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.
||In New Orleans, Marco explores Japan's jazz links to the Big Easy||PRI's The World host Marco Werman is in the middle of a two-week, cross-country writing residency aboard Amtrak trains. His first stop was in New Orleans, where he heard about the death of famed trumpet player Travis "Trumpet Black" Hill and was reminded||22 5 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Afghan rapper escaped teen marriage by singing about it||A young girl from Afghanistan escaped being forced into marrying a man when she was 14 years old — by writing a rap song about it. The young rapper is now living and going to school in the US, and she’s still making music about social justice in Afgha||12 5 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||For hip-hop artist Omar Offendum, apathy toward Syria is not an option||Syrian American hip-hop artist Omar Offendum realized long ago that his music could be a tool. Now the focus of his lyrics is to remind people that beneath all the political posturing and proxy wars still taking place in Syria, there’s still real human||4 5 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||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?||1 5 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.||23 4 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.||17 4 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||13 4 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.||9 4 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."||7 4 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?||2 4 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
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