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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8:54 am
Fri May 22, 2015

A Final Fling With Stevie, Classical World & The World Side Of Miles

Tunisian oud player Anouar Brahem

Monday, May 25

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12:49 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

More Stevie Wonder, Songlines Awards Week, Scotland & Sun Ra’s Birthday

'Music of My Mind' is the classic album from Stevie Wonder
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Monday, May 18

Global Village highlights women of Africa this time, including acclaimed Malian singer Oumou Sangare; Dee Dee Bridgewater from her Malian-inspired Red Earth album; the last album from Cape Verde’s Cesaria Evora; Brazilian singer Ceu; and the Juno Award-winning tribute to Miriam Makeba from Lorraine Klaasen. Also listen for music from the acclaimed Cajun band Beausoleil, Buena Vista Social Club member Eliades Ochoa, and a Latin soul rarity from Flash & the Dynamics.

Tuesday, May 19

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1:42 pm
Mon May 11, 2015

Stevie Wonder’s Birthday, Twilight Zone Day & The Birthday Of The Persuasions’ Jayotis Washington

Rod Serling, the creator of 'The Twilight Zone'

Monday, May 11

SPECIAL: Global Village celebrates Twilight Zone Day with music inspired by the famed TV sci-fi show and capturing its trademark eerie spirit. Among the highlights, a song from Lorraine Feather inspired by the first episode of the show, reworkings of the show’s theme in songs by Manhattan Transfer and the B52s, and some exotica weirdness from Les Baxter and Raymond Scott.

Tuesday, May 12

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3:27 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

Cinco De Mayo, World Accordion Day & New Feature – Stevie’s 65th

Latin rock band Santana

Monday, May 4

Global Village highlights some ‘girl groups’ this time around – the rather rare offering in world music of groups featuring all-female lineups. We’ll hear Zap Mama, Angelique Kidjo (from her album Eve, dedicated to the women of Africa and featuring a number of female choirs), the Silly Sisters, the Roches, and from South Africa – the Mahotella Queens and the 12 Apostles Church Choir.

Tuesday, May 5

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4:38 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Global Village Top 40 Albums For April 2015

Dengue Fever's 'The Deepest Lake'
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1.       Dengue Fever - The Deepest Lake (Tuk Tuk)

2.       Rebel Tumbao - Rebel Tumbao (Sacred Rhythm Music)

3.       Samba Toure - Gandadiko (Glitterbeat)

4.       Anouar Brahem - Souvenance (ECM)

5.       Don Drummond - Memorial Album (Trojan)

6.       Various - Rough Guide to Psychedelic Salsa (World Music Network)

7.       Marcus Miller - Afrodeezia (Blue Note)

8.       Eliane Elias - Made in Brazil (Concord)

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1:02 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

International Jazz Day + Birthdays Of Leni Stern, Mario Bauza, Ray Barretto + New Month/New Music

Jazz-guitarist Leni Stern

Monday, April 27

Global Village highlights fiddles and flutes this time – including the ‘fiddles’ of Beausoleil, Jordi Savall, and Violons Barbares, and the flutes of Yusef Lateef, Flook, and a featured flute in music from the Pacific Mambo Orchestra, a Tropical Music Grammy winner. Plus music from two Rough Guide compilations – Scottish Music and Arabic Café.

Tuesday, April 28

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12:18 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

Earth Day, Arbor Jazz + More World Jazz For Jazz Appreciation Month

Latin jazz legend 'El Rey' Tito Puente

Monday, April 20

The Global Village Jazz Appreciation Month celebration continues this time with music from three birthday artists who bring together world and jazz influences in their work – ‘El Rey’ Tito Puente, one of the legends of Latin jazz, and two Middle Eastern artists – bassist Avishai Cohen and guitarist Issi Rozen. Plus music from two new reissues- one featuring music of ska pioneer Don Drummond, and the other with highlife great E.T. Mensah.

Tuesday, April 21

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9:56 am
Mon April 13, 2015

Thai & Cambodian New Year, Herbie Mann’s Birthday & More April ‘World Jazz’

Cambodian New Year celebration

Monday, April 13

It’s New Years’ in Thailand and Cambodia, and Global Village celebrates with music from both countries. Plus more for the Global Village April celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month with world jazz sounds from vibes and percussion player Emil Richards, Joe Sample (of Crusaders fame) from a recent Caribbean inspired project with the NDR Big Band, and guitarist John Scofield from his new project with Gov’t Mule.

Tuesday, April 14

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4:16 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

World Jazz For Jazz Appreciation Month, Plus Several World Music Star Birthdays

African jazz pioneer Randy Weston

Monday, April 6

Throughout April Global Village celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month with a wide array of world jazz artists and sounds, including a birthday salute this time to one of the pioneers of African jazz, Randy Weston. Plus new music from Cambodian rock band, Dengue Fever, the Afrosound of Colombia Vol. 2 compilation, and Indian drum and brass band Red Baraat.   

Night Train will also feature music from Randy Weston tonight.

Tuesday, April 7

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12:03 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

Global Village Top 40 Albums For March 2015

The Widening Gyre's 'Altan'
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1.       Altan - The Widening Gyre (Compass)

2.       Anouar Brahem - Souvenance (ECM)

3.       Jaume Compte Nafas Ensemble - Tariq (Arc Music)

4.       Gov't Mule/John Scofield - Sco-Mule (Evil Teen)

5.       Various - Rough Guide to Psychedelic India (World Music Network)

6.       Nilson Matta - EastSideRioDrive (World Blue)

7.       Various - Algo Salvaje (Vampi Soul)

8.       Various - Rough Guide to African Rare Groove, Vol. 1 (World Music Network)

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