Christmas Special, Charles Neville, African Guitars & Wrapping Up Our 10th Anniversary

Dec 22, 2017

Global Village features the Westminster Concert Bell Choir

Monday, December 25

Not a silent night, but a quiet one as Global Village marks the holiday season with some traditional, folk, and generally more gentle seasonal songs from around the globe - including holiday Hawaiian slack key and flamenco guitar, the Westminster Concert Bell Choir, Loreena McKennitt, Anuna, Chaise Lounge, Boys of the Lough, and Brazilian singer Joyce.

Tuesday, December 26

Global Village heads to the Caribbean for music from Cuba, Jamaica, Trinidad, Martinique, and more. Artists featured include Cuba’s acclaimed Buena Vista Social club, also Kali, the Solo Harmonites, Ray Obiedo, and Playing for Change 3. Plus some Caribbean inspired music from jazz great Ornette Coleman.

Global Village highlights African guitarists including Malian artist Boubacar Traore

Wednesday, December 27

Global Village highlights African guitarists including Malian artists Boubacar Traore, Ali Farka Toure, and Djelimady Tounkara, along with Benin’s Lionel Loueke, and from Madagascar, guitarist D’Gary. Plus new music from Songhoy Blues, Taj Mahal with Keb’Mo, and piper and Kila member Eoin Dillon.

Global Village celebrates the birthday of saxophonist and percussionist Charles Neville

Thursday, December 28

Global Village celebrates the birthday of saxophonist and percussionist Charles Neville with music he did with the Neville Brothers, Wild Tchoupitoulas, the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble and Diversity. Plus new music from Da Cruz, Orchestre Les Mangelepa, Bokante, and the Indian Groove compilation.

Friday, December 29

Global Village ends the year the way it began and the way the show began 10 years ago in January of 2007. We kicked off the program – and our 10th anniversary celebrations - with a countdown of the Top 10 world music favorites of 2006. It was the first feature on Global Village and showcased a diverse and surprising collection of music from across Africa, Europe, Central and South America. It’s a tradition Global Village has continued every year since and will once again in January when the show looks back at the best world music of 2017.