Tag Archives: Ancestors

2019-11-01 Day of the Dead (and a dash of Halloween)

Dia de Muertos band

Songs about ancestors from Mexico and many other cultures and traditions this week to celebrate Dia de los Muertos. Plus a few Halloween tunes, just because.

Note: The playlist is a bit shorter this week, because between songs we asked for your support of KAOS Community Radio. If you’re not already a KAOS member, click that link and get it done! Thanks!

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2019-09-20 African Legends

Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masekela
Stamford , Connecticut : Singer Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masekela South African trumpet player and arranger pictured after their marriage on April 19th, 1964

Sept. 22 is the birthday on not one, but two African music legends: King Sunny Ade and Oliver Mtukudzi. A great time to celebrate legendary African music figures, focusing particularly on those who have passed from this world.

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2018-11-02 Songs of the Ancestors for Day of the Dead

Dia de Muertos bandWe’re thinking of our ancestors this week as many celebrate Day of the Dead / Dia de los Muertos. So this week, songs of ancestors, spirits, and such things.

The planned interview with RAM’s Richard Morse didn’t pan out this week, sorry. Maybe later. We expect he got a little wrapped up in GedeFest.

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2017-10-27 Ancestors, Ghosts, and Other Things that Go Bump in the Night

Halloween / Day of the Dead - world music from Spin The Globe radioAs Halloween and Dia de los Muertos approach, STG has rounded up dozens of songs about family, and about those ancestors that linger (sometimes past long after their welcome runs out).

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