Curtis Mayfield tribute, June featured artist Ernest Ranglin, and New Month/New Music
Monday June 2
Global Village tours the Caribbean for music from Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica and Puerto Rico from the Mini All Stars, the Buena Vista Social Club’s Ibrahim Ferrer, Jose Gonzalez, and Burning Spear – plus music from Tin Hat, Madagascar’s D’Gary and the Bambara Mystic Soul compilation.
Tuesday June 3
Global Village celebrates the birthday of soul legend Curtis Mayfield with music he did with the Impressions and as a solo artist, along with covers of his songs from Angelique Kidjo, Bunny Wailer, and the new album from Henry Brun & the Latin Playerz. Plus music from June featured artist Ernest Ranglin, and new music from Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, and the Latin Rare Groove compilation.
Strange Currency and Night Train will also celebrate Curtis Mayfield’s birthday tonight.
Wednesday June 4
Global Village explores some African sounds this time – music from the 2012 Festival in the Desert , one the rising stars of African music – Vieux Farka Toure (son of the great Ali Farka Toure), highlife master Chief Stephen Osadebe, Afroreggae pioneer Sonny Okosons, and Nigerian juju great, I.K. Dairo.
Thursday June 5
Global Village marks the birthday of influential contemporary Latin jazz trumpeter and percussionist Jerry Gonzalez; continues with more music from June featured artist Ernest Ranglin – this time as part of the Monty Alexander 7; and features music from Brave Combo and the latest releases from the Bahama Soul Club and Adnan Joubran.
Night Train will also feature music from Jerry Gonzalez tonight.
Friday June 6
The Global Village New Month/New Music show features the best of new world music releases. Highlights this time include: June featured artist Ernest Ranglin’s new album with the group Avila; Fela’s son, Seun Kuti with Egypt 80; Award winning singer Sia Tolno with legendary Afrobeat drummer and Fela musical director Tony Allen; Acclaimed kora master Toumani Diabate with his son Sidiki; Rare sounds from Southeast Asia on new compilations from Cambodia and Thailand; Classical harpist Catrin Finch with kora player Seckou Keita; And music from and inspired by India from Rakkatak, Kavita Shah and the Rough Guide to Indian Classical Music.