Monday, November 5
Global Village heads to South Africa for a program devoted to classic recordings and contemporary releases from that country. Highlights include such legendary performers as the Soul Brothers, Mahlathini & the Mahotella Queens, the African Jazz Pioneers, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Solomon Linda’s Original Evening Birds who did the original recording of “Mbube,” which later came to be known as “Wimoweh” or “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.”
Tuesday, November 6
Global Village will be pre-empted tonight for election coverage – but you can join us online afterwards for tonight’s edition of the show through the streaming archive player you’ll find right near the top of the Global Village page on our website.
Global Village marks the birthday of Adolphe Sax, the man who invented the saxophone, with a program devoted to saxophone music and musicians from around the world – including Africa’s Manu Dibango and Seun Kuti, the Skatalites and Dean Fraser from Jamaica, Balkan artists Fanfare Ciocarlia and Boris Kovac and a bossa nova classic from jazz saxophonist Stan Getz.
Wednesday, November 7
Global Village explores traditional and contemporary folk sounds from November featured artist Bert Jansch, Scottish band Breabach, Flemish mandolin ensemble MandolinMan, Canada’s Cassie & Maggie and Ensemble Polaris, Norway’s Majorstuen, Portuguese accordion ensemble Dancas Ocultas and more.
Thursday, November 8
Global Village highlights tango and other sounds from Argentina from new tango creator Astor Piazzolla, German band Quadro Nuevo, Finnish all-harmonica band Svang, accordionist Chango Spasiuk and more.
Friday, November 9
Global Village celebrates Cambodian Independence Day with music from the Golden Age of Cambodian Rock and some contemporary groups and artists creating their own form of contemporary Cambodian music. Among the artists featured Cambodian stars Sinn Sisamouth and Ros Seresyothea, contemporary bands Dengue Fever and Cambodian Space Project, and Cambodian-American artists Kmang Kmang and Bochan.