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Spin The Globe (Music)


The show’s motto is Live Locally, Groove Globally, and it’s taken seriously! Hear upbeat music from the world over on this spirited celebration of musical culture in traditional and hybrid forms. You will hear all kinds of music from around the world, from Quawwali to Cajun, from sacred to secular, from Pakistani brass bands to klezmer. I’m especially fond of music that’s been through the blender–on “blend,” not on “puree”–such as the Turkish funk of Brooklyn Funk Essentials or the funky Nubian wedding music of Ali Hassan Kuban. I keep your feet and heart moving at the end of a long week or the beginning of a fun weekend. I also bring you interviews of musicians, authors, and others impacting the world of “world music.” Guests have included Jewish ethnomusicologist Yale Strom, the all-woman Tuvan throat-singing group Tyva Kyzy, accordian-playing Khmer Rouge survivor Daran Kravanh, African jazz great Hugh Masekela, and uncategorizable groups like Vagabond Opera, among many others.

Fri Feb 24th 2017 10.00am–12.00pm

R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links help support the station.

Time zone: pacific


Cesaria Evora “Carnaval de São Vicente”
from Cafe Atlántico Album (Lusafrica 1999)


Dejan's Olympia Brass Band “The New Second Line”
from Here Come Da Great Olympia Band Album (Preservation Hall 2009)


The Original Pinettes Brass Band “Mardi Gras in New Orleans”
from Finally Album (The Original Pinettes Brass Band 2013)


Bat Makumba “Lua bonita”
from Bat Makumba Album (Bat Makumba Records 2003)


Manu Dibango “African Carnaval”
from Africadelic Album (Hi&fly records 2009)


Mighty Panther “Barbados Carnival”
from Calypso Comp (Putumayo 2002)


Bo Dollis and The Wild Magnolias “Golden Crown”
from I'm Back...At Carnival Time! Album (Rounder 1990)


Los Po-Boy-Citos “Big Chief”
from New Orleans Latin Soul Album (Super Ultra Mega 2009)


Treme Brass Band “Hey Pocky Away”
from Treme Traditions Album (Mardi Gras Records 2011)


SambaDa “Manha”
from Salve a Bahia Album (SambaDa 2006)


Maracatu New York “Baque de Brooklyn” Album (Nation Beat Music 2013)


Harry Belafonte “don't Stop the Carnival”
from Banana Boat Song Album (Golden Stars 1973)


Rebirth Brass Band “Do Whatcha Wanna”
from Ultimate New Orleans Brass Comp (Mardi Gras Records 2014)


Atilla the Hun “History of Carnival” Single (unknown 1935)


Lord Pretender “human race”
from The Rough Guide to Calypso Gold Comp (World Music Network 2008)


Maria De Barros “manha de Carnaval”
from Nha Mundo Album (Narada 2003)


¡Cubanismo! “Mardi Gras Mambo (feat. John Boutté & The Yockamo All-Stars)”
from Mardi Gras Mambo - ¡Cubanismo! In New Orleans (feat. John Boutté & The Yockamo All-Stars) Album (Ryko/Rhino 2000)


Max Pollak “big chief”
from RumbaTap Album (Max Pollak 2015)


Nation Beat “Canto da Ema / All On a Mardi Gras Day (feat. Cha Wa)”
from Carnival Caravan - EP EP (Nation Beat Music 2000)

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