Nigerian musician Tony Allen is not a young man anymore. But the former drummer for bandleader Fela Kuti is a fresh voice trying to draw attention to the horrific boat accidents that are killing thousands of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe.
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.
When Tamar Charney went to Iceland, she thought she had the perfect playlist for her trip. But when her rental car didn't have a jack for her MP3 photo, she had a problem. Fortunately, a local band came to the rescue.
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.