performing arts

Arts, Culture & Media

Ben Frost

We end today taking you on a musical voyage between two cities, two cities that are as almost as distant as you can get from each other. For Ben Frost, these would be his two homes of Melbourne, Australia and Reykjavik, Iceland.

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.

Conflict & Justice

Boukman Eksperyans

The Haitian roots rock band Boukman Eksperyans has been around for 30 years. They've lived through dictatorships, uprisings, and coups and the earthquake. Reporter Amy Bracken caught up with the band's leaders at home on the edge of Port-au-Prince.

Arts, Culture & Media

Ukulele festival

Thousands of people turned out to attend the 40th annual Ukulele Festival in Hawaii. The instrument has seen a resurgence thanks in part to musician Jake Shimabukuro. Reporter Heidi Chang attended the festival. She spoke to Shimabukuro.

Conflict & Justice

Balochi separatist music

There is another, different guerilla war being waged in Pakistan. Baloch separatists say their community has been excluded and oppressed by Islamabad for over sixty years. The World's Fahad Desmukh reports the battle is being fought by musicians as well.

Arts, Culture & Media

Cuban pianist Chucho Valdes

For today's Global Hit, the story behind a song. Cuban pianist Chucho Valdes' celebrates the connection he feels between Cuba and New Orleans with his composition ?New Orleans', one of the tracks on his new recording ?Chucho's Steps'.

Arts, Culture & Media

The D

For the weekend Global Hit, The World's Adeline Sire tells us about a French band that likes to think outside the French box. The name of the band is �The DØ? � it stands for Dan and Olivia, Dan Levy and Olivia Merilahti, who make up the band.