2019-11-08 Global Ska

The Skatalites - album cover

Sometime back in the 1950s, some Jamaican musicians combined elements of jazz and R&B with calypso and mento, and ska was born. The new style thrived and spread, having offspring of its own (rocksteady and reggae). We hear ska from all over the planet this week, from its origins to its new home in Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, and beyond.

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2019-11-01 Day of the Dead (and a dash of Halloween)

Dia de Muertos band

Songs about ancestors from Mexico and many other cultures and traditions this week to celebrate Dia de los Muertos. Plus a few Halloween tunes, just because.

Note: The playlist is a bit shorter this week, because between songs we asked for your support of KAOS Community Radio. If you’re not already a KAOS member, click that link and get it done! Thanks!

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2019-10-25 Global Songs of Light

 Diwali Celebration of Light
Deepavali Traditional Diwali Celebration Diya

Oct. 27 is Diwali, the celebration of lights observed by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, some Buddhists, and some who just love light. So we hear songs about light, along with other global tunes.

Note: The playlist is a bit shorter this week, because between songs we asked for your support of KAOS Community Radio. If you’re not already a KAOS member, click that link and get it done! Thanks!

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2019-10-18 Top 10 World Music Albums, Oct Edition

Boban Markovic Orkestar - Mrak

Hear a song from each of the Top 10 new world music albums. Plus other global sounds, new and old.

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2019-10-11 Global Funk

Tropical Funk Experience CD cover

Funk may have emerged in the USA, but its roots are clearly African. And as a great, dance-able music, it’s spread across the planet. We hear funky tunes from Nigeria, Brazil, Cuba, South Africa, Poland, Peru, and yes… ethnic funk from the USA as well. 

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2019-09-27 Garifuna Music

Andy Palacio on Spin The Globe, KAOS-fm
Andy Palacio on Spin The Globe, 2007

A visit to our region by the Garifuna Collective prompted this spirited celebration of the unique music of the Garifuna culture of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Following an hour of Garifuna sounds, you get a mix of mostly new global music.

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2019-09-20 African Legends

Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masekela
Stamford , Connecticut : Singer Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masekela South African trumpet player and arranger pictured after their marriage on April 19th, 1964

Sept. 22 is the birthday on not one, but two African music legends: King Sunny Ade and Oliver Mtukudzi. A great time to celebrate legendary African music figures, focusing particularly on those who have passed from this world.

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2019-09-13 Top 10 World Music Albums, September edition

Featuring a song from each of the Top 10 new world music albums. Plus other global sounds, new and old.

Cimarron - Orinoco

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2019-09-06 It came from Brazil

Flavia Coelho

Sergio Mendes is in town this weekend, and I had a listener request for more Brazilian music. So today, it’s all Brazil. Forro, samba, hip hop, funk, batucada, and whatever else wanders by.

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2019-08-30 Songs of Work & Labor

September 2 is Labor Day in the USA, and we observe the holiday with songs about work and workers from around the globe.

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