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.
September 20: African Legends
Sept. 22 is the birthday on not one, but two African music legends: King Sunny Ade and Oliver Mtukudzi. We’ll celebrate them, and other legendary African music figures this week, focusing on those who have passed from this world.
September 27: Garifuna Music
Since the Garifuna Collective is in town for a show at Town Hall Seattle, we’ll kick off the party with a spirited celebration of the unique music of the Garifuna culture of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.
October 4: 10-4, Okay, Alright, Yes
Sure, 10-4 originated as a police radio code for “affirmative” in the USA, but it and particularly its analog OK/okay have spread worldwide. So we’ll hear songs this week including such affirmative terms. Just say yes!
October 11: Global Funk
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’ll hear funky tunes from Nigeria, Brazil, Cuba, South Africa, Poland, Peru, and yes… ethnic funk from the USA as well. Requests welcome: call during the show at 360-867-5267, or leave a note on the STG Facebook page at facebook.com/spintheglobe
October 18: Top 10 World Music Albums, October edition
Hear a song from each of the Top 10 new world music albums. Plus other global sounds, new and old.
October 25: Songs of Light
Oct. 27 is Diwali, the celebration of lights observed by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, some Buddhists, and some who just love light. We’ll hear songs about light, and some songs specific to Diwali.
November 1: Dia de los Muertos / Ancestors
Songs about ancestors from Mexico and many other cultures and traditions this week to celebrate Dia de los Muertos.