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Labor Day, Brazilian Independence Day & Fania Records Special

Monday, September 4

Global Village celebrates Labor Day with songs about work, workers, and working. Among the artists with topical songs are the Strawbs, Toots Hibbert, Van Morrison, Sting, Abbey Lincoln, the Beatles, Jimmy Reed, and the Roches.

Tuesday, September 5

Global Village kicks off the September Hispanic Heritage Month feature with a special devoted to music from Fania and its subsidiary labels. Known as ‘the Motown of Latin Music,’ Fania pioneered the sound of salsa and during its heyday had some of the biggest names in Latin music. We’ll hear music from label cofounder Johnny Pacheco, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Joe Cuba, the Fania All Stars and more.

Wednesday, September 6

Global Village continues the September Hispanic Heritage Month feature with a program devoted to pioneering and contemporary Latin rock and soul artists – including Santana, Malo with Carlos Santana’s brother Jorge, contemporary pan-Latin bands Grupo Fantasma, M.A.K.U. Soundsystem and Buyepongo, Congolese rhumba rock group Ry-Co Jazz, ‘60s chicano rock pioneers Thee Midniters, and Latin soul jazz master Pucho with His Latin Soul Brothers.

Thursday, September 7

Global Village celebrates Brazilian Independence Day with a wide array of styles and artists from that country. We’ll hear Ary Barroso’s classic song,”Brazil,” from Trio de Paz, Brazilian jazz from mandolin master Hamilton De Holanda, Afrobeat inspired music from Brazil’s Bixiga 70, nova bossa nova from Bossacucanova, the underground sounds of the Friends from Rio Project, one of the great voices of Brazil Virginia Rodrigues, and even some Brazilian music by way of Kansas City from Ensemble Iberica.

(Strange Currency and Night Train also celebrate Brazilian Independence Day tonight.)

Friday, September 8

Global Village marks birthdays of David Steele of English Beat and Fine Young Cannibals, and acclaimed Bollywood playback singer Asha Bhosle – continues the September Hispanic Heritage Month feature with music from Cannibal & the Headhunters (one of the first Mexican-American bands with a national rock hit) and Austin’s adventurous Grupo Fantasma – and highlights new music from Bokante (featuring Michael League of Snarky Puppy), reggae artist Christos DC, the Pop Makossa compilation, and the exquisite Arabic ensemble Duo Sabil.