No theme this week, just with lots of great tunes new and old from around the planet.
Remember to get your free Daily Spin by liking and following STG on Facebook — you’ll also get other global music and cultural news, and it’s a great place to make requests and suggestions for future episodes.
The playlist this week is shorter because we took some time between songs to remind you that your financial support is crucial to keep KAOS Community Radio on the air. If you like Spin The Globe and other great KAOS shows, please step up and be counted. Make your donation today. Just head to the donate page. Thanks!!
Remember to get your free Daily Spin by liking and following STG on Facebook
— you’ll also get other global music and cultural news, and it’s a
great place to make requests and suggestions for future episodes
STG first aired in September 1998. Today we’ll celebrate being on the air for 20 years by sharing songs from then and now. And we celebrate KAOS Community Radio and ask you to renew your KAOS membership or become a new member.
Listen to past episodes of Spin The Globe free at Mixcloud.
This week, a mix of global sounds, new and old, and a request for you to support KAOS Community Radio, the station in Olympia, WA where Spin The Globe originates. If you’re familiar only with Spin The Globe, check out the rest of the KAOS lineup, including local and syndicated music, news, and public affairs shows. It’s a mix you’ll only get on a grassroots-grown community station, commercial-free and programmed by humans, not corporations. Make a pledge of support today by calling 360-867-6894 or visiting www.KAOSradio.org and clicking the “pledge” button. You can also “like” KAOS on Facebook
Spin The Globe has been on KAOS for a long time, but not since the beginning. KAOS turns 40 this year, and is celebrating with a variety of events and outreach. You’ll find various KAOS folks at fairs, music sales, wine tastings, and right here in the radio station bringing you the great shows you love, including live performances such at the appearance by Brass Menazeri Balkan Brass Band this morning on Spin The Globe.
To make sure you don’t miss any of the fabulous happenings, keep an eye on the new KAOS blog. And if you’re a longtime fan or a past KAOS programmer, perhaps you have some old posters, recordings, or other station paraphernalia you could share with us. See the blog for how to submit things.
I’ll be digging through the STG archives, and contributing interviews and photos accumulated over the years. Watch for those on the blog. And if you have ideas about how KAOS should be celebrating, be sure to let the station know.
It’s Tito Puente’s birthday! We celebrated the King of the Timbales by playing his music, and other music in the salsa-mambo vibe from all over the planet this week. Plus new releases and other groovy stuff in hour 2. Please give us the gift of your membership to your favorite community radio station during the KAOS spring membership drive. Pledge online, or call 360-867-5267 during the drive, and tell them Spin The Globe sent you.
Thanks for listening, and for supporting commercial-free public radio!
This is one of two times a year I ask you to step up and be counted as a supporter — not just a listener — of Spin The Globe. Even if you always listen online, you will know that Spin The Globe airs on KAOS-fm, a radio station that has to pay bills for programming, electricity, internet, equipment, and a few paltry salaries. Most of the station’s work (all of its on-air work!) is done by volunteers. And done well.
We ask that you consider just how valuable this resource is to you, and make a contribution. You can give $20, or $1000, or whatever works for you. But each member is important to us, and we want to hear from you.
So please take a moment right now to call 360-867-5267 or donate online at www.KAOSradio.org Thanks!
This week’s show featured music by artists who have been interviewed or have played live on Spin The Globe. The show includes a few in-studio recordings that you can’t hear anywhere else. Enjoy, and remember to become a KAOS member for the warm glow it will give you (people will notice!).
And you can still grab this show — and subscribe so you’ll never miss an episode — via iTunes.
(artist – song – album)
Christine Vaindirlis – Indaba (Home) – Dance Mama!
Rachid Taha – Selu – Bonjour
James Whetzel – On the Eve of – My Road to Somewhere
Vagabond Opera – Charlie Chaplain Nonsense Song – live recording on KAOS-fm
Te Vaka – Kalueu – Ki Mua
Chiwoniso – Gomo – Rebel Woman
Vusi Mahlasela – When You Come Back – When You Come Back
Brian Keane & Omar Faruk Tekbilek – Nihâvend Fantazi (Modal Fantasy) – Suleyman The Magnificent soundtrack
Baka Beyond – Sad Among Strangers – Live performance for KAOS-fm via sattelite
Bat Makumba – Ca Minina – Bat Makumba
Hugh Masekela – Something for Nothing – Tomorrow
Abraham Inc – Abe Inc Techno Mix – Tweet Tweet
Abraham Inc – Tweet-Tweet – Tweet Tweet
Andy Palacio – Watina (I Called Out) – Watina
Yawo – Take Out the Fences – Take Out the Fences
Yale Strom – Tchainik Waltz – A Wandering Jew
Wai – E Ramgatahi Ma – Live on Spin The Globe
Lagbaja – Dress With Sense – Sharp Sharp
Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Vuka (Wake Up Little Chicks) – Songs from a Zulu Farm
Djelimady Tounkara – Solon Kono – Solon Kono
Obo Addy & Okropong – Sounds from the Woods – Traditional Music of Ghana
Angelique Kidjo – Koro-Koro – Fifa
Prince Diabate – Mandingo Reggae – New Life
The new Spin The Globe poster — print it out for your workplace or car window or to keep in a locket close to your heart. Spread the word about the show that helps you to live locally and groove globally!