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Global Village: Best of 2014

Music hosts Jedd Beaudoin, Chris Heim, Carla Eckels and Bill Pearce run down the best in music for 2014 - including selections for world, rock, local music, jazz, R&B, gospel, blues, rockumentaries and books about music.

Join KMUW's music hosts throughout January on Global Village, Strange Currency, Night Train, Crossroads, Soulsations and Straight No Chaser for a month-long feature of the Best of 2014. See individual show pages for more information on upcoming shows and to listen to past shows through the streaming archive.

Global Village: Best of 2014

  1. Grand Fatilla - Global Shuffle (Grand Fatilla)
  2. Sia Tolno - African Woman (LusAfrica)
  3. Various - Haiti Direct (Strut)
  4. Djessou Mory Kante - River Strings (Sterns Music)
  5. Aurelio - Landini (RealWorld)
  6. Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars - Libation (Cumbancha)
  7. Kepa Junkera - Galiza (Fol Musica)
  8. Adrian Joubran - Borders Behind (World Village)
  9. Toure-Raichel Collective - The Paris Session (Cumbancha)
  10. Boris Kovac & La Campanella - Eastern Moon Rising (Riverboat)
  11. Cumbia All Stars - Tigres En Fuga (World Village)
  12. Tony Allen - Film of Life (Jazz Village)
  13. Fela - Finding Fela OST (Knitting Factory)
  14. Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 - A Long Way to the Beginning (Knittiing Factory)
  15. Ibibio Sound Machine - S.T. (Soundway)
  16. Zongo Junction - No Discount (Electric Cowbell)
  17. Toumani & Sidiki Diabate - Toumani & Sidiki (Nonesuch/World Circuit)
  18. Paco de Lucia - Cancion Andaluza (Universal Music Spain)
  19. Unavantaluna - Isula Ranni (Finis Terre)
  20. Korrontzi - Tradition 2.1 (Arc Music)
  21. Sondorgo -Tamburocket: Hungarian Fireworks (Riverboat)
  22. Various - Rough Guide to Arabic Jazz (World Music Network)
  23. Various - Rough Guide to Psychedelic Cambodia (World Music Network)
  24. Various - Sounds of Siam Vol. 2 (Soundway)
  25. Souljazz Orchestra - Inner Fire (Strut)
  26. Fanfare Ciocarlia & Adrian Raso - Devil's Tale (Asphalt Tango)
  27. Yaaba Funk - My Vote Dey Count (Sterns Music)
  28. Jaro Milko & the Cubalkanics - Cigarros Explosivos! (Asphalt Tango)
  29. Cocek! Brass Band - Here Comes Shlomo (Cocek! Brass Band)
  30. Black Slate - World Citizen (Unit 8)
  31. Hollie Cook - Twice (Mr. Bongo)
  32. Mike Marshall & Choro Famoso - Segunda (Adventure Music)
  33. Oumar Konate - Addoh (Clermont Music)
  34. Arun Ramamurthy Trio - Jazz Carnatica (Arun Ramamurthy)
  35. Aziza Brahim - Soutak (Glitterbeat)


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.