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.
||CleanListen to some of the songs that topped the charts around the world in 1968||1968 was a year of political upheaval and the music reflected the restless times. The World's host Marco Werman went back and checked out the 1968 chart-toppers from the US, Japan, France and Brazil.||8/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThis is a remix? Childish Gambino's 'This is America' has started a global wave of remix videos||More than 15 artists from other countries have produced their own country-specific versions of Childish Gambino's 'This is America.'||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHere's the next smooth step in Tash Sultana's flow state||Australian musician Tash Sultana's forthcoming LP, "Flow State," is the next musical step for the former busker. Sultana describes what it's like being in a flow state and why she's greedy when it comes to genres.||7/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWith new album, this Swedish-Senegalese couple shows their family is ‘made of music’||Sousou is from Sweden. Maher Cissoko, her husband, is from Senegal. It was the kora that brought them together. And now, 10 years and two kids later, they've released a new album called "Made of Music."||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJoan Baez reflects on these 'ghastly' times||The iconic 1960s protest singer says she feels it's time to "stop whining about it."||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThis Afropop band's founders are both refugees from Africa, but they met on a Vermont soccer field||The name of the Afropop band A2VT stands for Africa to Vermont. Based in Burlington, Vermont, the band's founders were originally refugees from Africa.||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThis cover of The Beatles' 'Drive My Car' celebrates Saudi women's new right to drive||On Sunday, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia started allowing women to drive for the first time. The World, along with some talented young musicians from Boston's Berklee College of Music, came up with a commemorative song for the occasion: an Arabic version||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichael Brun delivers a message from Haiti — one summer block party at a time||Michael Brun’s Bayo Block Party takes a celebration of Haiti’s spirit on the road, and he is bringing his friends with him too.||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSexism and the #MeToo movement inspired this 'sassy' singer||Canadian-born, New Zealand-based musician Tami Neilson spoke to us recently about her latest album, "Sassafrass!" and the three key moments that inspired it.||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHere's an album for 'third culture kids'||A singer raised in Thailand and Sweden is trying to create a virtual space in music for kids raised in multiple cultures who often feel like they don't belong anywhere.||3/20/2018||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.