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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.


Travel to the Colombian island that inspired Ondatrópica's new album

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:00:00 -0400

The 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)

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You have to hear the music of Chicano Batman

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 16:30:00 -0500

This very cool band has a retro soul sound.(image)

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The World's music feature this week: Contrabanned at SXSW

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 16:30:00 -0500

The 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

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Contrabanned: #MusicUnites — a SXSW music showcase highlighting artists from banned nations

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:45:00 -0500

President 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)

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Drummer Mickey Hart recalls 30 years of 'world music'

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:30:00 -0500

This 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.

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The World's music features this week: Bulgaria National Radio, Carlos G Lopes and Graveola

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 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)

Brazil's alt-tropicalia band, Graveola

Vania Cardoso

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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

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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

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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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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. 



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