Monday, October 3
Global Village marks the birthday of Sting with music he did with the Police, as a solo artist, and with the Corsican band I Muvrini – along with covers of his songs from the String Cheese Incident, the Tierney Sutton Band, and Grazyna Auguscik with Paulinho Garcia. Global Village also kicks off the October Steel Guitars Around the World feature with Indian slide guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya.
Tuesday, October 3
Though we are primarily featuring steel guitar this month, Global Village this time explores some other global guitars - including English folk great John Renbourn, Indian electric guitarist Prasanna, Mali’s Boubacar Traore, flamenco guitarist Raul Rodriguez, and the meeting of flamenco and classical guitar from Pedro Soler & Philippe Mouratoglou.
Wednesday, October 4
Global Village marks World Animal Day, an event that traces its roots back to 1920s Berlin and is dedicated to bringing attention to issues of animal welfare and protection. Global Village marks the occasion with a wide array of animal songs from Adrian Belew, 9Bach, Roaring Lion, Pink Martini, Manu Dibango, Buena Vista Social Club and more.
Thursday, October 5
Global Village highlights some global drums this time – including pioneering Nigerian drummer Olatunji with special guest Carlos Santana; legendary Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen with the Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra; drummer Henry Cole with the Afrobeat Collective, and Taiko drums join Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble. Plus music from Haiti’s Lakou Mizik, Scotland’s Breabach, and Snarky Puppy’s Bill Laurance.
Friday, October 6
It’s New Month/New Music time in the Global Village. Each month, Global Village devotes an entire show to the best of new world music releases, and among the highlights this time:
Afrobeat legend Tony Allen’s new Blue Note album
New afrobeat from Brooklyn’s Antibalas
Acclaimed contemporary classical group Kronos Quartet teamed up with Malian masters Trio da Kali
Tunisian oud master Anouar Brahem with jazz legends Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette
A new Rough Guide compilation of music from West Africa
And neo-folk from Italian neo-pizzica group Officina Zoe and Spanish acoustic guitarist Pipo Romero.