17 Hippies Play Guitar and George Harrison's Birthday
Monday, Feb. 24 2014
Global Village highlights a live set from flamenco guitar great Paco de Lucia, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band’s 35th anniversary release, acclaimed Balkan brass band group - the Boban and Marko Markovic Orkestar, and the great Jamaican guitarist and ska pioneer Ernest Ranglin.
Tuesday, Feb. 25 2014
SPECIAL: Global Village remembers George Harrison on his birthday with music he did with the Beatles, on solo albums, and as a guest artist with Ravi Shankar, plus covers of his songs from Beatlejazz, Soulive, Easy Star All Stars, the Skatalites, Larry Coryell and more.
Wednesday, Feb. 26 2014
Global Village celebrates birthdays of Johnny Cash (with a couple of classics from his Sun Records days), Crescent City legend Fats Domino, and baritone saxophonist (and member of the world-jazz group, TriBeCaStan) Claire Daly. Plus more from February featured artist Angelique Kidjo, and new music from border rock veteran Joe King Carrasco, Roma rocker Kal, and the Brazilian Beats 7 compilation.
Thursday, Feb. 27 2014
Global Village highlights some guitars from around the globe this time – including the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet from their Latin album; classical guitarist Liona Boyd from her Spanish Album; Leni Stern’s new Senegalese project, Jelell; a new release teaming up gypsy jazz guitarist Adrian Raso with the gypsy brass band, Fanfare Ciocarlia; and a track from the album 17 Hippies Play Guitar with guest guitarists Mark Ribot and Jacob Ilja.
Friday, Feb. 28, 2014
Global Village wraps up a month-long feature of music from Angelique Kidjo with a track from her new album, Eve, featuring Dr. John; music from her first Parisian album Parakou; and a guest with acclaimed South African singer-songwriter Vusi Mahlasela. Plus birthday salutes to European world-jazz pioneer Pierre Doerge and Latin jazz and soul percussion great Willie Bobo.