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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Monday, August 3

Global Village pays a visit to Cuba in a variety of different ways – with music from pioneering Cuban bassist Cachao and from the groundbreaking Cuban band, Irakere; Bobby Sanabria’s Que Viva Harlem, a tribute to the birthplace of Latin jazz where Afro-Cuban and jazz influences first met; Jaro Milko’s mashup of Cuban and Balkan music; the Creole Choir of Cuba, a Cuban ensemble of Haitian descent;  and Cuban born, Canadian based artists Hilario Duran and Alex Cuba.

  Tuesday, August 4

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  1.       Chico Trujillo - Reina de Todas Las Fiestas (Barbes)

2.       Bolo - Bolo (Bolo)

3.       Various - Trojan Records Vinyl reissues: various titles (Sanctuary)

4.       Various - Afro-Caribbean Party (Putumayo)

5.       Flavia Coehlo - Mundo Meu (Mr. Bongo)

6.       Tipsy Oxcart - Upside Down (Tipsy Oxcart)

7.       Buena Vista Social Club - Lost and Found (World Circuit)

8.       Mbongwana Star - From Kinshasa (World Circuit)

Monday, July 27

It’s a potpourri of sounds from around the globe this time in the Global Village, including music from Paul Simon’s Graceland, exotica from the Arthur Lyman Group, Okinawa’s Shoukichi Kina, Monty Alexander’s Ivory & Steel Caribbean band, German reggae from Jahcoustix, and some Balkan sounds by way of Montreal from Briga.

Tuesday, July 28

Monday, July 20

Global Village celebrates the birthday of Carlos Santana (including a guest appearance with Angelique Kidjo and a live set with Buddy Miles), continues with more music from the Irish Celtic/World band, Kila, for the July feature (this time with music from their first full album and from a solo project from band piper, Eoin Dillon) – plus tracks from Tito Puente, Susana Baca, the Gipsy Kings and more.

Tuesday, July 21

Monday, July 13

Tonight in the Global Village music from merengue tipica master Francisco Ulloa, contemporary Caribbean sounds from the John Santos Sextet, pioneering zouk group Kassav, world-chamber music from Canada’s Ensemble Polaris, Afro-soul from Maloko and Angelique Kidjo, and Latin soul from percussion master Willie Bobo.

Tuesday, July 14

Monday, July 6

Global Village heads to the Caribbean for music from Cuba, Jamaica, Trinidad, and Martinique, and more from Kali, the Solo Harmonites, Kermit Ruffins, Buena Vista Social Club, Ray Obiedo, and Playing for Change 3. Plus music from July featured group Kila’s breakthrough album, Tog E Go Bog E, and some Caribbean inspired music from the late, great Ornette Coleman.

Tuesday, July 7

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1.       Tipsy Oxcart - Upside Down (Tipsy Oxcart)

2.       Various - Don't Think I've Forgotten Soundtrack (Dust to Digital)

3.       Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba - Ba Power (Glitterbeat)

4.       Paquito D'Rivera & Quinteto Cimarron - In Aires Tropicales (Sunnyside)

5.       Mbongwana Star - From Kinshasa (World Circuit)

6.       Songhoy Blues - Music in Exile (Atlantic)

7.       Gao Hong - Pipa Potluck (Innova)

Monday, June 29

Global Village highlights some rockin’ accordion – including music from Brave Combo, Tom Waits, and conjunto legend Flaco Jimenez with both the Texas Tornados and Ry Cooder. Plus contemporary classical ensemble Kronos Quartet, roots reggae favorites Third World, Germany’s Bahama Soul Club, and Nigeria’s Beautiful Nubia & the Roots Renaissance Band.

  Tuesday, June 30

Monday, June 22

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 23

Monday, June 15

This time in the Global Village, we  ‘give the drummer some’ – with M’Boom - the all-percussion lineup led by Max Roach, Latin jazz percussion giant Mongo Santamaria, tabla master Tanmoy Bose, and world frame drum expert Glen Velez. Plus the Soul Brothers of South Africa, Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band, and Indian jazz fusion group, the Taal Tantra Experience.

Tuesday, June 16