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Psychedelic Sounds From Turkey, Canadian Thanksgiving, Fela’s Birthday & Dessalines Day

Monday, October 14

Global Village celebrates Canadian Thanksgiving Day with music from a wide array of Canadian artists. We’ll hear traditional, folk, and roots music from Beyond the Pale, Jayme Stone, Vishten, Jon Brooks, the Jerry Cans, Harry Manx, and Ten Strings & a Goat Skin, along with a variety of world sounds from Lorraine Klaasen, Danny Michel with the Garifuna Collective, Kobo Town, Roberto Lopez, the Souljazz Orchestra, and Ron Korb.

Tuesday, October 15

Global Village marks the birthday of Fela, one of the true giants of African music and the creator of Afrobeat, a style that wedded strong social commentary to equally powerful African music and American funk.  The program features classic sounds from Fela, and music from his sons Femi and Seun, Tony Allen who was the long-time collaborator and musical director for Fela’s band, the Red hot + Fela compilation, and American and European bands inspired by the Afrobeat sound.

Wednesday, October 16

In conjunction with the October Turkish Psychedelic Folk Rock feature, Global Village this time highlights some contemporary Turkish and Turkish expat bands including Gaye Su Akyol, the Turkish-Canadian group Minor Empire, the Netherlands’ Altin Gun, Hamburg’s Derya Yildirim, and ‘70s Turkish psychedelic rock star Fikret Kizilok. Plus music from Richard Thompson, this month’s Global Village at the Savannah Music Festival artist, new music from Tuareg group Tinariwen, and some American afrobeat from the Chicago Afrobeat Project.

Thursday, October 17

Global Village marks Dessalines Day, a national holiday honoring the first leader of the independent nation of Haiti, with a program devoted entirely to music of Haiti. Highlights include roots music bands Boukman Eksperyans and Boukan Ginen, compa pioneers Nemours Jean-Baptiste and Webert Sicot, hitmakers Coupe Cloue and Tabou Combo, vocal ensemble Grupo Vocal Desandann (now known as the Creole Choir of Cuba), and Haitian jazz artist Jacques Schwarz-Bart.

Friday, October 18

Global Village devotes the show to a wide array of contemporary Latin jazz styles and artists – including recent releases from Colombian harpist Edmar Castaneda (with harmonica player Gregoire Maret and special guest Bela Fleck), Bay Area Brazilian guitarist Ricard Peixoto, Canadian saxophonist and flutist Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, pianists Bill O’Connell (with the Afro Caribbean Ensemble) and Oscar Hernandez (with Alma Libre), and guitarist Steve Khan.

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.