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2017-12-22 Music of Immigrants, Migrants, Refugees, and the Holidays

immigrationDecember 18 is International Migrants Day. STG observes the occasion with songs of migrants and immigrants (and maybe a few refugees) from around the planet. Plus a few holiday songs thrown in for good measure. Happy Hanukkah, Solstice, Kwanzaa, and/or Christmas to all!

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2016-12-23 Global Songs of Winter, Hanukkah, and Christmas

A global musical celebration of winter and its holidays. Hope your winter festivities are fantastic; enjoy the lengthening days!

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Ini Kimoze
“All I Really Want for Christmas” from A Putumayo World Christmas Continue reading 2016-12-23 Global Songs of Winter, Hanukkah, and Christmas

2015-12-25 – Christmas, Solstice, and Winter Songs

christmas-around-the-worldMerry Christmas! My present to you is two hours of global, non-annoying tunes about the winter solstice, Christmas, and winter in general. And don’t worry about getting me anything; your gift is that you listen to Spin The Globe, love global music, and (perhaps?) are a listener-member of KAOS Community Radio. I’m away next week and Sy (of KAOS’s Junglee Hour) will be filling in. I’ll be back with you on January 8 for my first broadcast of the new year. So also, Happy New Year!

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Triakel
“Knalle juls vals (The Christmas Tree Seller’s Waltz)” from Vintervisor Continue reading 2015-12-25 – Christmas, Solstice, and Winter Songs

2014-12-19 Hot Music, Cold Music, Holiday Music

Hot & Cold & Holidays & World MusicAs the official first day of winter approaches, STG takes a two-hour tropical vacation, with music to warm soul and (if you dance) body. Plus Christmas and Hanukkah music — ’cause it’s the season. Happy holidays!

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2013-12-13 Gypsy Allstars Interview + Global Christmas & Solstice Songs

Gypsy AllstarsThis week, a swirl of global Christmas songs, and an interview with Cedric Leonardi of the Gypsy Allstars, who are pushing the bounds of borderless, modern Roma music (and visiting Seattle’s Jazz Alley Dec. 19-22).

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2012-12-21 Music for the End of the World… And Christmas!

apocalypse-signWith celebrations of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Solstice, why do we seem to need a fake Mayan apocalypse to get excited? Whatever the reason, enjoy your end of the world party, then get up tomorrow and enjoy the world. Perhaps, as some say, it’s the end not of the world, but of an era — an era of selfishness, greed, and shortsightedness. And the start of an era of cooperation, peace, justice, and opportunity for all. That would make a nice holiday gift…

Today’s show included some holiday music, and also some new releases and other fun stuff. I was thinking about doing a doom-and-gloom apocalyptic show, but I guess that just isn’t in my nature. Enjoy the music, and tune in on Christmas morning when I’ll be filling in on Cover the Earth, also 10-noon on KAOS-fm. Happy holidays, and peace on earth, my friends.

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2011-12-23 Happy Global Holidays!

DJ SantaThis week’s show celebrated all the winter holidays you could think of…and then some. Happy Hanukkah, Solstice, and Christmas to you all, and thanks for tuning in!

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Costa Neto   –   Boas festas Moçambique   –   World Christmas Party
Klezmatics   –   Happy Joyous Hanukkah   –   Woody Guthrie’s Happy Joyous Hanukkah
Jennifer Cutting’s Ocean Orchestra   –   Song of Solstice   –   Song of Solstice
Peter Lohmeyer   –   Stille Nacht heilige Nacht (Kenia)   –   Fröhliche Weihnacht überall (in 18 Liedern um die Welt)
Blue Hawaiians   –   We Four Kings (Little Drummer Boy)   –   Christmas On the Big Island
Erran Baron Cohen   –   Dreidel   –   Erran Baron Cohen Presents: Songs In the Key of Hanukkah
Shirim Klezmer Orchestra   –   Dance of the Dreydls (Based on “Dance of the Reed Flutes”)   –   Klezmer Nutcracker
Jayram Acharya   –   “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”   –   “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”
Three Weissmen   –   Schlepp the Halls with Loaves of Hallah   –   Blame It on Christmas, Vol. 1
Tomas Kocko & Orchestr   –   Hej koleda!   –   Koleda / The carol
Forro In the Dark   –   Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer   –   Christmas EP
Ini Kimoze   –   All I Really Want for Christmas   –   A Putumayo World Christmas
N’Klabe   –   Aires De Navidad   –   Aires de Navidad (with Our Latin Thing)
Ruth Welcome   –   It Came Upon The Midnight Clear / Lo, How A Rose Is Blooming / Angels And Shepherds  –   Christmas In Zitherland
Triakel   –   Torspar-Julaftas-Vaggvisa   –   Think Global World Christmas
JAMES WHETZEL   –   God Rest Ye Funky Bhangra (2011 Nice Mix)   –   God Rest Ye Funky Bhangra (2011 Nice Mix)
Pure Heart   –   12 Days of Christmas Hawaiian Style   –   2.5
Joseph Spence   –   Santa Claus Is Comin To Town   –   must be santa

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Brian Rodford   –   Ukhismuz e-Africa   –   African Christmas & Ukhismuz E-Africa
Erran Baron Cohen   –   Hanukkah Oh Hanukkah   –   Erran Baron Cohen Presents: Songs In the Key of Hanukkah
Azeez Khan & the Junglee Merrymakers   –   Chamakti Christmas   –   Chamakti Christmas
El Vez   –   Poncho Claus   –   Merry MeX-mas
Desert Wind   –   God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen –   –   Christmas: Rhythms of the Holy Land
Os Velhinhos Transviados   –   Noite Silenciosa   –   O Natal dos Velhinhos Transviados
Los Reyes   –   Yemaya   –   Gipsy Christmas
Craig ‘n Co.   –   Chanukah Rap   –   My Jewish Discovery
New Birth Brass Band   –   Santa’s Second Line   –   New Orleans Christmas
Amartya Rahut   –   Jingle Bell   –   Jingle Bell
Super Deluxe   –   Dominck the Italian Christmas Donkey   –   Christmas in the Northwest 8
Red Nativity   –   Three Shamen   –   One Holy Night
Tarun Bhattacharya, Robbie LInk, Bikram Ghosh   –   “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”   –   Nomad Christmas
Pink Martini   –   Ocho Kandelikas (Eight Little Candles)   –   joy to the world
Kitka   –   Zamuchi Se Bozha Majka (Bulgaria)   –   Think Global World Christmas
Dominique Horwitz   –   Schlittenfahr’n (Rumänien)   –   Fröhliche Weihnacht überall (in 18 Liedern um die Welt)