Songs of the Kora (#1182)

The West African harp hasn’t had the STG spotlight for a while, so we’ll take this week to focus on its magical sound, both solo and incorporated into groups and fusion music. Plus other global tunes in hour two.

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Top 10 Global Albums, July edition (#1181)

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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Great Global Football-Soccer Tunes (#1179)

We’re all captivated by Euro 2021 and/or Copa America, right? Here’s your soundtrack: songs about the beautiful game from artists in Europe and South America and beyond.

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First Albums of Global Greats (#1178)

It’s the first week of summer (here in the north, anyway) and a great day to look back at the first albums from some well-known global musicians. What did they sound like when they were first starting out?

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Hail to the Chiefs (#1176)

Songs by and about chiefs this week, from Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe to Chief Ragga to other “big men.” Some are tribute songs, others … not so much.

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Global Songs of Peace (#1174)

May 29 is the International Day of Peacekeepers, and we’ll celebrate with songs about peace and peacemaking from around the planet. May peace — built on justice, equality, and opportunity — prevail in your heart and in the world.

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20 Key Albums (#1173)

You’ve seen the social media threads with people posting their 10 favorite albums or the 15 best concerts. Well this show highlights 20 albums that were Spin The Globe’s gateway to more global music. From western musicians introducing other global sounds (thanks, Stewart Copeland, David Byrne, and Paul Simon!) to albums I stumbled across in used CD stores (Moana & the Moa Hunters, Rossy, township music compilations), these are some of the sounds that led me deeper into the “world music” rabbit hole. Thanks for that!

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