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World AIDS Day, World Birthdays & New Month/New Music Time!

Monday, November 30

Global Village wraps up a month long feature of music from Ethiopia with American based artists Dexter Story and HailuMergia, and more from the critically acclaimed Ethiopiques series. Plus birthday salutes to South Africa’s Johnny Dyani, singer June Pointer and photographer/director Gordon Parks.

Tuesday, December 1

Global Village marks World AIDS Day in a special show devoted to the world music side of the Red Hot releases, a series of nearly a score of recordings in a variety of styles that benefit the Red Hot Organization.  Since it began in 1989, the Red Hot series has involved some 400 hundred international artists and raised millions of dollars for AIDS education and prevention programs around the world.

Wednesday, December 2

This time in the Global Village, a variety of flamenco styles and artists - including pop-flamenco hitmakers, the Gipsy Kings from their 25th anniversary release; a nuevo flamenco release from guitarist Juan Carmona; the Miles Español project that brought together musicians and influences from both jazz and flamenco; and the Rough Guide to Flamenco compilation.

Thursday, December 3

Global Village marks birthdays of English singer-songwriter Ralph McTell, Italian composer Nino Rota, and Latin jazz pioneer Machito, and highlights new music from Spanish neo-folk and early music multi-instrumentalist Efren Lopez, Canadian folk ensemble Vishten, the Ultimate Guide to Scottish Folk, and Putumayo’s new Vintage Latino compilation.

Friday, December 4

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

A beautiful collaboration between Indian sitarist Shujaat Husain Khan and Iranian vocalist Katayoun Goudarzi
A compilation of music from ‘70s Senegal
Big Band Cumbia from GregorioUribe
German punk polka band, the Polkahoix
The imaginary world sounds of the French band L’Attirail
Wild and wooly Balkan inspired music  from D.C. Black Masala
And a reworking of the famed Bella Ciao production that helped launch the Italian folk revival.