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Remembering Paco De Lucia, Best Of 2014, Birthdays Of Manual Galban, Allen Toussaint And More

Monday, January 12

Global Village marks the birthdays of cornetist and guitarist Olu Dara and Roland Alphonso, tenor saxophonist and founding member of the legendary Skatalites. Plus more of the best of 2014 – including the debut release from Afro funk and highlife band Ibibio Sound Machine, the reunited UK reggae group Black Slate and a tribute to Joe Cocker.

Tuesday, January 13

Special: As Global Village looks back at world music in 2014, the show will also remember musicians who passed away during the year. In this special rebroadcast, Global Village pays tribute to the life and music of legendary flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia, who was known for his technical brilliance and pioneering work in shaping ‘new flamenco.’ Global Village highlights work from throughout his career, including his first big hit in 1973 (“Entre Dos Aguas”) and his Latin Grammy winning Cositas Buenas album, as well as collaborations with the legendary flamenco singer Camaron de la Isla, the Guitar Trio (with Al DiMeola and John McLaughlin) and Chick Corea.

Wednesday, January 14

Global Village celebrates the birthdays of legendary Crescent City singer, songwriter and producer Allen Toussaint, Cuban guitarist and Buena Vista member Manuel Galbán, and world-fusion guitarist Nguyen Le. Plus more favorites from 2014 – including music from the Finding Fela soundtrack and The Sound of Siam Vol. 2, and new music from Jamie Dubberly & Orquesta Dharma and Eric Bibb.

Thursday, January 15

Global Village continues its look back at 2014, with music from the last album from flamenco guitar legend Paco de Lucia, Cuba meets the Balkans with Jaro Milko & the Cubalkanics, and a guest appearance from Ian McLagan with Tarika from Madagascar. Also birthday salutes to Ghanian percussionist Obo Addy and Captain Beefheart.

Friday, January 16

This time in the Global Village, some different stringed things – including kora (the World Kora Trio), sitar (from the legendary Ravi Shankar), ukulele (with a Grammy-nominated latest release from Daniel Ho), symphonic strings and flamenco (from Juan Carmona), the Soweto String Quartet with music of the South African townships, and Brazilian mandolin (by David Grisman).