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, December 8

This time in the Global Village – some coastal sounds with music from Canadian group, Pacifika; from the Pacific Premiers album from Quartet San Francisco; the Garifuna Collective from the Caribbean coast of Central America; and from one of the pioneers of champeta music from the Caribbean coast of Columbia.

Tuesday, December 9

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1.    Zongo Junction - No Discount (Electric Cowbell)

2.    Alma Afrobeat Ensemble - Life Get No Dublicate (Slow Walk Music)

3.    Arise Roots - Love and War (Arise Roots)

4.    Medeski Scofield Martin Wood - Juice (Indirecto)

5.    Sia Tolno - African Woman (LusAfrica)

6.    Khun Narin Electric Phin Band - Khun Narin Electric Phin Band (Innovative Leisure)

7.    Toure - Raichel Collective - The Paris Session (Cumbancha)

Monday, December 1

Special: Global Village marks World Aids Day in a special show devoted to the world music side of the “Red Hot” releases, a series of some 16 recordings in various styles to benefit the Red Hot Organization.  Since it began in 1989, the Red Hot series has involved some 400 international artists and raised over $10 million dollars for AIDS education and prevention programs around the world.

Tuesday, December 2

Monday November 17

Global Village celebrates birthdays of two jazz artists who have incorporated world influences in their work – trombonist Roswell Rudd and bassist Ben Allison. Plus a newly released classic from Ethiopia, and new music from kora player Mamadou Diabate and Robert Plant.

Tuesday November 18

Monday November 10

Highlights in this visit to the Global Village include a classic from Toots & the Maytals, modern Chilean cumbia group Chico Trujillo, Italian neo-folk ensemble Newpoli, Taj Mahal with the Culture Musical Club of Zanzibar, and for the November saxophone feature Femi Kuti, the son of Afrobeat legend, Fela.

Tuesday November 11

Monday November 3

Global Village heads to the Balkans for music from early music master Jordi Savall’s Balkan Spirit, the Brooklyn-based Raya Brass Band, and one of the premier Balkan brass bands on the scene today – the Boban and Marko Markovic Orchestra. Plus stops in between to Lisbon, the Caribbean, Celtic Spain, and a “Saturday Night on Saturn” date with exotica legend Les Baxter.                                                                       

Tuesday November 4

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1. Various - RealWorld25 (RealWorld)

2. Grand Fatilla - Global Shuffle (Grand Fatilla)

3. Tony Allen - Film of Life (Jazz Village)

4. Aurelio - Landini (RealWorld)

5. Robert Plant - Lullabye and...the Ceaseless Roar (Nonesuch)

6. Arun Ramamurthy Trio - Jazz Carnatica (Arun Ramamurthy)

7. Majid Bekkas - Al Qantara (Igloo)

8. Jane Bunnett - Jane Bunnett & Maqueque  (Justin Time)

9. Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca - La Rumba Soyo (Cumbancha)

Monday October 27

Global Village heads to the Caribbean for music from countries in or bordering the Caribbean Sea – including Jamaica (the Paragons with John Holt, Bob Marley & the Wailers), Mexico (Sones de Mexico), the Dominican Republic (Francisco Ulloa), Barbados (Coalishun), Trinidad (the steel drum classic, Pan Rising, from Ritmos Unidos), and for the October Haitian music feature, a new release from the country-compas band, Boulpik, and from Sweet Micky.

Tuesday October 28

Monday October 20

Global Village marks the Kenyan Heroes Day holiday with music from Kenya artists and bands, including the Rift Valley Brothers, Extra Golden, Ayub Ogada, and Virunga. Plus birthday salutes to Tunisian oud master Anouar Brahem and reggae artist Luciano, and more music from Haiti for the October feature – this time from the Mini All Stars.

Tuesday October 21