• The Lions of African Music (#1243)
    Hour 1 (artist – song – album)Hugh Masekela – KwaZulu (feat. Themba Mokoena) – No BordersMiriam Makeba – Kutheni Sithandwa – MileleLadysmith Black Mambazo – Wenza Ngani (How Did You Do That) – Tip Toe Guys: The Soul Of – A Story Of Zulu HarmonyManu Dibango – Wouri – Saxy-PartyCesaria Evora – Tchintchirote – AnthologieRay […]
  • Top 10 World Music Albums, Sept. edition (#1242)
    Hour 1 (artist – song – album)#10 Lívia Mattos – Insular – Apneia#9 Okaidja Afroso – Sudin (Sú Diń) (feat. George Spratz, Affreh Junior, Jenny Flow & Israel Annoh) – Jaku Mumor (Jákú Múmɔ)#8 Cumbiamuffin – La Cabezona – La Promesa – Single#7 Marmoucha Orchestra – Dir Lil Khir (feat. Mehdi Nassouli) – Sahara Koyo#6 […]
  • Afrobeat USA (#1241)
    Hour 1 (artist – song – album)Antibalas – Who Is This America Dem Speak of Today? – Who Is This America?Cascadia ’10 – Song for Nehemes – Song for Nehemes – SingleHard Proof – Popemobile – Public Hi-Fi Sessions 03 – EPEuforquestra – Ochun – Explorations in AfrobeatZion 80 – Holy Brother – Warriors Debo […]
  • North vs South: Norway vs Italy (#1240)
    Hour 1 (artist – song – album) Acquaragia Drom – L’italiano – Rebelde (Forgotten Gypsy Songs of Italy)Mari Boine – Áfruvvá – In the Hand of the Night – IdjagiedasRomarabeat – Stanna – RomarabeatBeate S. Lech – Kvar Var Du – Min Song Og HjarteskattFunkallisto – Fatebenefratelli – Saturday Night DogsElin Kåven – Hiras – […]
  • Mali meets Cape Verde (#1239)
    Hour 1 (artist – song – label) Fatoumata Diawara – Negue Negue – Fenfo (Something to Say) Ali Farka Touré – Bakoytereye – Ali Farka ToureSamba Touré – Yawoye – Songhai Blues: Homage to Ali Farka TouréMokobé – Fanka (feat. Babani Koné & Popa) – Mon AfriqueNeuza – Trabessado (Radio Edit) – Flor di BilaBau […]
  • Then and Now: 1997 vs 2022 (#1238)
    Artist – Song – Album Hour 1Vera Bila & Kale – Sako Rat’i – Rom-PopFolkatomik – Tira la pinna (with Daniele Li Bassi, Valeria Quarta, Oreste Forestieri & Franco Montanaro) – Polaris (with Daniele Li Bassi, Valeria Quarta, Oreste Forestieri & Franco Montanaro)Andy Palacio – Samudi Gunou – Keimoun (Beat On)Cumbiamuffin – Ritmo De Sinaloa […]
  • Top 10 World Music Albums, August edition (#1237)
    Hour 1#10 Marvash – Green Dasht (feat. Siavash Kamkar & DrummerMartijn) – Dar Amalga#9 Cumbiamuffin – Planeando Ando – Cumbiamuffin#8 Lass – Mero Pertoulo – Bumayé#7 Abdel Kbir Mershan, Mustapha Baqbou, Mahjoub El Khalmouss, Mohammed Qrifli – Jillala – Gnawa Music Of Marrakesh#6 Balungan – Kangen (feat. Guigou Chenevier) – Kudu Bisa Kudu (feat. Guigou […]
  • Global Music Mix (#1236)
    (Artist – Song – Label)Hour 1Titi and the Tatus – Le Petit bal de la Belle de Mai – Titi and the TatusLass – Nénéma – BumayéTakadja – Sénoufo – DiyéMabel Mafuya – Khumbula – Zulu Jive on 78 Rpm (1956 – 1960)Fanfara Station – Nagran – BoussaidaThe Movers – Kudala Sithandana – The Movers […]
  • Musics of Central Europe (#1235)
    Hour 1Russkaja – Do Utra – Kasatchok SuperstarAntenat – Otvori Oci – SubringVodku – Moldvai – MásKarolina Cicha & Spolka – Pas Mocinieli – Wieloma Jezykami/9 Languages (feat. Bart Pałyga)Kayah – Nie Ma Dat – Transoriental OrchestraVoo Voo – Z Kolegami – Voo Voo i HaydamakyBesh o droM – 9s – Macsó HímzésTerra Folk – […]
  • East vs West: Nigeria vs Ethiopia (#1234)
    We celebrate the birthdays this week of Tony Allen and Haile Selassie, with music from their respective nations. Very different sounds; both fantastic. Hour 1Dede – Niger Delta Jam – Lagos Stori Plenti (Urban sounds from Nigeria)Techome Wolde – Sema Eda Aegebachign – Ethiopia Soul ReviewKeziah Jones – Lagos vs. New York – Nigerian WoodMulatu […]
  • Top 10 World Music Albums, July (#1233)
    Hour 1#10 Adrian Quesada – Mentiras Con Cariño (feat. iLe) – Boleros Psicodélicos#9 Oriental Brothers International Band – Ebubo Así – Oku Ngwo – Di Ochi#8 Leyla McCalla – Le Bal Est Fini – Breaking the Thermometer #7 Cimarron – Recia Como el Orinoco – La Recia#6 Khiyo – Sharee Bondona – Bondona#5 Paris Combo […]
  • Music from War Zones (#1232)
    Ukraine isn’t the only conflict area in today’s world. The depressingly long list also includes Cameroon, Columbia, Iraq, Nigeria, Tanzania, Myanmar, Burkina Faso, Algeria, and others. (See this list of ongoing armed conflicts.) But in many places, people are still living, working, making music, falling in love, having kids. This music is a reminder of […]
  • Global Cover Songs and other delights (#1231)
    Lots of world-music covers of popular songs this week, along with a few other treats at the end of the show. Enjoy! Hour 1Merengada – No Woman No Cry (Salsa Version) – Claude Challe Presents Lovely Reprises By K’lidCorneille – Africain a New York – The Birth of CorneliusEliades Ochoa – All Along the Watchtower […]
  • Zimbabwean Music and More (#1230)
    ZimFest is this weekend, so we kick things off with an hour-ish of various Zim flavors, followed by a vigorous spin of the globe that takes us to India, Vietnam, Mali, Ghana, and elsewhere. Hour 1 Ramadu – Thokoza (Be Happy) – Izambulelo – Traditional & Contemporary Music from ZimbabweEphat Mujuru – Ta Tenda – […]
  • Top 10 World Music Albums, June edition (plus music for Juneteenth & Fathers’ Day) (#1229)
    Hear a song from each of the ten best new global albums, plus songs about dads and songs of freedom for Juneteenth. Hour 1#10 New Asia – Konokrad (horse thief) – Chorchok#9 Grupo Rebolu – La Noche Perfecta – Mi Herencia (My Heritage)#8 Oumou Sangaré – Wassulu Don – Timbuktu#7 Kobo Town – Here by […]
  • Global Music Mixtape (#1228)
    A mix of new and old tunes from all around the planet. Hour 1 Ana Alcaide – Ecstasi – RitualDoctor L – Ibedji – Time TravellingDavid Hillyard & The Rocksteady Seven – Maracatu Atômico – Plague DoctorBaroque Jazz Trio – Delhi Daily – Pierre Barouh & The Saravah SoundMadalitso Band – Mwaza – MusakayikeGrupo Rebolu […]
  • Brass Attack! (#1227)
    Consider this show a warm-up to this weekend’s HonkFest West in Seattle. Both are a great collection of brass bands, street bands, and miscellaneous musical ruffians and anarchists. Hour 1Tokyo Brass Style – Suki Suki Song – Brasta GhibliRaul De Barros – Na Gloria – Brasil TromboneLaBrassBanda – Kaffee vs. Bier – DanznAbraham Inc. – […]
  • Global Songs of War and Peace (#1226)
    Originally assembled as a collections about war and peace for Memorial Day in the USA, this playlist works just as well in light of the smaller but no less devastating violence of school shootings. Violence is a problem in many cultures, as these songs illustrate. We need to do better, and soon. Hour 1Vieux Farka […]
  • Diverse Groups in World Music (#1225)
    While “world music” seems diverse by nature, within it are collaborations and groups that bring together different musical traditions and create entirely new sounds. This show is a celebration of those fresh groupings. Hour 1Terrakota – World Massala – World MassalaRegis Gizavo, Louis Mhlanga and David Mirandon – International Rumba – StoriesJoe Driscoll & Sekou […]
  • Top 10 World Music Albums, May edition (#1224)
    Hour 1Congotronics International – Tita Tita (feat. Deerhoof, Juana Molina, Kasai Allstars, Konono No 1, Wildbirds & Peacedrums & Skeletons) – Where’s the One?Somi – Umhome – Zenzile: The Reimagination of Miriam MakebaHorzines Stara – Les bords de terre – Bord de Terres – DubheYungchen Lhamo – Nature’s Tears – AwakeningJulian Bel-Bachir – Wassa (feat. […]
  • A Musical Celebration of Mothers (#1223)
    Music for Mothers’ Day. Perhaps you know that Mothers’ Day in the US dates back to the Civil War period, and a movement by women to exert more control over their lives and over the politics of the nation. We’re still working on that, but there’s no shortage of great songs about motherhood. Hour 1Candido […]
  • A Soundtrack for Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month (#1222)
    A collection of tunes to usher in Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, along with some other global music — new and old — to round out the show. Hour 1 Moana and the Moahunters – Ancestors – Ruagamelan angklung, Peliatan village (Banjar Tengah) – Galang Kangin – From Kuno to Kebyar: Balinese Gamelan […]
  • Sacred Music of the World (STG #1221)
    In addition to Passover, Easter and Ramadan, holy days occurring in April this year include the Sikhs’ and Hindus’ Vaisakhi, the Jains’ Mahavir Jayanti, the Baha’i festival of Ridvan, and the Theravada Buddhist New Year. We celebrate with music of these and other faiths, at a time when the world really seems to need a […]
  • Top 10 World Music Albums, April (#1220)
    Hear a track from the freshest and best new global albums, plus other tunes new and old. For more global music and culture, like and follow STG on Facebook. Hour 1#10 Seiva – Chula Cega – Murmúrios e Outros Rumores#9 Jason Tamba – Maasai – Don’t Give Up#8 Pape Nziengui – Kadi Yombo – Kadi Yombo#7 […]
  • New Releases & Old Favorites (STG #1219)
    Newly released global sounds and a few older faves and such mixed in for enhanced flavor. I’m very excited about the new Kobo Town album and Somi’s tribute to Miriam Makeba. Remember to get The Spin by liking and following STG on Facebook — you’ll also get other global music and cultural news, and it’s a great […]
  • Global Songs of Fools & Games (STG #1218)
    Songs of fools and games from around the planet to celebrate this April Fool’s day. Remember to get The Spin by liking and following STG on Facebook — you’ll also get other global music and cultural news, and it’s a great place to make requests and suggestions for future episodes. Hour 1Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars – […]
  • Global Songs of Time & Light (STG #1217)
    Hour 1Metismatic – Out of Time (feat. Amina Mezaache) – Bad SafariBriganthya – Clockwork (feat. Eric Rigler) – SamhainKobo Town – Tick Tock Goes the Clock – Jumbie in the JukeboxEric Bibb & Habib Koité – 03 – Touma Ni Kelen ~ Needed Time – Brothers In BamakoYungdrung Gyal & Wangmo – Lucky Time – […]
  • Top 10 World Music Albums, March (STG #1216)
    Hour 1#10 Ruth Tafebe & the Afrorockerz – Corrupt (clean version) – Republicafrobeat vol. 5 – Mujeres 2#9 Lucia De Carvalho – Somahaka (feat Sañaelle) – Pwanga#8 Gonora Sounds – Madhiri – Hard Times Never Kill#7 Mitsune – Sakura – Hazama#6 Rokia Koné & Jacknife Lee – Anw Tile (It’s Our Time) – BAMANAN#5 Dobranotch […]