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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11:32 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Labor Day Special, New Month/New Music & Fania Records 50th

Celebrate Labor Day with the Strawbs

Monday September 1: Labor Day Special

Global Village celebrates Labor Day with songs about work and working, the people who do it and the joys of it - from the Strawbs, Toots Hibbert, Van Morrison, Sting, Abbey Lincoln, the Beatles, Jimmy Reed, the Roches and more.

Strange Currency and Night Train also feature music for Labor Day tonight.

Tuesday September 2

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10:54 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Global Village Top 40 Albums Of August 2014

Toumani and Sidiki Diabate
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Global Village - Top 40 August 2014

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

2.  Mike Marshall & Choro Famoso - Segunda (Adventure Music)

3.  Fela - Finding Fela OST (Knitting Factory)

4.  Sia Tolno - African Woman (LusAfrica)

5.  Sondorgo - Tamburocket Hungarian Fireworks (Riverboat)

6.  Mamadou Diabate - Griot Classique (Mamadou Diabate)

7.  Zongo Junction - No Discount (Electric Cowbell)

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8:34 am
Mon August 25, 2014

World Psychedelia & Birthdays Of Ladysmith’s Joseph Shabalala, Elvis Costello & Alice Coltrane

Celebrate Elvis Costello's birthday in the Global Village

Monday August 25

Global Village marks the birthdays of Elvis Costello and guitarist Pat Martino; highlights more from August featured artist, Toumani Diabate - this time from the groundbreaking album he did with trombonist Roswell Rudd called MaliCool; and showcases new music from the Brooklyn Afrobeat band, Zongo Junction, Latin soul band Henry Brun & the Latin Playerz, and reunited UK roots reggae group, Black Slate.                              

Tuesday August 26

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3:24 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Hungary’s Szent István Day & Kora Family Lines With Aug. Featured Artist Toumani Diabate

Emerging Hungarian world-folk band Sondorgo

Monday August 18

Global Village remembers Steely of the reggae duo Steely & Clevie on his birthday; highlights new music from Hollie Cook, Mike Marshall, and the Finding Fela soundtrack; and continues with more music from August featured artist, kora great Toumani Diabate, with music from his Djelika album, and as a guest with popular Malian duo, Amadou and Mariam.

Tuesday August 19

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9:29 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Birthday Salutes To Afrobeat Legend Tony Allen, English Folk Rocker Maddy Prior And More

Legendary Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen

 Monday August 11

Global Village takes a quick summer vacation to Italy with the help of neo-folk artists Enzo Avitabile and Elianto, jazz-influenced sounds from Daniela Nardi and Cassandra Wilson, and an import album from Bandadritica that combines music of Italy with sounds of the Balkans.

Tuesday  August 12

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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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