Monday April 14
Global Village highlights women of Africa, including acclaimed Malian singer Oumou Sangare; Dee Dee Bridgewater from her Malian-inspired Red Earth album; the final album from Cape Verde’s Cesaria Evora; and the Juno Award winning tribute to Miriam Makeba from Lorraine Klaasen. acclaimed Cajun band Beausoleil, Buena Vista Social Club artist Eliades Ochoa, and a Latin soul raritie from Flash & the Dynamics.
Tuesday April 15
Global Village highlights guitarists in this visit – including music from Santana, English folk favorite John Renbourn, the latest African project from Leni Stern, and some Latin Grammy-winning music from flamenco guitarist Tomatito with April featured artist Paco de Lucia. Plus new music from West Saharan artist Aziza Brahim, U.K. Afro-Brazilian and Afro-funk group Da Lata, and Balkan music meets jazz in the latest release from Serbia’s Boris Kovac.
Wednesday April 16
Global Village marks the birthday of world-jazz early adopter Herbie Mann, continues with more from April featured artist Paco de Lucia (this time from his critically acclaimed Zyryab album), and highlights new music from the groundbreaking Haiti Direct compilation and the solo debut of Adnan Joubran from Le Trio Joubran.
Thursday April 17
Global Village celebrates Bat Appreciation Day (around the time of year bats emerge from hibernation) and also birthdays of South African jazz bassist Sipho Gumede and American percussionist and African folklorist Chief Bey. Plus more music from April featured artist Paco de Lucia, this time from a traditional project he did that was dedicated to his mother, Luzia - and also new music from Sudanese-Italian singer Amira Kheir and Dave Sharp’s Secret 7
Friday April 18
Global Village marks Zimbabwean Independence Day with artists from Zimbabwe, including Thomas Mapfumo, whose chimurgena music was an integral part of the independence movement, such popular groups as Robson Banda & the New Black Eagles and the Four Brothers, and also Dumisani Maraire with the Kronos Quartet. Plus a birthday salute to reggae singer Hortense Ellis and more music from April featured artist Paco de Lucia.