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More Music Of Cuba, Ethio New Year, Moon Festival & The Weird Wonders Of Yma Sumac & Raymond Scott

Monday, September 9

Global Village continues the September Cuban Music feature with a program devoted to Latin Jazz, particularly Afro-Cuban based music. We’ll highlight the pioneering work of Machito as well as contemporary artists like Hilario Duran, Steve Khan, and Nestor Torres – plus Spanish guitarist Pipo Romero, the Guitar Trio of Paco de Lucia, Al DiMeola and John McLaughlin, Brazilian jazz artist Eliane Elias, and more.

Tuesday, September 10

When you’re featuring music of Incan Princess Yma Sumac and musical experimentalist Raymond Scott (both born on this date), things are bound to get a little bit wild.  We’ll also hear a Japanese folk song done boogaloo style off the new album from the Minyo Crusaders, some boogaloo from the ‘60s from the Latinaires, and ‘60s psychedelic rock inspired sounds from Peru and Turkey, from Los Wembler’s de Iquitos and Altin Gun respectively.

Wednesday, September 11

Global Village marks birthdays of English folk rock legend John Martyn and drummer Mickey Hart (best known for his work with the Grateful Dead, but we’ll be exploring music from some of his world music projects). The September Music of Cuba feature continues with selections from Havana-born percussionist Armando Peraza and the Cuban-influenced sound of Senegal’s Orchestra Baobab. Plus new music from Kurdish artist Adir Jan and Canadian world music ensemble Constantinople.

Thursday, September 12

Global Village celebrates Ethiopian New Year with a program devoted to music from that country. We’ll hear the ‘Father of Ethio Jazz’ Mulatu Astatke, several artists and bands based in the U.S. with Ethiopian members or inspired by Ethiopian music (including Aster Aweke, Debo Band, Budos Band and Either/Orchestra), and some popular artists during the ‘Golden Age of Ethiopian Music,’ including Mahmoud Ahmed, who was also among the first Ethiopian artists featured on international releases.

Friday, September 13

Global Village celebrates the Moon Festival (or Harvest Moon Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival as it is also known) which has been celebrated around the full moon at this time of year for millennia in a number of Asian countries. Global Village celebrates with music from some of those countries, including China, Vietnam, Korea, Cambodia, and Japan, with both traditional and contemporary sounds, various cultural fusions and more.

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.