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

Oaxaca's creative musicians

The prolonged economic slump in the Mexican countryside requires alternative income to supplement subsistence farming. Some towns make handcrafts for niche markets, but one village in Oaxaca produces highly-skilled musicians. Shannon Young reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

Christian Lindberg

Christian Lindberg is a musician with both hands full. In one hand he holds a conductor's baton and in the other he plays a trombone. For today's Global Hit, The World's Gerry Hadden caught a recent performance of Lindberg's in Barcelona.

Global Politics

Rambo Amadeus

You might think authoritarian political regimes aren't very good for art. But Serbian rock star Rambo Amadeus says tyranny gives art purpose and energy. Now he says cultural life in Serbia has run out of steam. Matthew Brunwasser has today's global hit.

Arts, Culture & Media

The RockTigers

South Korea is a long way from Tennessee, where rockabilly got its start decades ago. But as Jason Strother reports from Seoul, there's at least one Korean band that's trying to get listeners swinging to the sounds of boogie-woogie and rhythm and blues.