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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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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11:57 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Wrapping Up Women In World Music, Starting World Jazz, Remembering Renbourn & New Month/New Music

Norwegian Trio Mediaeval

Monday March 30

Global Village continues the March Women in World Music Feature with music from Spain’s Carmen Cuesta, Somalia’s Maryam Mursal, this year’s Juno Award winners for Best Jazz Album – Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, and birthday artists Astrud Gilberto and Norah Jones (with Anoushka Shankar from the Grammy-nominated Traces of You album).

Tuesday March 31

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11:18 am
Mon March 23, 2015

More Women In World Music, New English & Irish Folk & A Birthday Salute To The Queen Of Soul

Harmonica player Lee Oskar

Monday March 23

Global Village marks birthdays of eclectic vibes man Dave Pike, mandolin master David Grisman, and world- rock artist Damon Albarn. Plus music from flamenco great Paco de Lucia’s last album and more women in world music for the March Women’s History Month feature – including international star Angelique Kidjo and flamenco singer Estrella Morente.

Tuesday March 24

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9:23 am
Mon March 16, 2015

St. Patrick’s Day Party, A Kora Extravaganza & Latin Rock, Soul, Jazz And More

Traditional Irish music group Lunasa

Monday, March 16

Latin rock, soul, jazz and psychedelia this time in the Global Village, including music from the legendary Mongo Santamaria, a rising star on the Cuban jazz scene – Harold Lopez-Nussa, music from the Rough Guide to Latin Psychedelia, and a song from War that was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame this year.

Tuesday, March 17

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9:48 am
Mon March 9, 2015

Skatalites’ Don Drummond, NEA Heritage Fellow Zakir Hussain, & A 'Lucky' Friday The 13th

Indian musician Zakir Hussain

Monday March 9

Global Village celebrates the birthday of award-winning tabla master Zakir Hussain with music he did along with Joe Zawinul, Ravi Shankar, Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead, Kronos Quartet, and with banjo star Bela Fleck and bassist Edgar Meyer. Plus more women in world music for the March feature, a Juno-nominated album from Sultans of String, and a Latin Grammy winning release just out in the U.S. from Brazilian mandolinist Hamilton de Holanda.

Tuesday March 10

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10:33 am
Mon March 2, 2015

New Feature, New Month/New Music Show & Miriam Makeba’s Birthday

"Mama Africa" Miriam Makeba

Monday March 2

Global Village kicks off the March Women in World Music feature (for Women’s History Month) with music from African women from across the continent – including Nigeria’s Lijadu Sisters, Western Sahara’s Aziza Brahim, Mauritania’s Noura Mint Seymali, Les Amazones de Guinee, and “Mama Africa” – South Africa’s Miriam Makeba.

Tuesday March 3

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9:35 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Global Village Top 40 Albums For February 2015

Samba Toure's 'Gandadiko'
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1.       Samba Toure - Gandadiko (Glitterbeat)

2.       Kirk Elliott & the Orchestra of Unmitigated Gaul - Widdershins (Pipistrelle Music)

3.       Various - Rough Guide to Latin Rare Groove Vol. 2 (World Music Network)

4.       Banda - HraBanda (Pavian)

5.       William Onyeabor - William Onyeabor Box (Luaka Bop)

6.       Red Baraat - Gaadi of Truth (Sinj)

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

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