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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Reporter Nguyen Qui Duc reflects on Barak Obama's election victory and the ending of the Vietnam era. And we close our program with a new arrangement of a traditional song from Vietnam. It's performed by jazz guitarist Nguyen Le and singer Huong Thanh.

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The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, a cavalry regiment of the British Army stationed in Iraq, recorded a bagpipe album last year. It sold an unexpected 300,000 copies. Now they've recorded a sequel, this time at the Basra airport under a tent.

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Pianist Eliane Elias was raised in Brazil amid the bossa nova craze of the 1960s. She made her career in the United States, but now revisits the music of her Brazilian youth in a new CD. The World's Ken Bader has today's Global Hit.

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Anchor Lisa Mullins meets Irish singer songwriter Lisa Hannigan. She grew up outside of Dublin, but her music was shaped by North American artists like Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and Nina Simone.

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Global Hit -- The Producers in Berlin

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Lone Bech, spokeswoman for the Admiral Palast theater in Berlin, Germany. Next month, the theater will stage a production of the Mel Brooks musical "The Producers." It will be the first time the musical -- which pokes fun at Hitler and Nazi Germany -- will be staged in Germany itself.