From Iran to Indonesia, it seems many countries have their own "Bob Dylan." The comparisons seem to fit any singer-songwriter who strums a guitar. Anchor Marco Werman tells us about James Maddock, a UK musician who now lives in New York's East Village.
Apart from his role as Tony Soprano, actor James Gandolfini also made his mark through "Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq," a documentary about injured Iraq war veterans adapting to life back here in the US.
Mali is recovering from a conflict in the north where Islamic extremists had taken over and imposed sharia law. That included a ban on music. The Islamists are gone and the ban on music was lifted, but that doesn't mean musicians there are doing well.
SÃ£o Paulo-based rapper Kleber Gomes is known throughout Brazil simply as Criolo. He started from humble beginnings, but these days he's making hip-hop that's reaching a whole generation of young Brazilians.
For today's European DJ pick, Marius Asp tells us about the fourth release from the Norwegian trio Splashgirl. He describes their music as a bit of drone jazz, doomy metal with a bit of folk and classical mixed in as well.
Lonny Shavelson reports on one man's efforts to bring a cultural tradition from rural India alive in California. Devendra Sharma helps Indian professionals working in the San Francisco Bay area perform an Indian folk opera known as Nautanki.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with South African actor and political satirist, Pieter-Dirk Uys who is touring the United States with his new one-man show, "Elections and Erections - A Chronicle of Fear and Fun."
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Benson Lee, director of a new documentary called "Planet B-Boy: Breakdancing has Evolved." The film documents the global expansion of breakdancing -- including an annual hip-hop competition called "The Battle of the Year."