A spotlight on international musical artists and trends. Created by host Marco Werman, the Global Hit features interviews with musicians, critics and deejays around the globe. Subscribe to the podcast: RSS| iTunes
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On Sunday, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia started allowing women to drive for the first time. The World, along with some talented young musicians from Boston's Berklee College of Music, came up with a commemorative song for the occasion: an Arabic version of The Beatles' "Drive My Car."
James Hunter loves soul and he's been a fan of the genre for a long time. He admits a lot of musicians in the UK try to emulate it, but the "results are mixed at best, I suppose." Hunter tells us who his favorite soul artists and picks a couple of tracks from his new album.
Cedric Watson is known for playing Cajun, Creole and zydeco music on his violin. He's from Lafayette, Louisiana. Watson appears on the new album by Malian guitarist Boubacar Traoré.
And through that collaboration, Cedric Watson has been able to find where the music from Louisiana and Mali meet.
Adam Sobolewski is the drummer for Polish punk band Hańba! The band sets music to lyrics by anti-fascist poets of the 1920s and '30s. The content is eerily prophetic. For example, there's a tune about radio-controlled empty planes.