Herewith, the final Spin The Globe monthly top 10 world music chart of 2015 (in December, we’ll do the best music of the year). Listen for selections from fantastic new releases from all corners of the planet. Plus a few artists who didn’t quite make the top 10, and concert previews.
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Can the music of the two FIFA World Cup finalists reveal the winner of the championship game on Sunday? Listen to this show and find out. Alternating songs from Germany and Argentina, followed by other new releases and faves for the remainder of the show.
Bonus: If you start the show right at the opening whistle of the World Cup final and mute the TV sound, you’ll notice eerie correlations between the music and the action on the pitch (ala Dark Side of the Moon / Wizard of OZ).
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We counted down the best new global sounds from the July Spin The Globe / SoundRoots Top 10 chart this week, with a break in the middle for a fascinating conversation with guitarist Leni Stern, who has recently found a great groove in collaborating with West African musicians. She’s currently on tour as well.
If you’re around the Olympia area this weekend, be sure to drop by the KAOS booth at Lakefair. I’ll be down there this afternoon, and would love to talk with you about global music. Or drop me a line here with any show comments or suggestions.