Weird Al wanted to be in a band, but his accordion turned off his teenage friends. So, instead, he became a musician of a different sort, parodying hits by other artists. In 30 years, he's only become more popular. And now he's taking his skill and applying it to writing children's books.
Seun Kuti is leader of his band, Egypt 80 -- their new CD, called "Seun Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80," is Seun's first collection of original songs.
Abraham Incorporated features the best of klezmer -- clarinet virtuoso David Krakauer -- and the best of funk -- James Brown alum Fred Wesley -- plus a wacky rapper from Montreal named "DJ So-called." Anchor Marco Werman has the story.
For today's Global Hit, drummer Steve Reid explains how his legendary career has taken him from Motown to Africa. Steve Reid's latest album is called Daxaar ... after the city in Senegal where he recorded the CD.
Steve Reid is a extraordinarily versatile drummer who has performed with some of the most legendary musicians of the 20th century - James Brown, Miles Davis, Sun Ra, Ornette Coleman, Fela Kuti, and Jimi Hendrix.