Halloween, Saints, Music From The New World, Bert Jansch & New Month/New Music Time
Monday, October 31
Global Village celebrates Halloween with some music tricks and treats, ghosts and goblins, and lots of spirited and scary sounds.
Tuesday, November 1
Global Village highlights some saints for All Saints Day, including some Haitian vodou saints or spirits to kick off the November feature of music from Haiti, and songs from Brian Eno, the Rebirth Brass Band and Dr. John. Plus birthday salutes to Latin soul and funk favorite Henry ‘Pucho’ Brown (with his Latin Soul Brothers) and Bay Area Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz master John Santos.
Wednesday, November 2
Global Village travels the New World with music from Haiti for the November feature, along with stops in Cuba, Jamaica, the Crescent City, and more. Among the highlights – a calypso classic from Maya Angelou, Jordi Salvall’s Colombina Songbook featuring music from the library of the youngest son of Christopher Columbus, Simon & Garfunkel’s meditation on “America,” the Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra, Cuba’s Buena Vista Social Club, and from Haiti – Les Freres parents with the Neville Brothers and Zenglen.
Thursday, November 3
Global Village remembers Bert Jansch on his birthday. One of the greats of acoustic guitar and a founding member of the pioneering and eclectic English folk-rock group, Pentangle, Jansch was a key figure and great talent of English folk – a master of not only traditional music, but an adventurous artist who incorporated jazz, world and blues influences into his work. The program ranges from his very first to later solo recordings, from the original edition of Pentangle to the reunited group, and music he also did with another Pentangle co-founder and acclaimed guitarist, John Renbourn.
Friday, November 4
It’s New Month/New Music time in the Global Village. Each month, Global Village devotes an entire show to the best of new world music releases. Among the highlights this time:
A number of wonderful new African releases – including from Angolan icon Bonga, Ethio sounds from Damakase and Yishak Banjaw, a new compilation of African Rumba, Canada-based South African artist Lorraine Klaasen, Benin’s legendary Orchestra Poly-Rythmo, and the African-inspired Portuguese band Terrakota. Plus some different sounds from Barcelona from modern tango group Otros Aires and the Barcelona Gipsy Balkan Orchestra. And rounding things out, Arizona’s Orkesta Mendoza, Turkey’s Cigdem Aslan, and the return of pianist Michel Camilo with flamenco guitarist Tomatito.