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, June 27

Global Village marks the birthday of one of the great Bollywood music directors, R.D. Burman, who revolutionized the music in Indian films with his adventurous use of rock, Latin, Arabic and other influences. We also continue our June Silk Road feature with music from another Silk Road Ensemble member, Galician bagpiper Cristina Pato; feature music from bassist Dave Holland – who was just named as an NEA Jazz Master for 2017; and highlight new music from Spanish Afrobeat band, the Alma Afrobeat Ensemble and the Cocek! Brass Band.

Monday, June 20

Global Village welcomes in the first full day of the new season with songs of summer from Bob Marley & the Wailers, Desmond Dekker, Ray Barretto, Bill Withers, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Michael Franti & Spearhead and more.

Tuesday, June 21

Monday, June 13

Tonight in the Global Village…the Afrobeat goes on, with Afrobeat sounds from Tony Allen, the drummer and musical director for Fela; Seun Kuti, heading up his father’s Egypt 80 band; and two contemporary bands inspired by Afrobeat, but adding their own touches to the style – London-based  Yaaba Funk and Brooklyn’s Zongo Junction.

Tuesday, June 14

Monday, June 6

Global Village marks the birthday of Jamaican-born pianist Monty Alexander; continues with more music from June featured artists Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble – this time with music from Lebanese oud player Rabih Abou-Khalil, who composed for the Ensemble; and highlights music from the new studio release, Culcha Vulcha, from Snarky Puppy and new reggae albums from Natty Nation, and the Wailing Wailers (a reissue of the debut album from the original Wailers lineup of Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer).

Album Cover Art

1.       Anoushka Shankar – Land of Gold (Deutsche Grammophon)

2.       Buyepongo – Todo Mundo (Buyepongo)

3.       Fela Ransome Kuti & Koola Lobitos – Highlife-Jazz and Afro Soul (Knitting Factory)

4.       Lakou Mizik – Wa Di You (Cumbancha)

5.       Various – Rough Guide to a World of Psychedelia (World Music Network)

6.       Alma Afrobeat Ensemble – It’s Time (Slow Walk Music)

7.       Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble – Sing Me Home (Sony Masterworks)

Monday, May 30

Global Village remembers legendary Latin percussionist Armando Peraza on his birthday with music he did under his own name, with Santana, and with blues legend John Lee Hooker. Plus new music from Snarky Puppy, the Fela & Koola Lobitos compilation, and Buena Vista Social Club guitarist Eliades Ochoa – and more Music of India for the May feature from contemporary bhangra artist Taz and from world fusion composer James Asher.

Tuesday, May 31

Monday, May 23

Throughout May, Global Village is featuring music of India and this time, the entire program is devoted to music of the subcontinent. Among the highlights, music from the legendary Ravi Shankar (in a piece he composed with Phillip Glass), daughter Anoushka Shankar, and nephew (and raga-rock pioneer) Ananda Shankar, the Indian blues of Michael Messer’s Mitra, Iranian sitarist Abbas Mehrpouya, the contemporary sounds of Tabla Beat Science, acclaimed sarodist Ali Akbar Khan, and the classic Call of the Valley album.

Monday, May 16

Global Village features music from African women 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” herself – South Africa’s Miriam Makeba.

Tuesday, May 17

Album Cover Art

1.       Fanfare Ciocarlia – Onwards to Mars! (Asphalt Tango)

2.       Las Hermanas Caronni - Navega Mundos (Adami)

3.       Various – Rough Guide to South African Jazz (World Music Network)

4.       Various – Rough Guide to a World of Psychedelia (World Music Network)

5.       Cocek! Brass Band – Round Two (Cocek Brass Band)

6.       Carrie Rodriguez – Lola (Thirty Tigers)

7.       Bombino – Azel (Partisan)

8.       Rokia Traore – Ne So (Nonesuch)

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