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Music Of Haiti, Three Great Spanish Composers & A Musical Feast For Thanksgiving

Monday, November 21

Global Village marks the birthday of Crescent City great Dr. John with music from his newest album and from his breakthrough album, In the Right Place. It’s also the birthday of percussionist Milton Cardona, and there’s music from the critically acclaimed Haitian roots band, Boukman Eksperyans for the November Haiti feature, and new releases from Brian Marsalla’s Imaginarium, the Meters, and the Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad.

Tuesday, November 22

Global Village highlights two reggae artists who share a birthday and also worked together – bassist and producer and Wailers band member Aston ‘Familyman’ Barrett, and Max Romeo. Plus more music from Haiti for the November feature, this time with two songs in tribute to the country from Trinidad’s David Rudder and the Chicago-based group, Roots Rock Society.

Wednesday, November 23

A triple birthday celebration in the Global Village for three legendary Spanish composers – Tárrega (11.21), Rodrigo (11.22) and de Falla (11.23) – with some of their most famous performed by John Williams, Julian Bream and the Miles Español project. Plus music from Celtic Spain’s Cristina Pato and Rosa Cedrón , the Vahdat sisters from Iran , desert blues band Terakaft, and singer Cassandra Wilson.

Thursday, November 24

Global Village serves up a feast for the holiday with songs about food. On the menu, Rice, Red Beans and Turnip Greens, Sweet Pumpkin, Hot Cross Buns with some Frim Fram Sauce and other musical delicacies.

Friday, November 25

Folk and roots sounds are featured this time in the Global Village – including some roots reggae from the Gladiators and Junior Murvin and Tiken Jah Fakoly’s new album in tribute to roots reggae; folk inspired sounds from America and Europe – including the latest from Michael Doucet, Sondorgo, the Dzambo Agusevi Orchestra, and the Nordic Fiddlers Bloc; and for the November Haitian Music feature, the ‘roots’ sound of Haiti which combines contemporary influences with traditional vodou and carnival music – including music from Sakad, Mawon, and Boukan Ginen.