Musician Anthony Joseph grew up on the Caribbean island of Trinidad, where he began writing poetry at the age of 10. But it was only after moving to London at the age of 22 that he started setting his words to music.
Mark Schneider has been obsessed with Napoleon since he was a kid. Now, he's in the running to play the famous French general at the 200th anniversary re-enactment of the Battle of Waterloo in Belgium.
"Matilda," now a Broadway hit, has a cast full of Americans doing British accents. We usually think of actors as carrying off the best fake accents. But others do it, sometimes with great success. What's the secret?
This month the ancient port city of Zanzibar in Tanzania, has been mourning the death of one of its great musical stars. No one knows exactly how old the singer and drummer Bi Kidude was when she died but she left a unique musical legacy.
Hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans illegally cross the border into South Africa searching for a better future. But they don't always find one. Many wind up homeless and jobless. Reporter Eva Gilliam introduces us to one Zimbabwean man who's written a play about his experience.
For today's Geo Quiz, we're looking for a Japanese island known for its performing arts. The answer is Sado Island. The drumming group, Kodo, hails from this island. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with the group's manager, Jun Akimoto for today's Global Hit.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Palermo, a neighborhood in Argentina's capital city, Buenas Aires. Palermo is known for its bohemian cafes and hyper-active nightlife. It's also the birthplace of a high-tech dance party movement, known as "zizek. Zizek's musical foundation is cumbia, a rhythm originally from Colombia. Reporter Corey Takahashi has today's Global Hit.
Playwright Lynn Nottage has won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play "Ruined." The World's Marco Werman speaks with Nottage about the play's difficult subject matter: the rape of two women in war-torn the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Lone Bech, spokeswoman for the Admiral Palast theater in Berlin, Germany. Next month, the theater will stage a production of the Mel Brooks musical "The Producers." It will be the first time the musical -- which pokes fun at Hitler and Nazi Germany -- will be staged in Germany itself.