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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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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8:49 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Global Village Top 40 Albums For January 2015

William Onyeabor Box Set
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1.     William Onyeabor - William Onyeabor Box (Luaka Bop)

2.     Tony Allen - Film of Life (Jazz Village)

3.     Korrontzi - Tradition 2.1 (Arc Music)

4.     Robert Plant - Lullabye and...the Ceaseless Roar (Nonesuch)

5.     Various - RealWorld25 (RealWorld)

6.     Jamie Dubberly & Orquesta Dharma - La Clave del Gumbo (Jamie Dubberly)

7.     Djessou Mory Kante - River Strings (Sterns Music)

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10:30 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Remembering Big Chief Bo Dollis & Wrapping Up The Best Of 2014

Big Chief Bo Dollis of the Wild Magnolias

Monday, January 26

Global Village pays tribute to Big Chief Bo Dollis of the Wild Magnolias who passed away last week; marks the birthday of acclaimed English folk-rock bassist Ashley Hutchings; and highlights more of the Best of 2014 – the time with the Grammy-nominated album from the Pedrito Martinez Group, the Latin Grammy-winning album from Chick Corea, and a Global Village favorite and most played release on European world music radio in 2014 by Aziza Brahim.

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12:56 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Dr. King Special, More Best of 2014, Plus Esquivel And Django Birthdays

Monday, January 19

Special: Global Village celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with songs dedicated to him, inspired by the Civil Rights Movement he lead, and that reflect human rights themes performed by artists from around the globe.

Tuesday, January 20

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8:54 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Remembering Paco De Lucia, Best Of 2014, Birthdays Of Manual Galban, Allen Toussaint And More

Legendary flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia

Monday, January 12

Global Village marks the birthdays of cornetist and guitarist Olu Dara and Roland Alphonso, tenor saxophonist and founding member of the legendary Skatalites. Plus more of the best of 2014 – including the debut release from Afro funk and highlife band Ibibio Sound Machine, the reunited UK reggae group Black Slate and a tribute to Joe Cocker.

Tuesday, January 13

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9:11 am
Mon January 5, 2015

Euro-Folk, Afrobeat, Brazilian Jazz & A Tribute To Sandy Denny

Sondorgo's 'Tamburocket: Hungarian Fireworks'
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Monday January 5

Global Village highlights some impressive European neo-folk groups who were among the show favorites for 2014 – the critically acclaimed Hungarian band Sondorgo, Italy’s Unavantaluna, and from Spain the Basque group Korrontzi and Basque accordionist Keja Junkera with over 200 Galician musicians on the massive Galiza project.

Tuesday January 6

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8:20 am
Mon January 5, 2015

Global Village Top 40 Albums For December 2014

Djessou Mory Kante's 'River Strings'
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1.  Djessou Mory Kante - River Strings (Sterns Music)

2.  Tony Allen - Film of Life (Jazz Village)

3.  Various - The Afro Sound of Colombia Vol. 2 (Vampi Soul)

4.  Jamie Dubberly & Orquesta Dharma - La Clave del Gumbo (Jamie Dubberly)

5.  Bobby Matos Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble - Rimto & Blues (Cafe Con Bagels Music)

6.  Monty Alexander - Rass! (MPS)

7.  TriBeCaStan - Coal, Again! (Evergreene Music)

8.  Aurelio - Landini (RealWorld)

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9:07 am
Mon December 29, 2014

Accordions, Fiddles, Great Folk Voices & Top 10 Best of 2014 Countdown

Liz Carroll, All-Ireland Fiddle Champion

Monday  December 29

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 instrumentalist Van-Ahn Vanessa Vo and Celtic viol from early music master Jordi Savall.

Tuesday December 30

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