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.
||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|
||'I Have No Everything Here.' From an overcrowded prison in Malawi, moving music||Music producer Ian Brennan set up a small recording studio at the Zomba Maximum Security Prison in Malawi and had the male and female inmates sing their own songs. Many of the tunes tell their stories of prison life.||1/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||How a punk rocker from DC got interested in ancient songs from Syria||Jason Hamacher is a punk rock drummer from Washington, DC, but he's interesting in exploring new sounds of all kinds. That's how he ended up recording Sufi singers in Aleppo, Syria, and preserving their songs before civil war destroyed the country.||1/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Here's the premiere of Dessa's new music video where she swims among underwater statues||How, why and where you can swim with statues, courtesy of singer and songwriter Dessa. This is the world premiere of her new video for her song "Sound The Bells," filmed off Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.||1/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Here's how these musicians balance free speech and being respectful of their public||Following the attacks on Charlie Hebdo, I was at the APAP conference in New York and spoke to several musicians about their reaction. Freedom of speech was in the air and I decided to ask a few of them how they see the balance between using their platform||1/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Cape Town's Fancy Galada sings to heal herself and others||Cape Town singer Fancy Galada grew up quickly — taking care of her younger siblings when she was only 10. And at times it was terrifying. Now a mother herself, she sings to help herself heal from those early experiences.||1/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||We remember a few of the musicians we lost in 2014||We pay tribute to a few musicians we lost this past year, including Joe Cocker, Wayne Smith, Paco de Lucia and more.||1/1/2015||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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