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Tabor Does Thompson, Reggae, Sipho Gumede, Zimbabwe & Turkey

Monday, April 15

Global Village continues the April Richard Thompson feature with "Tabor Does Thompson,” Richard Thompson songs done by one of the great voices of English folk music, June Tabor, from solo releases and projects she did with the Oyster Band and Martin Simpson. Plus new UK folk releases from Talisk and Lau, along with the latest from Indian slide guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya, Finnish accordionist Markku Lepisto with organist Mikko Helenius, and the twin sisters Las Hermanas Caronni.

Tuesday, April 16

This time in the Global Village, it’s classic and contemporary reggae and some reggae from unusual places. We’ll hear Jimmy Cliff, Bob Marley, Rita Marley, the Gladiators, and reggae revivalist Jesse Royal from Jamaica, New Zealand’s Black Seeds, Greek-American reggae performer Christos DC, Ghanian reggae artist Rocky Dawuni, roots reggae classics revisited by the Expanders, reggae meets Bollywood with MC Yogi, reggae meets jazz with Olu Dara, and reggae meets rock guitar cult hero David Lindley

Wednesday, April 17

Global Village remembers South African bassist, songwriter and band leader Sipho Gumede on his birthday with music from one of his own albums, with the band Spirits Rejoice, and with Juluka. We’ll also hear April featured artist Richard Thompson in a guest appearance with Beausoleil, and new music from UB40, Mimmo Epifani, the Alba Griot Ensemble, and Jupiter & Okwess.

Thursday, April 18

Global Village marks the Independence Day of Zimbabwe with music from a number of artists from that country, including the legendary Thomas Mapfumo whose chimurenga sound was an integral part of the independence movement; acclaimed singer-songwriter Oliver Mtukudzi; traditional mbira player Ephat Mujuru; one of the first major female artists to play mbira, Stella Chiweshe; and popular dance bands, the Bhundu Boys and the Four Brothers.

Friday, April 19

Global Village highlights music from Turkey this time, including traditional music from the newly reissued Music of Turkey compilation, the meeting of Turkish and other musical forms on Baul Meets Saz and the latest release from Co?kun Karademir, a new album from London-based Turkish singer-songwriter Olcay Bayir, and some classic and contemporary Anatolian psychedelic rock ranging from the pioneering Cem Karaca to a new album in the style from Umut Adan.

Chris Heim produces and hosts Global Village, a nationally and internationally distributed world music show; the nightly jazz show Night Train, and Crossroads, KMUW’s twice-weekly blues and R&B show. Chris is also a critic and freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Utne, Global Rhythm, Dirty Linen, and Option, among others.