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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 Nov 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


Ballaké Sissoko & Toumani Diabaté “Bi Lambam”
from New Ancient Strings Album (Ryko/Rhino 1999)


Raghu Dixit “Hey Bhagwan”
from Antaragni | The Fire Within Album (Wrasse Records 2010)


Duo Jalal “Lost & Found”
from A Different World Album (Innova 2010)


Danilo Perez “gratitude”
from Panama 500 Album (Mack Avenue Records 2013)


Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band “Weigh Your Blessings”
from Chopteeth Album (Grigri Discs 2008)


So Kalmery “Makia”
from Bendera Album (Tinder 2001)


Idan Raichel “Brachot Le'Shana Chadasha (Blessings for the New Year)”
from The Idan Raichel Project Bonus Tracks Album (Cumbancha 2006)


Solomon and Socalled “7 Blessings”
from HipHopKhasene Album (Piranha 2003)


Cottonbelly “Give Thanks and Praise”
from X Amounts of Niceness Album (Wrong Records 2004)


Kapela Maliszów “Zawislocek”
from Wiejski Dzez Album (Unzipped Fly 2017)


Hugh Masekela “send me”
from Time Album (Columbia 2002)


Cheick Tidiane Seck “blessing”
from Guerrier Album (UMC 2013)


Kobo Town “Beautiful Soul”
from Independence Album (Kobo Town 2006)

Like everything else, times are approximate. Spinitron and this station are not liable for errors or omissions.