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17 Hippies Play Guitar and George Harrison's Birthday

Monday, Feb. 24 2014

Global Village highlights a live set from flamenco guitar great Paco de Lucia, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band’s 35th anniversary release, acclaimed Balkan brass band group - the Boban and Marko Markovic Orkestar, and the great Jamaican guitarist and ska pioneer Ernest Ranglin.

Tuesday, Feb. 25 2014

SPECIAL: Global Village remembers George Harrison on his birthday with music he did with the Beatles, on solo albums, and as a guest artist with Ravi Shankar, plus covers of his songs from Beatlejazz, Soulive, Easy Star All Stars, the Skatalites, Larry Coryell and more.

*Strange Currency and Night Train also celebrate Harrison’s birthday tonight

Wednesday, Feb. 26 2014

Global Village celebrates birthdays of Johnny Cash (with a couple of classics from his Sun Records days), Crescent City legend Fats Domino, and baritone saxophonist (and member of the world-jazz group, TriBeCaStan) Claire Daly. Plus more from February featured artist Angelique Kidjo, and new music from border rock veteran Joe King Carrasco, Roma rocker Kal, and the Brazilian Beats 7 compilation.

Thursday, Feb. 27 2014

Global Village highlights some guitars from around the globe this time – including the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet from their Latin album; classical guitarist Liona Boyd from her Spanish Album; Leni Stern’s new Senegalese project, Jelell; a new release teaming up gypsy jazz guitarist Adrian Raso with the gypsy brass band, Fanfare Ciocarlia; and a track from the album 17 Hippies Play Guitar with guest guitarists Mark Ribot and Jacob Ilja.

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

Global Village wraps up a month-long feature of music from Angelique Kidjo with a track from her new album, Eve, featuring Dr. John; music from her first Parisian album Parakou; and a guest with acclaimed South African singer-songwriter Vusi Mahlasela. Plus birthday salutes to European world-jazz pioneer Pierre Doerge and Latin jazz and soul percussion great Willie Bobo.