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.'
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks to musician Diego Garcia. He is the former front man for the indie punk band "Elefant." But on his just-released first solo album "Laura," he switches gears and explores his Latin roots.
The World's Marco Werman was in Senegal last month covering the country's first round of elections. While there, he had the chance to speak to the father of Senegalese musician and one-time candidate Youssou N'dour.