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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: 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


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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


Media Files:
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


Media Files:
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


Media Files:
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2016 was rough. Listening to Bach helped.

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 09:15:00 -0500

In a recent essay for the Boston Globe, author Joan Wickersham makes that case that listening to Bach is not only good for the soul, but good in times of uncertainty.(image)

Anthony Inglis conducts the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Australian Air Force Band at the Classical Specatular 2005 in the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

Fir0002/Flagstaffotos/Wikimedia Commons


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Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’ was born 30 years ago — and ‘world music’ grew with it

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 15:45:00 -0500

Thirty years ago, Paul Simon released the album "Graceland." He recorded it in South Africa, in the thick of the anti-apartheid struggle there.(image)

Paul Simon, front right, performed with members of Ladysmith Black Mambazo for the first time in several years during a tribute at the Warner Theater in Washington on May 23, 2007.

Jason Reed/Reuters


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The World's music features this week: Planet Drum at 25, ETHEL and Esma Redžepova

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:30:00 -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)

Esma Redžepova representing Macedonia with the song "Pred da se razdeni"  during a dress rehearsal for the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö.

Courtesy Eurovision Song Contest 2013


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Vinyl sales just beat out digital downloads in the UK

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 16:30:00 -0500

The demand is keeping record plants humming around the clock.(image)

Alan Scholefield is co-owner of Honest Jon's, a record store in London

Leo Hornak


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Remembering Esma Redžepova, the Romany queen of song

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 16:30:00 -0500

The Macedonian singer once told The World that she hoped the Balkans would become better known for the “beauty of its music than for the bitterness of its wars.”(image)

Esma Redžepova representing Macedonia with the song "Pred da se razdeni"  during a dress rehearsal for the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö.

Courtesy Eurovision Song Contest 2013


Media Files:
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/pri/global-hit/~5/uQ5ghIahf0I/12132016_09.mp3