Global Village

Weeknights at 7pm

Join us weeknights at 7 p.m. for a musical adventure with Global Village. From classic recordings to the latest new releases, from right around the corner to halfway around the world, host Chris Heim presents a wide range of world music, along with jazz, rock, folk and other styles, artists and songs with world and roots influences. Each month, we also focus on a particular artist, style or theme, going deeper into the music and offering some rare and seldom heard selections. And the first Friday of every month, hear the best new releases with the Global Village Top 30 show. Each night is a different musical journey, with music that is unusual and intriguing, yet still seems very close to home.

For the fourth year in row, Global Village is a winner in the annual Public Radio Exchange (PRX) Zeitfunk Awards. Global Village, has been named Number Three among 2014 Most Licensed Series.

Global Village also received the 2013 Readers Choice Award for the Best World Music Radio Show. 

"Global Village, hosted on KMUW in Wichita, Kansas and broadcast on stations around the world (as well as online), is one of the finest world music programs on the airwaves. DJ Chris Heim really knows her stuff, and consistently presents a fantastic hour of music, carefully curated around a theme, and peppered with exactly the right amount of chatter and useful information." - Megan Romer, Guide 

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NEW RELEASES FEATURED THIS WEEK:  Desert rock band Terakaft, world instrumental ensemble Bolo, AfriScandinavian group Monoswezi, and Finnish folk jazz from the Juli Wood Quartet.

Monday, October 12

Monday, October 5

Some fathers and sons (and a few other relations) featured in this visit to the Global Village – including critically acclaimed kora player Toumani Diabate, with cousins Mamadou Diabate and Ballake Sissoko, and with his father and son, both named Sidiki. Plus Ziggy Marley with sister Cedella, Fela’s son Seun Kuti heading up his father’s Egypt 80 band, and Cuban piano greats father Bebo and son Chucho Valdes.

Tuesday, October 6

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1.       Third World - Third World (Caroline)

2.       Terakaft - Alone (Out Here)

3.       Van Morrison - The Essential Van Morrison (Exile/Legacy)

4.       Tom Teasley - Dreams of India (T&T)

5.       Forro in the Dark - Forro Zinho (Tzadik)

6.       Amadou Balake - In Conclusion (Stern's Music)

7.       Tipsy Oxcart - Upside Down (Tipsy Oxcart)

8.       Qwanqua - Volume Two (FPE)

9.       Various - Amplificador (Far Out)

Monday, September 28

Global Village marks birthdays of legendary soul singer Ben E. King, legendary Bollywood playback singer Lata Mangeshkar, zydeco star C.J. Chenier (the son of Zydeco King Clifton Chenier), and Brazilian soul pioneer Tim Maia. Plus music from September featured artists, Third World, and new music from Tom Teasley and the Vintage Latino compilation.

Tuesday, September 29

Monday, September 21

Global Village marks International Day of Peace, a day set aside by the United Nations in support of world peace since 1982. The program highlights topical tunes from a variety of artists from around the world, including September featured artists Third World, Vieux Farka Toure, Van Morrison, Sameer Gupta, the Holmes Brothers, Edwin Starr and more.

Tuesday, September 22

Monday, September 14

Global Village celebrates the birthday of Cuban master bassist Cachao and producer and Los Lobos band member Steve Berlin. Plus music from September featured artists, Third World, from their most recent album, Under the Magic Sun – and new music from the Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra, ‘desert blues’ group Terakaft, and Putumayo’s Afro-Caribbean Party compilation.

Tuesday, September 15

Monday, September 7

Global Village celebrates Labor Day with songs about work and working, the people who do it and the joys and pains of it. Among the artists featured:  the Strawbs, Toots Hibbert, Van Morrison, Sting, Abbey Lincoln, the Beatles, Jimmy Reed, the Roches and more.

Tuesday, September 8

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1.       Forro in the Dark - Forro Zinho (Tzadik)

2.       Various - Amplificador (Far Out)

3.       Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra - Vol. II (WST Ska Orchestra)

4.       Various - Rough Guide to Psychedelic Cumbia (World Music Network)

5.       ErsatzMusika - Navy Blue Nonesuch (ErsatzMusika)

6.       Nation Beat - Carnival Caravan (Nation Beat Music)

7.       Amara Toure - Amara Toure (Analog Africa)

8.       Les Ambassadeurs - Rebirth (World Village)

Monday, August 31

Global Village celebrates the 70th birthday of Van Morrison with some classic tracks and a guest appearance he made with the Chieftains. Plus a final visit with August featured artist Jordi Savall – this time with music from both volumes of The Celtic Viol; a birthday salute to world chamber jazz pioneer Paul Winter; and new music from Spiro, Tipsy Oxcart, and Seckou Keita.

Tuesday, September 1

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Monday, August 24

Global Village explores South American jazz – including new music from the Gabriel Alegria Afro Peruvian Sextet, Colombian percussionist Samuel Torre, and Forro in the Dark’s new project combining Brazilian influences with the music of John Zorn. Also Brazil’s Carlos Barbosa-Lima and Jovino Santos Neto, Diego Urcola and Dino Saluzzi from Argentina, and some “false Bahians” who play jazz-choro called Grupo Falso Baiano.

Tuesday, August 25