Monday, February 11
Global Village features some Indian fusion in this visit – focusing on artists from India and from around the world who combine Indian music with rock, jazz and other styles of music. Among the artists featured are Bollywood legend R.D. Burman, Kronos Quartet from their album of music from R.D. Burman, electric Carnatic guitarist Prasanna, Indi-pop pioneer Sheila Chandra with Monsoon, Anoushka Shankar with Karsh Kale, and from Canada - Kiran Ahluwahlia , and the Sultans of String.
Tuesday, February 12
Global Village marks the birthday of musician and producer Bill Laswell with music he did with Manu Dibango, Mandingo, Ahlam and Gigi. The show also continues the February harp feature with music from some related instruments including kora (from Ballake Sissoko, this month’s Global Village at the Savannah Music Festival artist), the Kenyan harp (in tribute to Ayub Ogada who recently passed away) and the Greek lyre (with the Sokratis Sinopoulos Quartet).
Wednesday, February 13
Global Village celebrates the birthday of Peter Gabriel with his own world-influenced recordings, guest appearances with world music artists (including Angelique Kidjo, Afro Celt Sound System, and Youssou N’Dour), and music from artists on his RealWorld Records world music label, including Jam Nation, the Imagined Village and Papa Wemba.
Thursday, February 14
It’s hearts and flowers this time in the Global Village, celebrating Valentine’s Day with love songs from around the world. We’ll hear music from Bob Marley & the Wailers, Cuba’s Los Zafiros, South Africa’s Mahotella Queens, Brazil’s Astrud Gilberto and more.
Strange Currency & Night Train also have Valentine’s Day specials tonight.
Friday, February 15
In conjunction with the Global Village February harp feature, the show is devoted to a wide array of global harps. We’ll hear Welsh harpist Catrin Finch with kora player Seckou Keita, the Chieftains Celtic Harp/Edward Bunting tribute, ancient Chinese harp revived in the Pan Jing Ensemble, Colombian harpist Edmar Castaneda with Japanese pianist Hiromi, Galician harpist Rodrigo Romani, Venezuelan group De Norte a Sur, and Chicago-based Mexican folkloric ensemble Sones de Mexico.