Global Village tours the Caribbean for music from Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica and Puerto Rico from the Mini All Stars, the Buena Vista Social Club’s Ibrahim Ferrer, Jose Gonzalez, and Burning Spear – plus music from Tin Hat, Madagascar’s D’Gary and the Bambara Mystic Soul compilation.
If you’re thinking about attending an Indigo Girls concert or have in the past, you know that you should always expect the unexpected. The band wants to make sure that fans never see the same show twice.
“We’ll throw new songs in. I’ll be working on something and throw it in or we’ll do something with the opening band. We try to keep it fresh by just having a musical experience.”
Band co-founder Amy Ray says there are certain songs that fans have to hear and that the band has to play but those, she adds, are never a chore.
Monday, June 2: Guitarist Ty Citerman has been making rock-inflected jazz (and jazz-inflected rock) for well over a decade with the band Gutbucket. He’s just released his first solo album, Bop Kaballah, which blends elements of traditional Jewish music and the art of improvisation. Citerman is joined by his Gutbucket bandmates Ken Thomson and Adam Gold as well as good friend Ben Holmes. The record is in part influenced by Citerman’s own experience playing both secular and religious music.
David Lord and Les Easterby are two of the most recognizable names in Wichita music. Lord cut his teeth in the jazz-rock band Solagget and more recently The Wonder Revolution while Easterby worked his way through a number of bands including And Academy, The World Palestine and, more recently, The World Palindrome.
The old friends saw a lot of each other while Easterby was working on the latest World Palindrome recording and, Lord says, that’s when their first collaboration, The Wonder Revolution’s WOW, began.
Hear music from Chanel. She's one-half of the Dove Award winning duo Trin-i-tee 5:7. The smoky alto recently released her first solo gospel project.
Also listen for the latest news on national and local artists featured at the Wichita Riverfest Gospel concert set for Monday, June 2nd. 2013 Grammy award nominee Tamela Mann will be part of the lineup.
Night Train marks birthdays of singer Peggy Lee and jazz legend Miles Davis (including a special about the making of his classic album, Kind of Blue, in hour two of the show). Plus more from May featured artists John Scofield (including music he did with Miles) and Sun Ra, and new music from guitartists Dave Stryker and Greg Amirault.
Global Village remembers Buena Vista Social Club pianist Ruben Gonzalez and Brazilian accordionist Sivuca for their birthdays. Plus new music from Monty Alexander’s Harlem-Kingston Express, Bobby Sanabria’s Que Viva Harlem!, and Yaaba Funk.