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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Geo answer and global hit - "Walking to Guant-namo"

For today's Geo Quiz we wanted to know how many miles it is from Guantanamo to Havana, Cuba. The answer is 500 miles. American Richard Fleming knows that personally. He walked from one end of Cuba to the other and chronicled the experience in his new book, "Walking to Guant-namo." Anchor Katy Clark speaks with him. And for our Global Hit we feature the music of the late Cuban musician Polo Montañez.

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For today's Global hit we meet singer-songwriter Beth Rowley. The tunes on Beth Rowley's just released CD "Little Dreamer" run from jazzy torch songs to rock. The World's Marco Werman has more.

Global Hit and Geo Answer

The answer to our Geo Quiz is the Russian port city of Vladivostok. It's also the city that the rock/pop group Mumiy Troll calls home. Anchor Marco Werman speaks to the band's leader, Ilya Laguentko.

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The World's Laura Lynch profiles pop singer Henry Olonga. He's a former cricket star from Zimbabwe, but a single act of defiance against the government there ended his career and sent him into exile in London. Now he's fighting back with music.

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Anchor Marco Werman speaks to musician Fareed Haque about his latest endeavor -- the Flat Earth Ensemble. The band's name was inspired by a recent book by New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman.