Category Archives: Wo’ Pop

R.I.P. Cheb I Sabbah

I first met Cheb i Sabbah as most people did: through his music. I had been a lover of classical Indian music for years, and was completely transfixed by Chebiji’s reworking of these classics for the intelligent dancefloor. His debut album Shri Durga was a staple for me whenever I closed a set in theRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: La Sera at the Nordstrom French Fling

Get ready for a très chic celebration this Thursday, October 10th! Nordstrom Downtown Seattle is launching a new series of pop-up shops, featuring a handpicked selection of goods, including exclusive and limited-edition items. The first series: an homage to all things French. Join KEXP’s DJ Sharlese from 6:00 to 8:00 PM as she spins FrenchRead more…

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Live Video: Sidi Touré

The latest album from Malian songwriter and guitarist Sidi Touré, released in the US by Thrill Jockey, is called Koïma, named for a dune near his home city of Gao. “Koïma” can be translated to mean “go hear”, and the dune, which sits at the edge of the Niger River, is said to be aRead more…

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2012 Top Ten List Spotlight: Darek Mazzone

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2012, leading up to our 2012 Top Album Countdown, as voted on by our listeners! Voting ends on Friday, December 21st, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 28th to hear if your picksRead more…

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2012 Top Ten List Spotlight: DJ Rhythma

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2012, leading up to our 2012 Top Album Countdown, as voted on by our listeners! Voting ends on Friday, December 21st, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 28th to hear if your picksRead more…

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Song of the Day: Maga Bo – No Balanço da Canoa

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s selection, featured during our Summer Fundraising Drive, is “No Balanço da Canoa” by Maga Bo,Read more…

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Goths In Trees Day: KEXP DJ & Staff Photos, Part One

Goths In Trees Day has finally descended upon us, like Peter Murphy descending on stage during a Bauhaus concert. With Robert Smith of The Cure turning 53 years old tomorrow, and Earth Day being celebrated on Sunday, KEXP has decided to honor BOTH these annual events at once with goth music, odes to trees andRead more…

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2011 Top Ten List Spotlight: DJ Rhythma

The KEXP DJs hear thousands of albums every year, but in 2011, which ten really stood out for them? Find out as KEXP looks at each DJ’s list through the month of December, leading up to our 2011 Top 90.3 Countdown, as voted on by YOU, the KEXP listener! We’ve extended the voting, so itRead more…

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2011 Top Ten List Spotlight: Darek Mazzone

The KEXP DJs hear thousands of albums every year, but in 2011, which ten really stood out for them? Find out as KEXP looks at each DJ’s list through the month of December, leading up to our 2011 Top 90.3 Countdown, as voted on by YOU, the KEXP listener! Voting ends on Monday, December 19th,Read more…

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Wo’ Pop band profile: Hanggai

The Mongolian folk music band out of Beijing, Hanggai, recently headlined a show at Chicago’s Millennium Park and are set to play at the Fuji Rock festival July 29 (Niigata, Japan) with big names like Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Chemical Brothers, Beach House and a slew of others. Like recent pop bands taking up banjos andRead more…

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