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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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.

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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.

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The World's Laura Lynch takes us to a pub in Dublin, Ireland, that's gone back to basics. Gone are the pool tables, televisions, and speakers turned up too loud. Patrons instead can enjoy their favorite brew with some old-fashioned entertainment -- local musicians playing traditional music.

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The Library of Congress has chosen twenty-five historic recordings to its collection. Among them are a speech by Winston Churchill and The Who's My Generation. We find out more from Matthew Barton, Curator of Recorded Sound at the Library of Congress.

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For today's Global Hit, we hear from Emmanuel Gardiner, whose family left Liberia for the United States after a coup in 1980. Among his most treasured possessions was Michael Jackson's album ?Off the Wall.?