monday april 18

Global village marks Zimbabwe’s Independence Day with music from a number of artists from that country.

  • The legendary Thomas Mapfumo, whose chimurenga music was integral to the independence movement
  • Acclaimed singer-songwriter Oliver Mtukudzi
  • Traditional mbira player Ephat Mujuru
  • One of the first major female artists to play the mbira, Stella Chiweshe
  • Popular dance groups, the BBoys and the Four Brothers

tuesday april 19

Global village this time features music from Ukraine. We will hear the Ukrainian-Polish group DAGADANA, the Canadian-Ukrainian pianist John Stetch, the American group from Eastern Europe Harmonia and the British punk-folk group The Ukrainians. We’ll also hear new music from Algerian artists Abdelli and Anouar Kaddour Cherif, Denver Miguel Espinoza Flamenco Fusion and Nordic folk band Marvara, and Eliades Ochoa from Cuarteto Patria and Buena Vista Social Club (and featured with the Cuban pianist Harold López-Nussa in this month Global village at the Ground Up Music Festival later this month).

Wednesday April 20

Global village marks Chinese Language Day, designated to celebrate the language and culture of one of the six official languages ​​of the United Nations. Global village famous by exploring some of China’s musical languages ​​- traditional, contemporary and cross-cultural collaborations. We will hear selections from the Chinese Music Ensemble of New York, the Shanghai Quartet, Guo Gan with Turkish musicians, rock drummer Zhao Muyang, Manhu and pipa player Gao Hong with Syrian oudist Issam Rafea.

Thursday April 21

Some fun sounds this time in the Global village as we spotlight Asian pop and rock from the 60s and 70s. We’ll hear distinctive sounds that combine traditional music with British invasion, surf rock and other era sounds from Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore and Japan.

friday april 22

Global village marks Earth Day with topical songs from Tom Lehrer, Jimmy Cliff, Marvin Gaye, Chicago Afrobeat Project and more. Plus, birthday greetings to Latin boogaloo star Joe Cuba and Hawaiian guitar great Gabby Pahinui.