2020-08-07 Global Music Mix (Episode 1132)

Digging through the archives this week and mixing in a few new releases. Music from all over the map, new and old. Enjoy!

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2020-07-31 Classical Goes Global

Soweto String Quartert

Most cultures have their own form of “classical” music. But this week, we 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.

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2020-07-24 Global Music Mix

Heart shaped globe

A tastefully curated blend of artisanal sounds from around the planet today: some new releases, some old faves, some tunes that just wandered in.

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2020-07-17 Top 10 World Music Albums, July Edition

Hear a song from each of the best new global releases, plus other worldly sounds — new and old — in hour 2.

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2020-07-10 Musical Collaborators + Ed Hanley interview

Ed Hanley’s short tabla film, Mushroom

We’ll focus on some of the most fascinating cross-cultural musical collaborations this week: South African meets India; Tuva meets Italy; Pakistan meets Canada; Senegal meets Wales. You get the idea. Plus an interview with Ed Hanley, who plays tabla with Autorickshaw and has a new short film out called Mushroom. (for a 50% off code to view “Mushroom,” visit STG on Facebook.) To view Ed’s photos of The Longest Train in India, click here.

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2020-07-03 Global Songs of Struggle and Liberation


July 4 marks Independence Day here in the USA, but some are still fighting for their liberation and a full recognition of their rights. Music of struggle, solidarity, and the inevitable triumph of liberty and justice for all.

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2020-06-26 Ethiopian Funk, Jazz, & Groove

Samuel Yirga

Ethiopia seems to be one of those countries with an outsized influence on the music of the world. From jazz to funk to reggae to other sounds, you’ll hear it from Ethiopian artists and foreign artists adopting Ethiopian elements.

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2020-06-19 Music of the Caribbean

June 20 marks the Summer Solstice for those of us in the north. And June 19 is the birthday of Jamaican guitarist Ernest Ranglin. Put them together and you get a show of great Caribbean music to usher in the summer.

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2020-06-12 Top 10 World Music Albums, June

Oumou Sangare – Acoustic

Hear a song from each of the best new global releases, plus other worldly sounds — new and old — in hour 2.

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2020-06-05 Honk@Home: World Brass & Street Band Music

Gangbe Brass Band

This weekend was supposed to usher in HonkFest West, an annual street party of brass bands, marching groups, drums, weirdos, and freaks. We may have to keep our weirdness at home (note: the fest is postponed, but not officially cancelled), but we can still march and dance to great music.

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