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, June 8

Guitarists from several different traditions are featured this time in the Global Village – Teta from Madagascar, Latin/Caribbean jazz fusion player Ray Obiedo, Mali’s Boubacar Traore, world jazz pioneer Gabor Szabo, and Harry Manx, who brings together Indian music and the blues. Plus blasts from the past from the Grammy-winning Folksongs for a Nuclear Village album from Shadowfax, and from the classic Shoot Out the Lights album by Richard and Linda Thompson.

Tuesday, June 9

Monday, June 1

Global Village kicks off the June Guitar feature with a program featuring a variety of global guitarists – including Santana, English folk great John Renbourn, African-fusion player Leni Stern, and some Latin Grammy-winning music from flamenco guitarist Tomatito with the legendary Paco de Lucia.

Tuesday, June 2

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1.  Fatoumata Diawara & Roberto Fonseca - At Home (Jazz Village)

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

3.  Ophelie Gaillard - Alvorada (Aparte)

4.  Taraf de Haidouks - Of Lovers, Gamblers & Parachute Skirts (Crammed Discs)

5.  Samba Toure - Gandadiko (Glitterbeat)

6.  Ludovico Einaudi - Taranta Project (Ponderosa)

7.  Anouar Brahem - Souvenance (ECM)

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

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Monday, May 18

Global Village highlights women of Africa this time, including acclaimed Malian singer Oumou Sangare; Dee Dee Bridgewater from her Malian-inspired Red Earth album; the last album from Cape Verde’s Cesaria Evora; Brazilian singer Ceu; and the Juno Award-winning tribute to Miriam Makeba from Lorraine Klaasen. Also listen for music from the acclaimed Cajun band Beausoleil, Buena Vista Social Club member Eliades Ochoa, and a Latin soul rarity from Flash & the Dynamics.

Tuesday, May 19

Monday, May 11

SPECIAL: Global Village celebrates Twilight Zone Day with music inspired by the famed TV sci-fi show and capturing its trademark eerie spirit. Among the highlights, a song from Lorraine Feather inspired by the first episode of the show, reworkings of the show’s theme in songs by Manhattan Transfer and the B52s, and some exotica weirdness from Les Baxter and Raymond Scott.

Tuesday, May 12

Monday, May 4

Global Village highlights some ‘girl groups’ this time around – the rather rare offering in world music of groups featuring all-female lineups. We’ll hear Zap Mama, Angelique Kidjo (from her album Eve, dedicated to the women of Africa and featuring a number of female choirs), the Silly Sisters, the Roches, and from South Africa – the Mahotella Queens and the 12 Apostles Church Choir.

Tuesday, May 5

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1.       Dengue Fever - The Deepest Lake (Tuk Tuk)

2.       Rebel Tumbao - Rebel Tumbao (Sacred Rhythm Music)

3.       Samba Toure - Gandadiko (Glitterbeat)

4.       Anouar Brahem - Souvenance (ECM)

5.       Don Drummond - Memorial Album (Trojan)

6.       Various - Rough Guide to Psychedelic Salsa (World Music Network)

7.       Marcus Miller - Afrodeezia (Blue Note)

8.       Eliane Elias - Made in Brazil (Concord)

Monday, April 27

Global Village highlights fiddles and flutes this time – including the ‘fiddles’ of Beausoleil, Jordi Savall, and Violons Barbares, and the flutes of Yusef Lateef, Flook, and a featured flute in music from the Pacific Mambo Orchestra, a Tropical Music Grammy winner. Plus music from two Rough Guide compilations – Scottish Music and Arabic Café.

Tuesday, April 28

Monday, April 20

The Global Village Jazz Appreciation Month celebration continues this time with music from three birthday artists who bring together world and jazz influences in their work – ‘El Rey’ Tito Puente, one of the legends of Latin jazz, and two Middle Eastern artists – bassist Avishai Cohen and guitarist Issi Rozen. Plus music from two new reissues- one featuring music of ska pioneer Don Drummond, and the other with highlife great E.T. Mensah.

Tuesday, April 21