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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 music features this week: Jah9 and Café Tacvba

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:00:00 -0400

We feature a unique selection of music on The World. These are the artists we featured this week.(image)

Jamaican reggae artist Jah9

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Irish singer Imelda May sheds her signature rockabilly sound and style

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:45:00 -0400

May's new sound is showcased in her latest album, "Life. Love. Flesh. Blood."(image)

Irish singer Imelda May

Roger Decker

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The World's music features this week: Daymé Arocena and Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0400

We feature a unique selection of music on The World. These are the artists we featured this week.(image)

Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Segal in Boston, 2017

Marco Werman

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What Miles Davis told Zucchero

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:00:00 -0400

Italy's Zucchero has been singing in a mix of Italian and English for years. But early in his career, Miles Davis told him to stick to Italian.(image)

Zucchero performing with Miles Davis.

Courtesy of Wrasse Records

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A Syrian-American soul singer takes his music to Trump country

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 15:00:00 -0400

Bassel Almadani is a Syrian-American neo-soul/funk singer based in Chicago. When he and his band are on tour, they often take questions from the audience about Syria.(image)

Bassel Almadani is pictured here onstage with The Supernaturals.

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This haunting soul music is straight from the Transylvanian mountains. Seriously.

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:15:00 -0400

The World offers you this exclusive world premiere of "Zmei3: Trip Through Transylvania."(image)

Zmei3 gets down in Romania.


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Escaping violence in Caracas to make music in Mexico City

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 17:30:00 -0400

Their booking agent was kidnapped and murdered. Their manager was also kidnapped. Shortly after, rock band La Vida Bohème left Caracas and made a new start in Mexico City.(image)

Members of the band La Vida Bohème are shown here. 

Nacional Records

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The World's music features this week: Sanam Marvi, Liber Teran and Les Amazones d'Afrique

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 14:15:00 -0400

Each week on the show we feature new music from all over the globe. And every Friday we share it here with you on our Global Hit podcast.(image)

Pakistan singer Sanam Marvi in our studios at WGBH, Boston

Marco Werman

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The ultimate supergroup: Rockin' nuns from Peru

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:00:00 -0400

These sisters play rock that would make any power band proud.(image)

Siervas' Facebook page

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The World's music features this week: Emily Scott Robinson, Ondatrópica and music from outer space

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:45:00 -0400

Here are our latest music highlights.(image)

Emily Scott Robinson in Wimberley, Texas during SXSW

Marco Werman

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