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, March 14

Global Village celebrates the birthday of arranger and exotica pioneer Les Baxter; more from March featured artists 17 Hippies (from the Phantom Songs album) and Solas (this time with former band member Karan Casey); and features new music from Snarky Puppy, and Michael Spiro & Wayne Wallace with La Orquesta Sinfonietta.

Tuesday, March 15

Monday, March 7

Some global fiddles this time in the Global Village, with music from All-Ireland Fiddle champion Liz Carroll, Quartet San Francisco, Kronos Quartet with Vietnamese composer and performer Van-Ahn Vanessa Vo, and Celtic viol from early music master Jordi Savall.

Tuesday, March 8

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1.       Tiken Jah Fakoly - Racines (Barclay)

2.       Vesevo - Vesevo (Vesevo)

3.       Sweet Honey in the Rock - #LoveInEvolution (Appleseed)

4.       Bareto - Impredecible (World Village)

5.       TriBeCaStan - Goddess Polka Dottess (Evergreene Music)

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

7.       Sokratis Sinopoulos Quartet - Eight Winds (ECM)

8.       Inti-Illimani - Teoría de Cuerdas (Inti-Illimani)

Monday, February 29

Leap Day means one extra day for the February feature and Global Village celebrates with an entire show dedicated to music from Bob Marley (from early ska days with Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh to the 2015 release of a classic show from his 1978 tour) and to some of the rising stars of the new reggae revival – including Etana, Jah 9, and Morgan Heritage with special guest Chronixx from the album that just took home the Grammy for Best Reggae Album.

Monday, February 22

Global Village heads to the Crescent City to celebrate the birthday of one of the city’s R&B greats, Ernie K-Doe. Plus more music from Bob Marley and Roots Reggae Revival star Jesse Royal for the February feature; new music from Sidestepper; two acts with US tours – Danu and Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters; and a blast from the past from Pucho & the Latin Soul Brothers.

Tuesday, February 23

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