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Music Of Cuba, Mexico, Chile, Bahamas & Pirates + Tribute To Hossam Ramzy


Monday, September 16

Global Village celebrates Mexican Independence Day with music from Mexico – including a wide variety of regional styles, traditional and contemporary approaches, and American artists of Mexican heritage. Among the artists featured are Café Tacuba, Maldita Vecindad, Lila Downs, Los Lobos, Sones de Mexico, and Esquivel.

Tuesday, September 17

Tuesday’s Global Village continues the September feature with a program devoted to some of the many sounds and influences of Cuban music – from groundbreaking modern bands like Irakere and Buena Vista Social Club, to contemporary jazz performers like Harold Lopez-Nussa and Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, along with some different Cuban-inspired sounds from bands like  Senegal’s band Orchestra Baobab, Cuba-based Haitian group Desandann, and the classical meets Cuba music of the Klazz Brothers & Cuba Percussion.

Wednesday, September 18

Global Village marks Chilean Independence Day, pays tribute to the spirit of the Bahamas with music from the islands, and continues the September Cuban Music feature with music from the historic Cuban Jam Sessions recordings and a new Congolese Rumba inspired release from Dizzy Mandjeku & Ale Kuma.

Thursday, September 19

It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day! In honor of the occasion, Global Village has a special show filled with songs about pirates from the likes of Roger McGuinn, Marianne Faithfull, Bob Marley, Al Stewart, the Almanac Singers with Woody Guthrie, and of course, some music from the Pirates of Penzance!

Friday, September 20

Global Village pays tribute to “Egypt’s Ambassador of Rhythm,” Hossam Ramzy, who passed away on September 10th. The acclaimed percussionist recorded over a score of albums under his own name and worked with an illustrious collection of musicians from all over the globe. We’ll hear some of his own releases here, including his popular release Rock the Tabla, along with guest appearances he made with Jimmy Page & Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin fame, Afro Celt Sound System, Joan Armatrading, Rai star Khaled, Hungarian cimbalom master Kalman Balogh, Morocco’s Hassan Hakmoun, and Anne Dudley (Art of Noise) with Jaz Coleman (Killing Joke) from the Songs from the Victorious City album that takes its name from the translation of Cairo, where Hossam Ramzy was born.

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.