Global Harps, Indian Fusion, Valentine’s Day & Birthdays Of Peter Gabriel & Bill Laswell

Feb 8, 2019

Sheila Chandra

Monday, February 11

Global Village features some Indian fusion in this visit – focusing on artists from India and from around the world who combine Indian music with rock, jazz and other styles of music. Among the artists featured are Bollywood legend R.D. Burman, Kronos Quartet from their album of music from R.D. Burman, electric Carnatic guitarist Prasanna, Indi-pop pioneer Sheila Chandra with Monsoon, Anoushka Shankar with Karsh Kale, and from Canada - Kiran Ahluwahlia , and the Sultans of String.

Bill Laswell

Tuesday, February 12

Global Village marks the birthday of musician and producer Bill Laswell with music he did with Manu Dibango, Mandingo, Ahlam and Gigi. The show also continues the February harp feature with music from some related instruments including kora (from Ballake Sissoko, this month’s Global Village at the Savannah Music Festival artist), the Kenyan harp (in tribute to Ayub Ogada who recently passed away) and the Greek lyre (with the Sokratis Sinopoulos Quartet).

Wednesday, February 13

Global Village celebrates the birthday of Peter Gabriel with his own world-influenced recordings, guest appearances with world music artists (including Angelique Kidjo, Afro Celt Sound System, and Youssou N’Dour), and  music from  artists on his RealWorld Records world music label, including Jam Nation, the Imagined Village and Papa Wemba.

South Africa’s Mahotella Queens

Thursday, February 14

It’s hearts and flowers this time in the Global Village, celebrating Valentine’s Day with love songs from around the world. We’ll hear music from Bob Marley & the Wailers, Cuba’s Los Zafiros, South Africa’s Mahotella Queens, Brazil’s Astrud Gilberto and more.

Strange Currency & Night Train also have Valentine’s Day specials tonight.

Harpist Catrin Finch and Kora Player Seckou Keita

Friday, February 15

In conjunction with the Global Village February harp feature, the show is devoted to a wide array of global harps. We’ll hear Welsh harpist Catrin Finch with kora player Seckou Keita, the Chieftains Celtic Harp/Edward Bunting tribute, ancient Chinese harp revived in the Pan Jing Ensemble, Colombian harpist Edmar Castaneda with Japanese pianist Hiromi, Galician harpist Rodrigo Romani, Venezuelan group De Norte a Sur, and Chicago-based Mexican folkloric ensemble Sones de Mexico.