Arts, Culture & Media

The Best of Global Hit

Marco Werman goes back over a year's worth of Global Hits from "The World" and gives us his picks of the best. Of the nine recordings chosen, three are from Nigeria, three are from the U.S. Four of the nine artists are women.

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These tracks represent some of the mot popular music featured in 2008.

Buika
Artist: Buika
Album: Nina de Fuego
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Yael Naim
Artist: Yael Naim
Album: Yael Naim
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Seun Kuti
Artist: Nigeria Special
Album: Nigeria Special: Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds, & Nigerian Blues, 1970-76
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Nomo
Artist: Nomo
Album: Ghost Rock
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Vampire Weekend
Artist: Vampire Weekend
Album: Vampire Weekend
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Ben Sollee
Artist: Ben Sollee
Album: Learning to Bend
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Natacha Atlas
Artist: Natacha Atlas
Album: Ana Hina
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Asa
Artist: Asa
Album: Asa
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PRI's "The World" is a one-hour, weekday radio news magazine offering a mix of news, features, interviews, and music from around the globe. "The World" is a co-production of the BBC World Service, PRI and WGBH Boston.

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