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.
||The six-second drum solo that has been used a thousand times||Musicians like Prodigy, Oasis, Jay-Z and Amy Winehouse have used the so-called "Amen break," a decades-old six-second drum solo from a soul band named The Winstons. But that widespread usage never brought the band much fame or money — until now.||3/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||An Irish priest wows wedding guests with his version of 'Hallelujah.' Now he has a record contract.||During a wedding in Ireland last year, Father Ray Kelly stepped to the microphone and sang a version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." One attendee posted the performance on You Tube, and now Kelly has a record contract and his debut album has been release||3/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||This musician has a half-billion video views. So who the hell is he?||He's sold millions of albums in Europe and is an internet star. Kanye West and Lorde have collaborated with him, and President Obama has one of his CDs. He's Belgian hip hop artist Stromae, whose Rwandan father was killed in that nation's genocide and is||3/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mali's Songhoy Blues are making music in exile||They left northern Mali because music was banned by Islamic extremists. Now Songhoy Blues is bringing their flavor of desert blues to the world.||3/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||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|
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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