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

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Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks to Irish flutist Sir James Galway and Cuban pianist Jorge Martinez. Martinez fronts the band Tiempo Libre. Sir James and Martinez's band have recorded a new album that mixes classical jazz with Latin rhythms.

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Kenyan musician Samba Mapangala performs tonight at the Kenyan Embassy gala in Washington. The World's Marco Werman tells us how his performance is a symbol of the new relationship between the African continent and the US under Barack Obama.

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The Sway Machinery is the latest "supergroup" to emerge on the indie music scene. Anchor Lisa Mullins tells us about the group, which recorded its debut album in Montreal.

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Today's Global Hit features a 14-piece music band named Chopteeth. Most members hail from the Washington, DC area. But the band's sound has a distinct West African feel. Anchor Lisa Mullins tells us why.

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The World's Marco Werman reports on how some Bedouin musicians found some military debris in the desert from the 1967 Six Day War, and transformed the trash into percussion instruments for their band, the Bedouin Jerry Can Band.

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Geo answer and Global Hit

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is central Java, in Indonesia. That's the location of the city that locals call Solo, officially known as Surakarta. In New York, the Indonesian consulate is holding classes in gamelan music. Alex Gallafent paid a visit.