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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4:17 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

Global Village Top 40 Albums Of July 2014

Cumbia All Stars' album Tigres en Fuga
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Global Village - Top 40 July 2014

1.       Cumbia All Stars - Tigres en Fuga (World Village)

2.       Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 - A Long Way to the Beginning (Knitting Factory)

3.       Zongo Junction - No Discount (Electric Cowbell)

4.       Ziggy Marley - Fly Rasta (Tuff Gong)

5.       Various - Rough Guide to Arabic Cafe (World Music Network)

6.       Black Slate - World Citizen (Unit 8)

7.       Hollie Cook - Twice (Mr. Bongo)

8.       Third World - Under the Magic Sun (Cleopatra)

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8:45 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Moya Brennan Of Clannad And Charlie Haden Birthdays Plus August Featured Artist Toumani Diabate

Toumani Diabate, August featured artist and kora player

Monday  August 4

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4:11 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Polka King Frankie Yankovic, RealWorld At 25, Lunasa, And New Month/New Music

Polka King Frankie Yankovic

Monday  July 28

Global Village celebrates the birthday of Polka King Frankie Yankovic, and continues with more music from the RealWorld label – the July feature – this time with music from Congolese rumba great Tabu Ley Rochereau, Cuba’s Orquesta Reve, Finland’s Varttina, and UK reggae band, Misty In Roots. Plus a salute to Buffalo Soldier Day from Bob Marley, and new music from Ziggy Marley and Fela’s son, Seun Kuti.

Tuesday July 29

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4:46 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

A Tribute To Charlie Haden, Al DiMeola’s Birthday, RealWorld & WOMAD Music

Jazz bassist Charlie Haden

Monday  July 21

SPECIAL: Global Village pays tribute to bassist Charlie Haden who passed away earlier this month. In a special edition of the show, the world music side of Charlie Haden is showcased in music with the Liberation Music Orchestra, Cuban pianist Gonazlo Rubalcaba, Greek guitarist Nana Simopoulos, Portuguese Guitar master Carlos Paredes, and as part of an international trio with Brazilian guitarist Egberto Gismonti and Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek.

Tuesday July 22

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9:21 am
Mon July 14, 2014

In The Global Village: Bastille Day, Nelson Mandela International Day, Sixties World & the Silk Road

Celebrate Bastille Day with France-based group Lo'Jo

Monday  July 14

SPECIAL: Global Village celebrates Bastille Day with a special show devoted to music from France. Along with traditional music and musette, the show highlights French world music groups, and artists from different corners of the world who now call France home. Among the performers featured – Lo’Jo, Paris Combo, Kanda Bongo Man, Manu Dibango, Bibi Tanga, and Maurice el Medioni.

(Strange Currency and Night Train will also be celebrating Bastille Day tonight.)

Tuesday July 15

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10:58 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Birthdays of Joe Zawinul, Mavis Staples, Bela Fleck & More

Jazz fusion great Joe Zawinul

Monday  July 7

Global Village celebrates the birthday of world jazz fusion great Joe Zawinul and also of Cuban-born Latin jazz percussionist Arturo Stable. Plus more music from the RealWorld label and this year’s Woman Festival lineup – the July Global Village feature – and new African sounds from Yaaba Funk and Sia Tolno (with Fela drummer and musical director Tony Allen).

Music from Joe Zawinul will also be featured tonight on the Night Train.

Tuesday July 8

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1:22 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Global Village Top 40 Albums of June 2014

Global Village - Top 40 JUNE 2014

1.       Ernest Ranglin & Avila - Bless Up (Avila Street)

2.       Sia Tolno - African Woman (LusAfrica)

3.       Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 - A Long Way to the Beginning (Knitting Factory)

4.       Toumani & Sidiki Diabate - Toumani & Sidiki (Nonesuch/World Circuit)

5.       Various - Rough Guide to Psychedelic Cambodia (World Music Network)

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9:11 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Canada Day, Soul Night, New Month/New Music Time & New July Feature for RealWorld’s 25th

Celebrate Canada Day with Canada's Ensemble Polaris

Monday  June 30

Global Village highlights an array of Latin sounds this time around, including Latin psychedelia from Joe Cuba, Latin soul from percussion great Mongo Santamaria, Latin jazz from the Miles Español album in tribute to Miles Davis, Latin ska from the pioneering Skatalites, and some Latin rock from ‘70s Belgian artist Nico Gomez and from Santana.

Tuesday  July 1

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8:53 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Celebrating the Arrival of Summer, the Festival of the Sun & Madagascar’s Independence Day

Music group Tarika of Madagascar

Monday June 23

SUMMER SPECIAL: Global Village welcomes in 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 24

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8:44 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Afrobeat, Asian Rock and Ernest Ranglin Specials This Week in the Global Village

June featured artist Ernest Ranglin

Monday  June 16

An Afrobeat special this time in the Global Village to mark the birthday of Femi Kuti. Music from his father, Fela, and brother Seun Kuti, Australia’s Liberators, Italy’s Mamud Band, the U.S. based Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band, and the new Sia Tolno album featuring Fela music director and drummer Tony Allen are also featured.

Tuesday  June 17

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