Global Hit

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. Subscribe to the podcast: RSS iTunes

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit: Lorenzo Jovanotti

Italy's Lorenzo Jovanotti used to dream of becoming his country's answer to the American rap group The Beastie Boys. Jovanotti's sound has changed over the years. His latest release is called Safari. The World's Marco Werman will tells us more.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit: Alan Lomax

Alan Lomax made an impressive career out of recording folk music all over the world; But few people heard the recordings that Lomax made in Haiti in the 1930's. This month they'll be released to the public for the first time. Ruxandra Guidi has the story.

Conflict & Justice

Group Doueh

Group Doueh is from a refugee camp in Algeria. The band has a powerful sound that counts Jimi Hendrix as an influence. The World's Marco Werman has more.

Arts, Culture & Media

Lhasa

We pay tribute to Lhasa de Sela. Lhasa established her musical career in Montreal and in 1997 her debut album ?La Llorona' won the Canadian Juno Award for Best Global Artist. The bluesy, rootsy voice of Lhasa was silenced on New Year's Day.

Arts, Culture & Media

Etelvina Maldonado

For our Global Hit today, we want to tell you about a woman who died this week, unknown to many here in the U.S. Etelvina Maldonado was 75. Even in her home of Colombia, Etelvina Maldonado was not a household name.

Arts, Culture & Media

Vado Fado

The World's Gerry Hadden checked out �open mic night� at a tourist bar in downtown Lisbon. Patrons took the stage to sing their versions of Fado.

Arts, Culture & Media

San Patricio

The San Patricio Battalion fought in the Mexican American War. The story of the San Patricio Battalion is the subject of a new CD. It's by The Chieftains featuring Ry Cooder. Marco Werman speaks to Paddy Moloney of The Chieftains and Ry Cooder.