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International Jazz Day + Birthdays Of Leni Stern, Mario Bauza, Ray Barretto + New Month/New Music

Monday, April 27

Global Village highlights fiddles and flutes this time – including the ‘fiddles’ of Beausoleil, Jordi Savall, and Violons Barbares, and the flutes of Yusef Lateef, Flook, and a featured flute in music from the Pacific Mambo Orchestra, a Tropical Music Grammy winner. Plus music from two Rough Guide compilations – Scottish Music and Arabic Café.

Tuesday, April 28

Global Village marks birthdays of salsa star Willie Colon, and three artists bringing together world and jazz influences (the April Global Village feature for Jazz Appreciation Month) – African-inspired jazz guitarist Leni Stern, Latin jazz pioneer Mario Bauza, and jazz guitarist Steve Khan.

Wednesday, April 29

Global Village continues the April Jazz Appreciation Month/World Jazz feature with more world-jazz artists with birthdays – this time percussionist and band leader Ray Barretto, flutist Dave Valentin, and the world music side of the legendary Duke Ellington, who was also born on this date.

Thursday, April 30

Global Village celebrates the UNESCO-sponsored International Jazz Day, the culmination of Jazz Appreciation Month, by featuring music from world music artists who are part in the big Jazz Day concert held this year in Paris – among them, Herbie Hancock, Hugh Masekela, Eliane Elias, Marcus Miller, and Femi Kuti.

The concert (and last year’s event) are available for both live and on-demand viewing on the Jazz Day website at jazzday.com

Night Train also celebrates International Jazz Day tonight with music from many of the jazz artists who also are part of this year’s Jazz Day concert (as well as wrapping up the April Billie Holliday Centennial birthday feature).

Friday May 1

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

African greats Thomas Mapfumo, Cesaria Evora, and Bassekou Kouyate

Rarities from the Buena Vista Social Club

The U.S. release of Hamilton de Holanda’s tribute to legendary Brazilian composer Pixinguinha

A brilliant new project from cellist Ophelie Gaillard exploring Latin classical and contemporary works

And some Balkan sounds from Romania’s Taraf de Haidouks and Brooklyn’s Tipsy Oxcart.