World Accordion Day, Cinco de Mayo, Brazil’s Tania Maria and more

May 5, 2014

Tune in Tuesday for a World Accordion Day special

Monday May 5

Global Village celebrates Cinco de Mayo with music from the Mexican Institute of Sound, Sones de Mexico, and Esquivel. Plus birthday salutes to new tango bassist Pablo Aslan and Engish singer, guitarist and songwriter Martin Simpson, and also new music from the Souljazz Orchestra, and the Rough Guide to the Music of Mali.

Tuesday May 6

SPECIAL: Global Village joins in the World Accordion Day celebrations with accordion artists and styles from many different corners of the world – including Finland, Italy, Eastern Europe, Spain and more.  The 24 hour event which begins May 6th and traverses the globe over the next 24 hours is in its fifth year and has inspired performances and events across the entire world. Global Village will also be featuring the accordion throughout the month, highlighting the remarkable range of styles that incorporate the instrument and the amazing players who have taken the instrument to surprising new levels of skill, subtlety, and sophistication.

Wednesday May 7

This time in the Global Village, we  ‘give the drummer some’ – with M’Boom - the all-percussion lineup led by Max Roach, Latin jazz percussion giant Mongo Santamaria, tabla master Tanmoy Bose, and world frame drum expert Glen Velez. Plus the Soul Brothers of South Africa, Pucho & the Latin Soul Brothers, and the Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band.

Thursday May 8

Global Village explores the meeting of accordions (the May featured instrument) and African music, with Nigerian accordion pioneer I.K. Dairo, the meeting of Congolese rhumba star Papa Noel and French accordionist Viviane A, and Tunisian oud player Anouar Brahem’s trio with accordion. Plus new music from the groundbreaking Haiti Direct compilation and Syria’s Omar Souleyman.

Friday May 9

Global Village celebrates the birthday of Brazilian pianist, singer and composer Tania Maria; highlights new music from La Chiva Gantiva, Yaaba Funk, and the Rough Guide to Latin Rare Groove set; and continues the May accordion feature with Brazilian forro pioneer Luiz Gonzaga, and some classic cumbia.