The version of Jefferson Airplane's classic psychedelic tune "White Rabbit" gets a new set of Arabic lyrics in the Oscar-nominated film "American Hustle." It's performed by a young Lebanese singer name Mayssa Karaa.
During the US-Vietnam war, North Vietnam's government only allowed music that encouraged people to fight for the nation. And bluesy love songs were associated with South Vietnam and Americans. That's how a young musician ended up spending a decade in prison.
Sunday night at the Grammys, Daft Punk was at the center of everything. The French musical duo, made mainstream by its summer hit Get Lucky, took home four Grammys, more than any French music group before it.
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.
The Beat Making Lab team has a challenge. They're looking for musicians around the world to take a couple of sounds and spin them into an Azonto piece. And they're giving away prizes for the best submissions.
Samy Ben Redjeb is a former flight attendant in Frankfurt who spent years flying to African countries, collecting music. That collection forms the basis of his record label, Analog Africa. His latest compilation CD is "Afrobeat Airways 2."