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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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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11:54 am
Mon February 23, 2015

George Harrison & Fats Domino Birthdays & Dominican Republic Independence Day

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner George Harrison

Monday, February 23

Global Village highlights more world and world-inspired music from Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winners for the February feature –including Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Ravi Shankar, George Harrison, Bob Marley and Antonio Carlos Jobim. Plus music from the Juno-nominated release from Ayrad, and the latest Grammy and Latin Grammy winning album from Carlos Vives.

Tuesday, February 24

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9:58 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Mardi Gras, Chinese New Year, Reggae And Grammy Lifetime & 2015 Winners

Mardi Gras Indian band the Wild Tchoupitoulas

Monday, February 16

Global Village celebrates birthdays of Latin Jazz pioneer Machito and Portuguese guitar master Carlos Paredes. Plus music from 2015 Grammy Lifetime Achievement recipient Flaco Jimenez, this year’s Best Latin Jazz Album winner, Arturo O’Farrill, and new electro-tango from Intended Immigration.

Tuesday, February 17

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10:24 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Honorees, Latin Soul & An Early Valentine

Pucho Brown of the Latin Soul Brothers performing at The Falcon in Marlboro.

Monday, February 9

Several generations of soukous are featured this time in the Global Village – from the ‘father of Congolese music’ Le Grand Kalle to one of the giants of the music, Tabu Ley Rochereau , to one of the later stars, Sam Mangwana, and a new group reviving the classic sound, Black Bazar. Plus Bill Frisell, Willie Bobo, Steely Dan, and some rockin’ twist music from ‘60s Spain.

Tuesday, February 10

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5:19 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

A New Feature & New Month/New Music Time

Brazilian musician Antônio Carlos Jobim

Monday, February 2

Global Village kicks off a new month’s feature – highlighting music from Grammy Lifetime Achievement honorees – this time including Antonio Carlos Jobim, the Beatles, and Duke Ellington – and offers birthday salutes to saxophonist Stan Getz, Haitian star Nemours Jean Baptiste, singer and songwriter Melody Gardot, Buena Vista member Cachaito, and exotica hitmaker Arthur Lyman.

Tuesday, February 3

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