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Summer Fests, Bastille Day And Mongolian Naadam

Monday, July 13

In conjunction with the July Summer Festival Month feature, Global Village hosts its own reggae music festival in a show devoted to live recordings from Bob Marley & the Wailers, Jimmy Cliff, South Africa’s Lucky Dube, Burning Spear, the Skatalites, and more.

Tuesday, July 14

Global Village celebrates Bastille Day with a show devoted to music from France. Along with traditional music and musette, the show highlights French world music groups, and artists from different corners of the world, often former French colonies, who now call France home. Among the performers featured – Lo’Jo, Paris Combo, Kanda Bongo Man, Manu Dibango, Bibi Tanga, and Maurice el Medioni.

Wednesday, July 15

Global Village marks the centuries-old Mongolian festival of Naadam, a major national holiday and competition held over several days each year in July. We’ll explore traditional singing and instruments of Mongolia along with contemporary bands who fuse those traditions with a wide array of influences, from symphony orchestras to classic rock. Among the artists featured are Anda Union, Egschiglen, Hangaai, Tuvan artists Ondar and Yat-Kha, along with music from a groundbreaking compilation of throat singing, An Anthology of Mongolian Khoomii. (WHO-may)

Both Naadam and Khoomii have been added to UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. You can find out more about Naadam here.

…and more about Khoomei including a fascinating short video about the distinctive Mongolian singing stylehere.

Thursday, July 16

Global Village marks the birthdays of reggae star Desmond Dekker, Latin artist Ruben Blades, West Coast Latin jazz pioneer Cal Tjader, and Brazilian guitarist Bola Sete. We’ll also hear music from an impressive debut album from Santa Fe Latin rock band Nohe & Sus Santos, and from groundbreaking ’60s Iranian sitarist Mehrpouya.

Friday, July 17

This time in the Global Village, in conjunction with the July Summer Festival Month feature, it’s Africa Live – a program devoted to live performances from a number of legendary African performers, including Fela, Angelique Kidjo, Hugh Masekela, Thomas Mapfumo, Johnny Clegg 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.