Tag Archives: world music

20 Key Albums (#1173)

You’ve seen the social media threads with people posting their 10 favorite albums or the 15 best concerts. Well this show highlights 20 albums that were Spin The Globe’s gateway to more global music. From western musicians introducing other global sounds (thanks, Stewart Copeland, David Byrne, and Paul Simon!) to albums I stumbled across in used CD stores (Moana & the Moa Hunters, Rossy, township music compilations), these are some of the sounds that led me deeper into the “world music” rabbit hole. Thanks for that!

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Top 10 World Music Albums, may edition (#1172)

Selections from the ten best new global releases, plus other music old and new in the second hour of the show.

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Global Tunes From the Crypt (#1161)

I’ve been doing some spring cleaning, and have uncovered some great, underappreciated world music gems. I’ve dusted them off and organized them into a playlist that will delight and surprise you.

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Global Cover Songs (STG #1143)

A slew of cover songs this week — with artists from Brazil, Tuva, Benin, Cuba, Russia, and beyond covering songs by Guns N’ Roses, The Clash, Iron Butterfly, Talking Heads, Queen, Michael Jackson, and much more.

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