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Labor Day, Music Of Cuba And Congueros & New Month/New Music Time

Monday, September 2

We are working this Labor Day here in the Global Village! Join us for some great songs about work and working from a wide array of artists and in a broad array of styles. Among the artists featured: Tom Waits, Toots Hibbert, the Strawbs, Tennessee Ernie Ford, the Roches, Van Morrison, and more.

Tuesday, September 3

Global Village marks the birthday of popular southern African artist Dorothy Masuka and kicks off the September feature of Cuban Music, with music from Omara Portuondo (just named one of this year’s Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement recipients), the Puentes Brothers (including Adonis Puentes – the featured artist in this month’s Global Village at the Savannah Music Festival show airing later this month), Cuban band Asere, and the German band Bahama Soul Club’s Havana ’58 release.

Wednesday, September 4

Throughout September in conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month (which begins September 15th), we feature Cuban music – Cuban Americans, Americans influenced by Cuban music, Cuban musicians, and the influence of Cuban music around the world. In this visit to the Global Village, some old school Afro-Cuban/Latin soul both classic and contemporary. We’ll hear music from Malo, the Hip Spanic Allstars, Poncho Sanchez, Willie Bobo, and a fun rarity from Flash & the Dynamics.

Thursday, September 5

In conjunction with the September Cuban Music feature, Global Village features congueros in this edition of the show, including a number of players originally from Cuba and/or inspired by Afro-Cuban Music. We’ll hear both classic and contemporary conga players, from Desi Arnaz (who started as a bandleader and is credited with introducing the conga line to American audiences) and Armando Peraza (perhaps best known for his work with Santana) to such masters as Mongo Santamaria, Ray Barretto, Patato, Candido, and Poncho Sanchez (as a leader, and guesting with Francisco Aguabella and Jose Rizo’s Mongorama).

Friday, September 6

It’s New Month/New Music time in the Global Village. Each month, Global Village devotes an entire show to the best of recently released and forthcoming world music albums. 

Among the highlights this time:

  • An all-star cast doing classic blues and R&B songs on Red Gold Green & Blue
  • Pianist Monty Alexander with reggae versions of classic Thelonious Monk songs
  • Peruvian chicha pioneers Los Wembler’s de Iquitos
  • New afrobeat from Spain’s Alma Afrobeat Orchestra
  • Balkan brass band greats the Boban Markovic Orkestar
  • An exquisite meeting of traditional Chinese and Japanese music on Moon Over City Ruins
  • Hungarian artists Parno Graszt and also Lajko Felix & Volosi
  • And Cuban-Canadian singer-songwriter Alex Cuba (his twin brother Adonis Puentes will be the September featured artist for Global Village at the Savannah Music Festival).

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.