Polka King Frankie Yankovic, RealWorld At 25, Lunasa, And New Month/New Music

Jul 25, 2014

Polka King Frankie Yankovic

Monday  July 28

Global Village celebrates the birthday of Polka King Frankie Yankovic, and continues with more music from the RealWorld label – the July feature – this time with music from Congolese rumba great Tabu Ley Rochereau, Cuba’s Orquesta Reve, Finland’s Varttina, and UK reggae band, Misty In Roots. Plus a salute to Buffalo Soldier Day from Bob Marley, and new music from Ziggy Marley and Fela’s son, Seun Kuti.

Tuesday July 29

Global Village highlights some African-inspired music from other parts of the world, including music from guitarist John Scofield’s Uberjam Deux album, D.C. based band Elikeh, Spain’s Alma Afrobeat Ensemble, and Canada’s Souljazz Orchestra – plus “Mother Africa” from Santana.

Wednesday  July 30

Global Village highlights ‘60s Latin funk band Mandrill, American Afrobeat group Antibalas, ‘60s Spanish ska band Los Telstars,  and acclaimed oudist and National Heritage fellow Simon Shaheen.

Celtic band Lunasa

Thursday  July 31

Happy Lunasa! Global Village celebrates that ancient Celtic festival marking the start of the harvest season with music from the Celtic band of the same name. Plus birthday salutes to world jazz artists Howard Levy and Michael Wolff, and a wrap-up of the July celebration of the 25th anniversary of the RealWorld label with music from Syriana, Amjad Ali Khan and the Imagined Village.

Friday August 1

NEW MONTH/NEW MUSIC SHOW – New releases are featured the first Friday of every month on all three evening music programs: Global Village, Strange Currency, and Crossroads. 

The latest release from Malian kora player and August featured artist Toumani Diabate
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Global Village features the best of new world music releases, highlights this time include:

Some intriguing and different sounds from Brazil from Mike Marshall, the Friends from Rio Project and Mestre Cupijó

World music for kids from Ella Jenkins and the Rough Guide to Latin Music for Children

Playing for Change 3

Tuareg group Imarhan Timbuktu

August featured artist Toumani Diabate with his son, Sidiki

And 1970s Algerian Folk & Pop