Entries by World Music Director

New World Music

On the way to Memorial Day weekend, our world music “repeat plays” go to electronic group Thievery Corporation with their fantastic twist on classic bossa nova, Tuareg musicians Tinariwen’s newest album and the latest psychedelic tropicália from Caetano Veloso. Here’s the Top Ten: 1 THIEVERY CORPORATION-Saudade 2 TINARIWEN – Emmaar 3 CAETANO VELOSO –  Abracaco 4 […]

Flor de Cana April 22nd

KZSC World Music department’s been getting some excellent new Latin music lately. From salsa to cumbia to bossa nova, we’re all groovin’ to the smooth spring rhythms, feeling the love for “tropicál” and finding some really cool influences & technologies going into the development of today’s Latin music scene. If you’d like to check out […]

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 […]