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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1.       Anoushka Shankar – Land of Gold (Deutsche Grammophon)

2.       Buyepongo – Todo Mundo (Buyepongo)

3.       Fela Ransome Kuti & Koola Lobitos – Highlife-Jazz and Afro Soul (Knitting Factory)

4.       Lakou Mizik – Wa Di You (Cumbancha)

5.       Various – Rough Guide to a World of Psychedelia (World Music Network)

6.       Alma Afrobeat Ensemble – It’s Time (Slow Walk Music)

7.       Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble – Sing Me Home (Sony Masterworks)

Monday, May 30

Global Village remembers legendary Latin percussionist Armando Peraza on his birthday with music he did under his own name, with Santana, and with blues legend John Lee Hooker. Plus new music from Snarky Puppy, the Fela & Koola Lobitos compilation, and Buena Vista Social Club guitarist Eliades Ochoa – and more Music of India for the May feature from contemporary bhangra artist Taz and from world fusion composer James Asher.

Tuesday, May 31

Monday, May 23

Throughout May, Global Village is featuring music of India and this time, the entire program is devoted to music of the subcontinent. Among the highlights, music from the legendary Ravi Shankar (in a piece he composed with Phillip Glass), daughter Anoushka Shankar, and nephew (and raga-rock pioneer) Ananda Shankar, the Indian blues of Michael Messer’s Mitra, Iranian sitarist Abbas Mehrpouya, the contemporary sounds of Tabla Beat Science, acclaimed sarodist Ali Akbar Khan, and the classic Call of the Valley album.

Monday, May 16

Global Village features music from African women across the continent – including Nigeria’s Lijadu Sisters, Western Sahara’s Aziza Brahim, Mauritania’s Noura Mint Seymali, Les Amazones de Guinee, and “Mama Africa” herself – South Africa’s Miriam Makeba.

Tuesday, May 17

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1.       Fanfare Ciocarlia – Onwards to Mars! (Asphalt Tango)

2.       Las Hermanas Caronni - Navega Mundos (Adami)

3.       Various – Rough Guide to South African Jazz (World Music Network)

4.       Various – Rough Guide to a World of Psychedelia (World Music Network)

5.       Cocek! Brass Band – Round Two (Cocek Brass Band)

6.       Carrie Rodriguez – Lola (Thirty Tigers)

7.       Bombino – Azel (Partisan)

8.       Rokia Traore – Ne So (Nonesuch)

Monday, May 2

Global Village highlights award winners, including world and world-inspired music from Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winners – among them Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, George Harrison, Bob Marley, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and May featured artist Ravi Shankar. Plus music from a Juno-nominated release from Ayrad, and a Grammy and Latin Grammy-winning album from Carlos Vives.

Tuesday, May 3

Monday, April 25

Global Village highlights reggae and reggae influenced music from Bob Marley, his son Ziggy Marley, Jamaican guitar legend Ernest Ranglin, highlife-reggae-soul group Selasee & the Fafa Family and more.

Tuesday, April 26

Monday, April 18

Global Village highlights some wind instruments from around the world, including the Indian brass band Rajasthan Express, Romanian brass band (and April featured artists) Fanfare Ciocarlia, the Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band, saxophonist and 2016 NEA Jazz Master Pharoah Sanders, Argentine saxophonist Gato Barbieri, bass clarinetist Oran Etkin and more.

Tuesday, April 19

Monday, April 11

Global Village celebrates the birthday of singer Neville Staple of the Specials,  continues with more music from April featured artists Fanfare Ciocarlia – this time with music from their new 20th anniversary set, Onwards to Mars! – and highlights new music from Brazil’s Sociedade Recreativa, a Colombian roots project from Sidestepper, the One-Drop Anthems compilation, and a 50th anniversary release from one of the great groups of the Latin American New Song movement: Chile’s Inti-Illimani.