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2018-11-16 Daniel Kahn interview + Top 10 World Music CDs, November edition

Daniel Kahn & the Painted BirdThis week we talk with Berlin-based radical klezmorim Daniel Kahn, whose new album “The Butcher’s Share” has just come out. Check out the video for his song “Freedom Is a Verb.”  Plus we count down the Top 10 world music albums with a track from each one.

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2018-11-09 Sean Gaskell on Kora live at KAOS

Sean Gaskell at KAOSHas it been too long since STG has had a kora player in the KAOS performance studio? I’m thinking yes. So this week, Sean Gaskell  plays the West African harp for us, and catches us up on his musical adventures.

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2016-10-28 Halloween & Day of the Dead Music + Derek Gripper interview

Derek GripperMusic of ghosts, full moons, ancestors, and other things that go bump in the night or illumine the darkness. Plus an interview with South African kora-style guitarist Derek Gripper about his new album “Libraries on Fire” and his current tour.

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2016-10-14 – World Music Top 10 + Leyla McCalla interview

leyla-mccallaYour monthly top 10 countdown featuring a track from each of the ten best new global releases of the last couple months as compiled by STG’s crack team of statisticians. Plus an interview with cellist Leyla McCalla, a Haiti-rooted, New-Orleans-based former Carolina Chocolate Drop, and a few other tunes.

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2016-10-07 – Songs of Colors + Nordic Fiddlers Bloc live

Songs about colors and colorful things this week, from Afro Blue to Pink Wasabi. Plus live in-studio music by The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc. All this and it’s the KAOS fall membership drive, so be sure to make your pledge of support (do it online). Your favorite community radio station thanks you!

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2016-09-30 – Music of the Indian Subcontinent + Eljuri Interview

eljuriKnown as the Indian Subcontinent, the Asian Subcontinent, or just The Subcontinent, the region encompassing India, Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka is rich in many ways, including musically. We visit the region and hear a selection of styles and artists. (Remember that you can hear more of this kind of music on KAOS’s The Junglee Hour, Saturdays 4-6pm every week.) Plus, an interview with Ecuador-born singer-songwriter/guitarist Eljuri about her new album and related topics.

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2016-07-08 World Music in the 1950s + Lakou Mizik Interview

lakoumizikFourth in a series of STG shows highlighting the global music sounds of different decades. Plus an interview with Steeve Valcourt, guitarist/ vocalist/ co-founder of the multi-generational Haitian music collective Lakou Mizik, which recently released its debut album Wa Di Yo and is currently on tour in Canada and the USA.

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2016-04-29 World Music Mix + Debo Band Interview

Debo BandI dig into a big stack of new global music this week (and throw in a few old favorites). Plus an interview with Danny Mekonnen, one of the founders Ethio-funk/rock group Debo Band whose new album “Ere Gobez” comes out May 20, followed by a tour.

Note: STG will have a guest host for the next two weeks as I’m off traveling. Stories and adventures to be related later!

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2015-11-13 Karim Nagi interview + New Global CDs

karim-nagiThis episode features a wide-ranging survey of the best new releases from around the planet. Plus an interview with Karim Nagi, whose new album “Detour Guide” is a great blend of catchy rhythms, clever poetry, and smouldering frustration at cultural ignorance and racism.

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2015-11-06 – Chano Domínguez interview + Senegal & Zimbabwe

 Chano DomínguezSenegalese superstar Youssou N’Dour plays in Seattle Nov. 8, and Nov. 10 is the birthday of Zimbabwean guitarist/songwriter Louis Mhlanga. This show includes music from these two great African cultural hotspots, plus an interview with flamenco-jazz luminary Chano Domínguez (who performs in Olympia Nov. 8). Yep, this show is chock full of global goodness!

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