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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KMUW Music is celebrating the first day of autumn with three hours of music! Tune in to Global Village and Strange Currency on Friday, September 22 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Global Village welcomes in the first day of Fall with songs of the season from a wide array of artists and styles of music, including Astor Piazzolla, Bob Dorough, Ralph Towner (with and without Oregon), Ahmad Jamal, and more.

Monday, September 18

Lots of music from Brazil this time in the Global Village. We mark the birthday of Brazilian born, US based pianist and composer Jovino Santos Neto with music from his own releases and also as a guest with mandolinist Mike Marshall and singer Sandy Cressman. Plus new Brazilian sounds from Ensemble Novo, Paul McCandless making a guest appearance with Brazilian singer Renato Braz on a forthcoming compilation, and a Brazilian flavored piece off the new album from Ladama.

Tuesday, September 19

It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day! In honor of the occasion, Global Village has a special show filled with songs about pirates from the likes of Roger McGuinn, Marianne Faithfull, Al Stewart, the Almanac Singers with Woody Guthrie, and, of course, some music from the Pirates of Penzance.

Wednesday, September 20

For the September Hispanic Heritage Month feature, Global Village devotes the entire show to the brief and wonderful world of Latin soul boogaloo. We’ll hear classics and rarities from the era from Joe Cuba, Joe Bataan, Ray Barretto, Johnny Colon, the Latinaires and more.

Thursday, September 21

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

Friday, September 22

Global Village welcomes in the first day of Fall with songs of the season from a wide array of artists and styles of music, including Astor Piazzolla, Bob Dorough, Ralph Towner (with and without Oregon), Ahmad Jamal, and more.

Monday, September 11

Global Village celebrates birthdays of English folk rock great John Martyn, and also the birthday of Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart. We’ll hear several varied selections from Martyn, and we’ll explore Hart’s world music excursions with Planet Drum, the taiko group Kodo, and the Diga Rhythm Band. Plus the latest from the Canadian world duo Rakkatak, and blues and desert blues guitarist Ramon Goose, and the Hispanic Heritage Month feature continues with one of the leading figures on the contemporary Latin jazz scene, Cuban-born, Bay Area based pianist Omar Sosa.

Tuesday, September 12

Global Village marks birthdays of two artists with deep Latin jazz roots for the September Hispanic Heritage Month feature – trumpeter Brian Lynch and trombonist Steve Turre. It’s also the birthday of Israeli pianist Idan Raichel and world/jazz percussionist Adam Rudolph – and there’s new music from New Kingston and Mamadou Kelly.

Wednesday, September 13

Global Village takes off on another exploration of world jazz, including some Latin jazz for the Hispanic Heritage Month feature. Among the highlights - the jazz side of Fela with his early band, Koola Lobitos; a tribute to John Coltrane from Carlos Santana with John McLaughlin; the African Jazz Pioneers; a flamenco-jazz release from Terceto Kali; and Oliver Lake’s Steel Quartet.

Thursday, September 14

As Global Village continues its Hispanic Heritage Month feature, it’s birthday salutes this time to Steve Berlin, perhaps best known for his work with Los Lobos, and Cachao, the legendary Cuban-born bassist and composer. Plus a tribute to bassist Holger Czukay of the German psychedelic-electronic-world-rock band, Can, who passed away last week, and the latest from the Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble, Songhoy Blues, and Omar Souleyman.

Friday, September 15

Global Village celebrates the start of Hispanic Heritage Month with a program devoted entirely to the wide range of Latin sounds and artists that have helped shape American music. Latin jazz, soul and rock are all featured, including some of the legends of the music - among them Machito, Mongo Santamaria, Los Lobos, and Santana – plus rare sides from Joe King Carrasco, Flash & the Dynamics and more.

KMUW Music is celebrating Brazilian Independence Day with five hours of music! Tune in to Global Village, Strange Currency, and Night Train on Thursday, September 7 from 7:00 p.m. to midnight.

Monday, September 4

Global Village celebrates Labor Day with songs about work, workers, and working. Among the artists with topical songs are the Strawbs, Toots Hibbert, Van Morrison, Sting, Abbey Lincoln, the Beatles, Jimmy Reed, and the Roches.

Tuesday, September 5

Global Village kicks off the September Hispanic Heritage Month feature with a special devoted to music from Fania and its subsidiary labels. Known as ‘the Motown of Latin Music,’ Fania pioneered the sound of salsa and during its heyday had some of the biggest names in Latin music. We’ll hear music from label cofounder Johnny Pacheco, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Joe Cuba, the Fania All Stars and more.

Wednesday, September 6

Global Village continues the September Hispanic Heritage Month feature with a program devoted to pioneering and contemporary Latin rock and soul artists – including Santana, Malo with Carlos Santana’s brother Jorge, contemporary pan-Latin bands Grupo Fantasma, M.A.K.U. Soundsystem and Buyepongo, Congolese rhumba rock group Ry-Co Jazz, ‘60s chicano rock pioneers Thee Midniters, and Latin soul jazz master Pucho with His Latin Soul Brothers.

Thursday, September 7

Global Village celebrates Brazilian Independence Day with a wide array of styles and artists from that country. We’ll hear Ary Barroso’s classic song,”Brazil,” from Trio de Paz, Brazilian jazz from mandolin master Hamilton De Holanda, Afrobeat inspired music from Brazil’s Bixiga 70, nova bossa nova from Bossacucanova, the underground sounds of the Friends from Rio Project, one of the great voices of Brazil Virginia Rodrigues, and even some Brazilian music by way of Kansas City from Ensemble Iberica.

(Strange Currency and Night Train also celebrate Brazilian Independence Day tonight.)

Friday, September 8

Global Village marks birthdays of David Steele of English Beat and Fine Young Cannibals, and acclaimed Bollywood playback singer Asha Bhosle – continues the September Hispanic Heritage Month feature with music from Cannibal & the Headhunters (one of the first Mexican-American bands with a national rock hit) and Austin’s adventurous Grupo Fantasma – and highlights new music from Bokante (featuring Michael League of Snarky Puppy), reggae artist Christos DC, the Pop Makossa compilation, and the exquisite Arabic ensemble Duo Sabil.

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  1. Avi Avital & Omer Avital – Avital Meets Avital (Deutsche Grammophon)

 

  1. Matthieu Saglio & Jose El Piru – Petit a Petit (Matthieu Saglio & Jose El Piru)
  1. Isley Brothers & Santana – Power of Peace (Legacy)
  1. Melech Mechaya – Aurora (Felmay)
  1. Topette!! – C’est Le Pompon (Topette!!)
  1. Ray Mantilla – High Voltage (Savant)
  1. MandolinMan – Unfolding the Roots (ARC Music)
  1. Trio Tekke & Dave de Rose – Zivo (Trio Tekke)
  1. Bob Marley & the Wailers – Exodus: The Movement Continues (Tuff Gong)
  1. Sabil – Zabad, Twilight Tide (Harmonia Mundi)
  1. Toko Telo – Toy Taha Toy (Anio)
  1. Ozomatli – Non-Stop: Mexico to Jamaica (Cleopatra)
  1. Sver – Fryd (Folkhall)
  1. Ruben Gonzalez – Introducing Ruben Gongalez (World Circuit)
  1. Les Yeux Noirs – A Band of Gypsies (Buda Musique)
  1. Monoswezi – A Je (Riverboat)
  1. Trad Attack! – Kullakarla (Trad Attack!)
  1. Vasen – Brewed (Northside)
  1. Massa Dembele – Mezana Dounia (Izniz)
  1. Christos DC – Tessera (Honest Music)
  1. Rafiki Jazz – Har Dam Sahara (Riverboat)
  1. Orchestra Baobab – Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng (World Circuit)
  1. Lau – Decade (Reveal)
  1. Quadro Nuevo & Cairo Steps – Flying Carpet (Fine Music)
  1. Vocal Sampling – Asi de Sampling! (Zig Zag World)
  1. Quercus – Nightfall (ECM)
  1. Various Artists – Putumayo Presents Cuba! Cuba! (Putumayo)
  1. Oumou Sangare – Nogoya (No Format!)
  1. Lila Downs – Salon, Lagrimas y Deseo (Sony Music)
  1. Songhoy Blues – Reistance (Fat Possum)
  1. Les Amazones d’Afrique – Republique Amazone (Real World)
  1. She’Koyokh – First Dance on Second Avenue (Riverboat)
  1. Divanhana – Live in Mostar (ARC Music)
  1. Omar Souleyman – To Syria, With Love (Mad Decent)
  1. Various artists – Pop Makossa (Analog Africa)
  1. Zampogneria – Fiumerapido (Finis Terre)
  1. Various artists – Zaire 74: The African Artists (Wrasse)
  1. Dayme Arocena – Cubafonia (Brownswood)
  1. Omar Faruk Tekbilek – Love is My Religion (Adama)
  1. Various – Togo Soul 70 (Hot Casa)

KMUW Music is celebrating Trinidad Independence Day with five hours of music! Tune in to Global Village, Strange Currency, and Night Train on Thursday, August 31 from 7:00 p.m. to midnight.

Global Village will be celebrating  the Independence Day of Trinidad and Tobago with music from the dual-island nation, including steel drum music from Amoco Renegades and Desperadoes Steel Orchestra, such early calypsonians as the Tiger, Lord Executor and Wilmoth Houdini, and outspoken contemporary soca artists like David Rudder and Calypso Rose.

Monday, August 28

Global Village explores some contemporary English and Irish folk artists and recordings – including music from Polka Works, Martin & Eliza Carthy, the Elizabethan Session, the Gloaming, the Imagined Village, and Altan. Plus some traditionally inspired music from Central Europe from Slovakia’s Banda and Hungary’s Marta Sebestyan.

Tuesday, August 29

Global Village highlights world mandolins this time – with influences from Brazilian (Hamilton de Holanda), Western and Arabic classical (Avi Avital) and folk music (Solas, MandolinMan and Runa). Plus August featured artist Poncho Sanchez with Cal Tjader and new music from the Nordic group Sver, and contemporary Brazilian group Forro in the Dark.

Wednesday, August 30

It’s world violins this time in the Global Village – including music from Indian violinist L. Subramaniam,  Latin jazz violinist Federico Britos, Swedish fiddle from the group Vasen, and Tunisian oud master Anouar Brahem, from the Souvenance album, his first project with string orchestra. Plus some world jazz sounds from Spanish singer Buika with guitarist Pat Metheny, and Latin jazz star Paquito D’Rivera from his Grammy and Latin Grammy winning album, Song for Maura.

Thursday, August 31

Global Village celebrates Independence Day of Trinidad and Tobago with music from the dual-island nation, including steel drum music from Amoco Renegades and Desperados Steel Orchestra, such early calypsonians as the Tiger, Lord Executor and Wilmoth Houdini, and outspoken contemporary soca artists like David Rudder and Calypso Rose.

(Strange Currency and Night Train also feature music from Trinidad tonight for Independence Day.)

Friday, September 1

It’s New Month/New Music time in the Global Village. Each month, Global Village devotes an entire show to the best of new world music releases, and among the highlights this time:

A remarkable new compilation of music from Somali that was saved from the civil war

Chicago Afrobeat Project with legendary Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen

Desert blues from Ramon Goose

The return of salsa great Ruben Blades

New Gullah music from Ranky Tanky

Contemporary Tuvan music from Alash

And the U.S. release of Quadro Nuevo’s project with the Egyptian group Cairo Steps.

Monday, August 21

Global Village pays a visit this time to Central Asia – the crossroads for the many paths along the Silk Road. We’ll hear music from the Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble inspired by Turkmenistan, Uzbek star Yulduz Usmanova, traditional music from Kyrgyzstan’s Damira Njazbekova, some heavy metal folk from Kazakhstan’s Ulytau, and a selection from Smithsonian Folkways Music of Central Asia series.

Tuesday, August 22

Global Village marks the centennial birthday of one of the legends of the blues, John Lee Hooker with some selections from across his career, including music with special guests Santana and Van Morrison. Plus more music from August featured artist Poncho Sanchez, the 40th anniversary edition of Bob Marley’s classic Exodus album, and the new Isley Brothers & Santana album.

(Strange Currency and Night Train will also be featuring John Lee Hooker tonight for his centennial birthday.)

Wednesday, August 23

We’ve got a little birthday hootenanny going this time in the Global Village as we celebrate birthdays of folk artists Linda Thompson (solo and with Richard Thompson), Eliza Carthy  (with father Martin Carthy and mother Norma Waterson), and Malvina Reynolds (doing a live version of her ‘60s classic “Little Boxes”). Plus August featured artist Poncho Sanchez with Cal Tjader and Carmen McRae, and new music from Avi Avital with Omer Avital, Vasen, Topette!!, and Matthieu Salglio with Jose El Piru.

Thursday, August 24

Global Village highlights some ‘world music stars’ – performers who achieved wider popular success and recognition around the world. Among the artists featured are world music pioneers Bob Marley (with a cover of one of his songs from Rebel Tumbao), sitar great Ravi Shankar, the Queen of Salsa Celia Cruz, Afrobeat legend Fela, new tango creator Astor Piazzolla (as performed by Russia’s Trio Voronezh), the award-winning singer Angelique Kidjo , and acclaimed South African vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Friday, August 25

This time in the Global Village we give the congueros some – highlighting classic and contemporary conga players from Desi Arnaz (who started as a bandleader and is credited with introducing the conga line to American audiences) and Armando Peraza (perhaps best known for his work with Santana) to such masters as Mongo Santamaria, Ray Barretto, Patato, Candido, and August featured artist Poncho Sanchez (as a leader, and guesting with Francisco Aguabella and Jose Rizo’s Mongorama).

Monday, August 14

Global Village celebrates birthdays of English folk rock pioneer and Steeleye Span cofounder Maddy Prior, classic reggae artist Yabby You, and flamenco singer Estrella Morente – highlights new music from a trio of new releases featuring trios: the folk-jazz trio Quercus, UK folk group Lau and flamenco band Jerez Texas – and continues the August feature of music from Poncho Sanchez with a song featuring newly named 2018 NEA Jazz Master Dianne Reeves.

Tuesday, August 15

Global Village celebrates the birthday of drummer Stix Hooper, the last living member of the Crusaders, with music he did with the band and with B.B. King, Hugh Masekela and Grant Green. Plus music from August featured artist Poncho Sanchez, including music from the Freedom Sound album with two members of the Crusaders as special guests – and from his Latin Spirits album – and the latest from Santana with the Isley Brothers, Monoswezi, Orkesta Mendoza and the Kingston All Stars

Wednesday, August 16

Global Village highlights some wind instruments from around the world, including the Indian brass band Rajasthan Express, Romanian brass band Fanfare Ciocarlia, the Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band, saxophonists Pharoah Sanders and Gato Barbieri, bass clarinetist Oran Etkin and more.

Thursday, August 17

Birthday celebrations this time in the Global Village for Galician bagpiper and Silk Road Ensemble member Cristina Pato, oud player Rabih Abou-Khalil, and singer Grazyna Auguscik, August featured artist Poncho Sanchez with Ray Charles, JB Horns players Fred Wesley and Pee Wee Ellis, and keyboardist Billy Preston, and new music from Estonia’s Trad Attack!, the Cuba! Cuba! compilation, and a deluxe edition of Introducing Ruben Gonzalez of the Buena Vista Social Club.

Friday, August 18

Global Village celebrates Statehood Day, an annual holiday in Hawaii to mark its admission as a state in 1959. We’ll hear early Hawaiian guitar masters like Sol Hoopii, the legendary Gabby Pahinui with Ry Cooder, contemporary Slack Key guitar players including Ledward Kaapana and Leonard Kwan, and some interesting fusions of Hawaiian music with Indian, classical, flamenco and Taiwanese music from Debashish Bhattacharya, Daniel Ho and Keola Beamer.

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