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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World Music
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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9:09 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Joao Gilberto, Bernard Purdie & Chick Corea birthdays this week in the Global Village

Brazilian singer and guitarist Joao Gilberto

Monday  June 9

Global Village has the ‘blues’ this time – with blue and blues related music from Richie Havens, Terry Callier, Boris Kovac & La Campanella, I.K. Dairo & the Blue Spots, RealWorld’s Big Blue Ball project, and the new Rough Guide to African Blues among the featured selections.

Tuesday  June 10

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10:24 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Da Lata caps Global Village's May Top 40

Da Lata's Fabiola No. 1 in May
Credit Album Cover Art

Global Village - Top 40 May 2014

1.       Da Lata - Fabiola (Agogo)

2.       Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars - Libation (Cumbancha)

3.       Kepa Junkera - Galiza (Fol Musica)

4.       Jerez Texas - Viento y Marea (Jerez Texas)

5.       Jaro Milko & the Cubalkanics - Cigarros Explosivos! (Asphalt Tango)

6.       Yaaba Funk - My Vote Dey Count (Sterns)

7.       Boris Kovac & La Campanella - Eastern Moon Rising (Riverboat)

8.       Garotas Suecas - Feras Miticas (VampiSoul)

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9:50 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Curtis Mayfield tribute, June featured artist Ernest Ranglin, and New Month/New Music

June featured artist Ernest Ranglin
Credit Avila Street Records

Monday  June 2

Global Village tours the Caribbean for music from Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica and Puerto Rico from the Mini All Stars, the Buena Vista Social Club’s Ibrahim Ferrer, Jose Gonzalez, and Burning Spear – plus music from Tin Hat, Madagascar’s D’Gary and the Bambara Mystic Soul compilation.

Tuesday  June 3

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9:12 am
Tue May 27, 2014

New music from Nigeria, Spain and Spanish Harlem + a final fling with accordions!

Kronos Quartet's latest world music project on Global Village
Credit Jay Blakesberg

Monday May 26

Global Village remembers Buena Vista Social Club pianist Ruben Gonzalez and Brazilian accordionist Sivuca for their birthdays. Plus new music from Monty Alexander’s Harlem-Kingston Express, Bobby Sanabria’s Que Viva Harlem!, and Yaaba Funk.

Tuesday May 27

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4:53 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

A Sun Ra Centennial Birthday Celebration, a visit to Brazil and many more birthdays

Monday May 19

Tonight in the Global Village, Indian world fusion – from the groundbreaking work of John McLaughlin with Shakti, to Tim Ries Indian/jazz reworking of music from the Rolling Stones, to music from the contemporary group Re-Orient. Plus Joni Mitchell, American Afrobeat group Antibalas, and the offbeat world sounds of the group TriBeCaStan.

Tuesday May 20

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World Music
2:44 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

A week-long tribute to Juan Formell, and birthdays of Steve Winwood, Stevie Wonder, & David Byrne

All week: a tribute to Cuban bassist, composer, and arranger Juan Formell, who passed away earlier this month.
Credit Roberto Ruiz

Monday May 12

Global Village marks birthdays of Steve Winwood and Brazil’s Bebel Gilberto –  highlights Balkan, British and Brazilian accordions for the May feature – and begins a week- long tribute to Juan Formell, founder of the pioneering Cuban band, Los Van Van.

Tuesday May 13

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