Roma Music + Canada Day, 4th Of July & New Month/New Music

Jul 1, 2019

'Vikings on Vacation' from Ensemble Polaris
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Monday, July 1

SPECIAL: Global Village celebrates Canada Day with a special show devoted to some of the many talented world music artists who call Canada home. We’ll hear Ensemble Polaris, Jayme Stone, Danny Michel, Lorraine Klaasen, Kiran Ahluwalia, Souljazz Orchestra, Dubmatix and more, who incorporate Latin, Indian, African, Caribbean and other styles into their music.

Night Train features Canadian jazz musicians tonight for Canada Day.

Tuesday, July 2

It’s world pianos this time in the Global Village, as we highlight some keyboard players in different styles and from different parts of the world. Among the artists featured, Brazilian pianist and composer Antonio Adolfo, new tango master Pablo Ziegler, South African jazz star and 2019 NEA Jazz master Abdullah Ibrahim, space age musical scientist Esquivel, Latin jazz artists Michel Camilo and Omar Sosa, and as we highlight flamenco as part of the July Roma Music feature, we’ll hear guitar legend Paco de Lucia with pianist Chick Corea.

Wednesday, July 3

Folk and roots sounds are featured this time in the Global Village – including some roots reggae from Jamaica’s Gladiators and Junior Murvin, and Ivorian artist Tiken Jah Fakoly from his album in tribute to roots reggae. There’s folk inspired music from America and Europe – including Cajun master Michael Doucet, Hungarian band Sondorgo, and the Nordic Fiddlers Bloc. We’ll hear some of the ‘roots’ sound of Haiti which combines contemporary influences with traditional vodou and carnival music – including music from Sakad, Mawon, and Boukan Ginen. And, in conjunction with the July Roma feature, some gypsy brass band music courtesy of the Dzambo Agusevi Orchestra.

'Little Earth' from Rahim Alhaj
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Thursday,  July 4

Global Village celebrates the 4th of July with a rich array of music from artists from around the world who now call America home, from American artists inspired by world sounds, and by some of the many great regional and ethnic musics of this country. Among the artists featured are three NEA Heritage fellows  - new-klezmer pioneer Andy Statman, U.S. based Iraqi oud player Rahim Alhaj and Hawaiian slack key guitarist Ledward Kaapana. Plus the Afrobeat-inspired band Ikebe Shakedown, pioneering world chamber jazz ensemble Oregon, the Crescent City’s Dirty Dozen Brass Band and more.

'Mass Manipulation' from Steel Pulse
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Friday, July 5

It’s New Month/New Music time in the Global Village. Each month, Global Village devotes an entire show to the best of recently released and forthcoming world music albums. 

Among the highlights this time:

  • The return of British reggae band Steel Pulse
  • Ivory Coast reggae star Tiken Jah Fakoly
  • A new Afro-Latin project from Carlos Santana teamed up with Spanish singer Buika
  • Contemporary cobla from Spain’s Biflats
  • Volume three in the classic Peruvian cumbia series, Cumbia Beat
  • The latest from Grammy-nominated Colombian band Cimarron
  • Cape Verde’s Lucibela
  • And in conjunction with the July Roma Music feature, the Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan