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.

"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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For the third year in row, KMUW 89.1 FM and its world music show Global Village are winners in the annual Public Radio Exchange (PRX) Zeitfunk Awards. KMUW was Number Two in the category of Most Licensed Station, edging out stations in New York, Chicago, and other major markets. Global Village, was also Number Five among Most Licensed Series.

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World Music
2:55 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Paul McCandless of jazz ensemble Oregon, 'girl group' lineups in the Global Village

Paul McCandless (second from right) pictured with chamber jazz group, Oregon, on their 2012 release 'Family Tree.' McCandless turns 67 years old Monday.
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Monday  March 24

Global Village marks the birthday of Paul McCandless with music he did with the group he co-founded, the world chamber jazz ensemble, Oregon – along with guest appearances he made with Bela Fleck and Nguyen Le. Plus a classic from Van Morrison and new music from Anoushka Shankar- daughter of Ravi Shankar, and the critically acclaimed Tuareg group, Tinariwen.

Tuesday March 25

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World Music
8:52 am
Mon March 17, 2014

This week Global Village celebrates St. Patrick's Day and the arrival of Spring

The Gloaming released its self-titled debut album Jan. 20.

Monday  March 17

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World Music
2:36 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Bobby McFerrin's 'VOCAbuLarieS' and Balkan brass meets Gypsy jazz guitar

Ten-time Grammy winner Bobby McFerrin's release, VOCAbuLarieS. The album is a meticulously crafted intersection of voice, orchestra and improv.
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Monday,  March 10

Global Village marks the birthday of eclectic French percussionist Mino Cinelu. We’ll celebrate with music from his first solo album and guest appearances he made with new-flamenco star Vicente Amigo, legendary Malian singer Salif Keita, and guitarist Al Di Meola. Plus more great voices of South Africa – this time the Mahotella Queens – and some great ersatz Afrobeat from the Daktaris.

Tuesday, March 11

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World Music
2:34 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Specials: South African Gospel Choir, Fat Tuesday, Honoring Paco de Lucia

Featured group: The Soweto Gospel Choir

Monday,  March 3

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World Music
5:00 am
Mon March 3, 2014

February Top 40 in the Global Village

February's No. 1: Angelique Kidjo - Eve
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GLOBAL VILLAGE TOP 40: February 2014
1. Angelique Kidjo - Eve (429 Records)
2. Soweto Gospel Choir - Divine Decade (Decca)
3. Debademba - Souleymane (World Village)
4. Anoushka Shankar - Traces of You (Deutsche Grammophon)
5. Kepa Junkera - Galiza (Fol Musica)
6. Various - Haiti Direct (Strut)
7. Fanfare Ciocarlia/Adrian Raso - Devil's Tale (Asphalt Tango)
8. Tinariwen - Emmaar (Anti-)
9. Bossacucanova - Our Kind of Bossa (Six Degrees)
10. Various - Angola Soundtrack 2 (Analog Africa)

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world music
2:50 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

17 Hippies Play Guitar and George Harrison's Birthday

Thursday: 17 Hippies Play Guitar, the 2006 Hipster Records release from the Berlin-based acoustic group.

Monday, Feb. 24 2014

Global Village highlights a live set from flamenco guitar great Paco de Lucia, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band’s 35th anniversary release, acclaimed Balkan brass band group - the Boban and Marko Markovic Orkestar, and the great Jamaican guitarist and ska pioneer Ernest Ranglin.

Tuesday, Feb. 25 2014

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world music
5:15 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

A Haitian Tribute to Nelson Mandela, Africa's First Rock Band, and 'Classic Meets Cuban'

Michel Martelly - 'Sweet Mickey' Was Elected Haiti's President in 2011

Monday  February 17

SPECIAL: Global Village celebrates Presidents’ Day with music from artists who ran for or won the position of president – including Dizzy Gillespie, Fela, Ruben Blades, and the current president of Haiti – Michel Martelly – plus some ambassadors from Haiti and Brenda Fassie’s musical tribute to South African president, Nelson Mandela.

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world music
2:46 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Musical Hearts And Flowers In The Global Village

Michael Doucet adds a Cajun twist to Global Village's Valentine's Day feature

Monday, February 10

Global Village highlights world music covers of songs from Dylan, the Beatles and The Staple Singers; February featured artist Angelique Kidjo; the Easy Star All Stars; From Another World, a new world music tribute to Dylan and more.

Tuesday, February 11

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World Music
1:26 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Global Village Kicks Off February With Birthdays, Tributes And "New Month/New Music"

Music from Bob Dylan on Tuesday at the Global Village

Monday  February 3

Global Village kicks off the February feature of music from acclaimed African singer and activist Angelique Kidjo with music from her new album, Eve, and from her Grammy-winning release, Djin Djin. Plus music from one of two albums to take home the World Music Grammy this year, Savor Flamenco from the Gipsy Kings, and the winner for Regional Roots Music Album, Dockside Sessions from Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience.

Tuesday  February 4

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9:29 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Global Village's Top 30 Albums of January 2014

1. The Liberators - Power Struggle (Record Kicks)

2. Debademba - Souleymane (World Village)

3. Various - Pippermint Twist (Munster)

4. Dave Sharp's Secret 7 - Worlds (Vortex Jazz)

5. Papa Noel/Viviane A - Color (Buda Musique)

6. William Onyeabor - Who Is William Onyeabor? (Luaka Bop)

7. Black Bazar - Round 2 (LusAfrica)

8. Various - Angola Soundtrack 2 (Analog Africa)

9. Leni Stern - Jelell (Leni Stern)

10. Africando - Viva Africando (Sterns)

11. Various - Brazilian Beats 7 (Mr. Bongo)

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