Entries by World Music Director

Latest World Music

How’s your spring break? If the pollen count and your allergies are keeping you inside, you can still sit back and travel the globe like a jet setter with new releases discovered by the KZSC World Music Department. Tops this week are the funky-jazzy Canadian group Souljazz Orchestra, traditional/original Nubian musicians Alsarah & The Nubatones, […]

Newest World Music

The Ides of March turned out to be a bummer for Caesar, however it also marked the beginning of the new year for the Romans. It’s a new season of world music releases at KZSC including station favorites from the experimental fusion group Beats Antique, internationally acclaimed Tuareg guitarist Bombino plus the collaborative work of Sudanese vocalist Alsarah with […]

Extra Large March 15th

“Extra large what?” Well, this isn’t a “what”, it’s a “who”. Local favorites Extra Large have been called “uniquely Santa Cruz” by serving up their supersized sound of reggae, Latin, hip-hop, funk, and rock for years. Voted “Best Band” for many years by Santa Cruz Weekly and Good Times readers, Extra Large blends original material […]

End of January World Charts

Hey folks! The first month of the new year is over, and here are your world charts for its close. Check it! 1 SULTANS OF STRING Symphony Red River-McKhool 2 BEATS ANTIQUE A Thousand Faces, Act I Beats Antique 3 ANOUSHKA SHANKAR Traces Of You Deutsche Grammophon 4 OMAR SOULEYMAN Wenu Wenu Ribbon 5 BOOM […]

Sukhawat Ali Khan November 16th

This talented 11th generation Sufi singer followed custom and tradition; he was trained at a young age by his father. After working with many different musicians while touring around the world, Ali Khan has skillfully blended Western influences into his traditional Sufi and classical Hindustani training.  Now embarking upon his Bay Area Laaj Tour, Ali Khan […]

New World Charts Finishing up August

The last week of August’s new world, yo! Chico Trujillo and Gogol Bordello getting the top spots, Femi Kuti still a fav! 1 CHICO TRUJILLO Gran Pecador Barbes 2 GOGOL BORDELLO Pura Vida Conspiracy ATO 3 FEMI KUTI No Place For My Dream Knitting Factory 4 VIEUX FARKA TOURE Mon Pays Six Degrees 5 BOMBINO […]