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Global Village's Best Music of 2021

Chris Heim, host of Global Village, shares her picks for the best world music of 2021.

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    Warsaw Village Band — Uwodzenie/Waterduction (Karrot Kommando)
  2. L’Alba — A’ Principiu (Buda Musique)
  3. Vaev — Vaev (Go Danish Fok Music)
  4. Justin Adams & Mauro Durante — Still Moving (Ponderosa)
  5. Guy Buttery, Mohd. Amjad Khan & Mudassir Khan — One Morning in Gurgaon (Riverboat)
  6. Various — Zanzabara Vol. 10 (Buda Musique)
  7. Christine Salem — Mersi (Blue Fanal)
  8. Stefano Saletti & Banda Ikona — Mediterraneo Ostinato (Finis Terre)
  9. Baligh Hamdi — Instrumental Modal Pop of 1970s Egypt (Sublime Frequencies)
  10. Various — Essiebons Special 1973 - 1984 / Ghana Music Power House (Analog Africa)
  11. Balaphonics — Spicy Boom Boom (Vlad)
  12. Antonis Antoniou — Kkismettin (Ajabu!)
  13. Various — Republicafrobeat Vol. 5 Mujeres II (Kasba Music)
  14. Opium Moon — Night + Day (Six Degres)
  15. Stringflip — String Flip (Go Danish Folk Music)
  16. Hamdi Benani, Mehdi Haddab & Speed Caravan — Nuba Nova (Buda Musique)
  17. Maher Cissoko — Cissoko Heritage (Abuja!)
  18. Various — Cameroon Garage Funk (Analog Africa)
  19. Various — It’s A Good Feeling: The Latin Soul of Fania Records – The Singles (Craft)
  20. Balkan Taksim — Disko Telegraf (Buda Musique)
  21. Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita — Suba (Bendigedig)
  22. A Espetacular Charanga do Franca — The Importance of Being Espetacular (Mais Um Discos)
  23. Khoomei Beat — Changys Baglaash (ARC Music)
  24. Fanfare Ciocarlia — It Wasn’t Hard to Love You (Asphalt Tango)
  25. Puuluup — Viimane Suusataja (Ounaviks)
Chicago native Chris Heim produces and hosts Global Village, a nationally and internationally distributed world music show heard in more than 40 states and nearly 40 countries; the nightly jazz show Night Train, and Crossroads, KMUW’s twice-weekly blues and R&B show. In 2020, Chris received first place in Special Program from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters for Global Village at the Savannah Music Festival, as well as first place in DJ Personality Air Check for Night Train.