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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9:07 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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11:56 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Best Music of 2014

  Music hosts Jedd Beaudoin, Chris Heim, Carla Eckels and Bill Pearce run down the best in music for 2014 - including selections for world, rock, local music, jazz, R&B, gospel, blues, rockumentaries and books about music.

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11:44 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Global Village: Best of 2014

Music hosts Jedd Beaudoin, Chris Heim, Carla Eckels and Bill Pearce run down the best in music for 2014 - including selections for world, rock, local music, jazz, R&B, gospel, blues, rockumentaries and books about music.

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11:00 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Chris Heim's Picks: Best Music Books of 2014


1. On Highway 61: Music, Race and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom by Dennis McNally (Counterpoint)

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8:44 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Birthdays of Guitarists Adrian Belew & John Scofield + Holiday Specials

'Coal, Again!' from TriBeCaStan
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Monday December 22

Global Village highlights some global guitars this time - including the flamenco inspired music of the duo of Strunz & Farah and of Spain's Niño Josele, and African guitarists Vieux Farka Toure - the son of Ali Farka Toure, S.E. Rogie - the King of Palm Wine Guitar, and the brilliant new River Strings album from Djessou Mory Kante.

Tuesday December 23

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11:00 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Christmas, The Crescent City, The Caribbean, And The Clash

Paul Simonon, bassist with the Clash

Monday, December 15

Global Village kicks off the week with some holiday sounds from Cuba L.A and reggae’s Silvertones; new music from Medeski Scofield Martin Wood, and from Spain’s Alma Afrobeat Ensemble;  birthday salutes to Latin piano great Eddie Palmieri and Paul Simonon - bassist with the Clash; and one of the coolest versions of a BeeGees song you will ever hear (we promise).

Tuesday, December 16

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10:00 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Human Rights Day, Exotica And Birthdays Of Joan Armatrading, Dan Hicks, Toots Hibbert & More

British singer/songwriter and guitarist Joan Armatrading

Monday, December 8

This time in the Global Village – some coastal sounds with music from Canadian group, Pacifika; from the Pacific Premiers album from Quartet San Francisco; the Garifuna Collective from the Caribbean coast of Central America; and from one of the pioneers of champeta music from the Caribbean coast of Columbia.

Tuesday, December 9

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9:06 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Global Village Top 40 Albums For November 2014

Zongo Junction's 'No Discount' is the top album of November 2014
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1.    Zongo Junction - No Discount (Electric Cowbell)

2.    Alma Afrobeat Ensemble - Life Get No Dublicate (Slow Walk Music)

3.    Arise Roots - Love and War (Arise Roots)

4.    Medeski Scofield Martin Wood - Juice (Indirecto)

5.    Sia Tolno - African Woman (LusAfrica)

6.    Khun Narin Electric Phin Band - Khun Narin Electric Phin Band (Innovative Leisure)

7.    Toure - Raichel Collective - The Paris Session (Cumbancha)

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9:03 am
Mon December 1, 2014

World AIDS Day, New Month/New Music Day, And Birthdays Of Nino Rota, Kate Rusby & Anna McGarrigle

Monday, December 1

Special: Global Village marks World Aids Day in a special show devoted to the world music side of the “Red Hot” releases, a series of some 16 recordings in various styles to benefit the Red Hot Organization.  Since it began in 1989, the Red Hot series has involved some 400 international artists and raised over $10 million dollars for AIDS education and prevention programs around the world.

Tuesday, December 2

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8:26 am
Tue November 25, 2014

A Thanksgiving Feast, Gato Barbieri’s Birthday & More World Saxophones

Saxophonist Jan Garbarek

Monday November 24

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