Music from Spain and Estonia, Norway, Haiti and Cameroon

Monday May 16

Global village travels to Estonia to listen to traditional, neo-folk and classical music with roots in Estonian folk music. We will hear the music of Arvo Pärt and Tormis performed by the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and the contemporary ensemble Tormis Quartet from a tribute album they made. Plus, selections from Trad.Attack!, Mari Kalkun, award-winning Estonian-Belgian band Estbel and Estonian-Ukrainian band Svjata Vatra.

tuesday may 17

In honor of the country’s Constitution Day, Global village travels to Norway for a wide range of traditional, classical, jazz and globally inspired music. We will hear pioneering world jazz saxophonist Jan Garbarek, contemporary saxophone and world goat horn jazz player Karl Seglem; Hardanger violinist Annbjørn Lien; Sami artist Mari Boine; lutenist and early music guitarist Rolf Lislevand; contemporary classical group Trio Mediæval; Norwegian-African Monoswezi ensemble, and more.

Wednesday May 18

Global village marks the Haitian Flag Holiday and Universities Day with music from a variety of Haitian artists and bands. We’ll hear roots, compasses, and cross-cultural collaborations from Boukman Eksperyans, Tabou Combo, Lakou Mizik (with special guest Leyla McCalla), The Neville Brothers with Les Freres Parents, and more.

Thursday May 19

Global village pays tribute to Rudy Gomis, founding member of one of Senegal’s most beloved bands, Orchestra Baobab. We’ll also release Jamaican icon Grace Jones’ birthday cake, continue May’s coverage of Spain with selections from Cuarteto Caramuxo and the Biflats, and spotlight new music from Afro-funk band Jembaa Groove, Malian singer Rokia Koné with producer Jacknife Lee, and klezmer+ clarinettist David Krakauer.

Friday May 20

Global village marks Cameroon’s National Day with a program dedicated to the music of artists from this African nation. We’ll hear an update on Manu Dibango’s international hit, “Soul Makossa”; Sam Fan Thomas’ makossa hit, “African Typical Collection”; the bikutsi rock of the Têtes Brulées; singer-songwriters Gino Sitson, Blick Bassy and Henri Dikongué; and former Zap Mama member Sally Nyolo.