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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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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8:25 am
Mon November 17, 2014

World Saxophones, World Jazz And Ethio-Jazz This Week In The Global Village

World jazz saxophonist Peter Apfelbaum

Monday November 17

Global Village celebrates birthdays of two jazz artists who have incorporated world influences in their work – trombonist Roswell Rudd and bassist Ben Allison. Plus a newly released classic from Ethiopia, and new music from kora player Mamadou Diabate and Robert Plant.

Tuesday November 18

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9:33 am
Mon November 10, 2014

World Saxophones, Buckwheat Zydeco’s Birthday And More In The Global Village

Ethiopian saxophonist Getatchew Mekurya

Monday November 10

Highlights in this visit to the Global Village include a classic from Toots & the Maytals, modern Chilean cumbia group Chico Trujillo, Italian neo-folk ensemble Newpoli, Taj Mahal with the Culture Musical Club of Zanzibar, and for the November saxophone feature Femi Kuti, the son of Afrobeat legend, Fela.

Tuesday November 11

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11:59 am
Mon November 3, 2014

The 200th Birthday Of The Saxophone Inventor, Cambodia's Water Festival & New Month/New Music

Celebrate Adolphe Sax, the inventor of the sax, with music from sax man Manu Dibango

Monday November 3

Global Village heads to the Balkans for music from early music master Jordi Savall’s Balkan Spirit, the Brooklyn-based Raya Brass Band, and one of the premier Balkan brass bands on the scene today – the Boban and Marko Markovic Orchestra. Plus stops in between to Lisbon, the Caribbean, Celtic Spain, and a “Saturday Night on Saturn” date with exotica legend Les Baxter.                                                                       

Tuesday November 4

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10:31 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Global Village Top 40 Albums For October 2014

RealWorld 25, featuring various artists, is the top album of October
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1. Various - RealWorld25 (RealWorld)

2. Grand Fatilla - Global Shuffle (Grand Fatilla)

3. Tony Allen - Film of Life (Jazz Village)

4. Aurelio - Landini (RealWorld)

5. Robert Plant - Lullabye and...the Ceaseless Roar (Nonesuch)

6. Arun Ramamurthy Trio - Jazz Carnatica (Arun Ramamurthy)

7. Majid Bekkas - Al Qantara (Igloo)

8. Jane Bunnett - Jane Bunnett & Maqueque  (Justin Time)

9. Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca - La Rumba Soyo (Cumbancha)

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