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More Women In World Music, New English & Irish Folk & A Birthday Salute To The Queen Of Soul

Monday March 23

Global Village marks birthdays of eclectic vibes man Dave Pike, mandolin master David Grisman, and world- rock artist Damon Albarn. Plus music from flamenco great Paco de Lucia’s last album and more women in world music for the March Women’s History Month feature – including international star Angelique Kidjo and flamenco singer Estrella Morente.

Tuesday March 24

Birthday celebrations this time in the Global Village for War harmonica player Lee Oskar, Can bassist Holger Czukay, and Oregon oboist Paul McCandless – plus the March Women in World Music feature continues with sitarist Anoushka Shankar (performing with her father, Ravi) and new music from contemporary African artist Dobet Gnahore. And there’s also music from the latest release from Tunisian oud player Anouar Brahem and a classic from Bob Marley.

Wednesday March 25

Global Village continues the March Women in World Music feature with music from one of the great Bollywood playback singers, Asha Bhosle, and also from the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, for her birthday. Global Village also marks the birthday of Fania Records founder, musical director, band leader and composer Johnny Pacheco, and highlights new music from Dengue Fever, the ‘60s Spanish garage band compilation, Algo Salvaje, and master percussionist Candido.

Thursday March 26

Global Village highlights some guitars from around the globe – including the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet; gypsy jazz guitarist Adrian Raso with the gypsy brass band, Fanfare Ciocarlia; a track from the album 17 Hippies Play Guitar with guest guitarists Mark Ribot and Jacob Ilja; and, as we continue the March Women in World Music feature, music as well from classical guitarist Liona Boyd and African fusion guitarist Leni Stern.

Friday March 27

Global Village explores some contemporary English and Irish folk artists and recordings this time – including the latest from Polka Works, Martin & Eliza Carthy, the Elizabethan Session, and Altan. Plus some traditionally inspired music from Central Europe from Slovakia’s Banda and Hungary’s Marta Sebestyan, and new music from guitarists Harry Manx and Boubacar Traore.