Best Of ’18, Dr. King Day, Mandolins & Birthdays Of Django Reinhardt, Aaron Neville & Jobim

Jan 18, 2019

Global Village celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with artists including Mavis Staples

Monday, January 21

Global Village celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with songs dedicated to him, music inspired by the Civil Rights Movement, and pieces that reflect human rights themes as performed by artists from around the globe, including Mavis Staples, the Soweto Gospel Choir, Toots & the Maytals, Stevie Wonder, and more.

(Night Train also celebrates Dr. King’s birthday tonight.)

Tuesday, January 22

Global Village highlights world mandolins– with influences from Brazilian (Hamilton de Holanda), Western and Arabic classical (Avi Avital) and folk (Solas, MandolinMan and Runa). Plus music from Cal Tjader, the Nordic group Sver, and contemporary Brazilian band Forro in the Dark.

Global Village celebrates the birthday of Django Reinhardt

Wednesday, January 23

Global Village celebrates the birthday of gypsy jazz guitar great Django Reinhardt with music from the master himself and from his Hot Club of France partner – violinist Stephane Grappelli. We’ll also hear from some of the many contemporary artists and groups inspired by his music to offer both traditional and contemporary forms of his trademark ‘gypsy jazz’ sound, including Tchavolo Schmitt, Bireli Lagrene, Pearl Django, the Hot Club of San Francisco, the Hot Club of Detroit and Hot Club Sandwich.

(Night Train also celebrates Django Reinhardt’s birthday tonight.)

Thursday, January 24

Global Village continues the January Best of 2018 feature and celebrates the birthday of Crescent City great Aaron Neville. We’ll hear Neville solo and with the Neville Brothers, and get to music from the 2018 and nominated album from Ziggy Marley, along with show favorites from Bombino (the featured artist for the January Global Village at the Savannah Music Festival show, which airs next week), Hugh Masekela, and the Dur-Dur Band.

Global Village marks the birthday of Antonio Carlos Jobim

Friday, January 25

Global Village marks the birthday of pianist, composer and bossa nova pioneer Antonio Carlos Jobim with performances from the legendary Brazilian artist and covers of some of his many classics from Stan Getz, Charlie Byrd, Sting, Quarteto Jobim Morelenbaum, the Jobim Orchestra, classical guitarist Berta Rojas, and John Pizzarelli’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of a classic album from Jobim with Frank Sinatra.