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, September 7

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

Tuesday, September 8

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1.       Forro in the Dark - Forro Zinho (Tzadik)

2.       Various - Amplificador (Far Out)

3.       Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra - Vol. II (WST Ska Orchestra)

4.       Various - Rough Guide to Psychedelic Cumbia (World Music Network)

5.       ErsatzMusika - Navy Blue Nonesuch (ErsatzMusika)

6.       Nation Beat - Carnival Caravan (Nation Beat Music)

7.       Amara Toure - Amara Toure (Analog Africa)

8.       Les Ambassadeurs - Rebirth (World Village)

Monday, August 31

Global Village celebrates the 70th birthday of Van Morrison with some classic tracks and a guest appearance he made with the Chieftains. Plus a final visit with August featured artist Jordi Savall – this time with music from both volumes of The Celtic Viol; a birthday salute to world chamber jazz pioneer Paul Winter; and new music from Spiro, Tipsy Oxcart, and Seckou Keita.

Tuesday, September 1

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Monday, August 24

Global Village explores South American jazz – including new music from the Gabriel Alegria Afro Peruvian Sextet, Colombian percussionist Samuel Torre, and Forro in the Dark’s new project combining Brazilian influences with the music of John Zorn. Also Brazil’s Carlos Barbosa-Lima and Jovino Santos Neto, Diego Urcola and Dino Saluzzi from Argentina, and some “false Bahians” who play jazz-choro called Grupo Falso Baiano.

Tuesday, August 25

Monday, August 17

Global Village celebrates birthdays of Galician piper Cristina Pato, Lebanese oud player Rabih Abou-Khalil, Polish singer Grazyna Auguscik, and saxophonist Ike Quebec. Plus more music from early music master Jordi Savall (this time from his Orient-Occident project) and new music from Colombian harpist Edmar Castanada and Paquito D’Rivera with Quinteto Cimarron.

Tuesday, August 18

Monday, August 10

It’s international reggae this time in the Global Village – with reggae sounds from Nigeria, Ghana, Poland, Russia, and other far flung places where Jamaican music has been an inspiration. Among the artists and bands featured: Ersatz Musika, Rocky Dawuni, Rebel Tumbao, Jahcoustix, Hollie Cook and Nina Simone.

Tuesday, August 11

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Monday, August 3

Global Village pays a visit to Cuba in a variety of different ways – with music from pioneering Cuban bassist Cachao and from the groundbreaking Cuban band, Irakere; Bobby Sanabria’s Que Viva Harlem, a tribute to the birthplace of Latin jazz where Afro-Cuban and jazz influences first met; Jaro Milko’s mashup of Cuban and Balkan music; the Creole Choir of Cuba, a Cuban ensemble of Haitian descent;  and Cuban born, Canadian based artists Hilario Duran and Alex Cuba.

  Tuesday, August 4

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  1.       Chico Trujillo - Reina de Todas Las Fiestas (Barbes)

2.       Bolo - Bolo (Bolo)

3.       Various - Trojan Records Vinyl reissues: various titles (Sanctuary)

4.       Various - Afro-Caribbean Party (Putumayo)

5.       Flavia Coehlo - Mundo Meu (Mr. Bongo)

6.       Tipsy Oxcart - Upside Down (Tipsy Oxcart)

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

8.       Mbongwana Star - From Kinshasa (World Circuit)

Monday, July 27

It’s a potpourri of sounds from around the globe this time in the Global Village, including music from Paul Simon’s Graceland, exotica from the Arthur Lyman Group, Okinawa’s Shoukichi Kina, Monty Alexander’s Ivory & Steel Caribbean band, German reggae from Jahcoustix, and some Balkan sounds by way of Montreal from Briga.

Tuesday, July 28

Monday, July 20

Global Village celebrates the birthday of Carlos Santana (including a guest appearance with Angelique Kidjo and a live set with Buddy Miles), continues with more music from the Irish Celtic/World band, Kila, for the July feature (this time with music from their first full album and from a solo project from band piper, Eoin Dillon) – plus tracks from Tito Puente, Susana Baca, the Gipsy Kings and more.

Tuesday, July 21