Hungary’s Szent István Day & Kora Family Lines With Aug. Featured Artist Toumani Diabate
Monday August 18
Global Village remembers Steely of the reggae duo Steely & Clevie on his birthday; highlights new music from Hollie Cook, Mike Marshall, and the Finding Fela soundtrack; and continues with more music from August featured artist, kora great Toumani Diabate, with music from his Djelika album, and as a guest with popular Malian duo, Amadou and Mariam.
Tuesday August 19
Global Village features music from acclaimed Spanish piper Carlos Nuñez with the Chieftains, music from the Silk Road, the Easy Star All-Stars reggae reworking of Michael Jackson’s Thriller album, the Incredible String Band, and the Miles from India project that brought together Indian musicians and jazz artists who worked with Miles Davis for inventive new world-jazz versions of his work.
Wednesday August 20
SPECIAL: Global Village celebrates Szent István or St. Stephen’s Day – a major holiday in Hungary that marks the founding of the country. The program highlights a wide array of Hungarian music – from regional and national traditional styles, to contemporary jazz, Balkanbeats and more. Among the artists featured - acclaimed vocalist Marta Sebestyen, award winning saxophonist Viktor Toth, world-jazz pioneer Gabor Szabo, and emerging stars on the Hungarian and world-folk scene, Sondorgo, who just released their second international album, Tamburocket Hungarian Fireworks.
Night Train will also feature some Hungarian jazz tonight for St. Stephen's Day.
Thursday August 21
Some fathers and sons (and a few other relations) are featured in this visit to the Global Village – including August featured artist Toumani Diabate, along with cousins Mamadou Diabate (who has a new solo kora album just out) and Ballake Sissoko, and his father and son, both named Sidiki. Plus Ziggy Marley with his sister Cedella, Fela’s son Seun Kuti heading up his father’s Egypt 80, and acclaimed Cuban pianists Bebo and (son) Chucho Valdes.
Friday August 22
Instrumental world sounds are in the spotlight in this visit to the Global Village, including Middle Eastern inspired jazz from Nashaz, Michael Wolff’s world-jazz Impure Thoughts, Jamaican jazz from the Jazz Jamaica All Stars, Afrobeat inspired music from the Outer Bridge Ensemble, Don Cherry’s pioneering Brown Rice album, and acclaimed Nordic ensemble Vasen.