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2011-11-04 Faves, New Releases, Concert Previews, Requests

And there arose a great music in the land, and behold voices and instruments from many nations were gathered together, and gave voice to a great diversity of sounds, though they were in one accord together for the glorification of the creative spirit.

And that just about sums things up this week. The show features some old faves, new releases, and a healthy serving of concert previews. Explore, enjoy, and return next week when we’ll take you on a new audio adventure.global music grab bag

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Hour 1
Boom Pam  –  Gross  –  Boom Pam
Gipsy.cz  –  Cokolada  –  Desperado
Kadola  –  Bazuka Dance  –  Ethnojazz
Les Freres Smith  –  Afro!  –  Contreband Mentality
Eric St-Laurent Trio  –  Wild Intent  –  Ruby
Baka Beyond  –  Ybunga  –  Kisumani
Neco Novellas  –  Yeke Yo  –  New Dawn / Ku Khata
Achanak  –  Kuria Ne Suniya (Beautiful Woman Listen To Me)  –  The Rough Guide to the Best Music You’ve Never Heard
Tribeqa  –  Sun  –  Qolors
Mauricio Velasierra  –  Hay Simona  –  Rodar
Pistolera  –  Escucha  –  El Desierto y la Ciudad
Vusi Mahlasela  –  Say Africa  –  Say Africa

Hour 2
Seckou Keita Quartet  –  Ke Djulo  –  Afro-Mandinka Soul / Tama-Silo
Nawal  –  Zim Spirit  –  Embrace the Spirit
Sean Johnson & the Wild Lotus Band  –  Calling Genesha  –  Devaloka
Kiran Ahluwalia  –  Mustt Mustt Redux  –  Aam Zameen / Common Ground
Gaelic Storm  –  Punjab Paddy  –  How are we getting home?
Theodosii Spassov Trio  –  Tatovata Rabotilnitsa  –  The Fish Are Praying for Rain
Djelimady Tounkara  –  Diaoura  –  Sigui
Rajery  –  Mahafinaritra  –  Volotany
Lightsweetcrude  –  Ahir / Now  –  Listen to the Colour
Jadid Ensemble  –  Tango Arabe  –  Sigh of the Moor
The Lijadu Sisters  –  Amebo  –  Danger
Albino!  –  Democracy  –  Rhino

2011-09-23 Global Rewind: 1999

This show is an audio celebration of Spin The Globe’s 12 years on the air. We look back at the music of 1999 in the first hour, then mix things up with some new releases in the second hour. Thanks for your part in living locally and grooving globally with Spin The Globe over the past 12 years, whether you’re a musician, a listener, or a podcast financial supporter. You are important to me and to the show!Putumayo's 1999 New World Party

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Hour 1
Ondar – Tuva Groove – Back Tuva Future
Gnawa Diffusion – Ouvrez les stores – Bab El Oued Kingston
Punjabi By Nature – Desi Barbi – Raise the Roof
Njava – Lahy Raty – Vetse
Fa – Voici – Defi
Azawad – Groupe Adagh – Live 1999
Lila Downs – Aranita Azul – Tree of Life
Savina Yannatou – Passiuna – Virgin Maries of the World
Burlakat – Ei Tee Mieli – Tsastuska
Trio Chemirani – Maryam – Trio de Zarb
Vusi Mahlasela & Louis Mhlanga – Two Birds – Live at the Bassline
Los Mocosos – La Boa (The Boa) – New World Party
Lo’Jo – Dobosz – Boheme de Cristal

Hour 2
Habib Koite & Bamada – Komine – Maya
Nation Beat – Meu Girassol – Growing Stone
Taj Mahal & Toumani Diabate – Fanta – Kulanjan
Ocote Soul Sounds – Pirata – Taurus
Amadou et Mariam – Beki Miri – Tje Ni Moussa
Reggaestan – Globalizatzia – Reggaestan
New Orleans Klezmer Allstars – Moroccan Roller – Fresh Out the Past
Amina Alaoui – Buscate en Mi, var. – Arco Iris
Toumani Diabate & Ballake Sissoko – Kita Kaira – New Ancient Strings
Chakachas – Jungle Fever – Barrio Nuevo: Latin Funk, Latin Rock, Latin Disco, Latin Soul
The Cambodian Space Project – Ban Juarp Pros Snae (I’ve Met My Love) – 2011: A Space Odyssey
Vicente Garcia – Agualluvia – Melodrama
Tinariwen – Ya Messinagh – Tassili

2011-07-01 Afro-Cuban Music

The roots of a musical style can be tough to pin down. That’s certainly the case with Afro-Cuban music. Certainly the roots lie in Africa, but styles have bounced back and forth across the ocean for many generations, and now the music is played wordwide. Today’s show samples Afro-Cuban and broader Afro-Latin (Brazil, Haiti) music of present and past. Plus new releases and a very special cover song (which we’ll call a Persian version) in the second hour. Congratulations to the ticket winners for next week’s AfroCubism show!Rough Guide to Afro-Cuba CD

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Hour 1
AfroCubism  –  Nima Diyala  –  AfroCubism
The Creole Choir Of Cuba  –  Edem Chante  –  Tande-La
Susana Baca  –  Baho Kende + Palo Mayimbe  –  Afrodiaspora
Mulatu Astatke  –  I Faram Gami I Faram w/ Ethiopian Quintet  –  New York-Addis-London
Palo  –  Pa’ Chango  –  This is Afro Cuban Funk
Miriam Makeba  –  Mas Que Nada  –  Reflections
Ska Cubano  –  La Trova  –  Mambo Ska
Laurent Lomande  –  Akimi Magai Na Bubu  –  The World Is Shaking: Cubanismo from the Congo, 1954-55
Kumar  –  Medio Siglo Después  –  Pelicula de Barrio
Manu Dibango  –  Mi Niya  –  Rough Guide to Manu Dibango
Cubanismo  –  Mambo UK  –  Reencarnacion
Tabou Combo  –  Compas Popcorn  –  Respect…
AfroCubism  –  Djelimady Rumba  –  AfroCubism

Hour 2
Africando  –  Sabador (“La Bamba”)  –  Vol. 2 Tierra Tradicional
Celia Cruz  –  Metida Con You  –  Rough Guide to Celia Cruz
Papa Noel  –  Tshe Tshe  –  Bel Ami
Cheikh Lo  –  Sankara  –  Jamm
Amina Alaoui  –  Buscate en Mi, var.  –  Arco Iris
Vieux Farka Toure  –  Wonda Guay  –  The Secret
Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80  –  African Soldier  –  From Africa with Fury: Rise
Googoosh  –  Respect  –  Persian Funk
Jugalbandi Trio  –  Troyee  –  Brindiban
Ojos de Brujo  –  Quien Engana no Gana  –  Bari
Freshlyground  –  Chicken to Change  –  Radio Africa
Boban I Marko Markovic Orkestar  –  Dzumbus Funk  –  Go Marko Go!
Turlu Tursu  –  Maha Bhara Tatouille  –  The All Weathers Country

2011-06-24: Top 10 World Music CDs, June 2011


Ocote Soul System - Taurus
Ocote Soul System - Taurus

This week’s show ran through our ten favorite new releases in the whole world… plus some new releases, faves, and concert previews. For more on the chart-topping CDs heard here, see the charts page.


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Hour 1
Manooghi Hi  –  Om Baba  –  #10 Silence
Youssou N’Dour  –  Marley  –  #9 Dakar-Kingston
Of Montreal + Os Mutantes –  Bat Macumba  –  #8 Red Hot + Rio 2: Nova Tropicalia
Da Cruz  –  Tschu Tschu  –  #7 Sistema Subversiva
Zaz  –  Ni Oui Ni Non  –  #6 Zaz
Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80  –  You Can Run  –  #5 From Africa with Fury: Rise
Hadag Nahash  –  Maarbolet Shel Hol  –  #4   6
Ketewel Village  –  Gambangan  –  From Kuno to Kebyar
DeLeon  –  Nimrod  –  #3 Casata
Susana Baca  –  Que Bonito Tu Vestido (feat Quetzel)  –  #2 Afrodiaspora
Ocote Soul Sounds  –  Pirata  –  #1 Taurus

Hour 2
Group Doueh  –  Zayna Jumma  –  Zayna Jumma
Ana Moura  –  Venho Falar dos Meus Medos  –  Coliseu
Amina Alaoui  –  Fado Menor  –  Arco Iris
Rhydhun  –  Rhy-dhun (Nothing but Voice)  –  An Odyssey of Rhythm
Freshlyground  –  I Am the Man  –  Nomvula
Terakaft  –  Kek Amidi Nin  –  Aratan N Azawad
Rob  –  Boogie On  –  Funky Rob Way
Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & Heard  –  Malaika Mlongo  –  Karibu
Sorry Bamba  –  Astan Kelly  –  Volume One 1970-1979
Gipsy.cz  –  Cernej Gadzo  –  Desperado
AfroCubism  –  Karama  –  AfroCubism

2011-06-17 Music of Desert Lands

We celebrated the music of desert areas of the world this week, along with a warning about creeping desertification on this, the UN World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. Plus in hour 2, music from Irish band Kila (who play in Olympia June 19), new releases, requests, and more.

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Hour 1
Kadda Cherif Hadria  –  Djezair  –  Desert Blues 2
Salamat  –  Ya Tear  –  Mambo El Soudani
Emmanuel Jal & Abdel Gadir Salim  –  Nyambol  –  Ceasefire
Imaran  –  Takmo-Séparation  –  Ihendja
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu  –  Djarimirri  –  Gurrumul
Mariem Hassan  –  Tefla Madlouma  –  Rough Guide to Desert Blues
Khukh Mongol Ensemble  –  Chinggis Khaan  –  Chinggis Khaan
Lobi Traore  –  Bi Donga Fa Ko  –  Bwati Kono
Anouar Brahem  –  Zarabanda  –  Le Voyage de Sahar
Wu Man & Friends  –  Cossack Lament  –  Wu Man & Friends
Terakaft  –  Ahod  –  Artan N Azawad
Khaira Arby  –  Tidjani Ascofare  –  Timbuktu Tarab

Hour 2
Kila  –  Hebden Bridge  –  Luna Park
Los Lobos  –  Kiki & the Lavender Moon  –  Kiko
Chiekh Lo  –  Bourama  –  Jamm
Roaring Lion  –  Love Thy Neighbor  –  Sacred 78s
Amsterdam Klezmer Band  –  Desert Banjo  –  Katla
AR Rahman  –  Hey Kaala Bandar  –  Delhi 6 Soundtrack
Maraca  –  Presentacion  –  Formula Uno
Mamadou Diabate  –  Kora Journey  –  Courage
Las Guitarras de Espana  –  Cejilla  –  Tantas Cosas
Oreka TX  –  Adabegi  –  Quercus Endorphina
Red Baraat  –  Baraat to Nowhere  –  Chaal Baby
Kila  –  Furlough’s  –  Lemonade & Bun

2011-06-03 World Music Cover Songs

Putumayo Presents Cover The WorldAnother strange and adventurous excursion to the land of world music covers of pop and rock songs this week, from the Beatles in Tuva to the Clash in Jamaica. Plus some new releases in the second hour of the show. Live locally, cover globally!

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Hour 1
Bugotak  –  Kon’ Togethy  –  Coverlar
Celtic Pink Floyd  –  Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 2  –  Celtic Pink Floyd
Ewan McGregor, Jose Feliciano, Jacek Koman  –  Tango de Roxanne  –  Moulin Rouge OST
Tigerstyle   –  Nachna Onda Nei  –  The Rising
Baaba Maal et al.  –  Three Little Birds  –  Playing for Change 2
Anath  –  Rapture  –  Rapture
Dolapdere Big Gang  –  Smoke on the Water  –  Local Strangers
Mandragora Tango Orchestra  –  Espíritu Adolescente (Smells Like Teen Spirit)  –  Let’s Have Dinner and Go Dancing with the Mandragora Tango Orchestra
Baba Yaga  –  Back in the USSR  –  Secret Combination
Merengada  –  No Woman No Cry  –  Claude Challe Presents Lovely Reprises By K’lid
Lamatumba  –  Non Tes Corazón  –  A Orbita da Banda Hipnotica
Ojos de Brujo  –  Get Up, Stand Up! (live)  –  Techari Live

Hour 2
Boom Pam  –  Alakazam  –  Alakazam
The Jolly Boys  –  I Fought the Law  –  Great Expectation
Rachid Taha  –  Rock El Casbah  –  Rock El Casbah
Divoký srdce (Wild Heart)  –  Nebeští jezdci (Ghost Riders)  –  Pozdní sběr (Late Harvest)
The Cat Empire  –  Hotel California  –  Triple J Like A Version
Wilman de Jesus  –  Walk Like an Egyptian  –  Walk Like an Egyptian EP
Kar Èeš Brass Band  –  Shake Your Body Down to the ground  –  Live in Cerkno 05
Da Cruz  –  Ethiopia  –  Sistema Subversiva
Susana Baca  –  Detras de la Puerta  –  Afrodiaspora
Mamadou Diabate  –  Dafina  –  Courage
Regina Carter  –  Artistiya  –  Reverse Thread
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80  –  Rise  –  From Africa with Fury: Rise

2011-05-27 NW Folklife Festival preview

With the NW Folklife Festival looming over this weekend, we took an hour to preview some of the global acts appearing, with a few extra Bulgarian tunes thrown in to honor the festivals focus this year on Bulgaria. In hour 2, mostly new releases. Have a great holiday weekend if you’re in the USA and a simply great weekend if you’re elsewhere. NW Folklife Festival - Seattle WA

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Hour 1
Picoso  –  Solo Se Van  –  Mas Picao
Tequila Mockingbird Ochestra  –  Granada Pt. II  –  The Tequila Mockingbird Ochestra
KlapaDooWapella  –  Omili Mi U Selu Divojka  –  KlapaDooWapella
Amir Beso  –  Gypsyland  –  Fatamorgana
Clinton Fearon & Boogie Brown Band  –  Rise Up  –  Give and Take
Di Nigunim  –  Havenu Shalom  –  Balagan
Ockham’s Razor  –  Jock Stewart  –  Wolves in the Walls
Orkestar Slivovica   –  Usti Usti Baba  –  single from band
Juliana & Pava  –  My Dear Bridesmaids  –  Let the Bird Fly
Ala Nar  –  Zeina  –  Ala Nar
Jony Iliev & band  –  Nasfalilo  –  Ma Maren Ma
Los Flacos  –  Hierbabuena  –  Rosa Celeste
Ivo Papasov & Yuri Yunikov  –  Lenorije Chaje  –  Rough Guide to the Music of Balkan Gypsies

Hour 2
Soema Montenegro  –  Flores del desierto  –  Passionaria
Deleon  –  Yo M’enamori  –  Casata
Umnachter Project  –  Wurzelwicht  –  Schall und Rauch
Kiran Ahluwalia  –  Yaar Naal  –  Aam Zameen / Common Ground
Playing For Change  –  Redemption Song  –  Playing for Change 2
Hadag Nahash  –  Maarbolet Shel Hol  –    _  6
Sergent Garcia  –  Vasito de Agua  –  Una y Otra Vez
Rob  –  Loose Up Yourself  –  Funky Rob Way
Lobi Traore  –  Jama  –  Bwati Kono
Mamadou Diabate  –  Bogna  –  Courage
Youssou N’Dour  –  Medina  –  Dakar-Kingston
Hadag Nahash  –  Lo Maspik  –    _  6

2011-05-25 Scatterlings of Africa

Mamdou Diabate - CourageHad the chance to guest-host the KAOS show Scatterlings of Africa, and had a great time choosing some less-known old and new tunes, along with a scattering of the big names in African music. If you need a place to start for more exploration, be sure to check out Mamadou Diabate’s gorgeous new album Courage. Thanks to Don for the chance to guest host!

Hour 1
Johnny Clegg & Savuka  –  Scatterlings of Africa  –  In My African Dream
London Afrobeat Collective  –  Survival of the Fittest  –  LAC
Ibrahim Djo Experience  –  Anchar Dalen  –  Azeman
Vieux Farka Toure  –  The Secret feat. Ali Farka Toure  –  The Secret
Chris Berry & the Panjea  –  Why Do We  –  Dancemakers
Dr Sir Warrior & The Oriental Brothers  –  Ilhe Chinyenre  –  Highlife Time Vol. 2
Mamadou Diabate  –  Humanity  –  Courage
Youssou N’Dour  –  Africa Dream Again  –  Dakar-Kingston
Yaaba Funk  –  Bukom Mashie  –  Afrobeast
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou –  Ye Ye We Nou Mi  –  The First Album

Hour 2
Ba Cissoko  –  Likhirin  –  Free Africa
Lionel Loueke  –  Abominwe  –  Virgin Forest
Lobi Traore   –  Banan Ni  –  Bwati Kono
Rajery  –  Tandremo  –  Sofera
113 Feat. Oumou Sangare  –  Voix du Mali  –  Dans L’urgence
JuJu (Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara )  –  Jombajo  –  In Trance
Euforquestra  –  Elegua  –  Explorations in Afrobeat
Polyrhythmics  –  Leggo My Relleno  –  Polyrhythmics
Terakaft  –  Amazzagh  –  Aratan N Azawad
Sally Nyolo  –  Tilma  –  Aaione
Simon Nwambeben  –  Awa  –  Bitibak 1

2011-05-20 World Music Top 10 CDs

Hadag Nahash - 6Time again for a run though the top 10 chart. Not some fluffy, predictable pop chart, but the globally esteemed Spin The Globe Top 10 Chart (it even gets capitalized!). Lots of new albums in this month’s chart, from the desert blues of Vieux Farka Toure (and some prominent guests) to the urban funk of Israeli group Hadag Nahash. In hour 2, you’ll find more new releases, along with some concert previews. Thanks for grooving globally with us!

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Hour 1
Malika Zarra  –  Mon Printemps / My Spring  –  #10 Berber Taxi
Vieux Farka Toure  –  Sankare Diadje  –  #9 The Secret
Ocote Soul Sounds  –  Cumbia la Magdalena  –  #8 Taurus
Azam Ali  –  Faith  –  #7 From the Night to the Edge of Day
M.A.K.U. Sound System  –  A Mi Señora  –  #6 Vamos Bien
Frank London’s Klezmer Brass Allstars  –  Who Knows One?  –  #5 The Rough Guide to Klezmer, 2nd Edition
Scharlatone  –  Gimi Moa  –  #4 Hals uber Kopf
Antwerp Gipsy-Ska Orkestra  –  Roma Project (ft.Kocani Orkestar)  –  #3 I Lumia Mo Kher
A Bossa Eletrica  –  Sem Escuridao  –  #2 Do Norte
Hadag Nahash  –  Ani Maamin  –    #1  6

Hour 2
Mamadou Diabate  –  Birigo Blues  –  Courage
Three Little Birds  –  Playing for Change  –  Playing For Change 2
Vanessa Lively  –  Estoy Volando  –  Uncovering Stones
Leningrad  –  Malen’kiy Mal’chik  –  Everything Is Illuminated OST
Loga Ramin Torkian  –  Chashme Jadu (your bewitching eyes)  –  Mehraab
Kiran Ahluwalia  –  Raqba  –  Aam Zameen (Common Ground)
Addis Acoustic Project  –  Yene Hassab  –  Tewesta (Remembrance)
Chancha via Circuito  –  La Revancha de Chancha ft. Fauna  –  Rio Arriba
Bola Johnson & His Easy Life Top Beats  –  E Ma S’eka  –  Nigeria 70: Sweet Times
Lionel Loueke  –  Kponnon Kpete  –  Virgin Forest
See-I  –  Inside Move  –  See-I
Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica  –  Terre Exotique  –  Third River Rangoon
Skatalites  –  Guns of Navarone  –  From Paris With Love
Samite  –  Olugendo  –  Embalasa

2011-05-06 World Music for Kids + Tigerstyle interview

tigerstyleWith the Giant Magnet Festival happening next week, gather the youngsters around the radio for two hours of great, kid-focused global music. And along with the music, a conversation with Pops of the UK-based bhangra group Tigerstyle, who play at Giant Magnet, then at the City of Bhangra festival in Vancouver, BC.

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Hour 1
Michael Franti & Spearhead  –  Hello Bonjour  –  Global Lingo
Moussu T e lei Jovents  –  Quand je la vois, je fonds  –  Putan de Cancon
Di Grine Kuzine  –  Karel’s Kumbia  –  Funky Pukanky
Ska Cubano  –  Malanga Ska (DJ Floro & Alex Acosta Remix)  –  The Rough Guide to Music for Children
The Coconut Heads  –  Busy  –  The Roots
Jaime Cuadra  –  Cholo Soy (edit)  –  Cholo Soy Peruvian Waltz Chillout
Kheswa  –  Beautiful Day  –  Picnic Playground
Mahotella Queens  –  Kgarebe Tsaga Mothusi [Mothusi’s Daughter]  –  Marriage Is a Problem
Tigerstyle  –  Heer  –  Mystics, Martyrs, and Maharajas
Zap Mama  –  Zap Bebes  –  Ancestry in Progress
Magnifico  –  Pismu Kumu (Rambo Rambo)  –  Magnification
Dick Lee  –  Wo Wo Ni Ni  –  The Mad Chinaman
Blind Blake  –  The Monkey Song  –  Native Caribbean Rhythms and Songs Sampler
Ca Chante  –  SMOD  –  SMOD
Ziggy Marley  –  I Love You Too  –  Family Time
Tigerstyle  –  Jatt mele Chaliya  –  Mystics, Martyrs, and Maharajas

Hour 2
interview with Pops from Tigerstyle (appearing at Giant Magnet festival)
Tigerstyle  –  Maan Doabe Daa  –  Mystics, Martyrs, and Maharajas
Tomas Gubitsch et al  –  Toma Que Toma  –  Songs of Innocence
Luminescent Orchestrii  –  Neptune’s Daughter  –  Neptune’s Daughter
Ladysmith Black Mambazo  –  Uthekwane (The Prettiest Bird?)  –  Songs from a Zulu Farm
Manu Chao  –  Bongo Bong  –  World Playground
Soznak  –  Tata y Mama  –  Dear Dad Tango
Teresa Cristina  –  Se a Alegria Existe  –  Brazilian Playground
Tony Rebel  –  Bare Necessities  –  Reggae for Kids Movie Classics
Jaime Cuadra  –  El Plebeyo  –  Cholo Soy Peruvian Waltz Chillout
Tony Allen & Tweak  –  Leroy  –  Rough Guide to African Music for Children
Lokua Kanza  –  Good Bye  –  Toyebi Te