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.
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