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
3:33 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

April Feature: Jimmy Cliff

Credit Philippe Jimenez / Wikimedia Commons

Throughout April, Global Village features music from one of reggae's most popular artists, Jimmy Cliff, in celebration of his 65th birthday.

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World Music
3:09 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Top 40 Albums March 2013

Ballake Sissoko leads Global Village's Top 40 album list for the month of March.
Credit Six Degrees Records
  1. Ballake Sissoko - At Peace (Six Degrees)
  2. Various - Rough Guide to Cumbia (World Music Network)
  3. Koby Israelite - Blues from Elsewhere (Asphalt Tango)
  4. Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino - Pizzica Indiavolata (Ponderosa)
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World Music
4:18 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Top 40 Albums February 2013

  1. Red Baraat - Shruggy Ji (Sinj)
  2. Various - The Cosimo Matassa Story (Proper)
  3. Various - Pop Yeh Yeh (Sublime Frequencies)
  4. Rabih Abou-Khalil - Hungry People (World Village)
  5. World Kora Trio - Korazon (Cristal)
  6. Richard Thompson - Electric (New West)
  7. Monoswezi - The Village (Riverboat)
  8. Ballake Sissoko - At Peace (Six Degrees)
  9. Fanga/Maalem Abdallah Guinea - Fangnawa Experience (Strut)
  10. Lemon Bucket Orkestra - Lume Lume (Fedora Upside Down)
  11. Various - Diablos del Ritmo (Analog Africa)
  12. Various - Cum
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World Music
12:22 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

March Feature: The Sound of the Kora

Throughout March, Global Village highlights one of Africa's most distinctive and enchanting instruments - the kora. We feature a wide range of recordings from legendary performers to emerging artists, traditional pieces to adventurous contemporary fusions that feature the kora.

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World Music
7:28 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Top 40 Albums January 2013

  1. Rabih Abou-Khalil - Hungry People (World Village)
  2. Terakaft - Kel Tamasheq (World Village)
  3. Various - Cumbia Beat Vol.
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1:50 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Africa Speaks, America Answers: Modern Jazz In Revolutionary Times

This Wednesday evening, Chris Heim features one of the artists profiled in Robin D.G. Kelley's book Africa Speaks, America Answers: Modern Jazz In Revolutionary Times.

Heim's review of the book:

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9:02 am
Fri January 18, 2013

February Feature: Mardi Gras Month - Samba and the Sounds of Brazil

Throughout February, Global Village teams up with Night Train (Louis Armstrong) and Crossroads (New Orleans Blues and R&B) for a month-long Mardi Gras celebration. In the Global Village, we journey to one of the world's carnival hotspots - Brazil.

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World Music
9:23 am
Fri December 28, 2012

Top 40 Albums December 2012

  1. Tim Maia - Nobody Can Live Forever (Luaka Bop)
  2. Tunji Oyelana - A Nigerian Retrospective (Soundway)
  3. Various - Diablos del Ritmo (Analog Africa)
  4. Various - Cumbia Beat Vol.
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12:07 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Best Books in Music of 2012 - Chris Heim's Picks

1. When I Left Home: My Story by Buddy Guy (DaCapo Press) The newly named Kennedy Center honoree offered a surprisingly readable look back at his life here, including a vivid account of the tough times he faced at first in Chicago and intriguing portraits of some of the blues legends whose paths he crossed on the way to become one himself.

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World Music
2:41 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Global Village Best of 2012

  1. Ensemble Polaris - Uncharted Waters (Pipistrelle Music)
  2. Anoushka Shankar - Traveller (Deutsche Grammophon)
  3. Rabih Abou-Khalil - Hungry People (World Village)
  4. Terakaft - Kel Tamasheq (World Village)
  5. Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars - Radio Salone (Cumbancha)
  6. Paco de Lucia - En Vivo (Decca)
  7. Enzo Avitabile - Black Tarantella (CNI Music)
  8. Staff Benda Bilili - Bouger Le Monde (Crammed Discs)
  9. The Funkees - Dancing Time (Soundway)
  10. KonKoma - Konkoma (Soundway)
  11. Antibalas - Antibalas (Daptone)
  12. The So
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