Buraka Som Sistema has been creating a unique take on Angolan kuduro music. The group's sound initially struck a chord with Lisbon's young clubgoers, and ever since they've been heating up dance floors around the globe. Reporter Mirissa Neff has more.
One of the hits of Rio de Janeiro's carnaval this year was Bloco do Sargento Pimenta, a samba tribute band dedicated to the music of The Beatles. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with one of the band's singers, Leandro Donne.
23-year-old Cécile McLorin Salvant grew into a jazz singer only by leaving the US and heading to France. The singer has since won acclaim from her peers in the jazz world. In 2010 she won the Thelonious Monk competition in Washington DC.
Miguel Castillo left Chile when Augusto Pinochet seized power in Chile. Castillo lived in exile for 13 years. Now back in Santiago, he dedicates himself to music, and to a remarkable collection of arcane keyboard instruments.
Spanish musician Alejandro Sanz has won more Grammy awards than any other Spanish-language singer. His sales top more than 20 million albums. He now lives in Miami and he's hoping to gain more awards, sales and acclaim.