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.
||For Poor Rich Boy — lyrically, think Morrissey, but musically their melodies are Beatle-like||There can be a whole lot of noise at South by Southwest. You can walk down Sixth Street in Austin — the main drag, where many of the venues are located — and not hear anything but a mush of bands and artists, spilling into the street. But, one band ca||3/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||For this hip-hop artist, black lives do matter — and it's time to take a stand||On Saturday in Austin, there was a Black Lives Matter protest on the campus of the University of Texas, down the street from near the annual SXSW conference. At the protest was Texas hip-hop artist D.Hawk, who says it's time to take a stand against violen||3/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||He's going to be huge. Before that happens watch Conrad Sewell sing his hit 'Hold Me Up'||Only a few minutes before this performance, Australian singer Conrad Sewell was on the Spotify House stage at SXSW playing to hundreds of new and adoring fans. This guy is going to be huge. Before that happens, Conrad walked down the street to a quiet spo||3/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mexico's Centavrvs re-makes 'Mańana No' for cowbell and guitar||The Centavrvs just played for several hundred people at the Spotify House stage at SXSW. Then, the Mexican band took a walk with us to a quiet corner down the street where they performed a stripped down, acoustic version of the band's song "Mańana No," u||3/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||From an idyllic back porch in Austin, Amason performs 'Went To War'||While at SXSW, Sweden's Amason was staying at an idyllic ranch house outside of Austin. Fresh from their performance as part of the festival, Amason invited us to a quiet performance of their song "Went To War" on their back porch.||3/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||'The Voice' of South Africa celebrates 20 years of freedom||South Africa's Vusi Mahlasela and Hugh Masekela are in the midst of a US tour they're calling 20 Years of Freedom. The music celebrates 20 years since the start of democracy in South Africa and the official end of apartheid.||3/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Emma Donovan is the Sharon Jones of Australia — and much more||Emma Donovan is an indigenous R&B singer from Australia, backed by the Melbourne-based band The Putbacks. Their debut album may sound like the latest release from Brooklyn's Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, but there's a lot more to it than that.||2/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||You've probably heard this bass player hundreds of times — now finally meet him||Bassist Nathan East has performed on more than 2,000 recordings and was one of the composers of the recent Daft Punk hit "Get Lucky." But what he really loves is playing on the road. The guitar East brings with him has been all over the world, and it has||2/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||What Bob Marley meant to the world||On what would have been his 70th birthday, we ask: How did Bob Marley become Bob Marley? "He was the hero of the youth when I grew up in Benin," says singer Angelique Kidjo. "The day he died all the schools closed."||2/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||What's the best thing to bring on your band's tour? Proof of citizenship||Chhom Nimol is the lead singer of the LA-based band Dengue Fever. She was born in Cambodia, but has been living in LA for the past decade or so. Now, after waiting 14 years, Nimol finally got her US citizenship and touring with the band just got a lot eas||2/5/2015||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.
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