World World music and features from NPR news, NPR cultural programs, and NPR Music stations.

World

Clockwise from upper left: Tacocat, And The Kids, Bethlehem Steel, John Congleton, Edith Crash Courtesy of the artists hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artists

SXSW 2016 Wrap-Up: Our Favorite Discoveries And Memorable Moments

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/470452487/471585792" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

When Cuban singer Dayme Arocena performed at SXSW, "everybody in the place fell in love with her," says NPR Music's Felix Contreras. Casey Moore/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Casey Moore/Courtesy of the artist

At South By Southwest, The Sounds Of Cuba Come To Texas

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/471297354/471316446" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Clockwise from upper left: Dirty Dishes, The Overcoats, Gallant, Billie Marten, KAO=S Courtesy of the artists hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artists

SXSW 2016 Music Preview

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/470092303/470371823" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Chimurenga Renaissance Kelly O./Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Kelly O./Courtesy of the artist

11Girlz With Gunz

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/468293986/468303429" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Buy Featured Music

    Song
    Girlz With Gunz
    Album
    Girlz with Gunz
    Artist
    Chimurenga Renaissance
    Label
    Glitterbeat
    Released
    2016

    Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Man Recordings founder Daniel Haaksman mixed our inaugural Guest Dose. Stefan Korte/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Stefan Korte/Courtesy of the artist

Guest Dose: Daniel Haaksman

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/469076941/469975923" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

An antique image of Vlach musicians in northwestern Greece playing a graveside mirologia, or dirge. Courtesy of Long Gone Sounds/Third Man Records hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of Long Gone Sounds/Third Man Records

11Eseis Padia Vlahopoila

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/466462113/466462540" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Buy Featured Music

    Song
    Eseis Padia Vlahopoila
    Album
    Why The Mountains Are Black
    Artist
    Christos Baniakas
    Label
    Third Man Records
    Released
    2016

    Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Rokia Traoré's new album is called Né So. Danny Willems/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Danny Willems/Courtesy of the artist

Rokia Traoré's Commitment To Her Culture

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/466463307/466648927" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Marc Cerrone Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artist

012nd Chance (feat. Tony Allen)

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/465742072/465743329" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Buy Featured Music

    Song
    2nd Chance (feat. Tony Allen)
    Album
    Afro EP
    Artist
    Cerrone
    Label
    Malligator
    Released
    2016

    Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?