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Marley/Roots Revival, Crescent City & Beatle Birthdays & A Trip to TriBeCaStan

Monday, February 22

Global Village heads to the Crescent City to celebrate the birthday of one of the city’s R&B greats, Ernie K-Doe. Plus more music from Bob Marley and Roots Reggae Revival star Jesse Royal for the February feature; new music from Sidestepper; two acts with US tours – Danu and Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters; and a blast from the past from Pucho & the Latin Soul Brothers.

Tuesday, February 23

Global Village highlights some of the  contemporary artists and recordings from the Italian neo-folk revival – from the 50th anniversary recording of Bella Ciao, the theatrical production that kicked off the revival, to new music from Vesevo, Officina Zoe, Filippo Gambetta, and Kalascima, to fusions of Italian folks with a variety of influences from Migala, and the Taranta Nera Project.

Wednesday, February 24

Global Village highlights some global guitars - including the flamenco inspired music of the duo of Strunz & Farah and of Spain's Niño Josele, and African guitarists Vieux Farka Toure (the son of Ali Farka Toure), S.E. Rogie - the King of Palm Wine Guitar - and Djessou Mory Kante.

Thursday, February 25

Global Village remembers George Harrison on his birthday with music he did with the Beatles, on solo albums, and as a guest artist with Ravi Shankar - plus covers of his songs from Beatlejazz, Soulive, Easy Star All Stars, the Skatalites, Larry Coryell and more.

Friday, February 26

Global Village marks the birthday of baritone saxophonist Claire Daly with music she did with her own Quintet and with the quirky world-jazz ensemble TriBeCaStan. Plus more music for the February Bob Marley/Roots Reggae Revival feature including a classic roots track redone on the new Racines album from Ivory Coast’s Tiken Jah Fakoly with Jah 9. Also new music from Tinariwen and Baaba Maal, and two Juno nominees - Buffy Sainte-Marie and Lemon Bucket Orkestra.