Global Cover Songs (STG #1143)

A slew of cover songs this week — with artists from Brazil, Tuva, Benin, Cuba, Russia, and beyond covering songs by Guns N’ Roses, The Clash, Iron Butterfly, Talking Heads, Queen, Michael Jackson, and much more.

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Top 10 World Music Albums, October edition (STG #1142)

Tunes from the best new releases from around the planet this week, along with lots of other great global music in hour 2.

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Music of Ahimsa (Soul-Force) (STG #1140)

Oct. 2 is the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, and we celebrate with songs about the great leader and teacher of nonviolent resistance, along with other uplifting songs of struggle and progress.

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Titans of World Music (STG #1139)

King Sunny Ade

Three birthdays of note this week: King Sunny Ade, Oliver Mtukudzi, and Lata Mangeshkar. Each achieved significant global success, and this week’s show features their music along with other artists who have influenced the path of popular global music.

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Six Degrees of Mickey Hart (STG #1138)

Mickey Hart was born this month in 1943. He had an early career with a modestly successful jam band, but is known to Spin The Globe listeners more for his work in collaborating with and recording musicians including Bela Fleck, The Gyuto Monks, Zakir Hussain, Jazayer, and Ustad Sultan Khan, to name a few. We celebrate his global music connections this week by going down three “Six degrees of Mickey Hart” rabbit holes.

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2020-09-11 Top 10 World Music albums (STG #1137)

Hear songs from the ten best new global releases, plus other music old and new in the second hour of the show.

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2020-09-04 STG’s Early Influences (Show #1136)

Spin The Globe first aired in September 1998 — This week we revisit the world music landscape from way back then, and highlight a few particularly influential artists and albums.

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2020-08-28 Island songs (STG #1135)

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. 

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2020-08-21 Songs of Slavery & Freedom (STG#1134)

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.

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