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 about.com 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, About.com Guide 

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Monday, April 25

Global Village highlights reggae and reggae influenced music from Bob Marley, his son Ziggy Marley, Jamaican guitar legend Ernest Ranglin, highlife-reggae-soul group Selasee & the Fafa Family and more.

Tuesday, April 26

Monday, April 18

Global Village highlights some wind instruments from around the world, including the Indian brass band Rajasthan Express, Romanian brass band (and April featured artists) Fanfare Ciocarlia, the Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band, saxophonist and 2016 NEA Jazz Master Pharoah Sanders, Argentine saxophonist Gato Barbieri, bass clarinetist Oran Etkin and more.

Tuesday, April 19

Monday, April 11

Global Village celebrates the birthday of singer Neville Staple of the Specials,  continues with more music from April featured artists Fanfare Ciocarlia – this time with music from their new 20th anniversary set, Onwards to Mars! – and highlights new music from Brazil’s Sociedade Recreativa, a Colombian roots project from Sidestepper, the One-Drop Anthems compilation, and a 50th anniversary release from one of the great groups of the Latin American New Song movement: Chile’s Inti-Illimani.

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Monday, April 4

Global Village kicks off the April feature celebrating the 20th anniversary of acclaimed Romanian brass band Fanfare Ciocarlia with a signature tune from the group’s debut release. Plus birthday salutes to English folk rock bassist Danny Thompson, South African legend Hugh Masekela, blues great Muddy Waters, and Latin jazz pianist Michel Camilo – and a special salute to Square Root Day!

Tuesday, April 5

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1.       Solas - All Those Years (THL)

2.       17 Hippies - Anatomy & Metamorphosis (Hipster)

3.       Michael Messer's Mitra - Call of the Blues (Knife Edge)

4.       Eva Salina - Lema Lema (Vogiton)

5.       Maria Pomianowska & Groupe Gainde - Warszawa-Dakar (For-Tune Productions)

6.       Las Hermanas Caronni - Navega Mundos (Adami)

7.       Sokratis Sinopoulos Quartet - Eight Winds (ECM)

8.       Aziza Brahim - Abbar El Hamada (Glitterbeat)

9.       Inti-Illimani - Teoría de Cuerdas (Inti-Illimani)

With any luck, the current interest in Cuba will also draw more attention to Cuban music, one of that country's best and most reliable exports for several centuries now. In recent decades, another reliable Cuban export has been people, including some remarkable musicians who now call America home.

Monday, March 28

Global Village highlights some giants of world music – including South Africa’s Mahotella Queens, reggae great Peter Tosh, English folk-rock singer/songwriter John Martyn, Chilean new song masters, Inti-Illimani, and the ‘new flamenco’ classic from the Songhai lineup.

Tuesday, March 29

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Monday, March 21

Global Village pays a visit to Colombia for a wide array of styles and artists – including the popular contemporary rock group Aterciopelados, Carlos Vives (from his 2014 album that took home two Latin Grammys), the Afrosound of Colombia Vol. 2 and Colombia! The Golden Age of Discos Fuentes compilations, and a contemporary classical album featuring guitar music of Colombia.

Tuesday, March 22

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Monday, March 14

Global Village celebrates the birthday of arranger and exotica pioneer Les Baxter; more from March featured artists 17 Hippies (from the Phantom Songs album) and Solas (this time with former band member Karan Casey); and features new music from Snarky Puppy, and Michael Spiro & Wayne Wallace with La Orquesta Sinfonietta.

Tuesday, March 15

Monday, March 7

Some global fiddles this time in the Global Village, with music from All-Ireland Fiddle champion Liz Carroll, Quartet San Francisco, Kronos Quartet with Vietnamese composer and performer Van-Ahn Vanessa Vo, and Celtic viol from early music master Jordi Savall.

Tuesday, March 8

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