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, July 6

Global Village heads to the Caribbean for music from Cuba, Jamaica, Trinidad, and Martinique, and more from Kali, the Solo Harmonites, Kermit Ruffins, Buena Vista Social Club, Ray Obiedo, and Playing for Change 3. Plus music from July featured group Kila’s breakthrough album, Tog E Go Bog E, and some Caribbean inspired music from the late, great Ornette Coleman.

Tuesday, July 7

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1.       Tipsy Oxcart - Upside Down (Tipsy Oxcart)

2.       Various - Don't Think I've Forgotten Soundtrack (Dust to Digital)

3.       Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba - Ba Power (Glitterbeat)

4.       Paquito D'Rivera & Quinteto Cimarron - In Aires Tropicales (Sunnyside)

5.       Mbongwana Star - From Kinshasa (World Circuit)

6.       Songhoy Blues - Music in Exile (Atlantic)

7.       Gao Hong - Pipa Potluck (Innova)

Monday, June 29

Global Village highlights some rockin’ accordion – including music from Brave Combo, Tom Waits, and conjunto legend Flaco Jimenez with both the Texas Tornados and Ry Cooder. Plus contemporary classical ensemble Kronos Quartet, roots reggae favorites Third World, Germany’s Bahama Soul Club, and Nigeria’s Beautiful Nubia & the Roots Renaissance Band.

  Tuesday, June 30

Monday, June 22

Global Village welcomes in the first full day of the new season with songs of summer from Bob Marley & the Wailers, Desmond Dekker, Ray Barretto, Bill Withers, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Michael Franti & Spearhead and more.

Tuesday, June 23

Monday, June 15

This time in the Global Village, we  ‘give the drummer some’ – with M’Boom - the all-percussion lineup led by Max Roach, Latin jazz percussion giant Mongo Santamaria, tabla master Tanmoy Bose, and world frame drum expert Glen Velez. Plus the Soul Brothers of South Africa, Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band, and Indian jazz fusion group, the Taal Tantra Experience.

Tuesday, June 16

Monday, June 8

Guitarists from several different traditions are featured this time in the Global Village – Teta from Madagascar, Latin/Caribbean jazz fusion player Ray Obiedo, Mali’s Boubacar Traore, world jazz pioneer Gabor Szabo, and Harry Manx, who brings together Indian music and the blues. Plus blasts from the past from the Grammy-winning Folksongs for a Nuclear Village album from Shadowfax, and from the classic Shoot Out the Lights album by Richard and Linda Thompson.

Tuesday, June 9

Monday, June 1

Global Village kicks off the June Guitar feature with a program featuring a variety of global guitarists – including Santana, English folk great John Renbourn, African-fusion player Leni Stern, and some Latin Grammy-winning music from flamenco guitarist Tomatito with the legendary Paco de Lucia.

Tuesday, June 2

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1.  Fatoumata Diawara & Roberto Fonseca - At Home (Jazz Village)

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

3.  Ophelie Gaillard - Alvorada (Aparte)

4.  Taraf de Haidouks - Of Lovers, Gamblers & Parachute Skirts (Crammed Discs)

5.  Samba Toure - Gandadiko (Glitterbeat)

6.  Ludovico Einaudi - Taranta Project (Ponderosa)

7.  Anouar Brahem - Souvenance (ECM)

8.  Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba - Ba Power (Glitterbeat)

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Monday, May 18

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

Tuesday, May 19