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.
||This Aboriginal star doesn't give interviews, but still wows Australians with his voice||Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, or Gurrumul for short, is a top selling indigenous artist from Australia who just made his American debut. But how did a blind, shy musician from a remote Australian island become a star?||5/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Meet Canada's answer to bluegrass — and its ambassador||April Verch, a Canadian fiddler, comes from the Ottawa Valley that straddles the border between Ontario and Quebec. It's the home of a bluegrass-like "old time Canadian" style with deep roots, but an uncertain future.||4/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Judge by day, musician by night. That's what this guy does for a living in Niger||When the sun goes down, Judge Hamadal Moumine of Niger picks up a guitar and hits the stage with his band, Tal National — sometimes for hours. But he says we shouldn't be surprised by his unique combo of professions.||4/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Twin sisters follow their dad's Buena Vista Social Club roots into Afro-Caribbean music||Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz are twins and daughters of the late Cuban musician and Buena Vista Social Club member, Miguel "Anga" Diaz. The sisters are now following in their dad's footsteps and their shared Yoruba heritage. Their self-titled album is call||4/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||One Love: Obama, in Jamaica, pays respects to reggae superstar Bob Marley||President Obama is the first president since Reagan to visit Jamaica. And one of the first stops he made was to pay respects to a Reggae legend.||4/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||This musician wants to follow Frank Sinatra — who he claims was the first 'techno-singer'||Mocky, a Canadian musician, wants to get back to basics and make futuristic music without the use of computer-generated sounds. He wants to follow the example of Frank Sinatra who he says was the first "techno-singer."||4/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Does it make a difference when musicians boycott?||Wilco has announced that the band was cancelling its Indiana show because of the new "religious objections" law. But can musician boycotts bring political change?||4/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Meet the harmonium king of Queens, New York||Mindra Sahadeo, an Indo-Guyanese musician who now lives in New York, has found a niche bringing the city’s harmoniums back to life. It's a way to connect to his Indian heritage and fill his shared apartment with music.||4/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The six-second drum solo that has been used a thousand times||Musicians like Prodigy, Oasis, Jay-Z and Amy Winehouse have used the so-called "Amen break," a decades-old six-second drum solo from a soul band named The Winstons. But that widespread usage never brought the band much fame or money — until now.||3/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||An Irish priest wows wedding guests with his version of 'Hallelujah.' Now he has a record contract.||During a wedding in Ireland last year, Father Ray Kelly stepped to the microphone and sang a version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." One attendee posted the performance on You Tube, and now Kelly has a record contract and his debut album has been release||3/30/2015||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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