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Cambodian Independence Day, Music From South Africa & Ethiopia, And 2016 NEA Jazz Masters

Monday, November 9

Global Village celebrates Cambodian Independence Day with music from the Golden Age of Cambodian Rock and some contemporary groups and artists creating their own distinctive contemporary Cambodian music. Among the artists featured are Cambodian stars Sinn Sisamouth and Ros Seresyothea, contemporary bands Dengue Fever and Cambodian Space Project, and Cambodian-American artists Kmang Kmang and Bochan.

Tuesday, November 10

Global Village explores more music from Ethiopia including a track from Volume 13 of the the Ethiopiques series – Ethiopian Groove, singer Aster Aweke, contemporary instrumental band Qwanqwa, the father of Ethio-jazz Mulatu Astatke, and Dub Colossus. Plus new music from Brazil’s adventurous Bixiga 70 and contemporary Jamaican roots reggae band Raging Fyah, a classic from John Martyn, and desert rock band Tinarawen.

Wednesday, November 11

Global Village celebrates birthdays of two world-jazz artists – guitar and oud player Jussi Reijonen and percussionist Kahil El’Zabar – and also highlights the world music side of the newly named 2016 NEA Jazz Masters – Pharoah Sanders, Gary Burton and Archie Shepp. Plus more music from Ethiopia for the November feature - this time with a musical meeting of European and Ethiopian artists on Ethiopiques Vol. 14 – Jump to Addis.

Thursday, November 12

Some giants of African music are featured in this edition of the Global Village – including music from the classic Talking Timbuktu album from Ali Farka Toure with Ry Cooder; South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo (with special guest Dolly Parton); African reggae great Lucky Dube; and for the November Ethio feature - the Father of Ethio-Jazz, Mulatu Astatke.

Friday, November 13

Global Village journeys to South Africa for music from the acclaimed township group, the Mahotella Queens, popular singer-songwriter Vusi Mahlasehla, and second-generation reggae group O’Yaba. Plus music from the Caribbean-inspired Kobo Town, Monty Alexander’s Caribbean group Ivory and Steel, Ebo Taylor’s 1980 classic, Conflict, a blast from the past from Malo, and music from Ethiopiques Vol. 1 for the November feature.