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2020-03-27 Songs of Isolation, Hope, Distance, and Health

Dug through the archives this week to find songs that reflect our current times. The result is two hours of music about enjoying life while keeping a safe distance.

We hope you’re all doing well, staying healthy, and finding ways to keep busy. Here at STG home studios, we’re getting some gardening done, finding ways to exercise, and experimenting with new cooking adventures (yesterday, beignets!). And the music will continue to flow, because in these times we all need music.

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2020-03-20 Wash Your Hands Mix

Can a mostly closed radio station and self-isolation stop the music? Nope. We still bring you a great mix of mostly new global tunes. Because you need something to listen to while in your own little quarantine.

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2020-03-13 World Music Mix

The tabulating hamsters were self-quarantining this week, so this show didn’t feature the expected countdown of Top 10 albums. But it did feature a great mix of global sounds. And you can check out the latest STG chart right here.

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2020-03-06 Music of Balkan Women

Bulgarian Women's Choir

Balkan Night Northwest (which is, alas, cancelled) + International Women’s Day (which is not) = Balkan Women! We celebrate women musicians from Greece, Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Slovenia, Turkey, Romania, Serbia,  Montenegro, and Bosnia Herzegovina this week. Along with woman-led music from other parts of the planet.

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2020-02-28 GLobal Music for Leap Day

Masai jumping

Global songs about leaping and jumping to help you celebrate this year’s bonus day. Plus new releases, old faves, and concert previews in hour 2.

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2020-02-21 – Top 10 Global Albums, February

Aly Keïta, Jan Galega Brönnimann, lucas Niggli - Kalan Teban

Really great and diverse sounds in this week’s Top 10 countdown, with music from Vietnam, Portugal, Ethiopia, South Korea, Mali, Austria, the USA, and more. Plus a mix of old and new global tunes in hour 2.

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2020-02-14 Love, Factually

Heart made of national flags

Love is complicated. So we observe Valentine’s Day with songs of love, heartache, hope, dating, breakups, fleeing from graveyards, and other complications. Wherever you are, we’ve got you covered, musically speaking.

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2020-02-07 Happy Birthday Bob Marley

Bob Marley

Bob Marley’s birthday is actually February 6, but we kept the celebration going with classic sounds from him along with a heap of Marley covers from other great global artists.

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2020-01-31 Revisiting Alan Lomax

Alan Lomax in Haiti

January 31 is the birthday of pioneering ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax, so we’ll trace his travels through sound, spinning mostly newer sounds from the places he visited along with sounds he recorded in his travels from the Bahamas in 1935 to Morocco in 1967. Plus other great global music in hour 2.

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2020-01-24 Songs for the Chinese New Year

Year of the Rat - Chinese New Year 2020

Yes, another New Year to celebrate. I’m told we’re starting the year of the White Metal Rat — so… music from China and Chinese artists, other new year tunes, and a few songs about rats. And one song about a mouse.

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