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, February 15

Global Village celebrates Presidents’ Day with music from artists who ran for or won the office of president – including Dizzy Gillespie, Fela, Ruben Blades, and Michel Martelly – plus Les Ambassadeurs (because every president needs some) and Brenda Fassie’s tribute to South African President, Nelson Mandela.

Tuesday, February 16

Monday, February 8

Happy New Year! We celebrate Chinese New Year, Tet (Vietnam), Seollal (Korea), Losar (Tibet) or the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival in this visit to the Global Village. We’ll highlight traditional (Heart of the Dragon Ensemble), world fusion (Gao Hong and Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble) and contemporary pop (Sa Dingding) from China.

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1.       Tinariwen - Live in Paris (ANTI-)

2.       Tiken Jah Fakoly - Racines (Barclay)

3.       Black Masala - I Love You Madly (Black Masala Music)

4.       L'Attirail - La route interieure (Les Chantiers Sonores)

5.       Various - Senegal 70 (Analog Africa)

6.       Seffarine - De Fez a Jerez (Seffarine Music)

7.       SoulJazz Orchestra - Resistance (Strut)

8.       Lura - Herencia (LusAfrica)

Monday, February 1

Global Village kicks off the February feature marking the birthday of Bob Marley and highlighting the new roots reggae revival throughout the entire month. Plus a salute to Bob Marley’s favorite singer, Dennis Brown, on his birthday, new music from Black Masala, Mamadou Kelly, and the Souljazz Orchestra, and some soul jazz from organist Charles Kynard.

Tuesday, February 2

Monday, January 18

Global Village celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with songs dedicated to him, inspired by the Civil Rights Movement he lead, and that reflect human rights themes performed by artists from around the globe.

Tuesday, January 19

Monday, January 11

Global Village highlights some ‘roots’ sounds this time – including the song “Roots,” the B-side of a single from Bob Marley and the Wailers, roots albums from Ivory Coast’s Tiken Jah Fakoly (a 2015 Global Village favorite) and Brazil’s JoyceMoreno, and an Iberian roots project from El Naan (one of the picks for Best of 2015 from the Transglobal World Music Chart).

Tuesday, January 12

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  1.       Various - Senegal 70 (Analog Africa)

2.       L'Attirail - La route interieure (Les Chantiers Sonores)

3.       Gregorio Uribe Big Band - Cumbia Universal (Zoho)

4.       Polkaholix - Sex & Drugs & Sauerkraut (Monopol)

5.       Bixiga 70 - III (Glitterbeat)

6.       Tiken Jah Fakoly - Racines (Barclay)

7.       Dieuf-Dieul de Thies - Awsa Yone Vol. 2 (Teranga Beat)

8.       Black Masala - I Love You Madly (Black Masala Music)

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Monday, January 4

Global Village kicks off a month-long feature of the Best Of 2015 including show favorites and other award-winners, nominees and significant world music releases from the past year. Show favorites this time include the recent album from Efran Lopez and Black Masala  - along with music from Anoushka Shankar’s Grammy-nominated world music album, Home. Plus birthday salutes to singer Clive Gregson and guitarist John McLaughlin.

Tuesday, January 5

Monday, December 29

Global Village marks birthdays of two great American roots artists and members of inspired family groups - Pops Staples of the Staple Singers and Charles Neville of the Neville Brothers. Plus new music from St. Germain, Vieux Farka Toure with Julia Easterlin, Richard Thompson, and some rare music from Zambia from Brian Chilala.

Tuesday, December 29