Italian rocker Zucchero is known for his Mediterranean take on the blues. But on his latest album, he adds another ingredient: Cuban percussion. Zucchero recorded "La SesiÃ²n Cubana" in Havana with a group of Cuban musicians.
Russia's dissident punk band Pussy Riot has released a new protest video criticizing big oil companies and President Putin. Marco Werman speaks with journalist Masha Gessen, who recently spent four hours visiting a leading member of the group in prison.
Geo Quiz: We're looking for a statue of the late Michael Jackson that sits outside a soccer stadium in England. The team was recently sold and locals want the statue removed. The old owner says the statue must stay. Where is the statue located?
Germany's southern region of Bavaria is known more for its oompah bands than for dance music. But one local brass band is finding the funk in their old-style Bavarian roots. Reporter Valerie Hamilton introduces us to LaBrassBanda.
Two well-known musicians in their respective countries have a new CD out - American guitarist Bill Frisell and Brazilian singer-songwriter Vinicius Cantuaria. Betto Arcos tells us about their recent collaboration.