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 University of Liverpool new master’s makes a whole degree of Beatlemania
The Beatles degree dives into the band's shifting perceptions over more than half a century, and how it's affected other sectors such as tourism. Holly Tessler, the professor who founded the program, joined The World's host Marco Werman to explain more about what the degree entails.
Kiki Valera on Son cubano and how he developed a unique musical perspective
At the age of 16, Valera started to salvage radio and TV parts out of discarded electronics to build his own shortwave receiver and transmitter, connecting him to a wider world of musical trends.
Lakou Mizik’s new album highlights Haiti’s creative spirit
Hatian band Lakou Mizik’s “Leave the Bones,” in collaboration with DJ and producer Joseph Ray of Nero, mixes traditional sounds with electronic beats.
Haitian American artist Momma Nikki sings about a complicated father-child relationship — and reconciliation
On their most recent album titled “Momma Exposed,” Seattle-based, Haitian American artist Momma Nikki pays tribute to their late father.
Dedicated BTS fans buy tickets to join virtual K-pop concert
Even fans in the US tuned in at 5:30 a.m. to watch the live BTS concert online. Culture critic Maria Sherman, author of "Larger Than Life: A History of Boy Bands from NKOTB to BTS," joins us to talk about BTS fandom.
Forging new space: The multidimensional Afrofuturism of Sammus
For Dr. Enongo Lumumba Kasongo, whose stage name is Sammus, Afrofuturism has been a well of inspiration and a living current underneath all her work.
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.
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.
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.