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.
||CleanSilvio Rodríguez has been playing secret free concerts in poor Cuban neighborhoods for years||Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodriguez does pop-up concerts in poor neighborhoods throughout Cuba. But he doesn't want the media to know that.||7/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThese African and Scandinavian musicians create sweet sounds in Copenhagen||Inside Café Blå Time, which means "Blue Hour" café in Danish, a crowd gathered to watch a line-up of international musicians during the Copenhagen Jazz Festival.||7/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFor decades, this musician's dream was to visit the US. Now, at 86, he's doing it.||Giddes Chalamanda is a legend in Malawi. In one his biggest hits, he sings: "If I had enough money, I would go to America." It's finally happening.||7/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI wanted to be bigger than Bill Gates — but I fell in love with the blues||Aki Kumar left his home in Mumbai to work as a software engineer in Silicon Valley. But then, Kumar discovered American blues and everything changed.||7/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIt's this nation's most popular song. It also may be haunted.||The song "Gloomy Sunday" was written in 1933, in Hungary, and has been recorded by artists from Billie Holiday to Björk. Because of its subject matter, some artists have refused to record it. But a record label in Berlin asked musicians to record their v||6/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHerb Alpert came to watch a bullfight. He emerged with a signature sound.||Herb Alpert plays a horn that's kinda jazzy, kinda loungey, kinda south of the border mariachi. This is the sound he made with The Tijuana Brass. And Herb Alpert's trumpet is still very much alive. He's in the midst of a two-week residency at Café Carlyl||6/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Dizzy Gillespie and Dan Quayle helped this Cuban musician defect||Trumpeter Arturo Sandoval once spent three months in jail in Cuba for listening to jazz over Voice of America.||6/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarlon Williams shows that Americana doesn't belong just to America||So, who does it belong to? "Everyone and no one, really," says the 25-year-old crooner from New Zealand.||5/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe song that helped Okinawa heal after WWII gets an Ethiopian remake||Debo Band is about as eclectic as musical fusion groups get. Well, now even more eclectic.||5/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOld meets new with Argentine singer La Yegros, but that's only the beginning||Electro-cumbia has been around for years. But La Yegros is taking it to a new level.||5/24/2016||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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