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.

"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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For the third year in row, KMUW 89.1 FM and its world music show Global Village are winners in the annual Public Radio Exchange (PRX) Zeitfunk Awards. KMUW was Number Two in the category of Most Licensed Station, edging out stations in New York, Chicago, and other major markets. Global Village, was also Number Five among Most Licensed Series.

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9:50 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Curtis Mayfield tribute, June featured artist Ernest Ranglin, and New Month/New Music

June featured artist Ernest Ranglin
Credit Avila Street Records

Monday  June 2

Global Village tours the Caribbean for music from Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica and Puerto Rico from the Mini All Stars, the Buena Vista Social Club’s Ibrahim Ferrer, Jose Gonzalez, and Burning Spear – plus music from Tin Hat, Madagascar’s D’Gary and the Bambara Mystic Soul compilation.

Tuesday  June 3

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9:12 am
Tue May 27, 2014

New music from Nigeria, Spain and Spanish Harlem + a final fling with accordions!

Kronos Quartet's latest world music project on Global Village
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Monday May 26

Global Village remembers Buena Vista Social Club pianist Ruben Gonzalez and Brazilian accordionist Sivuca for their birthdays. Plus new music from Monty Alexander’s Harlem-Kingston Express, Bobby Sanabria’s Que Viva Harlem!, and Yaaba Funk.

Tuesday May 27

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4:53 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

A Sun Ra Centennial Birthday Celebration, a visit to Brazil and many more birthdays

Monday May 19

Tonight in the Global Village, Indian world fusion – from the groundbreaking work of John McLaughlin with Shakti, to Tim Ries Indian/jazz reworking of music from the Rolling Stones, to music from the contemporary group Re-Orient. Plus Joni Mitchell, American Afrobeat group Antibalas, and the offbeat world sounds of the group TriBeCaStan.

Tuesday May 20

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World Music
2:44 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

A week-long tribute to Juan Formell, and birthdays of Steve Winwood, Stevie Wonder, & David Byrne

All week: a tribute to Cuban bassist, composer, and arranger Juan Formell, who passed away earlier this month.
Credit Roberto Ruiz

Monday May 12

Global Village marks birthdays of Steve Winwood and Brazil’s Bebel Gilberto –  highlights Balkan, British and Brazilian accordions for the May feature – and begins a week- long tribute to Juan Formell, founder of the pioneering Cuban band, Los Van Van.

Tuesday May 13

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World Music
9:56 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Global Village April Top 40: "Big Band, Mini Jazz and Twoubadou Sounds" top list

The compilation album Haiti Direct topped the list in the Global Village in April
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Global Village - Top 40 April 2014
1.       Various - Haiti Direct (Strut)
2.       Fanfare Ciocarlia/Adrian Raso - Devil's Tale (Asphalt Tango)
3.       Souljazz Orchestra - Inner Fire (Strut)
4.       Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars - Libation (Cumbancha)
5.       Yaaba Funk - My Vote Dey Count (Sterns)
6.       Adrian Joubran - Borders Behind (World Village)
7.       Various - Rough Guide to Latin Rare Groove, Vol. 1 (World Music Network)
8.       Da Lata - Fabiola (Agogo)

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World Music
1:14 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

World Accordion Day, Cinco de Mayo, Brazil’s Tania Maria and more

Tune in Tuesday for a World Accordion Day special

Monday May 5

Global Village celebrates Cinco de Mayo with music from the Mexican Institute of Sound, Sones de Mexico, and Esquivel. Plus birthday salutes to new tango bassist Pablo Aslan and Engish singer, guitarist and songwriter Martin Simpson, and also new music from the Souljazz Orchestra, and the Rough Guide to the Music of Mali.

Tuesday May 6

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World Music
1:40 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

In the Global Village: New Month, New Music time, an International Jazz Day special

International Jazz Day is this Wednesday, April 30.

Monday April 28

Global Village celebrates birthdays of guitarists Leni Stern and Steve Khan, Latin jazz pioneer Mario Bauza, and salsa star Willie Colon. Plus new music from the 25th anniversary Riverboat Records compilation and April featured artist Paco de Lucia as a special guest with Niño Josele.

Tuesday April 29

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9:13 am
Tue April 22, 2014

This week on Global Village: Reissues of rare African recordings, Arbor Day with Orchestra Baobab

Tune in Friday for the Afro-Cuban/Caribbean sounds of the Senegalese group, Orchestra Baobab.

Monday April 21

Global Village travels to Italy for music from Calibro 35, and their blend of funk, jazz and Italian crime drama soundtrack music, and for world-jazz ensemble, Elianto; to Eastern Europe for traditional music from the group Harmonia; and to Africa for Malian guitarist and vocalist Sidi Toure, popular ‘70s Ghanian band Vis-A-Vis, and Benin’s most famous export, Angelique Kidjo.

Tuesday April 22

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World Music
3:57 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Global Village highlights women of Africa, flautist Herbie Mann, more from our Paco de Lucia feature

Flautist Herbie Mann, featured Wednesday, is known for pioneering the fusion of jazz and world music.
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Monday April 14

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

Tuesday April 15

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World Music
2:35 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Afro-Cuban Latin jazz, Spanish composers and 'new-bossa' fusion in the Global Village

Afro-Cuban Latin jazz percussionist Mongo Santamaría among Monday's birthday tributes.
Credit Jack Hooke

Monday April 7

Global Village celebrates birthdays of Latin jazz and soul percussion master Mongo Santamaria, pioneering Nigerian drummer Olatunji, and sitar legend Ravi Shankar. Plus more from April featured artist Paco de Lucia, this time from an album he did featuring music from one of the great 20th century Spanish composers, Manuel de Falla - and de Falla’s Seven Popular Spanish Songs from the new classical-world project from Grammy-winning classical mandolinist Avi Avital.

Tuesday April 8

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