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International Coffee Day, Youssou N’Dour’s Birthday & New Month/New Music Time

Monday, September 28

Global Village marks birthdays of legendary soul singer Ben E. King, legendary Bollywood playback singer Lata Mangeshkar, zydeco star C.J. Chenier (the son of Zydeco King Clifton Chenier), and Brazilian soul pioneer Tim Maia. Plus music from September featured artists, Third World, and new music from Tom Teasley and the Vintage Latino compilation.

Tuesday, September 29

Global Village celebrates International Coffee Day with music about coffee and from the coffee lands – including selections from the Ink Spots, Robert Plant, Bob Marley, Herbie Mann, and the Music from the Coffee Lands, and Qat, Coffee & Qambus compilations. Plus the world music side of jazz fusion violinist Jean Luc Ponty for his birthday.

Wednesday, September 30

Global Village highlights Latin sounds from percussionist Steve Kroon, trumpeter Arturo Sandoval , contemporary cumbia rock group Chico Trujillo, and Brian Andres & the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel. Plus the acclaimed African group, Staff Benda Bilili, folk guitar greats John Renbourn and Stefan Grossman, and Brazil meets bluegrass group Nation Beat.

Thursday, October 1

Global Village celebrates the birthday of one of Senegal’s greatest stars and one of the giants of world music – Youssou N’Dour. The program highlights music from his early recordings to his Grammy-winning Egypt album to a soon-to-be released album recorded during his breakthrough 1987 tour with Peter Gabriel – along with guest appearances with Peter Gabriel, Orchestra Baobab, Harry Belafonte, Carlou D, and more.

Friday, October 2

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

A new live album from Youssou N’dour, taken from his breakthrough ‘80s tour with Peter Gabriel

Canada’s Souljazz Orchestra, with a French Caribbean flavored new album

Quirky world jazz ensemble, TriBeCaStan, back with Goddess Polka Dottess

Two new titles – a reissue and a new release – from Senegal’s Daby Toure

Emerging talent from Mali on the new compilation, Lost in Mali

And previously unreleased early material from the great English folk guitarist John Renbourn.