We love music at The World — and this week's music was no exception. From Sudanese retro-pop, to a Nigerian musican who never talked to us, give a listen to some of what we loved this week.
Sudanese-born singer Alsarah
The music Alsarah and The Nubatones make combines some of the retro-pop from Sudan's Nubia region and Arabic influences from her time spent in Morocco — two different parts of Africa that Alsarah and The Nubatones have woven skillfully together.
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A song recommendation for Obama's Spotify playlist
President Barack Obama's musical tastes were often spot-on and he usually shared his playlists. Now that his term is at an end, Marco Werman suggests a new tune Obama can add and listen to in his spare time.
Also, airing this week
Noura Mint Seymali is a singer from Mauritania who wants to make sure women, especially women in Africa, get their yearly breast cancer screenings.
Seymali helps to raise awareness through a song. You can learn more here.
Trumpet virtuoso Wynton Marsalis would have performed for Trump's inauguration if he'd been asked. Marsalis tells host Marco Werman that although he grew up in the civil rights movement, he won't protest the new administration, because it hasn't taken action yet.