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.
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.
A new film explores the stories of 6 men from China who survived the Titanic sinking
Some hid their experiences after being scapegoated for surviving the shipwreck.
The ‘strange grace’ of singer Arooj Aftab
In her latest record, “Vulture Prince,” Pakistani composer Arooj Aftab uses words from Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib and 11th-century Persian poet Jalāl ad-Dīn Mohammad Rūmī, alongside electronic samples and touches of jazz trumpet.
Femi Kuti and Made Kuti continue Afrobeat legacy in two-part album
The roots of Afrobeat — not to be confused with the more pop-oriented Afrobeats, which has exploded in popularity in recent years — is socially conscious music, according to Made Kuti, Fela Kuti's grandson.
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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.
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