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Thai & Cambodian New Year, Herbie Mann’s Birthday & More April ‘World Jazz’

Monday, April 13

It’s New Years’ in Thailand and Cambodia, and Global Village celebrates with music from both countries. Plus more for the Global Village April celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month with world jazz sounds from vibes and percussion player Emil Richards, Joe Sample (of Crusaders fame) from a recent Caribbean inspired project with the NDR Big Band, and guitarist John Scofield from his new project with Gov’t Mule.

Tuesday, April 14

This time in the Global Village - music with a Portuguese twist – including L’Arpeggiata’s Mediterranean project with special guest, Portuguese singer Misia; the debut release from veteran Cape Verdean singer Ze Luis; Brazilian singer, pianist and composer Tania Maria; and some samba reggae from Jimmy Cliff.

Wednesday, April 15

World violins this time in the Global Village – including music from Indian violinist L. Subramaniam, a new album from Latin jazz violinist Federico Britos, Swedish fiddle as part of the lineup with Vasen on their new live set, and the latest from Tunisian oud master Anouar Brahem, which is his first project with string orchestra. Plus more music for the April Jazz Appreciation Month/World Jazz feature – this time from Spanish singer Buika with Pat Metheny, and Latin jazz star Paquito D’Rivera from his Grammy and Latin Grammy winning album, Song for Maura.

Thursday, April 16

In conjunction with the Global Village April world-jazz Jazz Appreciation Month feature, a celebration in this show of the world music side of jazz flutist Herbie Mann on his birthday. Though perhaps best known for his jazz and soul recordings, Mann was an early bossa nova adopter and explored Afro-Cuban, Middle Eastern and Eastern European music throughout his career. Also new music from the Helsinki-Cotounou Ensemble, Brazil’s Joyce Moreno, Tunisian oud master Anouar Brahem, and a return to the roots for Latin jazz trombonist Chris Washburne.

Friday, April 17

Global Village highlights the cumbia-influenced chicha music from ‘60s Peru and some contemporary cumbia from Argentina, reggae legend Jimmy Cliff and Balkan reggae from Mahala Rai Banda, and for the April world jazz feature – music from jazz violinist Regina Carter’s Reverse Thread album inspired by music from Africa and from Latin soul jazz greats Pucho & the Latin Soul Brothers.