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A Weeklong Holiday Festival With New Holiday Releases, A Winter Special & Seasonal Specials

Monday, December 19

Global Village kicks off a week-long celebration of the season with a show devoted to new holiday releases for 2016. Highlights include new seasonal releases from the NOLA Players, Putumayo Presents Latin Christmas, the Lucy Smith Quartet, Kurt Elling and our pick for 2016’s best new holiday release, the exquisite folk/roots Wintersong from Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem.

Tuesday, December 20

It’s a Global Village holiday extravaganza, featuring seasonal favorites done world music style and holiday songs from various corners of the globe. Highlights include the salsa Christmas classic Asalto Navideño, a favorite from Louis Armstrong, a tiny Nutcracker from the Modern Mandolin Quartet, a holiday favorite done punk-polka style by Brave Combo and songs of the season from the Caribbean and New Orleans.

Wednesday, December 21

Global Village marks the first day of winter with a show devoted to songs of the season. Artists featured include Leonard Cohen, Gil Scott-Heron, Boys of the Lough, Bebel Gilberto, ErsatzMusika, Loreena McKennitt, Esquivel and more.

Thursday, December 22

It’s a Global Village holiday extravaganza, featuring seasonal favorites done world music style and holiday songs from various corners of the globe. Highlights include some ‘favorite things’ of Grant Green’s, a trenchant holiday original from Pumpkin Head Ted, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones with Tuvan throat singers on an inventive version of a holiday favorite, a gypsy jazz celebration from the Gypsy Hombres, some Caribbean seasonal favorites and a South African reinterpretation of a holiday classic.

Friday, December 23

Not a silent night, but a quiet one as Global Village celebrates the holiday season with some traditional, folk, and generally more gentle seasonal songs from around the globe - including some holiday Hawaiian slack key and flamenco guitar, along with music from the Westminster Concert Bell Choir, Loreena McKennitt, Anuna, Chaise Lounge, Boys of the Lough and the Modern Mandolin Quartet.