Monday, November 12
It’s a squeezebox extravaganza this time in the Global Village with artists and bands from Italy, Serbia, Argentina, Russia, France and more that feature accordions and related instruments. Among the artists featured: Celtic band Solas, Berlin’s 17 Hippies, new tango group the Pablo Ziegler Quintet, Russia’s Trio Voronezh, and Italian accordionist Filippo Gambetta.
Tuesday, November 13
Global Village pays tribute to Tabu Ley Rochereau - one of the giants of African music and one of the architects of the popular soukous style of music.. We’ll highlight music from early in his career when he worked with Le Grande Kalle, some of his classic recordings, and several key artists who emerged from his influential bands.
Wednesday, November 14
In advance of the Latin Grammy Awards on November 15th, Global Village presents a special show highlighting a few of many nominees among the 49 categories in this 19th annual event. We’ll hear music from nominated releases by Dafnis Prieto, Nestor Torres, Ruben Blades, Carlos Franzetti, Mariza, Marta Gomez, Hamilton de Holanda, and Aterciopelados.
Thursday, November 15
Global Village celebrates the birthday of singer Marta Topferova, a Czech-born, U.S.-based artist inspired by a wide array of Latin styles of music. There’s also music from November featured artists Bert Jansch and Guo Gan, a tribute to saxophonist Sonny Fortune, and new music from Galician piper Susana Seivane, Swedish flamenco guitarist Robi Svard, and Afro-Portuguese artist Caterina dos Santos.
Friday, November 16
This time in the Global Village we highlight music featuring the erhu, a spiked fiddle that has been part of Chinese music for over a thousand years. We’ll hear music from November featured artist Guo Gan, erhu in a Chinese-Caribbean jazz setting from a recent album by Dongfeng Liu, and more traditionally oriented pieces from the Silk String Quartet and the Orchid Ensemble. Plus the latest from Madagascar’s Toko Telo, NEA Heritage fellow Rahim Alhaj, and the Mongolian band Anda Union.