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.

Find out more about Global Village and world music on the Global Village Facebook page.

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Monday, April 10

Global Village celebrates birthdays of Bunny Wailer (one of the original Wailers), Cuban-born, U.S.-based eclectic Latin jazz pianist Omar Sosa, and exotica hit maker Martin Denny.  Plus a new reissue of a classic compilation of music from legendary Jamaican ska band, the Skatalites, a late ‘80s project from the father of Ethiojazz, Mulatu Astatke, that is being released internationally for the first time, and the modern tango sound of Otros Aires.

Tuesday, April 11

Monday, April 3

Global Village highlights nominees, honorees and performers at this year’s BBC Folk Awards, which take place Wednesday.  We’ll hear music from Ry Cooder and Al Stewart – Lifetime Achievement Award-winners, Woody Guthrie who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, and nominees including Rachael Newton, Martin Green, Breabach, 9Bach, The Gloaming, Furrow Collective, Kris Drever and Fara. Plus music from Richard Thompson, a Folk Awards Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, for his birthday.

Tuesday, April 4

Album Cover Art

  1. Girma Beyene & Akale Wube – Mistakes on Purpose/Ethiopiques 30 (Buda Musique)

 

Monday, March 27

Global Village devotes the show to Latin releases – including Afro- Cuban, contemporary Latin rock, Latin jazz and Afro-Latin music. Artists featured include legendary pianist Chucho Valdes with his tribute to Irakere, the pioneering Cuban band he co-founded;  U.S. based cumbia, boogaloo, and Latin rock bands Xixa, Grupo Fantasma, and Spanglish Fly; acclaimed Spanish singer Buika; bassist and jazz educator Carlos Henriquez; and Amadou Balake and Orchestra Baobab –  African performers who incorporated Cuban influences into their work.

Monday, March 20

Spring is here! And Global Village welcomes in the new season with a wide array of artists, styles and songs celebrating the ups (and downs) of spring. Among the artists featured: Erin McKeown, Dori Caymmi, the Chinese Music Ensemble of New York, Mariza and Hugh Masekela.

Tuesday, March 21

KMUW Music is celebrating St. Patrick's Day with five hours of music! Tune in to Global Village, Strange Currency, and Crossroads on Friday, March 17 from 7:00 p.m. to midnight.

Global Village will be celebrating with a wide array of Irish sounds, from traditional to contemporary, along with classic recordings and more recent releases. Among the artists featured: Van Morrison, Lunasa, Kila, the Chieftains, Afro Celt Sound System and Altan.

Monday, March 13

Global Village highlights world saxophones, including music from Tommy McCook, one of the founding members of Jamaica’s pioneering ska band, the Skatalites; Canadian saxophonist Jane Bunnett with the Cuban group, Maqueque; Norwegian world-jazz saxophonist Karl Seglem; flamenco sax from Jorge Pardo; and Senegalese saxophonist Dexter Johnson.

Tuesday, March 14

Monday, March 6

Global Village celebrates Ghanaian Independence Day with highlife and afrobeat sounds from such acclaimed artists as E.T. Mensah (“The King of Highlife”), Ebo Taylor, K. Frimpong, Pat Thomas and such groundbreaking compilations as Afrobeat Airways and Ghana Special that introduced music of that country to a wider international audience.

Tuesday, March 7

Album Cover Art

  1. Mamud Band – Dynamite on Stage! (Felmay)

 

  1. The Nile Project – Jinja (Zambaleta)

 

  1. Alsarah & the Nubatones – Manara (Wonderwheel)

 

  1. Clinton Fearon – This Morning (Boogie Brown Productions)
  1. Anda Union – Homeland (Hohot)

 

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