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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8:25 am
Mon November 17, 2014

World Saxophones, World Jazz And Ethio-Jazz This Week In The Global Village

World jazz saxophonist Peter Apfelbaum

Monday November 17

Global Village celebrates birthdays of two jazz artists who have incorporated world influences in their work – trombonist Roswell Rudd and bassist Ben Allison. Plus a newly released classic from Ethiopia, and new music from kora player Mamadou Diabate and Robert Plant.

Tuesday November 18

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9:33 am
Mon November 10, 2014

World Saxophones, Buckwheat Zydeco’s Birthday And More In The Global Village

Ethiopian saxophonist Getatchew Mekurya

Monday November 10

Highlights in this visit to the Global Village include a classic from Toots & the Maytals, modern Chilean cumbia group Chico Trujillo, Italian neo-folk ensemble Newpoli, Taj Mahal with the Culture Musical Club of Zanzibar, and for the November saxophone feature Femi Kuti, the son of Afrobeat legend, Fela.

Tuesday November 11

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11:59 am
Mon November 3, 2014

The 200th Birthday Of The Saxophone Inventor, Cambodia's Water Festival & New Month/New Music

Celebrate Adolphe Sax, the inventor of the sax, with music from sax man Manu Dibango

Monday November 3

Global Village heads to the Balkans for music from early music master Jordi Savall’s Balkan Spirit, the Brooklyn-based Raya Brass Band, and one of the premier Balkan brass bands on the scene today – the Boban and Marko Markovic Orchestra. Plus stops in between to Lisbon, the Caribbean, Celtic Spain, and a “Saturday Night on Saturn” date with exotica legend Les Baxter.                                                                       

Tuesday November 4

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10:31 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Global Village Top 40 Albums For October 2014

RealWorld 25, featuring various artists, is the top album of October
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1. Various - RealWorld25 (RealWorld)

2. Grand Fatilla - Global Shuffle (Grand Fatilla)

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

4. Aurelio - Landini (RealWorld)

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

6. Arun Ramamurthy Trio - Jazz Carnatica (Arun Ramamurthy)

7. Majid Bekkas - Al Qantara (Igloo)

8. Jane Bunnett - Jane Bunnett & Maqueque  (Justin Time)

9. Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca - La Rumba Soyo (Cumbancha)

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10:10 am
Mon October 27, 2014

John Holt Week, More From Haiti, A Trip To The Caribbean And A Halloween Extravaganza

Haitian country-compas band Boulpik

Monday October 27

Global Village heads to the Caribbean for music from countries in or bordering the Caribbean Sea – including Jamaica (the Paragons with John Holt, Bob Marley & the Wailers), Mexico (Sones de Mexico), the Dominican Republic (Francisco Ulloa), Barbados (Coalishun), Trinidad (the steel drum classic, Pan Rising, from Ritmos Unidos), and for the October Haitian music feature, a new release from the country-compas band, Boulpik, and from Sweet Micky.

Tuesday October 28

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8:38 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Kenya’s Heroes Day, Diwali, Jane Bunnett Special & The World Side Of Dizzy Gillespie

Haitian band Extra Golden

Monday October 20

Global Village marks the Kenyan Heroes Day holiday with music from Kenya artists and bands, including the Rift Valley Brothers, Extra Golden, Ayub Ogada, and Virunga. Plus birthday salutes to Tunisian oud master Anouar Brahem and reggae artist Luciano, and more music from Haiti for the October feature – this time from the Mini All Stars.

Tuesday October 21

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12:48 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Fela Week, Music From Haiti With A Dessalines Day Special And Simon Says

Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti

Monday October 13

Global Village has more music from Haiti for the October feature, kicks off Fela Week – with music from and related to the Afrobeat legend throughout the week to mark his birthday, and it’s ‘Simon Says’ with birthday celebrations for Paul Simon, Simon Nicol and some Simon songs from Joan Armatrading and Tito Puente.

Tuesday October 14

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8:29 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Birthdays Of Yo-Yo Ma, Bebo & Chucho Valdes, Cyril Neville And More

Yo-Yo Ma, acclaimed cellist

Monday October 6

Music from Africa takes center stage this time in the Global Village – including music from Ethio-jazz creator Mulatu Astatke; Algerian rai star Khaled; Congolese rumba great Papa Wemba; and a selection from the classic Divas of Mali compilation. Plus some blasts from the past from War and Al DiMeola.

Tuesday October 7

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1:00 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Jane Bunnett in the Global Village Studio with Chris Heim

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A very special Global Village is in the wings for this Friday evening as host Chris Heim welcomes musician Jane Bunnett into the Global Village studio at KMUW. Bunnett talks about her exploration of Cuban music and the fusion of Cuban styles with her own contemporary jazz compositions.

Bunnett and Heim take you through the small villages and hidden music of Cuba and explain the inventive fusion of several different and often hidden musical ways.

Listen to this bit of the interview and then tune in to Global Village this evening at 7pm on KMUW for an hour of Chris, Jane and music. 

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10:39 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Global Village Top 40 Albums Of September 2014

Global Village Top 40 Album: Jane Bunnett & Maqueque
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Global Village - Top 40 September 2014

1.  Jane Bunnett - Jane Bunnett & Maqueque  (Justin Time)

2.  Red Chamber - The Gathering (Za Discs)

3.  Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca - La Rumba Soyo (Cumbancha)

4.  Various - Role: New Sounds of Brazil (Mais Um Discos)

5.  Cumbia All Stars - Tigres en Fuga (World Village)

6.  Hollie Cook - Twice (Mr. Bongo)

7.  Various - Rough Guide to Arabic Cafe (World Music Network)

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