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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.

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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.

    ‘Osmanity': Ottoman Empire's founder inspires a new album

    ‘Osmanity': Ottoman Empire's founder inspires a new album

    Trumpet player and ethnomusicologist Will Magid is the creative force behind the musical project Balkan Bump. He has a new album out Oct. 23 called "Osmanity."

    US immigration politics make their mark on Grammy-nominated J.S. Ondara

    US immigration politics make their mark on Grammy-nominated J.S. Ondara

    The World's host Marco Werman interviews Grammy-nominated musician J.S. Ondara.

    • 7 min
    Iconic musician Carlos Santana creates ‘mystical medicine music to heal a twisted, crooked world’

    Iconic musician Carlos Santana creates ‘mystical medicine music to heal a twisted, crooked world’

    Woodstock 50th anniversary music festival has been officially canceled. Carlos Santana, who performed at the epic 1969 Woodstock festival, talks to The World about the power of music to unite and heal a troubled world.

    • 7 min
    This Ugandan rapper was ‘miseducated,’ Lauryn Hill-style

    This Ugandan rapper was ‘miseducated,’ Lauryn Hill-style

    The 1998 album "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" helped change Sarah Tshila's direction in life. This Ugandan-born college graduate with a degree in computer science decided to become a musician.

    • 3 min
    This Kenyan musician followed his love for Dylan to a new life and career

    This Kenyan musician followed his love for Dylan to a new life and career

    Kenyan musician J.S. Ondara left his home in Nairobi, Kenya, for Minneapolis five years ago — to pursue a music career. He's about to tour for his debut album, "Tales of America."

    • 4 min
    Zimbabwe's Oliver 'Tuku' Mtukudzi's career spanned four decades and 67 albums

    Zimbabwe's Oliver 'Tuku' Mtukudzi's career spanned four decades and 67 albums

    Mtukudzi, Zimbabwe's most successful musician, largely steered clear of politics in his songs and told stories about people's everyday life struggles. 

    • 5 min

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