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, May 11

SPECIAL: Global Village celebrates Twilight Zone Day with music inspired by the famed TV sci-fi show and capturing its trademark eerie spirit. Among the highlights, a song from Lorraine Feather inspired by the first episode of the show, reworkings of the show’s theme in songs by Manhattan Transfer and the B52s, and some exotica weirdness from Les Baxter and Raymond Scott.

Tuesday, May 12

Monday, May 4

Global Village highlights some ‘girl groups’ this time around – the rather rare offering in world music of groups featuring all-female lineups. We’ll hear Zap Mama, Angelique Kidjo (from her album Eve, dedicated to the women of Africa and featuring a number of female choirs), the Silly Sisters, the Roches, and from South Africa – the Mahotella Queens and the 12 Apostles Church Choir.

Tuesday, May 5

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1.       Dengue Fever - The Deepest Lake (Tuk Tuk)

2.       Rebel Tumbao - Rebel Tumbao (Sacred Rhythm Music)

3.       Samba Toure - Gandadiko (Glitterbeat)

4.       Anouar Brahem - Souvenance (ECM)

5.       Don Drummond - Memorial Album (Trojan)

6.       Various - Rough Guide to Psychedelic Salsa (World Music Network)

7.       Marcus Miller - Afrodeezia (Blue Note)

8.       Eliane Elias - Made in Brazil (Concord)

Monday, April 27

Global Village highlights fiddles and flutes this time – including the ‘fiddles’ of Beausoleil, Jordi Savall, and Violons Barbares, and the flutes of Yusef Lateef, Flook, and a featured flute in music from the Pacific Mambo Orchestra, a Tropical Music Grammy winner. Plus music from two Rough Guide compilations – Scottish Music and Arabic Café.

Tuesday, April 28

Monday, April 20

The Global Village Jazz Appreciation Month celebration continues this time with music from three birthday artists who bring together world and jazz influences in their work – ‘El Rey’ Tito Puente, one of the legends of Latin jazz, and two Middle Eastern artists – bassist Avishai Cohen and guitarist Issi Rozen. Plus music from two new reissues- one featuring music of ska pioneer Don Drummond, and the other with highlife great E.T. Mensah.

Tuesday, April 21

Monday, April 13

It’s New Years’ in Thailand and Cambodia, and Global Village celebrates with music from both countries. Plus more for the Global Village April celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month with world jazz sounds from vibes and percussion player Emil Richards, Joe Sample (of Crusaders fame) from a recent Caribbean inspired project with the NDR Big Band, and guitarist John Scofield from his new project with Gov’t Mule.

Tuesday, April 14

Monday, April 6

Throughout April Global Village celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month with a wide array of world jazz artists and sounds, including a birthday salute this time to one of the pioneers of African jazz, Randy Weston. Plus new music from Cambodian rock band, Dengue Fever, the Afrosound of Colombia Vol. 2 compilation, and Indian drum and brass band Red Baraat.   

Night Train will also feature music from Randy Weston tonight.

Tuesday, April 7

Album Cover Art

1.       Altan - The Widening Gyre (Compass)

2.       Anouar Brahem - Souvenance (ECM)

3.       Jaume Compte Nafas Ensemble - Tariq (Arc Music)

4.       Gov't Mule/John Scofield - Sco-Mule (Evil Teen)

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

6.       Nilson Matta - EastSideRioDrive (World Blue)

7.       Various - Algo Salvaje (Vampi Soul)

8.       Various - Rough Guide to African Rare Groove, Vol. 1 (World Music Network)

Monday March 30

Global Village continues the March Women in World Music Feature with music from Spain’s Carmen Cuesta, Somalia’s Maryam Mursal, this year’s Juno Award winners for Best Jazz Album – Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, and birthday artists Astrud Gilberto and Norah Jones (with Anoushka Shankar from the Grammy-nominated Traces of You album).

Tuesday March 31

Monday March 23

Global Village marks birthdays of eclectic vibes man Dave Pike, mandolin master David Grisman, and world- rock artist Damon Albarn. Plus music from flamenco great Paco de Lucia’s last album and more women in world music for the March Women’s History Month feature – including international star Angelique Kidjo and flamenco singer Estrella Morente.

Tuesday March 24