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Labor Day Special, New Month/New Music & Fania Records 50th

Monday September 1: Labor Day Special

Global Village celebrates Labor Day with songs about work and working, the people who do it and the joys of it - from the Strawbs, Toots Hibbert, Van Morrison, Sting, Abbey Lincoln, the Beatles, Jimmy Reed, the Roches and more.

Strange Currency and Night Train also feature music for Labor Day tonight.

Tuesday September 2

Global Village plays tribute to Amadou Balake, one of the singers in the critically acclaimed Africando lineup that brought together New York based Latin musicians and African singers. The show also kicks off the September feature celebrating the 50th anniversary of Fania Records with music from the first album on the label (from Johnny Pacheco) and a classic from Eddie Palmieri. Plus birthday salutes to Horace Silver, new tango pianist Pablo Ziegler, percussionist Emil Richards, and Brazilian guitarist Laurindo Almeida.

Wednesday September 3

Global Village highlights a number of artists who offer inventive combinations of jazz with musical styles from around the globe, including the “Creole Soul” of Trinidadian trumpeter Etienne Charles; Afro-Peruvian jazz pioneer Gabriel Alegria; Indian percussionist Trilok Gurtu; North African jazz artist Maurice El Medioni;  Ethio-jazz pioneer Mulatu Astatke; and jazz meets flamenco in the Miles Español project.

Thursday September 4

Global Village does a tour to spots around the globe that are home to Celtic Music - including Cape Breton (for music from Mary Jane LaMond and Wendy MacIsaac), Spain (for the early music/progressive folk ensemble Doa), Ireland (for the acclaimed Chieftains with family band, the Corrs), and even a trip back in time for some early Scottish music (courtesy of early music master Jordi Savall) – plus Poland’s Bester Quartet, Italy’s Stefano Saletti, and Canada’s Ensemble Polaris.

Friday  September 5: New Month/New Music

Each month, the Global Village New Month/New Music show features the best of new world music releases. Highlights this time include:

Berlin’s 17 Hippies

Canadian-based Chinese acoustic quartet, Red Chamber

Canadian saxophone and flute player Jane Bunnett with a new Cuban band, Maqueque

Paquito D’Rivera’s Jazz Meets the Classics

Bebel Gilberto’s first studio album in five years, Tudo

New Rough Guide compilations of music from Palestine and the Sahara

And a two disc compilation from one of Africa’s premier bands, Les Ambassadeurs du Motel de Bamako.

Chris Heim produces and hosts Global Village, a nationally and internationally distributed world music show; the nightly jazz show Night Train, and Crossroads, KMUW’s twice-weekly blues and R&B show. Chris is also a critic and freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Utne, Global Rhythm, Dirty Linen, and Option, among others.