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2018-09-14 Top 10 World Music Albums, September edition

Minyeshu - Daa DeeHear a song from each of the ten best new world music CDs this week. Plus other global music — new and old — in hour 2.

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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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2016-02-19 – Top 10 World Music Albums, February edition

Debo Band - Ere GobezListen in for a track from each of the 10 best newly released global albums. In hour 2, your requests, old faves, concert previews, and other wandering musics.

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2014-08-08 Top 10 World Music Albums

Black Flower - Abyssinia AfterlifeSelections from each of the albums on the Spin The Globe World Music Top 10 Chart, plus new releases and your requests in hour 2. Congrats to the listeners who won tickets to see Vieux Farka Toure during this show!

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2014-07-18 Mokoomba Interview + music from Nigeria, Ethiopia, & South Africa

Allen Nigeria Selassie Ethiopia Mandela S AfricaThe birthdays of three African greats inspire today’s theme: July 18: South African icon Nelson Mandela; July 20: Nigerian Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen; July 23: Ethiopian/Rasta leader Haile Selassie. Music from all three nations on this week’s episode. Plus an interview with Zimbabwean band Mokoomba about their new CD and their upcoming shows in Seattle and Tacoma (at Zimfest).

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2014-01-24 Music of East Africa + New Releases

Krar Collective, live at Womex 2011. Photo by Jacob Crawfurd (www.crawfurd.com)With the Krar Collective currently on tour, we turn our attention to East Africa. We hit many points throughout the region that includes Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Plus, in hour 2, a heaping helping of new world music releases, including new CDs from Angelique Kidjo, Habib Koite, Shanren, Tiécoro Sissoko, and many others.

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2011-08-19: Horn of Africa

Somali singer Maryam MursalMusic from the Horn of Africa today (including Maryam Mursal, pictured), to help draw attention the the need for famine relief, political reform, and other changes in Somalia and surrounding countries. In the second hour of the show, new releases and a few other tunes. Enjoy!

If you need ideas for how to help Somalia, visit: http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Africa/Africa-Monitor/2011/0720/UN-declares-famine-in-Somalia-How-to-help

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Hour 1
Waaberi  —  Rog Rogosho (Changing)  —  New Dawn
Tlahoun Gessesse   —  Yèné Felagoté  —  Ethiopiques Vol. 17
Teshome Meteku  —  Mot Adeladolgn  —  Ethiopiques Vol. 1
Saba  —  Huwaiahuwa  —  The Rough Guide to African Lullabies
Seynab Cige & Shego Band  —  Walee Aniga  —  Jaalaleey
Alèmayèhu Eshèté  —  Honey Baby  —  Ethiopiques Vol. 8
Getachew Mekuria & The Ex  —  Aha Begena  —  Moa Anbessa
Addis Acoustic Project  —  Enigenagnalen  —  Tewesta (Remembrance)
Mulatu Astatke  —  Mulatu’s Mood  —  Mulatu Steps Ahead
Maryam Mursal   —  Sodewou (Welcome)  —  The Journey
Bole 2 Harlem  —  Hi Loga  —  Bole 2 Harlem

Hour 2
Fredy Mossamba  —  Zonza  —  African Beat
Nation Beat  —  Tropicana (Morena Tropicana)  —  Growing Stone
El Rego  —  E Nan Mian Nuku  —  El Rego
Chiwoniso  —  Irobukairo  —  Rebel Woman
Dumisani Maraire  —  Chaminuka  —  African Odyssey
Mamani Keita  —  Douba  —  Gagner l’argent français
Bio Ritmo  —  Majadero  —  la Verdad
Kotolan  —  Techno Salsa  —  La Tienda de Groove
Cascadia ’10  —  Moon Go-Go (excerpt)  —  Live
Elspeth Savani  —  La Flor de la Canela  —  Flights of Mind
Rafa el Tachuela  —  Marmol y Granito  —  Best of Flamenco
Mamadou Diabate  —     —  Courage