Global Village

Weeknights at 7pm

Join us weeknights at 7:00 p.m. for a musical adventure in the Global Village. Host Chris Heim presents a wide range of world music, from classic recordings to the latest new releases, from right around the corner to halfway around the world. Each night is a different musical journey.  

"Brilliant music selection. Wonderful show. Always very enlightening for fantastic world music.” - Facebook Review

Each month, we focus on a particular artist, style or theme, going deeper into the music and offering some rare and seldom heard selections. The first Friday of every month brings Global Village’s best new releases feature. Global Village at the Savannah Music Festival, a monthly concert series showcasing world music artists at the prestigious annual festival, is in its third season, and a brand new festival series features concert performances from the innovative and eclectic Ground Up Music Festival in Miami Beach.

Listen to recent Global Village shows:

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Monday, February 10

Global Village highlights world music covers of songs from Dylan, the Beatles and The Staple Singers; February featured artist Angelique Kidjo; the Easy Star All Stars; From Another World, a new world music tribute to Dylan and more.

Tuesday, February 11

Monday  February 3

Global Village kicks off the February feature of music from acclaimed African singer and activist Angelique Kidjo with music from her new album, Eve, and from her Grammy-winning release, Djin Djin. Plus music from one of two albums to take home the World Music Grammy this year, Savor Flamenco from the Gipsy Kings, and the winner for Regional Roots Music Album, Dockside Sessions from Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience.

Tuesday  February 4

1. The Liberators - Power Struggle (Record Kicks)

2. Debademba - Souleymane (World Village)

3. Various - Pippermint Twist (Munster)

4. Dave Sharp's Secret 7 - Worlds (Vortex Jazz)

5. Papa Noel/Viviane A - Color (Buda Musique)

6. William Onyeabor - Who Is William Onyeabor? (Luaka Bop)

7. Black Bazar - Round 2 (LusAfrica)

8. Various - Angola Soundtrack 2 (Analog Africa)

9. Leni Stern - Jelell (Leni Stern)

10. Africando - Viva Africando (Sterns)

11. Various - Brazilian Beats 7 (Mr. Bongo)

1.       Debademba - Souleymane (World Village)

2.       Africando - Viva Africando (Sterns)

3.       Le Grand Kalle - His Life, His Music (Sterns Music)

4.       The Liberators - Power Struggle (Record Kicks)

5.       William Onyeabor - Who Is William Onyeabor? (Luaka Bop)

6.       Nashaz - Nashaz (Ziryab)

7.       Anoushka Shankar - Traces of You (Deutsche Grammophon)

8.       Various - Brazilian Beats 7 (Mr. Bongo)

9.       Juan Carmona - Alchemya (World Village)

10.   John Scofield - Uberjam Deux (EmArcy)

Music hosts Jedd Beaudoin, Chris Heim, Carla Eckels and Bill Pearce run down the best in music for 2013 - including selections for world, rock, local music, jazz, R&B, gospel, blues, rockumentaries and books about music.

Join KMUW's music hosts throughout January on Global Village, Strange Currency, Night Train, Crossroads, Soulsations and Straight No Chaser for a month-long feature of the Best of 2013. See individual show pages for more information on upcoming shows and to listen to past shows through the streaming archive.

Best of 2013 lists:

1.       Mulatu Astatke - Sketches of Ethiopia (Jazz Village)

2.       Tamikrest - Chatma (Glitterbeat)

3.       Various - Afrobeat Airways 2: Return Flight to Ghana (Analog Africa)

4.       Various - Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings from the 1970s & '80s (Soundway)

5.       Monoswezi - The Village (Riverboat)

6.       Debashish Bhattacharya and Friends - Beyond the Ragasphere (Riverboat)

7.       Garifuna Collective - Ayo (Cumbancha)/Danny Michel & the Garifuna Collective - Blackbirds Are Dancing Over Me (Cumbancha)

1.       Various - Afrobeat Airways 2 (Analog Africa)

2.       Linda Thompson - Won't Be Long Now (Pettifer Sounds)

3.       Black Bazar - Round 2 (LusAfrica)

4.       Abelardo Carbono - El Marvilloso Mundo de Abelardo Carbono (Vampi Soul)

5.       Bombay Dub Orchestra - Tales from the Grand Bazaar (Six Degrees)

6.       Blue Riddim Band - Enter the Riddim (Rougher Records)

7.       Paul Simon - Over the Bridge of Time (Sony/Legacy)

8.       Tamikrest - Chaman (Glitterbeat)

9.       Nashaz - Nashaz (Ziryab)

1.       John Scofield - Uberjam Deux (EmArcy)

2.       Mulatu Astatke - Sketches of Ethiopia (Jazz Village)

3.       Raya Brass Band - This Train Is Now (Raya Brass Band)

4.       Boban & Marko Markovic - Gipsy Manifesto (Piranha)

5.       Juan Carmona - Alchemya (World Village)

1.       Mulatu Astatke - Sketches of Ethiopia (Jazz Village)

2.       Various - Rough Guide to the Music of the Mediterranean (World Music Network)

3.       Stepper - Sly & Robbie Present: Stepper Takes the Taxi (Taxi)

4.       Various - Afrobeat Airways 2 (Analog Africa)

5.       Roberto Fonseca - Yo (Jazz Village)

1. Cesaria Evora - Mae Carinhosa (LusAfrica)
2. John Scofield - Uberjam Deux (EmArcy)
3. Garifuna Collective - Ayo (Cumbancha)
4. Jahcoustix - Frequency (Irievibrations)
5. Femi Kuti - No Place for My Dream (Knitting Factory)