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
6:41 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Top 40 Albums August 2013

1. Cesaria Evora - Mae Carinhosa (LusAfrica)
2. John Scofield - Uberjam Deux (EmArcy)
3. Garifuna Collective - Ayo (Cumbancha)
4. Jahcoustix - Frequency (Irievibrations)
5. Femi Kuti - No Place for My Dream (Knitting Factory)

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World Music
5:00 am
Mon September 2, 2013

September Feature: Mulatu Astatke

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Few artists can claim to single-handedly create a musical style, but Mulatu Astatke is one of them. He is the founder of Ethio-Jazz, a hypnotic blend of Ethiopian music and various jazz influences that has attracted a growing international audience in recent years. Throughout September, Global Village features music from Astatke, ranging from some of his earliest recordings to a new album and first international release, Sketches of Ethiopia, out September 10th.

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World Music
5:56 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Top 40 Albums July 2013

1.   John Scofield - Uberjam Deux (EmArcy)
2.  Peter King - Shango (Mr. Bongo)
3.  Various - Kenya Special (Soundway)
4.  Various - Rough Guide to Latin Psychedelia (World Music Network)
5.  Peter King - African Dialects (Secret Stash)

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World Music
5:10 am
Thu August 1, 2013

August Feature: Cesaria Evora

Throughout August, Global Village will highlight music from Cesaria Evora.
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Throughout August Global Village features music from the ‘Barefoot Diva’ of Cape Verde, Cesaria Evora, in honor of what would have been her 72nd birthday this month. Listen for breakthrough recordings she made in the 1980s up to her final posthumous album.

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World Music
5:23 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Top 40 Albums June 2013

1. Riccardo Tesi - Cameristico (Materiali Sonori)
2. Ebo Taylor & Uhuru Yenzu - Conflict (Mr. Bongo)
3. Peter King - Shango (Mr. Bongo)
4. Cesaria Evora - Mae Carinhosa (LusAfrica)
5. Jahcoustix - Frequency (Irievibrations)

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World Music
5:30 am
Mon July 1, 2013

July Feature: Carlos Santana

Throughout July, Global Village highlights music from Santana.
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Carlos Santana turns 66 on July 20 and Global Village marks the occasion by featuring his music throughout the entire month.

The Santana band formed in 1967, emerging from the heady San Francisco scene playing a new, distinctive and energetic blend of Latin rock, unusual for the  time and a harbinger of later 'world music' sounds and experiments.

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World Music
10:30 am
Fri May 31, 2013

June Feature: Accordion Awareness Month

Throughout the month of June, Global Village scours the planet for remarkable and diverse squeezebox sounds.

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World Music
7:50 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Top 40 Albums May 2013

1. Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba - Jama Ko (Out Here)
2. Lorraine Klaasen - A Tribute to Miriam Makeba (Justin Time)
3. Various - Rough Guide to Latin Psychedelia (World Music Network)

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World Music
9:58 am
Wed May 1, 2013

Top 40 Albums April 2013

Sunny Jain, leader of Red Baraat, topped the Global Village April new releases list.
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  1. Red Baraat - Shruggy Ji (Sinj)

  2. Cesaria Evora - Mae Carinhosa (LusAfrica)
  3. Narinkka - Suomiklezmer (Narinkka)
  4. Ballake Sissoko - At Peace (Six Degrees)
  5. Richard Thompson - Electric (New West)
  6. Various - Pop Yeh Yeh (Sublime Frequencies)
  7. Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba - Jama Ko (Out Here)
  8. Lorraine Klaasen - A Tribute to Miriam Makeba (Justin Time)
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World Music
8:09 am
Mon April 29, 2013

May Feature: The Soul Brothers and Pucho & the Latin Soul Brothers

Throughout May, Global Village joins Strange Currency, Night Train and Straight No Chaser for a B3 Month celebration, highlighting two bands that prominently feature the organ in their sound.

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