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.
||Digging through record crates to find that rare soul music from Brazil||We bring you rare funk and soul music from Brazilian music, courtesy of a Boston-based record collector who dug through a lot of crates of records to find just the right tracks.||11/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Bye Bye Ebola! Eradication spurs rap song in Sierra Leone.||Sierra Leone declared itself Ebola-free on Saturday. It had been 42 days since any new cases were diagnosed. To mark the occasion, thousands danced in the streets and rapper Block Jones, from Sierra Leone, released a video and song.||11/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Music was the path to financial independence for this Indian woman||Tritha Sinah fronts the band Tritha Electric. Growing up in Kolkata she says music was her way to financial independence and liberation.||11/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||“This is like a revolution!” — Foo Fighters play for the small Italian town whose invitation to them went viral||A thousand musicians in Cesena, Italy, played a song by the Foo Fighters and created a video to go along with it. At the end of the video, they ask the band to come to Cesena and perform a concert. The rock band has responded and plays there tonight.||11/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Despite threat of a boycott, one of the largest world music festivals is now underway||Attendees at one of the world's largest music expos were threatening to boycott this year's event because its host country, Hungary, has been unwelcoming to refugees.||10/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The next big gig for Cuba's Buena Vista Social Club? The White House.||A documentary about the Buena Vista Social Club helped put Cuban music on the map. But the US embargo made touring in the US tricky. Now that relations between the two countries have thawed, BVSC will play at the White House on Thursday.||10/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||How a 14-year-old girl is making Quechua cool in Peru — with music and lyrics from Michael Jackson||Renata Flores, an indigenous Peruvian, is also an Internet sensation. That happened after a video of her singing a Michael Jackson hit went viral. Flores wasn't singing the song in English or Spanish. Instead, she sang it in her native tongue, Quechua.||10/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The music scene in 21st century Dublin is changing — and this group is proof of that||Hare Squead is a hip-hop trio based in Dublin. They're first generation immigrants from Africa who happened to run into each other while skateboarding in Ireland's capital. Just two years later they're one of the hottest acts around.||10/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Flamenco was the soundtrack in this Armenian family||We have a story of a Flamenco musician in Los Angeles. But he's not Spanish ... he's Armenian. Vahagni's family left Armenia in September 1991, just a few weeks before the collapse of the Soviet Union.||9/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Is a verse about being in a psych ward too personal to be included in a new version of a song?||The song "Sweet Fanta Diallo (Adieu Soleil)" by the group Magic System caught my attention the other day. The band is from Ivory Coast. That's the same country where Alpha Blondy, the original singer of Sweet Fanta, is from. However, in Magic System's ver||9/4/2015||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.
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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.
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- Language: English
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