Global Village celebrates the birthday of award-winning tabla master Zakir Hussain with music he did along with Joe Zawinul, Ravi Shankar, Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead, Kronos Quartet, and with banjo star Bela Fleck and bassist Edgar Meyer. Plus more women in world music for the March feature, a Juno-nominated album from Sultans of String, and a Latin Grammy winning release just out in the U.S. from Brazilian mandolinist Hamilton de Holanda.
Tonight, New Settlers features Groovelily – an award-winning trio that is, in their words, hard to describe. They fuse acoustic, pop, classical, jazz, great vocal blends, and some hotshot solos. They're good. Very good. We recorded them at the Old Settlers' Inn.
Web Special: Here is a video collage of what you can expect.
Brand new music from captivating jazz and R&B artist, Rhonda Thomas. The talented songstress was a featured soloist and background singer for music legend Issac Hayes. Her new recording on Atlanta Records is called Vinyl Daze. Also hear selections from nine-time Grammy nominee Ledisi Young.
Web Special: Here is Ledisi performing her popular single "I Blame You" live from the 2013 Black Girls Rock! show.
Night Train kicks off this month's feature of music from saxophone, flute and tárogató player Charles Lloyd, who celebrates his 77th birthday on the fifteenth of this month, and we'll hear all week from trumpet player Clark Terry who died on February twenty-first at the age of 94, leaving behind an extraordinary legacy of music and jazz education.
Tonight we hear from Canada's own Rob McConnell and The Boss Brass, featuring Massachusetts born Phil Woods. Tune in for a new jazz album from the Chicago Yestet that includes horns, rhythm, spoken word, and vocals. Also hear saxophonist Coleman Hawkins and guitarist Wes Montgomery with the renowned Wynton Kelly Trio.
Global Village kicks off the March Women in World Music feature (for Women’s History Month) with music from African women from 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” – South Africa’s Miriam Makeba.