One of Liberia's most popular hip-hop stations is taking its young audience and the Ebola crisis seriously. Hott FM is quickly becoming Monrovia's best source for 24/7 Ebola coverage — through both news updates and the hottest songs. Have a listen.
Bluegrass covers of pop and rock music abound abound. But none have quite the back story of The Henhouse Prowlers' version of "Chop My Money,"a cover of a Nigerian hip-hop mega-hit that created a frenzy in the country when the band toured there this summer.
British singer Kate Bush opened her 22-concert residency at the Hammersmith Apollo in London on Tuesday night. It's her return to the stage after a 35 year absence, and fans from around the globe — including The World's show director — will come to London to catch a show.
At 40, Rufus Wainwright is a solo artist, an opera composer and a survivor of legendary and very public familial dysfunction. Now he's released a new album of his best-known songs and is hard at work on a second opera — not to mention navigating fatherhood.
Every August, patrons flock to The Elvis Inn to celebrate the life of Elvis Presley. This year, with attention focused on the war between Israel and Hamas, organizers wondered whether anyone would show up. But come they did.
A blind 10-year-old boy from Quebec named Félix has become a YouTube sensation for his take on a B.B. King classic. And counselors at his summer camp for blind children say he's helping inspire other kids to have more confidence in themselves.
There are a number of amateur and semi-professional Christian/Gospel rock bands in Pakistan. Among them is Hallelujah, which has parlayed its mix of rock and Christian themes into a little bit of mainstream attention.
Folk music was popular in the 1970s in Uruguay, but has been on the wane for decades. Now three singers are re-imagining it and making it cool. And they're bringing their tunes to the popular SXSW music festival.
Famed Renaissance artist Leonardo Da Vinci detailed a design for a new instrument in his Codex Altanticus. But it never moved beyond his sketchbook. Now, more than 500 years later Polish pianist Slawomir Zubrzycki has built and played the inventor's viola organista.
Vieux Farka Touré of Mali helped produce the music that accompanied the World Cup in 2010. His latest album, 'Mon Pays' (My Country), dropped earlier this year and he stopped by The World recently to perform 'Ay Bakoy,' the last track.
If Genghis Khan, founder of the Mongol empire and fearsome military leader, were alive today, what kind of tunes would he be listening to? A couple of Beijing-based Mongolian musicians say it would be their band playing Mongolian folk metal.