Monday, June 26
Global Village celebrates Independence Day of Madagascar, the date in 1960 when the island nation, renowned for both its unique ecology and captivating music, achieved full independence and marked there as a major public holiday. We’ll hear music from two groundbreaking compilations that introduced Malagasy music to an international audience – Madagasikara and A World Out of Time – along with individual releases from a number of key artists and groups. Among those featured in this show – Tarika, D’Gary, Dama, Rossy, Jaojoby, and a new release from the super group Toko Telo.
Tuesday, June 27
Global Village continues the June Islands feature with a trip to Jamaica for some reggae and reggae influenced music from Bob Marley, his son Ziggy Marley, Jamaican guitar legend Ernest Ranglin, highlife-reggae-soul group Selasee & the Fafa Family and more.
Wednesday, June 28
As part of the June Islands feature, Global Village heads to Prince Edward Island to showcase music from three talented contemporary folk ensembles: Vishten, the East Pointers, and Ten Strings and a Goatskin. Also music from indigenous Canadian artist Buffy Sainte-Marie, an exquisite new release from Duo Sabil, the latest from Sweden’s Vasen, Sandy Denny with Fotheringay, and Herbie Hancock’s Imagine Project.
Thursday, June 29
A special edition of Global Village exploring music of the Tuareg. These nomads of the Sahara have captured international attention in recent years (following the release of the groundbreaking Radio Tisdas Sessions album from the pioneering band, Tinariwen) with a contemporary guitar band sound rooted in Tuareg traditions. Over time a number of groups have emerged, bringing new influences into the music as well. We’ll explore everything from the earliest international Tuareg releases from Tinariwen and Tartit to impressive later releases from Bombino, Imarhan, Ezza, and more.
Friday, June 30
Global Village celebrates Independence Day of the Democratic Republic of Congo with music from some of the many great artists and bands that have come from that country. Highlights include music from soukous giants Franco and Tabu Ley Rochereau, the all-star lineups of the Four Stars and Kekele, one of the great female stars of Congolese music M’Bilia Bel, the father of Congolese Rumba Wendo Kolosoy, and two contemporary bands that harken back to the classic Congolese rumba sound, Black Bazar and Mbongwana Star.