PRI's The World: Global Hit
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A daily spotlight on international musical artists and trends. Created by host Marco Werman, the Global Hit features interviews with musicians, critics and deejays around the globe.
||CleanThe song that helped Okinawa heal after WWII gets an Ethiopian remake||Debo Band is about as eclectic as musical fusion groups get. Well, now even more eclectic.||5/25/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanOld meets new with Argentine singer La Yegros, but that's only the beginning||Electro-cumbia has been around for years. But La Yegros is taking it to a new level.||5/24/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe powerful 45-year-old record that caught the attention of the FBI||Some of Eddie Palmieri's earliest fans were members of the violent anti-government group, the Weather Underground.||5/20/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanBreaking stereotypes with their own take on K-Pop||CoCo Avenue is well-known to fans in LA's Koreatown. But Jenny Lyric and Jenna Rose are not Korean American; they're African American. And the duo are currently in Korea, wowing the crowds with their own brand of K-pop.||5/18/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSouth Africa is telling some radio stations they need to play almost all local music||It's an effort to encourage people to support more local musicians.||5/12/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHow Yo-Yo Ma gets a Galician bagpipe and a violin to make beautiful music together||Some people call the formation of The Silk Road Ensemble the "Manhattan Project of music."||5/11/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanA night of real reggae with Bunny, the last Wailer standing||In 1963 there was a trio called the Wailers that included Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Livingston. Bob is gone. Peter Tosh was murdered in 1987. That leaves Bunny the last Wailer standing. And even though the Wailers folded a long time ago, Bunny keep||5/6/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanA rock band from Kabul wants to jam with Metallica||In the fictional film "Radio Dreams," members of a rock band from Afghanistan want to jam with Metallica. The group, Kabul Dreams, is now based in San Francisco and is trying to find an audience in the US.||4/30/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWas the great African pop star Papa Wemba really a smuggler?||Papa Wemba died earlier this week, after he collapsed on stage in Ivory Coast. The star, known as the king of Congolese rumba, was jailed in 2004 for smuggling Congolese people to Europe. Lubangi Muniania, a Congolese arts educator who knew Papa Wemba, ex||4/26/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanOn her new album, Leyla McCalla connects history, identity and song||Cellist Leyla McCalla explores the connections between the American South and Haiti on her new album, "A Day for the Hunter, A Day for the Prey." The title comes from a Haitian proverb.||4/13/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
A Better Look At Today's World
This podcast is simply THE BEST one out there. Every weekday when this podcast comes out, you can hear different types of music from all around the world. They go to Africa, Asia, South America, Europe, and North America. Always it is a different mix of tunes. The hip-hop from Africa is completely different from the hip-hop in Europe, which is completely different from the hip-hop in South America. It is impossible to even compare one day's artists to the next, and what each song means for that country. By listening to this, you can better the way you look at the world, and better understand the different cultures of the world. Even for people who really don't find this interesting, try it. I thought this would be really bad, but if you give it 1 try, I guarantee you will like it.
The best podcast to find out about the world music
I learn about so many different kind of music and musicians around the world (and here in the US) through this program. It is simply the best.
Not a pop station
This is not your average radio show to broadcast mind numbing music. This podcast provides knowledge behind the music and the global roots that it came from.
- Category: Music
- Language: English
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