Iranian singer Sussan Deyhim contributed music to the new film “Argo.” The film is set in Tehran during the US Embassy hostage crisis that followed the Iranian revolution. This is a time period that resonates with Sussan Deyhim even though she had left Iran a couple years prior.
Mannasseh Phiri is our DJ in Zambia. Today, he plays some of his favorite tracks from the album “Say Africa” by South African musician Vusi Mahlasela.
In a region where religion often pulls people apart, it’s refreshing to see Israelis musicians visit a Muslim village and perform in a Roman-era Catholic Church.
Jarabe De Palo is one of the most popular and enduring bands in Spain. On their latest album, “Orquesta Reciclando” or Recycling Orchestra, they’ve reworked some of their biggest Spanish hits.
For me, an avowed Beatles and Fela fan, this is like a musical Reese’s peanut butter cup: two great tastes that taste great together. Perhaps not as much as the originals listened to separately. But still great [...]
Friday marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ releasing their first single, “Love Me Do.” So Thursday, we introduce you to the music of The AfroBeatles. It’s a mash-up of Beatles tunes with Fela Kuti’s afrobeat music.
Desilicious started about ten years ago with the purpose of integrating Bollywood music, pop music, and house music [...]
Celtic superstar Carlos Núñez, from the region of Galicia in northeastern Spain, has been called “The Seventh Chieftain.”
Tim Maia was a Brazilian musician whose music was intertwined with personal stories of excess and controversy. He died in 1998 at the age of 55. Musician Roger Bruno performed with Tim Maia at a time when both were trying to establish their careers.
British songsmith Ben Howard talks about and sings a tune from his debut CD “Every Kingdom”.
Gagaku is the oldest form of classical music in Japan. It thrived in Japanese imperial courts from the 700s. The tradition still survives but is rarely performed outside of Japan. But reporter Maria Bakkalapulo attended a performance in Scotland and tells us about it.
Anchor Marco Wermna talks about the latest jazzy sound coming from the Jamaican ska innovator Ernest Ranglin.
Scottish Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis is taking part in a showcase of Scottish artists at this year’s Ryder Cup. Fowlis speaks to Marco Werman about the importance of Scottish identity and culture as well as her music that was featured in the Disney Pixar film “Brave.”
The Romanian brass band Fanfare Ciocarlia mixes Balkan music with jazz and movie themes and even a Steppenwolf song, and play it all with a fearsome velocity.