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.
||Clean'When you write a song about racism, it's a big deal'||Songs of resistance are at the core of Songhoy Blues' latest album. In fact, they titled their album "Résistance." The band hails from Mali and tackles issues like racism and voter apathy.||9/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGlobal collaborations with Kronos Quartet just keep coming||David Harrington of Kronos Quartet shares his thoughts about the term "world music." The term was coined 30 years ago this year.||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCall it clave, or call it hambone — the beat's the same||Clave is the foundation of salsa, boogaloo, mambo and so much more.||9/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe World's music features this week: Redil Cuarteto and musical tributes to Usain Bolt||We feature a unique selection of music on The World. This is what you heard this week.||8/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKondi Band connects West African thumb piano with US electronica||Sori Kondi is from Sierra Leone. DJ Chief Boima is from Wisconsin. Together they're the Kondi Band. And their music is a blend of traditional West African music with contemporary electronica.||8/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe World's music features this month: G-Dragon, Dat Garcia, and Brownout||This July we featured a unique selection of music on The World. Here are a few highlights.||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBokanté serves up songs in the key of Creole||The fusion of West African music, Mississippi Delta blues and Caribbean rhythms are what the band Bokanté is all about.||7/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA rock band from California helped me get through tough teenage years in Iran||It wasn't easy being a teenager in Iran. But then I was introduced to the music of Linkin Park — an American rock band. And that's when things started to shift.||7/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMore and more talented people are saying ‘farewell Venezuela, hello Mexico’||Venezuelans are leaving their country in crisis and building communities elsewhere.||7/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThese musicians are living in exile in Nebraska||Journalists from the nonprofit Music in Exile recently went to Lincoln, Nebraska, to meet and record musicians in the Yazidi community.||7/7/2017||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.
Not a pop station
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.
- Category: Music
- Language: English
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