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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 next K-Pop sensation could come out of New York City

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:45:00 -0500

What’s the word most people associate with the country of South Korea? K-pop. At least according to one survey conducted in Korea last year.(image)

Limanol Adams, 27, posing with cut outs of a popular Korean boy band EXO.

Misha Friedman/PRI


Media Files:
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/pri/global-hit/~5/zDi5gGC4OqE/02172017_08.mp3




The World's music features this month: Music for dogs, DJ Panko and Locos por Juana

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:45:00 -0500

We feature a unique selection of music on The World. Here are a few highlights from this month's broadcasts.(image)

Latin rockers Locos por Juana 

locosporjuana.com


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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/pri/global-hit/~5/MZ8xK4v2KdU/GHPod0217_0.mp3




An Indian American Muslim singer resurrects an old civil rights anthem

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:15:00 -0500

Chicago-based singer Zeshan Bagewadi, better known as Zeshan B, has embraced the music his Indian father introduced him to: soul, gospel and R&B.(image)

Zeshan Bagewadi is pictured here. 

Courtesy of Zeshan Bagewadi


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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/pri/global-hit/~5/Rvizim9MFsE/0213201709.mp3




Happy 30th birthday, 'world music'

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:30:00 -0500

Thirty years ago a new music genre appeared in record stores. But do we even need it anymore?(image)

The category of "world music" was born 30 years ago. 

Fayeroo

 


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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/pri/global-hit/~5/y8n9TvRRStU/02032017_09.mp3




The World's music features this week: Manu Chao, Sinkane and David Krakauer

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 17:15:00 -0500

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

Singer Manu Chao performs during a free concert in Caracas, Venezuela on March 23, 2012.

Gil Montano/Reuters


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The World's music features this week: Alsarah & The Nubatones, William Onyeabor and Chicano Batman

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:30:00 -0500

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

Alsarah & The Nubatones

Carlos Ramirez


Media Files:
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/pri/global-hit/~5/20-Hktdv8iA/01202017GloHit.mp3




From Mauritania: A song for breast cancer awareness

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0500

Noura Mint Seymali is from Mauritania and she wants to make sure women, especially women in Africa, get their yearly breast cancer screenings. Seymali helps raise awareness through a song.(image)

Mauritania singer Noura Mint Seymali is shown here, backstage, in January 2013. 

Marco Werman


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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/pri/global-hit/~5/QKJFuPuRGK8/0117201709.mp3




The World music features this week: Teitur, Faada Freddy and Hannah Williams & the Affirmations

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:30:00 -0500

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


Media Files:
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/pri/global-hit/~5/UB8FPH_nRUs/2017_01_13_GloHit.mp3




Army musicals from World War II brought back to the stage

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:45:00 -0500

These "Blueprint Specials" were musical comedies meant to be performed by soldiers, for soldiers. Most of the songs were written by Frank Loesser, before he found fame with the musical "Guys and Dolls."(image)

Musicals from World War II long thought to be lost, have been rediscovered. 

waterwell.org


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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/pri/global-hit/~5/k4cMkezY1hI/0110201708.mp3




The World's music features this week: Piers Faccini, Café Tacvba, Thailand's prime minister

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 12:45:00 -0500

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

Piers Faccini is a Brit now living in southern France. And on his latest album, he was inspired to write songs about events as they unfolded.

Mr. Cup


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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/pri/global-hit/~5/Ul42DRj0ruY/01062017glohit.mp3