Latin Styles, World Guitars, Spring Break In The Caribbean, Music Of China & Hug A Medievalist

Mar 27, 2017

Pianist Chucho Valdes

Monday, March 27

Global Village devotes the show to Latin releases – including Afro- Cuban, contemporary Latin rock, Latin jazz and Afro-Latin music. Artists featured include legendary pianist Chucho Valdes with his tribute to Irakere, the pioneering Cuban band he co-founded;  U.S. based cumbia, boogaloo, and Latin rock bands Xixa, Grupo Fantasma, and Spanglish Fly; acclaimed Spanish singer Buika; bassist and jazz educator Carlos Henriquez; and Amadou Balake and Orchestra Baobab –  African performers who incorporated Cuban influences into their work.

Tuesday, March 28

Some global guitars this time in the Global Village including Indian electric guitarist Prasanna, Indian slide guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya, Jamaican guitar legend Ernest Ranglin, the flamenco guitar/ukulele duo of Pepe Romero and Daniel Ho, the Montreal Guitare Trio, and Thomas Mapfumo.

Bob Marley and the Wailers

Wednesday, March 29

Global Village takes a Spring Break trip to the Caribbean for some warmer sounds from countries in or bordering on the Caribbean Sea – including Jamaica (the Paragons with John Holt, Bob Marley & the Wailers), Mexico (Sones de Mexico), the Dominican Republic (Francisco Ulloa), Barbados (Coalishun), Trinidad (the steel drum classic, Pan Rising, from Ritmos Unidos), and Haiti (Boulpik and Sweet Micky).

Thursday, March 30

Global Village highlights music from China in performances from internationally renowned pipa player Wu Man, U.S.-based Chinese performer and educator Gao Hong, and the oldest and largest Chinese orchestra in America – the Chinese Music Ensemble of New York. Plus music from Spain’s Buika and Diego Amador, and Scotland’s John Martyn and Griselda Sanderson.

Trio Mediaeval in celebration of Hug a Medievalist Day

Friday, March 31

March 31st is Hug a Medievalist Day (really…you can read about it in the links below). Global Village celebrates one of its favorite holidays with music from and inspired by the Middle Ages from DOA, Kirk Elliott & the Orchestra of Unmitigated Gaul, Radio Tarifa, Trio Mediaeval, the Dufay Collective, Jordi Savall with Hesperion XXI, and more.