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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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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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World Music
9:56 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Global Village April Top 40: "Big Band, Mini Jazz and Twoubadou Sounds" top list

The compilation album Haiti Direct topped the list in the Global Village in April
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Global Village - Top 40 April 2014
1.       Various - Haiti Direct (Strut)
2.       Fanfare Ciocarlia/Adrian Raso - Devil's Tale (Asphalt Tango)
3.       Souljazz Orchestra - Inner Fire (Strut)
4.       Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars - Libation (Cumbancha)
5.       Yaaba Funk - My Vote Dey Count (Sterns)
6.       Adrian Joubran - Borders Behind (World Village)
7.       Various - Rough Guide to Latin Rare Groove, Vol. 1 (World Music Network)
8.       Da Lata - Fabiola (Agogo)

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World Music
1:14 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

World Accordion Day, Cinco de Mayo, Brazil’s Tania Maria and more

Tune in Tuesday for a World Accordion Day special

Monday May 5

Global Village celebrates Cinco de Mayo with music from the Mexican Institute of Sound, Sones de Mexico, and Esquivel. Plus birthday salutes to new tango bassist Pablo Aslan and Engish singer, guitarist and songwriter Martin Simpson, and also new music from the Souljazz Orchestra, and the Rough Guide to the Music of Mali.

Tuesday May 6

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World Music
1:40 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

In the Global Village: New Month, New Music time, an International Jazz Day special

International Jazz Day is this Wednesday, April 30.

Monday April 28

Global Village celebrates birthdays of guitarists Leni Stern and Steve Khan, Latin jazz pioneer Mario Bauza, and salsa star Willie Colon. Plus new music from the 25th anniversary Riverboat Records compilation and April featured artist Paco de Lucia as a special guest with Niño Josele.

Tuesday April 29

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