Latin Jazz Month + World Animal Day, Fado, David Hidalgo, Yo-Yo Ma & Pee Wee Ellis
Monday October 4
Global village marks World Animal Day, an event that dates back to 1920s Berlin and is dedicated to bringing attention to animal welfare and protection issues. Global Village marks the occasion with a wide range of animal songs from Adrian Belew, 9Bach, Roaring Lion, Pink Martini, Manu Dibango, Buena Vista Social Club, and more.
Tuesday, October 5
Today is the feast of the Republic of Portugal and in honor of the occasion we dedicate this show to Portugal’s most famous musical export – fado. The often sad style has been compared to the blues, although like the blues it can also have a cheerful side. We will hear both Lisbon and Coimbra fado, legends like Amália Rodrigues, and a new generation of singers who have helped revive fado in Portugal and popularize it around the world – including Mariza, Cristina Branco, rising star Raquel Tavares, and Antonio Zambujo.
Wednesday October 6
Global village marks David Hidalgo’s birthday with a special program dedicated to his music. We will hear him along with the songs he wrote with Los Lobos, and in special appearances he made with The Chieftains, Herbie Hancock, Taj Mahal, Los Super Seven, Ozomatli, Eliades Ochoa (from Buena Vista Social Club) and Buckwheat Zydeco.
Thursday October 7
Global village marks the birthdays of classical cellist Yo-Yo Ma (with the world music side of his work) and Cuban pianist and composer Alfredo Rodriguez (here with percussionist Pedrito Martinez and his releases produced by Quincy Jones). We will also hear the latest news from Peruvian guitarist Ciro Hurtado, fusion artist Mande Maher Cissoko, Bulgarian “Mysterious Voices” Eva Quartet, Nordic-Celtic band Stringflip and a new compilation of female-led Afrobeat groups. .
Friday October 8
Global village pays tribute to the recently deceased saxophonist, composer and arranger Pee Wee Ellis. Although best known for his work with James Brown, he has also been widely involved in a variety of global projects – including albums with Mali’s Oumou Sangaré, Habib Koité and Ali Farka Touré, West African star Cheikh Lô, the bassist of Buena Vista Cachaito and Latin soul. jazz master Poncho Sanchez. We will also hear a classic track that Ellis wrote with James Brown performed by Mongo Santamaría, and the music he composed as a frontman and with his former Brown bandmates, Fred Wesley and Maceo Parker, as JB Horns.