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Wrapping Up Women In World Music, Starting World Jazz, Remembering Renbourn & New Month/New Music

Monday March 30

Global Village continues the March Women in World Music Feature with music from Spain’s Carmen Cuesta, Somalia’s Maryam Mursal, this year’s Juno Award winners for Best Jazz Album – Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, and birthday artists Astrud Gilberto and Norah Jones (with Anoushka Shankar from the Grammy-nominated Traces of You album).

Tuesday March 31

March 31st is Hug A Medievalist Day (really…you can read about it here and here).  Global Village celebrates with music from and inspired by the Middle Ages from DOA, Kirk Elliott & the Orchestra of Unmitigated Gaul, Radio Tarifa, Trio Mediaeval, the Dufay Collective, Jordi Savall with Hesperion XXI and more.

Wednesday April 1

Global Village marks the birthdays of reggae legend Jimmy Cliff and soul poet Gil Scott-Heron, and kicks off a new month’s feature, celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month with a variety of world jazz sounds – this time from Henry Cole & the Afrobeat Collective, guitarist Ernest Ranglin, and saxophonist Orlando Julius.

Thursday April 2

SPECIAL: Global Village pays tribute to innovative guitarist and songwriter John Renbourn, who passed away last week. He was a founding member of the popular English folk group, Pentangle, and an artist whose music creatively blended early music, blues, jazz and world influences. The show highlights music from Pentangle as well as recordings under his own name, from his work with guitarist Stefan Grossman, and from his Grammy-nominated albums with Robin Williamson and the John Renbourn Group.

Friday April 3

Each month, the Global Village New Month/New Music show features the best of new world music releases.

This time, as Global Village celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month with an April world jazz feature, the new releases show focuses in on some new titles that bring together jazz and international sounds, including music from the eclectic Rebel Tumbao, guitarist Rez Abbasi’s Acoustic Quartet, Brazilian pianist Eliane Elias, jazz fusion bassist Marcus Miller’s Afrodeezia release, clarinetist Anat Cohen, and flamenco and Afro-Cuban jazz pianist Alex Conde.