Global Village

Weeknights at 7pm

Join us weeknights at 7:00 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.  

Once again, Global Village is a winner in the annual Public Radio Exchange (PRX) Zeitfunk AwardsGlobal Village has been named the #1 Most Licensed Series and KMUW has been named the #1 Most Licensed Station.

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Monday, May 15

Global Village marks the birthday of Brian Eno with music from some of his early solo albums, world music projects with Ugandan artist Geoffrey Oryema, Ghanian band Edikanfo, and David Byrne, and also music from an album he picked as one of his favorites, Fela’s Afrodesiac. It’s also the birthday of Brazilian guitarist, composer and bossa nova pioneer Oscar Castro-Neves, and there’s new music from Italian afrobeat group, the Mamud Band, and the Lost in China compilation.

Tuesday, May 16

Monday, May 8

Global Village features contemporary releases from and inspired by music of the Middle East and North Africa. Highlights include French guitarist and composer Titi Robin, Iranian singer (and former Axiom of Choice member) Mamek Khadem, Paris-based world-fusion artist Aziz Sahmaoui, the Dutch ‘Arabicana’ band NO Blues, Iranian vocalist Mahsa Vahdat with soul and gospel singer Mighty Sam, Israeli percussionist Zohar Fresco, and even some heavy metal from the Arabic Rock Orchestra.

Tuesday, May 9

Album Cover Art

  1. Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita – Transparent Water (Ota)
  1. Girme Beyene & Akale Wube – Mistakes on Purpose/Ethiopiques 30 (Buda Musique)
  1. Ethio Stars/Tukul Band featuring Mulatu Astatke – Addis 1988 (Piranha)
  1. Vieux Farka Toure – Samba (Six Degrees)
  1. Serendou – Zinder (Hirustica)
  1. Mokoomba – Luyando (Out/Here)
  1. Orchestra Baobab – Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng (World C

Monday, April 24

Global Village marks the birthday of classical guitarist John Williams with world projects he did featuring music of Africa, Japan, and Venezuela. It is also the birthday of the late Collin Walcott, who was a member of the Paul Winter Consort and then a cofounder of the world chamber jazz ensemble Oregon.

And along with music from Oregon, Global Village highlights more world jazz sounds for the April Jazz Appreciation Month feature from Ernest Ranglin, and the new album from Mariah Parker’s Indo Latin Jazz.

Monday, April 10

Global Village celebrates birthdays of Bunny Wailer (one of the original Wailers), Cuban-born, U.S.-based eclectic Latin jazz pianist Omar Sosa, and exotica hit maker Martin Denny.  Plus a new reissue of a classic compilation of music from legendary Jamaican ska band, the Skatalites, a late ‘80s project from the father of Ethiojazz, Mulatu Astatke, that is being released internationally for the first time, and the modern tango sound of Otros Aires.

Tuesday, April 11

Monday, April 3

Global Village highlights nominees, honorees and performers at this year’s BBC Folk Awards, which take place Wednesday.  We’ll hear music from Ry Cooder and Al Stewart – Lifetime Achievement Award-winners, Woody Guthrie who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, and nominees including Rachael Newton, Martin Green, Breabach, 9Bach, The Gloaming, Furrow Collective, Kris Drever and Fara. Plus music from Richard Thompson, a Folk Awards Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, for his birthday.

Tuesday, April 4

Album Cover Art

  1. Girma Beyene & Akale Wube – Mistakes on Purpose/Ethiopiques 30 (Buda Musique)

 

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