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A Tribute To Charlie Haden, Al DiMeola’s Birthday, RealWorld & WOMAD Music

Monday  July 21

SPECIAL: Global Village pays tribute to bassist Charlie Haden who passed away earlier this month. In a special edition of the show, the world music side of Charlie Haden is showcased in music with the Liberation Music Orchestra, Cuban pianist Gonazlo Rubalcaba, Greek guitarist Nana Simopoulos, Portuguese Guitar master Carlos Paredes, and as part of an international trio with Brazilian guitarist Egberto Gismonti and Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek.

Tuesday July 22

Global Village marks the birthday of world fusion guitarist Al DiMeola with music he did as a leader, with his tango-inspired World Sinfonia group, and as part of the Guitar Trio with John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia. Plus more music for the July feature celebrating the 25th anniversary of Real World Records and this year’s WOMAD Festival – this time with music from Honduran singer and songwriter Aurelio, singer Marjan Vahdat, and Senegal’s Nuru Kane- also Hollie Cook’s new album, Twice, and the Grammy-winning Nocturne album from legendary bassist Charlie Haden.

Wednesday  July 23

Global Village highlights African musicians on RealWorld Records, as the show celebrates the 25th anniversary of the founding of the world music label throughout this month. Artists featured include soukous pioneer Papa Wemba, the Lion of Zimbabwe – Thomas Mapfumo, Senegal’s Pape and Cheikh, the Tuareg group Toumast, and Ugandan exile Geoffrey Oryema. Plus new music from the Rough Guide to African Blues, Australian Bollywood-rock group - the Bombay Royale, and the reunited U.K. reggae band Black Slate.

Thursday  July 24

Birthday salutes to Lynval Golding of the Specials and Caribbean jazz trumpeter Etienne Charles this time in the Global Village. Plus more music from the RealWorld label (Papua New Guinea’s Telek) and from this year’s WOMAD lineup (Ethio-jazz creator Mulatu Astatke and Mali’s Fatoumata Diawara) as the acclaimed world music festival gets underway today.

Friday July 25

Global Village visits Eastern Europe and the Balkans for some avant-klezmer from the Bester Quartet, eclectic contemporary klezmer from the 4th Ward Afro Klezmer Orchestra, a Balkan-inspired original from Canada’s Ensemble Polaris, and traditional and contemporary music from Bulgaria. Plus music from flamenco guitar legend Paco De Lucia and a little holiday trip to Sardinia with Los Straitjackets.