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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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.
Despite a career that goes back more than six decades, British singer Petula Clark still has it. With such a long career, one would think that hopping on a bus, traveling across the US, would be old hat by now. But Petula Clark is in the midst of her first tour of the US.
Algodón Egipcio’s “La Estrella Irregular” is an electronic-pop lullaby that explores a medley of dreamy, bright and chopping tropical sounds. But the song also gives a poetic and experienced perspective on the ongoing crisis in Venezuela.
Telmary Díaz is a rapper from Havana. She's doing a few gigs here in the US at the moment, but her story of getting here was not pretty. Sonic mysteries at the US embassy meant the consular officers weren't there to offer visas. She almost didn't make it
This week is one of the most heavily traveled weeks of the year. Authors of a new book about midcentury album covers take us on a trip around the globe (Europe, Cuba and Egypt) by way of music and albums from the 1950s.