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2015-06-19 – Honk! A celebration of brass, street, and marching bands

Honkfest west 2015Honk!Fest West takes over the streets of Seattle this weekend, and STG kicks things off with a raucous two hours of global brass, street, marching, drum, and other such groups.

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2014-06-20 Global Brass / Warmup for HonkFest West

honkfestwestJune 19-22 sees brass bands from near and far invading the fair streets of Seattle for HonkFest West ( http://honkfestwest.com ). We kick things off with global brass tunes from Serbia, New Orleans, Ghana, Belgium, and many spots in between.

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2013-06-21 Global Horns + Red Baraat Interview

STG-HonkfestHONK! Fest West returns this weekend, and we set the tone with brass / street band music of many styles on this week’s show. Plus, and interview with Sunny Jain of Red Baraat, who visit Seattle’s Neptune Theater on June 26. Thanks for listening, and congrats to the ticket winners!

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2012-06-01 Brass On! Global Brass, Drum, & Marching Band Music

honkfest west 2012This week’s show, inspired by this weekend’s HonkFest West, provides an invigorating blast of brass, drum, and marching band music the likes of which you’ll experience in the streets of Seattle this weekend. If you dare!

Also, a slew of new releases in hour 2. And congrats to the winners of the ticket giveaway for the OMO Africa show. Perhaps I’ll see you at one of these events. Whatever you are up to, remember to live locally and groove globally!

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2011-05-13 Global Horns

HonkFest WestHorns. If you can’t hear them, you’re not paying attention. And I don’t mean the polite horn section of some soft soul hit. I’m talking big brash in-your-face horns marching down your street to take your lawn ornaments hostage. This weekend Seattle will be full of such windbag miscreants (and I mean that in the nicest way) as HonkFest West (http://honkfestwest.com/) returns. Spin The Globe celebrates their seasonal migrationthink Canada geese with megaphones and drum sections — with its own blast of global brass, from Bollywood to Brazilian to Balkan to New Orleans, and wherever else great global brass music is made. Can you handle it?

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Hour 1
Mahala Rai Banda  –  Kolo Baro  –  Ghetto Blasters
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble  –  Alyo  –  Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Gangbe Brass Band  –  Tagbavo  –  Togbe
Dejan Petrović  –  El Chumbachero  –  Bands Play Serbian & World Music Hits
Bollywood Brass Band  –  Ramta Jogi  –  Rahmania
Boom Pam  –  Bulgarock  –  Alakazam
Samy El Bably  –  Asrar El Ein  –  Sahara Groove
Pitsicato Brass Band  –  Balkan Kan Muvi  –  Pitsicato Brass Band
The Haggis Horns  –  The Traveller Part One  –  Hot Damn!
The Sway Machinery w/ Khaira Arby  –  Skin to Skin  –  House of Friendly Ghosts Vol. 1
Tubaluba  –  St. James Infirmary  –  advance single
March Fourth Marching Band  –  Ah Ya Bibi  –  March Fourth Marching Band

Hour 2
Fanfare Vagabontu  –  Bubamara  –  Rabbids Go Home (OST)
Schael Sick Brass Band  –  Kostadin  –  Kesh Mesh
Jambalaya Brass Band   –  Jambalaya Got Fire  –  It’s A Jungle Out There
Balkan Beat Box  –  Sunday Arak feat. Dana Leong  –  Balkan Beat Box
Va Fan Fahre  –  Ethiopian Gypsy  –  Zet Je Maar
Boban Markovic Orkestar feat. Marko Markovic  –  The Train  –  The Promise
Haïdouti Orkestar  –  Pesma  –  Tek Tek
Antwerp Gipsy-Ska Orkestra  –  Basalaja feat. Marko Markovic  –   I Lumia Mo Kher
The Haggis Horns  –  The Traveller Part Two  –  Hot Damn!
Skatalites  –  Freedom Sounds  –  From Paris With Love
Femi Kuti  –  Fight To Win feat. Jaguar Wright  –  Fight to Win
Samite  –  Nalubale  –  Embalassa

9 April 2010: Sacred Music & Marching Bands

Spin The Globe playlist for 9 April 2010: Sacred Music & Marching Bands

This week’s show includes music previewing and celebrating two great events this weekend: HonkFest West in Seattle (http://honkfestwest.com), and the World Sacred Music Festival’s presentation of the Al-Andalus Ensemble here in Olympia (http://olysacredmusic.org). Plus other fun music and a few words about why you should be supporting community radio and its diverse programming, since the KAOS spring membership drive begins April 10. Pledge online (http://kaos.evergreen.edu/membership/join.html) or call 360-867-5267.

Artist – Song – Album

Hour 1
Dhol Foundation  –  Colours of Punjab (theme)  –  Big Drum Small World
Mahala Rai Banda  –  Balkan Reggae  –  Ghetto Blasters
Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band  –  Jai Hanuman (Faith)  –  Devaloka
Red Baraat  –  Dum Maro Dum  –  Chaal Baby
Bapi Das Baul / Baul Bishwa  –  Jaibon Amar (Sitting on the Love Branch)  –  Madness & happiness
Balkan Warehouse Orchestra  –  Ah Yabibi  –  Balkan Warehouse Orchestra
Unni Lovlid  –  Den Fyrste Song  –  Vita
Hungry March Band  –  Red Box  –  Portable Soundtracks for Temporary Utopias
Al-Andalus  –  Portrait of Zahra  –  Genetic Memories
Cicala Mvta  –  Rajamati Kumati  –  Ching-Dong The Return Of Japanese Street Music
VM Bhatt & Matt Malley  –  Rainbow in My Heart  –  Sleepless Nights
Soweto Gospel Choir  –  Mangisondele Nkosi Yam  –  Grace
Bollywood Brass Band  –  Love is Sweeter than Sugar  –  The Bollywood Brass Band

Hour 2
Bela Fleck  –  Salam Aleikum  –  Throw Down Your Heart Africa Sessions Part 2
Chicago Afrobeat Project  –  Fix and Release  –  (A) Move to Silent Unrest
Boban Markovic Orkestar  –  Mesecina  –  Live in Belgrade
King Sunny Ade  –  Merciful God  –  Seven Degrees North
Mary McHenry  –  Zominamina  –  World Vol. X #1
Ali Hassan Kuban  –  Leila  –  Nubian Magic
Three Ality  –  Wij Meiskens Net  –  ‘t Minne
Al-Andalus Ensemble  –  Baghdad (excerpt)  –  21 Strings
Girish  –  Hanuman 2  –  Shiva Machine
Andrew Oliver Kora Band  –  Jarabi  –  Just 4 You
Stella Chiweshe  –  Cachimurenga  –  Talking Mbira
Nawal  –  Dunia Udjissa / the World Is Beautiful  –  Kwel