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.
||To this Ethiopian American singer, 'home is always in flux'||Ethiopian American musician Meklit Hadero talks about landing in Iowa, an ode to the Afro, and how her music is not so easily defined.||7/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Art-pop duo OY's new album is part-documentary and includes recordings of local sounds, people and music from across Africa||OY isn't, as you might guess, a hipster klezmer outfit from Brooklyn. Instead, it's an art-pop duo from Switzerland. And, the group likes to sing about turtles.||7/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||He traveled to Congo to teach hip hop and ended up giving a beat-making class on US race relations||It's Swahili. It's French. It's English. It's hip hop created by American professor Pierce Freelon on his latest trip to Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Except this time, news broke back home in the US about black churches set ablaze. Freelon so||7/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||What does a 20th century Russian poet have to do with Johnny Cash?||Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Iris DeMent has sung duets with John Prine, Steve Earle and Emmylou Harris. But her latest collaboration is with Anna Akhmatova, the "Tragic Queen" of Russian poetry.||7/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||6 must-listen music picks for your summer||Marco Werman and The World's studio director April Peavey share their summer music recommendations.||7/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||They covered a 800-year-old song. It went viral on YouTube. Of course.||The great recession of 2008 began with the collapse of Iceland's economy and we have a couple of Icelandic musicians to offer their unique perspective. Karl James Pestka and Ragnar Ólafsson are members of Árstíðir; a band that came together right as t||7/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The International Tchaikovsky Competition is stronger than ever, though it's getting a bit less Russian||They came, they performed and reached millions worldwide via the Web. Moscow's International Tchaikovsky Competition is stronger than ever, though it's getting a bit less Russian along the way.||7/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Stereotypes — this Muslim punk band tries to break 'em and highlight 'em||Muslim punk dates back to the late 1970s. But the band moving the genre forward into the 21st century is The Kominas. They're a band originally formed in the Boston area by Pakistani-Americans.||7/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||This Nigerian singer has a message for Boko Haram||Nneka is a Nigerian singer with a political agenda and she has a message for members of Boko Haram and other extremists. "Pray For You" is a song off her latest album.||6/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The music and life of the man dubbed 'The Lion of Zimbabwe'||Thomas Mapfumo has had a long and controversial career to fans in Zimbabwe. He's been called the "Lion of Zimbabwe" for calling out the government and its leader, President Robert Mugabe.||6/15/2015||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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