New CD releases highlight turning points in Caribbean, Middle Eastern, African, and NuYorican music.
American-born folk singer Grace has tapped a noncynical streak in her French audience.
The country has seen no major banks fail. Debt levels are low and foreclosures pale in comparison with those of the US.
Brazilian and Latin musicians, via San Francisco and Boston, join British electronica wizards, via India, to redefine global musical styles.
Latin reggae with a salsa tinge; Augustus Pablo's trance-inducing tunes; edgy, synthesized dance-hall grooves from British label Greensleeves; and more.
They just want the freedom to travel and access to the tech touchstones of their generation: iPods, Facebook, and text messages.
National Geographic's TV extravaganza 'Earth: The Biography,' a reggae songster's lyrical rhythms, a color-filled trip around the world, and more.
Decades after an Islamic revolution, an old-school cat returns to the capital, Khartoum, to start a jazz club.
Pajoma FM spins African music, reggae, hip-hop – and urges people to stay nonviolent in Nairobi's tumultuous Kibera slum.