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Music of Haiti & Cambodia, Birthdays of Joni Mitchell & Morricone

Monday, November 7

Global Village marks the birthday of famed singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell with some world music inspired versions of her songs from Monty Alexander, the Rumba Club, and Carol Bach-Y-Rita, and Joni Mitchell as a special guest on Herbie Hancock’s River: The Joni Letters album. Plus birthday salutes to Brazilian composer Ary Barroso and Bay Area Latin jazz drummer and bandleader Brian Andres.

Tuesday, November 8

Global Village highlights some rockin’ accordion – including music from Brave Combo, Tom Waits, and conjunto legend Flaco Jimenez with both the Texas Tornados and Ry Cooder. Plus contemporary classical ensemble Kronos Quartet, roots reggae favorites Third World, Germany’s Bahama Soul Club, and Nigeria’s Beautiful Nubia & the Roots Renaissance Band.

Wednesday, 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 Cambodian stars Sinn Sisamouth and Ros Seresyothea, contemporary bands Dengue Fever and Cambodian Space Project, and Cambodian-American artists Kmang Kmang and Bochan.

Thursday, November 10

Global Village marks the birthday of famed film composer Ennio Morricone and eclectic jazz flutist Hubert Laws, continues with more music from Haiti for the November feature, and highlights new music from the critically acclaimed Urgent Jumping East African compilation, Latin percussionist Willie Bobo, and the elegant Thrace project from Jean-Guihen Queyras.

Friday, November 11

For the November feature of music from Haiti, Global Village devotes this entire show to exploring the range of music from that country - from the nation’s ‘second national anthem,’ “Haiti Cheri," through pioneers of modern Haitian music and key international compilations that brought the music to the attention of a wider international audience, to the bold “roots” sound and current hitmakers. Among the artists featured are Nemours Jean-Baptiste, Tabou Combo, Les Vikings, Boukman Eksperyans and Dat 7.