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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2:30 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Global Village's Top 40 Ablums of December 2013

1.       Debademba - Souleymane (World Village)

2.       Africando - Viva Africando (Sterns)

3.       Le Grand Kalle - His Life, His Music (Sterns Music)

4.       The Liberators - Power Struggle (Record Kicks)

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

6.       Nashaz - Nashaz (Ziryab)

7.       Anoushka Shankar - Traces of You (Deutsche Grammophon)

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

9.       Juan Carmona - Alchemya (World Village)

10.   John Scofield - Uberjam Deux (EmArcy)

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11:19 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Best Music of 2013

Music hosts Jedd Beaudoin, Chris Heim, Carla Eckels and Bill Pearce run down the best in music for 2013 - including selections for world, rock, local music, jazz, R&B, gospel, blues, rockumentaries and books about music.

Join KMUW's music hosts throughout January on Global Village, Strange Currency, Night Train, Crossroads, Soulsations and Straight No Chaser for a month-long feature of the Best of 2013. See individual show pages for more information on upcoming shows and to listen to past shows through the streaming archive.

Best of 2013 lists:

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11:05 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Global Village's Top 20: Best of 2013

1.       Mulatu Astatke - Sketches of Ethiopia (Jazz Village)

2.       Tamikrest - Chatma (Glitterbeat)

3.       Various - Afrobeat Airways 2: Return Flight to Ghana (Analog Africa)

4.       Various - Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings from the 1970s & '80s (Soundway)

5.       Monoswezi - The Village (Riverboat)

6.       Debashish Bhattacharya and Friends - Beyond the Ragasphere (Riverboat)

7.       Garifuna Collective - Ayo (Cumbancha)/Danny Michel & the Garifuna Collective - Blackbirds Are Dancing Over Me (Cumbancha)

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12:30 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Top 40 Albums November 2013

1.       Various - Afrobeat Airways 2 (Analog Africa)

2.       Linda Thompson - Won't Be Long Now (Pettifer Sounds)

3.       Black Bazar - Round 2 (LusAfrica)

4.       Abelardo Carbono - El Marvilloso Mundo de Abelardo Carbono (Vampi Soul)

5.       Bombay Dub Orchestra - Tales from the Grand Bazaar (Six Degrees)

6.       Blue Riddim Band - Enter the Riddim (Rougher Records)

7.       Paul Simon - Over the Bridge of Time (Sony/Legacy)

8.       Tamikrest - Chaman (Glitterbeat)

9.       Nashaz - Nashaz (Ziryab)

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World Music
9:23 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Top 40 Albums October 2013

1.       John Scofield - Uberjam Deux (EmArcy)

2.       Mulatu Astatke - Sketches of Ethiopia (Jazz Village)

3.       Raya Brass Band - This Train Is Now (Raya Brass Band)

4.       Boban & Marko Markovic - Gipsy Manifesto (Piranha)

5.       Juan Carmona - Alchemya (World Village)

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World Music
5:50 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Top 40 Albums September 2013

1.       Mulatu Astatke - Sketches of Ethiopia (Jazz Village)

2.       Various - Rough Guide to the Music of the Mediterranean (World Music Network)

3.       Stepper - Sly & Robbie Present: Stepper Takes the Taxi (Taxi)

4.       Various - Afrobeat Airways 2 (Analog Africa)

5.       Roberto Fonseca - Yo (Jazz Village)

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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

Credit Asaf Antman / Flickr

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.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

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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