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Summer Fests And Global Guitars, Carlos Santana, Al Di Meola, D’Gary And Flamenco Live

Monday, July 20

Global Village celebrates the birthday of Carlos Santana with a program devoted to his music – including selections with the Santana band (including music from the band’s debut and from the Santana IV album that reunited the Woodstock era group), as a solo artist (from Havana Moon), and as a guest artist (with Nigerian drummer Olatunji, and with bluesmen Buddy Guy and John Lee Hooker).

Tuesday, July 21

In conjunction with the July Summer Festival Month feature, Global Village highlights live flamenco recordings from the legendary Paco de Lucia, Jerez Texas, and Paco Peña. We’ll also hear some new Brazilian sounds from Aquarela, and the latest from world cellist Matthieu Saglio.

Wednesday, July 22

Global Village celebrates birthdays of guitarists Al DiMeola and D’Gary. We’ll hear music from DiMeola’s new album of jazz flamenco and tango reinterpretations of Beatles tunes and a selection from one of his series of limited-edition concert recordings. We’ll hear D’Gary as part of Bela Fleck’s Throw Down Your Heart project (also featured in concert next week on the July Global Village at the Savannah Music Festival show) and with a fellow artist from Madagascar, singer-songwriter Dama. Plus Balkan sounds by way of the Bayou from Blato Zlato, and acclaimed Balkan Brass band, the Boban Markovic Orkestar.

Thursday, July 23

Global Village remembers folk singer and original member of Fairport Convention, Judy Dyble, who passed away earlier this month, and marks the birthday of legendary Portuguese fado singer Amalia Rodrigues, including music from a new album in tribute to her from Portuguese Guitar master Custodio Castelo. We’ll also hear new music from an impressive Latin rock release from Nohe & Sus Santos, acoustic Brazilian group Aquarela, and eclectic London-based world music collective, Lokkhi Terra.

Friday, July 24

Global Village wraps up a week of global guitars with a show featuring a few more, including steel guitar from Nigeria’s King Sunny Ade and Indian blues band Michael Messer’s Mitra, kora-inspired guitarist Derek Gripper with kora player Tunde Jegede, Buena Vista Social Club guitarist Manuel Galban, desert blues guitarist Ramon Goose, and Canadian global guitar wizard Harry Manx.

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.