Global Village

Weeknights at 7pm

Join us weeknights at 7:00 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.  

Once again, Global Village is a winner in the annual Public Radio Exchange (PRX) Zeitfunk AwardsGlobal Village has been named the #1 Most Licensed Series and KMUW has been named the #1 Most Licensed Station.

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1. Various - Cumbia Beat Vol. 2 (Vampi Soul)
2. Ensemble Polaris - Uncharted Waters (Pipistrelle Music)
3. Tim Maia - Nobody Can Live Forever (Luaka Bop)
4. Souljazz Orchestra - Solidarity (Strut)
5. Antibalas - Antibalas (Daptone)
6. Quadro Nuevo - Grand Voyage (Justin Time)
7. Various - Songs for Desert Refugees (Glitterhouse)
8. Ablaye Ndiaye Thiossane - Thiossane (Sterns Music)
9. Jimmy Cliff - Rebirth (Sunpower)
10. Fatou Diawara - Fatou (Nonesuch)
11. Los Straitjackets - Jet Set (Yep Rock)

Throughout November Global Village highlights the music of Celtic Spain. Tucked into the northwest corner of the country, is the Celtic center of Galicia. It is a hilly and lush region of "a thousand rivers" and a beautiful coast with a corridor to the rest of Spain on one side, and Portugal, the Atlantic, and the Bay of Biscay on the other three. This beautiful and distinctive region has been shaped by a unique Celtic heritage, along with ties to the rest of Spain and, through a long history of seafaring and emigration, to many other parts of the world as well.

  1. Fatou Diawara - Fatou (Nonesuch)
  2. Easy Star All-Stars - Thrillah (Easy Star)
  3. Ba Cissoko - Nimissa (Cristal)
  4. Quadro Nuevo - Grand Voyage (Justin Time)
  5. Bester Quartet - Metamorphoses (Tzadik)
  6. Afro Funk - Body Music (Secret Stash)
  7. Lijadu Sisters - Horizon Unlimited (Knitting Factory)
  8. Various - London's Calling (Culture Clash)
  9. Ensemble Polaris - Uncharted Waters (Pipistrelle Music)
  10. Tim Maia - Nobody Can Live Forever (Luaka Bop)
  11. Various - Songs for Desert Refugees (Glitterhouse)
  12. Debo Band - De

Formed in 1970 and one of the most popular African bands of the decade, Senegal’s Orchestra Baobab created a blend of various African and Cuban styles and rhythms as entrancing today as it was when the group first began to play.

  1. Antibalas - Antibalas (Daptone)
  2. Ba Cissoko - Nimissa (Cristal)
  3. Bibi Tanga and the Selenites - 40° of Sunshine (Nat Geo)
  4. Sori Kandia Kouyate - La Voix de La Revolution (Sterns Music)
  5. Cassandra Wilson - Another Country (E One)
  6. Manuel Galban - Blue Cha Cha (Concord Picante)
  7. Melody Gardot - The Absence (Decca)
  8. Ablaye Cissoko/Volker Goetze - Amanke Dionti (Motema)
  9. Ablaye Ndiaye Thiossane - Thiossane (Sterns Music)
  10. The Spy from Cairo - Arabadub (Wonder Wheel)
  11. Anoushka Shankar - Traveller (Deutsche Gram

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (which begins September 15th), Global Village will feature the sounds of bugalu (or boogaloo) – a heady mix of Latin music and soul that made the scene for an all-too-brief time in the ‘60s.

August 15th is Indian Independence Day, marking the end of British rule and the birth of India as an independent nation and 2012 marks the 65th anniversary of that momentous event. To celebrate, Global Village features music of India throughout the month.

Top 40 Albums July 2012

Jul 25, 2012

  1. Paul Simon - Graceland (Legacy)
  2. Manuel Galban - Blue Cha Cha (Concord Picante)
  3. KonKoma - KonKoma (Soundway)
  4. English Beat - Keep the Beat (Shout!

Angelique Kidjo is among the best known, most influential and most highly honored of contemporary African music performers. She's been included in BBC and Forbes lists of influential Africans and placed among the most inspiring women in the world by the Guardian. She's also been honored with scores of awards including a Grammy, NAACP Image Award, Kora Award, Antonio Carlos Jobim Award, Medal of the Presidency of the Italian Republic, and Commander of the National Order of Benin, to name but a few.

Top 40 Albums June 2012

Jul 2, 2012

1. Riccardo Tesi - Madreperla (Materiali Sonori)
2. Paul Simon - Graceland (Legacy)
3. Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Twenty Dozen (Savoy Jazz)
4. Various - Long Live Boogaloo (Secret Stash)
5. Hamilton de Holanda - Brasilianos 3 (Adventure Music)
6. Paquito D'Rivera/Berta Rojas - Dia Y Medio (On Music)
7. Anoushka Shankar - Traveller (Deutsche Gramophon)
8. Various - African Blues (Putumayo)
9. Choban Elektrik - Choban Elektrik (Choban Elektrik)
10. Ljuba Davis Ladino Ensemble - East and West (Ljuba Davis)

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