Monday, November 18
Global Village marks Moroccan Independence Day with a program devoted to music from that nation. We’ll hear some of the ‘70s artists who ushered in a new contemporary style of music; the meeting of the spiritual Gnawa and jazz artists Randy Weston and Don Cherry; eclectic master musicians like Hassan Erraji and Majid Bekkas, and more.
Tuesday, November 19
Global Village marks Garifuna Settlement Day, a national holiday in Belize to celebrate the Garifuna people and culture. This indigenous American and African people have long been a threatened culture and musicians have been at the forefront of the effort to preserve and bring to wider attention its wealth and beauty. We’ll hear music from a groundbreaking international release, Paranda, along with key figures like Andy Palacio, Aurelio, the Garifuna Collective and the Garifuna Women’s Project.
Wednesday, November 20
Global Village marks the birthday of the late, great Crescent City legend Dr. John. We’ll hear music from a number of his albums, along with guest appearances with Olu Dara, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Donald Harrison, Angelique Kidjo, Taj Mahal, and Cyril Neville, and as part of the New Orleans Social Club project.
Thursday, November 21
Global Village highlights some Afrobeat in this visit, including music from Fela’s sons Femi and Seun Kuti, Kiala – who worked in one of Fela’s bands, the Chicago Afrobeat Project, and Ghanian Afrobeat veteran Ebo Taylor. We’ll also hear some funky sounds from Mexico’s Sonido Gallo Negro, legendary New Orleans’ Mardi Gras Indian group Wild Tchoupitoulas with the Meters and the Neville Brothers, and Nigeria’s Shina Williams & His African Percussionists.
Friday, November 22
A triple birthday celebration in the Global Village for three legendary Spanish composers – Tárrega (11.21), Rodrigo (11.22) and de Falla (11.23) – with some of their most famous pieces performed by John Williams, Julian Bream and the Miles Español project. We’ll also hear music from Celtic Spain’s Cristina Pato and Rosa Cedrón , the Vahdat sisters from Iran , desert blues band Terakaft, and singer Cassandra Wilson.