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Hispanic Heritage Month, World Jazz & Birthdays Of John Martyn, Mickey Hart, Steve Berlin & More

Monday, September 11

Global Village celebrates birthdays of English folk rock great John Martyn, and also the birthday of Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart. We’ll hear several varied selections from Martyn, and we’ll explore Hart’s world music excursions with Planet Drum, the taiko group Kodo, and the Diga Rhythm Band. Plus the latest from the Canadian world duo Rakkatak, and blues and desert blues guitarist Ramon Goose, and the Hispanic Heritage Month feature continues with one of the leading figures on the contemporary Latin jazz scene, Cuban-born, Bay Area based pianist Omar Sosa.

Tuesday, September 12

Global Village marks birthdays of two artists with deep Latin jazz roots for the September Hispanic Heritage Month feature – trumpeter Brian Lynch and trombonist Steve Turre. It’s also the birthday of Israeli pianist Idan Raichel and world/jazz percussionist Adam Rudolph – and there’s new music from New Kingston and Mamadou Kelly.

Wednesday, September 13

Global Village takes off on another exploration of world jazz, including some Latin jazz for the Hispanic Heritage Month feature. Among the highlights - the jazz side of Fela with his early band, Koola Lobitos; a tribute to John Coltrane from Carlos Santana with John McLaughlin; the African Jazz Pioneers; a flamenco-jazz release from Terceto Kali; and Oliver Lake’s Steel Quartet.

Thursday, September 14

As Global Village continues its Hispanic Heritage Month feature, it’s birthday salutes this time to Steve Berlin, perhaps best known for his work with Los Lobos, and Cachao, the legendary Cuban-born bassist and composer. Plus a tribute to bassist Holger Czukay of the German psychedelic-electronic-world-rock band, Can, who passed away last week, and the latest from the Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble, Songhoy Blues, and Omar Souleyman.

Friday, September 15

Global Village celebrates the start of Hispanic Heritage Month with a program devoted entirely to the wide range of Latin sounds and artists that have helped shape American music. Latin jazz, soul and rock are all featured, including some of the legends of the music - among them Machito, Mongo Santamaria, Los Lobos, and Santana – plus rare sides from Joe King Carrasco, Flash & the Dynamics and more.