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Mon December 2, 2013
What's On: Week of December 2
Monday December 2
Global Village has an attack of ‘accordion-mania,’ with some great squeezebox sounds from Brazil, Italy, Colombia, and the Balkans by way of Toronto in this edition of the show. Plus classics from Peter Tosh and Celia Cruz, along with the Congolese group Staff Benda Bilili and Italian neo-folk master Enzo Avitabile.
Tuesday December 3
Global Village marks the birthday of acclaimed Italian film score composer Nino Rota and also remembers innovative drummer Chico Hamilton, who passed away last week at the age of 92. Plus a new twist on some very old music on the Tempo Antico album from Newpoli and the modern café sounds of Intended Immigration.
Wednesday December 4
Birthday celebrations in the Global Village this time for singer and songwriter Anna McGarrigle, who recorded a series of critically acclaimed albums with her sister Kate, and of one of the leading figures in contemporary British folk music, Kate Rusby. Plus new music from Africando, the Women of Brazil compilation, and the new 30th anniversary set from Scotland’s Capercaillie.
Thursday December 5
SPECIAL: Global Village pays tribute to Tabu Ley Rochereau - one of the giants of African music and one of the architects of the popular soukous style of music who passed away last week. Global Village will highlight music from early in his career when he worked with Le Grande Kalle, some of his classic recordings, and several key artists who emerged from his groups.
Friday December 6
NEW MONTH/NEW MUSIC SHOW – NEW RELEASES FEATURED THE FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH ON ALL THREE FRIDAY EVENING MUSIC PROGRAMS: GLOBAL VILLAGE, STRANGE CURRENCY AND CROSSROADS.
The Global Village New Month/New Music show features the best of new world music releases, this time including:
- Some funky afro-jazz from Down Under with the Liberators
- The eclectic world-jazz of Dave Sharp’s Secret 7
- Another impressive project from sitarist Anoushka Shankar
And three remarkable African reissues – an extensive compilation of music from Congolese legend, Le Grand Kalle, Nigeria’s mystery man Willian Onyeabor, and the ‘70s debut of African psychedelic funk rock band, BLO.