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globeIn collaboration with WXYC 89.3 FM, UNC’s student-run radio station, the UNC Global Area Studies Centers launched a monthly radio program in 2006. Running through Spring 2014, the Global Music Show focused on a particular world region each month, integrating both music from that area of the world and relevant expertise from guest scholars at UNC-Chapel Hill. Each broadcast — more than 60 archived below — is a live “lesson” interspersing records with a discussion of the history and context of the music.

Recent Broadcasts

Title: The Old and the New in African Music AVAILABLE IN PLAYLIST NOW
Hosts: David Pier, assistant professor of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies at UNC, and Katie Hjerpe, WXYC host
Airdate: May 28, 2014
Sponsoring Area Studies Center: Africa Studies Center (ASC)

Global Music Show Archives: 2012-2014

Month and Year Title Contributing Center
January 2012 The Popular Music of East Asia CAC
February 2012 ¡Viva Cackalacky! Latin American and Latino Music From North Carolina ISA
April 2012 Scottish Bagpiping and Music of the 21st Century CES
October 2012 Congo: Beat Making Lab CGI
November 2012 A Short History of Our Rebellions: Three Takes On Music From Eastern Europe CSEEES
January 2013 Songs of Passion, Devotion and Revolution CAC
February 2013 ¡Viva Cackalacky! Latin Music in the New South ISA
March 2013 Senegalo-Malian Music of West Africa ASC
April 2013 The (Re)Invention of the Chanson Française CES
September 2013 Underground Music and the Arab Uprisings CCSMEMC
October 2013 Alternative Energy and Alternative Music in Denmark Sweden and Germany CGI
November 2013 Cross-Cultural Sampling in Hip-Hop Between the United States and Central Europe CSEEES
March 2014 A Magical Mystic’s Tour The Music and Poetry of Sufism and Mysticism CAC
March 2014 Transcultural Genre The History and Roots of Salsa Music Across Latin Communities ISA
May 2014 The Old and the New in African Music ASC

Global Music Show Archives: 2009-2011

Month and Year Title Contributing Center
January 2009 From Flamenco to Pop Contemporary Music of Spain CES
February 2009 Brazilian Composer Roberto Sergio de Oliveira ISA
March 2009 Miriam Makeba Her Music and Legacy ASC
April 2009 Melodies of Water China’s Guzheng Music (coming soon) CAC
September 2009 Middle Eastern Sufi Groove CCSMEMC
October 2009 Music as Message Global Connections through Song CGI
November 2009 From Saint to Screen Music of Devotion and Desire in India and Pakistan CSAS
January 2010 Folk Music of Southern Italy Pizzica and Neo-Pizzica CES
January 2010 From Tradition to Fusion Polish Folk Scene CSEEES
February 2010 Electrolatino Latin Identity in an Electronic World ISA
March 2010 Wooyo! (Sing!) Representing the Politics of Contemporary Women’s Music in Senegal ASC
April 2010 The Songs Behind Asian Films CAC
September 2010 Persian Music From Traditional to Modern CCSMEMC
October 2010 Music of Tanzania CGI
November 2010 Courtesan Cabaret South Asia CSAS
January 2011 Asian Garage ROCKS! CAC
February 2011 Charanga Carolina and Orquestra GarDel Making Salsa and Timba Music in the Triangle ISA
March 2011 African Music of Power and Privilege ASC
April 2011 Nachahmer Rock Investigating the Sounds of German ‘Copycat’ Pop CES
May 2011 Eastern European Lullabies CSEEES
September 2011 Poetic Portraits of a Revolution Egypt CCSMEMC
October 2011 City of Sound: Mapping the Urban Rhythms of Dakar CGI
November 2011 Popular Music in Kazan CSEEES

Global Music Show Archives: 2006-2008

Month and Year Title Contributing Center
January 2006 Sufism Music and Culture CCSMEMC
February 2006 Rap and the Riots in France CES
April 2006 How I Escaped Karaoke Contemporary Chinese Rock and Pop Since 1995 CAC
April 2006 Senegal Music and Culture ASC
August 2006 Mexican-American Immigration CGI
September 2006 The Politics of Czech Rock ‘n Roll 1968 to 2006 CSEEES
October 2006 Diversity in Brazilian Popular Music ILAS
November 2006 Music from the Axis of Evil Exploring Iran & Iraq CCSMEMC
December 2006 The Rebirth of Cool in Italy CES
February 2007 Abdullah Ibrahim & South African Jazz ASC
March 2007 Pan Asia Pop! CGI
April 2007 Music from the Other Caribbean Unexpected Styles & Fusions ILAS
May 2007 Kvartalnata Krachma and the Club Touring the Underground Bulgarian Music Scene Post 1989 CSEEES
August 2007 From Dervish to Grunge Sounds from Turkey CCSMEMC
September 2007 Irish Stew CES
October 2007 Australian Political Rock: Not Just Sex and Drugs CAC
November 2007 Afrobeat and Modern Nigeria ASC
January 2008 Keep on Moving: The Music of Immigration CGI
January 2008 The Political Song of Latin America ISA
February 2008 The Silk Road Music Across the Kyrgyz Mountains CCSMEMC
March 2008 Nederhop: Hip Hop From the Netherlands CES
October 2008 Contemporary Music of Japan CAC
October 2008 Sufi Music: Love & Ecstasy, Human & Divine CCSMEMC
November 2008 Music From the Island of Venus Folk Music of Cyprus CGI
December 2008 Music of the Balkans CSEEES
Each Global Music Show includes several music tracks for the education of our audiences. The original copyright holders of individual songs retain their copyrights.

Lesson Plans

Lesson plans are prepared for select editions of the show. Please download them here and distribute freely.

PDF  Cross-Cultural Sampling in Hip-Hop Between the US and Central Europe (CES/CSEEES Nov. 2013)
PDF  The (Re)Invention of the Chanson française (CES April 2013)
PDF  Scottish Bagpiping and Music of the 21st Century (CES April 2012)
PDF  Nachahmer Rock: Investigating the Sounds of German ‘Copycat’ Pop (CES April 2011)
PDF  Folk Music of Southern Italy: Pizzica and Neo-Pizzica (CES Jan. 2010)
PDF  From Flamenco to Pop: Contemporary Music of Spain (CES Jan. 2009)
PDF  Nederhop: Hip Hop from the Netherlands (CES March 2008)
PDF  Irish Stew (CES Sept. 2007)
PDF  The Rebirth of Cool in Italy (CES Dec. 2006)
PDF  Rap and the Riots in France (CES Feb. 2006)