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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8:38 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Kenya’s Heroes Day, Diwali, Jane Bunnett Special & The World Side Of Dizzy Gillespie

Haitian band Extra Golden

Monday October 20

Global Village marks the Kenyan Heroes Day holiday with music from Kenya artists and bands, including the Rift Valley Brothers, Extra Golden, Ayub Ogada, and Virunga. Plus birthday salutes to Tunisian oud master Anouar Brahem and reggae artist Luciano, and more music from Haiti for the October feature – this time from the Mini All Stars.

Tuesday October 21

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12:48 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Fela Week, Music From Haiti With A Dessalines Day Special And Simon Says

Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti

Monday October 13

Global Village has more music from Haiti for the October feature, kicks off Fela Week – with music from and related to the Afrobeat legend throughout the week to mark his birthday, and it’s ‘Simon Says’ with birthday celebrations for Paul Simon, Simon Nicol and some Simon songs from Joan Armatrading and Tito Puente.

Tuesday October 14

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8:29 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Birthdays Of Yo-Yo Ma, Bebo & Chucho Valdes, Cyril Neville And More

Yo-Yo Ma, acclaimed cellist

Monday October 6

Music from Africa takes center stage this time in the Global Village – including music from Ethio-jazz creator Mulatu Astatke; Algerian rai star Khaled; Congolese rumba great Papa Wemba; and a selection from the classic Divas of Mali compilation. Plus some blasts from the past from War and Al DiMeola.

Tuesday October 7

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1:00 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Jane Bunnett in the Global Village Studio with Chris Heim

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A very special Global Village is in the wings for this Friday evening as host Chris Heim welcomes musician Jane Bunnett into the Global Village studio at KMUW. Bunnett talks about her exploration of Cuban music and the fusion of Cuban styles with her own contemporary jazz compositions.

Bunnett and Heim take you through the small villages and hidden music of Cuba and explain the inventive fusion of several different and often hidden musical ways.

Listen to this bit of the interview and then tune in to Global Village this evening at 7pm on KMUW for an hour of Chris, Jane and music. 

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10:39 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Global Village Top 40 Albums Of September 2014

Global Village Top 40 Album: Jane Bunnett & Maqueque
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Global Village - Top 40 September 2014

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

2.  Red Chamber - The Gathering (Za Discs)

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

4.  Various - Role: New Sounds of Brazil (Mais Um Discos)

5.  Cumbia All Stars - Tigres en Fuga (World Village)

6.  Hollie Cook - Twice (Mr. Bongo)

7.  Various - Rough Guide to Arabic Cafe (World Music Network)

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11:29 am
Tue September 30, 2014

New Month/New Music Friday, Coffee Day, Gandhi Day & Oct. Feature - Haiti

A Putumayo Blend: Music from the Coffee Lands
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Monday September 29

Special: It’s International Coffee Day and Global Village celebrates with some great java songs and music from coffee countries around the world.  The show highlights songs about coffee from Bob Marley, Willie Bobo, Otis Redding, and Herbie Mann; from the Qat Coffee and Qambus, and Music from the Coffee Lands compilations; and from musicians from the coffee-growing countries of Jamaica (Ernest Ranglin), Ethiopia (Mulatu Astatke), Colombia (Afrosound), Kenya (the Rift Valley Brothers) and more.

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10:41 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Jane Bunnett Special, King Sunny’s Birthday And “Classical World”

Canadian artist Jane Bunnett, subject of Friday's special edition

Monday September 22

Global Village celebrates the birthday of Nigerian star King Sunny Ade with music from one of his early international classics (Synchro System) and one of his later projects (Seven Degrees North) – plus a tribute to both Gerald Wilson and Joe Sample, and new music from Ricardo Lemvo, Peliroja, and the Friends from Rio Project.

Tuesday September 23

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10:46 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Celebrations For Hispanic Heritage Month & Mexican Independence Day

Latin jazz percussionist Mongo Santamaria

Monday September 15

SPECIAL: Global Village celebrates the start of Hispanic Heritage Month with a program devoted entirely to the wide range of Latin sounds and artists that have helped shape American music. Latin jazz, soul and rock are all featured, including some of the legends of the music, among them Machito, Mongo Santamaria, Los Lobos and Santana, along with rare sides from Joe King Carrasco, Flash & the Dynamics and more.

Tuesday September 16

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8:37 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Fania's 50th And Birthdays Of John Martyn, Roy Ayers, Mickey Hart & Raymond Scott

Happy Birthday to vibes player Roy Ayers

Monday September 8

Global Village highlights some meetings of different musical worlds, including world jazz fusion from George Brooks, Fareed Haque, and Lionel Loueke; a different approach to a Pat Metheny composition from salsa star Ruben Blades; the world chamber sounds of Ensemble Polaris; Spanish Celtic music from Milladoiro; and some bossa Beatles.

Tuesday September 9

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11:32 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Labor Day Special, New Month/New Music & Fania Records 50th

Celebrate Labor Day with the Strawbs

Monday September 1: Labor Day Special

Global Village celebrates Labor Day with songs about work and working, the people who do it and the joys of it - from the Strawbs, Toots Hibbert, Van Morrison, Sting, Abbey Lincoln, the Beatles, Jimmy Reed, the Roches and more.

Strange Currency and Night Train also feature music for Labor Day tonight.

Tuesday September 2

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