World Music

The Ukrainian band DakhaBrakha is touring the U.S. “It's very important for us to play a lot because Ukraine can disappear from the newspaper,” says member Marko Halanevych.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Arooj Aftab is nominated for Best New Artist at this year’s Grammys. She sings in mostly Urdu, and her work is inspired by an ancient form of Islamic poetry.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Breakout rapper Danzal Baker, a.k.a.

Global Beat: Australia finale: Hip-hop luminary Baker Boy breaks down Aussie sound

Breakout rapper Danzal Baker, a.k.a.

from KCRW’s Global Beat

For this penultimate episode of Global Beat Australia, we serve up serious reggae vibes, indie pop gems, and round out the whole affair with a dose of Americana as filtered through…

Global Beat Australia becomes eclectic: Indigenous rhythms, indie pop, and pub rock-tinged Americana

For this penultimate episode of Global Beat Australia, we serve up serious reggae vibes, indie pop gems, and round out the whole affair with a dose of Americana as filtered through…

from KCRW’s Global Beat

This week we’re featuring new work from some familiar names (especially if you’re a fan of Australian legacy artists).

Global Beat Australia: The Church’s Steve Kilbey, Via Tania, and Even

This week we’re featuring new work from some familiar names (especially if you’re a fan of Australian legacy artists).

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Newly minted LA Opera conductor Lina González-Granados often works with young singers outside of performance halls and says the LA Opera does a good job of bringing music to other…

LA Opera’s new Latina conductor wants to make classical arts more accessible

Newly minted LA Opera conductor Lina González-Granados often works with young singers outside of performance halls and says the LA Opera does a good job of bringing music to other…

from KCRW Features

For our first episode of 2022, we’re doubling our usual offerings with a best-of selection from the series, including Hector Morlet, Telenova, Miiesha, and more.

Best of Global Beat Australia: Six new tracks from GBA standouts

For our first episode of 2022, we’re doubling our usual offerings with a best-of selection from the series, including Hector Morlet, Telenova, Miiesha, and more.

from KCRW’s Global Beat

Arooj Aftab is nominated for Best New Artist at this year’s Grammys. She sings in mostly Urdu, and her work is inspired by an ancient form of Islamic poetry.

Grammy nominee Arooj Aftab on the relentless way life gives you joy, sadness, love

Arooj Aftab is nominated for Best New Artist at this year’s Grammys. She sings in mostly Urdu, and her work is inspired by an ancient form of Islamic poetry.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“El Rey” (the king) of ranchera music Vicente Fernández died on Sunday at age 81. Nicknamed “Chente,” Fernández was known for his songs about longing, love, loss, and heartbreak.

Vicente Fernández: Remembering the Mexican ranchera music icon

“El Rey” (the king) of ranchera music Vicente Fernández died on Sunday at age 81. Nicknamed “Chente,” Fernández was known for his songs about longing, love, loss, and heartbreak.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

KCRW’s Global Beat is a new series highlighting emerging artists from around the world.

Global Beat Australia: Pristinely produced tunes to soundtrack your Thanksgiving

KCRW’s Global Beat is a new series highlighting emerging artists from around the world.

from KCRW’s Global Beat

KCRW DJ Raul Campos hosts along with Amrap Manager Andrew Khedoori for weekly Aussie artist spotlights.

Global Beat Australia: Ausecuma Beats, Khi'leb, and Mo’Ju are changing the cultural conversation

KCRW DJ Raul Campos hosts along with Amrap Manager Andrew Khedoori for weekly Aussie artist spotlights.

from KCRW’s Global Beat

KCRW DJ Raul Campos hosts along with Amrap Manager Andrew Khedoori for weekly Aussie artist spotlights. This week we’re featuring singular sounds spanning myriad genres.

Global Beat Australia: Emotional landscapes from Jaala, Harmony Byrne, and Sarah Elise Thompson

KCRW DJ Raul Campos hosts along with Amrap Manager Andrew Khedoori for weekly Aussie artist spotlights. This week we’re featuring singular sounds spanning myriad genres.

from KCRW’s Global Beat

KCRW’s Global Beat is a new series highlighting emerging artists from around the world.

Global Beat Australia: A wide range of hip-hop, Chinese classical mixed with Chinese techno, and it’s all straight out of Melbourne

KCRW’s Global Beat is a new series highlighting emerging artists from around the world.

from KCRW’s Global Beat

KCRW’s Global Beat is a new series highlighting emerging artists from around the world.

Global Beat Australia: Lush, romantic pop meets anthemic calls to action

KCRW’s Global Beat is a new series highlighting emerging artists from around the world.

from KCRW’s Global Beat

KCRW DJ Raul Campos hosts along with Amrap Manager Andrew Khedoori for weekly Aussie artist spotlights.

Global Beat Australia: A nod to Brian Wilson, endless summer vibes, and firecracker punk

KCRW DJ Raul Campos hosts along with Amrap Manager Andrew Khedoori for weekly Aussie artist spotlights.

from KCRW’s Global Beat

KCRW DJ Raul Campos hosts along with Amrap Manager Andrew Khedoori for weekly Aussie artist spotlights.

Global Beat Australia: Punjabi, Ghanian, and Egyptian sounds from the Aussie melting pot

KCRW DJ Raul Campos hosts along with Amrap Manager Andrew Khedoori for weekly Aussie artist spotlights.

from KCRW’s Global Beat

KCRW’s Global Beat is a new series highlighting emerging artists from around the world.

Global Beat Australia: Femmes for the win

KCRW’s Global Beat is a new series highlighting emerging artists from around the world.

from KCRW’s Global Beat

KCRW’s Global Beat is a new series highlighting emerging artists from around the world.

Global Beat Australia: Hard rock, transnational ennui, and a good morning to you

KCRW’s Global Beat is a new series highlighting emerging artists from around the world.

from KCRW’s Global Beat

Join host KCRW DJ Raul Campos along with Amrap Manager Andrew Khedoori for this week’s Aussie artist spotlights.

Global Beat Australia: Tropical funk, sublime breakbeat, and serious ear candy

Join host KCRW DJ Raul Campos along with Amrap Manager Andrew Khedoori for this week’s Aussie artist spotlights.

from KCRW’s Global Beat

KCRW DJ Raul Campos hosts along with Amrap Manager Andrew Khedoori for this week’s Aussie artist spotlights.

Global Beat Australia: Dark disco, ferocious guitars, and neo-folk from all over the continent

KCRW DJ Raul Campos hosts along with Amrap Manager Andrew Khedoori for this week’s Aussie artist spotlights.

from KCRW’s Global Beat