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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2020-08-14 Top 10 World Music Albums, August (STG #1133)

Les Freres Smith - Mutation

Despite global lockdowns (or maybe because of them?), musicians are still musicking, and new albums are being released. So we continue our monthly charts highlighting some of the best.

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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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