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2016-07-08 World Music in the 1950s + Lakou Mizik Interview

lakoumizikFourth in a series of STG shows highlighting the global music sounds of different decades. Plus an interview with Steeve Valcourt, guitarist/ vocalist/ co-founder of the multi-generational Haitian music collective Lakou Mizik, which recently released its debut album Wa Di Yo and is currently on tour in Canada and the USA.

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2016-04-29 World Music Mix + Debo Band Interview

Debo BandI dig into a big stack of new global music this week (and throw in a few old favorites). Plus an interview with Danny Mekonnen, one of the founders Ethio-funk/rock group Debo Band whose new album “Ere Gobez” comes out May 20, followed by a tour.

Note: STG will have a guest host for the next two weeks as I’m off traveling. Stories and adventures to be related later!

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2015-11-13 Karim Nagi interview + New Global CDs

karim-nagiThis episode features a wide-ranging survey of the best new releases from around the planet. Plus an interview with Karim Nagi, whose new album “Detour Guide” is a great blend of catchy rhythms, clever poetry, and smouldering frustration at cultural ignorance and racism.

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2015-11-06 – Chano Domínguez interview + Senegal & Zimbabwe

 Chano DomínguezSenegalese superstar Youssou N’Dour plays in Seattle Nov. 8, and Nov. 10 is the birthday of Zimbabwean guitarist/songwriter Louis Mhlanga. This show includes music from these two great African cultural hotspots, plus an interview with flamenco-jazz luminary Chano Domínguez (who performs in Olympia Nov. 8). Yep, this show is chock full of global goodness!

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2015-09-25 Roma & Ladino Music + Guy Mendilow interview

Guy Mendilow ensembleThis week we explore the music of the Roma and Jewish diasporas, and include sounds ranging from Balkan brass to Ladino indie rock. Plus a live interview with Guy Mendilow, who is on tour with his diverse musical ensemble (with members hailing from Israel, Palestine, Argentina, Japan, the UK and the USA) in support of his “Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom” project and CD, a sonic journey from the Balkans to the Mediterranean to Jerusalem.

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2015-09-18 Global Swing Tunes + Lache Cercel interview

Lache CercelSlight change of plans this week. No Top 10 countdown, because our crack team of statisticians were busy making clocks in solidarity with #IStandWithAhmed. So instead, swing tunes from around the world. Plus… born in Romania and now calling Canada home, Lache Cercel and his Roma Swing Ensemble combine the flare and passion of traditional Eastern European melodies with swinging jazz harmonies. Learn about their music in advance of their appearance at DjangoFest NW in a live interview with Cercel.

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2015-05-22 – Interview with Joe Driscoll + New Global Tunes

Joe Driscoll & Sekou KouyateFollowing last week’s show of older world music, this week we spin some of the best new releases in recent weeks from every corner of the globe. Plus an interview with Joe Driscoll, who has been collaborating with Seckou Kouate on some fascinating West African flavored hip-hop (their latest album is Faya).

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2015-05-08 — Seckou Keita live in-studio plus May Top 10

Seckou Keita

Hear a song from each of the ten best new global releases. Plus a live interview with Senegalese kora virtuoso Seckou Keita, whose newest release “22 Strings” comes out 26 May. And a few other tasty tidbits as well.

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2015-01-30 Music of the Nile + The Nile Project interview

The Nile ProjectThe Nile is an “international” river as its water resources are shared by eleven nations: Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan and Egypt. This episode features music from the region plus an interview with Mina Girgis, co-founder and CEO of the Nile Project. The Nile Project musicians perform at Meany Hall in Seattle tonight.

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2014-10-03 – Real World Records at 25 + Interview with label manager Amanda Jones

Real World 25Real World Records and the associated WOMAD festivals around the world have been instrumental in bringing global music to a broader audience over the past quarter century. Think Toto La Momposino, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, AfroCelt Sound System, Hukwe Zawose…and the list goes on. Now Peter Gabriel’s label has released a 3-CD compilation, and a brand new album by Garifuna artist Aurelio Martinez. This week’s show features a wide variety of Real World tunes, and a conversation with Real World label manager Amanda Jones about the past and future of Real World and world music.

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