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Dr. King Day, Best Of ’17 & A 2017 Tributes Special

Monday, January 15

Global Village celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with songs dedicated to him, music inspired by the Civil Rights Movement, and pieces that reflect human rights themes as performed by artists from around the globe, including Mavis Staples, the Soweto Gospel Choir, Toots & the Maytals, Stevie Wonder and more.

Tuesday, January 16

In conjunction with the January feature looking back at world music of 2017, Global Village devotes a show to some of the many musicians who passed away last year -- including Nigeria’s William Onyeabor, two members of the German band Can (Jaki Liebezeit and Holger Czukay), South African guitarist Ray Phiri, Haiti folk musician and activist Manno Charlemagne (from an album produced by filmmaker Jonathan Demme who also passed away in 2017), Maggie Roche of the Roches, Cuban tres player Papi Oviedo, Malagasy accordionist Regis Gizavo, trombonist Roswell Rudd, Latin jazz flutist Dave Valentin, and accordion whiz Dick Contino.

Wednesday, January 17

Global Village highlights some world jazz sounds this time,  including music from free-jazz legend Ornette Coleman with tabla great Badal Roy, African jazz from vocalist Gino Sitson, Brazilian jazz from clarinetist Anat Cohen, the Latin Side of Peanuts pianist Vince Guaraldi, pioneering world chamber jazz ensemble Oregon, and South African jazz legend Abdullah Ibrahim.

Thursday, January 18

It’s world pianos this time in the Global Village, as we highlight some keyboard players in different styles and from different parts of the world. Among the artists featured, 2018 Grammy and Latin Grammy nominees Antonio Adolfo and Pablo Ziegler, South African great Abdullah Ibrahim, January featured artist Esquivel, Chick Corea with flamenco guitar great Paco de Lucia, and new albums from Michel Camilo and Omar Sosa.

Friday, January 19

Global Village visits the ‘New World’ for music from Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica, the Crescent City, and more. Among the highlights – a calypso classic from Maya Angelou, Jordi Savall’s Colombina Songbook of music from the library of the youngest son of Christopher Columbus, Simon & Garfunkel’s meditation on “America,” Cuba’s Cachao, and the Buena Vista Social Club, and Haiti’s Zenglen, and Les Freres Parents with the Neville Brothers.