Monday, October 8
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 9
Global Village marks the centennial birthday Cuban pianist (and October featured artist) Bebo Valdes. It is also the birthday of his son, Chucho Valdes, and we’ll hear music from the two together (including from their Grammy winning album, Juntos Para Siempre), along with a song Chucho wrote for his father.
Plus birthday salutes to vibes player Dave Samuels, flutist Yusef Lateef, and South African pianist (and newly named 2019 NEA Jazz Master) Abdullah Ibrahim.
Wednesday, October 10
As part of the Hispanic Heritage Month feature, Global Village heads to the Dominican Republic, which shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti and is famous for its son, bachata and merengue music. We’ll hear those styles, Dominican-influenced jazz and more in this show from such popular Dominican artists as Juan Luis Guerra, Luis Vargas, Joan Soriano, Michel Camilo, Wilfrido Vargas, and Johnny Pacheco.
Thursday, October 11
Global Village celebrates Pulaski Memorial Day to honor the Polish Revolutionary War hero Casimir Pulaski and Polish Americans. The program highlights a wide array of contemporary Polish bands ranging from traditional and avant-folk, to African, klezmer and jazz influenced groups. Plus such American artists as Polka King Frankie Yankovic , punk polka pioneers Brave Combo, and U.S. based Polish world-jazz singer Grazyna Auguscik – along with a polka classic from Berlin’s 17 Hippies. Artists featured include Warsaw Afrobeat Orchestra, Maria Pomianowska & Groupe Gainde, Janusz Prusinowski Trio, Kapela Maliszow, Tegie Chlopy, Motion Trio and Jarek Bester.
Friday, October 12
In conjunction with the October Hispanic Heritage Month feature, Global Village highlights music from the legendary group, Orchestra Baobab. The group formed in 1970 and its inspired combination of Cuban and Senegalese music made it one of the top bands of the era. New styles and sounds led to Baobab disbanding in the ‘80s, but they reformed in 2001 and both their past and later releases attracted a new world music audience. The show highlights music from across the band’s career, from early recordings to their most recent release. Plus more Latin sounds from Colombia’s Systema Solar, and the Gypsy Cuban Project.