Monday, June 17
In conjunction with the Global Village Music of Portugal feature for June, a show devoted to Portugal’s most famous musical export – fado. The often mournful style has often been compared to blues, though like that music, it can also have a joyous side as well. We’ll hear both Lisbon and Coimbra fado, legends like Amalia Rodrigues, and a new generation of both male and female singers who have helped revive fado in Portugal and popularize it around the globe – including Mariza, Cristina Branco, rising star Raquel Tavares, and Antonio Zambujo (who will be featured next week in our next Global Village at the Savannah Music Festival concert show.)
Tuesday, June 18
With the Independent Music Awards coming up this weekend, Global Village devotes the show to some of this year’s world music nominees – along with some of the recently announced Songlines magazine music awards winners. We’ll hear music from contemporary fado singer Mariza, pipa players Chung Yufeng and Wu Man, kora player Seckou Keita with harpist Catrin Finch, the Afro-Colombian group Cimarron, old school Cuban band Orquesta Akokan, the Small Island Big Song project, and more.
Wednesday, June 19
Global Village celebrates the birthday of Jamaican guitar great Ernest Ranglin. The show features music from his solo projects, as well work he did as lead guitarist and musical director for Jimmy Cliff, and as a guest artist with the Skatalites, Monty Alexander, the Melodians, Millie Small, Jackie Mittoo, and more.
(Night Train will also feature music Ernest Ranglin did with that show’s June featured artist, Monty Alexander.)
Thursday, June 20
Global Village marks World Refugee Day with music from artists from many different corners of the world who were once refugees. Among the artists featured: the Refugees for Refugees project, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, NEA Heritage Fellow Rahim Alhaj, Western Sahara’s Aziza Brahim, Ugandan artist Samite, and more.
Friday, June 21
Global Village welcomes in the new season with songs of summer from Bob Marley & the Wailers, Desmond Dekker, Ray Barretto, Bill Withers, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Michael Franti & Spearhead and more.
(Strange Currency & Crossroads also have summer specials tonight.)