'O Que Ã¨ Que a Bahiana Tem' was recorded by Carmen Miranda in 1939. Dori Caymmi, the son of the songwriter and biographer Martha Gil-Montero explain how the song brought Brazilian music to the global marketplace; with unforeseen consequences for Miranda.
Anne Smedinghoff, the 25-year-old American diplomat killed by a bomb while delivering textbooks to children in Afghanistan, was also involved in promoting a recent Afghan youth orchestra trip to the United States.
A documentary tells the story of National Wake, a South African punk band that challenged the country's apartheid divisions in the 1970's. Unfortunately, the group didn't last very long, as reporter Mirissa Neff tells us.
One of the hits of Rio de Janeiro's carnaval this year was Bloco do Sargento Pimenta, a samba tribute band dedicated to the music of The Beatles. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with one of the band's singers, Leandro Donne.
Three bands from Cuba are performing at South by Southwest tonight. Organizers of the festival faced challenges getting them into the country and convincing others that Cuba's musical outreach is more than just rumba and son.
The World's Laura Lynch takes us to a pub in Dublin, Ireland, that's gone back to basics. Gone are the pool tables, televisions, and speakers turned up too loud. Patrons instead can enjoy their favorite brew with some old-fashioned entertainment -- local musicians playing traditional music.
Anchor Marco Werman introduces us to the music of Mamer from Xinjiang province in northwestern China. Mamer plays China-grass, which like American bluegrass music, has ancient roots and homespun appeal
The World's Marco Werman reports on how some Bedouin musicians found some military debris in the desert from the 1967 Six Day War, and transformed the trash into percussion instruments for their band, the Bedouin Jerry Can Band.
The legacy of Marcel Marceau is on auction in Paris. Hundreds of items once owned by the legendary French mime are being sold by his family to pay off debts he accumulated before his death in 2007. Genevieve Oger reports from Paris.
For our Geo Quiz, we asked you to name one of the official residences of the British royal family. The answer is Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England. It's also the setting for Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor. The World's Laura Lynch reports.