Global Village

Weeknights at 7pm

Join us weeknights at 7:00 p.m. for a musical adventure with Global Village. From classic recordings to the latest new releases, from right around the corner to halfway around the world, host Chris Heim presents a wide range of world music, along with jazz, rock, folk and other styles, artists and songs with world and roots influences. Each month, we also focus on a particular artist, style or theme, going deeper into the music and offering some rare and seldom heard selections. And the first Friday of every month, hear the best new releases with the Global Village Top 30 show. Each night is a different musical journey, with music that is unusual and intriguing, yet still seems very close to home.  

Once again, Global Village is a winner in the annual Public Radio Exchange (PRX) Zeitfunk AwardsGlobal Village has been named the #1 Most Licensed Series and KMUW has been named the #1 Most Licensed Station.

Find out more about Global Village and world music on the Global Village Facebook page.

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Throughout August Global Village features music from the ‘Barefoot Diva’ of Cape Verde, Cesaria Evora, in honor of what would have been her 72nd birthday this month. Listen for breakthrough recordings she made in the 1980s up to her final posthumous album.

Top 40 Albums June 2013

Jul 2, 2013

1. Riccardo Tesi - Cameristico (Materiali Sonori)
2. Ebo Taylor & Uhuru Yenzu - Conflict (Mr. Bongo)
3. Peter King - Shango (Mr. Bongo)
4. Cesaria Evora - Mae Carinhosa (LusAfrica)
5. Jahcoustix - Frequency (Irievibrations)

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Carlos Santana turns 66 on July 20 and Global Village marks the occasion by featuring his music throughout the entire month.

The Santana band formed in 1967, emerging from the heady San Francisco scene playing a new, distinctive and energetic blend of Latin rock, unusual for the  time and a harbinger of later 'world music' sounds and experiments.

Throughout the month of June, Global Village scours the planet for remarkable and diverse squeezebox sounds.

Top 40 Albums May 2013

May 31, 2013

1. Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba - Jama Ko (Out Here)
2. Lorraine Klaasen - A Tribute to Miriam Makeba (Justin Time)
3. Various - Rough Guide to Latin Psychedelia (World Music Network)

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  1. Red Baraat - Shruggy Ji (Sinj)

  2. Cesaria Evora - Mae Carinhosa (LusAfrica)
  3. Narinkka - Suomiklezmer (Narinkka)
  4. Ballake Sissoko - At Peace (Six Degrees)
  5. Richard Thompson - Electric (New West)
  6. Various - Pop Yeh Yeh (Sublime Frequencies)
  7. Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba - Jama Ko (Out Here)
  8. Lorraine Klaasen - A Tribute to Miriam Makeba (Justin Time)

Throughout May, Global Village joins Strange Currency, Night Train and Straight No Chaser for a B3 Month celebration, highlighting two bands that prominently feature the organ in their sound.

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Throughout April, Global Village features music from one of reggae's most popular artists, Jimmy Cliff, in celebration of his 65th birthday.

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  1. Ballake Sissoko - At Peace (Six Degrees)
  2. Various - Rough Guide to Cumbia (World Music Network)
  3. Koby Israelite - Blues from Elsewhere (Asphalt Tango)
  4. Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino - Pizzica Indiavolata (Ponderosa)

  1. Red Baraat - Shruggy Ji (Sinj)
  2. Various - The Cosimo Matassa Story (Proper)
  3. Various - Pop Yeh Yeh (Sublime Frequencies)
  4. Rabih Abou-Khalil - Hungry People (World Village)
  5. World Kora Trio - Korazon (Cristal)
  6. Richard Thompson - Electric (New West)
  7. Monoswezi - The Village (Riverboat)
  8. Ballake Sissoko - At Peace (Six Degrees)
  9. Fanga/Maalem Abdallah Guinea - Fangnawa Experience (Strut)
  10. Lemon Bucket Orkestra - Lume Lume (Fedora Upside Down)
  11. Various - Diablos del Ritmo (Analog Africa)
  12. Various - Cum