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SPECIAL: Trinidad Independence Day

KMUW Music is celebrating Trinidad Independence Day with five hours of music! Tune in to Global Village, Strange Currency, and Night Train on Thursday, August 31 from 7:00 p.m. to midnight.

Global Village will be celebrating  the Independence Day of Trinidad and Tobago with music from the dual-island nation, including steel drum music from Amoco Renegades and Desperadoes Steel Orchestra, such early calypsonians as the Tiger, Lord Executor and Wilmoth Houdini, and outspoken contemporary soca artists like David Rudder and Calypso Rose.

The special continues on Strange Currency with selections that spotlight calypso, soca, steel drum and other music from and inspired by Trinidad.

Finally, Night Train will serve up some calypso and steel drum inspired jazz from Phil Hawkins, Andy Narell, Jaco Pastorius, the Afro Bop Alliance Big Band and Monty Alexander’s Ivory and Steel. Plus music from August featured artist Jack DeJohnette’s Special Edition, and birthday salutes to Wilton Felder of the Crusaders and Italian pianist Stefano Battaglia.

  • Global Village | 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Strange Currency | 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
  • Night Train | 10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.