ready for this weekend’s Balkan Night Northwest.

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2013-03-08 International Women’s Day

Mamy WataWe celebrate UN International Womens Day with music from women across the globe, from South Africa to France, Bulgaria to Palestine, and beyond. To some extent, I steered clear of the well-known names of world music, and tried to highlight some younger and less-well-know musicians. Hope you find things here to enjoy, and to prompt you to find out more about the artists. Women: Can’t live without ‘em, wouldn’t want to.

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2013-03-01 Global Cover Songs

Coverlar bugotakTwo hours of crazy, inspired, eclectic global cover songs, including a tango version of “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” a polka version of “People Are Strange,” a Tuvan throat-singing version of “Come Together,” and lots more. Artists include Angelique Kidjo, Bugotak, Ska Cubano, Celtic Pink Floyd, Fanfare Ciocarlia, and Ojos de Brujo, among many others. Thanks for all the calls during the show; have a great weekend, and enjoy the music!

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