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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.

    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
    The World's favorite albums of 2018

    The World's favorite albums of 2018

    There was a lot of great music released this year, but we had to narrow it down. Here's a selection of our favorites as chosen by The World's Marco Werman, April Peavey and Brandi Fullwood.

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

Hexagoneyes ,

Not a pop station

This is not your average radio show to broadcast mind numbing music. This podcast provides knowledge behind the music and the global roots that it came from.

lawman83 ,

Gong Myoung

This performance was very moving and varied. At times it sounded like a bird calling against a backdrop of native drums. At others is was a very Western guitar riff. I looooooooooooved it.

incognito82 ,

The best podcast to find out about the world music

I learn about so many different kind of music and musicians around the world (and here in the US) through this program. It is simply the best.

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