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Global Village

Roger Holdsworth
Presented by Roger Holdsworth
next on air Sunday, 23 September 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

The Global Village mainly plays acoustic-based music from around the world - more likely to be anchored in traditions, but usually 'pushing the bounds' and seeking new collaborations and interpretations.

Some context and background: On the Global Village, you are likely to hear bagpipe bands from Portugal (eg Gaiteiros de Lisboa or Galandum Galandaina), long compositions from the Mediterranean (eg Ross Daly and friends, Luigi Cinque and the Tarantula Hypertext O'rchestra or Riccardo Tesi and Banditaliana), Turkish multicultural rhythms (eg Kardes Türküler, The Taksim Trio or Mercan Dede), Persian classical music (eg Mohammed Reza Shajarian, Hossein Alizadeh or Sâlâr Aghili), Iraqi folk tunes with Spanish influences (eg Ilham Al Madfai), Celtic dawn alarm calls from Asturies (eg Felpeyu), Russian folk rock on cows horns and bark flutes (eg The Farlanders or Dobranotch), gentle anthems from Scandinavia (eg Ale Möller Band, Gunnel Mauritzson, Josefina Paulson, Mari Boine, Karolina Kantilinnen or Maria Kalaniemi), Hungarian dances (eg Marta Sebestyén or Csangallo), new waves of Greek music (eg Kristi Stassinopoulou), txalaparta or trikitixa from the Basque Country (eg Oreka TX or Kepa Junkera), outrageous neo-folk from Galicia (eg Mercedes Peon or Ses), jarocho from California (eg Conjunto Jardin) - and much more. I've recently become interested in Occitan music from the south of France - artists as diverse as Marilis Orionaa, La Talvera, Massilia Sound System and Moussu T e lei Jovents. And don't forget great social commentary from 'folk' artists like Robb Johnston or 9Bach or Ian Tamblyn.

You are also likely to hear lots of local music - including live in-studio performances and informative interviews - from Bohemian Nights, Kavisha Mazzella, Jenny M Thomas and Bush Gothic, Ajak Kwai, Taliska, Unified Gecko, Bashka, Hello Tut Tut, Zulya and the Children of the Underground, VulgarGrad, The Royal High Jinx, Alex Burns, Anthea Sidiropoulos, La Bande de Sandro, Matthew Fagan, Orkeztra Glasso Bashalde, Vinod Prasanna, Glen Kniebeiss, Ruth Roshan, The Valentino Flamenco Ensemble, Vardos, The Xylouris Ensemble and MANY more!

For more details, and older playlists, check:

I also encourage feedback and questions from those wanting to learn more about the music: e-mail me on

Garry Havrillay will be your guest host until Roger returns in late September. Email: cdrift(at)

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Recent episodes

Sunday 5 August 2018

Monsieur Doumani and Folk Holidays Program Promo

Sunday 29 July 2018

Global Village for Sunday, 29 July 2018 Program Audio Story
Program 1384: Mostly Finnish, Armenian, Kurdish and Turkish music Playlist

Sunday 22 July 2018

Global Village for Sunday, 22 July 2018 Program Audio Story
Program 1383: Roger reports from Czech Republic / The Bashevis Singers play live ahead of their album launch / Focus on Estonia Playlist
Festivals in the Czech Republic / The Bashevis Singers / Focus on Estonia Program Promo

Sunday 15 July 2018

Program 1382: Amy Chapman tends to the Global Village this week Playlist
Global Village for Sunday, 15 July 2018 Program Audio Story

Sunday 8 July 2018

Program 1381: Mike Glover presents a Rudolstadt Festival special Playlist
Global Village for Sunday, 8 July 2018 Program Audio Story

Sunday 1 July 2018

Program 1380: Damian O'Keefe is our Global Villager again this week Playlist
Global Village for Sunday, 1 July 2018 Program Audio Story

Sunday 24 June 2018

Program 1379: Damian O'Keefe is our Global Villager this week Playlist
Global Village for Sunday, 24 June 2018 Program Audio Story

Sunday 17 June 2018

Global Village for Sunday, 17 June 2018 Program Audio Story
Program 1378: Artists at Czech Music festivals 2018 Playlist

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