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New Feature, New Month/New Music Show & Miriam Makeba’s Birthday

Monday March 2

Global Village kicks off the March Women in World Music feature (for Women’s History Month) with music from African women from across the continent – including Nigeria’s Lijadu Sisters, Western Sahara’s Aziza Brahim, Mauritania’s Noura Mint Seymali, Les Amazones de Guinee, and “Mama Africa” – South Africa’s Miriam Makeba.

Tuesday March 3

Global Village highlights world music covers of songs from Dylan, the Beatles, James Bond films, the Staple Singers, and more – plus more female artists from around the world for the March Women’s History Month feature, this time including Grammy winner Angelique Kidjo, Cape Verdean vocalist Lura, and Vietnamese singer Huong Thanh.

Wednesday March 4

Global Village celebrates the birthday of “Mama Africa”- Miriam Makeba, New Orleans percussionist Jason Marsalis, and Norwegian world-jazz pioneer Jan Garbarek. Plus new music from the Rough Guide to Psychedelic India compilation and a sneak peek at the forthcoming album from Cuban-born pianist and composer Omar Sosa.

Thursday March 5

Global Village marks birthdays of Zimbabwean singer and songwriter Chiwoniso and Caribbean star Eddy Grant – and highlights new music from Spain from the Algo Salvaje compilation of ‘60s Spanish garage rock, Spanish Afrobeat group, Alma Afrobeat Ensemble, and Basque neo-folk group Korrontzi.

Friday March 6

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

New African titles and reissues from Highlife King E.T. Mensah, Mali’s BKO Quintet and the Rough Guide to African Rare Groove compilation

Brazilian sounds from the acclaimed singer Joyce Morena, rising star Ceumar and master bassist Nilson Matta

The return of the veteran Irish band, Altan, and a new Celtic Café compilation

And the return as well of Tunisian oud player Anouar Brahem with an exquisite new project with his quartet and orchestra called Souvenance.