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STG #1131: Classical Goes Global
Most cultures have their own form of “classical” music. But this week, we’ll dig into western classical music and how artists are combining it with world music elements. Some global covers of western classical gems, some western classical styles and instruments incorporated into global tunes. Will your sense of musical categories be challenged? Probably, yes.
UP NEXT: STG #1132: (August 7) Spin The Globe’s Early Influences
This show started in 1999 — This week we’ll revisit the world music landscape from back then, and highlight a few particularly influential artists and albums. If you’ve been listening from the beginning, we’d love to hear from you. Submit comments or requests in advance on the Spin The Globe Facebook page or by email.
(August 14): World Music Top 10
Hear a song from each of the best new global releases, plus other worldly sounds — new and old — in hour 2. Requests welcome! Submit them in advance on the Spin The Globe Facebook page or by email.
August 21: Songs of Slavery and Freedom
The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is 23 August. Hear songs about slavery and its impacts, as well as rousing tunes of freedom this week.
August 28: Island Songs
August 27 was the birthday of vocalist Cesaria Evora, the “Barefoot Diva” from Cabo Verde. We’ll hear some of her music, along with songs from other islands around the globe. Requests welcome! Submit them in advance on the Spin The Globe Facebook page or by email.