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.
||CleanThis singer made Cuban music accessible to a Mexican audience||We remember one of the great singers of Afro-Cuban music. But he wasn't Cuban. "Melón" died on Monday in Mexico City at the age of 85.||2/11/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHow ancient Egypt influenced Maurice White and Earth, Wind & Fire||Maurice White, founder of the band Earth, Wind & Fire, died Wednesday at the age of 74. The band blended soul, funk, jazz and a bit of everything else. White himself, though, was heavily influenced by the study of ancient Egypt.||2/5/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanYanni — a solution to global stress?||People in countries fraught with violence and oppression may have a secret weapon that may temporarily relieve some of that suffering. His name is Yanni.||2/2/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAstrid Hadad’s cabaret of colors will stop you in your tracks||The Mexican cabaret performer Astrid Hadad describes herself in a variety of ways: Singer. Artist. Costume designer. Political provocateur. And she recently brought her act to New York City.||2/1/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe song 'Wherever I Go' has brought this DJ back to Haiti to support the arts||Record producer and DJ Michael Brun is from Port-au-Prince, but is now based in Miami. For his latest project, Brun wanted to go back to Haiti and record a song. He recorded the song with students at an arts institute and connected with a non-profit that||1/29/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAn expressive singer from Tuva learns to value silence — from a band in Mali||Sainkho Namtchylak is one of a kind. You can even hear in her speaking voice that buzz, that resonance that allows her body to make the sounds we in the west generically call throat singing. On her recent album, she teamed up with a Touareg rock ensemble||1/26/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCumbia + swing = Grammy||A curious mix comes out of Bogota courtesy of Monsieur Periné. They're a gypsy swing/cumbia/dance act that makes you feel like there's a fatigue with more conventional music. The World's Marco Werman met members of the group this weekend.||1/25/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThis Grammy-nominated band from Nicaragua is keeping it in the family||La Cuneta Son Machín is a band from Nicaragua composed of young musicians whose older family members were musical superstars during the Sandinista regime. They didn't want to sound old, but they wanted to use the same record producer, which has resulted||1/15/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanIt took a generational effort to record Kandia Kouyaté's new album — and it was worth it||Here’s the story of how legendary Malian singer Kandia Kouyaté’s new album got made. It took the dedication of two producers, Ibrahim Sylla and his daughter, Binetou.||1/13/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWhen Pierre Boulez, who died Tuesday, met Frank Zappa||French conductor Pierre Boulez was known for being an avant-garde composer, while Frank Zappa was firmly ensconced in the avant-garde world of rock. Together they recorded an album, "Boulez conducts Zappa." We'll hear how their collaboration maybe wasn't||1/6/2016||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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