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2015-06-26 Global Music Mix

The DolomitesNo theme this week, just a blend of some of the best global sounds from near and far, new and old.

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2015-05-15 World Music in the 1960s

Lord Kitchener, Lord Superior, and Lord Melody
Lord Kitchener, Lord Superior, and Lord Melody, 1962.

Third in a series of STG shows highlighting the global music sounds of different decades. I wasn’t listening to much global music in the 1960s, but it was there alongside (and sometimes mingling with) the rock and psychedelia of the counterculture. Dig it, daddy-o!

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2015-04-03 World Music Elders

Dorothy MasukaThe upcoming birthdays of Hugh Masekela (4/4) and Ravi Shankar (4/7) prompted a train of thought that stopped at the station of “let’s do a radio show featuring musicians who are/were still making music as elders.” Along with those two, let’s hear from Asha Bhosle, Wendo Kolosoy, Abdullah Ibrahim, Celia Cruz, Ernest Ranglin, Dorothy Masuka, Tito Puente, Miriam Makeba, Tony Allen, and others! Plus a few new releases to round out the show.

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2015-03-20 Global Tunes, Old and New

Harry Belafonte & Miriam MakebaIt was going to be a Top 10 show, but statistical anomalies combined with a recent re-organization of my music library conspired to change the theme to a mix of old and new global music. Hope you don’t mind.

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2015-01-09 New Global Music for a New Year

Two hours of recently released and soon-to-be-released music from around the planetmulticultural hands lifting globe.

Note: Sorry no show last week; I was out of town. Will be away next week as well, so I’ll be back with another show on Mixcloud in two weeks. Spin The Globe will air with a substitute host, though, and you can always listen live online via www.KAOSradio.org

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2014-09-26 15th Anniversary Celebration of Spin The Globe

Spin The Globe 15th Anniversary Radio ShowWay back in September 1999, I started a little show on KAOS ( www.KAOSradio.org ) called Spin The Globe. Since then, I’ve spun thousands of tunes, interviewed scores of musicians (and a few non-musicians), and listened to music from places that I previously hadn’t even heard of. It’s been a blast sharing all this with you, and this show hits some highlights from the last 15 years of world music and STG for your listening and celebrating enjoyment.

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2014-08-29 BumberSpin (The World Music Festival in My Mind)

Bumberspin - the world music festival in my mindThis episode it’s the festival in my own mind, the collection of musicians I’d love to see collected in one place on a sunny weekend with outdoor stages, cool drinks delivered by people on stilts, and no lines, ever. This weekend brings Bumbershoot to Seattle. But my festival is better.

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2014-08-01 New Global Music + Old World Music Favorites

3 Mustaphas 3No particular theme, just some of the best new releases along with some old favorites and listener requests. This week, got more requests via Facebook than phone, so that was fun.

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2014-05-30 – World Music in the 1970s

World Music in the 1970sThe second in a series of decade-themed world music shows. The term “world music” didn’t appear as a marketing tool until the 1980s — so what did the music sound like before it had been pigeonholed into its own genre? This show answers that question, and includes a musical tribute to Maya Angelou dating even further back…to her 1957 calypso album!

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2014-03-28 Pre-milennial World Music

Harry-Belafonte-and-Miriam-MakebaLooking at recent STG playlists, I noticed that much of the music played was recorded in the last 15 years. Time for us to set the wayback machine to pre-2000, and see what the last millennium sounded like. Music from the 1960s to the 1990s from around the planet in the first hour; new releases and concert previews in the second hour.

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