Islands and Naadam, Säo Tomé, Bastille Day and Female singers of Mali

Monday July 11

After two years of cancellations due to covid, Mongolia’s famous Naadam Festival returns and begins today. Global village celebrates the centuries-old Mongolian event, a major national holiday and competition that takes place over several days each July, with a program that explores the traditional singing and instruments of Mongolia as well as contemporary bands that merge these traditions with a wide range of influences, from symphony orchestras to classic rock. Featured artists include Anda Union, Egschiglen, Hangaai and music from a groundbreaking throat-singing compilation, Anthology of Mongolian Khöömii.

tuesday july 12

In conjunction with the July Island function, Global village marks the Independence Day of Säo Tomé and Príncipe. We’ll also hear an Independence Day song from Trinidad, a classic by African saxophone giant Manu Dibango, and the latest releases from Malagasy-Canadian musician Donné Roberts, Brazilian singer Mirla Riomar, Afro-Colombian band Rebolú and of the Angolan legend Bonga.

Wednesday July 13

In conjunction with the July feature, Global village goes island hopping this time. We will make several stops in the Caribbean, as well as visits to the Canary Islands, Madagascar, Hawaii, Japan and more. Among the artists included are steel drummer Andy Narell, the new Havana meets Kingston project, the Haitian-Dominican collective AZUEI, and Canarian temple player (and star artist of the next Global village during the Savannah Music Festival broadcast later this month) German Lopez.

Thursday July 14

Global village celebrates July 14 with a show devoted to the music of France. Besides traditional music and musette, the show highlights French world music groups and artists from different corners of the world, often from former French colonies, who now inhabit France. Among the artists presented – Lo’Jo, Paris Combo, Kanda Bongo Man, Manu Dibango, Bibi Tanga and Maurice El Medioni.

friday july 15

This time, Global village devotes a show to the singers of Mali. The country is distinct and somewhat unusual for the leading role of female singers. We will hear from some of the legends – including Oumou Sangaré, Coumba Sidibe and Kandia Kouyate, as well as rising stars such as Rokia Traoré and Fatoumata Diawara; as well as Trio da Kali, featuring the powerful voice of Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté, and the collaborative project, Les Amazones d’Afrique, which features several rising stars among Malian singers.

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