Canadian classical composer John Beckwith has a hit on his hands. It might have something to do with the fact that the piece of music is called "Blurred Lines." It shares a name with Robin Thicke's summer chart-topper.
The rules for performance these days are onerous in Iran. Women can't appear before male audiences. It's hard to remember that before the 1979 revolution, anyone could make music there. Including a gay academic.
Maracatu is a musical and performance style from the northeastern part of Brazil. It's experiencing a resurgence these days thanks in part to a collaboration between a Brazilian group and a Brooklyn-based band.
Olivier Libaux, one the founding members of the French cover band has remade songs by the California rock group, Queens of the Stone Age. Anchor Aaron Schachter speaks with Libaux about his latest album 'Uncovered Queens of the Stone Age.'
Fado is a musical style traditionally performed by women. But The World's Marco Werman introduces us to one an who embraces his role as "male fadisao" somewhat reluctantly and Portugal's António Zambujo has reasons for that.
Luz Elen Mendoza spent her summers among Mexicans immigrants and family members working the fields in the San Joaquin Valley. Those experiences helped form the songs she has written for her band Y La Bamba.