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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.


The World's music features this week: Eljuri, Kady and Greg Lake

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:00:00 -0500

Each week on The World, we feature a unique selection of musicians, and every week we put it together for you here.(image)

Eljuri, one of the artists featured on The World this week.


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If you set magical realism to music, it might sound like this

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:30:00 -0500

If Gabriel Garcia Marquez had a soundtrack to his stories, the music would come from the Colombian band Puerto Candelaria.(image)

Puerto Candelaria hail from the Colombian city of Medellin

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The World's music features this week: Los Van Van, Acid Arab and Puerto Candelaria

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:00:00 -0500

Here are the artists we featured on The World this week.(image)

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Famed fado singer Mariza is back with 'Mundo'

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 12:30:00 -0500

The Portuguese fado singer took a 5-year break from recording to be a full-time mom. Her new album brings her personal and professional worlds together with new depth.(image)

Portuguese fado singer Mariza has released her first studio album in five years. 

Carlos Ramos

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'I want to kind of obliterate geographical borders between music and people'

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:00:00 -0500

El Perro Del Mar is a musician from Gothenburg, Sweden. Her real name is Sarah Assbring. The inspiration behind her latest album started with a visit to a museum that had instruments from around the globe. She included many of these on her new album, Kokoro.(image)

Sweden's Sarah Assbring a.k.a. "El Perro Del Mar"

Marta Thisner

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Seun Kuti, son of Nigerian music icon Fela, has a message for the world's elites

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 17:00:00 -0500

Seun Kuti blames the rich and powerful for the social and economic inequality in the world today. And he's not surprised that a populist movement has voted someone like Donald Trump into office.(image)

Seun Kuti, son of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti.

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The music of My Bubba, which has nothing to do with Bill Clinton

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 17:15:00 -0500

My Bubba is a Swedish/Icelandic duo with songs about food and broken relationships. And their name was not inspired by Bill Clinton's nickname.(image)

The Icelandic/Swedish duo My Bubba

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'I hope for the best,' says this first-time Mexican American voter

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 15:00:00 -0400

Mexican-American singer Lila Downs is voting in her first US election. That may surprise some of her fans, as Downs is known for her politically-charged music.(image)

Mexican-American singer Lila Downs is voting in her first election

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How improving US-Cuba relations has helped this jazz musician

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 16:00:00 -0400

For almost two years now, Cubans, like Harold López-Nussa, have witnessed enormous changes taking place in their country. Diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States have been restored. And for the younger generation, the future sure looks bright. López-Nussa has witnessed that change personally. Not only is it easier to travel, but he's been signed to a record label here in the States.(image)

Cuban musician Harold López-Nussa is pictured here, in Havana. 

Olivia Prendes

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Explaining Muslim diversity through music

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:00:00 -0400

Composer Mehmet Ali Sanlikol is a Turkish-born Muslim American. He says his latest album is "Sufi-influenced contemporary jazz."(image)

Turkish-American composer and musician Mehmet Ali Sanlikol is pictured here.


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