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Wakin on a Pretty Day with Kurt Vile

Kurt Vile is almost a little too "hip" to be extremely outgoing during a performance, but that's why we love him, right? To quote one of my new friends from Alabama whom I met at Bonnaroo Music Festival, "Kurt seemed…

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Bonaroo Arch By Flickr User Shannon McGee

Ready for the Heat at Bonnaroo Music Festival?

I'm getting ready to take on the beating sun in Tennessee. The Bonnaroo Music Festival is held annually at the Great Stage Park in Manchester, at the historic location of "The Farm", about an hour South East of Nashville. I am excited to represent KZSC at a large-scale event such as this one, and I hope you can follow my check-ins during the weekend! Tame Impala, LCD Soundsystem, J.Cole, The Internet, and many others.
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New World Charts!!!!

Spring is here, summer is slowly (but surely) coming, and KZSC is airing exciting new tunes for YOU to get back into the school groove. Here are the top ten tracks currently in World at KZSC. 1 Sainkho Namtchylak-Like A Bird…

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New World Charts!

As we are approaching Week 9 in the quarter, we could all use some new, upbeat, and expressive music to get us through our studies. Boogarins, a psychadellic rock band that formed in Brazil, just released their new album "Manual…

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World Charts and Preview of Wouter Kellerman

In Wouter Kellerman's album Love Language, he focuses on classical flute styles intertwined with Roots music. Kellerman's mixture of contemporary music, and traditional musical styles from South Africa, brings a refreshing new spin on classical flute instrumentation. He's worked with…

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New World Charts!

"Junun" is still our number one for the top ten new world tracks. Even so, stay tuned for new artists climbing up the ranks. Such as Carla Morrison, Grupo Fantasma, and Wouter Kellerman. Stay Worldly Slugs. Top Ten: Jonny Greenwood/Shye…

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New World Charts- 2016!!!

El niño is approaching and KZSC has a storm of its own! Here are the new musical releases to look for as we enter the new year. Stay worldly. Jonny Greenwood/Shye Ben Tzur/Rajastahan Express-Junun Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet-Intercambio Karavan Sarai…

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World Charts- last week of October

Finally, at the end of the tenth month, it looks like we're getting some beautiful little rain drops here and there! Luckily, KZSC is always getting beautiful little drops of new world music for all types of weather. In fact,…

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New World Charts- Third week of August

This week's world music top 10 are steady, with last week's adds picking up well. Cuban son and song coming from Dayme Arocena and Quarter Street are perfect for this unexpected summer heat. Chico Trujillo also come with their new style…

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New World Charts- second week of August

Well it's already August! Some kids are already heading off Back-to-School (because we all know this magic event deserves a hyphenated proper noun) and us on the quarter system are in the second half of our summer sessions. For driving…

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New World Charts: End of July

This week's new world chart for your summer soundtrack! In our top spot we have Mexican pop-rock star Natalia Lafourcade, with her new and more mellow album, with a more traditional instrumentation. Mbongwana Star with their debut has a wonderfully…

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World Charts- End of June

It's the end of the first month of summer! Here's what's new in world for your summer soundtrack. In our top 3 we have new son from the Buena Vista Social Club, electronic New Delhi duo Midival Punditz, and the latest from…

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Cultural celebration at UCSC

"We all smile in the same language" That's this year's tagline for UCSC's Multicultural Festival. What better way to discover a little piece of their experience than through our most common human enjoyments: food and music! This year's featured artists are: Rocky Rivera and La Santa Cecilia. The Multicultural Festival will take place this Saturday, May 16th from 12pm-6pm. Open to all, a great family event! The festival takes place at Oakes College's lower lawn.
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SambaDá: a new album and Moe’s Alley performance May 9th

Locally based AfroBrazilian group SambaDá celebrates the release of their new album "Ritual" for 2015. It will be their first record with Senegal native and drum master Ibou Ngom, playing the djembe, sabar, and talking drum, and bass player Etienne Franc. Ritual also features special guest contributions…

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Tal National: Moe’s Alley May 5th

In a journey that began with selling their CDs on street corners, to becoming the most popular band in Niger, now Tal National is promoting their new album Zoy Zoy and on tour, playing Moe's Alley May 5th. Tal National's members represent…

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New World Charts-mid April

Will April showers bring us May flowers? Well in the meantime lets check out this shower of new world music here at KZSC! In out top 10 this week we have Salt Petal's Sea Monster. This tropicál group from L.A…

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