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PRI's The World: Global Hit

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.


A song for justice and Mexico's missing Ayotzinapa 43

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:00:00 -0400

It's the second anniversary of the disappearance of 43 students from Ayotzinapa, Mexico. The group El Changui Majadero is based in LA and recorded a song about it for their self-titled, debut album.(image)

Pictured are members of the LA-based band Changui Majadero.

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The Ukrainian connection in DJ Shadow and Run the Jewels' new music video

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 12:30:00 -0400

It's much more than just a bunch of gray-suited politicians taking swings at each other. Although it's that, too.(image)

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Iron Maiden and Turkish folk music? That's what inspires this musician.

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 11:15:00 -0400

The island of Crete is a crossroads for migrants and refugees. It's there that musician Stelios Petrakis finds his inspiration.(image)

Stelios Petrakis backstage during stop in New York earlier this year

Marco Werman

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A musician's view of growing up in a border town

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 12:45:00 -0400

Adrian Quesada grew up in Laredo, Texas — minutes from Mexico. He's a bilingual musician with his Latin rock band, The Echocentrics, performing tunes in Spanish and English.(image)

Musician Adrian Quesada grew up in the border town of Laredo, Texas.

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Remembering the king of Latin pop — Mexico's Juan Gabriel

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:30:00 -0400

A pop performer known for his flamboyancy on stage, prolific songwriting and bestselling tunes, Juan Gabriel died over the weekend of a heart attack. He was 66.(image)

Pop singer Juan Gabriel was not your typical Mexican macho singer. 

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Three killer tracks out of Brazil that you missed during the Olympics

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:30:00 -0400

Did the Olympics whet your appetite for Brazilian music?(image)

Born in Milwaukee, with roots in Sierra Leone, Boima has been traveling the world for years researching music across the African diaspora.

Courtesy of Boima Tucker

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Amid rising refugee tensions, a Syrian expat orchestra gives back

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:30:00 -0400

The war in Syria has left Syrian refugees scattered across Europe. Some of those who have fled are musicians. Now, one classically trained Syrian bassist living in the German city of Bremen is trying to bring his countrymen and women together to form an expat orchestra. Catherine Girardeau has our story.(image)

The Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra performing in Bremen, Germany.

Rolf Schoellkopf

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Cameroon's 'Golden Voice' struck gold when he won a green card

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:00:00 -0400

Cameroon musician Moken won the green card lottery in 1996. Since his move to the US, he's attended design college in Detroit, launched a line of shoes, and this year released his debut CD, "Chapters of My Life."(image)

Cameroonian musician and shoe designer, Moken.

Courtesy of Daniel Nunga

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With DJ Netsky in the house in Rio, it's a party!

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 14:45:00 -0400

Netsky is the "musical ambassador" for Belgium's Olympic athletes. The Belgian producer and DJ is in Rio to motivate the athletes and get them pumped.(image)

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The guy who sings that 'once I was 7 years old' song has a crazy life story

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:00:00 -0400

Christiania is a community in the center of Copenhagen. Musician Lukas Forchhammer grew up there in the '90s, at a time when there were no cars or streetlights and a toilet and running water were considered luxuries. Still, Lukas says Christiania had a "utopian vibe" and it helped shape the young man he is today. Lukas now fronts his band Lukas Graham; a band with a string of international hits.(image)

Danish musician Lukas Forchhammer has a string of international hit songs, but he knows what it's like to grow up with little.

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