Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:00:00 -0400It's the second anniversary of the disappearance of 43 students from Ayotzinapa, Mexico. The group El Changui Majadero is based in LA and recorded a song about it for their self-titled, debut album.(image)
Pictured are members of the LA-based band Changui Majadero.
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 12:30:00 -0400It's much more than just a bunch of gray-suited politicians taking swings at each other. Although it's that, too.(image)
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 11:15:00 -0400The island of Crete is a crossroads for migrants and refugees. It's there that musician Stelios Petrakis finds his inspiration.(image)
Stelios Petrakis backstage during stop in New York earlier this year
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 12:45:00 -0400Adrian Quesada grew up in Laredo, Texas — minutes from Mexico. He's a bilingual musician with his Latin rock band, The Echocentrics, performing tunes in Spanish and English.(image)
Musician Adrian Quesada grew up in the border town of Laredo, Texas.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:30:00 -0400A pop performer known for his flamboyancy on stage, prolific songwriting and bestselling tunes, Juan Gabriel died over the weekend of a heart attack. He was 66.(image)
Pop singer Juan Gabriel was not your typical Mexican macho singer.
Courtesy of juangabriel.com
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:30:00 -0400Did the Olympics whet your appetite for Brazilian music?(image)
Born in Milwaukee, with roots in Sierra Leone, Boima has been traveling the world for years researching music across the African diaspora.
Courtesy of Boima Tucker
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:30:00 -0400The war in Syria has left Syrian refugees scattered across Europe. Some of those who have fled are musicians. Now, one classically trained Syrian bassist living in the German city of Bremen is trying to bring his countrymen and women together to form an expat orchestra. Catherine Girardeau has our story.(image)
The Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra performing in Bremen, Germany.
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:00:00 -0400Cameroon musician Moken won the green card lottery in 1996. Since his move to the US, he's attended design college in Detroit, launched a line of shoes, and this year released his debut CD, "Chapters of My Life."(image)
Cameroonian musician and shoe designer, Moken.
Courtesy of Daniel Nunga
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 14:45:00 -0400Netsky is the "musical ambassador" for Belgium's Olympic athletes. The Belgian producer and DJ is in Rio to motivate the athletes and get them pumped.(image)
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:00:00 -0400Christiania is a community in the center of Copenhagen. Musician Lukas Forchhammer grew up there in the '90s, at a time when there were no cars or streetlights and a toilet and running water were considered luxuries. Still, Lukas says Christiania had a "utopian vibe" and it helped shape the young man he is today. Lukas now fronts his band Lukas Graham; a band with a string of international hits.(image)
Danish musician Lukas Forchhammer has a string of international hit songs, but he knows what it's like to grow up with little.