Global Village with Chris Heim

Series produced by KMUW

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As Duke Ellington famously said, there are two kinds of music. Global Village plays the good kind...from all over the world. With a fresh, inventive musical mix, and welcoming presentation, Global Village is like nothing else on radio, offering a special kind of "go-to" programming that speaks to the joys of musical discovery and works well alongside a wide range of local and national shows. The program is FREE and available for daily or weekend use, with regular holiday shows and specials available for one-time use as well.

PRX Zeitfunk Top Five Most Licensed Series Three Years in a Row: 2011-2013
PRX Zeitfunk Number Two Most Licensed Station/ 2011-2013

PRX Zeitfunk Top Five Most Licensed Series Three Years in a Row: 2011-2013
PRX Zeitfunk Number Two Most Licensed Station/ 2011-2013

WINNER: 'BEST WORLD MUSIC RADIO SHOW' - 2013 READERS' CHOICE WORLD MUSIC AWARDS

BROADCAST TO DATE ON 140 STATIONS IN 33 STATES

Global Village has been a fantastic addition to our non-com AAA format. Chris Heim has an amazing super power ability to sound like one of our own team members. The breadth and depth of its music leaves us wanting a daily four hour show. Pleeeezzzzeeee????
Chuck Miller, General Manager WNKU-FM

"Music selection and variety superbly chosen and assembled. Name your day and day part: Global Village could fit almost everywhere."
PRX Music Format Curator David Srebnik

"Global Village, hosted on KMUW in Wichita, Kansas and broadcast on stations around the world (as well as online), is one of the finest world music programs on the airwaves. DJ Chris Heim really knows her stuff, and consistently presents a fantastic hour of music, carefully curated around a theme, and peppered with exactly the right amount of chatter and useful information. To be quite honest, it's one of the only world music radio shows that this writer goes out of her way to listen to regularly, and it seems that I'm definitely not the only fan out there!"
Readers Choice World Music Awards - Best World Music Radio Show

"I like this series a lot – Chris Heim breathes new life into World Music programming with The Global Village. Like the World Café and Folk Alley, there’s never a wasted or throwaway musical moment. Reliable, consistently appealing World Music programming. Maybe this is a series worth considering for regular air play on your schedule."
PRX Music Format Curator David Srebnik, PRX Music Station Picks for January '11

"...the trifecta of good world music radio presentation: a great ear for music, a good sense for sequencing and sounds, and (perhaps most importantly) a knack for presenting real music with real information without being wonky or pedantic."
Megan Romer, About.com World Music Blog

"Global Village shows are great listening - well-paced, simply but succinctly scripted, and with an excellent choice and range of music within the broader genre of ‘world music’."
John Pilley
Music Production Manager - Radio New Zealand National

"(Chris Heim's) knowledge and understanding of music never ceases to amaze."
KMUW listener

"We love GV on KWTF! "
Don Campau
Program Director, KWTF-FM

GLOBAL VILLAGE
An eclectic, world music-based show, Global Village features the latest and best in world music new releases and classics along with a wide variety of artists and selections from other genres that have influences from around the world. Informative and entertaining, current yet set in a wider musical and historical context, the show draws on the knowledge, experience and congenial personality of host Chris Heim - and a library of over 40,000 albums, including many out-of-print titles - to pull these musical strands together into an intriguing and captivating whole.

With its broad range of artists and styles, the program works well alongside AAA, jazz, or other world music shows like Afropop, Etown, JazzSet, World Cafe and similar local productions.

The distinctive and entertaining music mix and presentation makes the show a stand out that attracts listeners. Its appeal to the qualities of heart, mind and spirit makes Global Village an obvious choice for the classic public radio listener, while at the same time, the show speaks to a younger, increasingly multicultural and genre-hopping audience as well. At KMUW, where the show has run since 2007, the largest audience cume is 25-34, though the show attracts across all age ranges.

• Available five days a week
• 57-minute program with two floating 1:00 breaks
• One show @ week any day, weekend or fill-in
• Specials offered throughout the year
• Show is stream-able
• SoundExchange compliant

Additional promotional support available through Facebook page with program information, videos, news, reviews, feature and resource information.

Global Village Specials: holiday shows (including Christmas, Halloween, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Thanksgiving, Mardi Gras), World AIDS Day, Dr. King Day, Best of the Year in World Music and numerous other special occasions and observations - plus monthly features and the New Month/New Music show devoted exclusively to the best in world music new releases.

Producer/Host - Chris Heim
Radio and world music veteran Chris Heim began a lifelong love affair with radio after wandering into the University of Chicago campus station and being offered an unexpectedly opened music slot. Her first radio job was at one of the Chicago area’s last true “free form” stations, WJKL. She later worked at WXRT, Chicago’s progressive rock station, and then joined WBEZ, Chicago Public Radio. There she hosted jazz and world music shows (the latter one of the first and longest running in public radio, starting just six months after the debut of Afropop) and served as Music Director. She was also executive producer and anchor for national broadcasts of the Chicago Jazz, Blues and Latin Music Festivals. A freelance writer as well, Chris has written liner notes and bios, as well as features, cover stories and reviews for such publications as the Chicago Tribune, Utne, Global Rhythm, Dirty Linen, Jazziz, Jazz Times, Blues Revue, Option, Illinois Entertainer, and more.

For more information:
Chris Heim
heim@kmuw.org
(316) 978-7176
http://www.kmuw.org/index.php/programs/global_village/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Global-Village/100891159962739

SPOTLIGHT ON GLOBAL VILLAGE FROM ABOUT.COM WORLD MUSIC BLOG
http://worldmusic.about.com/b/2010/08/20/radio-spotlight-global-village-on-kmuw.htm
READERS CHOICE WORLD MUSIC AWARDS - BEST WORLD MUSIC RADIO SHOW
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PRX Zeitfunk Top Five Most Licensed Series Three Years in a Row: 2011-2013PRX Zeitfunk Number Two Most Licensed Station/ 2011-2013WINNER: 'BEST WORLD MUSIC RADIO SHOW' - 2013 READERS' CHOICE WORLD MUSIC AWARDSBROADCAST TO DATE ON 140 STATIONS IN 33 STATESGlobal Village has been a fantastic addition to our non-com AAA format. Chris Heim has an amazing super power ability to sound like one of our own team members. The breadth and depth of its music leaves us wanting a daily four hour show. Pleeeezzzzeeee????Chuck Miller, General Manager WNKU-FM"Music selection and variety superbly chosen and assembled. Name your day and day part: Global Village could fit almost everywhere." PRX Music Format Curator David Srebnik"Global Village, hosted on KMUW in Wichita, Kansas and broadcast on... Show full description


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One of the best known sounds from Africa is the music of South Africa - and one of the best known South African groups these days is the Soweto Gos...

Bought by WEMU, WRNC-LP, WNKU, KEOS, and KGOU


  • Added: Mar 26, 2014
  • Length: 08:30
  • Purchases: 5
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SPECIAL: International Jazz Day Celebration. Global Village celebrates the UNESCO sponsored International Jazz Day and the culmination of Jazz Appr...

Bought by KPVL, WSLR, and KAWC


  • Added: Apr 15, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village celebrates Arbor Day with music from the critically acclaimed Senegalese band Orchestra Baobab and some tree-themed tunes. Also more...

Bought by KAWC


  • Added: Apr 15, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village highlights two impressive reissues of rare African recordings – the self-titled 1977 release from Ghanian Afrobeat pioneer Ebo Taylo...

Bought by KAWC


  • Added: Apr 15, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
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This time in the Global Village – music from Buika, Bebo (Valdes), Bossacucanova, Bembeya Jazz National, and lots of brass – including the Bollywoo...

Bought by KSKQ, WNKU, Troy Public Radio, and KAWC


  • Added: Apr 15, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village marks the birthday of Latin soul and boogaloo star Joe Cuba; continues with more music from April featured artist, flamenco guitar g...

Bought by KAWC


  • Added: Apr 15, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Global Village travels to Italy for Calibro 35's funk, jazz and Italian crime drama soundtrack music, and for world-jazz ensemble, Elianto; to East...

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  • Added: Apr 15, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village marks Zimbabwean Independence Day with music from artists from that country, including Thomas Mapfumo, whose chimurgena style was an...

Bought by KEOS and KAWC


  • Added: Apr 15, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village celebrates Bat Appreciation Day (around the date when bats emerge from hibernation) and also birthdays of South African jazz bassist...

Bought by KEOS and KAWC


  • Added: Apr 15, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village marks the birthday of world-jazz early adopter Herbie Mann, continues with more from April featured artist Paco de Lucia (this time ...

Bought by KAWC


  • Added: Apr 15, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village highlights guitarists in this visit – including music from Santana, English folk favorite John Renbourn, the latest African project ...

Bought by KGOU, Delmarva Public Radio, WOUB, WEMU, KAWC and more


  • Added: Apr 14, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
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Global Village highlights women of Africa, including acclaimed Malian singer Oumou Sangare; Dee Dee Bridgewater from her Malian-inspired Red Earth ...

Bought by KEOS, WRNC-LP, and KAWC


  • Added: Apr 11, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Global Village highlights some sounds from contemporary Brazil – including two albums featuring new-bossa artist Vinicius Cantuaria (one with Bill ...

Bought by KSKQ, Troy Public Radio, Delmarva Public Radio, WEMU, WOUB and more


  • Added: Apr 07, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Each month, the Global Village New Month/New Music show features the best of new world music releases. Highlights this time include: The latest fro...

Bought by WOUB, KSKQ, Troy Public Radio, Delmarva Public Radio, KGOU and more


  • Added: Apr 03, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
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SPECIAL: In advance of the April Global Village Paco de Lucia feature, we offer a rebroadcast of our special tribute to the legendary flamenco guit...

Bought by WNMU-FM, KFOK-LP, WRNC-LP, KSKQ, KAWC and more


  • Added: Mar 28, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 13
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It's fiddles and flutes this time in the Global Village – including the ‘fiddles’ of Beausoleil, Jordi Savall, and Violons Barbares, and the flutes...

Bought by WNKU, KSKQ, Troy Public Radio, KGOU, WOUB and more


  • Added: Mar 25, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 10
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SPECIAL: In this special edition of Global Village, we talk with two members of the acclaimed South African group, the Soweto Gospel Choir (current...

Bought by KFOK-LP, WOUB, KHNS, KEOS, KAWC and more


  • Added: Feb 11, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 8
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SPECIAL: The Best of 2013. Global Village counts down the top ten favorites of the past year in this special edition of the show. Music from Africa...

Bought by KEOS, KGOU, WOUB, KHNS, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 25, 2013
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 11