Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:00:00 -0400The music of Colombia has long inspired people from across the world, but it holds a particular fascination for Will Holland, the British music producer better known as Quantic.(image)
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 16:30:00 -0500This very cool band has a retro soul sound.(image)
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 16:30:00 -0500The World is part of a very cool project at the upcoming South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. We've collaborated on a showcase called Contrabanned: #MusicUnites.(image)
Iranian electronic musician Ash Koosha
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:45:00 -0500President Donald Trump's proposed immigration ban has left many musicians with a lot of uncertainty. To that point, The World is part of a very cool project — a new showcase at the upcoming SXSW festival highlighting artists from some of the banned countries.(image)
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:30:00 -0500This year is the 30th anniversary of the phrase "world music." This year, we're touching base with artists who were attracted to global sounds or who became champions of those sounds to reflect on what this thing, world music, is. Today, we're talking to Mickey Hart, drummer for the Grateful Dead.(image)
Drummer Mickey Hart is still curious about the rhythm of the planet.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:00:00 -0500Each week on The World, we feature a unique selection of musicians, and every week we put it together for you here.(image)
Brazil's alt-tropicalia band, Graveola
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:45:00 -0500What’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.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:45:00 -0500We 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
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:15:00 -0500Chicago-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
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:30:00 -0500Thirty 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.